It’s time to return to Westeros this month on Sky Cinema and NOW, with Game of Thrones the prequel series House of the Dragon led the Sky offer in August. The glitzy series is at the center of the streamer’s output, but there’s also a third series for the Daniel Mays and Stephen Graham comedy Code 404 — about a technologically advanced police officer.
On the film front is Father of the bride remake comes alongside a CIA thriller starring Michelle Monaghan and a documentary exploring the life and death of Princess Diana.
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Here’s what’s new on Sky Cinema and NOW this coming month…
New films on Sky Cinema and NOW in August 2022
Father of the bride (August 5)
The 1940s novel Father of the bride has already been adapted twice for the big screen, with the 1990s version starring Steve Martin being by far the most famous. It has now been resurrected, with Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan leading this Cuban-American story. They play a couple on the verge of divorce who are stopped in their tracks when one of their daughters announces that she is engaged to be married in a month.
The good neighbor (August 6)
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who played Henry VIII in TV series The Tudors, plays the title character in this creepy thriller. He is the neighbor of Luke Kleintank’s character David and the two are in a car together when David hits and kills a cyclist. They flee the scene and agree to keep the crime a secret, which spells trouble when David meets and falls for the dead girl’s sister.
Black site (August 12)
Michelle Monaghan and Jason Clarke star in this thriller set within the confines of a secret CIA facility for high-value criminal targets. Monaghan plays Abby Trent – the agent in charge of the base – while Clarke is the gruesome serial killer Hatchet, who was responsible for murdering Abby’s husband. When Hatchet breaks free and begins murdering her colleagues, it falls to Abby to thwart his bid for freedom.
The princess (14th August)
Released in theaters earlier this year after screening at the Sundance Film Festival, this Ed Perkins documentary uses archival footage to weave together the tapestry of Princess Diana’s time in the royal spotlight. It is a stiff watch and does not depict how the British obsession with the palace soap opera contributed to Diana’s untimely demise.
New TV on Sky and NOW in August 2022
Bakugan Evolutions S4 (August 1)
This anime series continues to explore the relationship between a small group of video creators and the titular race of biomechanical creatures they have uncovered.
The fatal attraction murders (August 1 via Peacock)
Carolyn Warmus found herself at the center of enormous tabloid attention when she was called “The Fatal attraction Killer” by the press after allegedly murdering his lover’s wife, referring to the 1980s erotic thriller film. This two-part documentary special delves into whether Warmus was actually responsible for the crime, or whether she simply turned out to be a narrative-friendly scapegoat.
Irma Vep S1 (August 2)
Acclaimed French filmmaker Olivier Assayas returns to the ground he covered in his 1996 film Irma Vep with this eight-part series made for HBO. Alicia Vikander plays actress Mira Harberg, who hopes to restore her reputation after a tabloid scandal by playing the role of Irma Vep in a remake of the silent crime series Read vampires. Over time, the line between reality and fiction blurs for Mira.
New Amsterdam S4 (weekly from 3 August)
America loves a medical drama, med New Amsterdam follows Dr Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) as he takes over one of the oldest public hospitals in the United States. Season four is the penultimate run of the show, ending after five seasons. The cast also includes former Doctor Who star Freema Agyeman.
Code 404 S3 (weekly from August 4)
One of Sky’s most entertaining comedy series returns for a third installment as Daniel Mays and Stephen Graham revive their unusual cop buddy partnership for Code 404. Mays again plays the AI-enhanced DI John Major opposite Graham as the skilled DI Roy Carver. This time they are investigating the murder of one of their colleagues.
Stevie Nicks: Live at Red Rocks (August 5)
Filmed amidst the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, this 1986 concert follows Stevie Nicks on the final date of her first solo tour after leaving Fleetwood Mac.
Micah Richards’ player joke S1 (weekly from August 6)
Micah Richards has become as famous for his laugh as he is for his football skills, and he parlays that reputation into this new series where he puts his love of pranks front and center. Via the use of hidden cameras, he exposes famous faces from the world of football to absurd situations.
Paul Simon: Under African skies (August 6)
Paul Simon is celebrating the 15th anniversary of his landmark album Graceland with this concert, filmed in South Africa. The album featured a number of African talents.
Revolution of Sound: Tangerine Dream (August 7)
Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese passed away in 2015, and this documentary serves as a tribute to the impact he and the group made on music history. It uses new interviews as well as previously unseen archival footage to tell the story of Tangerine Dream.
Cirque du Soleil: Delirium (August 9)
Cirque du Soleil’s first arena show transposes the group’s unique blend of showmanship and acrobatics onto an even bigger canvas than they have used before.
One Shot: The Football Factory (August 11)
Filmed over 18 months, this series follows young footballers from South London as they hone their skills in the hope of being spotted by a big club and catapulted to stardom on the sport’s biggest stage.
House of the Dragon (weekly from August 12)
Two centuries before the events of Game of Thrones, Westeros was ruled by the blond-haired dragon riders of the Targaryen dynasty. It’s into that world that this new series transports viewers, with Paddy Considine’s King Viserys I Targaryen seated on the Iron Throne and his children – played by Matt Smith and Emma D’Arcy – preparing to succeed him. Experienced Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik is at the helm of the first episode.
A class of its own S17 (weekly from 18 August)
The sports-based panel show returns for another series, featuring host Romesh Ranganathan with team captain Jamie Redknapp and a rotating selection of guests from sports, comedy and entertainment.
The Numan method (TBC)
Gary Numan announced his retirement from the music business in 1981, cutting short a seemingly meteoric rise. This documentary follows Numan as he gets candid about what led to his decision to leave the limelight, as he prepares for his Wembley Arena comeback in May 2022.
Ox S6 (TBC)
This legal drama returns, with Michael Weatherly’s titular psychologist working to rescue his kidnapped daughter. The kidnapper has threatened him to avoid police involvement, which means it’s all up to Bull and his team.
The day of the Dead S1 (TBC)
Based on the 1985 film of the same name by famed zombie maestro George A. Romero, this series focuses on a group of six strangers who work to survive the first 24 hours of a zombie epidemic.
Killer In My Village S6 (TBC)
This true crime series returns to explore more horrific acts of violence carried out in the charming, bucolic settings of British villages and country homes.
MC Grammar Wonder Raps S2 (TBC)
MC Grammar returns with more educational rap, designed to help children engage with some of the subjects they will cover during Key Stage Two.
Patagonia, which includes parts of Argentina and Chile, is one of the most under-explored regions on earth and is therefore home to a large variety of flora and fauna. This captivating series delves into the secret lives of the creatures that make this harsh landscape their home.
Other films and TV on Sky Cinema and NOW in August 2022
Blue Bayou (2021)
Ghosts of the Ozarks (2021)
19th of August
Jackass forever (2022)
See: Trailer for Jackass forever
A journal for Jordan (2021)
Sing 2 (2021)
See: Trailer for Sing 2