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Everything coming to AppleTV+ in May


Apple TV+ isn’t the tiny streaming platform it used to be. Since its inception in 2019, the service has grown in popularity. Now home to Academy Award-winning films like CODA, Apple TV+ has enough movies and shows to keep you busy for a long time. It’s also our job to stay on top of the platform’s latest and greatest, which is why we’ve put together this rotating monthly roundup. 

There are plenty of new releases for May 2024, so without further ado, here’s everything you can look forward to in this final month of spring.

Our top picks for May

Dark Matter (2024)

Dark Matter
TV-MA1 Season
GenreDrama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery
Cast Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Connelly, Alice Braga
Created by Blake Crouch
Apple TV+ is getting another exciting addition to its impressive sci-fi lineup with Dark Matter, an eight-episode series created by Blake Crouch, who also wrote the 2016 novel the show is based on. Starring Joel Edgerton as Chicago physicist Jason Dessen, the story follows Dessen’s pilgrimage through a never-ending vignette of alternate realities. They’re all different versions of his own life, and if he can’t break the spell, the real Jason could be lost forever. The first two episodes premiere on May 8, with one new episode releasing each Wednesday until June 19.

Hollywood Con Queen (2024)

Hollywood Con Queen
TV-MA1 Season
Genre Documentary
Based on journalist Scott Johnson’s painstaking research for The Hollywood Reporter, Hollywood Con Queen is a new three-part docuseries that chronicles one of the biggest fraud cases in showbiz. Posing as a powerful Hollywood producer, an aliased individual would lure aspiring artists to travel to Indonesia — all under the guise of “the opportunity of a lifetime.” But once the victims’ bank accounts dried up, this glorious “opportunity” just up and vanished. An adaptation of Johnson’s nonfiction novel Hollywood Con Queen: The Hunt for an Evil Genius, the docuseries is produced by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Chris Smith, a documentarian perhaps best known for a little show called Tiger King. The series premieres on May 8th.
Everything new on Apple TV+ in May

May 1

  • Acapulco (Season 3)

May 8

  • Dark Matter
  • Hollywood Con Queen

May 17

  • The Big Cigar

May 22

  • Trying (Season 4)

Last month’s top picks

Franklin (2024)

TV-MA1 Season
Genre Drama, War & Politics
Cast Michael Douglas, Noah Jupe, Marc Duret
In Franklin, Michael Douglas stars as the titular inventor, pivotal figure in world history, and polarizing figure in the scientific community. Set in December 1776, the limited series follows Franklin’s journey to France to garner support for the newly established colonies in America. Other cast members include Noah Jupe, Marc Duret, and Ludivine Sagnier.
Sugar (2024)
TV-MA1 Season
Genre Drama
CastColin Farrell, Amy Ryan, Kirby
Created byMark Protosevich
Described as a “genre-bending contemporary take on the private detective story,” Sugar stars Colin Farrell (The Penguin) as John Sugar, a man tasked with locating the granddaughter of a renowned Hollywood producer. Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Amy Ryan, and Dennis Boutsikaris co-star.
The Big Door Prize (2023)
The Big Door Prize
TV-MA2 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
CastChris O'Dowd
Created by David West Read
This episodic adaptation of the M.O. Walsh novel of the same name, The Big Door Prize is getting a second run of episodes on Apple TV+. When a mysterious machine appears that can ascertain the “Life Potential” of those who communicate with it, the lives of many are forever changed. The show stars Chris O’Dowd, Gabrielle Dennis, and Patrick Kerr.
Looking ahead on Apple TV+
Here's What's New in 2024 | Apple TV+

Summer 2024 already has plenty in store on Apple TV+. In June, we can look forward to a new legal thriller series called Presumed Innocent. Jake Gyllenhaal (Road House) stars as Rusty Sabich, a Chicago chief deputy prosecutor. The cast also includes Ruth Negga, Bill Camp, and Peter Sarsgaard. Apple TV+ also scored the rights to the Lily Gladstone-starring indie drama Fancy Dance, which will be available to stream on June 28th.

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