With 18 new and recurring TV shows, spread across seven different streaming services, we now have the strongest TV month of the year so far.
This past May, the nomination window closes for all US distributors who want to have time to present their TV series to this year’s Emmy Gala, as the TV Academy will start voting for their favorites in June. In other words, it’s packed with new and lavish seasons of Netflix (which managed to launch the entire season in one day), but of course we get a bunch of exciting premieres from other streaming services as well.
Below, I have highlighted the first TV shows that I think will do best during the month, but although the list consists of up to 18 TV series, there are many that do not fit the list. In other words, we have a great TV month, but it’s taking too long for those who want to see it all, kissed us in May!
Star Wars: The Bad Batch – May 4th (Disney +)
May fourth be with you! On May 4th, it is time to explore the next part of the expanded Star Wars universe in “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” (or “Uslingarna” as it will be called in Sweden). The series was created by Dave Filoni (“The Mandalorian”) and is part of the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” TV animated series.
As “Sam’s son,” David Berkowitz became one of America’s most famous serial killers during his murder tour in New York in the late 1970s. The new documentary series on true crime poses the question of whether he himself is the one who committed all the horrific murders, or are there accomplices who still release them?
‘Buyer’s legacy’ – 7 Mag (Netflix)
After tons of superhero productions from all the different streaming services, now is the time for Netflix to pour money into Mark Miller’s old comic books. Are people starting to tire of superheroes or do we still have a certain success at the entrance?
Milkman Cag Modin (Kjell Bergqvist) welcomed us 15 years ago at the SVT series about the gang in Hagamäklarna. The series is now getting a reboot and a direct sequel to Discovery +.
Rob McElhenney (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is back with the second entertainment season of “Mythic Quest,” which follows the game studio behind one of the most successful online games in the world.
Castlevania – May 13 (Season 4, Netflix)
The ultimate proof that it is indeed possible to adapt a video game to a successful and critically acclaimed TV series, is the fact that “Castlevania” has managed to do so for three seasons already. In May, we will see the continuation of the battle of Trevor Belmont and Siva Belnade against many monsters and vampires.
Outstanding Producer Ryan Murphy’s upcoming production on Netflix will be a short series about stylist and fashion designer Halston. In the lead role, we found none other than Ewan McGregor!
David Fincher and Tim Miller return for the second season of the animated anthology series about love, the sudden evil death, and the hell of a lot of robots. Netflix also called Season 2 “NSFW” (I’m not sure to watch it in action), so keep the kids away.
“subway” – May 14 (Amazon Prime Video)
Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) has authored and directed all ten episodes of the television adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “The Underground Railroad”. The plot follows the slave Cora (Theso Mbedu) who escapes from a farm in Georgia via the Underground Railroad, which in this story is not a metaphor but a real railroad. Joel Edgerton (“The Gift”) plays a slave hunter who is hired to track down Cora.
As recently as March, we watched the first season of the Spanish TV series “Who Killed Sara?” We follow Álex trying to prove someone tried to put him there to kill his sister.
“Solos” – May 21 (Amazon Prime Video)
Actors Ozo Aduba, Nicole Behari, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Anthony Mackie, Helen Mirren, Dan Stevens, and Constance Wu play a loose role in the latest anthology series from Amazon Prime Video, which will consist of seven separate episodes and talk about what they really look like. To be a human being.
“Master of nothing.” – (Season 3, Netflix)
Early in 2015, the first season of “Master of None” was released and two years later came the nearly perfect second season, which was about the daily troubles of 30-year-old actor and second-generation immigrant Dave (Aziz Ansari). Season 3 will focus on the side character Denise, played by screenwriter and actress Lena White, who will now have the opportunity to develop her character in depth.
Amy Deasismont wrote and created the new series around a group of friends who have just passed the age of 20 and are starting to develop in different directions. Without seeing for a second, I personally hope for something as natural as “love me”.
In over 100 episodes, we have been able to follow Gabrielle Byrne as Dr. Paul Weston listened to his treatment conversations with a bunch of different patients. Now is the time for the reboot occurring 10 years after the season finale of Season Three – instead we’ll be following Uzo Aduba as Dr. Brooke Taylor. Joel Kinman will also appear as Brooke’s ex-boyfriend.
‘Mr Inbetween’ – May 25 (Season 3, HBO Nordic)
One of the most underrated TV series at the moment, the final season of “Mr Inbetween” wraps up in late May. Just like every year, I hope more people give this more serious version of the HBO sitcom “Barry” (which is also really good) a chance.
Personally, I wasn’t a huge fan of the first season, but there is clearly room for improvement – especially when Magne is now starting to control a little bit of his powers! But does he really turn into a bull?
Nobody remembers exactly how the “Panic” competition started. But in a small rural community in Texas, all students who want a chance to participate in the competition, who risk their lives and allow participants to face their worst fears, are given the opportunity to earn enough money to get out of there. But there can only be one winner.
“The devil” May 28 (Season 5B, Netflix)
Finally the second part of Season 5 will allow Lucifer to start working on his relationship with his father … Yeah, and let’s entertain the viewers in what looks like a really cool season. It’s already clear that “Lucifer” will also be seeing season 6 and final, so when the new episodes end, there’s still something to look forward to.
Also read: 10 exciting TV series to spend the summer with on SVT Play
What were the first TV shows you were looking forward to in May? Feel free to comment below!