What to watch in May 2022 on Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, NOW TV, BBC and Channel 4

Your guide to the best new TVs coming in May 2022, from Time Traveler Wife to Chat with Friends to Obi-Wan Kenobi

New month, new TV: with the start of May comes a host of new services to look for.

Here’s your guide to TV content throughout May 2022, with a look at all the highlights on both terrestrial channels and the major streaming networks.

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We’ve also picked our top picks and the best movies left to give you an idea of ​​what to watch this month.


Jemima Kirk as Melissa, Sasha Lane as Bobbi, Alison Oliver as Frances and Joe Alwyn as Nick in Conversations with Friends (Source: BBC / Element Pictures / Hulu / Enda Bowe)

Top pick

Chat with Friends (BBC Three, May 16)

An adaptation of Sally Rooney’s debut novel, from the same team that did The Ordinary. Detailing the relationship between friends Bobbi, Frances, and married couple Melissa and Nick, the film stars Sasha Lane and Joe Alwyn alongside newcomer Alison Oliver.

The best of the rest

Love Life Season 2 (BBC One, May 6)

William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) takes the baton from Anna Kendrick in the second series of this HBO romantic comedy Max. Marcus, whose marriage to Emily is fracturing, begins a relationship with Mia; Taking place over a period of several years, Love Life follows Marcus on different days as he transitions from one long-term relationship to what could be the next.

The Terror Season 2 (BBC Two, May 6)

The second series of the American horror anthology is set in 1940s America, where a ghost haunts the prisoners of a Japanese internment camp. In his youth, star George Takei (Star Trek) was once held in one such camp, set up by US President FDR, and acted as a consultant for this historical thriller.


Parminder Nagra as DI Rachita Ray

Top pick

DI Rachita Ray (Parminder Nagra) welcomes her new promotion – but, when she is asked to solve a “culture-specific murder”, begins to suspect she was chosen because of her ethnicity. himself rather than his identity. Maya Sondhi (also known as Line of Duty’s Maneet Bindra) is written and produced by Jed Mercurio, blending intelligent character research with a gripping organized crime thriller.

Channel No. 4

.John Stonehouse ignores the press and staff at Heathrow after arriving from Australia with the police following his arrest (Source: ANL/Shutterstock)

Top pick

The Spy Who Died Twice (May 9)

An hour-long documentary about Labor MP John Stonehouse, who was a member of Wilson’s cabinet – before faking his death and only appearing years later in Australia. It would make a good companion to the Matthew Macfadyen/Keeley Hawes biopic that will air on ITV later this year.


Bill Skarsgård as Clark Olofsson and Hanna Björn as Maria (Credit: Eric Broms/Netflix)

Top pick

Clark is a Swedish film series directed by Jonas Åkerlund and starring Bill Skarsgård as Clark Olofsson, the notorious Swedish bank robber who has resulted in the manifestation of “Stockholm syndrome”. Olofsson seems like one of the infamous few for which it’s actually worth making a biopic, and Åkerlund is a director with a reliable style.

The best of the rest

Stranger Things series 4 (May 29)

The 80s-inspired Stephen King horror series returns with a more Lovecraftian feel this time around. Worth a look to try and calculate what they spent US$30 million per episode on the reported production budget, if nothing else (for comparison, the new Game of Thrones spin-off only costs $20 million per episode and The Crown is usually around £10 million).

Disney +

Obi Wan Kenobi walks across the Tatooine Desert dunes believed to be in the Star Wars spin-off series, Kenobi (Image: Disney)

Top pick

Danny Boyle directed this six-part biopic of the iconic band The Sex Pistols. Louis Partridge (Enola Holmes) plays Sid Vicious, Anson Boon (1917) plays Johnny Rotten, and Toby Wallace (Babyteeth) plays Steve Jones. Keep an eye out for Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams, Derry Girls’ Dylan Lleywellyn and The Queen’s Gambit’s Thomas Brodie-Sangster.

Ewan MacGregor returns to Star Wars for the first time since Revenge of the Sith 2005. Obi-Wan is keeping an eye on young Luke Skywalker, but a clash with the Empire judges leaves him out of the world. he goes up against Darth Vader, played by Hayden Christensen.

The best of the rest

How I Met Your Father (May 13)

Apple TV +

Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston in The Essex Serpent (Credit: Apple TV+)

Top pick

The Essex Serpent (May 13)

Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Claire Danes (Homeland) star in this lavish adaptation of Sarah Perry’s novel. Set in 1893, a young woman moves from central London to a small village in Essex, enjoying her first taste of freedom after leaving her abusive husband; Intrigued by the idea that Essex might be haunted by a mythical Sea Serpent, she began trying to find the creature.

Prehistoric planet (May 27)

An ambitious dinosaur documentary by David Attenborough, airing five seasons a week. Jon Favreau (The Lion King, The Mandalorian), is involved in bringing some of the most accurate CGI dinosaurs ever committed to the screen.

Amazon Prime Video & Freevee

Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch and Madison Lintz as Maddie Bosch in Bosch: Legacy (Credit: Tyler Golden/Amazon Freevee)

Top pick

Years ago, Irene (Sissy Spacek) and Franklin (JK Simmons) discovered a buried room in their back garden – a room leading to an inexplicably deserted planet. It was a secret they had closely guarded for years, but as surveillance grew in the room, their quiet life was completely altered. All eight episodes will be available at the same time.

The best of the rest

Titus Welliver returns as Harry Bosch – not in eight of Amazon’s most popular original series, but in a new spin-off that features an LAPD officer as a private detective. Bosch: Legacy is an adaptation of 2016’s Goodbye to the Wrong Side, which is Bosch’s nineteenth novel to be published.


Rose Leslie as Clare and Theo James as Henry in Time Traveler’s Wife (Source: HBO)

Top pick

Time Traveler’s Wife (May 16)

Steven Moffat adapts Audrey Niffenegger’s famous novel, with Rose Leslie (The Good Fight) and Theo James (Divergent) as husband and wife Claire and Henry, who are interrupted by time travel. Henry suffers from a condition that causes him to skip time, meaning he meets his wife Claire against his will – the novel that has inspired much of Moffat’s Doctor Who work, from Girl in the Fireplace to River Song.

The best of the rest

Colin Firth and Toni Collette star in this true-to-life crime drama about novelist Michael Peterson and the suspicious death of his wife Kathleen. Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me By Your Name), Dane DeHaan (ZeroZeroZero), Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) and Odessa Young (Shirley) also star. The series is a screenplay for the 2004 French documentary The Staircase, currently available on Netflix.

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Hung is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Hung joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: hung@interreviewed.com.

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