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What's streaming on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in May

By Lisa Respers France, CNN

Updated 10:58 AM ET, Thu April 30, 2020
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The Covid-19 pandemic has closed movie theaters across the country, which means the film "The Lovebirds," starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiana, will premiere on Netflix in May. They star as a couple in the fast lane to splitsville, who accidentally careen into a murder. They take off on a wild race to find the killer and clear their names. Here's some of what else is scheduled to stream in May... Skip Bolen/Netflix
"Hollywood": A new limited series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, it follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown -- no matter the cost. (Netflix)
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"The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo": It's everyone's favorite little red monster, Elmo! Elmo, his sidekick Cookie Monster, and other favorite "Sesame Street" friends invite the whole family to tune-in together as they interview celebrities and musical guests, explore the latest in pop culture, and play trendy games. (HBO Max) Richard Termine/Sesame Workshop/HBO Max
"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker": The final chapter in the "Star Wars" saga is actually being released to stream early in honor of "Star Wars Day." May the 4th be with you! (Disney +) Lucasfilm Ltd. © 2019 and TM Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
"Mrs. Serial Killer": When a doctor gets jailed for a string of shocking murders, his loyal wife sets out to commit a copycat crime to prove his innocence. (Netflix) Courtesy Netflix
"Upload": This sci-fi comedy series is set in a technologically advanced future where hologram phones, 3D food printers and automated grocery stores are the norm. Most uniquely, humans can choose to be "uploaded" into a virtual afterlife when they find themselves near-death. (Amazon Prime) Amazon Studios
"Disappearance at Clifton Hill": A troubled young woman heads back to her hometown of Niagara Falls and the dilapidated motel her family used to run following the death of her mother in this suspenseful thriller. (Hulu) IFC Films/Everett Collection
"Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kil": Jerry Seinfeld's new hour-long special reinforces his reputation as the precision-craftsman of standup comedy. (Netflix) Courtesy Netflix
"Trying": All Jason and Nikki want is a baby. But it's the one thing they just can't have. Starring Rafe Spall and Esther Smith, this comedy series about growing up, settling down and finding someone to love. (Apple TV+) Apple TV +
"Trial by Media": This documentary explores the many ways in which the press have contributed to reshaping public perception about guilt or innocence before, during or after a trial and features cases reaching across different areas of the law, including the unforgettable Jenny Jones made-for-Court TV murder trial. (Netflix) Netflix
"Goodfellas": Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino, and Joe Pesci headed the cast of the now classic mob film based on the true story of gangster Henry Hill. (Hulu) Warner Brothers/Getty Images
"Seberg": Inspired by true events about the French New Wave darling and Breathless star, Jean Seberg (Kristen Stewart), who in the late 1960s was targeted by the FBI because of her support of the civil rights movement and romantic involvement with Hakim Jamal (Anthony Mackie). (Amazon Prime) Phreaker Films
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend": Join Kimmy and friends on an interactive adventure! (Netflix)
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"Ramy" Season 2: Ramy Youssef returns to the series follows first-generation, Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan (Youssef), a young man on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. (Hulu) A24
"Zombieland": A group of survivors band together to try and survive after a zombie apocalypse in this comedy adventure. (Hulu) Columbia/TriStar
"Space Force": A comedy series about the people tasked with creating Space Force, a (fictional) new branch of the US military. From Greg Daniels and star Steve Carell. (Netflix) Aaron Epstein/Netflix
"Joker": Joaquin Phoenix turns in an award-winning performance in this origin story about one of Batman's biggest foes. In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated, leading to his downward spiral into crime. (HBO Now) Warner Bros.
"The Divorce Party": What's a guy to do when his wife tells him he's miserable and wants a divorce? Why he throws a party to celebrate his new life, of course! (Starz) Courtesy STARZ
"Rocketman": This musical biopic tells the tale of the spectacular journey of Elton John in his rise to fame. (Amazon Prime) Paramount Pictures
"Lucy in the Sky": Natalie Portman stars as Astronaut Lucy Cola. She returns to Earth after a mission and begins to lose touch with reality in a world that now seems too small. (Amazon Prime, HBO Now) Fox Searchlight
"Bordertown" Season 3: While juggling concerns about his family's future and a spate of new crimes, Kari squares off against an adversary who's been studying his past cases. (Netflix) Courtesy Netflix
"Dead Still": Set in 1880s Ireland, this six-episode dark comic murder mystery follows the strange adventures of Dublin's most famed memorial photographers, Brock Blennerhasset (Michael Smiley) and Conall Molloy (Kerr Logan). The two take professional portraits of the recently deceased during the Victorian era of "postmortem photography." (Acorn TV) Acorn TV
"Desus & Mero": Hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mero chat with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more via virtual video conference, as well as giving their take on the day's hot topics in their signature style. The series is currently filmed remotely from the hosts' respective homes due to the pandemic.(Showtime) Courtesy Showtime
