What's new on Sky and NOW UK for June 2022

June 22nd… a date of Paramount importance

by Andy Bassett
Movies & TV News

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What's new on Sky and NOW UK for June 2022

The big news this month is the launch of the Paramount+ streaming service which is available free to Sky Cinema subscribers and enables access to an estimated 8,000 hours of content.

Updated 10-May-2022: Westworld S4 (27th June; confirmed)

Updated 12-May-2022: The Midwich Cuckoos S1 (2nd June; confirmed) - The Mark of a Serial Killer S3 (2nd June; confirmed) - Real War of Thrones S1-2 (2nd June; confirmed) - Quant (2nd June; confirmed) - The Matrix Resurrections (3rd June; confirmed) - Wild Workers (5th June; confirmed) - Bomber: Terror of WWII (6th June; confirmed) - Scouting For Girls: Fashion's Darkest Secret (6th June; confirmed) - The Good Doctor S5b (7th June; confirmed) - We Own This City (7th June; confirmed) - Last Seen Alive (10th June; confirmed) - Hotspots: The Last Hope (12th June; new) - The real Manhunter S2 (13th June; confirmed) - The Lazarus Project S1 (16th June; new) - Last Night in Soho (16th June; confirmed) - The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (19th June; confirmed) - Blue Bloods S12 (20th June; confirmed) - Blocco 181 S1 (22nd June; confirmed) - King Richard (24th June; confirmed) - Young Rock S2 (24th June; confirmed) - Clifford the Big Red Dog (26th June; confirmed)

Updated 19-May-2022: Girl (5th June; new)

Updated 23-May-2022: Girl (4th June; confirmed) - Dual (5th June; new)

Updated 27-May-2022: The Gateway (11th June; new) - Lansky (12th June; new) - White Elephant (18th June; new) - King Richard (24th June; removed) - Clifford the Big Red Dog (24th June; confirmed) - Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (25th June; new) - The Survivor (26th June; new)

Updated 09-Jun-2022: Blocco 181 (21st Jun; moved to)


Though not exactly a Sky exclusive - Paramount+ is available to anyone who pays the £6.99 per month subscription fee and uses a browser, mobile device or the Paramount+ app on a compatible smart TV platform - for Sky Cinema users, the service is provided free. This means that, from the Paramount+ launch date of 22nd June, a great many UK and Ireland Sky customers will have access to franchises including Star Trek, South Park and the acclaimed Yellowstone, plus entire back catalogues of shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants as well as content from Showtime, Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon. Many Sky consumers might see this as justly re-establishing the CBS All Access links that have been stripped back to currently just the CBS Reality, CBS Drama and CBS Justice channels but it does mean that upcoming Paramount movies such as Top Gun: Maverick and the upcoming Mission Impossible movies will be landing on Sky via the service at some point.

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Paramount+ set to launch in UK and Ireland in June

Paramount+ set to launch in UK and Ireland in June

by Ian Collen ·
Streaming service to launch here on 22 June, free to Sky Cinema subscribers and with a monthly sign-up for everyone else.  

It should be noted that Sky subscribers in Italy, Germany, France and Austria will see Paramount+ added in the second half of the year.

Elsewhere, movies and shows to look out for in June include blockbuster movie fare such as The Matrix Resurrections which sees many of the original cast returning for another mix of philosophy and kung fu while Westworld is back with a similar agenda on the nature of reality and self.

Other movie premieres to look forward to include Edgar Wright’s trippy and scary Last Night in Soho while new shows see a Sky Original adaptation of John Wyndham sci-fi classic The Midwich Cuckoos and the creators of the celebrated The Wire get streetwise and gritty in Baltimore with We Own This City.

There’re a host of natural history, biographic and true crime factual docs and series with a couple of last month’s offerings now finding themselves rescheduled to June (The Mark of a Serial Killer, The Real Manhunter).

Here’s a closer look at the best on offer in June.

Note: This is an early preview, so content is liable to Sky’s schedule tinkering and no air dates have been released yet. We’ll update the article with new information as it becomes available so please check back on a regular basis and watch the comments section for notification updates.


