5 new shows you can stream this May

Think you’ve seen everything there is to watch across streaming platforms? Good news: more series and movies are coming your way! It’s time to refresh your watch list with all these shows and films premiering this month.

The Eddy

May 8 | Netflix

After living a music-filled life in New York, jazz pianist Elliot Udo moves to Paris, France where he owns a club called The Eddy. However, things aren’t as glamorous or harmonious as it sounds. His club is struggling and he learns that his business partner Farid is part of some sketchy practices at the club. Secrets begin to come to light in the worst time possible. Elliot’s troubled teenage daughter Julie arrives in Paris to live with him, causing his personal and professional worlds to collide.

The Eddy is helmed by La La Land director Damien Chazelle and stars André Holland, Joanna Kulig, and Amandla Stenberg.

Upload

May 1 | Amazon Prime

It’s the year 2033 and technology is so advanced that you can choose what kind of afterlife you want to live. Humans are able to upload their consciousness once they die, which is what happened to L.A. partyboy/coder Nathan (Robbie Amell) after meeting his early death when his self-driving car crashed. His high-maintenance girlfriend (Allegra Edwards) uploads him to the ritzy afterlife community of “Lakeside.” There, Nathan catches the eye of customer support representative Nora (Andy Allo). Catch this science fiction comedy satire series starting May 1.

Trial by Media

May 11 | Netflix

Looking for your fix of true crime documentaries? Look back at some of the most dramatic and memorable trials in recent history with Trial by Media.

Television coverage has changed the legal system and this documentary explores the different ways the press may have contributed to reshaping public perception and opinion before, during, or after a trial.

Relive courtroom cases—from the Jenny Jones made-for-court TV murder trials, the sensational story of politician Rod Blagojevich, and the case of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed African immigrant who was shot 41 times by police.

Central Park

May 29 | Apple TV+

From Bob’s Burgers co-creator Loren Bouchard comes another colorful animated musical comedy. The show follows the story of the Tillermans, a family living an unconventional life in New York’s bustling Central Park. Owen Tillerman works as the park’s manager where he must fend off hotel heiress Bitsy Brandenham from turning the beloved park into condos.

Central Park stars Leslie Odom Jr., Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Stanley Tucci, and Daveed Diggs.

Space Force

May 31 | Netflix

What if The Office was set in space? Series creator Greg Daniels teams up with Steve Carell once again for Space Force, a comedy series following the story of a team tasked with creating a sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces, the US Space Force.

So what exactly will this new branch do? Well, it will be responsible for monitoring space, acting as early warning defense for satellites and shuttles in the upper atmosphere, and other space-related tasks. Sounds ridiculous? We shall see how crazy things will get.

Words Ayie Licsi

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