Our Picks Of 13 Things To Stream In May, Film Companion

These days it feels like a real challenge to keep up with what’s dropping when on which platform with new show announcements popping up all the time. That said, May promises to be yet another exciting month in the world of streaming with a wide range of stories. From an SNL reunion, to the return of Abhay Deol, to more Fleabag, to a new show from Nagesh Kukunoor, here are our picks of what’s releasing this month across platforms.



When: May 31st

The first Netflix Original film to come out of India (previous straight-to-Netflix features were acquired, not produced by the streaming giant) sees the triumphant return of Abhay Deol‘s across Mithila Palkar and Vijay Raaz. The film reportedly tells the story of a girl who teams up with a conman to recover her stolen car from a gangster.

Our Picks Of 13 Things To Stream In May, Film Companion

Wine Country

When: May 10th

An SNL reunion masquerading as a Netflix Original film, Wine Country is directed by the one and only Amy Poehler and also stars Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey and Paula Pell among others. Where do I sign?

Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj: Volume 3

When: May 12th

The likeable comedian returns with his popular show deep-diving into under-discussed topics and adding to the ‘providing news through comedy’ genre that’s currently at its peak in the US.

When They See Us

When: May 31st

The latest from Ava DuVernay. Need I say more? The four-part limited series tells of the true story of the Central Park five, referring to the famous case of five black teenagers who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.

Always Be My Maybe

When: May 31st

Fresh Off the Boat stars Ali Wong and Randall Park co-write and star in a rom-com about two childhood friends who dare to be more.

Amazon Prime Video

Good Omens

When: 31st May

Author Neil Gaiman serves as showrunner for this six-episode series based on his own novel which focuses on the friendship between an angel and a demon as they attempt to stop the apocalypse.

Fleabag Season 2

When: 17th May

The second season of Phoebe Waller-Bridges’ beloved comedy show finally finds its way to a streaming platform. Season 2 takes place a year after last season’s series of disasters, and this time around she finds herself falling for a priest and wrestling with faith.


City Of Dreams

When: 3rd May

The latest Hotstar Original series comes from director Nagesh Kukunoor and centres on an assassination attempt on an influential politician which triggers a war of power and politics.


Yours Truly

When: 3rd May

The The Lunchbox-esque tale of strangers in love offers a stellar cast including Soni Razdan, Pankaj Tripathi and Lipstick Under My Burkhas Aahana Kumra.

Bhoot Purva

When: 7th May

Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2‘s Omkar Kapoor is the poor sap stuck with a friendly ghost for company who has unfinished business to attend to. The quirky comedy also stars the man himself, Baba Sehgal.

Badnaam Gali

When: 10th May

The latest ZEE5 Original movie stars Patralekhaa and Divyendu Sharma in a small-town comedy about surrogacy.


When: 22nd May

The Prateik Babbar-starrer tells of a boy from the slums who disappears leading to strange and seemingly unrelated incidents, including warnings of natural calamities.


When: 1st May

A Marathi web series starring Anjali Patil, Hutatma tells the story of a young girl’s quest to avenge her father’s untimely death in the Maharashtra riots.


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