Movie Premieres

(Requires Sky Cinema subscription or Now Cinema Pass)

3rd June (Friday)

The Matrix Resurrections (2021, Action, Sci-Fi, R. Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, Dir. Lana Wachowski) - Confirmed 12-May-2022

Set sixty years after Revolutions, Thomas Anderson aka Neo is living a seemingly ordinary life as a video game developer but has trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality. To find out if his reality is a physical or mental construct, he will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more as a group of rebels, with the help of a programmed version of Morpheus, free him from a new version of the Matrix and fight a new enemy that holds Trinity captive. But what Neo doesn’t yet know is the new Matrix is stronger, more secure and more dangerous than ever before.

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The Matrix Resurrections Movie Review

The Matrix Resurrections Movie Review

by Cas Harlow ·
22 years later and we return to a very meta Matrix, but is it still too clever for its own good and, my God, does it really look as cheap as it does in the trailers?  
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4th June (Saturday)

Girl (2020, Drama, Thriller. Bella Thorne, Chad Faust, Elizabeth Saunders, Mickey Rourke, Dir. + Scr. Chad Faust) - added 19-May-2022

A young woman returns to her small hometown intent on killing her abusive father only to discover someone has beaten her to it. Deprived of her vengeance, she searches for answers and tangles with the town’s sheriff and its sinister denizens, uncovering a family legacy more dangerous than she'd ever imagined.


5th June (Sunday)

Dual (2022, SCi-Fi, Drama, Thriller, R. Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul, Theo James, Beulah Koale. Dir. + Scr. Riley Stearns) - added 23-May-2022

When Sarah receives the shattering news of a terminal illness, she opts for a cloning procedure to ease the loss on her friends and family. But everything changes when she makes a full and sudden recovery and her attempts to have her clone decommissioned fail. This leads to a court-mandated dual to the death for which Sarah has one year to train her body and prepare her mind.


10rd June (Friday)

Last Seen Alive (2022, Action, Mystery, Thriller, R. Gerard Butler, Jaimie Alexander, Dani Deetté, Russell Hornsby, Dir. Brian Goodman) - Confirmed 12-May-2022

With their marriage failing, Will Spann drives his soon-to-be ex-wife Lisa to her parents home when she mysteriously disappears without a trace during a stop at a gas station. A frantic Will engages the local police and Lisa's parents in a desperate attempt to find her, but as time passes and suspicion falls on him, Will resolves to find Lisa by any means necessary, delving into the town's criminal underbelly while running from the authorities in a race against time to find the woman he ultimately still loves.

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Last Seen Alive (Sky / NOW) Movie Review

Last Seen Alive (Sky / NOW) Movie Review

by Cas Harlow ·
Breakdown gets a remake in all but name, with this Gerard Butler vehicle a pretty watchable no-frills quiet Friday-night-in thriller.  
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11th June (Saturday)

The Gateway (2021, Crime, Drama, Thriller, R. Shea Whigham, Olivia Munn, Bruce Dern, Frank Grillo, Dir. Michele Civetta)- added 27-May-2022

Troubled but dedicated social worker Parker Jode finds himself in over his head when he tries to protect a client from her husband who has recently been released from prison and is intent on dragging the family back into his old ways.

The Gateway stars the always reliable Shea Whigham who steps out from his usual 27-percenter contribution into a rare and deserved leading role.


12th June (Sunday)

Lansky (2021, Crime, Drama, Biography, R. Harvey Keitel, Sam Worthington, John Magaro, Minka Kelly, Dir. + Scr. Eytan Rockaway) - added 27-May-2022

When the ageing Meyer Lansky is investigated one last time by the Feds, who suspect he has stashed away millions of dollars over half a century, the retired gangster spins a mesmerising tale to writer David Stone who is planning a book about the complicated mobster's life. But as Lansky reveals the dark and untold truth about his role as the notorious boss of Murder, Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate, Stone finds himself dragged deeper into the authorities’ investigation, running the risk of angering the ruthless Meyer.


17th June (Friday)

Last Night in Soho (2021, Drama, Horror, Mystery, R. Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, Dir. Edgar Wright, Scr. Edgar Wright, Krysty Wilson-Cairns) - Confirmed 12-May-2022

Ellie is an aspiring fashion design student in her first year at the University of the Arts, London. Nervous about her move from rural Cornwall to the city and struggling to mix with the shallow, bitchy residents in university halls she decides instead to rent a bedsit in Soho. But as Ellie sleeps in her top floor retreat, the building’s chequered past and its previous occupants begin to flood her dreams and it isn’t long before these images of the past begin to invade her waking life too.

