We have just the thing to see you through the last few weeks of this dreary winter. Throw some popcorn in the microwave, chuck on your Oodie and light a candle—it’s time for a cosy weekend of binge-watching.
Luckily, Sky and Neon has you covered with new shows and movies dropping in the next month. From the highly-anticipated Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon to your next Marvel fix, here’s everything you need to add to the TV calendar.
House of the Dragon
Mondays from 22 August on SoHo, Sky Go and Neon
Let’s be honest, we all love a good prequel—particularly when it’s based on the biggest show ever. Satisfy your Game of Thrones cravings because House of the Dragon is set to drop on both Sky and Neon this month. This series takes place 200 years before Game of Thrones. It is, you guessed it, all about the House Targaryen and their family succession story to take the Iron Throne. Big names like Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Paddy Considine and Emma D’Arcy will grace your screen, so don’t miss this one kicking off from Monday, August 22 on SoHo, Sky Go and Neon.
What We Do in the Shadows S4
Mondays from 22 August at 8pm on SoHo
Available on Neon and Sky Go now.
Your favourite vampires are back for another season of audacity, laughter and, often, sheer stupidity. If you haven’t yet caught the previous three seasons, What We Do in the Shadows is based on the 2014 comedy mockumentary by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Produced by Jemaine, the television show is equally wild, and season four is no exception. You’ll catch quests for love, new vampire nightclubs and raising children—all through the lens of very, very old vampires based in Staten Island. Weird? Yes. Addictive? Also yes.
Mondays from 12 September on Neon and Wednesdays 14 September on SoHo
This series will satisfy all your heated crime-drama desires as a modern-day take on the 1980s hit film, American Gigolo. If you’re new to the story, the show follows escort Julian Kaye being wrongfully convicted of murder and finally released from prison. After 15 years behind bars, he tries to find his place in Los Angeles, rekindle old relationships and uncover the truth about why he was sentenced in the first place.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Thursday, September 15 only on Neon
If you’ve been on the edge of your seat waiting for The Handmaid’s Tale to return, September is your month. Season five is set to deliver on all things shocking as we see characters grapple with their new circumstances and surroundings. June is facing repercussions from the jaw-dropping season four finale, Serena tries to gain influence in Canada while Gilead attempts to spread their power across borders. Block out your cal on September 15—tuning into Neon is the only thing you’ll be doing that night.
Sky Go and Neon: Sunday, 4 September
If you missed Dune at the cinema, break out the popcorn—now is your chance to catch it on Sky Movies or Neon. Dune was one of the biggest movies of 2021, and for a good reason. In short, this sci-fi film follows Paul Atreides and his House Atreides as they battle for the reign of a dangerous desert planet. Backed by a mega ensemble cast, you’ll find names like Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Rebecca Ferguson on the screen. Of course, there’s also Timothée Chalamet—and if that’s not reason enough to watch, we don’t know what is.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Sky Go and Neon: Tuesday, August 16, Sky: Sunday, August 21
Clear your weekend because your next Marvel fix is on the way. Venom: Let There Be Carnage delivers all the nail-biting action we’ve come to expect from these films. The stakes are high as serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) becomes a host of a hostile alien symbiote. Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and Venom must band together to tackle danger and fight off the evil force of Carnage.
The Many Saints of Newark
Available now on Sky Go and Neon
What made one of the most infamous characters in television history? The Many Saints of Newark is the answer to all your questions on how one of the most iconic mob bosses came to be. Set in Newark, the film follows a young Anthony Soprano as he grows up against the backdrop of New Jersey’s gang wars, racial injustice and crime. Guided by his uncle Dickie Moltisanti, this is the story of what shaped and influenced the one and only Tony Soprano.
Sky Go and Neon: Saturday, August 20
Sky Movies Premiere: Friday 26 August
This semi-autobiographical movie is straight from the heart and mind of director Kenneth Branagh. It depicts the life of a working-class Ulster Protestant family in the tumultuous late 1960s through the eyes of their young son, Buddy. We see the rise of ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland, an era of political and sectarian conflict. Navigating riots, money problems and forbidden friendships, this is a deeply personal story sure to pull on your heartstrings.
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