Everything Streaming In May: Stan, Netflix, Foxtel, Amazon

From TV drama to documentaries, original films to stand-up comedy, Australia’s streaming services are getting new content added all the time. Read on to see all the content that will be added to Stan, Netflix, Foxtel and Amazon Prime Video’s libraries in May.


Stan continues its weekly streaming schedule with the Unreal finale, new episodes of Billions, iZombie, Rise and Imposter. Adding to this roster are new series Sweetbitter and Vida. Stan is also bringing a new season of Swedish Dicks, with all episodes of Season 2 dropping at once.


Based on the best-selling novel by Stephanie Danler, Sweetbitter tells the story of Tess (Ella Purnell), a 22-year-old who arrives in New York City ready to pursue a new life, but is quickly intoxicated by the chaotic, adrenalised world behind-the-scenes of a top Manhattan restaurant: tasting expensive wine, exploring dive bars, and learning who she can trust.


From the writer of Girls and How To Get Away With Murder, Vida is a drama series about two Mexican-American sisters, Emma (Mishel Prada) and Lyn (Melissa Barrera), from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighbourhood, where they are confronted by the past and surprising truth about their mother’s identity.

Swedish Dicks

Fargo star Peter Stormare and Johan Glans return as two bungling unlicensed Swedish private investigators trying to make a living in Los Angeles. Scene stealer Keanu Reeves is back as Tex and the second season adds Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) to its quirky cast list.

Here’s the full list:

  • May 1
    iZombie: Season 4 (weekly)
    The Big Sick
    My Life As A Zucchini
    The Man Who Lived at the Ritz (Miniseries)
  • May 2
    1. Rise: Season 1, Episode 8
      Shaka Zulu (Miniseries)
      The Lost World (1992)
      Return to the Lost World
  • May 3
    1. Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls
      Sherlock Holmes: Leading Lady
      Abe and Bruno
      Around the World in 80 Days (Miniseries)
  • May 4
    1. Imposters: Season 2 (weekly)
      RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 10 (weekly)
      RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked: Season 10 (weekly)
      The Powerpuff Girls: Season 3 (weekly)
      Adventure Time: Season 9
      Heidi (Miniseries)
      The Big Goofy Secret of Hidden Pines
  • May 5
    1. Deep Sea 7
  • May 6
    1. The Resident
  • May 7
    1. Billions: Season 3 (weekly)
      The Circus: Season 3 (weekly)
      Vida: Season 1 (weekly)
      Sweetbitter: Season 1 (weekly)
  • May 8
    1. Breathless Time
  • May 9
    1. Red Earth
      Blue is the Warmest Colour
  • May 10
    1. Robotech – The Series: Seasons 1 – 3
  • May 11
    1. End of Watch
  • May 12
    1. Do You See Me?
  • May 13
    1. The Perks of Being A Wallflower
  • May 14
    1. Perez
  • May 15
    1. The Circle
  • May 16
    1. The Last Will Be The Last
      The Mafia Kills Only in Summer
  • May 17
    1. Swedish Dicks: Season 2
      Twice Born
  • May 18
    1. Friday After Next
  • May 19
    1. Killer Joe
  • May 20
    1. Fiore
  • May 21
    1. The Affair: Season 3
  • May 22
    1. Logan Lucky
  • May 23
    1. The Beaver
      Mr. Kaplan
      King Of Devils Island
  • May 24
    1. The Hitmans Bodyguard
      Self Made
  • May 25
    1. Good Deeds
      Betty Blue
  • May 26
    1. The Dinner
  • May 27
    1. An Italian Name
  • May 28
    1. Tomorrow When The War Began: Season 1
  • May 29
    1. Gifted
  • May 30
    1. The Piano
      Land Of Saints
      How Much Do You Love Me?
  • May 31
    1. Doubt: Season 1


    A lot of Netflix’s biggest draws this month are the continuing weekly episodes: look out for new episodes of Shadowhunters, Designated Survivor and Riverdale, including the finale on May 17. The nostalgia bomb of a pop culture documentary The Toys That Made Us is back with a second season and Archer is back with another season.

