What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW TV in May 2019?
Updated 03-05-19 | 17:00 PM | Staff Reporter
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With Game of Thrones gobbling up every inch of excitement among TV fans, you’d be forgiven for thinking Sky and HBO would rest on their laurels this month, but the pair are already unleashing their latest joint effort: miniseries Chernobyl, starring Jared Harris and Emily Watson. That joins a double-bill of returning series from FOX UK and the second season of Sky original Riviera – not to mention weekly episodes of Veep, Arrow, Supergirl and The Flash.
Don’t have Sky? You can stream all of the above live and on-demand through NOW TV, Sky’s contract-free VOD service, which costs £7.99 a month for an Entertainment Pass. For more information.
Sky Cinema, meanwhile, isn’t leaving the spectacle just to dragons, with the high-profile exclusive release of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile, starring Zac Efron, kicking off the month. It’s followed by Statham-versus-shark adventure The Meg, action thriller Upgrade, the jaw-dropping Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and Spike Lee’s Oscar-winning BlacKkKlansman.
Here’s your guide to what’s coming soon in May 2019:
There’s Something About Movies: Season 1 (Sky One, 8pm) – 2nd May
Alan Carr hosts a blockbusting panel show all about films, which tests some of the UK’s favourite actors and comics on their film trivia.
Chernobyl (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) – 7th May
Chronicling the real-life events of one of the worst man-made disasters in history, Chernobyl sees Mad Men’s Jared Harris team up with Red Dragon’s Emily Watson in a race to get to the bottom of the tragic incident. The miniseries will follow the disaster from the very beginning, the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster and the community caught up in between.
Deep State: Season 2 (FOX UK, 9pm) – 9th May
Espionage drama Deep State is back for another dive into the murky and political world of the deep state. The new season introduces newcomer Walton Goggins as ex-CIA agent Nathan Miller alongside returning cast members Joe Dempsie (Harry Clark) and Karima McAdams (Leyla Toumi).
SMILF: Season 2 (Sky Atlantic, 10.45pm) – 15th May
Showtime may have cancelled the series, but it’s still worth catching up with Frankie Shaw’s semi-autobiographical comedy about a smart, scrappy, young single mom trying to navigate life in South Boston with an extremely unconventional family.
Brockmire: Season 3 (FOX UK, 11pm) – 16th May
Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet star in FOX’s comedy about a major league baseball announcer.
Riviera: Season 2 – 23rd May
Julia Stiles’ Georgina Clios returns for a second round of intrigue and luxury in the French Riviera, where tensions are mounting following the explosive end to the first season. This time around, Georgina meets her match with the Eltham family who will descend upon the Cote D’Azur with their own tangled web of lies and secrets. New cast members Poppy Delevingne, Juliet Stevenson and Jack Fox bring an extra level of glamour to the sunny south of France.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile – 3rd May
Available exclusively on Sky Cinema and NOW TV, the highly anticipated Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile sees Zac Efron as the notorious real life serial killer Ted Bundy who was handed the death penalty after killing more than 30 women in the 1970s.
The Meg – 10th May
Diver Jason Statham comes face-to-face with a giant prehistoric shark when he’s called upon to rescue the crew of a deep-sea sub. Action-horror thrills with Rainn Wilson and Li Bingbing.
BlacKkKlansman – 17th May
Oscar award-winning true-life crime comedy about a black detective out to make a name for himself in 70s Colorado – by infiltrating and exposing the Ku Klux Klan, from director Spike Lee.
Upgrade – 18th May
Widowed quadriplegic car mechanic Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) is offered the chance to restore his mobility courtesy of “STEM”, a computer chip that can give him full control of his body. However, it can also give him superhuman strength – a handy quality when you’re seeking the lowlifes who put you in a wheelchair and murdered your wife.
Mission Impossible: Fallout – 24th May
When a mission goes wrong Tom Cruise and his IMF team find themselves in a race against time in this spy thriller co-starring Henry Cavill.
Other titles coming soon to Sky Cinema and NOW TV in May 2019:
1st May The Hidden Soldier
2nd May The Party Crasher
4th May Slender Man
5th May Puzzle
6th May Damascus Cover
7th May Incontrol
8th May A Moment in the Reeds
9th May Perfect Skin
11th May Action Point
12th May The Clovehitch Killer
13th May Outlaws
14th May Breath
15th May Gangsta
16th May Alien Code
19th May Backtrace