What’s leaving Sky and NOW TV in April / May 2017?
James R | On 22, Apr 2017
With no Game of Thrones until the summer, your spring TV schedule may be seeming a little empty. But now’s the time to fill those nights with The Walking Dead, Legion, High Maintenance and other TV box sets before they disappear from Sky and NOW.
For Sky Cinema fans, Sky’s Fast & Furious channel will sadly be departing in the coming weeks, which means you’ve only got a few days to binge all of Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel’s outings behind the wheel in a row.
Whether you’re a Sky Box Sets user, a Sky Cinema streamer or a NOW subscriber, this is your last chance to stream the following:
Click here to see what movies are leaving soon.
High Maintenance S1 – 22nd April
High Maintenance, the wonderful web series about a pot dealer on his rounds, gets six full half-hour episodes courtesy of HBO, continuing to portray a compelling tableau of human lives in Brooklyn.
The Legacy S1 (2nd May) – 23rd April
This acclaimed Danish drama follows four siblings who are torn over the family inheritance.
Legion S1 – 29th April
David Haller, a.k.a. Legion, is a haunted man with power beyond comprehension. His power does not come free, but at the steep cost of David’s mind. Plagued by numerous split personalities – each commanding a different aspect of his power – David is trying to find his way back to sanity. But he’s getting tired and about to give up, until he meets the girl of his dreams…
Adam Buxton’s Bug S1 – 30th April
If you’ve never seen Adam Buxton reading out comments from YouTube, or if you just like music videos, welcome to your new favourite seres.
The Muppets S1 – 1st May
The mockumentary reboot of The Muppets, which documents the ups and downs of the Muppets as they prepare to reunite for a new TV series, has since been cancelled by ABC, but there are still laughs to be found in this uneven first season.
11.22.63 – 2nd May
This nine-hour thriller based on the Stephen King novel stars James Franco as Jake Epping, a teacher who wants to make a difference with his life – an urge that, thanks to persuasion of his friend Al Templeton (played by Chris Cooper), leads him to travel back in time to stop the assassination of JFK. Daft? Yes. Entertaining? Absolutely.
The Walking Dead S7 – 3rd May
After that shocking Season 6 cliffhanger, find out what Negan did next in the latest season of AMC’s zombie smash hit.
Broadchurch S1 and S2 – 3rd May
Don’t miss the chance to catch up on Chris Chibnall’s superbly moving study of communal grief.
Hannibal S2 – 5th May
Before American Gods arrives on our screens, don’t miss Bryan Fuller’s equally impressive adaptation of Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Lecter novels, with Mads Mikkelsen on chilling form as the cannibal and Hugh Dancy as FBI agent Will Graham, who is caught up in his web.
DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow S2 – 13th May
The second season of DC’s time-travelling comic book spin-off from Arrow and The Flash sees the concept really come into its own with a playful string of adventures combining wit, comic book references and historical cameos.
Lost S1 to S6 – 15th May
When Oceanic Flight 815 crashed on an island in the Pacific Ocean back in 2004, the ensuing confusion, soul-searching and existential drama, charted by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse over five seasons, changed TV forever.
Girls S6 – 16th May
Prepare to say goodbye to Lena Dunham’s TV series.
Other TV box sets leaving Sky and NOW in April / May 2017:
Scott and Bailey S3
The Level S1
Hello Ladies S1
Spring Break With Grandad S1
I Live With Models S2
Fameless Prankers S2
Ancient Aliens S7
Aussie Pickers S1
Biggest Loser Australia S9
Cold Feet S1 to S5
Combat Trains S1
Forged In Fire S1
Hunting Hitler S1
Ice Road Truckers S10
Ozzy And Jack’s World Detour S1
Swamp People S7
The Curse Of Oak Island S3
The Killing S1 and S2
Anger Management S2
Drunk History S1
Popoz: Filthy Cops S1
We Have Been Watching S1
Awkward S1 to S5
Gold Rush S5
Running Wild with Bear Grylls S1 and S2
Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central S1 and S2
Teen Mom OG S5 and S6
Trophy Wife S1
DCI Banks S4
Exotic Animal ER S2
Extraordinary Africa S1
Monster Fish S7
Race Of Life S1
Safari Brothers S1
Savage Kingdom S1
The Legacy S2
Turkey’s Harsh Paradise S1
When Sharks Attack S3
Wild 24 S2
Wild Animal A&E S2
The Wheel S1
Houdini and Doyle S1
Chasing Shadows S1
The Great Fire S1
Love and Marriage S1
Spy – 22nd April
Melissa McCarthy stars in Paul Feig’s comedy about a CIA desk analyst who is sent on her first mission after Jude Law’s super-agent is fatally compromised while tracking arms dealers in Europe. Watch out for a scene-stealing Jason Statham.
Fast Five – 30th April
Nothing in life is as satisfying as watching Vin Diesel and The Rock beat each other up like two very angry baked potatoes. Throw in Paul Walker on charismatic form and a breathtakingly daft finale involving a safe and you have a hugely satisfying pile of nonsense that sees this long-running franchise come of age, realising that it doesn’t have to be a series of car racing movies, but can be a series of action movies with cars in them. Fast & Furious 6 and 7 will also leave this month, as Sky’s Fast & Furious channel bids farewell.
Star Trek (2009) – 30th April
From Chris Pine’s Kirk and Zachary Quinto’s Spock to Abrams’ energetic direction and Michael Giacchino’s score, this reboot of the sci-fi series is dazzling, thrilling fun.
The Shining – 30th April
One of the scariest films ever made.
Tomorrowland: A World Beyond – 1st May
Brad Bird’s underrated film follows Casey Newton (Britt Robertson), who finds that she is transported to a futuristic city every time she touches a lapel pin with the letter “T” on it. She tracks down reclusive old scientist Frank Walker (George Clooney) for answers, leading to an unabashedly old-school adventure.
Other movies leaving Sky and NOW in April / May 2017:
Ted 2: Extended Edition
Alex Zane’s Cinecast Ep.10
Toy Story At 20
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Daddy Day Care
Fast & Furious 6
Fast & Furious 7
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
Play Misty for Me
Spy Kids 3: Game Over
Stage Fright (2014)
The Dead Pool
Rugrats Go Wild
Bound To Vengeance
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ben Stiller: Blue Steel
Ghost In The Shell: Special
The Age of Adaline
The Da Vinci Code
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers