Everything Coming To Netflix, Stan, Amazon And Foxtel This May

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While neither Stan nor the Australian Netflix library has anything near the range of US streaming services, every month we get just a little more. Foxtel is also adding a huge number of popular titles to its on-demand streaming, and Amazon Prime is releasing its line up of original series on Prime. Read on to see all the content that will be added to their libraries during the month of May.

Netflix

This month, Netflix leads with new series of some of its great original shows — Sense8, Kimmy Schmidt and House Of Cards are all back with new episodes. Riverdale continues and the roster of movies grows even stronger with classics like Trainspotting.

Here are some of the highlights:

Sense8

Scandals and celebrations deepen the Sensates' bond as they rebuild their lives and try to outsmart Whispers.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Change is afoot as Kimmy saves up for college, Titus searches for a new job, Jacqueline takes the next step with Russ, and Lillian runs for office.

Trainspotting

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

Peaky Blinders

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centred on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.


Here's the full list:

Netflix Originals

  • Sense8: Season 2 — 5 May
  • Master of None: Season 2 — 12 May
  • Anne with an E: Season 1 — 12 May
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3 — 19 May
  • Bloodline: Season 3 — 26 May
  • F is for Family: Season 2 — 30 May
  • House of Cards: Season 5 — 30 May
  • Riverdale: Season 1 — Weekly from 5 May
  • The Last Kingdom: Season 2 — Weekly from 6 May
  • In the Shadow of Iris — 1 May
  • Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie — 5 May
  • Mindhorn — 12 May
  • Sahara — 12 May
  • BLAME! — 20 May
  • War Machine — 26 May
  • The Mars Generation — 5 May
  • Get Me Roger Stone — 12 May
  • The Keepers: Season 1 — 19 May
  • Laerte-se — 19 May
  • Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower — 26 May
  • Maria Bamford: Old Baby — 2 May
  • Simplemente Manu NNa — 5 May
  • Norm Macdonald: Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery — 9 May
  • Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive — 16 May
  • Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King — 23 May
  • Sarah Silverman A Speck of Dust — 30 May
  • Chelsea: Season 2 — Every Friday
  • Spirit: Riding Free: Season 1 — 5 May
  • All Hail King Julien: Exiled: Season 1 — 12 May

Highlights:

  • Schitt’s Creek — 4 May
  • The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure — 5 May
  • Into the Wild — 5 May
  • Disney’s The BFG — 7 May
  • Stephen King’s A Good Marriage — 15 May
  • Trainspotting — 24 May
  • Batman — 28 May
  • Ben-Hur — 30 May
  • War Dogs — 30 May
  • Peaky Blinders: Season 3 — 31 May
  • Behind Enemy Lines — 1 May
  • Moving Art: Season 2 — 1 May
  • The Day After Tomorrow — 1 May
  • Decanted — 1 May
  • Diving Into the Unknown — 1 May
  • Heritage Falls — 1 May
  • Out of Time — 1 May
  • The Tribe — 1 May
  • Fire in the Blood — 1 May
  • Lego Scooby- Doo: Haunted Holly — 3 May
  • The Fugitive — 7 May
  • Revolutionary Road — 12 May
  • Untraceable — 12 May
  • The Devil’s Advocate — 14 May
  • A Little Help — 15 May
  • After the Ball — 15 May
  • Born to Win — 15 May
  • Cold in July — 15 May
  • Remember — 15 May
  • The Quiet Ones — 15 May
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox — 16 May
  • The Perfect Man — 19 May
  • The Gunman — 20 May
  • I am Jane Doe — 26 May
  • Barefoot in the Park — 26 May
  • Forever Pure — 29 May

Stan

Stan is leading its May lineup with the new series of Twin Peaks, with the first parts of the hotly anticipated event coming late in the month. It's got even more great TV on its side with Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond and continuing series of iZombie, Angie Tribeca and Billions. It's also a great month for a horror marathon, with everything from Scream 1-3 to Paranormal Activity.

