New to Prime Video in May

The NBC true-life dramatisation of the murder mystery that inspired hit podcast The Thing About Pam at last comes to NZ as part of Prime Video’s streaming premieres in May, along with the Bosch spin-off and a promising sci-fi series with stellar leads.

THE THING ABOUT PAM (May 13)

The 2011 murder of Betsy Faria resulted in her husband Russ’ conviction, although he was later exonerated. This brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical scheme deeply involving Pam Hupp on Deadline NBC and spawned became the 2019 podcast of the same name.

Renée Zellweger, Josh Duhamel, Judy Greer star in a six-part series that Rotten Tomatoes summed up as “a glossy take on a true crime is neither as entertaining or insightful as it aims to be”.

You can read the reviews here and views the trailer here.

NIGHT SKY (May 20)

Spanning space and time, Night Sky follows Irene (Sissy Spacek) and Franklin York (J.K. Simmons), a couple who, years ago, discovered a chamber buried in their backyard which inexplicably leads to a strange, deserted planet. They’ve carefully guarded their secret ever since, but when an enigmatic young man enters their lives, the Yorks’ quiet existence is quickly upended … and the mystifying chamber they thought they knew so well turns out to be much more than they could ever have imagined.

BOSCH: LEGACY (May 6)

The first season of the spin-off is loosely based on Michael Connelly’s The Wrong Side of Goodbye and follows Harry (Titus Williver) as he begins a new chapter as a private investigator. For his first job, he teams with Maurice “Mo” Bassi, a tech-forward gadget whiz to find the only potential heir to an ailing billionaire.

You can view the trailer here.

You can view the trailer here.

KICK LIKE TAYLA (May 27)

With unprecedented access into the life of AFLW player and boxing champion, Kick Like Tayla chronicles the public and personal challenges Tayla Harris has faced in her sporting career to date. Following on from ‘that famous photo’ and the aftermath, commentators and those close to Tayla explore how she stood up to online abuse and now focuses on being a positive influence on young female athletes.

You can view the trailer here.

 

CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS (May 16)

Conversations with Friends follows a 21 year old college student, as she navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time. Joe Alwyn, Alison Oliver, Jemima Kirke and Sasha Lane star in an adaptation of the Sally (Normal People) Rooney novel.

THE WILDS S2 (May 6)

Survival hangs in the balance for a group of teenage girls stranded on a deserted island, after the explosive discovery that what’s happening to them is an elaborate social experiment. Season 2 ups the drama and keeps you guessing, with the introduction of more test subjects – a new island of teenage boys – who must also fight for survival under the watchful eye of the experiment’s puppet master.

You can view the trailer here.

Other highlights include the return of The Godfather trilogy (hopefully in its 50th anniversary 4K-UHD finery), new movie releases Halloween Kills and Don’t Breathe 2, and new dating show Lovestruck High.

Here’s the rest of May’s slate:

May 1


The Godfather 

The Godfather Part II 

The Godfather Coda: The Death Of Michael Corleone

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days

May 4


The Angry Birds Movie 

May 10


Don’t Breathe 2 

May 11


Bad Boys 

The Revenant 

May 12


Halloween Kills 

May 13


The Contractor

May 15


A Summer Romance 

Love at Sea 

Love in the Sun

Sailing Into Love

Summer Love 

Summer of Dreams 

Sun, Sand & Romance 

May 18


2012

Lovestruck High S1

May 25


The Dark Tower

May 26


Blue Bayou

May 27


Almost Had You 

Emergency

Iain Stirling – Failing Upwards

Queen Elizabeth

May 31


Fashionably Yours 

Just The Way You Are 

The Perfect Bride 

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