New on Sky Cinema/NOW in June 2022: New movies and TV shows, from 'Westworld' to 'Midwich Cuckoos'

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Last Seen Alive, Westworld and The Midwich Cuckoos are coming to Sky Cinema and NOW in June 2022. (Voltage Pictures/HBO/Sky UK)
Last Seen Alive, Westworld and The Midwich Cuckoos are coming to Sky Cinema and NOW in June 2022. (Voltage Pictures/HBO/Sky UK)

This month on Sky and NOW, secretive sci-fi Westworld is back with more mysteries in its fourth season, while a classic British horror tale gets a new spin on the small screen with The Midwich Cuckoos. There's also a selection of new movies available to stream on the platform, including fashion doc Quant and Gerard Butler action outing Last Seen Alive.

Of course, NOW offers the chance to purchase one of its bespoke memberships, reflecting the sort of stuff you want to watch. For movie lovers, there's the NOW Cinema Membership, while telly junkies can buy the NOW Entertainment Membership and sports fans have the NOW Sports Membership available.

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Here's all of the new stuff heading to NOW and Sky Cinema this month...

New movies on Sky Cinema and NOW in June 2022

Quant (2 June)

Influential fashion designer Dame Mary Quant is at the centre of the documentary Quant. (Studio Soho)
Influential fashion designer Dame Mary Quant is at the centre of the documentary Quant. (Studio Soho)

Perhaps most famous for innovating the mini-skirt, Dame Mary Quant is one of the most influential and recognisable figures in 20th century British fashion. This documentary explores her fascinating life and her indelible career, thanks to intimate access provided by her family and contributions from the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Kate Moss and Jasper Conran.

Dual (5 June)

Karen Gillan sci-fi Dual is arriving in the UK as a Sky Cinema original movie. (Sky Cinema)
Karen Gillan sci-fi Dual is arriving in the UK as a Sky Cinema original movie. (Sky Cinema)

In the wake of his 2019 film The Art of Self-Defense, writer-director Riley Stearns is back with another intriguing genre outing — a satirical sci-fi thriller. Karen Gillan leads the cast as a woman who allows herself to be cloned for the benefit of her family when she discovers that she has a terminal illness, only to be forced to fight her clone to the death when she miraculously recovers from the disease. The cast also includes Theo James and Aaron Paul.

Last Seen Alive (10 June)

It's Gerard Butler in an action-thriller. You know the score. This time around, he's playing Will Spann — a man who takes matters into his own hands when it comes to solving the mysterious disappearance of his ex-wife. His journey leads him into the criminal underworld and he becomes a fugitive when, inevitably, authorities begin to suspect he might have been involved in the disappearance.

New TV on Sky and NOW in June 2022

The Mark of a Serial Killer S3 (2 June)

Some serial killers like to leave behind a calling card at the scene of the crime, linking their murders together in the eyes of the authorities. Each episode of this true crime series delves into a different serial killer and their signature, with input from psychologists, detectives and other experts.

The Midwich Cuckoos (2 June)

John Wyndham's classic horror tale gets a new TV adaptation in The Midwich Cuckoos. (Sky UK)
John Wyndham's classic horror tale gets a new TV adaptation in The Midwich Cuckoos. (Sky UK)

John Wyndham's 1957 novel The Midwich Cuckoos has fascinated filmmakers ever since it was written, leading to two film adaptations under the more obviously dramatic name Village of the Damned. It tells the story of a mysterious event in which the titular village becomes isolated for a day only to emerge from its isolation with all of the women pregnant. When the children are born, they don't seem to be human.

Keeley Hawes leads the ensemble as a psychotherapist helping the town's women through the predicament, with Max Beesley playing a local police officer seeking to maintain order as things get very weird indeed.

The Real War of Thrones (2 June)

Historian and writer Dan Jones fronts this series looking at the bloody early days of Europe in medieval times, in which warring dynasties jostled for power and shaped the future of the continent.

Wild Workers (5 June)

Sky Nature explores the various jobs of animals within an ecosystem in Wild Workers. (Sky UK)
Sky Nature explores the various jobs of animals within an ecosystem in Wild Workers. (Sky UK)

Animals have jobs too. This documentary series from Sky Nature follows animals into their workplaces, discovering their unique roles in the ecosystem and within their family units. It follows everything from insects up to large mammals.

