What’s Hot in May – New to Netflix, Disney+, Stan and the Movie & TV Stores

Andrew Buckle,

Check out what’s hot in May across Fetch. With an exciting new release on Disney+ (now accessible via your Fetch box), the return of one of the biggest shows in Netflix history, new TV series and blockbuster movies in the stores, here’s a taste of what you can look forward to.

A Perfect Planet

Fetch Knowledge Pack

Watch on BBC Earth from 2 May.

Discover how our incredible living planet operates. See how sunlight, weather, ocean currents and volcanoes all work together in an intricate balancing act to shape and support the great diversity of life on Earth. Filmed in spectacular habitats around the globe, the series shows how animals of all shapes and sizes are perfectly adapted to whatever the environment throws at them.

Drive My Car

Fetch Movie Store.

Buy or rent from 4 May.

Based on Haruki Murakami’s short story, this Japanese drama earned four Academy Award nominations and was one of the best reviewed films released in 2021. Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari (Toko Miura), a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900.

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty

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Buy episodes or the season from 10 May.

This exciting new series chronicles the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers – one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties – a team that defined an era, both on and off the court. The first season chronicles the Showtime era of the team, featuring notable NBA stars Magic Johnson and Kareen Abdul-Jabbar. The pilot episode is directed by Adam McKay (The Big Short) and features an A-list cast including John C. Reilly, Jason Clarke, Sally Field and Adrien Brody.

Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber

Paramount+

Watch from 12 May.

The story of the ride-sharing company, Uber, from the perspective of the company’s CEO Travis Kalanick, who is ultimately ousted in a boardroom coup after tense internal and external battles that ripple with unpredictable consequences. Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Kalanick, along with Kyle Chandler, Kerry Bishe and Uma Thurman.

Hacks Season 2

Stan

Watch from 13 May.

The award-winning second series continues to explore a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance (Jean Smart), a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and Ava (Hannah Einbinder), an entitled, outcast 25-year-old comedy writer.

Ragdoll Season 1

Fetch Variety Pack

Watch on BBC First from 17 May.

A stylish psychological thriller from the makers of Killing Eve, based on the novel by Daniel Cole. Six people have been murdered, dismembered and sewn into one grotesque body – nicknamed the ‘Ragdoll’. Assigned to the shocking case are DS Nathan Rose (Henry Lloyd-Williams), recently reinstated to the London Met; his boss, DI Emily Baxter (Thalissa Teixeira); and the unit’s new recruit, DC Lake Edmunds (Lucy Hale). The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by sending them a list of his next victims, with Rose’s name among them.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Fetch Movie Store

Premium Buy or Rent 18 May.

After settling in Green Hills, Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) is eager to prove that he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) returns with a new partner, Knuckles (voiced by Idris Elba), in search of a mystical emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails (voiced by Colleen O’Shaughnessey), and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Disney+

Watch from 27 May.

In the latest Star Wars miniseries to hit Disney+ sees Ewan McGregor reprising his role from Episode I-III as the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. He is contending with the consequences of his greatest defeat – the downfall and corruption of his one-time friend and apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Stranger Things Season 4

Netflix

Watch from 27 May.

STRANGER THINGS IS BACK! It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.

The Flight Attendant Season 2

Fetch TV Store

Buy episodes or the season 27 May.

In the second season of this hit thriller series, Cassie Bowden (Kaley Cuoco) is living her best sober life in Los Angeles while moonlighting as a CIA asset in her spare time. But when an overseas assignment leads her to inadvertently witness a murder, she becomes entangled in another international intrigue.

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