What’s leaving Sky and NOW TV in March / April 2017?
Staff Reporter | On 18, Mar 2017Reading time: 8 mins
With no Game of Thrones until the summer, your spring TV schedule may be seeming a little empty. But between The Walking Dead, 24: Legacy and Legion, there are still TV shows worth streaming on Sky and NOW TV – and one of the best ways to choose between them is to go by what’s leaving soon. Not seen The Jinx? Missed out on Mad Men? Need to catch up on The Kettering Incident? Put them, along with The Walking Dead’s earlier seasons, to the top of your viewing list.
For Sky Cinema fans, a towering farewell must be bid to Jurassic World, while a number of Disney favourites will also be departing, from Big Hero 6 and Brave to Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Muppets.
Whether you’re a Sky Box Sets user, a Sky Cinema streamer or a NOW TV subscriber, this is your last chance to stream the following:
Click here to see what movies are leaving soon.
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst – 24th March
Andrew Jarecki’s six-part documentary is about as close to Serial as TV gets. The true crime series examines the life of real estate tycoon Robert Durst, the key suspect in a series of unsolved crimes. Accused of three murders over the past 30 years, Durst has never been convicted, nor spoken publicly about the accusations against him – until now. Read our spoiler-free review of Episodes 1 to 3.
The League of Gentlemen: Season 1 – 31st March
Before Sherlock and Inside No. 9, Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Steve Pemberton (and the unseen Jeremy Dyson) were The League of Gentlemen, creating the strangely believable, but entirely surreal, village community of Royston Vasey. From the local shop for local people to the butcher selling meat that might not be from animals, this is a pitch-perfect blend of horror and comedy, sketch and narrative, weirdness and wit, monsters and monstrous make-up and prosthetics. One of the best things the BBC has done in the last 20 years.
Mad Men: Season 1 to 6 – 31st March
If you’ve never fully caught up with Don Draper and co., now is the time to do so – Matthew Wiener’s impossibly stylish, witty and absorbing drama about advertising men and women in the 50s and beyond is one of TV’s great series. Season 7 then leaves on 9th April.
The Walking Dead: Season 1 to 6 – 31st March
If you don’t have Sky, one of the best things about NOW TV is the ability to binge through all of The Walking Dead in a couple of months whenever a new run is on TV. Make the most of it while you can.
Prisoners of War: Season 2 – 31st March
Love Homeland? Then you’ll like the original Israeli series upon which it was based.
Talking Dead: Season 6 and 7 – 31st March
Watching The Walking Dead? Then you should also be watching this enjoyable chat show that airs alongside it in the US.
Victoria: Season 1 – 2nd April
Jenna Coleman is magnificent in ITV’s royal drama. Missed it when it was on Freeview? One really should catch up.
The Kettering Incident: Season 1 – 7th April
After stealing scenes in The Night Manager, Elizabeth Debick stars in this Australian mystery about a doctor who returns to her hometown, only to find she is linked to two missing girl cases 15 years apart. Between The Slap and Barracuda, Australian TV is enjoying a golden period – soak up this while you can.
Paranoid: Season 1 – 9th April
ITV’s crime drama comes with the Netflix seal of approval already in place, after the streaming giant snapped up the international rights to the show and signed on as co-producer. That alone tells you that something special is in store here – and you can feel it in the show’s glossy production values, excellent cast and array of supporting characters just waiting to spring surprising twists on us.
The promising signs begin immediately with the shocking murder of a female GP in a playground – a death that’s commendably brief, as the show refuses to linger on the gory details and instead focus on its shocking impact upon those nearby. That includes eyewitness and local garden centre owner Lucy (Lesley Sharp), who seems eerily keen to help the detectives investigating the case – particularly Bobby (Robert Glenister) – and suspiciously detailed in her account of events.
Quantico: Season 1 – 15th April
ABC’s thriller from Josh Safran and Mark Gordon follows young government agents as they go through training.
Atlanta: Season 1 – 16th April
Donald Glover’s Golden Globe winning series is an exciting show that offers something refreshingly evolutionary in the modern TV landscape. Read our full review.