Bomber: Terror of WWII (6 June)

Bomber aircraft were vital to the Second World War, from the earliest days of Hitler's invasions in Europe to the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. This documentary explores how the war was won and lost in the air.

Charles Hazlewood: Reinventing the Orchestra (6 June)

Conductor and TV personality Charles Hazlewood dismantles the antiquated ideas of what an orchestra should be in this series, exploring ways to modernise the music world.

Girls5Eva S2 (6 June)

Musical comedy series Girls5Eva is back for a second season. (Peacock)
Musical comedy series Girls5Eva is back for a second season. (Peacock)

The first season of Peacock comedy series Girls5Eva saw the reunion of a 1990s girl group and watched as they worked their way back into a record deal. All four key cast members return for this second season, with Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, Paula Pell and Hamilton standout Renée Elise Goldsberry portraying the members of the band at the centre of the comedy.

Scouting For Girls: Fashion’s Darkest Secret (6 June)

This three-part documentary series delves into horrific allegations made against figures within the fashion industry — who deny the claims. It tells the story of women who were promised stardom, but were instead sexually abused.

The Good Doctor S5 (7 June)

Freddie Highmore returns for the second half of the fifth season of this medical drama, in which he plays an autistic surgeon at a California hospital.

We Own This City (7 June)

The Wire creator David Simon returns to the Baltimore underworld for new crime series We Own This City. (HBO)
The Wire creator David Simon returns to the Baltimore underworld for new crime series We Own This City. (HBO)

David Simon created one of the most memorable crime series of all time with The Wire, which explored the violence of the drug underworld in Baltimore. He has returned to that city's seedy underbelly for based-on-truth series We Own This City, which follows the disastrous attempts of the police in the city to establish the Gun Trace Task Force. Jon Bernthal and Loki star Wunmi Mosaku are among the cast.

Critters TV (10 June)

This animated comedy series for kids imagines what it would be like if animals could watch nature documentaries and comment on the truth or otherwise of what's on screen.

Hotspots: The Last Hope (12 June)

With crucial habitats on the verge of destruction all over the world, this series focuses on the unique, biodiverse locales that are at risk of disappearing forever.

The Real Manhunter S2 (13 June)

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton was part of high-profile criminal investigations for 30 years and had a hand in some of the most famous cases in British history. This series follows him as he reflects on his career, looking back at the investigative process behind some of the horrible crimes he was tasked with solving.

The Lazarus Project (16 June)

I May Destroy You star Paapa Essiedu leads the cast of sci-fi thriller series The Lazarus Project. (Sky UK)
I May Destroy You star Paapa Essiedu leads the cast of sci-fi thriller series The Lazarus Project. (Sky UK)

Paapa Essiedu is doing great work in the wake of his I May Destroy You breakout performance, shining with a small role in Alex Garland's horror Men. He takes on leading man duties for this eight-part sci-fi action series in which he plays a man recruited into a secret organisation which is able to harness the ability to turn back time when the world is at threat of extinction

The Isle of Wight Festival 2022 (17 June)

Sky's coverage of this year's Isle of Wight Festival will feature huge sets from headliners Lewis Capaldi, Kasabian and Muse, as well as dozens of other top performers.

Blue Bloods S12 (20 June)

This long-running cop drama continues with officers questioning the mayor's strategy to cut down crime, while another explores a cold case murder in which her boss was the primary witness as a teenager.

Blocco 181 (22 June)

Italian rapper Salmo has served as producer as well as star for this crime series, set against the backdrop of music and culture in an apartment block in modern day Milan.

Young Rock S2 (24 June)

Exploring various time periods in the life of Dwayne Johnson, this autobiographical comedy show returns for a second season. Wrestling fans can expect more nods to the world in which Johnson grew up, as well as his journey to the top of the mountain of the business.

Westworld S4 (weekly from 27 June)

The fourth season of Westworld is, thus far, entirely shrouded in secrecy. That's rather fitting for one of telly's most confusing and labyrinthine shows, set in a theme park full of robots and dealing in elaborate mystery box plotting.

Other movies and TV on Sky Cinema and NOW in June 2022

3 June

The Matrix Resurrections (2021)

17 June

Last Night in Soho (2021)

19 June

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2022)

24 June

Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021)

King Richard (2021)

Watch: Trailer for Last Night in Soho

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