What to watch on UKTV play
We’ve rounded up some of the best and most-loved shows to watch on demand through UKTV Play.
We’ve rounded up some of the best ones being made available for your viewing pleasure in the next few weeks.
There’s a great mix of both new and old series and films coming to NOW TV this month. We’ve rounded up some of the best ones being made available for your viewing pleasure in the next few weeks.
Blade Runner 2049
Denis Villeneuve directs this staggering follow-up to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi noir masterpiece.
The setting is an eerie, future-world LA thirty years after the events of the original, with Ryan Gosling following in the footsteps of Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard as Blade Runner K – tasked with hunting down and “retiring” rogue first-gen androids known as replicants.
It’s a job he’s dutifully performed for years, but after a bruising encounter with Dave Bautista’s Sapper Morton and the mention of some unseen miracle, doubts and anxieties begin to take root.
2017’s most iconic horror is finally coming to NOW TV. Stephen King’s 1986 novel – previously adapted into a TV miniseries starring the amazing Tim Curry – finally got the big screen treatment, with Mama director Andy Muschietti ably pulling the strings, so to speak.
Bill Skarsgård, best known for his lead role in Netflix’s Hemlock Grove, takes over from Curry as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, a malevolent, shape-shifting demon who drags poor little Georgie Denbrough into the sewers of fictional Derry, Maine.
The act prompts guilt-ridden older brother Bill, played by young talent Jaeden Lieberher, to go looking for answers with his ragtag team of best friends, who refer to themselves as The Losers’ Club.
The Night Of
With an impressive cast featuring British actors Riz Ahmed and Amara Karan, as well as John Turturro and Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of is an eight-part crime drama revolving around a shocking New York City murder case.
Based on the first series of 2008 British drama Criminal Justice, this show follows the police investigation and legal proceedings of the crime, all the while examining the criminal justice system and the purgatory of Rikers Island, where the accused awaits his trial.
Released in 2017, this psychological thriller divided opinions like cinematic Marmite.
Written and directed by Darren Aronofsky of Black Swan fame, Mother! is a paranoid, claustrophobic and sometimes blackly comic nightmare. Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence take the lead roles of an unnamed husband and wife living in an enormous, octagonal house in the middle of nowhere. Her days are consumed with the redecorating work needed after a terrible fire, while he – a celebrated author – struggles unsuccessfully to overcome a serious case of writer’s block.
Their solitude is disturbed one night by a mysterious stranger (Ed Harris) and his glamorous wife (Michelle Pfeiffer), and from then on things take a turn from the uncomfortable to the utterly insane.
Game of Thrones
If you’re finding it too hard to wait until 2019 for your fix of dragons and murder, you’re in luck – NOW TV are making seasons 1 to 7 of Game of Thrones available to stream all over again.
With the groundbreaking series coming to an end next year, you can now gear yourself up for a serious re-watch, or experience George R.R. Martin’s fantasy world for the first time if you’ve been missing out all these years.