"The Hustle": Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway star in this comedic film about Two con women -- one low rent and the other high class -- team up to take down the men who have wronged them. (Amazon Prime) MGM
"I Still Believe": Based on American contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter Jeremy Camp's story of meeting and falling in love with his late wife, Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp, who battled cancer. (Hulu) Lionsgate Films
"Penny Dreadful: City of Angels": This series pens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, a detective and his partner become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles. (Showtime) Courtesy Showtime
"Medici: The Magnificent" Part 2: In the wake of the conspiracy, Lorenzo is driven by vengeance. Giuliano's son appears while the Medici fortune hangs in the balance on the eve of war. (Netflix) Courtesy Netflix
"Downton Abbey": From the small screen to the big screen, devotees of the famed TV series of the same name couldn't wait to catch up with the lives of the Crawley family and their servants. (HBO Now) Focus Features
"The Eddy": Set in the vibrant multicultural neighborhoods of modern-day Paris, this limited series tells the story of the owner of a struggling club, its house band and the dangers they face from the chaotic city that surrounds them. "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle helms the first two episodes. (Netflix) Lou Faulon/Netflix
"Homecoming" Season 2: The series returns with a fresh new mystery and an exciting new star, singer/actress Janelle Monáe. Her character wakes in a rowboat adrift a lake with no memory of how she got there -- or even who she is. (Amazon Prime) Amazon Prime Video
"The Great" Season 1: A satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia's history. The series is a fictionalized, fun and anachronistic story of an idealistic, romantic young girl, who arrives in Russia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter. (Hulu) Nick Wall/Hulu
"Notes on a Scandal": Cate Blanchett and Dame Judi Dench star as teachers whose lives become way more complicated than they could have expected in this psychological drama. (Hulu) 20th Century fox/Everett Collection
"Alias" Seasons 1-5: Jennifer Garner shot to stardom in this action/thriller series about the life of a CIA double agent. (Amazon Prime) Touchstone Television
"Bigger": The story of the grandfathers of the modern fitness movement, Joe and Ben Weider. Facing anti-Semitism and extreme poverty, the brothers beat the odds to build an empire and inspire future generations. (HBO Now) 13 Films
"Central Park": Are you ready for this animated musical comedy about the Tillermans, a family that lives in Central Park? Owen, the park manager, and Paige, his journalist wife, raise their kids Molly and Cole in the world's most famous park, while fending off hotel heiress Bitsy Brandenham and her long suffering assistant Helen, who would love nothing more than to turn the park into condos. (Apple TV +) Apple TV +
"Legendary": This new competition series pulls from the underground ballroom community. Voguing teams (aka "houses") must compete in unbelievable balls and showcase sickening fashion in order to achieve "legendary" status. The cast includes MC Dashaun Wesley and DJ MikeQ, as well as celebrity judges Law Roach, Jameela Jamil, Leiomy Maldonado and rapper Megan Thee Stallion. (HBO Max) Barbara Nitke/HBO Max
"Dead to Me" Season 2: Picking up in the aftermath of that bloody backyard reveal, Jen and Judy struggle to hide a dark secret. With a surprising new visitor in town and Detective Perez hot on their heels, the stakes have never been higher. (Netflix) Saeed Adyani / Netflix
"Western Stars": The iconic Bruce Springsteen's live concert performance of songs from his "Western Stars" album. (HBO Now) Warner Bros. Pictures
"Workin' Moms" Season 4: Big changes are in the air as the moms stand up for their children, their partners, their businesses — and more importantly, themselves. (Netflix) Courtesy Netflix
"The Art of Racing in the Rain": Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate life. (HBO Now) Fox 2000 Pictures
"A Life Less Ordinary": Cameron Diaz stars in this comedy which involves, love, kidnapping and angels. Seriously. (Hulu) 20th Century Fox/Everett Collection
"The Goldfinch": The film follows Theodore Decker's (Ansel Elgort) life after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He holds on to a painting as hope from that tragic day. (Amazon Prime) Amazon Studios
"Solar Opposites": A team of four aliens escape their exploding home world only to crash land into a move-in ready home in suburban America. They are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. (Hulu) fox/hulu
"Billions" Season 5: This time around Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) see their vicious rivalry reignited, while new enemies rise and take aim. (Showtime) Courtesy Showtime
"Jimmy O. Yang: Good Deal": Performed live at the Neptune Theater in Seattle, the comedian covers his hilarious interactions with immigrant parents, his thoughts on Matt Damon, and whether ghosts will haunt one-bedroom apartments. (Amazon Prime) Sunita Martini/Comedy Dynamics
"Craftopia": On Craftopia, the ultimate kids competition series hosted by LaurDIY, crafters meet larger-than-life challenges, making the most amazing creations the world has ever seen. (HBO Max) Greg Gayne/HBO Max
"Hightown": This crime series follows one woman's journey to sobriety, intertwined with an unfolding murder investigation. (Starz) Courtesy STARZ
"The Vast of Night": Young switchboard operator Fay (Sierra McCormick) and charismatic radio DJ Everett (Jake Horowitz) discover a strange audio frequency that could change their small town -- and the future -- forever. (Amazon Prime) GED Cinema
"Maleficent: Mistress of Evil": Angelina Jolie revisits her deliciously diabolical role in the sequel to the hit the 2014 film. This time around, an upcoming wedding pulls Maleficent and Aurora in different direction. (Disney +) Disney
"Ready or Not": A bride joins her husband's family in what she thinks is the start to their new life together, but instead turns into a fight for survival in this horror thriller. Fox Searchlight Pictures