The movies and TV shows coming to streaming services in the UAE this May

These new films and shows should keep you busy for the next four weeks

This is what is set to come to streaming services in the UAE this May. Supplied 
This is what is set to come to streaming services in the UAE this May. Supplied 

A host of new shows are coming to streaming sites in the UAE this month. So, as we face another few weeks of staying home and safe, these newly released series and movies, across Netflix, Starzplay and OSN Streaming, should keep you busy.

Here are some of the best things to add to your "to watch" list:

'All Day and a Night'

A Netflix Original movie. While serving life in prison, a young man looks back at the people, the circumstances and the system that set him on the path towards his crime.

Streaming: Friday, May 1, on Netflix

'Black Panther'

After the success of 'Black Panther' and 'Captain Marvel', the studio is looking to introduce more diverse characters into the MCU. Courtesy Marvel. 
'Black Panther' will be available to stream this month. Courtesy Marvel.

The 2018 Marvel hit is coming to Starzplay this month. Journey to the kingdom of Wakanda as T'Challa, aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), prepares to lead his people, despite resistance from a challenger from his country's past.

Streaming: Friday, May 1, on Starzplay

'Descendants'

Disney's hit teen action drama, 'Descendants'. IMDB
Disney's hit teen action drama, 'Descendants'. IMDB

A Disney fantasy adventure-comedy, Descendants depicts the lives of the teenage children of famous villains Maleficent, Jafar and Cruella de Vil.

Streaming: Friday, May 1, on Starzplay

'Hollywood'

A new limited series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, Hollywood follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-Second World War Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown – no matter the cost.

Streaming: Whole series available from Friday, May 1, on Netflix

'Mrs Serial Killer'

When a doctor gets jailed for a string of shocking murders, his loyal wife sets out to commit a copycat crime to prove his innocence.

Streaming: Friday, May 1, on Netflix

'Betty'

A new show about a group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-orientated world of skateboarding.

Streaming: Weekly from Saturday, May 2, on OSN Streaming

'The Titan Games'

Dwayne Johnson hosts this series, in which a group of contestants undergo various mental and physical tests, to become a "Titan".

Streaming: Whole series available from Saturday, May 2, on Starzplay

'Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill'

Jerry Seinfeld’s new hour-long special, Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill, reinforces his reputation as the precision-craftsman of stand-up comedy. The special features a spectacular arrival to the Beacon Theatre in New York City, and showcases Seinfeld’s sharp angles on everyday life, uncovering comedy in the commonplace.

Streaming: Tuesday, May 5, on Netflix

'Workin' Moms'

The hit comedy series about motherhood is back for a fourth series on Netflix this month. The show details the challenges a group of friends encounter as working mothers.

Streaming: Whole series available from Wednesday, May 6, on Netflix

'Dead to Me'

Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini star in Netflix's 'Dead to Me'. IMDB
Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini star in Netflix's 'Dead to Me'. IMDB

The second series of Netflix's Dead to Me will be released this month. A dark comedy about the unlikely friendship between Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini), following the death of Jen's husband.

Streaming: Whole series available from Friday, May 8, on Netflix

'The Eddy'

Set in the vibrant multicultural neighbourhoods of modern-day Paris, The Eddy tells the story of the owner of a struggling club, its house band and the dangers they face from the chaotic city that surrounds them.

Streaming: Whole series available from Friday, May 8, on Netflix

'I Know This Much Is True'

Mark Ruffalo and Kathryn Hahn star in this new HBO show. Dominick Birdsey (Ruffalo) explores his troubled relationship with his paranoid schizophrenic twin brother, Thomas (also played by Ruffalo), in a bid to get him released from an asylum.

Streaming: Weekly from Monday, May 11, on OSN Streaming

'Trial by Media'

In this true crime documentary series, history's most dramatic trials are examined with an emphasis on how the media may have impacted verdicts.

Streaming: Whole series available from Monday, May 11, on Netflix

'White Lines'

When her brother is discovered dead, a Manchester woman leaves her quiet life to travel to Ibiza, where she seeks the truth about his disappearance.

Streaming: Whole series available from Friday, May 15, on Netflix

'The Great'

New period drama starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult 'The Great' streams in the UAE this month. IMDB
New period drama starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult 'The Great' streams in the UAE this month. IMDB

Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult star in this new period drama series, set in 18th-century Austria. Through marriage, a young royal is forced to choose between her own happiness and the future of Russia.

Streaming: Whole series available from Saturday, May 16, on OSN Streaming

'Ted'

A hard-partying, foul-mouthed teddy bear comes to life to derail his human companion's attempts to enter adulthood and marry his girlfriend.

Streaming: Friday, May 22, on Netflix

'The Lovebirds'

When a couple in the fast lane to splitting up accidentally careen into a murder, they take off on a wild race to find the killer and clear their names.

Streaming: Friday, May 22, on Netflix

'Little Fires Everywhere'

Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington in 'Little Fires Everywhere'. IMDB
Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington in 'Little Fires Everywhere'. IMDB

Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington star in this drama series, an adaptation of Celeste Ng’s novel of the same name. It explores the complex relationships in two families, as secrets from their past unfold.

Streaming: Whole series available from Friday, May 24, on OSN Streaming

'Flatliners'

A group of medical students explore life after death by temporarily stopping their hearts, unaware the experiment comes with terrifying side effects.

Streaming: Tuesday, May 26, on Netflix

'High Fidelity'

Zoe Kravitz stars in the new TV adaption of 'High Fidelity'. IMDB
Zoe Kravitz stars in the new TV adaption of 'High Fidelity'. IMDB

An adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel High Fidelity. Rob (Zoe Kravitz) is a compulsive list-writer, running a record store in her home town. Kravitz's mother, Lisa Bonet, starred in the 2000 movie adaptation.

Streaming: Whole series available from Tuesday, May 26, on OSN Streaming

'La Corazonada'

A rookie cop (Luisana Lopilato) and a police detective (Joaquin Furriel) investigate the murder of a woman, 19, whose best friend is the prime suspect.

Streaming: Thursday, May 28, on Netflix

'Space Force'

A comedy series about the people tasked with creating Space Force, a new branch of the US military. From writer Greg Daniels and star Steve Carell.

Streaming: Whole series available from Friday, May 29, on Netflix

Updated: May 3, 2020 04:40 PM

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