“Nope” Is Coming To UK Streaming Earlier Than Expected

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Jordan Peele’s latest horror film, Nope, will be available to watch on TV via digital streaming less than two months after its theatrical release in the UK.

The film, which stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun, hasn’t even launched in UK cinemas yet, with an upcoming release date of August 12, 2022 – three weeks after its US release date.

Then, Nope is set to be released on the UK’s digital VOD stores, most likely as a Premium Home Premiere title, in September – around 45 days after its theatrical release.

And while we don’t know the exact day in September yet, the usual 45-day release schedule hints at September 26 being the actual date – but we’ll have to wait until we get a more definite answer on that one.

For now, Sky officially confirmed that Nope will be arriving on their digital Sky Store in September – which means it will arrive in other VOD stores, such as Amazon’s Prime Video, at the same time.

Keep in mind that digital release dates are sometimes altered at the last moment – but here’s everything we know about Nope’s digital streaming at this point.

Nope film Daniel Kaluuya and Jordan Peele
Daniel Kaluuya and Jordan Peele (Photo: Universal)

Nope is Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated third film, following Get Out (2017) and Us (2019). 

While still described as a horror film, Nope is also a science fiction film, involving UFOs, with a big blockbuster budget, intending to make this a big summer hit.

The film reunites Peele with Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Judas and the Black Messiah), who is joined by Keke Palmer (Hustlers, Alice) and Oscar nominee Steven Yeun (Minari, Okja, The Walking Dead) as residents in a lonely gulch of inland California who bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.

As always with Peele’s films, the less you know about the plot beforehand, the better – so we won’t elaborate any more on it here.

In the US, Nope was released in cinemas back on July 22. In the UK, it will be coming to cinemas on August 12.

It was certified “Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, with a rating of 82%, as of this writing. 

As for streaming, in the US the film will be available at no extra cost on the Peacock streaming service, which is owned by NBC Universal – the distributors of Nope.

A US streaming release date hasn’t been announced yet, but since other Universal films were released on Peacock 45 days after their theatrical release date, it’s likely Nope will be coming to Peacock at the beginning of September.

Peacock Sky

In the UK, Peacock doesn’t really exist as a standalone streaming service, and is primarily a category of content on Sky TV and its NOW streaming service (so UK viewers can only watch the US version of Peacock using a VPN).

How To Watch Nope Online In The UK

Nope will be available as a Premium VOD Rental in the UK in September, on some of the leading UK streaming services.

Premium Rentals (also known as Home Premiere) offer films that were very recently available in cinemas, therefore the cost is higher than regular digital rentals or purchases.

Therefore, the cost is likely to be £15.99.

This is similar to the cost of other premium rentals from the past couple of years, such as No Time To Die and Wonder Woman 1984 (but cheaper than premier rentals on Disney+, which tend to cost £19.99).

Another Universal film, Jurassic World: Dominion also became available as a Premium Rental recently, shortly after its theatrical release – and, indeed, its rental cost is currently £15.99.

As with all video rentals, once you start playing a digital rental, you only have 48 hours to complete your watching.

While we only have official confirmation from Sky at the moment, the film will most likely be available on all the digital video stores, such as Amazon’s Prime Video, Rakuten TV, Google Play Store, and others.

At a later date, Nope will become available as a digital purchase, at which point you will be able to buy the digital version and keep it indefinitely.

Nope Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya (Photo: Universal)

The physical DVD and Blu-ray editions of Nope will come at a later date (usually a few months after the digital release), but pre-ordering isn’t available yet.

Furthermore, a few months after its digital rental release, Nope will come to subscription-based streaming in the UK.

And with most of Peacock’s films ending up on Sky and NOW, there’s a good chance that’s where we’ll see Nope – but we’ll have to wait for further updates.

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