Sparked by director and co-writer Edgar Wright’s parents' stories of growing up in the sixties and his love of music and films from that period, the project was originally titled Red Light Area, then The Night Has a Thousand Eyes before Last Night in Soho was agreed upon. Pulling in a number of well known actors from the period, including Terence Stamp and Rita Tushingham, the film also featured Dame Diana Rigg’s last filmed performance as she sadly died just after production wrapped.

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Last Night in Soho Movie Review

Last Night in Soho Movie Review

by Tom Davies ·
With a full turn towards horror, Edgar Wright has crafted a modern ghost story that displays all the hallmarks of his greatness and still manages to fall short with a confused angle on sexual dynamics.  
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18th June (Saturday)

White Elephant (2022, Action, Thriller. Bruce Willis, Michael Rooker, Olga Kurylenko, John Malkovich, Dir. Jesse V. Johnson)- added 27-May-2022

After an assassination attempt goes wrong, Gabriel Tancredi, a former marine turned mob enforcer breaks his code of conduct to save a police officer, Vanessa, who witnessed the botched job. Unfortunately the hit was ordered by ruthless crime boss Arnold Solomon, Tancredi’s boss… and friend. Now, with Solomon ordering a full clean up operation plus the added complications of an eager underling out to prove himself, rival gangs making moves and a rising body count, every step Tancredi makes threatens lives, including his own and Vanessa's.

One of a handful of Willis’s last films produced before he announced his retirement from acting due to aphasia , so go easy on the guy.


19th June (Sunday)

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021, Drama, Biography, Period, PG-13. Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones, Dir. Will Sharpe) - Confirmed 12-May-2022

The true story of eccentric British artist, inventor and entrepreneur Louis Wain, who after the death of his father in 1880, was forced to become the sole provider for his five sisters. Trying on many hats as a means to generate income, Louis, is struck by a stray cat he adopts and starts to produce remarkable, humorous and psychedelic paintings of cats which capture the public's imagination and thrust him into the spotlight. But Louis’ mental and emotional state walk a tightrope as his obsession with unlocking the "electrical" mysteries of the world impact on the relationships with those closest to him, especially his beloved wife Emily.


24th June (Friday)

Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021, Adventure, Comedy, Family, PG. Darby Camp, Jack Whitehall, Tony Hale, Sienna Guillory, Dir. Walt Becker) - Confirmed Paramount+ 27-May-2022

As middle schooler Emily Elizabeth struggles to fit in at home and at school, she is gifted a small red puppy from a magical animal rescuer and told that the pooch will grow depending upon how much she loves him. Emily names the dog Clifford and the pair form an immediate bond, so much so that when she wakes the next morning, Emily discovers that not only is Clifford still red - he’s now 10 feet tall!

Now it's up to Emily and her fun but clueless uncle Casey to make sure Clifford gets plenty of exercise and food while keeping him out of the clutches of a genetics company who wants to know what makes Clifford tick.


25th June (Saturday)

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, R. Kaya Scodelario, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper, Dir. + Scr. Johannes Roberts) - added 27-May-2022

In 1998, Raccoon City, the once booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, is now a dying Midwestern town. Deserted by the company which was once at its epicentre, a lingering evil is now lurking below the surface. When that horror is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the mysterious truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.

Adapted from the stories of the first and second games by Capcom, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City serves as a reboot of the Resident Evil film series and is the seventh live-action film loosely based on the video game series overall

Bet you never thought you'd miss Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla, eh!

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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Movie Review

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Movie Review

by Tom Davies ·
The Resident Evil franchise reboots with a much more faithful adaptation of the source material, but what's gained from blow-by-blow videogame story retelling?  
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26th June (Sunday)

The Survivor (2021, Drama, Period, True Life, R. Ben Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Danny DeVito, Vicky Krieps, Dir. Barry Levinson) - added 27-May-2022

As a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp, Harry Haft was faced with an impossible choice demanded by his evil captors; fight fellow prisoners in the boxing ring for the amusement of his evil captors, or die. Having survived the horrors of his incarceration, Harry is haunted by memories and guilt but attempts to use high-profile fights against boxing legends like Rocky Marciano as a way to find his long lost first love again.

