What's new on NOW TV and Sky Cinema in June 2020

Tom Butler
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It’s another busy month on NOW TV and Sky Cinema in June, with loads of exciting new shows and movies to get stuck into as the nation remains at home during the ongoing health crisis.

Highlights for June include Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, The Dead Don’t Die, The Kitchen, Gemini Man, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, First Love and Downton Abbey.

Sky Cinema also invites you to revisit two celebrated Oscar-winning actors, with the Tom Hanks and Will Smith collections, as well as a Star Wars collection that includes Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Perry Mason, Gemini Man, Downton Abbey: The Movie.
Perry Mason, Gemini Man, Downton Abbey: The Movie.

Read more: New on Amazon Prime Video in June

TV fans are in for a treat too with Robert Downey Jr’s reboot of Perry Mason starring Matthew Rhys in the title role also being rolled out.

There’s also tons of stuff for the younger viewers too.

Films

New Premieres

Daniel Isn’t Real – 1 June on Sky Cinema and Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

Miles Robbins and Patrick Schwarzenegger in <i>Daniel Isn't Real</i> (Arrow Films)
Miles Robbins and Patrick Schwarzenegger in Daniel Isn't Real (Arrow Films)

This horror/thriller follows the story of Luke Nightingale, an emotionally distant young boy with an unstable mother, who invents an imaginary friend named Daniel. After Daniel convinces Luke into doing something terrible, Luke banishes him to the bottom of his subconscious. Twelve years later, Luke (Miles Robbins) invites Daniel (Patrick Schwarzenegger) back into his life — a decision with terrifying results.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – 5 June on Sky Cinema and Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

Angelina Jolie is Maleficent. (Disney)
Angelina Jolie is Maleficent. (Disney)

In the sequel to Disney’s 2014 adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) returns to celebrate Aurora’s wedding to Prince Philip. Maleficent soon meets Philip’s scheming mother, Queen Ingrith, and is forced to unite with a group of outcasts to protect all the kingdom’s fairies. Also starring Elle Fanning, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michelle Pfeiffer.

The Dead Don’t Die – 7 June on Sky Cinema and Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

This star-studded zombie comedy features Bill Murray, Selena Gomez, Adam Driver and Steve Buscemi as they battle the undead in the formerly quiet town of Centerville.

Annabelle Comes Home – 12 June on Sky Cinema and Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

Demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren have trapped Annabelle behind sacred glass and enlisted a priest's holy blessing to keep her secure. However, a night of horror ensues when Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who set their sights on the Warrens' ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.

The Kitchen – 13 June on Sky Cinema and Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

This female-driven mob drama from Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) stars Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale) as three 1978 Hell's Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI.

The Mustang – 14 June on Sky Cinema and Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

A violent convict (Matthias Schoenaerts) joins an unconventional rehabilitation program involving the training of wild mustangs.

First Love – 17 June on Sky Cinema and Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

You can expect lots of blood, gore and severed heads in this unique love story from Takashi Miike (Audition, 13 Assassins, Ichi The Killer). Set in Tokyo, Leo, a young boxer down on his luck meets his ‘first love’ Monica, a call girl and an addict unwittingly caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme. Leo and Monica find themselves pursued throughout the night by a corrupt cop, a yakuza, his nemesis and a female assassin hired by the Chinese Triads.

Gemini Man – 19 June on Sky Cinema and Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

Will Smith stars as an aging elite hitman who becomes targeted by a cryptic enemy who seems able to predict his every move.

Mr. Jones – 21 June on Sky Cinema and Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

Mr. Jones brings to live an extraordinary and powerful story of a real-life Welsh journalist who uncovered Stalin’s genocidal famine in Ukraine, which killed almost 10 million.

Downton Abbey: The Movie – 26 June on Sky Cinema and Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

'Downton Abbey' made its way to the big screen, making a tonne of cash in the process. (Credit: Universal)
'Downton Abbey' made its way to the big screen, making a tonne of cash in the process. (Credit: Universal)

Enjoy the big-screen adaptation of the hit television series starring Hugh Bonneville and Maggie Smith. In 1927, the King and Queen visit Downton Abbey.

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot – 27 June on Sky Cinema and Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith return to their iconic roles as slackers Jay and Silent Bob in this comedy from writer-director Kevin Smith. The duo are on a mission to stop Hollywood from making a reboot of an old comic book movie based on them.

Returning hits

The Great Gatsby

A mysterious millionaire entertains the elite at his Long Island mansion in an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.

No Country for Old Men

While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. Though he knows better, he cannot resist the cash left behind and takes it with him. The hunter becomes the hunted when a merciless killer named Chigurh picks up his trail.

New Collections

Will Smith – 15-21 June on Sky Cinema and Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

Revisit the varied career of Will Smith with a collection dedicated entirely to his best works. Enjoy everything from the action-packed Gemini Man, I, Robot and Men in Black films, to the charming romantic comedy Hitch and live-action Disney epic Aladdin.

