What's on NOW Entertainment | June 2021
Check out our top picks from NOW's excellent Entertainment selection.
The NOW Entertainment pass 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.
Intelligence season 2
After appearing in the hugely anticipated Friends reunion last month, David Schwimmer is back on our screens again in a very different role. He stars alongside series creator Nick Mohammed as a cocky, slightly unhinged NSA officer in Sky’s witty workplace comedy.
Its frantic pace means that the jokes fly thick and fast. While they don’t always land, Intelligence is kept afloat by the cast’s enjoyably committed performances and the excellent comedic chemistry between Schwimmer and Mohammed’s geeky computer programmer Joseph.
Prodigal Son season 2
This gripping police procedural, which follows FBI profiler Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne) the son of prolific serial killer The Surgeon (Micheal Sheen), was sadly cancelled by US network Fox back in May making this second season its final outing.
Bright must continue to solve a slew of gruesome murders whilst trying to keep his unstable sister Ainsley (Halston Sage) out of trouble. At the same time, his father slowly begins to use his charm to influence Doctor Vivian Capshaw (Catherine Zeta-Jones) at the psychiatric hospital where he resides.
Betty season 2
Adapted from Crystal Moselle’s 2018 film Skate Kitchen, HBO’s bright, breezy Betty follows a group of effortlessly cool female skaters, Janay (Dede Lovelace), Honeybear (Kabrina Adams), Kirt (Nina Moran), Indigo (Ajani Russell) and Camille (Rachelle Vinberg), in New York City
There’s not much in the way of plot but the main appeal of Betty still lies in its dreamy, vibrant cinematography and depiction of female friendships, which manage to feel fantastically natural and funny thanks to its cast of mostly non-actors.
Supergirl season 6
Season 6 is the last outing for The Girl of Steel (Melissa Benoist) making it only the second series in DC’s wildly successful TV universe, dubbed the Arrowverse by fans, to come to an end. Although its been split into two parts in the US, it’s unknown if this change will affect UK viewers too.
Picking up straight from last year’s season 5 finale, Supergirl and her fellows heroes Brainy (Jesse Rath), Dreamer (Nicole Maines), M’Gann (Sharon Leal) and Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) must continue on their quest to defeat a now superpowered Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer).
The Flash season 7
Arrowverse fans have a lot to look forward to with the seventh season of The Flash also set to arrive on NOW this month. As with virtually every other TV and film production in Hollywood, this premiere date comes much later than it normally would due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the titular speedster manages to successfully beat one foe, the new Mirror Master (Efrat Dor), a new one emerges. This time it’s Chillblaine (Mark Stevens) a scientist who is able to use his own home-built technology to absorb Killer Frost’s (Danielle Panabaker) powers.
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 five different passes for you to choose from, either the Entertainment, Sky Cinema, Hayu, Kids or Sky Sports, each of which will allow you to watch a specific type of content.
How much is NOW?
The Entertainment Pass 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 Kids Pass is just £3.99 a month and provides you with access to great kid channels like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.
The Sky Cinema Pass 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 Pass allows you to stream over 5000 episodes of the best US reality shows including Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
The Sky Sports Pass works a little differently, having two payment options to choose from. You can either go for the Day Pass at £9.99 which will allow you to enjoy the best Sky Sports action for 24 hours or the Month Pass for payment of £33.99.
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!