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This week in streaming: New comedies and a fresh Ryan Murphy drama

Posted: 27 April 2020 10:37 am
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As April transitions into May, streaming services keep churning out new content.

Moving into May, it looks like we'll be staying in for a little while longer. Thankfully, streaming services are giving us plenty of fresh content to enjoy while practising social distancing. This week, we're getting some new comedies, a show based on a popular book and a highly-anticipated Ryan Murphy series.

Stan is treating subscribers to new drama Normal People, based on the popular Sally Rooney novel of the same name. The series stars Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne and newcomer Paul Mescal as Connell in a compulsive modern love story about how two people can profoundly impact each other's lives. New Season 5 episodes of Billions also kick-off this week, so mark your calendars.

Over at Netflix, you can relax with teen comedy Never Have I Ever, created by Mindy Kaling and delightful cooking show Nadiya's Time to Eat, hosted by The Great British Bake Off winner, chef and author Nadiya Hussain. Ryan Murphy's new series Hollywood arrives 1 May and is set to follow aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood. Based on the trailer, it should make for a stylish and fascinating binge.

If you're looking for something lighter, Prime Video premieres new comedy Upload, starring Robbie Amell as a young man navigating the afterlife. Meanwhile, SBS On Demand is offering users all three seasons of underrated comedy Happy Endings, about six friends living in Chicago.

Take a look at the highlights of this week's new streaming releases below. For more upcoming titles, check out our list of everything coming to streaming in April 2020.

Stan

27 April

Normal People, Season 1

Genre
Drama
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
N/A

3 May

Billions, Season 5

Genre
Drama
Runtime
1-hour episodes
IMDb
8.4

Netflix

27 April

Never Have I Ever

Genre
Comedy
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
N/A

29 April

Nadiya's Time to Eat

Genre
Reality TV
Runtime
30-minute episodes
IMDb
N/A

1 May

Hollywood, Season 1

Genre
Drama, History
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
N/A

Prime Video

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1 May

Upload, Season 1

Genre
Sci-Fi, Comedy
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
N/A

SBS On Demand

2 May

Happy Endings, Seasons 1-3

Genre
Comedy
Runtime
20-minute episodes
IMDb
7.7

Image source: Netflix website

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