May is a month of comebacks, with new adventures starring popular characters such as the crew of the USS Enterprise, Doctor Strange, the Kids in the Hall, and the members of Girls5eva.
But it’s also a month with some fascinating new comedies starring two former SNL cast members, including a real crime drama, a film about creepy Norwegian kids, and an intriguing new comedy starring two former SNL cast members.
Shows To Keep An Eye Out For:
Season 2 of Love Life (BBC One, May 6)
In the second season of HBO’s Max romantic comedy-drama, William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) takes over from Anna Kendrick.
Marcus begins a relationship with Mia after his marriage to Emily falls apart; over the course of a few years, Love Life follows Marcus on many dates as he transitions from one long-term relationship to the next.
If you’re searching for a Melanie Lynskey fix while you wait for Season 2 of “Yellowjackets,” Hulu’s “Candy” is ready to help (premiering May 9).
Robin Veith (“The Expanse,” “Mad Men”) and Nick Antosca (“Brand New Cherry Flavor,” “The Act”) created the miniseries, which is based on a real tale.
Candy Montgomery, portrayed by Jessica Biel, is a 1980s Texan housewife who may or may not have killed her closest friend, played by Melanie Lynskey. Ral Esparza, Pablo Schreiber, and Sharon Conley all appear in the programme.
Hacks (Season 2 Premiere, HBO Max, May 12)
Deborah (Jean Smart), a veteran Las Vegas stand-up, and Ava (Hannah Einbinder), the millennial comedy writer Deborah hires to punch up her act, developed mutual respect in the first season of this outstanding series, reaching an uneasy agreement as Deborah reluctantly agrees to try out a different type of material.
If the first season has taught us anything, it’s that cooperation is likely to be fleeting.
Conversations with Friends (Hulu, May 15)
Hulu’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s book of the same name, Normal People, was a major smash, so it’s no surprise that the service is branching out into Rooney’s back catalog with this adaptation of her first novel.
As a foursome of friends whose lives get entangled, Alison Oliver, Sasha Lane, Joe Always, and Jemima Kirke co-star.
Angelyne (Peacock, May 19)
Beginning in 1984, Los Angeles was home to a series of billboards advertising Angelyne, a suggestively positioned blonde lady. Who was she, exactly? What exactly did she do? She was mostly renowned for being famous.
Was there, however, anything else going on? This new miniseries seeks to convey the narrative behind the image, based on a 2017 Hollywood Reporter investigation. Emmy Rossum plays the lead role.
Night Sky (May 20, Prime Video)
Amazon has a thing for elderly individuals who discover strange passages to strange locations. J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek’s “couple discovers a doorway to another planet” program Night Sky follows Josh Brolin’s “cowboy finds a hole” show Outer Range.
In it, the characters played by Simmons and Spacek keep their secret hidden from everyone… until someone else turns up. Let the sci-fi mystery begin!
Obi-Wan Kenobi (May 27, Disney+)
Ewan McGregor has been practicing his Jedi abilities by opening automatic doors with the Force, a habit that will pay off when he reclaims his lightsaber in his new Disney+ limited series.
The story of Obi-Wan Kenobi follows up 10 years after the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and Hayden Christensen reprises his role as Anakin Skywalker.
This is your chance to shine, prequel defenders. The following is a list of everything we know about the series thus far.
4th season of Stranger Things (May 29)
This time around, the Stephen King-inspired 80s horror series returns with a more Lovecraftian flavor.
At the very least, it’s worth watching to see what they did with the rumored $30 million per episode production budget (for contrast, the upcoming Game of Thrones spinoff is only spending $20 million each episode, while The Crown is generally about £10 million).
Pistol (Hulu, May 31)
This six-part miniseries is based on Steve Jones’ biography Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, which stars Toby Wallace as Jones, the guitarist who gave the Sex Pistols its slicing sound. Danny Boyle directs a cast that features Maisie Williams as Jordan, a key figure in the London punk movement.