    Here are some of the highlights:

    The Toys That Made Us: Season 2

    The new season features Star Trek, Transformers, LEGO and Hello Kitty.


    Archer: Season 8

    A comatose Archer becomes the star of his own hard-boiled detective saga. In 1947 Los Angeles, he must avenge the murder of a dear friend.


    Annabelle 2

    12 years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they soon become the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

    Here’s the full list:

    Original Series

  • May 2:
    1. Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 3 (weekly)
  • May 3:
    1. Riverdale: Season 2 (weekly)
      Designated Survivor: Season 2 (weekly)
  • May 4:
    1. A Little Help with Carol Burnett
      Dear White People: Volume 2
      My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey
      The Rain: Season 1
      Busted!: Season 1
      Kong: King of the Apes: Season 2
  • May 6:
    1. The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (weekly)
  • May 11:
    1. Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 3
      The Who Was? Show: Season 1
      Spirit Riding Free: Season 5
  • May 22:
    1. Mob Psycho 100: Season 1
      Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 2
  • May 23:
    1. Explained (weekly)
  • May 24:
    1. Fauda: Season 2
  • May 25:
    1. The Toys That Made Us: Season 2
      Trollhunters: Part 3
  • May 27:
    1. The Break with Michelle Wolf (weekly)
  • May 30:
    1. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4
  • May 31:
    1. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern

    Netflix Film

  • May 1:
    1. Sometimes
  • May 4:
    1. Anon
      Forgive Us Our Debts
      End Game
  • May 11:
    1. The Kissing Booth
      Evil Genius: the True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist
  • May 18:
    1. Catching Feelings
  • May 25:
    1. Ibiza
  • May 26:
    1. Sara’s Notebook

    Original Comedy

  • May 1:
    1. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City
  • May 8:
    1. Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives
  • May 13:
    1. Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife
  • May 22:
    1. Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here
  • May 25:
    1. Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life


  • May 1:
    1. 27: Gone Too Soon
      A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
      PJ Masks: Season 1
      Made in America
      The Sweetest Thing
  • May 3:
    1. Little Giants
  • May 5:
    1. The Simpsons Movie
  • May 6:
    1. Dirty Grandpa
  • May 8:
    1. Annabelle 2
  • May 9:
    1. Daddy Day Care
  • May 10:
    1. Draft Day
  • May 11:
    1. Mother’s Day
      Mulholland Dr.
  • May 17:
    1. Michael Jackson: Moonwalker
  • May 15:
    1. Crimes Against Nature: Season 1

    Disaster Earth: Season 1

      Project Runway: Season 9-10
  • May 23:
    1. Jason Bourne
      Archer: Season 8
  • May 28:
    1. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
  • May 29:
    1. Lost City of Z
  • May 30:
    1. Date Movie
  • May 31:
    1. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master


    Here are some of the highlights of Foxtel’s new movies and TV shows for February:

    Picnic At Hanging Rock

    A gripping reimagining of the iconic Australian novel that plunges us into the mysterious disappearances of three schoolgirls and their governess on Valentine’s Day, 1900. Exploring the event’s far-reaching impact on the students and staff of Appleyard College and its enigmatic headmistress, theories soon abound, paranoia sets in, and long-held secrets surface, as the Rock exerts its strange power and the dark stain of the unsolved mystery continues to spread.


    British activist Guy Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics plan to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I in the early 17th century. Starring Kit Harington.

    Westworld Season 2

    The follow up to the hit series follows the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin.

