What's on NOW Entertainment | October 2021

Check out our top picks from NOW's excellent Entertainment selection.

The NOW Entertainment Membership allows you to stream some of the most entertaining, acclaimed box sets from both the UK and the US from the comfort of your sofa. Here’s our pick of the best new additions coming this month.

Succession season 3

This brilliantly sharp, hilarious and often quite cringe-worthy satire of the ultra-wealthy returns for its long-awaited third season this month. It’s set to pick up straight after that huge cliff-hanger which saw the troubled Kendall (Jeremy Strong) publicly blame his father Logan (Brian Cox) for the WayStar Royco cruise ship scandal.

Season 3 looks to be the show’s most tense and explosive outing yet as battle lines are drawn and all out civil war threatens to break out amongst the family. New additions to the cast include Adrian Brody and Alexander Skarsgård as billionaire investor Josh Aaronson and confrontational tech CEO Lukas Matsson respectively. 

Brassic season 3

The third season of wild, hilarious and effortlessly charming Brassic, which takes the title of Sky’s biggest original comedy series, begins with Vinnie (This is England’s Joe Gilgun) gleefully returning from prison and ecstatic to be reunited with his loyal group of mates.

Unfortunately, this also means that his sworn enemy Detective Slater (John Weaver) is now watching him more closely than ever before. Despite his vow to stay out of trouble, it’s not long before the promise of easy money brings the show’s particular brand of colourful, high-energy chaos back with a vengeance.

 

Temple season 2

The first season of Sky’s excellent crime-drama may have unfairly slipped under the radar for some when it was released back in 2019. It follows brilliant surgeon Daniel Milton (the often-underrated Mark Strong) who runs an illegal medical clinic to help fund his efforts to cure his comatose wife Beth’s (Catherine McCormack) illness.

Picking up a month after the explosive season 1 finale, Milton finds himself accepting a potentially dangerous new job from slimy underworld fixer Gubby (Rhys Ifans) while partner Anna (Game of Thrones’ Carice van Houten) is determined to continue her clinical drug trials by using unsuspecting members of the public. 

Scenes From a Marriage

HBO’s English-language remake of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman’s seminal 1973 miniseries explores the slow, painful disintegration of forty-something couple Jonathan (Oscar Isaac) and Mira’s (Jessica Chastain) complex relationship over the course of five years.

The clever, insightful dialogue and absolutely electrifying lead performances combine to make Scenes From a Marriage a raw, intelligent and powerful drama. Even if some may find the cycle of the couple arguing, breaking up and then reconciling several times a little repetitive. 

Insecure season 5

The fifth season of Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore’s fantastic Insecure is also unfortunately its last but on the bright side, the show hasn’t been cancelled. Rae and showrunner Prentice Penny recently confirmed to US entertainment site Deadline that they always planned to tell the story over this many seasons.

Hopefully, this means that its many brilliant characters will all receive the thoughtful, well-rounded ending they deserve. Will Issa (Rae) and Molly’s (Yvonne Orji) friendship be able to grow into its next phase? Will her and Lawrence’s (Jay Ellis) relationship survive now Condola (Christina Elmore) has had his baby?

What is NOW?

NOW is a streaming service that allows you to watch a huge range of both live TV and on-demand content. There's four different Memberships for you to choose from, either the Entertainment, Sky Cinema, Hayu or Sky Sports, each of which will allow you to watch a specific type of content.

How much is NOW?

The Entertainment Membership is £9.99 a month and will allow you to enjoy a huge variety of critically-acclaimed box sets and 13 live TV channels including Sky Atlantic. 

The Sky Cinema Membership is £11.99 a month and provides you with access to the 11 Sky Cinema channels and over 1,000 brilliant films on-demand. For £4.99 a month, the Hayu Membership allows you to stream over 5000 episodes of the best US reality shows including Keeping Up with the Kardashians

The Sky Sports Membership works a little differently, having three payment options to choose from. You can either go for the Day Membership at £9.99 which will allow you to enjoy the best Sky Sports action for 24 hours, the Month Membership for a recurring payment of £33.99 or the Mobile Month Membership which costs £9.99.

How do I watch NOW?

NOW is available through a NOW Smart Box, NOW Smart Stick or the NOW app which can be downloaded for free onto games consoles, tablets, smartphones (both iOS and Android), desktop computers and laptops.

The NOW Smart Box offers you access to all kinds of entertainment (obviously depending on what passes you buy) the ability to watch catch-up services like BBC iPlayer, download different apps as well as pause and rewind live TV. 

The NOW Smart Stick is the portable version of the Smart Box allowing you to stream all of your favourite entertainment both in your home and whilst you're away. Simply plug it in to your TV's HDMI slot and connect to WiFi to get watching!

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