Twin Peaks:

Directed entirely by David Lynch, the 18-part limited event series picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. Twin Peaks is written and executive produced by series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost.

Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond

A dramatic series based on the fascinating life of Ian Fleming (portrayed by Dominic Cooper), the man whose own adventures inspired him to create the most iconic spy in history - James Bond.

iZombie:

From the creator of 'Veronica Mars' Rob Thomas, iZombie returns for a brand new season. This year, Liv (Rose McIver) discovers there are more zombies living in Seattle than she previously believed. In fact, there is a private military contractor employing a small zombie army, and that army is preparing for the day humans learn of their existence.

Scream 1 - 3

Created by Kevin Williamson and directed by horror legend Wes Craven, Scream launched one of the most successful slasher franchises in the world - revitalising the horror genre, receiving critical acclaim, and making movie - stars of its cast.


Here's the full list:

TV:

  • Billions: Season 2, Episodes weekly from May 1
  • The Circus: Season 2, Episodes weekly from May 1
  • Uncle: Season 3 — May 1
  • The Powerpuff Girls (2016): Season 1 — May 1
  • Big School: Season 1 - 2 — May 1
  • Better Call Saul: Season 3, Episodes weekly from May 2
  • Angie Tribeca: Season 3, Episodes weekly from May 2
  • Father Brown: Season 1 — May 2
  • iZombie: Season 3, Episodes weekly from May 3
  • Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond — May 3
  • Underground: Season 2, Episodes weekly from May 4
  • Father Ted: Season 1, 2, 3 + Xmas Special — May 5
  • In the Night Garden: Season 5 — May 5
  • Prey: Season 1 & 2 — May 5
  • RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 9, Episodes weekly from May 6
  • RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! Season 9, Episodes weekly from May 7
  • Drunk History: Season 2 — May 8
  • Inside Amy Schumer: Season 3 — May 10
  • Henry Danger: Season 1 — May 11
  • Every Witch Way: Season 2 — May 12
  • Go, Diego, Go!: Season 3 — May 12
  • Doctor Blake: Seasons 1-3 — May 15
  • Key & Peele: Season 2-5 — May 16
  • Workaholics: Season 6 — May 18
  • Conquest of the Skies: Season 1 — May 19
  • Rainbow Ruby: Season 1 — May 19
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: Season 3 — May 20
  • The Legend of Korra: Season 1 & 2 — May 20
  • Twin Peaks: Parts 1-4 — May 22
  • Rugrats: Season 4 — May 23
  • Reign: Season 2 — May 24
  • Nathan For You: Season 3 — May 26
  • Camp Lazlo: Season 1 — May 26
  • Chowder: Season 1 — May 26

Movies:

