Checkout These Upcoming Shows and Movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+Hotstar

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Upcoming Shows and Movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar

As all of us are practicing social distancing (hopefully) the only thing offering a small distraction from our uneventful lives is the holy trio: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ Hotstar.




Some of us might’ve exhausted our checklist of what to watch while the rest of us are scratching our heads, trying to figure out what to binge-watch. If you’ve already seen everything or are looking for a new show or movie to feast your eyes on, look no further! 

Here is a list of the upcoming shows and movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+Hotstar  (May 1, 2020 – May  2020).

Upcoming Shows and Movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar

Upload (Amazon Prime Video)

Robbie Amell has taken part in a fair share of sci-fi shows already, on account of franchises like “The Tomorrow People” and “The Flash”. To add on to the list, his new show “Upload” is a blend of science fiction, comedy, and satire.

In the show, our protagonist meets an untimely death. However, in this alternate universe, humans have the ability to ‘upload’ themselves to their preferred choice of the afterlife. 

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He meets a woman who is alive in his version of heaven, and the series follows the two navigating their new circumstances.

Release date: May 1, 2020




Inferno (Amazon Prime Video)

This is not a new release by any means but it is a new addition to the inventory of movies hosted by Amazon Prime Video. So, if you have a subscription to the platform but have never watched the movie, this is a good opportunity to watch Dan Brown’s book come to life.

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

Release date: May 1, 2020




Thappad (Amazon Prime Video)

Another movie that Amazon Prime Video is adding to their huge list is the Bollywood film, “Thappad”. The film, starring Taapsee Pannu, was released in theatres on 28 February 2020

Thappad is a story of Amrita whose seemingly perfect life is shattered when her husband slaps her once in a party. As Amrita files for divorce after this, the movie probes the question: is one slap enough to question what a relationship stands for?

Definitely keep an eye out for this movie if you love drama!

Release date: May 1, 2020




Betty (Disney+Hotstar)

This short series might be just what you need to get a good laugh in these uncertain times. It’s a teen comedy spinoff of the 2018 film “Skate Kitchen”. 

If you loved that movie, here’s some good news: it includes most of the movie’s original cast. It focuses on a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding.

Release date: May 1, 2020

 

Ab Aani CD (Amazon Prime Video)

A lot more is coming your way in May. “Ab Aani CD” is no less than any other releases coming up. The film starring Vikram Gokhale, Subodh Bhave, Sayali Sanjeev, and Akshay Tanksale, has a cameo by Amitabh Bachchan as himself. 

The movie’s theatrical run was affected the COVID-19 pandemic which forced many theatres to close down. However, Milind Lele’s movie was released countrywide on March 13, 2020.

As a Marathi language film, the creators thought it would be a good idea to debut the Amazon Prime Video collab on Maharashtra Day and Labour Day as an ode to the frontline heroes.

Release date: May 1, 2020




Hollywood (Netflix)

“Hollywood” is a brand new Netflix drama web series that promises to provide a sneak peek into the hidden world of Hollywood’s golden age. The mini-series contains 7 episodes and all will be released at the same time so you can binge-watch seamlessly.

Created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, the show is set in a post-World War II Hollywood where a group of aspiring actors tries to make it in Tinseltown. 

Hollywood takes a deeper look into decades-old power dynamics. It also spotlights the unfair systems and biases across race, gender, and sexuality that are still prevalent today. 

Release date: May 1, 2020




Friday the 13th Part III (Amazon Prime Video)

Released in 1982, this cult classic is bound to provide you and your family a good scare as you’re waiting for the lockdown to lift. 

Having revived from his wounds, Jason Voorhees takes refuge at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds arrives for their vacation, Jason continues his killing spree. 

Don’t worry if you haven’t seen parts I and II, this thriller directed by Steve Miller will still keep you engaged. After all, it was the second-highest-grossing horror film in 1982.

Release date: May 1, 2020

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Dead to Me: Season 2 (Netflix)

Netflix has renewed its dark comedy series, “Dead to Me” for a second season and you should definitely binge-watch it. 

The show has been deemed as emotional, witty, edgy, and is loved by the general audience and critics alike.

It is a series about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret. Apparently, season 2 will pick up from the cliffhanger in season 1. So hurry up and watch it to prepare for season 2’s release!

Release date: May 8, 2020




Hollow: Season 2 (Netflix)

Another Netflix series that is getting renewed for a second season is the sci-fi adventure mystery show “Hollow”. The Canadian series follows three teen strangers who awaken in a dangerous world. 

They try to make sense of what connection they have to each other as they attempt to make it out alive.

Season 1 ended in a dramatic fashion and received strong reviews from both fans and critics alike. In fact, some of the voice actors can’t contain their excitement for the second season.

Release date: May 8, 2020

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt vs. The Reverend (Netflix)

Ellie Kemper’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” was a fan-favorite, to say the least. The show earned 18 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series for each of its four seasons.

Now, she’s back and better than ever for an interactive special. 

The premise follows Kimmy Schmidt as she sets off on her biggest adventure yet. Three states! Explosions! A dancing hamburger! And you, the viewer, get to decide how the story goes.

The choices are endless and quite silly but hey, it guarantees a fun ride for you.

Release date: May 12, 2020

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