What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW TV in May 2020?
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Season 3 of Westworld comes to its conclusion this month, but with the arrival of Run, Gangs of London and Code 404 still ringing in Sky’s ears, there’s more than enough to fill the void – not least of which is the return of Brassic for a second season. And while Billions’ fifth season doesn’t have a UK air date yet, there’s definitely Derek Cianfrance’s new limited series, starring Mark Ruffalo, to put in the diary.
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 £8.99 a month for an Entertainment Pass.
Sky Cinema, meanwhile, is serving up its own big hitters, including Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw, Dora and the Lost City of Gold and – on the same day as it hits Disney+ – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, just in time to celebrate May the 4th.
Again, if you don’t have Sky, you can stream all of Sky Cinema live and on-demand through NOW TV, for £11.99 a month. For sports, you can also sign up to NOW TV’s Sky Sports Pass on a contract-free basis.
Here’s your guide to what’s coming soon in May 2020:
Dirty John: The Women (Sky Crime, 9pm) – 1st May
In a special episode of the investigative series Dateline, we take a look at the case of con man John Meehan, whose crimes were made famous by the true crime podcast “Dirty John” and the Netflix drama of the same name.
Rob and Romesh Vs: Season 2 (Sky One, 9pm) – 5th May
Best friends Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan are back on the road again, and this week they are taking a deep dive into the world of ballet. The boys have been given exclusive behind the scenes access to the Birmingham Royal Ballet Company who put them through their paces as they find out the hard way just how tough ballet is.
Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice (Sky Arts, 9pm) – 5th May
Helena Bonham Carter narrates the story of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance, Tintoretto. A one-of-a-kind genius, open-minded, restless, brave and with a strong love for freedom – as well as unstable and elusive – he reflected the true spirit of Venice. Described as a “proto-rockstar” by David Bowie and “the first film director in history” by JeanPaul Sartre, the documentary examines the work of the Venetian artist and his rivalry with his contemporaries Titian and Veronese.
Brassic: Season 2 (Sky One, 10pm) – 7th May
The Brassic gang are back as Sky’s most successful comedy drama in years returns with more outrageous antics. Co-created by Joseph Gilgun and BAFTA-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst, The action picks up with the friends a few months after the events that took place in the finale of Season 1. Together they embark on even bigger and bolder misadventures around the fictitious rural Lancashire town of Hawley.
Brockmire: Season 4 (FOX UK, 11pm) – 11th May
Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet return for the fourth and final season of the comedy about a foul-mouthed baseball announcer.
I Know This Much Is True: Season 1 (Sky Atlantic, 2am/9pm) – 11th May
Based on the bestselling novel by Wally Lamb and written and directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, A Place Beyond the Pines), Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo stars in this six-part limited series in a double role as Dominick Birdsey and his twin brother, Thomas, in a family saga filled with betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness.
Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project (Sky Crime, 9pm) – 11th May
Reality TV star and socialite Kim Kardashian West heads a campaign to secure freedom for those she believes have been wronged by the American justice system in this special documentary.
The Manson Murders (Sky Crime, 9pm) – 15th May
Dateline’s Keith Morrison reports on the mind and myth of Charles Manson. Including rarely-seen video of Manson, interviews with his former parole officer and a “Manson Family” confidant and remarks from key players in the case.
911: Season 3 (Sky Witness, 9pm) – 19th May
Unpredictable. Intense. Uplifting. The third season of the fast-paced, heart-stopping procedural drama 9-1-1 starring Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Jennifer Love Hewitt has arrived on Sky Witness, continuing to delve into the lives and careers of the men and women of the LA emergency services as they deal with life and death scenarios on a daily basis.
Killed by Hate (Sky Crime, 9pm) – 20th May
Ten years after the Hate Crimes Prevention Act was signed, hate crimes in America are on the rise. This special report explores some of the most brutal cases, including the murder of Matthew Shepard, Blaze Bernstein and James Byrd Jr., the Charlottesville riots, and the Portland train attack.
Billions: Season 5 – Date TBC
Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) see their vicious rivalry reignited, while new enemies rise and take aim. Social impact pioneer Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) poses a true threat to Axe’s dominance, and Chuck feuds with a formidable district attorney (Roma Maffia). Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon) is forced back to Axe Capital, where Taylor must fight to protect their employees and their assets. Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff) reevaluates her loyalties and forges surprising new alliances that put her at odds with both Chuck and Axe. This season, the struggle for power becomes a struggle for survival, and all characters must adapt or risk extinction.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – 1st May
Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are on iconic form opposite Margot Robbie in Tarantino’s thoughtful tour through movie memories and Hollywood history.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – 4th May
When what appears to be the voice of Emperor Palpatine returns, the rebels race against the clock to find out his whereabouts.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold – 8th May
Hola! The globally popular children’s character Dora makes her bigscreen live-action debut with a whole new world to explore. Having spent most of her life in the jungle with her explorer parents, Dora faces an all new challenge – high school.
Stuber – 9th May
When mild-mannered Uber driver Stu (Nanjiani) picks up a cop (Bautista) hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he’s thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his five-star rating.
Alita: Battle Angel – 15th May
Directed by Robert Rodriguez, this retro cyberpunk adventure begins with the discovery of cyborg Alita (Rosa Salazar), who awakens with no recollection of her past or recognition of her surroundings. Taken in by a kind doctor named Ido (Christoph Waltz), Alita makes a new friend in street-smart Hugo. But when deadly and corrupt forces come for her, Alita discovers she has unique abilities that serve as a clue to her past, and may be the key to saving her new family.
Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw – 22nd May
Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and lawless outcast Shaw (Jason Statham) first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever, it’s time to put their difference to one side and lay the smack down on the one guy who may be badder than themselves.
Mission: Impossible Weekend – 22nd May
This Bank Holiday weekend Sky Cinema is devoting a whole channel to explosive action, international espionage and death-defying stunts with Sky Cinema Mission: Impossible. All six films in the thrilling series will be available to watch.
Other movies coming soon to Sky Cinema in May 2020:
2nd May Charming
3rd May Breakthrough
5th May A Boy Called Sailboat
6th May Unstoppable
7th May A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life
10th May Brothers in Arms
11th May Leo Da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa
12th May Adam
13th May Corpus Christi
14th May The Head Hunter
16th May Curious George: Royal Monkey
17th May State Like Sleep
18th May CRSHD
19th May Satanic Panic
20th May The Bouncer