New Movies and TV Shows in August 2022

black site, Dragon House and Code 404 are heading to Sky Cinema and NOW in August 2022. (Sky UK)

It’s time to return to Westeros this month on Sky Cinema and NOW, with game of thrones prequel series Dragon House leader of the Sky offer in August. This scintillating series is the focus of the streamer’s output, but there’s also a third series for the Daniel Mays and Stephen Graham comedy. Code 404 — about a high-tech cop.

On the cinema side, the father of the bride remake arrives alongside a CIA thriller starring Michelle Monaghan and a documentary exploring the life and death of Princess Diana.

Of course, NOW offers the option of purchasing one of its tailored subscriptions, reflecting the type of content you want to watch. For movie buffs there is the NOW Cinema subscription, while TV addicts can purchase the NOW Entertainment subscription and sports fans have the NOW Sports subscription available.

Read more: Dragon House creator reveals key change to source material

Here’s what’s new on Sky Cinema and NOW in the coming month…

New films on Sky Cinema and NOW in August 2022

father of the bride (5 August)

The 1940s novel father of the bride has already been adapted for the big screen twice, with the 1990s version starring Steve Martin being by far the most famous. It has now been resurrected once again, with Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan leading this Cuban-American version of the story. They embody a couple on the verge of divorce who are stopped short when one of their daughters announces to them that she is engaged in a month.

the good neighbor (August 6)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who played Henry VIII in a TV series The Tudors, plays the main character in this sinister thriller. He is the neighbor of Luke Kleintank’s character, David, and the two are in a car together when David hits and kills a cyclist. They flee the scene and agree to keep the crime a secret, which causes problems when David meets and falls in love with the dead girl’s sister.

black site (August 12)

Michelle Monaghan leads the cast of action thriller Black Site.  (Sky Cinema)

Michelle Monaghan leads the cast of the action-thriller black site. (Sky Cinema)

Michelle Monaghan and Jason Clarke take center stage in this thriller set within the confines of a secret CIA facility for high-value criminal targets. Monaghan plays Abby Trent – the agent in charge of the base – while Clarke is the horrific serial killer Hatchet, responsible for the murder of Abby’s husband. When Hatchet breaks free and begins murdering her co-workers, it’s up to Abby to thwart her bid for freedom.

Princess (August 14)

Released in cinemas earlier this year after appearing at the Sundance Film Festival, this Ed Perkins documentary uses archival footage to weave together the tapestry of Princess Diana’s time in the royal family spotlight. It’s an invigorating watch that makes no effort to describe how Britain’s obsession with the palace soap opera contributed to Diana’s untimely passing.

New TV on Sky and NOW in August 2022

Fundamental developments S4 (August 1)

This animated series continues to explore the relationship between a group of preteen video creators and the titular race of biomechanical creatures they have discovered.

The Fatal Attraction Murders (August 1 via Peacock)

Carolyn Warmus found herself the center of enormous tabloid attention when she was dubbed “The Fatal attraction Killer” by the press after he allegedly murdered his lover’s wife, in reference to the 1980s erotic thriller. This two-part documentary special examines whether Warmus was actually responsible for the crime or just turned out to be a scapegoat conducive to storytelling.

Irma Vep S1 (August 2)

Alicia Vikander leads the cast of Olivier Assayas' television adaptation of his own film Irma Vep.  (HBO/Sky)

Alicia Vikander to lead the cast of Olivier Assayas’ TV adaptation of her own film Irma Vep. (HBO/Sky)

Acclaimed French filmmaker Olivier Assayas returns to the ground he covered in his 1996 film Irma Vep with this series in eight episodes made for HBO. Alicia Vikander plays actress Mira Harberg, who hopes to recover her reputation after a tabloid scandal by playing the role of Irma Vep in a remake of the silent crime series The vampires. Over time, the line between fact and fiction blurs for Mira.

New Amsterdam S4 (weekly from August 3)

America loves medical dramas, with New Amsterdam following Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) as he takes charge of one of the oldest public hospitals in the United States. The fourth season is the penultimate series of the series, which will end after five seasons. The cast also includes former Doctor Who Freema Country star.

