9 New Things to Stream in May on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and More

What to Stream in May on Netflix Amazon Prime and More
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While the final season of Game of Thrones may seem like the only TV show on anyone’s minds these days, the month of May has a host of other content to take in, so you need to get organized. Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and more all have a list of projects debuting that we’re excited about—whether it’s a brand-new series to binge-watch or an original documentary or film (you’ll want to mark Wine Country’s premiere date on your calendar, trust us), these May streams are begging for a couch-and-popcorn viewing. So get those snacks ready.

Below, nine things to stream next month:

Knock Down the House, Netflix, May 1

Having premiered at Sundance and collected its Festival Favorite award, this buzzy documentary is centered around four female candidates, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as they challenge powerful incumbents in the 2018 midterm elections.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Netflix, May 3

Fans of the creepy crime thriller genre will relish in this new film, starring Zac Efron as the notorious serial killer Ted Bundy. Loosely based on a true story, this take centers around Lily Collins’s character, Liz, who falls for Bundy and refuses to believe the truth about the crimes he has committed.

Wine Country, Netflix, May 10

A film that could very much be the next Bridesmaids, Wine Country stars a stellar cast of Saturday Night Live alums, including Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, and more. The plot follows a group of friends celebrating Dratch’s character’s 50th birthday with a Napa Valley getaway (including lots of drinking and trouble-making).

The Bachelorette, ABC, May 13

This season’s Bachelorette is Hannah Brown, a fun, country girl from Alabama. She was first a contestant on season 23 of The Bachelor with Colton Underwood, though was swiftly booted after meeting his family. (Way harsh.) Will she find love on her own show? Who knows! Will there be dramatic rose ceremonies? Abso-darn-lutely.

Catch-22, May 17, Hulu

A Hulu Original, Catch-22 is a limited series starring (and directed by) George Clooney, marking his first return to TV since his famed ER days. The story is based on Joseph Heller’s classic novel of the same name, following the story of Yossarian, a United States Air Force bombardier in WWII, who tries get himself released from duty by any means.

Fleabag, Amazon Prime, May 17

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s very British, very droll comedy is back for a second season. Originally a stage play turned TV show, the new season will follow more of Waller-Bridge’s adulting misadventures. Consider it the British Broad City, but a solo performance, which Waller-Bridge nails every single time.

What/If, Netflix, May 24

This mysterious new series stars Renée Zellweger as a sexy-but-deadly character who has offered a cash-strapped couple an opportunity they can’t refuse. A release from Netflix added that the series will “[explore] the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things.”

Deadwood: The Movie, HBO, May 31

Based on HBO’s hit Western show, the film adaptation of Deadwood comes back 15 years after its original debut. Per the plot summary, former rivalries will be reignited, alliances will be tested, and old wounds will be reopened. In other words: in addition to the nostalgia factor, some brand-new, shock-inducing drama is not to be missed.

When They See Us, Netflix, May 31

This limited series from Ava DuVernay is centered around the real-life story of the Central Park Five, five black teenagers from Harlem, New York, who were wrongly accused of a rape they did not commit. After serving several years in prison, they were exonerated in 2002, and just recently settled with the City of New York in 2014. Oh, and of note: it also stars Felicity Huffman, who currently stands in the center of the “Operation Varsity Blues” scandal.