A new month hovers on the horizon bringing with it a dazzling array of questions but none more pressing than this: what are the best TV shows to be streaming in May? Luckily for you, we’ve done the research, sifted through the many options that are about to grace your streaming platforms and curated a list featuring the tastiest treats.
The Best TV Shows To Be Streaming in May
Master of None, Season 3
It’s been four and a half years since Master of None dropped its second season on Netflix, and since then, the show’s star and creator, Aziz Ansari, has maintained a low profile. Accusations of sexual misconduct ensured that Netflix pumped the brakes on Master of None, and Ansari was left to bide his time. The court of public opinion fell in Ansari’s favour, and now he is back with the highly anticipated third season of Master of None. Officially titled Master of None Presents: Moments in Love, the new season will shine a spotlight on Lena Waithe’s supporting character Denise across five episodes.
Master of None Season 3 debuts Sunday, May 23, on Netflix. Watch the official trailer for the new batch of episodes in the trailer below.
Bloods, Season 1
Saving lives requires bravery, resilience and just a hint of organised chaos. Bloods is a UK comedy that tosses the viewer headfirst into the fast-paced world of paramedics crewing an ambulance in south London. Our protagonist is tough-acting loner Maleek, whose life mission is to win over his fellow paramedics.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, Season 1
The most glamorous reality show is finally arriving in Australia, with RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under rocketing to the top of the best shows streaming in May. Drag Race has become a global phenomenon thanks to a delicate mix of sass, cheek and heart.
The Down Under 8-part series marks the first time there has been a local version of the hit franchise here in Australia. RuPaul himself will be hosting, with drag icon Michelle Visage and Australian comedian Rhys Nicholson by his side on the main judging panel.
The Girlfriend Experience, Season 3
If you haven’t seen the first two seasons of The Girlfriend Experience, then stop what you’re doing, binge them, and then rejoin us once you’re done. Based on a movie of the same name by Steven Soderbergh (and starring real-life porn star Sasha Grey), The Girlfriend Experience is a dark exploration of sex, power, money and the corrupting relationship between all three.
The third season shifts the story to London, taking us deep into the tech scene and focusing on Iris, a neuroscience major. As she begins to explore the transactional world of high class escorting, Iris quickly learns that her client sessions provide her with a compelling edge in the tech world and vice versa.
Young Rock, Season 1
Is there anything Dwayne’ The Rock‘ Johnson can’t do? Aside from being the most bankable box office star in the world, The Rock is now set to take over the small screen too. Based on Dwayne Johnson’s upbringing Young Rock tells how a young kid from Pennsylvania went on to become one of the most recognisable faces on the planet. The series was filmed on Australia’s Gold Coast and starred Uli Latuekfu as the young Rock.
The Underground Railroad, Season 1
Based on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, The Underground Railroad is Amazon Prime’s first shot at delivering an HBO style prestige series. Produced by Oscar-winner Barry Jenkins (Twelve Years a Slave) and starring Australian actor Joel Edgerton, The Underground Railroad imagines a history where slaves could mobilise escape plans via a hidden rail network. Blending real-life and fantasy, the Prime offering is set to be one of the most memorable shows streaming in May.
Solos, Season 1
While the words’ all-star cast’ may be cause for concern, Solos sounds like an exciting concept. Solos is a seven-part anthology series that promises to explore the deeper meaning of human connection through the lens of the individual. Each episode is self-contained and boasts serious star power with Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Anthony Mackie, Helen Mirren, Dan Stevens and Constance Wu, all set to appear.