What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW TV in September 2018?
James R | On 31, Aug 2018
The Deuce returns to Sky Atlantic this September, heading up a month of intrigue and alarm. The intrigue comes courtesy of Patrick Dempsey’s new thriller, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, and the arrival of Hulu’s time-travelling comedy, Future Man. The alarm? That would be the much-anticipated, highly secretive American Horror Story: Apocalypse.
Don’t have Sky? You can stream all of the above live and on-demand through NOW, Sky’s contract-free VOD service, which costs £8.99 a month for an Entertainment Membership. For more information, click here.
Sky Cinema, meanwhile, is seeing in autumn with the Murder on the Orient Express rolling into town, and the premiere of frosty thriller All the Money in the World – balanced out by the warmth of The Battle of the Sexes.
Again, if you don’t have Sky, you can stream all of Sky Cinema live and on-demand through NOW, for £11.99 a month. For more information on that, click here. For F1 and other sports, you can also sign up to NOW’s Sky Sports Pass on a contract-free basis. For more information, click here.
Here’s your guide to what’s coming soon in September 2018:
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (Sky Witness) – 4th September
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and based on the Swiss novel by Joël Dicker, this new series follows a young writer who visits the home of Harry Quebert to gain inspiration, however he instead finds out that Harry has been accused of murder. Starring Patrick Dempsey, Ben Schnetzer, Damon Wayans Jr., and Virginia Madsen.
Future Man (SyFy UK) – 10th September
Hulu’s time-travelling comedy follows an underachieving janitor who is called upon to save the world. Starring Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, Ed Begley, Jr. and Glenne Headly, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on board as the show’s executive producers.
The Deuce: Season 2 (Sky Atlantic) – 11th September
Starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce follows the story of the legalisation and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early 70s through the mid-80s.
A Discovery of Witches (Sky One) – 14th September
Based on the novel of the same name, the first in the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches tells the story of Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer), a historian and reluctant witch who accesses a bewitched manuscript and sets out to solve its mystery. Despite a long-held mistrust between witches and vampires, Diana forms a friendship with a vampire Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode).
Sick Of It (Sky One) – 27th September
Introducing the comedy-drama television series created and written by Karl Pilkington and Richard Yee. Karl Pilkington stars as both lead characters, playing his namesake Karl, and the voice inside his head that takes the form of his Doppelgänger.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse / Season 8 (FOX UK) – 27th September
Acting legend Joan Collins is set to appear in the much-anticipated crossover series, alongside returning cast members Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, Adina Porter, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd and singer Stevie Nicks.
The Good Doctor: Season 1 – 7th September
Ahead of the show’s return in October, all of Season 1 of The Good Doctor is available on NOW to ensure you’re all caught up in time for another fantastic season. The show follows Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) as he relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the scepticism of his colleagues.
Final Score – 7th September
Directed by Scott Mann and written by David T. Lynch and Keith Lynch, this Sky Original action film focuses on Michael Knox (played by Dave Bautista) an ex-soldier who must use all his military skills to save the 35,000 capacity crowd at a major sporting event, one of which is the daughter of his fallen comrade, when the stadium is suddenly seized by a group of heavily armed criminals.
The Disaster Artist – 8th September
The story of The Room – the “Citizen Kane of bad movies” – is told by the brothers Franco. Aspiring actor Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) befriends the eccentric Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) and the two travel to Hollywood. However, when Tinseltown rejects them, Tommy decides to write, direct, produce and star in their own movie.
Murder on the Orient Express – 14th September
Kenneth Branagh brandishes a splendid moustache to play crack Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in his own adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic, train-set 1934 whodunnit. When a passenger is murdered in his compartment aboard the Simplon-Istanbul Express, Poirot has to work out who did the dirty deed on the snow drift-stalled train. An all-star cast of suspects ranges from Michelle Pfeiffer’s widow to Judi Dench’s imperious princess.
All the Money in the World – 28th September
Directed by Ridley Scott and written by David Scarpa, this crime thriller tells the story of ageing oil tycoon J. Paul Getty as he refuses to play ball when his teenage grandson is kidnapped and held for ransom. The film stars Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, and Romain Duris.
Battle of the Sexes – 30th September
Based on one of the most watched tennis matches of all time, Battle of the Sexes follows the true story of women’s tennis star Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) who is challenged to an exhibition match by former male champion Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).
Other movies coming soon to Sky Cinema and NOW in September 2018:
The Little Hours
Guardians of the Tomb
The Ballad of Lefty Brown
Psych: The Movie
Never Steady, Never Still
My Friend Dahmer
Affairs of State
Wings of Eagles
Modern Life Is Rubbish
Daddy’s Home 2
A Fantastic Woman