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What’s new on Sky and Now in January 2024: New films, TV shows and sports to keep you occupied throughout the month

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Here’s our guide to the films, TV series and sports coming to Sky and Now in January

It’s a new year, which means more great new shows, movies and sports are slated to land on Sky on Now this month and throughout the year. To help you avoid endless scrolling and debate over what to watch, we’ve sorted through all the new content coming to the services this month, whittling it down to the best of the best.

So, what’s new on Sky and Now this January? For TV fans, this month’s hottest ticket is undoubtedly going to be True Detective: Night Country, the fourth iteration of the award-winning series and, based on early critical rumblings, something of a return to form for the show thanks to a strong lead performance from Jodie Foster. There’s also some great pop cinema landing on Sky and Now in January, with furious vehicular action in the form of Fast X and laugh-out-loud comedy No Hard Feelings being our top picks. Finally, sports fans can look forward to football galore from the Premier League, EFL and Women’s Super League.

For our full roundup of what’s new on Sky and Now throughout January, from unmissable movies to top new series and live sports, read on.

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True Detective: Night Country – 15 January

What's new on Sky and Now in January - True Detective: Night CountryTrue Detective: Night Country is set in the fictional northerly town of Ennis, Alaska, during the part of winter where the region experiences long periods of total darkness. The series centres on the mysterious disappearances of eight men who operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station, and the two estranged former police partners tasked with finding them: Chief Liz Danvers and Detective Evangeline Navarro. As the long night closes in, Danvers and Navarro are forced to confront the darkness in themselves, the ghosts of the past and a seemingly unsolvable case.

True Detective: Night Country is helmed by Mexican writer and director Issa López, best known for her Spanish language film and TV work, which includes the critically-acclaimed Tigers Are Not Afraid. The series stars Jodie Foster and boxer-turned-actor Kali Reis as the two lead detectives, alongside Finn Bennett (Domina), Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve), Christopher Eccleston (The Leftovers), Isabella Star LaBlanc (Long Slow Exhale), John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone) and Anna Lambe (The Grizzlies).

Fire Country – January

What's new on Sky and Now in January - Fire CountryBode Donovan, a young convict looking to turn his life around, joins an early-release prison program which partners its members with elite firefighters to tackle wildfires in exchange for reduced sentences. Already on a risky assignment, the stakes are heightened for Bode when the program takes him back to his rural hometown in Northern California, where past secrets and former glories haunt him. Returning to the town as a convicted criminal, Bode sees his new circumstances as a chance to burn down everything that came before and gain a shot at redemption.

Fire Country is created by actor Max Thieriot and Grey’s Anatomy veterans Tony Phelan and Joan Rater. The series also stars Thieriot (Jumper) in the lead role, with other main cast members including Kevin Alejandro (Parenthood), Jordan Calloway (Riverdale), Stephanie Arcila (Don’t Breathe 2), Jules Latimer (Rustin), Diane Farr (Numb3rs) and Billy Burke (Lights Out).

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  • Julia S2 – 4 January
  • Based on a True Story – 1 January

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Fast X – 5 January

What's new on Sky and Now in January 2024 - Fast XOver nine adventures, Dominic Toretto’s team of fast-driving, gun-blazing mercenaries have managed to outrun and outgun every foe they’ve encountered, winning street races, hijacking nuclear submarines and even taking a brief trip into space. In Fast X, however, things have gotten personal, as Dom finds the past catching up with him. Dante Reyes, the son of drug lord Herman Reyes, has returned to exact revenge on Dom for causing his father’s death and taking his family’s fortune. A calculating psychopath, Reyes aims to hit Dom where it hurts, targeting his crew and kidnapping his son, Little B. In a race against time, Dom must prove his commitment to the one thing he has always stood for: family.

The tenth entry in the increasingly over-the-top action-fest that is the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast X is overseen by French director Louis Leterrier, whose previous work includes The Incredible Hulk, Clash of the Titans and Now You See Me. Reprising their roles as members of La Familia are Vin Diesel (XXX), Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar), Tyrese Gibson (Transformers), Chris “Ludacris” Bridges (Show Dogs), Jordana Brewster (American Crime Story), Sung Kang (Power), Jason Statham (Snatch), Helen Mirren (Gosford Park), John Cena (Blockers) and Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road), while newcomers to the series include Brie Larson (Room) and Jason Momoa (Aquaman).

No Hard Feelings – 19 January

What's new on Sky and Now in January 2024 - No Hard FeelingsNo Hard Feelings follows 32-year-old Maddie Barker, an Uber driver and bartender working in upstate New York. Unable to keep up financially, Maddie finds herself at risk of losing her car and the home she inherited from her mother. In order to stop her house being repossessed, Maddie answers an unusual Craigslist ad, agreeing to date Percy – the awkward, introverted 19-year-old son of a wealthy couple – in order to give him a social boost before he leaves to attend Princeton. However, in attempting to seduce Percy, Maddie learns the shy boy has more going on inside him than his awkward demeanour would suggest, and that she has plenty of growing up to do herself.

No Hard Feelings is written and directed by Gene Stupnitsky, the scribe behind films like Year One, Bad Teacher and Good Boys, as well as episodes of The Office (US) and Hello Ladies. The film is led by Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) and Broadway actor Andrew Barth Feldman, with other notable names including Laura Benanti (Tick, Tick…Boom!), Matthew Broderick (Glory), Natalie Morales (Dead to Me), Scott MacArthur (The Mick), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Bear), Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live) and Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show).

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  • Book Club: The Next Chapter – 15 January

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Premier League – Stream live throughout January

What's new on Sky and Now in January 2024 - Premier LeagueThe Premier League is set to kick off with a bang in 2024, with a back-in-form Liverpool sitting at the top of the table just ahead of dark horses Aston Villa. Rounding out the top six are title-holders Man City, an injury-laden Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and David Moyes’s West Ham. Meanwhile, further down the table, inconsistency has kept Man United, Chelsea and Newcastle out of contention for Europe and a points deduction sees league stalwarts Everton hanging just above the drop zone.

Taking a quick look over some of the fixtures available to watch on Sky and Now this month, we see 2nd place Aston Villa headed to Merseyside to take on a beleaguered Everton, Man United trying to gain some ground back against Spurs and league leaders Liverpool looking to extend the points gap at the top of the table with a win against midtable Bournemouth.

Women’s Super League – Stream live throughout January

What's new on Sky and Now in January 2024 - Women's Super LeagueMarking another much-anticipated return to our screens, the Barclays Women’s Super League kicks off the second half of its season on 20 January. Chelsea remain top of the table after the break, thanks to a brace from sharp shooter Lauren James in their last game of the year. The London club lead the table by three points, with Manchester City and Arsenal both trailing by a single win. Just behind the breakaway pack are Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham, while West Ham and Bristol sit at the bottom on five points a piece.

Sky and Now subscribers have four games available to stream this January, including two top six clashes, as Manchester City host Liverpool on 21 January before the Merseyside squad take on Arsenal at the end of the month. The other televised matches see bottom-half sides in action against the top six, with West Ham battling it out against Spurs and league-leaders Chelsea facing off against tenth-placed Brighton.

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  • EFL Championship – Stream live throughout January

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