Sky and NOW TV are committed to bringing brand new, quality content to their subscribers this year.
With release dates of movies and TV shows currently suspended in the air, it's comforting to know that subscription services are doing their best with keeping fresh content arriving on our screens for the year ahead. And for those with a Sky or NOW TV package, there are some notable Sky Originals in 2021 heading our way.
Announcing today that there will be 125 new films and TV series in the pipeline, that works out at over 50% more than their output in 2020.
Some of the 30 new films to be released this year include 'The Glorias', directed by Julie Taymor and starring Julianne Moore; 'Six Minutes to Midnight' with Eddie Izzard, Judi Dench, and Jim Broadbent; 'Antebellum' from the producers of 'Get Out' and 'Us', with Janelle Monae front and centre; 'Breaking News in Yuba Country' starring Allison Janney, Awkwafina and Mila Kunis; and 'The Comeback Trail' with Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Zach Braff.
One of the first new movies to land on Sky Cinema this year is 'Twist', which will be released this Friday, January 29. The movie is an updated version of the classic 'Oliver Twist' tale, and stars Rita Ora, Michael Caine, and Lena Headey.
Colm Meaney will also appear in 'Save the Cinema', which is due for release towards the end of 2021. The big festive release of the year will be 'A Boy Called Christmas', with Maggie Smith, Sally Hawkins and Kristen Wiig all set to star.
In terms of new original TV series, 'Wolfe' will be released in the latter part of 2021. Starring Natalia Tena ('Harry Potter' and 'Game of Thrones') and Babou Ceesay ('Guerilla', 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'), the series centres around Professor Wolfe Kinteh, who is North England’s finest crime scene expert.
'Landscapers' starring Olivia Colman, a new prison-break drama 'Intergalactic', and returning series 'Britannia', 'Temple', and 'Bloods' will all premiere later this year.
For comedy lovers, there will also be 'The Deirdre O'Kane Show', 'Brassic' season three, 'Breeders' season two, 'Code 404' season two, and 'Intelligence' season two with David Schwimmer on the way.
Expect all of these plus new HBO, Showtime, and other TV series from across the Atlantic arriving on our screens.
And for those who prefer documentaries and real-life stories, there are also 30 new Sky Documentaries on the way this year, including 'Liverpool Narcos' and 'Bruno v Tyson'.
Finally, looking ahead to 2022, a documentary series based on the happenings of Chernobyl will be hitting our screens. 'Chernobyl ’86' will feature newly-discovered archive footage and original interviews with those who were there, and will be directed by Emmy Award winner James Jones.
Here's a first-look trailer for sci-fi series 'Intergalactic' which is one of the first Sky Originals in 2021. It will premiere on Sky One and NOW TV this spring.