Promising Young Woman Set For UK Release

Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham in a supermarket aisle

Releasing on 16 April, Oscar-nominated Promising Young Woman will be going straight to home release on Sky Cinema and NOW.

Exclusively streaming on Sky Cinema and NOW (formerly Now TV) from 16 April 2021, Emerald Fennell’s directorial debut, Promising Young Woman will finally be shared with British audiences.

During the COVID pandemic, many films have gone straight-to-home release including Zach Snyder’s Justice League, Mulan, and Trolls: World Tour. But now, the most anticipated film of this year’s award season has its release date confirmed for the UK.

Directed by Fennell, the satirical revenge thriller stars Carey Mulligan as it creates a conversation about gender and sex. Receiving praises overseas for its gender conversation on sexual harassment and sexual assault. However, here in the UK audiences are missing out. So will soon be able to partake in the discussion that Promising Young Woman creates.

The story revolves around Cassie (Mulligan) as a woman turning the tables on predatory ‘nice guys’. With its satirical take on the topic, the film has kept international audiences discussing its themes since its release.

Additionally starring Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Laverne Cox and Christopher Mintz-Plasse; Promising Young Woman has received nominations from both the BAFTAs and overseas for the Academy Awards.

Tipped to pick up the Best Film Award, Emerald Fennell previously has experience as a showrunner, actor, and musical writer. For example, Fennell was the showrunner for Series 2 of Killing Eve; Nurse Patsy on BBC’s Call the Midwife, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall on Netflix’s The Crown, and has written the upcoming West End show Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella starring Carrie Hope Fletcher.

By Conor Riley

Conor is the Founder and Editor for Cinamore, a publication focused on giving power back to journalists. As a portmanteau of the word 'Cinema' and the Italian word for love 'Amore', Cinamore aims to highlight the love that we all carry for the art of the moving image.


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