Looking for your new TV obsession? We’ve rounded up the best new shows on Now TV and Sky. From Billie Piper starring in a bold new comedy to a horror series based on a subversive novel there’s something for whatever mood you’re in.
We’ve never had so many TV options before, but finding something you want to watch can be overwhelming. So we’ve done the hard work for you and picked the best shows coming soon to Now TV and Sky. And there’s plenty to choose from, including Billie Piper’s return to TV screens, a compelling new horror series and two shocking true crime documentaries.
The Beverley Allitt Tapes
In 1991, paediatric nurse Beverley Allitt was convicted of the murder, attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm to 13 children while working as a nurse at Grantham Hospital. This three-part documentary examines what could have motivated the shy young woman to embark on a cold-blooded killing which led to her being given 13 life sentences, and the impact on the survivors and families.
2 August on Sky Crime
Anaïs Nin’s erotic short stories are the basis for this experimental new drama starring Juno Temple and Fleabag’s Hugh Skinner. The six-part series is set in Tangier in 1955 and centres on an American debutante, Lucy Savage (Temple), who is on a voyage of self-discovery. Along the way she meets a cacophony of characters including a dominatrix while her fiancée Hugo (Skinner) is struggling with his feelings for his male lover.
All episodes available on 4 August on Sky Atlantic
This five-part documentary series looks at the controversial case of Greg Kelley, a high-school football star who was convicted for sexually assaulting a four-year-old in 2014. Kelley was sentenced to 25 years in prison, but hundreds of people in his home town in Texas came out in support of the teenager. The series follows the mistakes made in handling the case, the opposing cry to support survivors and Kelley’s eventual release on bail.
16 August on Sky Crime
Get Out director Jordan Peele and Lost creator JJ Abrams executive produce this adaptation of Matt Ruff’s novel, developed for TV by Misha Green. The horror series follows Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors) – a war vet and fan of horror author HP Lovecraft – as he embarks on a monstrous road trip across 1950s Jim Crow era America to find his father. He is joined by friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) while Wunmi Mosaku also stars as Leti’s half-sister.
17 August on Sky Atlantic
I Hate Suzie
Billie Piper joins forces with Secret Diary of a Call Girl writer Lucy Prebble for a contemporary and bold new drama. She plays Suzie Pickles, an actor whose star is in is in the descendant and whose marriage, career, and life are smashed open when her phone is hacked and photos of her in a compromising position are leaked. It promises to be a show about trauma, public appearance and what it really is to be a woman in your 30s today.
All episodes available on 27 August on Sky Atlantic
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