Code 404 S3 (weekly from August 4)

One of Sky’s most enjoyable comedy series returns for a third series as Daniel Mays and Stephen Graham rekindle their unusual cop pals partnership for Code 404. Mays again plays the AI-enhanced DI John Major opposite Graham as the capable DI Roy Carver. This time, they are investigating the murder of one of their colleagues.

Stevie Nicks: Live at Red Rocks (5 August)

This 1986 concert, filmed in the middle of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, follows Stevie Nicks on the final date of his inaugural solo tour after leaving Fleetwood Mac.

Micah Richards Player Pranks S1 (weekly from August 6)

Micah Richards and Sky Sports colleague Adam Smith present a new prank-based series.  (Sky UK)

Micah Richards and Sky Sports colleague Adam Smith present a new prank-based series. (Sky UK)

Micah Richards has become as famous for his laughter as he is for his football skills and he’s enjoying that reputation in this new series in which he puts his love of pranks center stage. Through the use of hidden cameras, he subjects famous faces from the world of football to absurd situations.

Paul Simon: Under African Skies (August 6)

Paul Simon celebrates the 15th anniversary of his seminal album graceland with this concert filmed in South Africa. The album featured an array of African talent.

Sound Revolution: Tangerine Dream (August 7)

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese died in 2015 and this documentary is a tribute to the impact he and the band had on music history. He uses new interviews as well as never-before-seen archive footage to tell the story of Tangerine Dream.

Cirque du Soleil: Delirium (August 9)

Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever arena show brings the band’s unique blend of showmanship and acrobatics onto an even larger canvas than they’ve used in the past.

One Shot: The Football Factory (August 11)

Filmed over 18 months, this series follows young footballers in south London as they hone their skills in the hope of being scouted by a big club and catapulted to stardom on the sport’s biggest stage.

Dragon House (weekly from August 12)

Two centuries before the events of game of thrones, Westeros was ruled by the blond-haired dragon riders of the Targaryen dynasty. It’s into this world that this new series transports viewers, with Paddy Considine’s King Viserys I Targaryen sitting on the Iron Throne and his children – played by Matt Smith and Emma D’Arcy preparing to succeed him. Experimented thrones director Miguel Sapochnik is in charge of the first episode.

A league apart S17 (weekly from August 18)

The Sports Panel returns for another series, with host Romesh Ranganathan joined by team captain Jamie Redknapp and a rotating selection of guests from the worlds of sports, comedy and entertainment.

The Numan Method (to confirm)

Gary Numan announced his retirement from the music industry in 1981, cutting off a seemingly meteoric rise. This documentary follows Numan as he candidly explains what prompted his decision to leave the spotlight, while preparing for his return to Wembley Arena in May 2022.

Bull S6 (to be confirmed)

This legal drama returns, with Michael Weatherly’s titular psychologist working to save his kidnapped daughter. The kidnapper threatened to avoid police intervention, which means it’s all up to Bull and his team.

The day of the Dead S1 (to be confirmed)

Day of the Dead follows half a dozen strangers as they try to survive an undead invasion.  (Sky)

The day of the Dead follows half a dozen strangers as they try to survive an invasion of the undead. (Sky)

Based on the 1985 film of the same name by famed zombie maestro George A. Romero, this series focuses on a group of six strangers as they work to survive the first 24 hours of a zombie outbreak.

killer in my village S6 (to be confirmed)

This true detective series returns to explore more horrific acts of violence perpetrated in the picturesque and bucolic surroundings of British villages and country dwellings.

MC Grammar Wonder Raps S2 (to be confirmed)

MC Grammar returns with more educational raps, designed to help kids tackle some of the topics they’ll cover in Key Stage Two.

Patagonia (to confirm)

Comprising parts of Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is one of the least explored regions on earth and is therefore home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. This breathtaking series delves into the secret lives of the creatures that live in this harsh landscape.

Other films and TV shows on Sky Cinema and NOW in August 2022

August 7

blue bayou (2021)

August 13

Ghosts of the Ozarks (2021)

August 14

Profile (2018)

August 19

Fooled forever (2022)

Watch: Trailer of Fooled forever

21st of August

A newspaper for Jordan (2021)

August 26

Sing 2 (2021)

August 28

Jockey (2021)

Watch: Trailer of Sing 2

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