Based on the true story of Harry Haft who was briefly a professional light heavyweight in the US from 1948-49.


TV Shows on Sky/NOW

(Requires Sky TV subscription, Now Entertainment Pass)

2nd June (Thursday)

The Midwich Cuckoos (2022, S1, Sky Original Drama/Mystery Series, Sky Max) - Confirmed 12-May-2022

Midwich is a quiet but affluent commuter town where nothing much happens. That is, until the twilight hours of a late summer’s day, when everyone in the same part of the village falls unconscious. The curious incident seems temporary and those affected regain consciousness, however, every woman of child-bearing age inside the zone has suddenly and inexplicably fallen pregnant. Into this bizarre scenario comes psychotherapist Dr. Susannah Zellaby to help support those affected and she has her own emotional interest since her daughter, Cassie, has fallen pregnant and harbours deep concerns about who, or what is behind this phenomenon. Meanwhile Local officer DCI Paul Haynes is tasked with maintaining calm as people become more and more concerned since, as the new children grow, it’s becoming clear that everyone in Midwich, and beyond, could be in grave danger.

Modern retelling of the John Wyndham 1950’s classic sci-fi story starring Keeley Hawes and Max Beasley which saw two previous movie adaptations in the form of Village of the Damned in 1960 and 1995 starring Geaorge Sanders and Christopher Reeve respectively.

Quant (2021, Documentary, Sky Documentaries) - Confirmed 12-May-2022

The first official feature documentary celebrating the incredible life of one of the most influential icons of the 20th century, fashion designer Dame Mary Quant. Directed by Sadie Frost , this features contributions from model Kate Moss, designers Vivienne Westwood, Jasper Conran and Zandra Rhodes, musician Dave Davies and make-up guru Charlotte Tilbury, as well as Mary's family and peers.

The Mark of a Serial Killer (2022, S3, NBC Universal True Crime Docuseries, Sky Crime) - Confirmed 12-May-2022

The behaviours and patterns may differ, but some serial killers simply cannot resist leaving a personal mark on each of their terrible crimes. From postmortem rituals to crime scene mementos, these perverse trademarks are often meant to taunt law enforcement but can end up providing vital clues that help the investigators bring down the perpetrator.This returning series continues to delve into the minds of these killers with first-hand accounts from the detectives involved as well as interviews with criminal psychology experts..

What's new on Sky and NOW UK for June 2022
The Mark of a Serial Killer S3 is on Sky Crime in June 2022

Real War of Thrones (2017-18, S1-2, Historical Docuseries, Sky History) - Confirmed 12-May-2022

In the turbulent formative centuries of early Europe, power-hungry family dynasties fought for domination of the continent. They clashed with blood and iron on the battlefields - but the real wars were complex personal power struggles played out in private. Behind stony castle walls was a world of strategic alliance, adultery, plot treason and murder.

Historian and writer Dan Jones tells the story of the epic struggles and power games played out between a few wealthy, rival dynasties and how these have laid down the political and social foundations of modern Europe and the Western world.

What's new on Sky and NOW UK for June 2022
Real War of Thrones is on Sky History in June 2022

5th June (Thursday)

Wild Workers (2022, Natural History Docuseries, Sky Nature) - Confirmed 12-May-2022

Each day as we head to work - another day in the office, out on the road or maybe even at home - wherever our business takes us spare a thought for the billions of Wild Workers in the natural world who day after day toil to keep our planet in shape.

This three part documentary series covers the ingenuity of a range of creatures covering everything from Prime Movers to Master Builders to Empire Engineers, without whose tireless skills of grazing, cutting, building and digging, our world would be a very different place.

What's new on Sky and NOW UK for June 2022
Wild Workers is on Sky Nature in June 2022

6th June (Friday)

Bomber: Terror of WWII (Documentary, Sky History) - Confirmed 12-May-2022

Introduced as a terrifying, indiscriminate weapon of destruction by the Japanese bombing of Chinese cities and the German and Italian planes that pounded Spanish towns in the Civil War in the thirties, by the commencement of the Second World War, airbourne bombing of military and civilian targets was well established. Fleets of bomber aircraft stood ready on the airfields of every combatant nation with aviation capabilities and this is the story of their use in warfare and of the remorseless development of the bombs and weapons they delivered which reached its devastating conclusion on 6th August 1945 - at Hiroshima.

