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New on Netflix, Stan, Prime Video, Foxtel, BINGE, Disney+, hayu and more in May 2021


Highlights for May include Army of the Dead, RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under and The Underground Railroad.

Update: Since we published our article it has since been announced that the Friends reunion special will be coming to Australia 27 May.

Your time is limited. The amount of content on streaming services is not. That's why curating your watchlist becomes increasingly exhausting with each month. Thankfully, we're here to make your life just a little bit easier by pointing out what's worth marking your calendars for. Here are a few titles you should keep an eye out for in May.
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Over at Netflix, this month marks the release of Army of the Dead, a zombie heist movie directed and co-written by Zack Snyder. If you were a fan of Snyder's Justice League, this one should be right up your alley. The action follows a group of mercenaries who, in the middle of a zombie outbreak, venture into the quarantine zone for the score of a lifetime. Unfortunately, these zombies are fast and organised, so the group might not make it out alive.

On the TV front, May marks the return of several Netflix favourites like Lucifer, Love, Death & Robots, Who Killed Sara? and Master of None. You might also want to check out Jupiter's Legacy, a new show about super-powered children who struggle to live up to the legacy of their superhero parents.

BINGE has plenty coming your way in May as well. The list includes fresh episodes of Superman & Lois, Pose, Pennyworth and Prodigal Son. New sitcom Young Rock also looks promising. It's based on the life of professional wrestler and actor Dwayne Johnson, has solid reviews so far and explores The Rock's formative years.

As for movies, we recommend Unpregnant, about a teen who goes on a road trip with a friend in order to get an abortion. All these titles will be on Foxtel as well.

Next, Stan premieres exciting original series RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under, which marks the first time there has been a local version of the hit franchise in Australia. RuPaul will host, with drag icon Michelle Visage and comedian Rhys Nicholson on the main judging panel.

Another intriguing premiere this month is Girls5Eva, a new show executive produced by Tina Fey about a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90s who reunite hoping to get a new chance at stardom. Other Stan highlights for May include new episodes of The Bold Type and The Girlfriend Experience, new series Intergalactic and the 2019 movie Pinocchio.

On Amazon Prime Video, May marks the release of The Underground Railroad, a limited series based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Colson Whitehead. The plot follows Cora Randall's desperate bid for freedom as she escapes from a plantation to discover a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the soil.

You might want to check out documentary P!nk: All I Know So Far and anthology series Solos, which explores what it means to be human and stars Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Anthony Mackie, Uzo Aduba and Helen Mirren, among others.

Disney+ brings subscribers a new animated series set in the Star Wars universe, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which is both a sequel and a spin-off of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Plus a fresh Marvel animated series, M.O.D.O.K. A Star original, the new show revolves around a supervillain who is going through a midlife crisis and struggling to balance family life with his business endeavours.

May also marks the arrival of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season two, as well as the release of Cruella, a 101 Dalmatians prequel starring Emma Stone. The movie will be available to Disney+ subscribers for an extra fee through Premier Access.

It also might as well be a May inclusion anyway as Nomadland dropped on Disney+ and Foxtel on the last day of April.

hayu has some of your favourite real housewives back. On 19 May a brand new season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills drops.

If you're into British telly, Acorn TV premieres Whitstable Pearl, a seaside murder mystery based on Julie Wassmer's popular book series. Series 20 (!) of Midsomer Murders will also arrive on the platform this month.

Over at SBS On Demand, we recommend The Virus That Shook the World, a global documentary series filmed in over 20 countries that explores themes related to family, death and inequality. The platform will also fast-track the latest season of The Handmaid's Tale express from the US.

Check out the full list of new streaming titles below.

