What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW TV in May 2019?
Staff Reporter | On 02, May 2019Reading time: 5 mins
With Game of Thrones gobbling up every inch of excitement among TV fans, you’d be forgiven for thinking Sky and HBO would rest on their laurels this month, but the pair are already unleashing their latest joint effort: miniseries Chernobyl, starring Jared Harris and Emily Watson. That joins a double-bill of returning series from FOX UK and the second season of Sky original Riviera – not to mention weekly episodes of Veep, Arrow, Supergirl and The Flash.
Don’t have Sky? You can stream all of the above live and on-demand through NOW TV, Sky’s contract-free VOD service, which costs £8.99 a month for an Entertainment Pass. For more information, click here.
Sky Cinema, meanwhile, isn’t leaving the spectacle just to dragons, with the high-profile exclusive release of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile, starring Zac Efron, kicking off the month. It’s followed by Statham-versus-shark adventure The Meg, action thriller Upgrade, the jaw-dropping Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and Spike Lee’s Oscar-winning BlacKkKlansman.
Again, if you don’t have Sky, you can stream all of Sky Cinema live and on-demand through NOW TV, for £11.99 a month. For more information on that, click here. For sports, you can also sign up to NOW TV’s Sky Sports Pass on a contract-free basis. For more information, click here.
Here’s your guide to what’s coming soon in May 2019:
There’s Something About Movies: Season 1 (Sky One, 8pm) – 2nd May
Alan Carr hosts a blockbusting panel show all about films, which tests some of the UK’s favourite actors and comics on their film trivia.
Chernobyl (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) – 7th May
Chronicling the real-life events of one of the worst man-made disasters in history, Chernobyl sees Mad Men’s Jared Harris team up with Red Dragon’s Emily Watson in a race to get to the bottom of the tragic incident. The miniseries will follow the disaster from the very beginning, the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster and the community caught up in between.
Deep State: Season 2 (FOX UK, 9pm) – 9th May
Espionage drama Deep State is back for another dive into the murky and political world of the deep state. The new season introduces newcomer Walton Goggins as ex-CIA agent Nathan Miller alongside returning cast members Joe Dempsie (Harry Clark) and Karima McAdams (Leyla Toumi).
SMILF: Season 2 (Sky Atlantic, 10.45pm) – 15th May
Showtime may have cancelled the series, but it’s still worth catching up with Frankie Shaw’s semi-autobiographical comedy about a smart, scrappy, young single mom trying to navigate life in South Boston with an extremely unconventional family.
Brockmire: Season 3 (FOX UK, 11pm) – 16th May
Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet star in FOX’s comedy about a major league baseball announcer.
Riviera: Season 2 – 23rd May
Julia Stiles’ Georgina Clios returns for a second round of intrigue and luxury in the French Riviera, where tensions are mounting following the explosive end to the first season. This time around, Georgina meets her match with the Eltham family who will descend upon the Cote D’Azur with their own tangled web of lies and secrets. New cast members Poppy Delevingne, Juliet Stevenson and Jack Fox bring an extra level of glamour to the sunny south of France.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile – 3rd May
Available exclusively on Sky Cinema and NOW TV, the highly anticipated Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile sees Zac Efron as the notorious real life serial killer Ted Bundy who was handed the death penalty after killing more than 30 women in the 1970s.
The Meg – 10th May
Diver Jason Statham comes face-to-face with a giant prehistoric shark when he’s called upon to rescue the crew of a deep-sea sub. Action-horror thrills with Rainn Wilson and Li Bingbing.
BlacKkKlansman – 17th May
Oscar award-winning true-life crime comedy about a black detective out to make a name for himself in 70s Colorado – by infiltrating and exposing the Ku Klux Klan, from director Spike Lee.
Upgrade – 18th May
Widowed quadriplegic car mechanic Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) is offered the chance to restore his mobility courtesy of “STEM”, a computer chip that can give him full control of his body. However, it can also give him superhuman strength – a handy quality when you’re seeking the lowlifes who put you in a wheelchair and murdered your wife.
Mission Impossible: Fallout – 24th May
When a mission goes wrong Tom Cruise and his IMF team find themselves in a race against time in this spy thriller co-starring Henry Cavill.
Monsters and Men – 26th May
Security guard Manny Ortega (Anthony Ramos) has the misfortune of witnessing a white police officer cold-bloodedly gun down a street hustler in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood, He’s now facing a dilemma – release the phone video and bring unwanted exposure to himself and his family,..or conceal the footage and let the rogue cop off the hook?
Searching – 31st May
Recently-widowed dad David (John Cho) faces another wrenching emotional ordeal when his 16-year-old high school student daughter Margot (Michelle La) goes missing. He frantically flits from one social media platform to another in a desperate search…and slowly realises – since the death of her mom – she’s been leading a double life. Debra Messing plays a police missing person specialist.
Other titles coming soon to Sky Cinema and NOW TV in May 2019:
The Hidden Soldier
The Party Crasher
A Moment in the Reeds
The Clovehitch Killer
Most Likely To Murder
I Can Only Imagine
Luis and the Aliens
Scorpion King: Book of Souls
Unbroken: Path to Redemption