On May 1, 2023, the time has finally come in this country: The final eighth episode of the first season of “The Mandalorian” is available at Disney +. The “Star Wars” spin-off with leading actor Pedro Pascal (45, “Narcos”) does not end there. The second season is announced for autumn this year and a third season is already planned according to media reports. Another series celebrates at Disney + in the delightful final: Episode ten of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” will be available from May 22nd.
But that was not all. Series junkies can also look forward to these highlights on streaming services and on TV in May.
Fan of fairy tales and thrillers? With “Tell Me A Story” series creator Kevin Williamson (55), who had the idea for the hit series “Dawson’s Creek” and “Vampire Diaries”, delivers well-known fairy tales in the form of a dark psychological thriller. The first season contains motifs from “Hansel and Gretel”, “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs”. The cast includes well-known faces such as “Vampire Diaries” star Paul Wesley (37) or “Sex and the City” actress Kim Cattrall (63). From May 1, the ten episodes will be available exclusively on TVNow in the premium area as a box set.
“Grey’s Anatomy” celebrates a milestone in season 16: the 350th episode. From May 6, 2023, the current season will be broadcast on Wednesdays at 8:15 p.m. as a German free TV premiere on ProSieben. Among other things, the new episodes resolve whether Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) loses her license after an illegal operation or whether she can practice again. There is also a difficult farewell: Alex (Justin Chambers) leaves Seattle. The resolution about his departure was not well received by all fans …
The first season of the sci-fi comedy series “Upload” will be available on Amazon Prime Video from May 1st. The new series project by author Greg Daniels (56) is set in a technologically progressive future in which hologram telephones, 3D food printers and automated supermarkets are part of everyday life. People can also choose to be “uploaded” to a virtual life after death if they are close to death. That’s what Nathan Brown (Robbie Amell), a young app developer, does after an accident with a self-driving car. But will he find his way in the new digital extension of life?
“How I Met Your Mother” star Jason Segel (40) returns with a series on May 8th. He presented “Dispatches from Elsewhere” in Germany at this year’s Berlinale. The series focuses on four ordinary people who feel that something is missing in their lives. However, they cannot say exactly what it is. A riddle that is hidden in their daily grind finally brings them together. Through the challenges of the mysterious messages from somewhere, a world full of possibilities and magic opens up before your eyes.
Season two of the Amazon originals “Homecoming” will be available from May 22nd. However, the new episodes lack Julia Roberts (52), who played the main role in season one. Janelle Monáe (34) took over. Her character wakes up in a rowboat in the middle of a lake with no memory of how she got there – or who she is. Back again: Stephan James (26) as Walter Cruz, who tries to build a new life after the traumas of the war and his experiences in the homecoming initiative.
A German Amazon Original series follows with “The Beischläfer” from May 29th. Bavarian comedian Markus Stoll (40), who is better known in this country as Harry G, plays the busy car mechanic Charlie Menzinger. Charlie is called to lay judge against his will. At the court he meets the law-abiding and strictly acting professional judge Dr. Julia Kellermann (Lisa Bitter). However, the judge does not like Charlie’s special sense of justice. But that spurs him on to make judgments that correspond to his legal perception.
Streaming service Netflix is dedicated to the dream factory in its own mini series from May 1st. “Hollywood” is all about a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers who, after World War II, are ready for almost anything to make their big breakthrough dreams come true. Ryan Murphy (54), Ian Brennan and Janet Mock had the idea for the series. Murphy (54), for example, wrote “Glee” and the “American Horror Story” series. The cast includes Darren Criss, Laura Harrier and Patti LuPone and “The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons (47).
The musical drama series “The Eddy” will be available from May 8th. The idea came from none other than Oscar winner Damien Chazelle (35, “La La Land”). André Holland (“Moonlight”), Joanna Kulig (“Cold War – The Latitude of Love”) and Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate U Give”) can be seen in front of the camera. They already presented the series at this year’s Berlinale. The setting is today’s multicultural Paris. The plot revolves around an owner of a moderately successful club, its house band and the dangers of their chaotic city.
Also from May 8th, Christina Applegate (48, “A terribly nice family”) and Linda Cardellini (44, “Emergency Room – Die Notaufnahme”) will continue in “Dead to Me”. In season two, the two try to keep their dark secret. But with Detective Perez (Diana-Maria Riva) on their heels and an unexpected visitor, the risk is higher than ever.
From May 29, Netflix will also be launching a new series by Greg Daniels. The author is behind comedy series such as “Parks and Recreation” or “Das Büro”. “Space Force” is about the creation of a space army as the new armed force of the US military. Steve Carell (57), who had already worked with Daniels for “Das Büro”, is at the forefront. Also on board are, among others, John Malkovich and Ben Schwartz.