Here's what is new to Sky this August.
'A League of Their Own' S16 | Sky One
Get ready for hijinks of Olympic-sized proportions. The gang is back to celebrate this huge year for sport, with Jamie Redknapp, Freddy Flintoff and new host Romesh Ranganathan joined by a bevvy of special guests from the world of sport, comedy and television, including Jamie Vardy, DeniseLewis and Micah Richards. Expect more challenges, more hair-brained stunts and more podium-topping comedy than ever before.
'Britannia' S3 | Sky Atlantic
In a world of mythic Celtic tribes, psychedelic druids and terrifying Romans, a young girl builds a rebel alliance with a group of misfits in the third series of Jez Butterworth’s anarchic drama. There’s a radical transformation in Cait’s journey as the Chosen One, with a decision that will tie her to the future of her war-torn people and their ravaged land.
'The Wimbledon Kidnapping' | Sky Documentaries
Britain’s first kidnap and ransom case galvanised the nation in 1969. For the first time, one of the men convicted in this astonishing crime story tells their account. In leafy, suburban Wimbledon Muriel McKay was kidnapped by mistake, the real target being the wife of media tycoon, Rupert Murdoch. In an era that signalled the phenomenon of tabloid press, McKay’s mysterious disappearance confounded the police, FleetStreet and hundreds of clairvoyants in their search for the respectable 55-year-old housewife.
'The White Lotus' | Sky Atlantic
With an ensemble cast including Murray Barlett, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario and Steve Zahn, 'The White Lotus' is social satire set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort. The six-part series follows the vacations of various hotel guests over the span of a week as they relax and rejuvenate in paradise. But with each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in these picture-perfect travellers, the hotel’s cheerful employees, and the idyllic locale itself.
'PEN15' Special | Sky Comedy
Continuing to depict middle school as it really happened. Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle return as versions of themselves as thirteen-year-old outcasts in the year 2000 for a special one-off episode before season two picks back up at a later date.
'Wonder Woman 1984' | Sky Cinema
Gal Gadot returns as DC’s legendary hero in this vibrant super sequel. Diana Prince lives quietly among mortals in the vibrant, sleek 1980s - an era of excess driven by the pursuit of having it all. Though she’s come into her full powers, she maintains a low profile by curating ancient artefacts, and only performing heroic acts incognito. But soon, Diana will have to muster all of her strength, wisdom and courage as she finds herself squaring off against Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah, a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility.
'Extinct' | Sky Cinema
Get ready for a "hole" new adventure. Meet chalk and cheese siblings Op (Rachel Bloom) and Ed (Adam Devine). These little critters are Flummels - cute, furry doughnut-shaped animals who live on an island in the Galapagos in 1835. Ed, a grumpy pessimist, desperately wants to fit in with the community while Op, overly exuberant, constantly creates havoc that makes them outsiders. When they accidentally time travel to modern-day Shanghai, they discover traffic, trans fats, and worst of all, that flummels are now extinct. It’s up to this bumbling pair to save themselves and their species... and, just maybe, change the course of history.
'The Dry' | Sky Cinema
Eric Bana stars in this adaptation of Jane Harper’s2016 international bestseller. Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns to his drought-stricken home town after an absence of over twenty years to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke, who allegedly killed his wife and child before taking his own life. When Falk reluctantly agrees to stay and investigate the crime, he opens up an old wound - the death of 17- year-old EllieDeacon. Falk begins to suspect these two crimes, separated by decades, are connected. As he struggles to prove not only Luke’s innocence but also his own, Falk finds himself pitted against the prejudice towards him and pent-up rage of a terrified community.
'The Kid Detective' | Sky Cinema
A once-celebrated kid detective, now 31, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. But a naive client brings him his first adult case - to find out who brutally murdered her boyfriend. Adam Brody plays the lead role in a film that, in stark contrast to its Disneyesque title, might lay claim to being one of the darkest comedies of the year.
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'Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein’s Shadow' | Sky Documentaries
This Sky Original documentary delves into the life of socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, from her upbringing under her father Robert Maxwell to her associations with convicted sex offender and trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, leading to her eventual arrest and upcoming trial as a result of these associations.
'In Treatment' Season 4 | Sky Atlantic This July
Ten years after the third season finale, Emmy-winning drama series In Treatment returns for its fourth season with Emmy winner Uzo Aduba as the observant, empathetic Dr Brooke Taylor, the new therapist at the centre of the season. Set in present-day Los Angeles, the new series sees a diverse trio of patients in session with Brooke to help navigate a variety of modern concerns
'Bill & Ted Face the Music' | Sky Cinema July 2
Get ready for a most excellent, but middle-aged adventure as the time-travelling best friends return for quest thirty years in the making. In present day San Dimas, the two would be rockers – now both dads in their fifties - still haven’t written the song that will bring the world together, and the people of the future are starting to get a little worried.