  • Citizenfour — May 1
  • Death Defying Acts — May 1
  • Suburra — May 1
  • Dear John — May 2
  • The Notorious Bettie Page — May 2
  • 30 Days of Night — May 2
  • The Wave — May 2
  • 37 Days — May 3
  • Hard Candy — May 3
  • Eagle Vs. Shark — May 3
  • The Age of Shadows — May 3
  • In Bruges — May 4
  • Oranges and Sunshine — May 4
  • Rabbit Proof Fence — May 4
  • The Clan — May 4
  • No Reservations — May 5
  • Death at a Funeral — May 5
  • Strange Bedfellows — May 5
  • Chevalier — May 5
  • Unforgiven — May 6
  • Knowing — May 6
  • Insidious — May 6
  • Lassie — May 7
  • Not Suitable For Children — May 7
  • A Single Man — May 8
  • The Descent — May 8
  • The Descent: Part 2 — May 8
  • Inside Men — May 8
  • Sing Street — May 9
  • Sniper: Special Ops — May 9
  • Paranormal Activity — May 9
  • A Few Best Men — May 9
  • Flic Story — May 9
  • Crash — May 10
  • Buried — May 10
  • Triangle — May 10
  • The Here After — May 10
  • City Of God — May 11
  • I'm Not There — May 11
  • Hollywoodland — May 11
  • The Cup (2011) — May 12
  • There Will Be Blood — May 12
  • Fame (2009) — May 12
  • The Yards — May 12
  • Time Kid — May 12
  • Hedwig & The Angry Inch — May 13
  • Zoolander — May 13
  • Garden State — May 13
  • The Notebook — May 14
  • Chicago — May 14
  • The English Patient — May 14
  • Shall We Dance? (2004) — May 14
  • Serendipity — May 14
  • The Iron Lady — May 14
  • This Isn't Funny — May 15
  • Septembers Of Shiraz — May 15
  • The Others — May 15
  • Death of a Corrupt Man — May 15
  • The Tunnel — May 15
  • Frank Miller's Sin City — May 16
  • Cop Land — May 16
  • The Station Agent — May 16
  • Everest — May 17
  • Little Voice — May 17
  • Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind — May 17
  • Asura The City of Madness — May 17
  • House of Wax (2005) — May 18
  • Starsky & Hutch — May 18
  • Scream — May 19
  • Scream 2 — May 19
  • Scream 3 — May 19
  • Spy Kids — May 19
  • The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina — May 19
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea — May 19
  • Make It Happen — May 20
  • She's All That — May 20
  • The Faculty — May 20
  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later — May 20
  • O (Othello) — May 20
  • She's The Man — May 21
  • Jersey Girl — May 21
  • Kinky Boots — May 21
  • Three Kings — May 22
  • Aloys — May 22
  • Bad Moms — May 23
  • Rosita — May 23
  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin — May 24
  • Equilibrium — May 24
  • Piranha 3D — May 25
  • The Hours — May 25
  • Three Men to Kill — May 25
  • Goon — May 26
  • Crumbs — May 26
  • A Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories — May 26
  • The Caller — May 27
  • In Good Company — May 28
  • Act of Valour — May 29
  • Violet — May 29
  • Thou Wast Mild and Lovely — May 29
  • Nerve (2016) — May 30
  • Rio, I Love You — May 30
  • Indignation — May 31
  • The Gang — May 31
  • Two Men in Town — May 31

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is finally available in Australia, and this month we're getting a couple of new Amazon Original shows to binge. Here are the new shows available in Australia in May:

American Gods:

On May 1, American Gods, based on the award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman, will be coming to Amazon Prime Video. American Gods stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday and Australian actress Emily Browning as Shadow’s wife, Laura Moon. When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew, a storm that will change the course of his entire life. Left adrift by the recent death of his wife, and hired as Mr. Wednesday’s bodyguard, Shadow finds himself in the center of a world that he struggles to understand a hidden world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear both irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods. Mr. Wednesday seeks to build a coalition of Old Gods to defend their existence in this new America, and reclaim some of the influence that they’ve lost.

Patriot

On May 5, Amazon Prime Video members can watch the Amazon Original series, Patriot on Prime Video. The series follows the complicated life of intelligence officer John Tavner (Australian newcomer Michael Dorman, Wonderland). His latest assignment is to prevent Iran from going nuclear, requiring him to forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous "non-official cover" that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm. A bout with PTSD, the Federal government’s incompetence and the intricacies of keeping a day job in the “front” industrial piping company cause a barrage of ever-escalating fiascos that jeopardise Tavner’s mission. Patriot is in large part about the lesser known, unglamorous aspects of life as an intelligence officer deep undercover with work that frequently places John in untenable situations where he’s often forced to choose between bad alternatives. The unraveling of a plan, and the effort to conceal that unraveling, causes matters to complicate further.