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TitleStanTV show1 May
Intergalactic (Season 1)StanTV show1 May
RuPaul's Drag Race: Down Under (Season 1)StanTV show1 May
Life As We Know ItStanMovie1 May
Where the Wild Things AreStanMovie1 May
Two Weeks NoticeStanMovie1 May
I Am GretaBINGETV show1 May
Too Close (Season 1)BINGEMovie1 May
Austin Powers: International Man of MysteryBINGEMovie1 May
Along Came a SpiderBINGEMovie1 May
The Great Train RobberyBritBoxTV show1 May
BuffaloedAmazon Prime VideoMovie1 May
Chick FightAmazon Prime VideoMovie1 May
Lego NinjagoAmazon Prime VideoTV show1 May
Ninjago: Masters of SpinjitzuAmazon Prime VideoTV show1 May
Never Too LateAmazon Prime VideoMovie1 May
The Girlfriend Experience (Season 3)StanTV show2 May
Going in StyleStanMovie2 May
Young Rock (Season 1)BINGETV show2 May
The Lego MovieBINGEMovie2 May
FridaBINGEMovie2 May
My War On DrugsStanTV show3 May
BalloonStanMovie3 May
DC's Legends Of Tomorrow (Season 6)BINGETV show3 May
Pose (Season 3)BINGETV show3 May
The Great North (Season 1)BINGETV show3 May
Elementary (Season 7)BINGETV show3 May
Teen Mom OG (Season 9)BINGETV show3 May
The Sounds (Season 1)Acorn TVTV show3 May
Midsomer Murders (Season 20)Acorn TVTV show3 May
Movie 43Amazon Prime VideoMovie3 May
Trash Truck (Season 2)NetflixTV show4 May
TlamessStanMovie4 May
The Science of FictionsStanMovie4 May
Pennyworth (Season 2)BINGETV show4 May
Bay Of SilenceAmazon Prime VideoMovie4 May
Selena: The Series (Part 2)NetflixTV show5 May
The Sons of Sam: A Descent into DarknessNetflixTV show5 May
Basketball: A Love Story (Season 1)StanTV show5 May
Golden YouthStanMovie5 May
The Real Housewives of New York City (Season 13)BINGETV show5 May
The Child in TimeBritBoxTV show5 May
And Tomorrow the Entire WorldNetflixMovie6 May
High Flyers (Season 1)StanTV show6 May
Bloods (Season 1)StanTV show6 May
BelushiStanMovie6 May
Lassie Come Home (2020)StanMovie6 May
The FloodStanMovie6 May
Girl from Nowhere (Season 2)NetflixTV show7 May
Jupiter's LegacyNetflixTV show7 May
MonsterNetflixMovie7 May
MilestoneNetflixMovie7 May
Girls5Eva (Season 1)StanTV show7 May
Conor McGregor: NotoriousStanMovie7 May
Million Dollar Listing: New York (Season 9)BINGETV show7 May
The Boy From MedellínAmazon Prime VideoMovie7 May
MineNetflixTV show8 May
Pacific WarriorsStanMovie8 May
The GalahsStanMovie8 May
Double JeopardyBINGEMovie8 May
Super MeNetflixMovie9 May
The Virus That Shook The WorldSBSTV show9 May
Midnight RunnerStanMovie10 May
RustStanMovie10 May
World's Most Evil Killers (Season 5)BINGETV show10 May
Darklands (Season 1)SBSTV show10 May
Fat PizzaAmazon Prime VideoMovie10 May
Money, ExplainedNetflixTV show11 May
Pinnochio (2019)StanMovie11 May
Jamie: Keep Cooking & Carry On (Season 1)BINGETV show11 May
Home (Seasons 1-2)BritBoxTV show11 May
The UpshawsNetflixTV show12 May
Dance of the Forty OneNetflixMovie12 May
Puberty BluesNetflixTV show12 May
The Lost Kingdom of the Black PharaohsStanTV show12 May
WhitneyStanMovie12 May
Jamie's 30 Minute Meals (Season 1)BINGETV show12 May
Taken Down (Season 1)SBSTV show12 May
Stella Blomkvist (Season 1)SBSTV show12 May
Castlevania (Season 4)NetflixAnime13 May
SofiaStanMovie13 May
Those Who WorkStanMovie13 May
The Hills: New Beginnings (Season 2)BINGETV show13 May
Waterhole: Africa's Animal Oasis (Season 1)BINGETV show13 May
The Sleepers (Season 1)SBSTV show13 May
American UtopiaAmazon Prime VideoMovie13 May
Dirt MusicAmazon Prime VideoMovie13 May
The High NoteAmazon Prime VideoMovie13 May
Move to HeavenNetflixTV show14 May
Love, Death & Robots: Volume 2NetflixTV show14 May
Haunted (Season 3)NetflixTV show14 May
The Strange HouseNetflixMovie14 May
OxygenNetflixMovie14 May
The Woman in the WindowNetflixMovie14 May
I Am All GirlsNetflixMovie14 May
FerryNetflixMovie14 May
Jungle Beat: The MovieNetflixMovie14 May
SennaStanMovie14 May
Life (Season 1)BINGETV show14 May
David Byrne's American UtopiaBINGEMovie14 May
The Emoji MovieBINGEMovie14 May
Beforeigners (Season 1)SBSTV show14 May
AnthonyBritBoxTV show14 May
SolosAmazon Prime VideoTV show21 May
The Underground RailroadAmazon Prime VideoTV show14 May
Horizon LineAmazon Prime VideoMovie14 May
LOL: Si te ríes, pierdesAmazon Prime VideoTV show14 May
The Real Housewives of New York City (Season 4)NetflixTV show15 May
Domina (Season 1)StanTV show15 May
