During the COVID-19 lockdown, having good TV to watch is more important than ever, so thank goodness there's a wealth of great content coming out in the coming weeks and months to keep us entertained while we're social distancing.
If you're looking for some new shows, here’s what’s coming to Sky TV and NOW TV in May:
New shows coming to Sky and NOW TV in May
9-1-1 (911), Season 3 - Sky Witness
Ryan Murphy’s drama series following the lives of first responders returns for its third season.
Billions, Season 5 - Sky Atlantic
Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti are back for the fifth season of Billions in which Lewis plays a cut-throat hedge fund boss.
Harley Quinn, Season 1 - E4
The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco stars as the voice of Harley Quinn in this new animated series of the breakout star of DC’s Suicide Squad. Be warned, this is not a child-friendly animated show, so wait until the kids are in bed to watch this one.
Brassic, Season 2 - Sky One
Joe Gilgun, Michelle Keegan and Damien Molony return for a second season of brilliant British comedy, following the story of a group of childhood friends in Lancashire.
Outlander (More4), Season 4 - More4
If time-displaced historical romantic drama is your thing, you won’t want to miss out on the latest series of Outlander, from the makers of Spartacus and Battlestar Galactica.
Rick and Morty, Season 4b - E4
Divisive animated comedy Rick and Morty is back with season 4b, which is sure to involve more bizarre adventures, parallel universes and Pickle Ricks.
Brockmire, Season 4 (Final) - FOX (UK)
Hank Azaria, the voice of pretty much half the Simpsons cast, stars as a major league baseball announcer attempting to salvage his career.
I Know This Much Is True, Season Limited - Sky Atlantic 1
Mark Ruffalo plays a set of identical twins in this limited drama series that’s available at the same time as the US.
What’s on Sky and NOW TV… now
You don’t have to wait for May to start enjoying great TV — there are plenty of shows already airing on Sky TV that you can catch up on with their on-demand service, or access the boxsets on NOW TV.
- Run - Available until 26th June
- Westworld - Available until 6th June
- Parks and Recreation
- DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
- Save Me and Save Me Too
- The Trip to Greece - Available until 1st June
- Legion - Available until 3rd June
- Curb Your Enthusiasm - Available until 30th June
- The Sopranos - Available until 8th May
- The Handmaid’s Tale - Available until 17th May
- Game of Thrones
- The Young Pope & The New Pope
- Show Me A Hero
- The Newsroom
- Gavin & Stacey
- Show Me A Hero
- True Blood
- The Knick
- Olive Kitteridge
- Patrick Melrose
- Catherine the Great
- Big Little Lies
- Band of Brothers
- The Affair
- Twin Peaks: The Return
- Nurse Jackie
What’s on Sky Cinema?
Since we can’t go to the flicks at the moment, it’s the perfect time to settle on the sofa and watch some of the latest new releases on Sky Cinema. Make yourself some popcorn, grab a bag of sweets and settle in for movie night at home.
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood – May 1st
A twisting LA story from acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino set in 1960s Hollywood. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as TV actor Rick Dalton and Brad Pitt plays his stunt double, Cliff Booth, in the time leading up to the murders of Sharon Tate and Leno LaBianca.
Charming (2018) – May 2nd
Animated antic in a story of a prince cursed to propose to every woman he meets until he finds his true love. All before his 21st birthday. Starring the voices of Demi Lovato, Sia, Avril Lavigne, Ashley Tisdale and John Cleese.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold – May 8th
Dora the Explorer is a teenager, but still on the lookout for adventure as she tries to save her parents and solve a jungle mystery.
Stuber – May 9th
Old school action buddy comedy starring Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani.
Alita: Battle Angel – May 15th
Producer James Cameron took nearly 20 years to bring this big-budget, CGI-heavy dystopian future story to the big screen. Let’s see if it’s any better watching it on the small screen.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – May 22nd
This Fast & Furious spinoff partners Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham for the most testosterone-fuelled action movie of 2019. Complete with explosions, car chases, stunts, and Idris Elba as the super villain, what’s not to enjoy?
Crawl (2019) – May 29th
From the director of The Hills Have Eyes, Crawl does for alligators what jaws did for sharks, when the lead character gets trapped in the crawl space beneath her house during a Category 5 hurricane. She has to overcome ferocious gators and rising waters if she’s going to save her father.