I Love Dick:

On May 12, I Love Dick will be coming to Amazon Prime Video globally. Adapted from the cult classic I Love Dick referred to as “the most important book about men and women written in the last century" (Emily Gould, The Guardian) is set in a colourful intellectual community in Marfa, Texas. Chris (Kathryn Hahn, Transparent) and Sylvere (Griffin Dunne, Dallas Buyers Club), arrive in Marfa when Sylvere is offered a fellowship to finish a book he's been writing on the Holocaust. When they meet Dick (Kevin Bacon, The Following), he taunts their imaginations and upends their preconceptions about love and monogamy.


Foxtel On Demand

With Foxtel On Demand, you can stream shows any time you want (surprisingly) although the shows have to be a part of your package already (say, the Drama package if you want to watch Game of Thrones). Here are some of the highlights:

Wentworth:

Foxtel’s award winning prison drama Wentworth continues season 5 in May bringing the chaos and conflict of the Wentworth Correctional Centre to viewers’ living rooms.

VEEP

HBO comedy series VEEP, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, takes a sharp, satirical look at the insular world of politics following the day-to-day routine of the former Vice-President, and one time President, Selina Meyer.

Selling Houses Australia

Selling Houses Australia takes viewers on a real-estate adventure helping vendors sell unsellable homes. Now in its tenth season, this iconic show has seen hosts Andrew Winter, Shaynna Blaze and Charlie Albone successfully makeover and market more than 100 homes.

Star Trek Beyond

A surprise attack in outer space forces the Enterprise to crash-land on a mysterious world. The assault came from Krall (Idris Elba), a lizard-like dictator who derives his energy by sucking the life out of his victims.


Here's the full list of what will be available:

TV:

  • Wentworth, Season 5 continues
  • VEEP, Season 6 continues
  • Real Housewives of Sydney, Season 1 continues
  • Real Housewives of Atlanta, Season 9 continues
  • Detectorists, Seasons 1-2
  • Outcast, Seasons 1-2
  • Selling Houses Australia, Seasons 1-10
  • Adam Devine’s House Party, Seasons 1-3
  • Another Period, Seasons 1-2
  • Top of the Lake, Season 1
  • SS-GB, Season 1

Movies:

  • 10 Years
  • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
  • Amelie
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Are We Officially Dating?
  • The Aviator
  • Bad Moms
  • Beverly Hills Ninja
  • The BFG
  • Braveheart
  • Brooklyn's Finest
  • Brothers
  • Candy
  • Cell
  • Death At A Funeral
  • Dick Tracy
  • Don't Breathe
  • Down Under
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Flatliners
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Forces Of Nature
  • Free State Of Jones
  • Game Change
  • Get Squirrely
  • Half Past Dead
  • The Heat
  • Honey, I Blew Up The Kid
  • Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
  • Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves
  • House Of Sand And Fog
  • How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
  • I Hate Valentine's Day
  • I, Robot
  • Imperium
  • Into The Storm
  • It Runs In The Family
  • J. Edgar
  • The Laramie Project
  • Last Days
  • Lights Out
  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie
  • Lock Up
  • A Lot Like Love
  • The Man Who Knew Infinity
  • Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates
  • Monster In Law
  • Muppet Treasure Island
  • Now You See Me 2
  • Planet 51
  • Pride And Glory
  • The Purge
  • Raw Deal
  • Red Sonja
  • The Rescuers Down Under
  • The Rescuers
  • Septembers Of Shiraz
  • Sing Street
  • Sniper: Special Ops
  • Spin Out
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Surrogates
  • Tarzan
  • Tarzan & Jane
  • Tarzan II
  • Tooth Fairy
  • Unforgiven
  • Waiting...
  • Wind Chill
  • Wyatt Earp

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Comments

    Just a heads up,
    American Gods Trailer Not found

    No word on The Expanse Season 2 for Netflix? : /

    Just tried to use amazon prime.
    Useless, no Smart TV app, or PS/3 app available to Australia.

    You can only watch on tablets, phones or PCs.

    Pointless for family viewing.

      I got the smart tv thing on mine and it seems to work fine

      I've got it on Android TV. You can always chromecast it?

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