TV Releases - May 2023

by BTM

Sun, 07 May 2023

TV Releases - May 2023

Kristian Harrison previews the latest and greatest offerings available this month on streaming services.

Murder Mystery 2
Full-time detectives Nick (Adam Sandler) and Audrey (Jennifer Aniston) are struggling to get their private eye agency off the ground. They find themselves at the centre of international abduction when their friend the Maharaja, is kidnapped at his own lavish wedding.

The American
When an assignment in Sweden ends badly, master assassin Jack (George Clooney) retreats to the Italian countryside with the intention of remaining anonymous. In an uncharacteristic move, he becomes friends with a local priest and pursues a torrid romance with a beautiful woman (Violante Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be making a fatal mistake.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
India Amarteifio plays Young Queen Charlotte in this spinoff that rewinds the clock and tells the story of how the young Queen’s marriage to King George sparked both a great love story and a societal shift.

Black Knight
This South Korean sci-fi action series from writer/director Cho Ui-seok is set in a dystopian future where the world has been devastated by air pollution and people rely on the Black Knights for deliveries. However, they’re far from your average deliverymen.

Blood and Gold
In the final days of WWII, a German deserter (Alexander Scheer) desperate to return home gets caught up in a battle against SS troops on a mission to uncover hidden gold.

Judy Blume Forever
This documentary film celebrates the life and writing career of the amazing Judy Blume. Witness the author candidly and intimately share her own coming-of-age story and share personal details about her life and work, with the accompaniment of sweet, playful animations and words from other acclaimed authors and artists that all exemplify Blume’s incredible work ethic and impact.

Dead Ringers
Based on the Jeremy Irons-led 1988 film of the same name, Dead Ringers is a psychological thriller drama miniseries about twin gynaecologists Elliot and Beverly Mantle (Rachel Weisz) who share everything. But what the two are most passionate about is doing whatever it takes to challenge outdated gynaecology practices and improve women’s healthcare, even if it means pushing the boundaries on medical ethics to do so.

This sci-fi action thriller series follows Mason Kane (Richard Madden) and Nadia Sinh (Priyanka Chopra Jonas), who were elite agents of the independent global spy agency, Citadel, until its fall at the hands of powerful, deadly crime syndicate Manticore. Eight years later, they are suddenly threatened when former Citadel colleague, Bernard Orlick (Stanley Tucci) tracks them down and pulls them back into the fight against Manticore.

A Small Light
This limited series tells the remarkable story of secretary Miep Gies (Bel Powley), who didn’t hesitate when her boss Otto Frank (Liev Schreiber) asked her to hide him and his family from the Nazis during World War II. For the next two years, Miep, her husband Jan (Joe Cole) and several other everyday heroes watched over the eight souls hiding in the secret annex. It was Miep who found Anne’s diary and preserved it so that she and Otto could later share it with the world.

Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All
For the first time, global superstar Ed Sheeran opens the doors to a definitive and searingly honest view into his private life as he explores the universal themes that inspire his music. This series follows Ed after he learns of life-changing news and reveals his hardships and triumphs during the most challenging period of his life.

Star Wars: Visions (Volume 2)
Following on the Emmy Award-nominated success of the first batch of episodes, the newest volume of Star Wars: Visions will continue to push the boundaries of storytelling, with nine new shorts from nine studios around the globe. Employing the most captivating animation styles from a variety of countries and cultures, the second volume offers a dynamic new perspective on the storied mythos of Star Wars.