Liar (Season 2)StanTV show15 May
The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonBINGEMovie15 May
The Perfect StormBINGEMovie15 May
The Longest YardAmazon Prime VideoMovie15 May
Bad BoysAmazon Prime VideoMovie15 May
Bad Boys IIAmazon Prime VideoMovie15 May
Captain PhillipsAmazon Prime VideoMovie15 May
Resident Evil: VendettaAmazon Prime VideoMovie15 May
Resident Evil: RetributionAmazon Prime VideoMovie15 May
Resident Evil: The Final ChapterAmazon Prime VideoMovie15 May
Rough NightAmazon Prime VideoMovie15 May
Will & GraceAmazon Prime VideoTV show15 May
Fifty Shades of GreyNetflixMovie16 May
Pitch Perfect 2NetflixMovie16 May
King Arthur: Legend of the SwordStanMovie16 May
Charm City KingsBINGEMovie16 May
Kiss or KillStanMovie17 May
With the WindStanMovie17 May
The Hour (Season 2)Acorn TVTV show17 May
Candice Renoir (Season 1)Acorn TVTV show17 May
Murphy's Law (Season 4 & 5)Acorn TVTV show17 May
Million Dollar BabyAmazon Prime VideoMovie17 May
Sardar Ka GrandsonNetflixMovie18 May
End of SummerStanMovie18 May
HolidayStanMovie18 May
MTV Movie & TV Awards 2021BINGETV show18 May
Hypothetical (Season 3)BINGETV show18 May
Snowfall (Season 4)BINGETV show18 May
Agatha and the Midnight MurdersBritBoxTV show18 May
Agatha and the Truth of MurderBritBoxTV show18 May
Who Killed Sara? (Season 2)NetflixTV show19 May
Generation Gifted: Growing up Gifted (Seasons 1-3)StanTV show19 May
RetabloStanMovie19 May
Celebrity Fantasy Homes (Season 2)BINGETV show19 May
Catfish UK (Season 1)BINGETV show19 May
Prodigal Son (Season 2)BINGETV show19 May
Special (Season 2)NetflixTV show20 May
Rocco Schiavone: Ice Cold Murders (Season 2)StanTV show20 May
Aroused by GynmopediesStanMovie20 May
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Season 11)BINGE, hayu, FoxtelTV show20 May
The Neighbor (Season 2)NetflixTV show21 May
Army of the DeadNetflixMovie21 May
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous (Season 3)NetflixTV show21 May
From The AshesStanMovie21 May
Tapage NocturneStanMovie21 May
Reunion Roadtrip (Season 1)BINGETV show21 May
Blade Runner 2049BINGEMovie21 May
ArkansasAmazon Prime VideoMovie21 May
P!nk: All I Know So FarAmazon Prime VideoMovie21 May
5x ComediaAmazon Prime VideoTV show21 May
The Lost HusbandAmazon Prime VideoMovie21 May
Welcome to Sudden DeathAmazon Prime VideoMovie21 May
The Battle of the SexesStanMovie22 May
FightersStanTV show23 May
Black Monday (Season 3)StanTV show23 May
Selena + Chef (Seasons 1-2)BINGETV show23 May
The Rebel in the RyeStanMovie24 May
Whitstable PearlAcorn TVTV show24 May
Pride & PrejudiceBritBoxTV show24 May
AugustineStanMovie25 May
Eastern PlaysStanMovie25 May
Botched (Season 7)BINGETV show25 May
Baggio: The Divine PonytailNetflixMovie26 May
Nail Bomber: ManhuntNetflixTV show26 May
High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed AmericaNetflixTV show26 May
Deep Water (Season 1)StanTV show26 May
White LilyStanMovie26 May
Black SpaceNetflixTV show27 May
Ragnarok (Season 2)NetflixTV show27 May
Blue MiracleNetflixMovie27 May
Soy Rada: SerendipityNetflixTV show27 May
EdenNetflixAnime27 May
Endangered Wildlife Sanctuary (Season 1)StanTV show27 May
The Bold Type (Season 5)StanTV show27 May
MeteorsStanMovie27 May
Grand Designs New Zealand (Season 6)BINGETV show27 May
Friends reunionBINGE, FoxtelTV show27 May
The Kominsky Method (Season 3)NetflixTV show28 May
Lucifer (Season 5, Part 2)NetflixTV show28 May
Dog Gone TroubleNetflixMovie28 May
Momentum GenerationStanMovie28 May
Son of SofiaStanMovie28 May
PanicAmazon Prime VideoTV show28 May
CruellaDisney+TV show28 May
RebelDisney+Movie28 May
You Cannot Kill David ArquetteStanTV show29 May
Venus & SerenaStanMovie29 May
The Eternal Return of Antonis ParaskevaStanMovie30 May
Bulletproof: South Africa (Season 3)BINGETV show30 May
The Parisian Agency: Exclusive PropertiesNetflixTV show31 May
In A Savage LandStanMovie31 May
Boy Eating the Birds FoodStanMovie31 May
Still RiverStanMovie31 May
Delilah (Season 1)BINGETV show31 May
Life Below Zero (Season 7)BINGETV show31 May
Emma Fielding Mysteries (Season 1)Acorn TVTV show31 May
Master of NoneNetflixTV showComing soon
AlRawabi School for GirlsNetflixTV showComing soon
HALSTONNetflixTV showComing soon
Racket BoysNetflixTV showComing soon
Mad for Each OtherNetflixTV showComing soon

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