What’s coming soon to STARZPLAY UK in August 2021?
James R | On 31, Jul 2021
As one of the smaller streaming platforms in the UK, STARZPLAY sometimes struggles when it comes to having a large enough library to compete with Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. 2021 has seen it stand out through the exclusive release of Stephen King’s The Stand and the second season of Pennyworth – and now, weekly episodes of Power Book III: Raising Kanan and Blindspotting. This month sees the debut of new exclusive series Heels, plus a wave of Lionsgate films from period drama to modern action.
This August STARZPLAY steps into the ring when the hotly anticipated original drama series ‘Heels’ premieres on 15 August. Transporting you to the competitive world of small-town pro wrestling the action packed series, starring Stephen Amell (‘Arrow’, ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’) and Alexander Ludwig (‘Vikings’, Bad Boys for Life) as rivalling brothers, explores a family dynamic that you wouldn’t want to get in the middle of.
Speaking of dysfunctional families, season one of the raw and hilarious ‘Blindspotting’ comes to a climactic finish on 8 August. Catch up on all the episodes so far on STARZPLAY, and get ready for what is set to be a chaotic and memorable end to this unique dramedy.
Party Down: Season 1 and 2 – 1st August
Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Ken Marino, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen and Lizzy Caplan star as the employees of Hollywood catering company “Party Down,” a group of struggling actors and dysfunctional dreamers waiting for their big breaks while stuck serving hors d’oeurves. But in a town where everything is possible, can the ultimate going nowhere job ever get them anywhere?
Boss: Season 1 and 2 – 1st August
Chicago Mayor Tom Kane knows what his city needs and isn’t afraid to use any means necessary – but when a degenerative brain disorder starts ripping away his personality, he can no longer trust his memory, allies, or even himself.
Howard’s End – 1st August
Margaret Schlegel is an intelligent, idealistic young woman who is courted by the older Henry Wilcox, a self-made conservative businessman, after his wife Ruth Wilcox dies unexpectedly and he becomes owner of Howards End. Meanwhile Margaret’s passionate and capricious younger sister Helen Schlegel takes up the cause of Leonard Bast a young bank clerk who falls on hard times at work and at home with his partner Jacky. In the absence of their late parents, the sisters’ loving but interfering Aunt Juley tries to keep the young ladies and their brother Tibby on the straight and narrow.
Olympus Has Fallen – 1st August
When unidentified aircraft is spotted approaching the White House, the Secret Service rush the President, his cabinet and visiting officials to the safety of the presidential bunker. But will this be sanctuary enough? As the Oval office and its environs sustain an aerial and ground attack, disgraced former U.S. Secret Service man, Mike Banning, thinks not.
xXx – 1st August
Xander Cage – extreme sports pro and maverick outlaw – goes to work for the government trying to stop an Eastern European villain who has dastardly plans.
xXx: State of the Union – 1st August
The Secretary of State and his private army are planning to take over the US government, and the latest XXX agent – Darius Stone – is called on to save the day.
Heels: Season 1 – 15th August
Heels is a story about the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small-town pro wrestling. Set in a close-knit Georgia community, it follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals, Jack Spade and Ace Spade, war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy, and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel. But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to — or hard to leave behind. Episodes arrive on Sundays.
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