The NOW TV hot list: From The Plot Against America to In The Long Run season 3 - what to watch in July 2020

What’s on NOW TV in July? Here are some of the best shows coming to Sky One, Sky Atlantic, Sky Comedy and more on the NOW TV Entertainment Pass this month.

By Sophia Moir Published: 26 June 2020 - 5.24pm
Sky UK

In The Long Run season 3 Box Set is available to watch on Sky One with NOW TV from Wednesday, July 22.

There’s a whole host of brand new TV shows coming to NOW TV in July. 

If you fancy a taste of drama, there’s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels or The Plot Against America. If you’re looking to indulge in some comedy, don’t miss the return of In The Long Run.

We list the best of what’s coming up for the month ahead in our must-watch NOW TV guide.

Plus, don’t miss what’s coming up on NOW TV later this year with our 2020 watchlist.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

When a grisly murder shocks 1938 Los Angeles, Detective Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) and his partner Lewis Michener (Nathan Lane) become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of the city.

The second instalment in the Penny Dreadful universe is a very different beast to the original. Rather than exploring Gothic literature and poetry, this new series sees social and political unrest at simmering point.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Box Set is available to watch on Sky Atlantic with NOW TV from Wednesday, July 1.

Penny Dreadful season 1-3 Box Sets are available to watch on Sky Atlantic with NOW TV.

On the Record 

On The Record is the powerful and haunting story of music executive Drew Dixon as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of colour, in the wake of #MeToo, to come forward and publicly name hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual assault. 

Chronicling not only Dixon’s story but that of several other accusers, this controversial docuseries premiered the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and a standing ovation.

On The Record is available to watch on Sky Documentaries with NOW TV from Saturday, July 4.

The Trade season 1

This documentary series from award-winning director Matthew Heineman offers a visceral look at illicit industries and tells the stories of those most affected by them. 

Season 1 goes inside the opioid epidemic, from cartel-controlled Mexico to heartland America where addicts and law enforcement combat the cycles of drug abuse. 

The Trade season 1 Box Set is available to watch on Sky Documentaries with NOW TV from Wednesday, July 8.

Miracle Workers: Dark Ages

Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi return in the second season of the medieval comedy about about friendship, family and trying not to be murdered.

The series follows a group of villagers in the dark ages trying to keep their spirits up in the age of “fake news”.

Miracle Workers: Dark Ages Box Set is available to watch on Sky Comedy with NOW TV from Monday, July 13.

The Plot Against America 

Based on the acclaimed novel by Philip Roth, and written and executive produced by David Simon (The Wire), the series is set in an alternate American history.

It's centred on a Jewish family in New Jersey who watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator hero and xenophobic populist. Lindbergh becomes president, defeating Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940, and turns the country towards fascism. 

The Plot Against America Box Set is available to watch on Sky Atlantic with NOW TV from Tuesday, July 14.

In The Long Run season 3

The third series of this semi-autobiographical Sky One comedy, loosely based on the childhood of the show's star Idris Elba, sees the welcome arrival of Walter’s mum from Sierra Leone with Walter desperate to impress. 

Bagpipes has a near death experience that makes him question the meaning of life. Valentine finally finds love and Kirsty sets up her own catering business all while Agnes gets suspicious as some developers start taking an interest in the Eastbridge Estate, threatening the very existence of the community.

In The Long Run season 3 Box Set is available to watch on Sky One with NOW TV from Wednesday, July 22.

In The Long Run season 1 and 2 Box Sets are available to watch on Sky One with NOW TV.