The NOW hot list: From Gangs of London season 2 to The White Lotus season 2 – new TV shows on NOW in October

What's new on NOW in October? Here are some of the best shows coming to Sky Max, Sky Atlantic and more with a NOW Entertainment Membership this month.

By Alex Fletcher Updated: 30 September 2022 - 8.40pm
Gangs of London season 1 cast

Stream new episodes weekly of Gangs of London season 2 from October 20 on Sky Atlantic with NOW

From original drama to brand new comedy, NOW has tons of great shows to get you through the long winter evenings.

Keep reading for our pick of the brand-new TV shows available with a NOW Entertainment Membership on BT TV this October, including the thrilling return of Gangs of London on Sky Atlantic and more.

We list the best of what’s new on NOW this month in our must-watch TV guide.

Plus, don’t miss what films are on Sky Cinema this month with a NOW Cinema Membership.

Gangs of London season 2

The long wait is finally over, Gangs of London is back! The exhilarating, bloody and nerve-shredding first series left us with plenty of questions as the map and soul of London’s criminal underworld was redrawn.

The surviving Wallaces are scattered, the Dumanis broken and estranged, and ex-undercover cop Elliot is now being forced to work for the investors.

And there’s a new big bad for season 2, brutal enforced Koba, who refuses to play by the same gangster code as the rest of London’s gangs.

Trust us, this season is unmissable.

Stream new episodes weekly of Gangs of London season 2 from 20 October on Sky Atlantic with NOW.

The White Lotus – Season 2

The critically acclaimed comedy drama returns for a second season with a new cast and location as it shifts to a stunning resort in Sicily.

Michael Imperioli, Aubrey Plaza, F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hollander, Adam DiMarco, Meghan Fahy and Theo James are among the all-star cast in the dark anthology series, which slowly reveals darkness and secrets beneath the glamour and sunshine of a paradise holiday resort.

If you missed the first season, it’s still available to stream on NOW.

Stream The White Lotus season 2 weekly on Sky Atlantic with NOW from 31 October.

Watch all the shows you love on BT TV

Take a BT TV Entertainment pack and catch all the latest shows including House of the Dragon, Gangs of London and Brassic. Includes Sky channels from NOW and Netflix.

A Friend of the Family

A nine-episode limited series based on the harrowing true-story of the Broberg family – which was previously told in the documentary Abducted in Plain Sight,

Anna Paquin, Jake Lacy, Colin Hanks and Mckenna Grace are among the impressive cast taking on this dark tale about a charismatic man who becomes a ‘friend’ of a family before repeatedly kidnapping their daughter.

Stream A Friend of the Family weekly on Peacock with NOW from Friday 7 October.

New on Sky Kids for Halloween

The Ghastly Ghoul (7 October)

Starring characters voiced by Ardal O’Hanlon (Father Ted, My Hero), Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda, Æon Flux), and Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones, The Fall), this beautifully animated half-hour special sees Gary (O’Hanlon) a cute and vibrant little monster who doesn’t believe he’s scary enough, disguise himself as The Ghastly Ghoul.

MC Grammar’s Halloween Party (14 October)

Get kids watching, singing, and dancing, as the series sees Jacob Mitchell (AKA MC Grammar) take a wrong turn down the road, ending up at a Halloween disco.

KIDZ BOP Haunted Halloween (21 October)

Another spectacular 45-minute special launching, full of kids’ favourite contemporary Halloween-themed pop tunes and dance routines.

Tom Gates: A Monster Halloween (24 October)

The first ever Sky Kids crossover as an animated version of YouTube superstar DanTDM (Let’s Game) guest stars.

Best of the rest in October

Patrick Ayree’s Wild World - Sky Nature with NOW

Patrick Aryee, biologist, documentarian, and explorer takes you on a mission seeking answers to big questions about the natural world.

Babylon Berlin season 4 - Sky Atlantic with NOW

The Golden Twenties has culminated in the global stock market crash, the Great Depression and the Nazis’ march to power. The German neo-noir drama continues

Resident Alien season 2 – Sky Max with NOW

Harry’s got a whole lot of trouble brewing and his kind are to blame as Resident Alien is back for the second part of season 2.

Portrait Artist of the Year 2022 - Sky Arts with NOW

A new selection of budding artists will compete for the chance of taking a £10,000 prize commission for a major British institution

Libby, Are you Home Yet? - Sky Crime with NOW

Three-part series, Libby Are You Home Yet? tells the story of Libby Squire, a 21-year-old student, who was abducted and murdered walking home from a club in her university city of Hull in 2019.

Kingdom of Dreams – Sky Documentaries with NOW

A visually dazzling chronicle of the fashion world spanning three decades -from the early-1990s to the 2010s.

Monstrous - Sky Sci-Fi with NOW

Written by Yeon Sang-ho, director of international hits Train to Busain and Hellbound, Monstrous tells the tale of the village of Jinyang County, whose people are lured in by a curse from a mysterious entity, subsequently getting swept up by disaster after uncovering a cursed statue.