What's new on Sky and NOW UK for June 2022
Bomber: Terror of WWII is on Sky History in June 2022

Girls5Eva (2022, S2, Music/Comedy Series, Peacock)

A one-hit-wonder girl band from the ’90s gets a second shot at fame when they’re sampled by a young star.

Now back for a second season encore Girls5Eva are back having successfully reunited on stage and landed a record deal. Now Dawn, Wickie, Summer and Gloria will discover just how much they're willing to sacrifice for the opportunity.

What's new on Sky and NOW UK for June 2022
Girls5Eva S2 is on Peacock on Sky in June 2022

Scouting For Girls: Fashion’s Darkest Secret (2022, Sky Original Docuseries, Sky Documentaries) - Confirmed 12-May-2022

This three-part documentary series builds on an investigation by journalist Lucy Osborne and The Guardian and reveals how a group of men behind the world's most successful modelling agencies was involved in the darker side of fashion.

It’s the story of a generation of forgotten women and girls who were promised stardom and glamour but instead found themselves used, abused and, in some cases, trafficked between networks of powerful men. The ugly truth truth unveiled in one of the most glamorous of industries has led to the fashion business now facing its own #MeToo reckoning, as the survivors come together to take action against those responsible.


7th June (Saturday)

The Good Doctor (2022, S5 part 2, ABC Medical Drama Series Sky Witness) - Confirmed 12-May-2022

Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues.

Season five returns from its winter hiatus with Shaun now forced confront Lea about their relationship and determine what he really means to her. Meanwhile the team debates about plastic surgery and Lim hopes to expose Salen's cover-up over an infant's death.

What's new on Sky and NOW UK for June 2022
The Good Doctor S5 is on Sky Witness in June 2022

We Own This City (2022, Limited season, HBO Crime Series, Sky Atlantic) - Confirmed 12-May-2022

Based on the book by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton, We Own This City chronicles the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department's Gun Trace Task Force and the corruption and moral collapse that befell the American city as the ‘War on Drugs’ led to policies of drug prohibition and mass arrest which were championed at the expense of actual police work.

Adapted by The Wire’s David Simon and directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green (King Richard), We Own This City stars Jon Bernthal as Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, one of the central figures in the Gun Trace Task Force, alongside Josh Charles, Wunmi Mosaku, Treat Williams and Jamie Hector as well as The Wire alumni Domenick Lombardozzi and Delaney Williams.


12th June (Sunday)

Hotspots: The Last Hope (2021, Sky Nature) - New 12-May-2022

Our planet is abundant with life. However, in some places where there is an especially large variety of animal and plant species there is also a high level of habitat destruction. These irreplaceable hotspots of biodiversity demand special protection.

What's new on Sky and NOW UK for June 2022
Hotspots: The Last Hope is on Sky Nature in June 2022

13th June (Monday)

The Real Manhunter (2022, S2, Sky Original True Crime Docuseries, Sky Crime) - Confirmed 12-May-2022

Former Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton spent 30 years in the police force during which time he was inviolved in many successful and high-profile murder investigations. Here Sutton revisits cases he led and explores everything from the crime itself through to the breakthrough moment when the suspect was identified and arrested. He takes the viewer on a journey from the moment the police were notified, visits key crime scene locations and explains, with the help of contributions from fellow police officers, officials and journalists, how he and his team managed to gather enough evidence to secure a conviction.

What's new on Sky and NOW UK for June 2022
The Real Manhunter S2 is on Sky Crime in June 2022

16th June (Thursday)

The Lazarus Project (2022, S1, Sky Original Sci-Fi/Thriller Series, Sky Max) - New 12-May-2022

When George wakes up one day and finds himself reliving a day from months ago, he thinks he’s lost his mind. That is, until he meets Archie, who recruits him for the Lazarus Project - a secret organisation that has harnessed the ability to turn back time every time the world is at threat of extinction.

But when a freak accident kills someone close to George, he’s forbidden from using Lazarus to go back and save her. Knowing the power exists to undo the tragedy gnaws away at George who must choose loyalty to the project and its stance on global security or go rogue and use it to ease his own personal pain.

