Sky Atlantic: The best new and upcoming shows to stream, and how to watch the channel on BT TV with NOW

A guide to the new series, upcoming shows and best ever box sets to stream on Sky Atlantic with NOW on BT TV.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 11 November 2022 - 11.21am
Stream House of the Dragon season 1 on Sky Atlantic with NOW

Sky Atlantic is the home of groundbreaking and award-winning drama and comedy from the US and UK.

The channel is available to BT TV customers with a NOW Entertainment package on channel 342/357 HD.

You can watch the channel live and also catch up on classic series and new box sets of Sky Atlantic shows.

With a huge back catalogue of classic shows, here is our round-up of the best shows currently airing Sky Atlantic, new shows coming in 2023 and the must-see box sets.

Best new shows on Sky Atlantic in 2022

House of the Dragon

The Game of Thrones prequel series, covering the fall of the Targaryen family dynasty, lived up to the hype and more with 10 episodes of epic dragon-fuelled drama.

It’s a dark family drama filled with swords, skulduggery, and dark brutality.

Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Considine and Matt Smith lead the House of the Dragon cast through season 1.

Stream every episode of House of the Dragon season 1 on Sky Atlantic with NOW

This England

Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson in This England

Kenneth Branagh puts on a ruffled blonde wig and dusts off his Book of Shakespeare quotes to play Boris Johnson in Michael Winterbottom’s reflection on the Covid crisis.

Rather than twisting the knife on the disgraced Prime Minister, This England shines a light on the disasters, heartbreak and heroes who got us through the early months of the pandemic in 2020.

Stream every episode of This England on Sky Atlantic with NOW

We Own This City

We Own This City on Sky Atlantic with NOW

The Wire creator David Simon returns to the streets of Baltimore for a thrilling six-part drama about the city’s Gun Trace Task Force, a department whose original aim was to get guns and criminals off the street but which became a hub for greed, corruption and violence.

We Own This City looks at the rise and fall of this largely unnoticed department and how the corruption was exposed. 

Stream every episode of We Own This City on Sky Atlantic with NOW

The Staircase

Colin Firth and Toni Collette in The Staircase

The Staircase is a dramatic retelling of the Michael and Kathleen Peterson story, which was previously a hit Netflix documentary in 2018.

Colin Firth and Toni Collette star in the stranger than fiction story of Kathleen’s suspicious death on her home staircase, which turned Michael into the prime suspect.

Stream every episode of The Staircase on Sky Atlantic with NOW

Julia

Sarah Lancashire in Julia on Sky Atlantic

Sarah Lancashire won critical acclaim for her transformative performance as American cooking icon Julia Child in this eight-part biographical drama.

Child revolutionised the kitchen and TV in the 1960s and Lancashire and David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) have stunning screen chemistry as the TV chef and her husband Paul.

Stream every episode of Julia on Sky Atlantic with NOW

Gangs of London

The British gangster drama returns for its long-awaited second season, exploring the power dynamics and brutality of London’s criminal underworld.

Mixing jaw-dropping action with plot twists and gangland chaos, Gangs of London is an unpredictable and exceptional thrill ride.

Stream Gangs of London weekly on Sky Atlantic with NOW

Coming soon to Sky Atlantic

I Hate Suzie Too

Billie Piper in I Hate Suzie Too

I Hate Suzie received multiple five-star reviews when it debuted in 2020 on Sky Atlantic, and now the show’s follow-up I Hate Suzie Too is just around the corner.

I Hate Suzie Too sees the return of child star turned actress Suzie Pickles, played by Billie Piper. Suzie has a new agent, new PR and a new job – dancing for likes on Dance Crazee, a reality TV competition that has the Saturday night audience hooked. Having lost everyone that matters to her, Suzie returns to her first love – the public.  

Upcoming on Sky Atlantic in 2023

Succession season 4

The eagerly-awaited return for Waystar Royco is coming in 2023 and after the dramatic events at the end of season 3, we can’t wait to see what is coming next for the Roy family in Succession season 4.

Expect more power struggles, awkward family get togethers and the finest swearing on television.

The Last of Us

Based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name, The Last of Us is set 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed.

Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

The cast includes Pedro Pascal as Joel and rising British star Bella Ramsey as Ellie.

The Idol

Starring Lily-Rose Depp, The Idol is set against the backdrop of the music industry and will focus on a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult who enters into a complicated relationship with a rising pop singer.

It is created by Sam Levinson (Euphoria) and The Weeknd.

Best ever must-see shows and box sets on Sky Atlantic with NOW

  • Patrick Melrose - Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this semi-autobiographical drama about abuse and addictions
  • Mare of Easttown - Kate Winslet gives an unforgettable performance in this small-town crime drama.
  • Game of Thrones - The ground-breaking fantasy epic has eight seasons of stunning storytelling
  • Chernobyl - The shocking true story is brought to life by Jared Harris, Stellan Skarshard, Jessie Buckley and Paul Ritter and won awards all over the world.
  • The Wire - Considered by many to be the greatest drama series of all time, David Simon delivers an authentic story about the cops, criminals, media and broken society in Baltimore.
  • Boardwalk Empire - Steve Buscemi stars as Nucky Thompson, the treasurer of Atlantic City, in this epic gangster drama set during the Prohibition.
  • Six Feet Under - Spanning five seasons, this story about the Fisher family and their funeral home is considered one of the greatest TV series of all time.
  • The Leftovers - Stick with this supernatural mystery drama and you’ll be in for something special. Justin Theroux leads the ensemble cast.
  • The Sopranos - James Gandolfini’s performance as New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano is considered to be among the greatest in the history of TV. A must-watch.

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