5 TV shows you need to watch in May 2023

Several shows are returning with new seasons in May. including The two others on HBO Max (soon known simply as Max), Great on Hulu, Still water And prehistoric planet on Apple TV+, and Mayans MCwhich will premiere its fifth and final season on FX on May 24.

But exciting new shows are also coming to your favorite streaming services this month. From a prequel to Bridgerton as The Muppets returns, a new dystopian drama and hilarious comedy starring Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, you have a diverse selection to choose from.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (May 4)

fans of Bridgerton will regard Queen Charlotte as a must watch. The limited-series drama serves as both a prequel and spin-off to Bridgertonfocusing on the story of a young Queen Charlotte before she came to power.

Golda Rosheuval returns as Queen Charlotte while India Amarteifio (Midwich Cuckoo Clocks) will play a younger version of her. With only six episodes, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is a fast-paced binge that will quench your thirst for the historical fiction/romance series until Bridgerton returns for its third season (a fourth has also been confirmed).

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Silo (May 5)

Another dystopian drama to add to the growing list, Silo is a sci-fi series with a unique twist: what remains of the world after an apocalyptic situation is toxic and deadly. There are only 10,000 people left on Earth, all residing in a mysterious underground silo. No one knows who, when, or why the silo was created, but it’s the only thing that stands between them and certain death. They live by a strict set of regulations that are meant to be for their own protection. Nevertheless, an engineer named Juliette (Rebecca Ferguson, Dunes) needs answers, not only about the situation, but also about the murder of a loved one. As she searches for truths, she uncovers a dark mystery and a web of lies.

Silo is based on the novel series of the same name by Hugh Howey. In addition to starring in the series, Ferguson is also one of its executive producers. The series also stars Common rapper, David Oyelowo (star wars rebels), John Glen (Game of Thrones, Titans), Rashida Jones (Parks and recreation), and Tim Robbins (Here and now).

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Class of ’09 (May 10)

Kate Mara (The Fantastic Four) and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) star of this limited-series suspense thriller about FBI agents facing various changes in the US criminal justice system as a result of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Set at three distinct points in time across several decades, the show delves into justice, humanity, and the choices that can define our paths when it comes to both.

Henry stars as Tayo, a brilliant but unorthodox agent, and Mara de Poet, an unlikely police officer who becomes central to one of the system’s most pivotal changes.

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The chaos of the Muppets (May 10)

Who doesn’t love the Muppets? Travel back to childhood with Jim Henson’s furry friends returning in this musical. The series features YouTuber Lilly Singh, Tahj Mowery (smart guy), Sara Chaudhary (The Mysterious Benedict Society) and Anders Holm (Workaholic), with the interpreters of Muppet.

Muppet Mayhem follows a music manager named Nora (Singh), who wants to help the members of Dr. Teeth and Electric Mayhem reinvigorate their musical careers. However, while these guys are admired for the ferocity with which they go wild, navigating today’s complicated music industry is easier said than done. With a long list of cameos from actors, musicians and comedians ranging from Paula Abdul to deadmua5, Tommy Lee, Cheech Marin and Jack McBrayer, Muppet Mayhem is bound to be a fun watch for the whole family.

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Platonic (May 24)

Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen raise a drink while sitting in an apartment in a scene from Platonic on Apple TV+.

Seth Rogen (The movie Super Mario Bros.) and Rose Byrne (Physical) teamed up again with creator Nick Stoller (the trio previously worked together on Neighbors And Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) for this comedy about two formerly estranged best friends who reunite while simultaneously dealing with their own personal midlife crises.

During the first season of 10 half-hour episodes, the couple reconnect after an argument that left them apart. But that might not be good news for either of them, as their friendship begins to consume their entire lives.

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