Originally titled Extinction, the eight episode The Lazarus Project was written by Joe (Encounter) Barton and stars Gangs of London’s Papa Essiedu, Caroline Quentin and Tom (The Souvenir) Burke.


20th June (Monday)

Blue Bloods (2022, S12, CBS Police Procedural Series, Sky Witness) - Confirmed 12-May-2022

The Reagans are a family steeped in NYPD law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the Police Commissioner, his oldest son, Danny, is a detective, his youngest son, Jamie, is a sergeant in the force and his daughter, Erin, works as an assistant district attorney. Meanwhile Frank’s second son was sadly killed in the line of duty and his own father, Henry, is an ex Police Commissioner. Each member of this close knit, passionate Irish-American family represents a different aspect of the police or legal process which they bring to bear as they defend their beloved New York from harm.

This time around Danny decides its time to go to unusual lengths to solve the murder of a young boy and consults a psychic, while Frank is at odds with the mayor over how best to protect the city from an upsurge in crime following a high-profile shooting. Also, Erin investigates a decades-old case in which the primary eyewitness to the killing is her boss, DA Kimberly Crawford, who was just 13 years old at the time.

The series is famed for having a family dinner scene in virtually every episode, something star Tom Selleck suggested so as to emphasise the close bonds the family share.

What's new on Sky and NOW UK for June 2022
Blue Bloods S12 is on Sky Witness in June2022

21st June (Tuesday)

Blocco 181 (2022, S1, Sky Original Drama, International: Italy, Language: Italian, Sky Atlantic) - Confirmed 09-Jun-2022

Set in the multi-ethnic communities on the outskirts of Milan, Blocco 181 is a story of love, generational conflicts, female emancipation and power struggles which looks at a modern-day city through new eyes and re-examines what it means to live in a globalised world where extremes co-exist.

Co-developed with multi-platinum musician and rapper Salmo in his first television project.

What's new on Sky and NOW UK for June 2022
Blocco 181 is on Sky Atlantic in June 2022

24th June (Friday)

Young Rock (2022, S2 NBC Comedy Series, Sky Comedy) - Confirmed 12-May-2022

A comedic look at the formative years of superstar Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson as he journeys through life.

Set in 2032 as Johnson is running as a candidate in the United States presidential election, each episode is framed by an interview or conversation that has Johnson reminiscing about the events that shaped him, covering three important periods of his life.

As season 2 kicks off, Dwayne reflects on fatherhood in 1984 as little Dewey vies for his father's attention, while in 1987, teenage Dwayne arrives in Nashville, and in 1996, adult Dwayne struggles in the Canadian Football League.

What's new on Sky and NOW UK for June 2022
Young Rock S2 is on Sky Comedy in June 2022

27th June (Monday)

Westworld (2022, S4, HBO Sci-Fi/Drama Series, Sky Atlantic) - Confirmed 10-May-2022

Westworld, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s expansion of Michael Crichton’s film and novel, is back with the Emmy-winning drama series continuing its dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness, the meaning of ‘self’ and the birth of a new form of life on Earth.

Movies & TV Review

Westworld: Season One – The Maze TV Show Review

Westworld: Season One – The Maze TV Show Review

by Simon Crust ·
HBO's remake of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film Westworld is a triumph; exploring themes of consciousness, control and human nature through the eyes of the ‘hosts’ in a futuristic theme park.  
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Westworld Season Two: The Door TV Show Review

Westworld Season Two: The Door TV Show Review

by Cas Harlow ·
The impressive HBO mystery western sci-fi TV series, Westworld, enters its second season posing even more questions and offering even fewer answers.  
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Westworld Season 3: The New World TV Show Premiere Review

Westworld Season 3: The New World TV Show Premiere Review

by Cas Harlow ·
After two non-linear seasons on the park, the 'artificials' take to the real world to cause havoc, with HBO's Westworld successfully reinventing its ideas for a broader scope, assuming this isn't just another illusion...  
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Paramount+ available from 22nd June

Requires Sky Cinema subscription

22nd June (Wednesday)

Halo (2022, S1, Paramount+ Action/Sci-Fi Series) - confirmed 16-Jun-2022

In the year 2552, humans on the planet Madrigal fight for independence from Earth, but a fatal encounter with the Alien Covenant complicates things; thus Master Chief John 117 and his super-soldier "Spartans" are tasked to join the fight.

