What’s leaving Sky and NOW TV in August / September 2020?
Staff Reporter | On 30, Aug 2020
Sky’s growing number of original shows and ever-expanding catalogue of blockbusters is ideal for keeping your days and nights occupied, but before you break open new box sets or devour some big-hitting films, don’t miss your chance to catch some modern gems before their rights expire and they depart.
That means taking care not to miss out some of Sky’s exclusive shows, including Sharp Objects. Or, if you’ve got Sky Cinema, don’t miss some of the best awards contenders of recent years, including Widows, A Star Is Born and First Man.
This is your last chance to stream the following:
Fleming: Season 1 – 31st August
“Everything I write has a precedent in truth.” That’s the opening rationale behind Sky Atlantic’s Fleming, a four-part biopic of Ian Fleming, which sees Dominic Cooper on excellent form as the James Bond author.
The Night Of – 31st August
Based on BBC drama Criminal Justice, this gripping eight-part HBO adaptation stars Riz Ahmed as a man accused of a brutal murder and follows the police investigation and legal proceedings in New York City.
Insecure: Season 1 to 3 – 5th September
Issa Rae’s look at the Black female experience in modern America is one of the best comedies of recent years.
Perry Mason: Season 1 – 9th September
While the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression of 1932, the city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong. Perry Mason’s (Matthew Rhys) relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.
The Wire: Season 4 – 20th September
One of the best TV shows of all time, David Simon’s drama stars Dominic West (The Affair) as Detective Jimmy McNulty, who along with his fellow investigators attempts to infiltrate a West Baltimore drug ring headed by the elusive Avon Barksdale (Wood Harris) and his lieutenant, Stringer Bell (Idris Elba). Season 4 introduces Baltimore’s school system to the mix.
Other TV shows leaving in August / September 2020:
Downton Abbey: Season 1 to 5
Dimension 404: Season 1
8 Days: Season 1
Auction: Season 1
Babylon Berlin: Season 1 and 2
Hood Adjacent With James Davis: Season 1
Laguna Beach: Season 1 to 3
Late Late Show With James Corden: Season 4
Pimp My Ride: Season 1
The City: Season 1 and 2
World War II In Colour: Season 1
Bobby & Harriet Get Married: Season 1
Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central: Season 1
Ed Stafford: Left For Dead: Season 1
Younger: Season 2
Garage Rehab: Season 1
Three Days To Live: Season 1
Absolutely Fabulous: Season 2 and 3
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 11
Paramedics Australia: Season 2
War Of The Worlds: Season 1
The Dark Side of the Ring: Season 2
Outback Truckers: Season 8
Pandora: Season 1
Station 19: Season 3
True Blood: Season 5
The Challenge: Season 35
Get Shorty: Season 3
Widows – 31st August
Steve McQueen’s character-driven heist flick grounds its genre thrills with high stakes and real heft.
Disney classics – 31st August
With Disney+ now here in the UK, it’s time to say goodbye to a host of Disney classics, including 1992’s Aladdin, 101 Dalmatians, Hercules, Robin Hood and The Sword in the Stone.
Possum – 31st August
Matthew Holness’ unsettling feature debut is a tiny slice of chilling, clinging horror.
Crazy Heart – 31st August
With a stellar soundtrack and sincere cast, Crazy Heart is a gentle and moving piece.
Incredibles 2 – 4th September
Returning with the same wit, heart and magic, Pixar’s super-family are as special ever.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle – 5th September
It ain’t really Jumanji, but this raucous romp is an entertaining sequel in its own right.
A Star Is Born – 11th September
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga shine in this foot-stomping tearjerker of a musical.
Inside Out – 15th September
A piece of pure cinematic joy.
First Man – 17th September
Damien Chazelle’s moon landing drama finds gripping danger amid its tale of remote emotions.
Captain America: The First Avenger – 18th September
Captain America starts The Avengers off in solid fashion, with shallow, retro fun that makes side partings cool again.
Other movies leaving in August / September 2020:
Crazy, Stupid, Love
101 Dalmatians (1996)
Chariots Of Fire
Eaten By Lions
Lady And The Tramp II
Remember The Titans
Santa Paws II: The Santa Pups
Summer Night (2019)
That Thing You Do!
The Belly Of The Whale
The Captain (2017)
The Search For Santa Paws
The Stolen Princess
The Sword in the Stone
Battle: Los Angeles
Rise Of The Viking
Sgt. Stubby: An Unlikely Hero
Johnny English Strikes Again