Looking for your new TV obsession? We’ve rounded up the best new shows on Now TV and Sky from an intimate documentary about Hillary Clinton to the return of Insecure.
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 out soon on Now TV and Sky. And there’s plenty to choose from, including an intimate portrait of Hillary Clinton, McMillions (about a rigged McDonald’s Monopoly game) a true crime documentary about a man released from prison after 30 years and the return of Issa Rae’s Insecure.
Mark Wahlberg produces this documentary that chronicles the huge fraud that took place at McDonalds between 1989 and 2001. Through archive footage and interviews this six part story recounts how an ex-cop, known as Uncle Jerry, rigged the McDonald’s Monopoly game to steal millions of dollars, and created a vast network to help him.
All episodes available now, Sky Documentaries
Wild Animal Babies
Every week in Stylist we ask celebrities: animals or babies? They frequently can’t choose. Now they don’t have to with this new nature show. It follows different baby animals as they spend their first few days and weeks on earth, from beaches in Costa Rica to the outback of Australia. Expect an explosion of cuteness alongside stressful moments as their parents try to keep them safe.
All episodes available from 31 May, Sky Nature
The Plastic Nile
Reporter Alex Crawford travels to Africa to report on the damage that our global single-use consumption is having on the Nile, one of the most important rivers in the world. As well as documenting the harm caused to the food chain, Crawford also discovers a worrying black market trade in plastic.
1 June at 9pm, Sky Documentaries
How to Get Away with Murder (Season 6)
Viola Davis steps into criminal defence lawyer Annalise Keating’s shoes for the last time for the final series of the hit Shonda Rhimes drama. But things don’t start well as Annalise is struggling with the disappearance of law student Laurel and her baby Christopher.
4 June, 10pm, Sky Witness
Inspired by brilliant 2018 film Skate Kitchen about an all-girl skate crew, this six part series by Crystal Moselle follows the group of girls who spend their days learning new tricks, smoking weed, hanging out and battling casual misogyny from guys who think girls can’t skate.
All episodes available from 9 June, Sky Comedy
She’s one of the most famous – and polarising – politicians in the world and now Hillary Clinton is the centre of this intimate four part documentary directed by Nanette Burstein. It follows the former First Lady from meeting husband Bill at Yale to standing on the global political stage and includes unseen footage and interviews with her family and inner circle.
All episodes available from 11 June, Sky Documentaries
My Brilliant Friend
Welcome to part two of the adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s beloved Neapolitan novels about the friendship between Elena and Lila who grew up together in Naples. Series two sees Elena trying to continue her studies in Pisa while Lila is adjusting to marriage and her volatile husband.
All episodes available from 19 June, Sky Atlantic
Perry Mason was a cult legal drama in the 50s and 60s about a hotshot defence lawyer. This HBO reboot goes back to Mason’s roots, when he was starting out as a private investigator in Los Angeles during the Great Depression, to track how he made his name. The Americans star Matthew Rhys plays the titular role while John Lithgow (The Crown) also stars.
From 22 June, Sky Atlantic
Insecure (Season 4)
One of the smartest comedies of the last few years. This show written by and starring Issa Rae focuses on the life, loves and choices – the good, the bad, the messy – of protagonist Issa and her best friend Molly (Yvonne Orji). Series four kicks off with Issa in planning mode for a big block party while Molly is navigating her new relationship. But their friendship, the bedrock to the show, is crumbling.
All episodes available from 23 June, Sky Comedy
A Killer Uncaged
True crime fans will be intrigued by this new documentary about Dale Wayne Sigler sentenced to death for murder – a crime he admitted to – who is about to be released after 30 years imprisonment. The three part series follows as the 53-year-old Texan is put into the custody of his 70- year-old prison pen pal, readjusts to a world he barely recognises and opens up about his real motives for committing murder.
All episodes from 28 June, Sky Crime
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