    Here’s the full list:


  • May 1:
    1. Gunpowder
      C.B. Strike
      Mr. Avila Season 3
      Paul Hollywood: A Baker’s Life
  • May 2:
    1. Ice Season 1
  • May 3:
    1. For The People
  • May 6:
    1. Picnic At Hanging Rock
  • May 22:
    1. Save Me
  • May 26:
    1. Manson Speaks
  • May 31:
    1. Aussie Gold Hunters Season 3
  • Continues weekly:
    1. Westworld Season 2
      Fear the Walking Dead Season 4
      Legion Season 2
      The Americans Season 6
      Supergirl Season 3
      Undercover High
      Vice Season 6
      Selling Houses Australia Season 11


    • May 1
      101 Dalmatians
      102 Dalmatians
      6 Days
      America’s Sweethearts
      Beverly Hills Chihuahua
      Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
      Big Business
      Big Miracle
      The Breakfast Club
      Can’t Stop The Music
      Charlotte’s Web
      Conan The Barbarian (1982)
      Dance Flick
      Days Of Thunder
      The Devil Wears Prada
      An Education
      Eight Below
      Fatal Attraction
      The Forbidden Kingdom
      The Fox And The Hound
      The Fox And The Hound II
      The Good Thief
      Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
      Homeward Bound II: Lost In San Francisco
      The Jacket
      Jazz Singer
      Johnny English
      Just Friends
      Kissing Jessica Stein
      Lady And The Tramp
      Lady Macbeth
      The Lake House
      Legends Of Oz: Dorothy’s Return
      Life Is Ruff
      Martha Marcy May Marlene
      Mune: Guardian Of The Moon
      My Sister’s Keeper
      Never Been Kissed
      The Perfect Storm
      Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves
      Black Mask
      Camp Nowhere
      Rock Dog
      Rock Star
      The Rose
      The Talented Mr. Ripley
      To Be Or Not To Be
      The Virgin Suicides
      War And Peace
      What Happened To Monday?
      X-Men: Days Of Future Past
  • May 2
    1. The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
  • May 6
    1. The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor
  • May 7
    1. Your Highness
  • May 8
    1. Annabelle: Creation
  • May 9
    1. Daddy Day Care
  • May 13
    1. Girls Trip
  • May 14
    1. All Saints
      The Emoji Movie
  • May 15
    1. Air Force One
      An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
      Atomic Blonde
      The Fault In Our Stars
      Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You
      Shanghai Noon
      The Son Of Bigfoot
      The Time Of Their Lives
      Royal Hearts
  • May 19
    1. A Royal Winter
  • May 21
    1. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
  • May 23
    1. The Journey
  • May 26
    1. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
  • May 28
    1. Fahrenheit 451


    Events available on demand after live broadcast.

    • 2018 Telstra NRL Premiership
    • 2018 Toyota AFL Premiership
    • Supercars Championship
    • UEFA Champions League Semi Finals & Final
    • Formula One World Championship
    • 2017/2018 Hyundai A League Grand Final

    Amazon Prime Video

    Amazon Prime Video is now available in Australia, and this month we’re getting a couple of new Amazon Originals. Here are the new shows available in Australia in May:

    Her Composition: May 1

    A talented, artistically stuck composition student starts seeing escort clients after failing to secure her scholarship. Struck with unexpected sounds during her sexual encounters, she turns them into music and the clients into her muse.

    Everything in the Song is True: May 1

    Everything in the Song is True is a hilarious and moving cowboy music and poetry doc about hard work and preserving a unique legacy of The American West.

    A Normal Life: May 1

    A week away from leaving for his first year of college, Michael becomes concerned about his parents’ overprotective tendencies toward his little brother, who has Down syndrome.

    Diablo Guardian: May 4

    Amazon Prime Video is proud to introduce the first Mexican Prime Original series, Diablo Guardian. Coming to Amazon Prime Video on 4 May, this new Spanish language series will have subtitles available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

    As Good As It Gets?: May 14

    From Leeds-based media company and film studio, The City Talking, this documentary centres around the rebirth of British rugby league side Leeds Rhinos, the team’s ‘Golden Generation’ and the battle for a historic treble in 2015. Starring Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow and Clare Balding. Narration is by actor and long term Leeds Rhinos fan, Matthew Lewis — best known for his role as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series.

    Association of Volleyball Professionals Pro Beach Volleyball Tour Austin Open: May 18

    Volleyball fans can enjoy live and on-demand coverage of the Association of Volleyball Professionals Pro Beach Volleyball Tour Austin Open from 18-20 May.

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