Other TV box sets leaving Sky and NOW TV in March / April 2017:
DCI Banks Season 2
Vera Season 4
Freddie Down Under Season 3
Brief Encounters Season 1
Cilla Season 1
Scott and Bailey Season 2
Tutankhamun Season 1
The Legacy Season 1
The Big Spell Season 1
**** That’s Delicious Season 2
Baby Daddy Season 4
Men Behaving Badly Season 6
Sadler’s Wells On Screen Season 1
Absolute Prokofiev: The Easter Festival Season 1
Capture Season 1
The Catch Season 1
Broad City Season 1
Workaholics Season 4
Baby Daddy Season 1 to 3
The Chris Ramsey Show Season 1
Whitechapel Season 3
Jekyll and Hyde Season 1
Jericho Season 1
The Legacy Season 2
DCI Banks Season 3
Codes and Conspiracies Season 1
The Glass Season 1
Unforgotten Season 1
Gold Rush Season 7
Homefront Season 1
Jurassic World – 18th March
Chris Pratt stars in this post-modern reboot of everyone’s favourite dinosaur franchise, which actually builds and opens the theme park envisioned by John Hammond to the general public – only for things to go horribly wrong all over again. A thrilling ride back to your youth that proves dinosaurs can still seem as amazing as they did 22 years ago.
Toy Story OF TERROR! / Toy Story That Time Forgot – 21st March
These short films from Woody and the gang may be brief, but they’re no less brilliant.
Big Hero 6 – 24th March
Meet Baymax, a sort of inflatable healthcare robot that, when kitted out with the latest tech by his owner Hiro, becomes a crime fighting machine. Watch this – then get ready to rush out and buy a toy one on Boxing Day.
Avengers: Age of Ultron – 25th March
More stuffed than a turkey at Christmas, sequel sees Marvel’s main ensemble team up once again to tackle Ultron, a mildly unhinged robot created by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner.
Brave – 25th March
Pixar’s animated gem may look like a story about an archer versus a bear but emerges as a sweet and simple tale of one daughter and her relationship with her mother.
Predestination – 31st March
This stunning indie sci-fi follows a temporal agent (Ethan Hawke) on his final time-travelling assignment to stop a bomber from killing thousands of people. Co-star Sarah Snook steals the whole show, as the film transforms into a gentle study of identity and character.
Toy Story 1 to 3 – 5th April
Pixar’s ode to childhood, imagination and tiny wooden cowboys is one of the best movie trilogies of all time.
Up – 5th April
The house. The old man. The balloons. You’ll already know this film all too well, but that won’t stop you crying at the perfect opening.
WALL-E – 5th April
Silent Running meets stunning CGI in Pixar’s mature sci-fi about a droid left behind by humans to tidy up a polluted planet. Boldly starting in total silence, this animation takes the charm of Chaplin and the magic of Disney and creates a film that’s both sad and hilarious. And includes robots.
The Muppets – 10th April
This 2011 update of everyone’s favourite puppets sees Jason Segel and Amy Adams trying to get the band back together. Post-modern and nostalgic? Jim Henson’s characters are as warm, fuzzy and funny as you remember.
Other movies leaving Sky and NOW TV in March / April 2017:
World Trade Center
Alex Zane’s Cinecast Episode 9
Proof of Life
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
The Lego Batman Movie: Special
Pooh’s Heffalump Movie
Run All Night
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Tigger Movie
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Dog Day Afternoon
The Great Wall: Special
Woman in Gold
28 Days Later
28 Weeks Later
Addams Family Values
Alice in Wonderland
Bad Boys II
Barefoot in the Park
Charlie Wilson’s War
Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Collector’s Edition
Death Becomes Her
Dennis The Menace
Get A Horse!
Into The Grizzly Maze
Just Before I Go
New Jack City
Planes 2: Fire & Rescue
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Problem Child 2
Return to Sender
Sword of Vengeance
The Addams Family
The Face of an Angel
The Legend of Longwood
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Deep Blue Sea
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
The Exorcism of Molly Hartley