Back to school season is here and autumn is just around the corner. But if you feel like time is moving too quickly, there’s plenty of new content coming to Sky and Now this September to keep both you and your kids entertained.
New TV shows available to stream this month include the return of the iconic comedy panel show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, a new season of Billions and The Russell Howard Hour, plus documentaries such as Hawking: Can You Hear Me? and The Bambers: Murder at the Farm.
Cinephiles have got just as much to look forward to, from dramas including Minari, The Bodyguard and Bombshell, to comedies such as Superintelligence and Old School. And if sports are more your thing, there’s the conclusion of the England vs India Test series, the resumption of the Indian Premier League, Premier League games almost every weekend, as well as The Ryder Cup and three Formula One races.
Read on for our full rundown of what’s new on Sky and Now this month.
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What’s new on Sky Cinema and Now Cinema Membership in September
1 September – The Bodyguard (1992)
Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston star in this classic 90s romance movie, available to stream on Sky Cinema from the beginning of the month. When Rachel Marron (Houston), an R&B singer at the peak of her career, begins receiving threatening notes, former secret service agent Frank Farmer (Costner) is hired as her bodyguard.
1 September – Old School (2003)
Frank (Will Ferrell), Mitch (Luke Wilson) and Beanie (Vince Vaughan) are three friends disillusioned with adult life. In a desperate attempt to reclaim their younger, wilder days, the three form their own fraternity on a college campus.
1 September – Side Effects (2013)
When she is reunited with her husband who has just been released from prison, Emily Taylor develops severe depression and anxiety. Following a suicide attempt, her doctor prescribes her an experimental drug: Ablixa. All is well, until Emily begins to experience rather extreme side effects. This psychological thriller features an all-star cast consisting of Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
3 September – Long Story Short (2021)
This Australian rom-com puts a twist on the time-loop movie trope. On the day after his wedding to Leanne, Teddy discovers that, every few minutes, his life jumps forward by a year. With the little time that he has, he must fight to make every second count or risk losing the love of his life. Long Story Short stars Rafe Spall and Zahra Newman, alongside Ronny Chieng and Noni Hazlehurst.
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4 September – Let Him Go (2020)
Adapted from the novel by Larry Watson, Let Him Go is the story of George and Margaret Blackledge, a retired sheriff and his wife (played by Kevin Costner and Diane Lane) who live in 1960s Montana. Following the death of their son, the couple set off to rescue his remarried widow and their grandson who are trapped with an abusive husband (Will Brittain) and a sinister matriarch (Lesley Manville).
10 September – Bombshell (2019)
Based on a true story of a scandal, Bombshell follows a group of women that took on, and brought down, former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes in a sexual harassment lawsuit. The movie stars Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron as news anchors Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly, alongside Margot Robbie, and John Lithgow as Roger Ailes.
11 September – Pixie (2020)
Following the death of her mother, Pixie Hardy (Olivia Cooke) masterminds a heist that will allow her to leave her small-town life in rural Ireland behind. But the plan goes south, and Pixie, alongside two out-of-their-depth misfits Frank and Harland (Ben Hardy and Daryl McCormack), find themselves on the run from “deadly gangster priests”. The movie also stars Alec Baldwin, Colm Meaney and Dylan Moran.
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12 September – Minari (2020)
Lee Isaac Chung’s semi-autobiographical movie follows a Korean-American family as they try to start a farm in 1980s Arkansas. An intimate and heartwarming drama about family struggles chasing the American dream, Minari stars Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Okja), Yeri Han and Esther Moon.
17 September – Gunpowder Milkshake (2021)
Karen Gillan stars in this explosive action thriller as Sam, an assassin that is forced to go rogue when a job gets out of hand, putting an eight-year-old girl right into the middle of a gang war. Sam must enlist the help of her estranged mother Scarlet (Lena Headey), also an assassin, who was forced to abandon her daughter many years ago. The mother-daughter duo team up with other hitwomen (Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh and Carla Gugino) to take down those who threaten to take everything away from them.
24 September – Superintelligence
Carol Peters (Melissa McCarthy) is an average woman, perhaps one of the most average women on earth. But when an all-powerful Artificial Intelligence (voiced by James Corden) chooses her for observation, the fate of the world rests in Carol’s hands. It’s up to her to convince Superintelligence that the world and its people are worth saving.
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What’s new on Sky TV and Now Entertainment Membership in September
Streaming weekly – Never Mind The Buzzcocks
The popular music-themed panel show returns as a Sky Original series, with Greg Davies as the show’s brand new host (filling the shoes of Rhod Gilbert, as well as Simon Amstell and Mark Lamarr before him). Also returning is Noel Fielding, who will be team captain opposite Daisy May Cooper (This Country). The new series of Never Mind The Buzzcocks will be streaming weekly on Sky, and via Now’s Entertainment member