New to Neon in May

Two new crime dramas, the latest DC Multiverse adventure and the timely but belated Friday the 13th debut of Chucky will light up Neon’s schedule in May.

We Own This City (Tuesdays from May 3)                    

Based on the book by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton, David Simon’s first police drama series since The Wire chronicles the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force.

It exposes the corruption and moral collapse that befalls an American city in which the policies of drug prohibition and mass arrest are championed at the expense of actual police work.

Read the reviews here.

The Staircase (Thursdays from May 5)

Not to be confused with the documentary series, this true-life dramatisation shows how crime novelist Michael Peterson was accused of bludgeoning his wife to death after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home.

Toni Collette, Colin Firth, Sophie Turner, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Dane DeHaan, Olivia DeJonge and Michael Stuhlbarg star.

I Love That for You (Mondays from May 9)

In this semi-autobiographical Showtime comedy/drama starring Vanessa Bayer and Molly Shannon, childhood leukaemia survivor Joanna Gold chases her lifelong goal of becoming a home shopping channel host – only to find that living the dream comes with a hefty price tag.

The Time Traveler’s Wife (Mondays from May 16)

Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) and Theo James (Sanditon) star in HBO’s dramatisation of the novel about how time travel tests a couple’s relationship.

Chucky (May 13)

TV series about a slasher doll spun off the movie franchise, about a small-town murder spree that erupts when a lonely teenager discovers a vintage ‘Good Guy’ doll at a garage sale.

Zackary Arthur, Brad Dourif and Björgvin Arnarson star.

Reads the reviews here.

The Invisible Pilot (May 10)

Labyrinthine three-part documentary series that begins in Hazen, Arkansas, and ends up as one of the biggest political scandals of our time.

When crop dust pilot and father of three Gary Betzner unexpectedly commits suicide, the mystery surrounding his death unravels a clandestine world of drug smuggling, gun-running, and a covert war conducted at the highest level of the U.S. government.

Read the reviews here.

Naomi (May 18)

This DC drama follows a teen girl’s journey from her small northwestern town to the heights of the Multiverse. When a supernatural event shakes her hometown to the core, Naomi sets out to uncover its origins, and what she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes. Kaci Walfall, Cranston Johnson and Mary-Charles Jones star.

High: Confessions of an Ibiza Drug Mule (May 18)

Five-part documentary series about how 19-year-old Michaella McCollum’s thirst for sun and adventure turned into a nightmare illicit drugs and excess. 

Three SoHo series will stream for the first time — Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (May 11), Undercurrent: The Disappearance of Kim Wall (May 22) and The Fear Index (May 24) —  along with Prime’s Julia (May 28).

And back for new seasons will be Devils (S2, May 17), Made for Love (S2, May 20), A Black Lady Sketch Show (S3, May 25) and The Great British Bake Off (S12, May 1).

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3 Responses to “New to Neon in May”

  1. Looking forward to Chucky, loved watching the movies all those years ago. Didn’t even realise that a TV show had been made.

  2. Already released in Blu-ray disc quality on the internet! Yet more outdated content being added months after international release.

  3. I wonder if we will ever get to see The Doom Patrol in New Zealand, hopefully it will be included on the Warner Bros. Discovery streaming service ?

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