Live action TV series based on the popular video game which, according to executive producer Kiki Wolfkill (greatest name EVER!) is a standalone story that takes place within its own "Silver Timeline" and is separate rather than a continuation, adaptation, prequel, or sequel of the game franchise.

Halo stars Pablo (The Wire, American Gods) Schreiber, Natascha McElhone and Jen Taylor who reprises her role from the games as Cortana... aha! So there is crossover with the games!

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Halo (Paramount+) TV Show Review

Halo (Paramount+) TV Show Review

by Cas Harlow ·
UPDATED 22-JUN-2022: Over 20 years after Halo: Combat Evolved first launched, and we finally get a big budget adaptation following the fabled Master Chief, but is it all that we've been waiting for?  
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Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber (2022, S1, Showtime Anthology Series)- confirmed 16-Jun-2022

Super Pumped is an anthology series in which each season will explore a story that rocked the business world to its core and changed the cultural landscape.

The Battle For Uber tells the story of one of Silicon Valley’s most successful yet destructive ventures, Uber and charts its single minded CEO Travis Kalanick and the chaos his vision often wrought. Brought into Kalanick’s orbit are mentor Bill Gurley, the plainspoken, brilliant Texan venture capitalist who initially supports the project, and savvy businesswoman and co-founder of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, both of whom are subjected to the turbulent highs and lows of the tech sector. Ultimately, Uber stood out as both a marvel and a cautionary tale, featuring internal and external battles that rippled with unpredictable consequences.

Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler and Uma Thurman with the second season reportedly tackling Facebook.

What's new on Sky and NOW UK for June 2022
Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber is on Paramount+ on Sky in June 2022

The First Lady (2022, S1 Showtime Anthology Series)- confirmed 16-Jun-2022

In the East Wing of the White House in Washington D.C., many of history's most impactful and world-changing decisions have been made by America's charismatic, complex and dynamic first ladies. This anthology series stars Viola Davis as Michelle Obama, Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt with the interweaving storylines revealing their journeys to Washington and showing how public office affected their family lives and the impact their significant political contributions made.

The Offer (2022, Limited Season, Paramount+ True Life/Drama Series) - confirmed 16-Jun-2022

In seventies Hollywood, Albert S. Ruddy is tasked with producing a movie from a book he’s never read, forcing him to grapple with the politics of movie studio power plays, the demands of a visionary director and the threats of a gangster who wants the project shut down.

This limited season drama series dramatically chronicles the making of one of Hollywood's most celebrated cinematic achievements, Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of Mario Puzo’s novel, The Godfather.

The Offer stars Miles Teller as determined producer Albert S. Ruddy, from whose perspective the story unfolds along with Matthew Goode as studio executive Robert Evans, Dan Fogler as Coppola along with appearances from Anthony Ippolito as a young Al Pacino and Justin Chambers as Brando.

TBC

Mayor of Kingstown (2021, S1, Paramount+ Crime/Thriller Series)

The McLusky family are power brokers, administering the local penitentiary which they see as a thriving business even though it brings with it systemic racism, corruption and inequality where inmates' safety is bartered amongst the prison gangs.

Created by Hugh Dillon (who also stars) and Yellowstone’s Taylor Sheridan, Mayor of Kingstown also features Jeremy Renner, Dianne Wiest, Taylor Handley, Kyle Chandler and Aidan Gillen.

A second season is on the way.

Ray Donovan: The Movie (2022, Drama, Showtime Original Film. Liev Schreiber, Eddie Marsan, Jon Voight, Josh Hamilton, Dir. David Hollander)

A showdown decades in the making brings the Donovan family legacy full circle. As the events that made Ray who he is today finally come to light, the Donovans find themselves drawn back to Boston to face the past. Each of them struggles to overcome their violent upbringing, and only their fierce love for each other keeps them in the fight. Whether they stand together or they go down swinging, one thing is certain - Ray doesn't do loose ends.

