Chernobyl, Riviera 2, The Meg and Alan Carr lead Sky and NOW TV's huge month of highlights this May!
Sky TV and NOW TV have a massive line-up of brand new series and movies this May.
From the makers of the BAFTA award-winning A League of Their Own comes a blockbusting new panel show hosted by Alan Carr. Filmed at the legendary Pinewood Studios, There's Something About Movies sees Britain’s funniest film buffs compete to show off their screen smarts and movie-trivia mastery. Expect movie trivia, spectacular location stunts and recreations of classic movie scenes live in the studio.
While we may never know the true human cost, some organisations estimate hundreds of thousands lost their lives due to the disaster at Chernobyl. The official Soviet death toll, unchanged since 1987, is 31.
The first co-production between Sky Original Productions and HBO, Chernobyl tells the story of the worst man-made catastrophe in history, and the sacrifices of the brave men and women who saved Europe from unimaginable disaster.
Starring Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, Jessie Buckley and Jared Harris, the five-part miniseries is a tale of lies and cowardice, courage and conviction, and human failure and human nobility.
Sky’s most successful original production to date, Riviera, returns as Georgina fixes her goals on getting away with murder. Julia Stiles and the rest of the returning cast are joined by Will Arnett, Juliet Stevenson, Poppy Delevigne and Jack Fox as Georgina’s troubled past in America comes to pay her a visit. More sun-soaked scandals and secrets lie in store as we head back to the world of excess. More is more.
Completing May's Sky tv highlights is the return of Master of Photography. The first European TV show dedicated to the world of photography is back for its fourth season. Thebest talents from all over Europe will have to prove to a jury of world-renowned photographers, including Elisabeth Biondi, Mark Sealy and Oliviero Toscani, that they have the creativity, instinct and versatility to win the final prize of € 100,000 and the coveted title of Master of Photography. What’s more, finalists will get a chance to show their photographs at the prestigious Cortona on the Move photographic event in Italy, and one worthy contestant will be invited for an internship at Oliveiro Toscani’s creative hub, Fabrica.
Film fans are in for a huge treat with some massive premieres on Sky Cinema Premieres. In The Meg, Jason Statham stars in a creature feature to devour them all as he takes on the most feared predator in history – the Megalodon. A prehistoric 75-foot long shark that could eat Jaws for breakfast and still have room for Godzilla. The Stath narrowly survives a first encounter with the toothy beast, but when it turns its attention to a beach full of frolicking teens… it’s time to kick some fin.
In Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil, and Vile, Sky Original Films brings you Zac Efron in a role unlike any other he’s played before. Charming, magnetic, and utterly void of humanity. Efron takes on the role of one of the world’s most evil serial killers, Ted Bundy, in a film that chronicles his crimes from the perspective of his longtime partner, Elizabeth Kloepfer (played by Lily Collins). At once, it’s a horrific account of one history’s most notorious figures, and also a survivor’s story, told from the perspective of someone who refused to believe the terrible truth until the end.
As if that's not enough, Mission Impossible: Fallout also debuts on the channel. Raising the bar on adrenaline-fuelled action in a series that’s made its name on it, Tom Cruise and the crew are back in their most insane white-knuckle adventure yet. Ethan Hunt and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames) team up with a CIA assassin (Henry Cavill) and some familiar allies when a terrorist group plan to launch a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca.
If sport is more your bag, Sky will serve up plenty of action for you this May. With the race for the Premier League as close as it has been in years, all eyes will be on Champions Manchester City and challengers Liverpool. Both teams are in scintillating form, but only one can be crowned Champions. Manchester City are looking to become the first team to retain the title since Manchester United in 2009, while Liverpool continue to chase that elusive first Premier League title, and a first league championship for 28 years. With the race set to go to the wire, every twist and turn will be live on Sky Sports.
Sky’s coverage of the Majors continues as we tee off at the Bethpage Black Course in Long Island, New York for the 2019 US PGA Championship. This year marks the 101st playing of the tournament, which was won last year by Brooks Koepka, beating Tiger Woods by two strokes. The former World Number 1 will be looking to repeat his success against rivals Justin Rose and current World Number 1 Dustin Johnson for the $1,980,000 prize purse.
The 2019 F1 Monaco Grand Prix is also on this May. It’s a highlight of every F1 fan’s calendar. No other race or circuit in Formula 1 quite matches the prestige, glamour and challenge of the Monaco Grand Prix. From Casino Square to the World’s most famous hairpin, Monte Carlo is legendary. Last year, it was Daniel Ricciardo who took the chequered flag for Team Red Bull. Can the Australian recreate his success now he’s with Renault? And will the changes to F1 this season result in more overtaking on a circuit that famously punishes those who attempt to do so?
ICC Cricket World Cup Cricket is coming home as the ICC Cricket World Cup comes to England and Wales. After a shaky start, England found their feet in their tour of the West Indies and go into the ICC Cricket World Cup as one of the most feared teams in limited overs cricket.
They’ve come a long way from their exit in New Zealand and Australia four years ago, where they crashed out in the pool stages after being defeated by Bangladesh. With memories of that loss hopefully dead and buried, England kick off the event as hosts at The Oval when they entertain South Africa.
You can catch all of the above via Sky TV or NOW TV this May.