'Midway' |Sky Cinema July 9
Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson, Nick Jonas and Dennis Quaid star in this spectacular World War II drama. On December 7 1941, Japanese forces launch a devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, the US naval base in Hawaii. Six months later, the Battle of Midway commences on June 4 1942, as the Japanese navy plan a strike against American ships in the Pacific.
'Finding You' | Sky Cinema July 10
An inspirational romantic drama full of heart and humour about finding the strength to be true to oneself. After an ill-fated audition at a prestigious New York music conservatory, violinist Finley Sinclair (Rose Reid) travels to an Irish coastal village to begin her semester studying abroad.
'Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar' | Sky Cinema July 16
Two lifelong friends embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they leave their small Midwestern town for the first time ever. This outrageous comedy stars Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, and Jamie Dornan.
'Every Breath You Take' | July 23
After the suicide of a patient, a psychiatrist invites the grieving brother into his home. But this decision proves catastrophic for his career and family life, and his world is thrown into turmoil and ruin. Psychological thriller starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan and Sam Claflin.
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This June, Sky and NOW will be embracing Pride month. Movie and TV highlights this June include the light-hearted exploits of the Tucker-Pritchetts in 'Modern Family'; the ongoing friendships in dramas 'The L Word: Generation Q', 'Looking', and 'The End'; Sean Penn’s Oscar-winning role in 'Milk'; Stephen Soderbergh’s glitzy biopic 'Behind the Candelabra'; Sir Elton John’s 'Rocketman'; and Andra Day’s Golden Globe-winning performance in 'The United States vs Billie Holiday'.
'Liverpool Narcos'| Sky Documentaries June 3
Three-part series. In the 1980s, Liverpool became the epicentre of a drugs boom that was to change Britain forever. The waves of first cannabis, then heroin, ecstasy and cocaine that flooded the city didn’t just offer new opportunities for the underworld – they changed everything, above and below the ground, turning lives and communities upside down.
'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' Season 22 | Sky Witness june 4
The longest-running live action primetime programme in TV history returns to Sky Witness for the 22nd season of procedural investigations. As the new season begins, the squad attempts to solve an assault in Central Park but are hampered by their own blind spots and a community that is losing trust in the police.
'Intelligence' season two | Sky One June 8
David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed return for a second series of highly confidential chaos. After narrowly avoiding extradition to the United States on charges of treason, NSA agent Jerry Bernstein (Schwimmer) finds himself the centre of attention once again when the Russians obtain a cyberweapon that Jerry himself helped develop.
Prodigal Son' Season 2 | Sky One June 9
Season two of the hit psychological drama starring Tom Payne and Michael Sheen sees criminal profiler Malcolm Bright help solve the NYPD’s most vicious and puzzling murders, using his insight into a killer’s mind inherited from his father – notorious serial killer Dr. Martin Whitly.
'Noel Gallagher: Out of the Now' | Sky Arts June 10
The legendary songwriter presents an up-close performance of music and storytelling from London’s Duke of York’s Theatre. Powered by his full formidable band, Noel will perform ten tracks spanning his career in Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Oasis, and walk us through some of the significant moments in his own life and career which continue to define British pop culture.
'Jungleland' | June 5
Stan (Charlie Hunnam) and Lion (Jack O’Connell) are two brothers struggling to stay relevant in the underground world of bare-knuckle boxing. When Stan fails to pay back a dangerous crime boss (Jonathon Majors), they’re forced to deliver an unexpected traveller as they journey across the country for a high-stakes fighting tournament.
'Kajillionaire' | June 12
Two con artists have spent 26 years training their only daughter to swindle, scam and steal at every turn. During a desperate and hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger into joining them, only to have their entire world turned upside down. Fans of performance artist-turned- indie director Miranda July will be happy to hear this is as funny, original, sad and singular as her previous works – except maybe even better!
'Emperor' | June 13
An inspirational and timely portrait of courage and resilience set during a turbulent time in American history, this epic story is inspired by the legend of 19th century freedom fighter, Shields "Emperor" Green, a descendant of African kings turned outlaw slave in the pre-Civil War South. After escaping and fighting his way north, a chance encounter with the abolitionist John Brown leads to a daring raid on Harper’s Ferry, helping to forever alter the course of American history in the process.
'Where’d You Go Bernadette?' | June 18
Starring Cate Blanchette, Billy Crudup and Kristen Wiig, Richard Linklater directs this adaptation of the best- selling novel by Maria Semple. Former architect Bernadette Fox seems to have it all - a beautiful home in Seattle, a successful and loving husband, and a brilliant teenage daughter who's about to attend boarding school. When Bernadette suddenly disappears without a trace, her concerned family sets off on an exciting adventure to solve the mystery of where she might have gone.
'The Comeback Trail'
In debt to the mob and in need of a new money-making scheme to save his skin, greedy grind-house film producer, Max Barber, (Robert DeNiro) decides to produce a dangerous new film, all for the sake of killing his lead actor in a stunt so he can rake in the insurance money.