Picking up where the unexpectedly cancelled show left off at the end of season 7, fans of Ray Donovan will get some closure with this final outing which was co-written by star Liev Schreiber.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022, S1, Paramount+ Sci-Fi Series)

In the years before James T. Kirk took charge of the USS Enterprise, the iconic Federation starship was under the legendary command of Captain Christopher Pike, who comes out of self-imposed exile to rescue an officer gone missing during a secret mission.

Ethan Peck, Anson Mount and Rebecca Romijn reprise their roles as Spock, Pike and Number One from Star Trek: Discovery with the showrunners choosing to return to a more traditional, episodic storytelling approach closer to the style of The Original Series than the more modern, serialised narrative approach used for many shows. There’s even a close approximation of Kirk’s “Space, the final frontier….” speech at the start of each episode,

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+) TV Show Review

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+) TV Show Review

by Cas Harlow ·
UPDATED 22-JUN-2022: We take an early look at what could be the best new Trek in decades, boasting Original Series vibes with a charismatic Captain and a welcomly refreshing episodic format, hoping to put things back on course.  
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The Man Who Fell to Earth (2022, S1, Showtime/Paramount+ Sci-Fi/Mystery Series)

An alien arrives on earth with an urgent mission: find the brilliant scientist Justin Falls, the one woman on Earth who can help save his own species. As the visitor struggles to adapt to our world to fit in and become more "human," Justin’s own faith in humanity couldn't be lower. Forming an unlikely duo, together they discover that in order to save his world, they must first save ours.

Initially adapted as a 1976 film starring David Bowie, this latest take on the Walter Tevis novel of the same name stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris, Clarke Peters and Bill Nighy who steps into the shoes of Thomas Jerome Newton, the character played by Bowie in the movie.

Yellowstone (2020-21, S3-4, Paramount+ Drama Series)

The series follows the Dutton family, led by Josh Dutton (Kevin Costner) who own the largest ranch in Montana, the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch, commonly called "the Yellowstone". Together the family must face the threats to their hard won empire from the bordering Broken Rock Indian Reservation, America’s first National Park and ruthless developers.

Seasons one and two of Yellowstone are available on Channel 5 / 5Action in the UK. However, in the US, they were acquired by NBC Universal’s rival streaming service Peacock prior to the sudden uptick in popularity of the show. In an effort to offset this splitting of the Yellowstone seasons across two providers, described by Paramount bosses as ‘unfortunate’, Paramount+ is expanding the Yellowstone Universe with prequel series 1883 and 1932 concentrating on the Dutton family in different but pivotal eras, while 6666 is a planned present day spin off.

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Yellowstone Season 1 TV Show Review

Yellowstone Season 1 TV Show Review

by Cas Harlow ·
Taylor Sheridan's excellent modern western show - basically tailor-made for Kevin Costner - finally lands in the UK on Digital and Blu-ray.  
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Yellowstone Season 2 TV Show Review

Yellowstone Season 2 TV Show Review

by Cas Harlow ·
After a tremendous first season, Yellowstone returned for a strong second tour which built to an epic conclusion, finally making it to UK digital and Blu-ray almost two years after its release.  
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Y: 1883 (2021, S1, Paramount+ Drama Series)

In the 1880s, James Dutton arrives in Texas where he awaits the arrival of his family. From there, they strike out westward through the last bastion of untamed America, as James, Margaret, Elsa and 5 year old John prepare to make their way through The Great Plains in search of a new home and the promise of opportunity.

Sam Elliot, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill star in this prequel series to popular drama Yellowstone.


So those are the highlights so far for June 2022. Let us know what you think about the lineup in the comments section. As new content is added and air dates confirmed, we’ll update the listing, so be sure to check back so you don’t miss out.


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What's new on Netflix UK for June 2022

What's new on Netflix UK for June 2022

by Andy Bassett ·
UPDATED 07-Jun-2022: With job cuts, axed shows and twitchy subscribers to contend with, Netflix turns to some of its proven mainstays with Adam Sandler and Chris Hemsworth original movies and a Korean remake of one of the streamer’s most successful international shows.  
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What's new on UK streaming services for June 2022

What's new on UK streaming services for June 2022

by Andy Bassett ·
UPDATED 02-JUN-2022: June appears to be the month of returning favourites with Disney+, Prime Video and Apple TV+ all seeing fan approved and critically rated shows coming back for second or third outings. It does mean though that, across the board, Ms. Marvel is the only real standout debutante.  

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