The NOW hot list: From The Equalizer to The Fear Index and Bel-Air – new TV shows on NOW in February

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

By Rhys Lewis Published: 26 January 2022 - 11.09am
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Watch The Equalizer Season 2 on Sky Witness with a NOW Entertainment Membership from 1 February

Already binge-watched Landscapers, got into Gomorrah and revelled in the nostalgia of the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

There's a whole host of brand-new TV shows available with a NOW Entertainment Membership in February, with a new season of The Equalizer beginning this month as well the debuts of financial thriller The Fear Index and Fresh Prince reboot Bel-Air.

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

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

The Equalizer

Queen Latifah returns as New York vigilante Robyn McCall for a second season of the crime drama. 

McCall, a former CIA operative, uses her unique set of skills to help those with nowhere else to turn, acting as a guardian angel for those who cannot defend themselves - while pursuing her own redemption.

This reboot of the 1980s action series featuring Edward Woodward and 2014 film and 2018 sequel starring Denzel Washington also stars Tory Kittles, Adam Goldberg and Liza Lapira. 

Watch The Equalizer Series 2 on Sky Witness with a NOW Entertainment Membership weekly from 1 February. Series 1 is streaming now. 

The Fear Index

Alex Hoffmann (Josh Hartnett) is a genius computer scientist who is poised to make a killing in the financial markets alongside his hedge fund business partner and best friend Hugo (Arsher Ali).

Together, they have created VIXAL-4, an AI-driven program that exploits fear in the markets and moves at lightning-fast speeds to bring its investors huge returns. But just as the pair prepare to launch to investors, they are plunged into a nightmare day that has them and everyone else questioning Alex’s sanity.

The four-part adaptation of the Robert Harris novel also stars Leila Farzad and Gregory Montel. 

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Watch The Fear Index on Sky Atlantic with a NOW Entertainment Membership from 10 February.

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Bel-Air

Will Smith - the original Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - is the producer behind this dramatic reboot of of the 1990s sitcom, a gritty retelling of the classic tale of the wise-cracking West Philly kid who to sent away from the the east coast city to live a safer life with his wealthy relatives in LA. 

Bel-Air is co-produced by Morgan Cooper, whose fan-made trailer for a modern update of Fresh Prince on YouTube piqued Smith's interest in 2019. 

Jabari Banks takes the lead role of streetwise Will, with Olly Sholotan playing his straight-laced cousin and sparring partner Carlton. Adrian Holmes is Uncle Phil and Cassandra Freeman Aunt Viv.

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Watch Bel-Air on Peacock with a NOW Entertainment Membership from 13 February.

The Devil's Advocate

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A documentary biography of life with the infamous ‘lawyer’, Giovanni Di Stefano by his son Michael Di Stefano.

Giovanni represented a collection of dictators and major crime figures before being jailed for masquerading as a lawyer when it transpired that he had no formal legal qualifications.

Di Stefano’s cast of clients was impressive and included Manuel Noriega, Saddam Hussein, Charles Manson and many more.

Watch The Devil’s Advocate on Sky Documentaries with a NOW Entertainment Membership from 15 February.

The Gilded Age

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Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes turns his attention stateside for The Gilded Age, a sumptuous nine-part drama set in the boom years of 1880s New York City.

In 1882, young Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson) moves from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon). Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path?

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Watch The Gilded Age weekly on Sky Atlantic with a NOW Entertainment Membership from 25 January.

Billions season 6

As Mike Prince takes his place on the Axe Capital throne, he’s determined to change the game – and new money means no mercy. Meanwhile, New York Attorney General Chuck Rhoades is convinced no one should have that much wealth or that much power. With Prince firmly in Chuck’s crosshairs, forces will be rallied and scores will be settled.

Corey Stoll as Prince takes over from Damien Lewis’s Bobby Axelrod as the main antagonist for Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) in this 12-episode sixth season.

Watch Billions Season 6 weekly on Sky Atlantic with a NOW Entertainment Membership from 26 January.

 

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