New to Amazon Prime Video in May

The latest series from Greg Daniels, the co-creator of The Office and Parks and Recreation, will stream on Amazon Prime Video from Friday.

Upload is billed as an “edgy sci-fi sitcom set in a technologically advanced future where humans can choose to be ‘uploaded’ into a virtual afterlife when faced with near-death situations”.

The 10-episode series stars Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Kevin Bigley, Allegra Edwards and Zainab Johnson (watch the official trailer here).

Also new will be Dispatches From Elsewhere (May 8), an anthology, drama series based around four people who feel there’s something missing in their lives.

After being brought together by chance, they stumble onto a puzzle hidden behind the veil of everyday life. Working their way through these challenges they uncover a mystery far greater than they imagined.

Jason Segel, Richard E Grant and Sally Field star (watch the official trailer here).

Season two of the Julia Roberts drama Homecoming will stream from May 22 (watch the official trailer here) and the acclaimed original Amazon movie, The Vast of Nightfrom May 29.

Chris Cooper and Joan Cusack are new to the cast of the former while the latter is set in 1950s small-town middle America during a UFO invasion.

The Australian Amazon Original stand-up specials will continue with:

Fly (May 1): After 12 years apart, Colin Lane and Frank Woodley have reunited to realise Col’s dream of making some important theatre, telling the epic story of the pioneers of flight, the Wright brothers. The only thing that could possibly get in the way is… well… Frank.

Very Very (May 1): Honk Honk Honk Honk Honk’s Tom Walker teams with the award-winning comedian, theatre maker, writer and all-round creative genius Zoë Coombs Marr.

Joy (May 8): Featuring the award-winning Tom Gleeson, the host of Australia’s top-rarting quiz show Hard Quiz.

What’s Wrong with You? (May 8): Anne Edmonds wants to know… what’s wrong with you? Not just you, but the whole lot of you. Humanity has clearly flushed its own head down the drain and she can’t decide whether to pull you all up or leave you down there.

Watch the official trailer for the comedy specials here.

Also new to Amazon Prime Video next month will be:

  • BattleStar Galactica S1-4 (May 1)
  • Citizen K (May 1)
  • Paatal Lok (May 15)
  • The Last Narc (May 15).
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