New to Sky Box Sets in April

Antony Starr fans can binge on Banshee next month on Sky Box Sets, which also will premiere season four of Jane the Virgin and apocalyptic grindhouse romp Blood Drive.

About a cross-country death race with a car that runs on human blood, IndieWire reckons Blood Drive is more than a “Death Race 2000 riff”:

There’s a riveting explosion of creativity happening here. The word ‘grindhouse’ invokes the proud tradition of ultra-violence and insanity associated with that term. But beyond that, the fact that out of nowhere, Blood Drive will invoke genre concepts like robots and zombies is fascinating, broadening the narrative beyond the central race and its more meta elements.

The Atlantic thought it “sloppy, silly, squirm-inducing fun” but added “the acting is generally weak and the writing is awful” while Entertainment Weekly said it “features a large amount of dismemberment and has the good grace not to take itself seriously”.

Screening order of their 7.30 nightly transmission:

  • Happyish
  • The Almighty Johnsons S1
  • Blood Drive
  • The Five
  • The Almighty Johnsons S2
  • Jane The Virgin S3 (Eps 1-10)
  • Banshee S1
  • Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll S1
  • The Almighty Johnsons S2
  • Vinyl
  • Banshee S1
  • The Almighty Johnsons S3
  • Jane the Virgin S3 (Eps 11-20)
  • Banshee S2
  • Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll S2
  • The Almighty Johnsons S3
  • Salem S1
  • Banshee S2
  • Beauty & The Beast S4
  • Jane the Virgin S4 (Eps 1-9)
  • Banshee S3
  • Extant S1
  • Beauty & The Beast S4
  • Salem S2
  • Banshee S3
  • Dark Matter S3
  • Jane the Virgin S4 (Eps 10-17)
  • Banshee S4
  • Extant S2
  • Dark Matter S3
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4 Responses to “New to Sky Box Sets in April”

  1. Interesting to see Beauty and the Beast get a showing – from memory The Zone showed Seasons 1-3, but not Season 4?

  2. I believe you’re right, Aiden. The fourth season ended the series in the US 18 months ago. It doesn’t appear to have screened on The Zone but can be streamed (along with S3) on Sky’s Neon service.

  3. Didn’t Beauty and the Beast S4 appear on Box Sets in November last year?

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