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Top Streaming Shows & Movies Coming in May 2022

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While April was a somewhat slow month for new streaming shows, May is set to deliver some big premieres. From returning favorites to soon-to-be hits, here are the top streaming shows & movies coming in May 2022.

Thurs. May 4th

The Circle, Season 4 (Netflix)

The reality show that featured social distancing before it was cool returns for another season.

Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett (Disney+)

A behind-the-scenes look at the series about the intergalactic bounty hunter arrives. May the Fourth be with you.

Fri. May 5th

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+)

Another Trek series arrives at Paramount+. Takes place between Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: The Original Series. Features returning characters, such as Spock, portrayed by new actors.

The Staircase (HBO Max)

True crime limited series starring Colin Firth and Toni Collette. Covers the investigation into the death of crime novelist Michael Peterson's wife, Kathleen.

Girls5Eva, season 2 (Peacock)

The comedy series Executive Produced by Tina Fey returns. It's about four middle-aged women who were once part of a one-hit wonder girl group that reunite.

Mon. May 9th

Candy (Hulu)

Jessica Biel stars in the this true crime miniseries. Features the story of Candy Montgomery, suburban housewife-turned ax murderer.

Wed. May 11th

Our Father (Netflix)

Documentary film about the chilling story of Donald Cline, a fertility doctor from Indiana. He fathered as many as 90 children without his patient's consent.

Thurs. May 12th

Hacks, Season 2 (HBO Max)

Comedy-drama series that won an Emmy for Jean Smart. About the working relationship between a young comedy writer and a professional comedienne.

Fri. May 13th

Senior Year (Netflix)

Comedy film starring Rebel Wilson. A woman wakes up after being in a coma for 20 years and decides to go back to finish high school.

The Kids in the Hall (Prime Video)

Reboot of the Canadian sketch comedy series that originally aired from 1988-95.

Firestarter (Peacock)

Another adaptation of the Stephen King novel, this time starring Zac Efron. It's about a father who must protect his daughter from government agents after she develops the power to control fire.

Sun. May 15th

The Time Traveler's Wife (HBO/HBO Max)

Television series adaptation of the 2003 novel featuring a love story that is complicated by time travel.

Thurs. May 19th

Angelyne (Peacock)

Emmy Rossum stars in this limited series about the true story behind the mysterious 1980's billboard model known simply as “Angelyne.”

Fri. May 20th

Chip n' Dale: Rescue Rangers (Disney+)

Satirical live-action/animation hybrid starring John Mulaney and Andy Samberg. Directed by Samberg's fellow member of The Lonely Island comedy troupe, Akiva Schaffer.

Mon. May 23rd

Prehistoric Planet (Apple TV+)

BBC-produced nature series about prehistoric dinosaurs. Features advanced CGI imagery, narration from David Attenborough, and a score by Hans Zimmer.

Fri. May 27th

Stranger Things 4, Part I (Netflix)

The popular sci-fi series returns almost three years after the last season. Every episode in the fourth season will be reportedly be over an hour long, with the second set of episodes premiering in July. Strangers Things 4 is set to be darker and more mature in tone, tilting further towards the horror genre.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Disney+)

Ewan McGregor returns to play the titular character in this much-hyped about Star Wars series. Deborah Chow directs with John Williams writing new music. The six-episode series will focus on Kenobi's years on Tatooine while he protects Luke Skywalker from dark forces.

Which of these top streaming shows are you going to watch?

Any we missed? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Matt Davis
Matt Davis
Matt Davis is a writer, entertainment critic, and content creator that hails from the Kanas City area. He has been featured in various publications, including and CNET. As the founder of Shall I Stream It? he has helped it grow into a multi-platform media outlet that reaches over 100,000 viewers each month.
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