As we look to save the pennies following that inevitable Christmas spending spree and sale shopping, this January brings so much great entertainment via NOW TV and we have all the highlights for you below.
Britannia – all episodes available from 18th January
Kick off the new year with this unmissable Sky Original Production and journey to the dawn of a nation – where nobody wants to be civilised. In 55BC, Julius Caesar invaded Britannia seeking to exploit the island’s legendary tin deposits. What he found made him turn his armies around and return straight home. Nine decades later, the Romans, led by General Aulus Plautius, return to Britannia’s shores to finish what Caesar started. But to crush the heart of the cursed island, he will not just have to defeat the fierce tribes, warrior queens and powerful druids that inhabit it… He will have to travel to the very underworld itself and defeat their gods.
The Blacklist – Season 5
Last season’s finale spilled the beans and answered the question Blacklist fans have been asking for years. As season 5 begins, Liz finally knows who her dad is and that leaves her with some frightening things to work out. Meanwhile, Red’s criminal empire is in tatters and he needs her help in building it back up. And Mr Kaplan has left Tom with a suitcase full of bones. And that means big trouble for everyone.
Active Shooter: America Under Fire – 15th January
Whether due to acts of terrorism, hate or mental instability, mass shootings have become all too common in the US. This documentary series examines the disturbing phenomenon from the points of view of victims, family members, emergency medical workers and first responders, who bravely risk their own lives in the face of grave danger. Each episode recounts a specific incident using archival footage and in-depth interviews to shine a light on the traumatic events and their aftermath. The results are powerful, eye-opening and change inducing.
Girls – Season 1-6 Boxset – Available now
All six seasons of Lena Dunham’s Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning comedy arrive on NOW TV and Sky Box Sets. Inspired by some of Denham’s real life experiences, the show charts the misfortunes of four cash-strapped and confused Brooklyn twentysomethings who are fighting to find their feet in the world.
Jamestown – Season 1 Boxset – Available now
From the makers of Downton Abbey, this eight-part drama follows three British women who take a one-way ticket to the all-male colony of Jamestown, Virginia in 1619 on the condition that they will marry three men in the settlement. As the first women to arrive in Jamestown, they are unaware of the disruption they’ll bring to the colony.
Dexter – Season 1-8 Boxset – Available now
By day, mild mannered forensics expert Dexter Morgan (Michael C Hall) spends his days solving crimes for the Miami police. By night, he is a serial killer. But Dexter lives by a strict code of honour in that he only targets other murderers. Torn between his deadly compulsion and his desire for true happiness, Dexter is a man in profound conflict. Full of twists, humour, scares and cliff-hangers, every episode of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama is now available on NOW TV.