Streaming highlights - May 2020

The best TV shows and movies to stream this May.

Not sure what to watch this month? Try these highlights from all of Australia’s streaming services. 

Netflix:

Dead to Me (Season 2)

Now that secrets have been revealed, follow Jen and Judy as their lives are made more complicated by the addition of a new detective in town. 

  • Cast: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden
  • Release: 8 May

Space Force 

Four-star general Mark R. Naird is tasked with leading the newly formed sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Forces: Space Force. 

  • Cast: Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz
  • Release: 29 May

For Netflix’s full May release schedule, click here. 

Stan

Billions (Season 5)

Set in the world of corporate greed and espionage on Wall Street, follow a battle of wits, one-upmanship and brash testosterone-fuelled revenge and hijinks.

  • Cast: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff
  • Release: 3 May (weekly)

Hightown 

A federal Fishery Service agent finds herself at the centre of a heroin epidemic after discovering a body in Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts. 

  • Cast: Atkins Estimond, Monica Raymund, Shane Harper
  • Release: 17 May (weekly)

For Stan’s full May release schedule, click here. 

Disney+

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora question their complex family ties as they are pulled in different directions by dark new forces at play.

  • Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Harris Dickinson
  • Release: 15 May

The Big Fib 

Kid contestants must figure out which of two adults claiming to be an expert on a topic is lying and telling “the big fib.” 

  • Cast: Yvette Nicole Brown 
  • Release: 22 May

For Disney+ full May release schedule, click here. 

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Amazon Prime Video

Upload 

From the director of The Office, Parks and Rec and The Simpsons, comes Upload, a sci-fi sitcom set in future where humans can choose to be uploaded into a virtual afterlife when faced with near-death situations. 

  • Cast: Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Kevin Bigley 
  • Release: 1 May

 

Homecoming (Season 2) 

The critically acclaimed series returns with a new mystery and follows a woman who wakes in rowboat adrift with no memory of how she got there or who she is. 

  • Cast: Janelle Monáe, Chris Cooper, Joan Cusack
  • Release: 22 May

Foxtel Now

Bad Education 

An American school superintended and his deputy attempt to defraud the school system in the true story of one of America’s biggest embezzlement cases. 

  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Ray Romano, Geraldine Viswanathan
  • Release: 17 May

Belgravia

From the creator of Downtown Abbey, this historical drama series takes place among the posh old money families of London and the families of new money. 

  • Cast: Tamsin Greig, Harriet Walter and Tom Wilkinson.
  • Release: 24 May 

Apple TV+

Trying 

A British comedy following a couple who after failing to conceive, decide to adopt and find the process, a lot more difficult than they intended.

  • Cast: Rafe Spall, Esther Smith, Imelda Staunton,
  • Release: 1 May

Central Park 

From the creator of Bob’s Burgers, comes this animated musical comedy about a family of caretakers, who live and work in Central Park, and end up saving the world.

  • Cast: Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Josh Gad
  • Release: 29 May