New name, new brilliant dramas, all at a channel number you already love! Find out all about what's coming to Sky Witness this year…
Sky Witness/HD (CH 112/111)
From Monday 6 August, your Sky Living channel will become Sky Witness. But don’t worry – it’s still the US drama destination you know and love! After 25 years – yes really, it launched back in 1993 – there’s nothing wrong with giving yourself a new look!
And it makes sense, really. The name change has come about to move the channel away fom lifestyle and more into where its heart truly belongs… the US emergency room! And the US police precinct! And the US courtroom! Yup, it’s been raising our pulses with the likes of Grey’s Anatomy and Criminal Minds for many a good year, and it’s not about to stop any time soon!
Check out the new Sky Witness
Sky Witness is bringing all the drama, but its also got a whole new bunch of thrilling series on the way too! Read even more about them below…
Wednesdays from 15 August, 9pm, Sky Witness/HD (CH 112/111). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Sky Witness
Created by Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story), this acclaimed thriller takes us into the intense, high-pressure world of police officers, paramedics and firefighters. Connie Britton (Nashville), Angela Bassett (Black Panther) and Peter Krause (The Catch) lead a cracking ensemble cast, in a nail-biting series that’s already been commissioned for a second run in the States.
You’ll like this if you like: Grey’s Anatomy
Thursdays from 23 August, 9pm, Sky Witness/HD (CH 112/111). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Sky Witness
If the works of actor Alan Cumming and author James Patterson make your heart race, than this police procedural is about to become your Thursday night delight! Based on Patterson’s novel Murder Games, it sees psychology professor and author Dylan Reinhart (Cumming) team up with NYPD detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic) as they try to catch a killer, who appears to have used Reinhart’s own book as inspiration.
You’ll like this if you like: Castle
For The People
Mondays from 6 August, 10pm, Sky Witness/HD (CH 112/111). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Sky Witness
Everything powerhouse showrunner Shonda Rhimes touches turns to gold, and she’s got her hand firmly on a bible with this new legal drama. Set in the US District Court for the South District of New York, the show follows a team of talented young laywers – including Britt Robertson and Hope Davis – as they contend with tough cases and high stakes. And it’s as stylish and sizzling as you’d expect from Shondaland! Read more about it here.
You’ll like this if you like: How To Get Away With Murder
The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair
Coming in September to Sky Witness/HD (CH 112/111)
McDreamy is back! OK, maybe not as you know him. Patrick Dempsey stars as Quebert, a literary giant who is accused of murder when the body of a 15-year-old girl is found at his property. Adapted from the best-selling novel by Joel Dicker and brought to us from the studio that brought you The Handmaid’s Tale, this has essential autumn viewing scribbled all over it.
You’ll like this if you like: Harlan Coben’s The Five
And all your favourite dramas are still there too
But wait, there’s more
To celebrate the launch on Monday 6 August, you can enjoy a very special showcase on Virgin Media Previews (CH 100). From 8pm, you can watch The Good Doctor, Elementary, For The People and Criminal Minds. What a way to start the week!
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