What's on NOW Entertainment | January 2022
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.
A Discovery of Witches season 3
The third season of Sky’s supernatural romance drama, which adapts the third novel in Deborah Harkness’ All Souls trilogy, is also unfortunately its last. These episodes will also reportedly feature content from her next book Time’s Convert which focuses on vampire Marcus (Edward Bluemel).
Having time travelled back to the present, witch Diana (Teresa Palmer) and vampire Matthew (Matthew Goode) are in a desperate race to locate the missing pages from the Book of Life. All while being pursued by the evil Congregation who are more determined than ever to stop their relationship now she’s pregnant.
Euphoria season 2
One of the most anticipated shows coming to NOW this month is HBO’s acclaimed teen drama Euphoria which returns for its second season after nearly two-and-a-half years away. One of the biggest reasons for its delay was the COVID-19 pandemic which pushed production back by several months last year.
Following on from last year’s bridge episodes (which are also available to stream on NOW), troubled high-school student Rue (an excellent Zendaya) is back using drugs. Still pining after ex-girlfriend Jules (Hunter Schafer), she slips even deeper into self-destruction mode by becoming a dealer.
The Gilded Age season 1
Those craving a good period drama to binge should look no further than The Gilded Age, the brand-new series from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. It’s set during the titular period in US history which saw huge economic growth and the emergence of an ultra-wealthy class of new money.
Following the death of her father, Marian (Louisa Jacobson) heads to New York to live with her rich, older aunts Agnes (Christine Baranski) and Ada (Cynthia Nixon). She becomes wrapped up in their ongoing feud with their flashy, new money neighbours, railway tycoon George (Morgan Spector) and his wife Bertha (Carrie Coon).
Billions season 6
The glossy financial drama will undergo a major change for its sixth season following the departure of star Damien Lewis who played crooked hedge fund manager Axe. US attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) now has a new rival in the form of old ally Mike Prince (Cory Stoll) who took over Axe’s company.
The trailer sees the ruthless Rhoades declaring war on Prince and his billionaire pals and hopefully, their game of cat-and-mouse will be just as gripping and intense as before. He’s joined in an uneasy alliance by lawyer Kate (Condola Rashad) while Taylor (Asia Kate Dillion) is feeling guilty for their role in Axe’s downfall.
Frayed season 2
Created, written by and starring comedian and Taskmaster contestant Sarah Kendall, the first season of the 1980s-set Frayed got a little lost amongst the amount of quality TV released last year. That followed her now broke Sammy as she returned to her small Australian hometown after the death of her wealthy husband.
These new episodes pick-up with Sammy and her two children back in London living in a small, rundown flat. At the same time as trying to prove her old lawyer (Robert Webb) stole her house, Sammy is hoping the investigation into her missing neighbour won’t drag her back to Australia.
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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.
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