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The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Amazon, HBO, Hulu and More in May

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“The subway”

Start streaming: May 14th

Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer- and National Book Award-winning novel “The Underground Railroad” is historical and fantastic, depicting an alternate version of the 19th century American South in which a literal underground railroad helps ex-slaves escape plantations and they transport freedom through a succession of strange and inhospitable lands. Director Barry Jenkins – known for the Oscar-winning film “Moonlight” – has converted the book into a ten-part series in which Thuso Mbedu can be seen as Cora, who flees from her kidnappers in Georgia and embarks on a winding journey through several States encounters different cultures, each of which is oppressive in its own way. As with Jenkins’ films, the TV version of “The Underground Railroad” is impressionistic, using impressive sound design and subtle lighting to plunge viewers into the sometimes punishing emotions of every moment.

‘Panic’

Start streaming: 28th of May

Based on Lauren Oliver’s 2014 novel, the action-suspense series “Panic” takes place in a depressed, working-class town where high school graduates compete in an unofficial, highly illegal annual competition and face life-threatening risks for the chance of winning enough money to move away. Olivia Welch plays Heather Nill, a smart kid who doesn’t think she needs to play the game but is ultimately tempted by financial needs and an above-average jackpot. The bigger price comes with bigger risks that ultimately feed into the secret plans and alliances of the participants. “Panic” is reminiscent of “The Hunger Games”, but is anchored in the real world and is aimed at fans of sensational youth literature and soapy TV teen drama, in which desperate people risk everything to change their lives.

Also arriving:

May 7th

“The boy from Medellín”

May 21

“Pink: Everything I Know So Far”

“Solos”

May 21

“Toofaan”

“Pose” season 3

Start streaming: May 3

The last time we saw the men and women of “Pose” on season two of the show, they shared triumphs and tragedies in the early 1990s: a time when AIDS ravaged the New York LGBTQ community and created their own drag Ball scene she saw Madonna-assisted spikes begin to fade in popularity. The third and final season of the series will go on for a few years and will again focus mostly on the MC Pray Tell (Billy Porter) and House Evangelista’s mother Blanca (Mj Rodriguez), both of whom are trying to deal with their own chronic health problems Promote a new generation of gay and transgender youth. One of the best dramas on television since it debuted in 2018, Pose captures the humor and heartache of a handful of marginalized people who have started their own families and struggle hard to leave a meaningful legacy behind.

“Marvel’s MODOK”

Start streaming: May 7th

Many of the Marvel Comics-inspired films and TV shows over the past few years pay homage to Jack Kirby, the company’s influential artist. But few have taken his wild ideas and weird designs as openly as this new cartoon series. The comedian Patton Oswalt created “MODOK” together with Jordan Blum and also pronounces the title character: a super villain at the genius level with a huge head, a tiny body and a technologically advanced, weapon-carrying floating chair. With a visual style intended to resemble plastic toys that move and take – and absurd stories that deal with the mundane work and family life of the weird-looking criminal mastermind – “MODOK” is made for comic fans with a sense of humor and appreciation for Kirby’s thick, dynamic style.

Also arriving:

May 3

“The Legend of Baron To’a”

5th of May

“Shadow in the cloud”

May 7th

“Small fish”

10th of May

“Wander Darkly”

May 13th

“Saint Maud”

“A kind of heaven”

May 14th

“MLK / FBI”

“Proud”

May 15

“Cowboys”

May 18

“Supernova”

May 27th

“Madagascar: A Little Wild” Season 3

“The Crime of the Century”

Start streaming: 10th of May

Director and producer Alex Gibney’s two-part, four-hour documentary argues that some major American drug companies have purposely helped fuel the opioid crisis, bend laws, and ignore solid medical science in order to maximize profits. With the help of journalists from the Washington Post and the New York Times, who have reported extensively on “Big Pharma” – and with the help of the author Patrick Radden Keefe, whose book “Empire of Pain: The Secret Story of the Sackler” Dynasty “about the founders Purdue Pharma has just released – Gibney and his crew have a long, often sordid history of legal narcotics. The Crime of the Century also relies heavily on regulatory and sales conference video that highlights some of the ways business decision makers may have taken advantage of their customers.

Also arriving:

May 6th

“Legendary” season 2

“That damn Michael Che”

May 13th

“Hacks”

May 14th

“Those who want me dead”

May 15

“The Personal Story of David Copperfield”

23. May

“In Treatment” Season 4

May 29th

“Oslo”

“Mythic Quest” Season 2

Start streaming: May 7th

“Ted Lasso” has been Apple TV’s most talked about show to date – and rightly so – but this other Apple sitcom deserves just as much buzz. The first season of Mythic Quest featured the staff of a popular video game company run by the gifted egomaniac Ian (played by Rob McElhenney, who also co-created the show) and the brilliant but neurotic programmer Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao) . In season two, the team returns to the office after being released from the pandemic and has to adjust to new roles. In particular, Ian and Poppy need to figure out how to work together as equal creative partners. As in the debut season, this new episode derives its humor from the demands and concerns of a number of dedicated players. But it also shows how much real passion these people have for what they have built together.

‘1971: The Year Music Changed Everything’

Start streaming: May 21

In David Hepworth’s 2016 book “Never a Dull Moment: 1971 – The Year Rock Exploded,” the seasoned music journalist claimed that the intense strains in world politics in 1971 coincided with the unrestricted creativity of some of our greatest rock, pop and R&B artists are linked to produce some of the most important music ever recorded. In this eight-part documentary series, the director of “Amy” and “Senna”, Asif Kapadia, and his team of editors and producers dig deep into the archives of various musicians and news organizations and transport viewers to a time when Marvin Gaye and John Lennon recorded masterpieces as war and protest movements raged around the world. New and vintage interviews provide the narrative for a range of anecdotes and reflections on a phenomenal time for popular and political culture.

Also arriving:

May 14th

Season 2 “try”

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