New films and series to be released in September 2021
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One of the most anticipated action films of the year will head to Sky Cinema in September as Karen Gillan’s assassin teams up with her estranged mother – another assassin, played by Lena Headey – to protect a eight year old girl. Milkshakes with powder, however, is just one of many things coming to Sky Cinema and NOW this month.
On the TV side, Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays return for another detective comedy series Code 404 and Russell Howard is back at the helm of his current affairs show The Russell Howard Hour. Perhaps the main event, however, is the return of the beloved panel game. Don’t mind the buzzcocks – six years after its suppression by the BBC.
Here’s everything that’s happening on Sky and NOW during the month of September …
New films on Sky Cinema and NOW in September
Long story short (September 3)
Time-consuming comedies have a bit of time right now, with Bill & Ted face the music providing nostalgic laughs last year and Palm springs emerging as one of the best films of 2021 to date. The latest entry in the genre is Long story short, in which Rafe Spall wakes up the day after his wedding to find that his life advances by a year every few minutes.
Zahra Newman plays Spall’s wife, and the film follows her attempts to control her rapidly unfolding life as she crumbles amid the carnage of skipping time.
Milkshakes with powder (September 17)
Released in the United States earlier this year, the delightfully appointed actor from Israeli director Navot Papushado Milkshakes with powder has finally arrived on these shores. Lena Headey and Karen Gillan are the mother and daughter murderers who reconcile their differences in order to save the life of an eight-year-old girl who has become the target of a host of other trained killers.
The current critical consensus for Milkshakes with powder on Rotten Tomatoes declares that the film is “a brutal explosion that will absorb audiences into its neon-infused universe.” It must be worth watching.
New TV on Sky Cinema and NOW in September
Code 404 S2 (September 1st)
Code 404 was one of the comedic gems of 2020, pairing two of Britain’s top actors together in a terrific, conceptual sitcom. Daniel Mays portrays DI John Carver who, after dying in the line of duty, is imbued with an artificial intelligence that brings him back to life, albeit in a slightly flawed form. Stephen Graham is his motley coworker, who also started sleeping with Carver’s wife – played by another Course of action former student of Anna Maxwell Martin – while he was dead.
Considering the end of the previous series, the table was set for there to be a very different dynamic this time around. With Graham and Mays in the lead roles, it’s hard not to think that this will be another great series.
S1 benchmark (September 6)
This documentary series aims to explore the notion of public art in the UK, with the hopes of creating the country’s next major monument, which will then be erected in Coventry, the current UK City of Culture. Gemma Cairney will host the series, which includes contributions from Benjamin Zephaniah, Charlotte Church and Russell Tovey.
The Hour Russell Howard S5 (September 9)
Russell Howard has hosted a regular news show since The good news from Russell Howard debuted on BBC Three way in 2009. His latest project – now in his fifth series on Sky – is The Russell Howard Hour, in which his topical monologues are coupled with skits and segments involving other comedians.
Wolfe (September 10)
This dark and funny crime drama series stars Babou Ceesay as a forensic expert deployed to examine some of the most grotesque crime scenes in the north of England. The six-part series, following a different case each week, is the result of Shameless creator Paul Abbott.
Isle of Wight Festival 2021 (September 16)
Music festivals are back after last year’s festival season was turned upside down by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Emanating from Newport, this year’s Isle of Wight festival will feature sets by Liam Gallagher, Duran Duran, Snow Patrol and Tom Jones.
Young Rock (September 17)
In a neat turn of his own global popularity, the real life of Dwayne Johnson growing up in the world of pro wrestling takes center stage in this comedy series. It starts with Johnson running for president in 2032 and then follows different eras of his life, with different actors playing him at different ages. Unsurprisingly, given Johnson’s status as Hollywood’s hottest product, a second season has already been lit.
Eastern Missile (September 18)
In this special documentary, motorcycle racing fans will be able to explore the life and impact of Ernst Degner, who revolutionized the sport in the 1960s. Living in East Germany, he defected to the West during the Cold War after witnessing the better lives of the riders he competed against. It should be a fascinating interpretation of a remarkable sports history.
Hawking – Can you hear me? (date to be confirmed)
Three years after Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76, this documentary examines the life and impact of one of Britain’s best-known and most influential scientific figures. With contributions from family and friends, this documentary offers an intimate look at one of the most important Britons to ever live.
Don’t mind the buzzcocks (date to be confirmed)
Six years after its cancellation by the BBC in 2015, Don’t mind the buzzcocks is back to offer a side look at the world of music. Greg Davies is the new host and Noel Fielding is back as captain of one of the teams, with This country Breakout star Daisy May Cooper as her counterpart. The rebooted series will run for eight episodes, with a Christmas special also on the way.
Other movies and TV shows on Sky Cinema and NOW in September
Lost Relic Hunters
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Mark of a killer S3
Rifkin on Rifkin: Private Confessions of a Serial Killer
Mr. Mayor S1
The resident S4
Super intelligence (2020)
For life S2
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