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. 


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. 


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)


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. 


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. 


Amazon Prime Video


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


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+


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