Highlights: Gemini Man, Aladdin, The Pursuit of Happyness, Men in Black (1997), Men in Black II (2002), Men in Black 3 (2012), Men in Black: International (2019)

Tom Hanks – 22-28 June on Sky Cinema and Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

Enjoy this content collection that showcases films starring Tom Hanks, including Forrest Gump, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor. This Pride Month appreciate Philadelphia as one the first mainstream Hollywood films to acknowledge HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, and homophobia.

Highlights: Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, The Da Vinci Code, Philadelphia, Sleepless in Seattle

Star Wars – 29 June – 5 July on Sky Cinema and Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

Star Wars day may have passed, but the force is still strong on Sky Cinema, with a collection that includes Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Star Wars: A New Hope among many others.

Highlights: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

TV

Betty – Coming in June

Betty: Series premiere. When Janay and Kirt attempt to throw an all-girls skate sesh, an unexpected visitor cuts the "festivities" short, chaos ensues, and there's also a van. (HBO)
Betty: Series premiere. When Janay and Kirt attempt to throw an all-girls skate sesh, an unexpected visitor cuts the "festivities" short, chaos ensues, and there's also a van. (HBO)

HBO’s newest series Betty is a spin-off of 2018 skateboarding drama film, Skate Kitchen. With most of the original cast, the series is about a diverse group of young women who are trying to navigate their lives and focus their groups efforts to stand out in New York’s predominantly male world of skateboarding. Starring Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Kabina Adams, Ajani Russell and Rachelle Vinberg.

Perry Mason – Coming in June

Matthew Rhys in Perry Mason. (HBO)
Matthew Rhys in Perry Mason. (HBO)

While the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression of 1932, the city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong. Perry Mason's (Matthew Rhys) relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.

Hillary – Coming in June

Hilary - Key Art (Sky)
Hilary - Key Art (Sky)

A remarkably intimate portrait of a very public woman, Hillary interweaves revealing moments from never-before-seen 2016 campaign footage with biographical chapters of her life in this four-part docu-series. With exclusive interviews with Hillary, Bill Clinton, friends, and journalists, the series looks closely at how Hillary became one of the most admired and vilified women in the world.

Das Boot S2 coming soon - S1 available to stream now

An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in this WWII drama.

My Brilliant Friend S2 coming soon, S1 available to stream now

Set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, this lushly produced miniseries follows the lives of two girls over six decades of their friendship and is based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book.

Box sets

Succession S1 and S2 – Coming in June

Jeremy Strong and Brian Cox in Succession (HBO)
Jeremy Strong and Brian Cox in Succession (HBO)

The biggest media and entertainment company in the world is controlled by the formidable Logan Family. However, their world changes when their father makes a life changing decision about his role in the company.

Agatha Raisin S3 streaming weekly, coming in June. S1-2 available now

Agatha Raisin, a PR woman looking to retire early to a picturesque village, soon finds a second career as an amateur detective investigating mischief, mayhem, and murder in her town. Based on the books by M.C. Beaton.

Wu Tang Clan: Of Mice & Men – all episodes coming in June

To celebrate Wu Tang Clan's 25th anniversary, a four-part docuseries from filmmaker Sasha Jenkins looks back on the group's career, combining reflective interviews from each of the nine living members with never-before-seen archival footage and performances.

Kids pass

Fireman Sam

Be it a lost kite or cat, Sam and his team of Elvis, Station Officer Steele and Jupiter, their big fire engine, are always on hand to save the day.

Blue's Clues

Join Josh, Blue and all their friends to learn everything grows in different ways like fruits, vegetables, even Blue too. Play Blue's Clues to figure out what game Blue wants to play outside.

Lego Jurassic World: The Legend of Isla Nublar

Newly hired animal behaviourist Owen Grady and Assistant Manager of Park Operations Claire Dearing team up on Isla Nublar to deal with everything hectic life around Jurassic World throws their way.

Horrid Henry

Cartoon series based on the books by Francesca Simon about a mischievous youngster named Henry, who enjoys playing pranks, being rotten to his relatives and generally getting up to no good!

Coming in July

IT: Chapter Two

Defeated by members of the Losers' Club, the evil clown Pennywise returns 27 years later to terrorise the town of Derry, Maine. Now adults, childhood friends have long since gone their separate ways. But when people start disappearing, Mike Hanlon calls the others home for one final stand.

The Plot Against America

A working-class Jewish family in New Jersey watches the political rise of aviator-hero and xenophobic populist Charles Lindbergh, as he becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

When a grisly murder shocks Los Angeles in 1938, Detective Tiago Vega and his partner Lewis Michener become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of the city.

The Office (US)

Based on the award-winning BBC hit, “The Office” is a fly-on-the-wall “docu-reality” parody of modern American office life that delved into the lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin.

Frozen 2

After Elsa hears a mysterious voice, the gang leave Arendelle to travel to the ancient forest of enchanted land beyond her kingdom which soon turns into an adventure of self-discovery.

Angry Birds 2

Red, Chuck, Bomb and the rest of their feathered friends are surprised when a green pig suggests that they put aside their differences and unite to fight a common threat; an aggressive group of birds from an island covered in ice.

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