After a long day of #WorkingFromHome or video chatting with friends and fam, we all need something that’ll allow us to escape.
Check out some of the new and upcoming shows and films that will be available to stream this month on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu!
Hollywood (May 1, Netflix)
In this series, a post-World War II Hollywood features aspiring actors and filmmakers will do almost anything to make their showbiz dreams come true. It features some of our favorites including Queen Latifah and Laura Harrier (Spider-Man: Homecoming).
Upload (May 1, Amazon Prime)
This new sci-fi comedy series, featuring Greg Daniels (The Office), is set in the near future when people who are near death can be “uploaded” into virtual reality environments.
Becoming (May 6, Netflix)
Former First Lady Michelle Obama gives us an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others as she tours with “Becoming”.
The Eddy (May 8, Netflix)
Andre Holland (Moonlight) star in this new series about an owner of a Paris jazz club who gets tangled up with dangerous criminals as he fights to protect his business, his band and his teenage daughter (Amandla Sternberg, “The Hate U Give”).
Homecoming, season 2 (May 22, Amazon Prime)
The second season returns with Janelle Monae replacing Julia Roberts as the star of the show. This upcoming season will focus on Monae’s character figuring out who she is and what happened to her after she wakes up on a boat in the middle of a lake. The shady Geist Group and its secretive pharmaceuticals will remain at the center of the mystery.
Homecoming is an American psychological thriller web television series, based on the podcast of the same name created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg.
The Lovebirds (May 22, Netflix)
We were all super excited to see this comedy-murder mystery starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani in theaters, but the release of the film was shifted to Netflix following the pandemic. The film stars the two as a couple on the brink of breaking up when they unintentionally get caught up in a murder mystery. The two work towards solving the case AND figuring out how they and their relationship can survive the night.
Premature (May 22, Hulu)
Seventeen-year-old poet (Zora Howard), during those last months before leaving for college, meets a charming music producer (Joshua Boone) and a Harlem summer romance begins.