New to HBO Max in May 2022: All the new movies and shows

There’s a whole host of new HBO Max movies and shows to enjoy in May, from Old, Dear Evan Hansen and The Matrix Resurrections, to acclaimed classics The Color Purple, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Miami Vice. TV fans are also sure to get their fill, with new miniseries The Staircase, starring Toni Collette, Sophie Turner and Colin Firth, and Hacks season 2 set to premiere in the coming weeks.

If thought-provoking documentaries are more your jam, then Yellowface: Asian Whitewashing and Racism in Hollywood might be the pick for you, or maybe you’re a comic book enthusiast and Catwoman: Hunted might tickle your fancy.

Whatever your personal tastes, there is bound to be something for everyone. Ahead of the new month, we’ve put together a list of everything that will end up on the service by May 31. Check it out…

The Staircase – May 5

Colin Firth and Toni Collette in The Staircase

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Colin Firth and Toni Collette star in The Staircase, a new miniseries based on a gruesome real-life murder trial and French show of the same name by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, which was released in 2004.

In 2003, novelist Michael Petersen was convicted of murdering his wife, Katherine, after she was found dead in their North Carolina home. This eight-parter examines whether Katherine really fell down the stairs, as Petersen claims, or whether he bludgeoned her to death and staged the accident.

Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner, Michael Stuhlbarg, Dane DeHaan, Tim Guinee, Juliette Binoche and Parker Posey also feature, while The Devil All the Time director Antonio Campos directs.

The Matrix Resurrections – May 10

The Matrix Resurrections

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Directed by Lana Wachowski, The Matrix Resurrections sees Carrie-Anne Moss and Keanu Reeves reprise their iconic roles as Trinity and Neo, respectively. Set sixty years after Revolutions, it reintroduces the latter as a video game developer struggling to distinguish between reality and fantasy.

His seemingly ordinary life is disrupted, however, when a group of rebels, led by a programmed version of Morpheus (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II of Ambulance), frees Neo from a new version of the Matrix and tasks him with rescuing Trinity from a new enemy. Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Priyanka Chopra, Jonathan Groff and Jada Pinkett Smith round out the star-studded cast.

Season 2 Hacks – May 12

Hannah Einbinder and Jean Smart in Hacks

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Hacks, a new comedy series starring Hannah Einbinder and Jean Smart, came out of nowhere last year and ended up being one of HBO Max’s most beloved releases of 2021. It won SAG awards, Critic’s Choice and Primetime Emmy for Smart, and gongs for its creators Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky too, so it’s no surprise the streaming platform wasted no time releasing another season.

In it, Smart plays Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas stand-up whose diva tendencies lead her employers to team her up with Ava Daniels, an unlucky writer who just might have what it takes to calm Deborah down. the bottom.

Teasing Season 2 at SCAD TVFest, Downs said, “What we were most interested in was what it’s like for someone like her to keep bombing. What does it feel like when you’re on the road in small rooms and you’re not doing well? What does that do to your mind, and what does that do to your relationship, and what does that does to your psyche?”

New to HBO Max in May 2022

New on HBO Max: May 1

  • 47 Ronins
  • killers
  • Point Blank
  • An autumn afternoon
  • Back to school
  • The big sleep
  • bottle rocket
  • Calladita
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Child 44
  • Chung King Express
  • The purple color
  • Conan the Barbarian (2011)
  • Devil in blue dress
  • Dodes’ Ka-Den
  • Domino
  • Descent (1927)
  • Pick up girl
  • early spring
  • Beginning of summer
  • The end of summer
  • equinox flower
  • Gum
  • fallen angels
  • Floating weeds
  • FRIDE
  • The fugitive
  • hairy revenge
  • Bonded to a gangue
  • good morning
  • Downpour
  • Hart’s War
  • Up and down
  • Jimmy Neutron Boy Genie
  • Julia
  • Killers
  • Language course
  • love and baseball
  • The machine that kills the bad guys
  • Masters of the Universe (1987)
  • missing
  • The new guy
  • Forty North of Dallas
  • Not easily broken
  • The perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Poseidon
  • Red Beard
  • Ringo and his golden gun
  • Rugrats go wild
  • Rugrats in Paris: the movie
  • Rugrats movie
  • Sapphires
  • Sense and sensitivity
  • Sliding doors
  • St. Elmo’s Fire
  • The Stepford Wives (2004)
  • Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Tokyo twilight
  • Top secret!
  • Carrier 3
  • Uninterrupted
  • underworld
  • Underworld: Awakening
  • Underworld Rise of the Lycans
  • Welcome to the dollhouse
  • WE
  • What to expect when you are pregnant
  • Wild Thornberrys movie information
  • Yellowface: Asian Bleaching and Racism in Hollywood
  • You, me and Dupree
  • young adult
  • Zathura

New on HBO Max: May 3

  • Spring Awakening: Those You Know

New on HBO Max: May 5

  • FC Las Bravas
  • Queen Stars Brazil
  • The Staircase, episodes 1, 2 and 3

New on HBO Max: May 6

  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Between our: Carmen and Alfred
  • La Afinadora De Arboles

New on HBO Max: May 7

  • We Baby Bears season 1 part C

New on HBO Max: May 9

New on HBO Max: May 10

  • Catwoman: Hunted
  • The Matrix Resurrections
  • Sesame Street Mecha Builders Season 1 Part A
  • Robot Chicken Season 11 Part B

New on HBO Max: May 12

  • Hacks, season 2 episodes 1 and 2
  • who is by your side

New on HBO Max: May 13

  • Hank Zipzer
  • Old
  • Little ones, season 4

New on HBO Max: May 15

  • The Time Traveler’s Wife Episode 1

New on HBO Max: May 17

  • Sesame Street Mecha Builders Season 1 Part B
  • The mule

New on HBO Max: May 20

New on HBO Max: May 22

New on HBO Max: May 23

  • The Teen Titans Go! season 7 part B

New on HBO Max: May 26

  • Navalny
  • That Damn Michael Che season 2, episode 1
  • Tig n’ Seek season 4, episode 1

New on HBO Max: May 27

  • Blippi Special
  • Blippi Tours
  • Blippi Wonders
  • Blippi: Learn with Blippi
  • Ghost, Season 1
  • Ghost, Season 2
  • Stath rents apartments

New on HBO Max: May 29

  • The Misery Index season 3 part B

New on HBO Max: May 31

If HBO Max isn’t the only streaming service you’re currently subscribed to, be sure to check out our lists on new titles slated to hit Netflix and Disney Plus in May, too.

Alfonso E. Cramer