The continued relaxing of lockdown restrictions means more and more people are getting out this spring, particularly now that pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops have officially opened. But if you need a break from the sudden (socially-distanced) socialising, Sky and Now have plenty of new movies, TV shows, documentaries and sports events to keep you entertained all throughout the month of May.
One of the big new arrivals this month is Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s action-packed blockbuster which was one of the highest-grossing films last year. If sci-fi is not your cup of tea, then you’ll be happy to know that other titles such as Pan’s Labyrinth, Heat and Horrible Bosses are also coming to Sky and Now’s Cinema membership this month.
Sky and Now customers will also be able to enjoy a wide range of new TV series, including period dramas (Domina, The Nevers), critically-acclaimed comedy (Breeders) and documentaries (Exterminate All the Brutes, The United Way). And on the sports front, you’ll be able to catch all the latest action from the PGA Championship and Formula One.
Read on for our full roundup of what’s new on Sky and Now in May.
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What’s new on Sky Cinema and Now Cinema Membership in May
1st May – Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Guillermo Del Toro’s surreal fairy tale horror will be available to stream on Sky and Now from the beginning of the month. Set in Spain in 1944 amidst a guerilla uprising, a young girl Ofelia is living with her sick mother and her mother’s sadistic husband, Captain Vidal, at a military post in the forest. After meeting a faun named Pan in a maze, Ofelia discovers a world of magic beyond her own.
1st May – Heat (1995)
Robert De Niro and Al Pacino star in this classic 90s crime thriller. Neil McCauley (De Niro) is a professional criminal planning a final big heist before retirement. But when McCauley’s team leaves a clue at a botched robbery, LAPD lieutenant Vincent Hanna (Pacino) begins hunting him down. Also starring Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman.
1st May – Horrible Bosses 1 & 2 (2011, 2014)
Fed up with their oppressive employers, three disgruntled workers (played by Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis) hatch a plan, with a little help from a “hitman” (Jamie Foxx), to dispose of their bosses for good – by murdering them. Horrible Bosses and its 2014 sequel will both be able to stream from 1 May.
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7th May – Tenet (2020)
Christopher Nolan’s latest sci-fi epic plays fast and loose with the idea of a linear plot. The film’s unnamed protagonist, a secret agent played by John David Washington, must travel through time in an effort to prevent the outbreak of World War III, armed with a single word: Tenet. Also starring are Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy, Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki.
14th May – The Secrets We Keep (2020)
In post-war America, Maja, a Romanain refugee, lives in the suburbs with her American husband and son. Still recovering from the trauma of the Second World War, she is trying to rebuild her life when she kidnaps her neighbour – a man she believes to be a former Nazi soldier who committed horrific crimes against her during the war.
21st May – Rambo: Last Blood (2019)
Almost four decades after First Blood, Sylvester Stallone returns as the Vietnam war vateran John Rambo in the fifth movie of the franchise. Last Blood finds Rambo trying to live out the rest of his life in peace, raising horses on his Arizona ranch. But when his adopted niece Gabriela is kidnapped by a Mexican cartel, his peace is quickly interrupted for one more mean mission.
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What’s new on Sky TV and Now Entertainment Membership in May
1st May – Exterminate All the Brutes (2021)
Raoul Peck, the award-winning filmmaker behind 2016’s ‘I Am Not Your Negro’, directs this new four-part documentary miniseries, exploring genocide, colonisation and the origins of white supremacy. The episodes tell the story of Native American genocide and the slave trade, while examining issues such as how history is shaped by those in power, and how America is to reconcile its true history with its ideals of freedom and democracy.
5th May – Bloods (2021)
This new Sky comedy follows two paramedics who are as different as chalk and cheese. Maleek (played by series co-creator Samson Kayo) is a tough-acting introvert while Wendy (Jane Horrocks) is an overly-chatty divorcee. But when the two are paired together, they form an unlikely bond and are soon providing each other with much-needed life support, both personally and professionally.
14th May – Domina (2021)
This Sky Original period drama tells the true story of Livia Drusilla, the wife of Augustus Caesar and the first empress of the Roman Empire. Full of tension and intrigue, the series follows Livia’s rise to power after the assassination of Julius Caesar, and stars Kasia Smutniak as the empress, as well as Liam Cunningham and Isabella Rosselini in supporting roles.
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17th May – The Nevers (2021)
Another period drama, this time set in Victorian London and with a touch of the supernatural. The Nevers follows a gang of women who