WHAT’S NEW ON NETFLIX CANADA, CRAVE AND AMAZON PRIME VIDEO IN MAY

While we all play the waiting game, wondering when summer will arrive, Netflix, Crave and Amazon Prime Video are aiming to keep your streaming list full of must-see shows and movies.

Renee Zellweger stars in the Netflix thriller What/If. (Netflix)

A look at what’s scheduled to be added to the catalogues of streaming services Netflix CanadaCrave and Amazon Prime Video in May:

TOP PICKS

While we all play the waiting game, wondering when summer will arrive, Netflix, Crave and Amazon Prime Video are aiming to keep your streaming list full of must-see shows and movies.

Over at Netflix, Zac Efron is set to step into the shoes of Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (May 3). Directed by Joe Berlinger (Some Kind of Monster), the true-crime tale chronicles the crimes of the notorious serial killer from the perspective of Liz (Lily Collins), his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years. In The Perfection (May 24), a troubled musical prodigy (Allison Williams) and a new star pupil (Logan Browning) embark down a sinister path.

Thrill seekers will want to keep an eye for Renee Zellweger’s new social drama What/If (May 24), which challenges cash-strapped people to do unacceptable things for money.

If you’re looking for laughs, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will reunite for Wine Country (May 10), a heartfelt comedy that follows a group of long-time friends who get together and revisit past choices.

Netflix will also offer up Dead to Me (May 2), a dark comedy about a friendship between a widow and a free spirit with a secret that stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini. And after being cancelled by Fox, Lucifer is getting a second life thanks to the streaming giant. The complete 10-episode fourth season launches May 8.

The streamer will also unveil Always Be My Maybe (May 31), a new rom-com that finds Ali Wong and Randall Park playing childhood friends who reconnect as adults.

Over at Crave, we will find out who will sit on the Iron Throne as Game of Thrones airs its series finale May 19. And as a bonus for fans, a two-hour doc on the making of the final season will air the following week, on Sunday, May 26.

Crave is also where you’ll find Deadwood: The Movie, which is a continuation of the acclaimed Western that debuted in 2004. It will feature original series stars, including Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant and Molly Parker. And SNL’s Aidy Bryant will bring her Hulu comedy Shrill to Canada next month. The series follows a fat woman who wants to change her life.

Meanwhile, Amazon Prime Video will unveil an adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s 1990 novel Good Omens. The series follows a fussy angel named Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and a demon named Crowley (David Tennant) as they team up to stop Armageddon.

New seasons of fan favourites like Sneaky Pete, about a con man who assumes the identity of his ex cell mate, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s lauded sitcom Fleabag, are also set to air.

Here is a select list of movies and TV shows expected in May. Release dates are subject to change.

Netflix
May 1
Aloha
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Blackhat
Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion Part 1 & 2
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Fifty Shades of Grey
Get Out
Identity Thief
Loser
Lost in Translation
Obsessed
Psycho (1960)
Psycho (1998)
Psycho II (1983)
Unbroken
Wildlife
The 100: Season 6 (weekly episodes)
Jane The Virgin: Season 5 (weekly episodes)
Knock Down The House  NETFLIX FILM
Munafik 2  NETFLIX FILM

May 2
Colony: Season 3
The Flash: Season 5
A Pesar De Todo  NETFLIX FILM
All In My Family  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Alles ist gut  NETFLIX FILM
Dead to Me  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile  NETFLIX FILM
Flinch  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage  NETFLIX FILM
The Last Summer  NETFLIX FILM
Tuca & Bertie  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Undercover  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 4
Like Arrows

May 6
Abyss  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 8
Lucifer: Season 4  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 10
Dry Martina  NETFLIX FILM
Easy: Season 3  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Gente que viene y bah  NETFLIX FILM
Harvey Girls Forever!: Season 2  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
iZombie: Season 5 (weekly episodes)
Jailbirds  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
ReMastered: The Lion’s Share  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Sheherazade  NETFLIX FILM
The Society  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Wine Country  NETFLIX FILM

May 12
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 3  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 13
Malibu Rescue  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 14
revisions  NETFLIX ANIME
Still LAUGH-IN: The Stars Celebrate  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Weed The People

May 15
Call the Midwife: Series 8
Dennis and Gnasher: Unleashed!
Spring Breakers

May 16
Good Sam  NETFLIX FILM

May 17
1994: Limited Series  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
It’s Bruno  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The House
Maria  NETFLIX FILM
Morir para contar  NETFLIX FILM
Nailed It!: Season 3  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
See You Yesterday  NETFLIX FILM
The Rain: Season 2  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Well Intended Love  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
White Gold: Season 2  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 20
Ben Is Back
Mission: Impossible 6
Prince of Peoria: Part 2  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Rough Night

May 21
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 22
A Tale of Two Kitchens  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
One Night in Spring  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Boss Baby

May 23
Ballerina
Slasher: Solstice  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 24
After Maria  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Alta Mar  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Joy  NETFLIX FILM
Rim of the World  NETFLIX FILM
She’s Gotta Have It: Season 2  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Perfection  NETFLIX FILM
WHAT / IF  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 27
Historical Roasts  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 28
Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

May 29
Animal Kingdom: Season 3

May 30
Chopsticks  NETFLIX FILM

May 31
Always Be My Maybe  NETFLIX FILM
Bad Blood: Season 2
Black Spot: Season 2  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 6
Good Girls: Season 2  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Jugar con fuego  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Killer Ratings  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Vis a vis  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
When They See Us  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

LAST CALL
May 1
Office Christmas Party
Bram Stoker’s Dracula

May 7
Love Actually
Scent of a Woman

May 11
Switched at Birth: Seasons 1-5
Drugs, Inc.: Season 3-4

CRAVE
May 3
Shrill
At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal  HBO DOCUMENTARY
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
The Nun

May 6
Chernobyl  HBO MINISERIES
Clara

May 10
The Girlfriend Experience: Season 2
Terrified at 17
Padre
Luis & the Aliens
Peppermint

May 14
What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali  HBO DOCUMENTARY

May 17
Night School
Smallfoot
The Predator

May 19
Game of Thrones  Series Finale

May 23
Vida: Season 2

May 24
Brockmire: Season 3
The Girl in the Spider’s Web
Three Identical Strangers

May 26
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch  HBO DOCUMENTARY

May 28
Running with Beto  HBO DOCUMENTARY

May 30
Ava

May 31
Deadwood: The Movie  HBO FILM

deadwood Whats new on Netflix Canada, Crave and Amazon Prime Video in May

Ian McShane returns as Al Swearengen in Deadwood: The Movie. (HBO)

AMAZON PRIME VIDEO
May 1
Death in Paradise: Season 1-7

May 10
Sneaky Pete

May 17
Fleabag: Season 2

May 21
Preacher: Season 3

May 30
Cold War

May 31
Good Omens

By Mark Daniell – Canada.com

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