Does it seem to you that there is a lot of television at the moment? More than normal? The spring of 2022 has seen a deluge of new TV series, and that deluge is only going to increase over the next month. There’s a reason it feels particularly hectic now, which is a little something called the “Emmy eligibility window.” Shows that air between June 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022 are eligible for the Emmys, which will be awarded in early September 2022. So streamers are now showcasing their hottest new series and seasons in a stunning clip, ahead of the broadcast window. eligibility closes.
Over the next month, there will be new and final seasons of “Ozark” (April 29), “Grace & Frankie” (April 29) and “Stranger Things” (May 27) on Netflix, and second seasons of darlings. quirky HBO Max reviews. “Hacks” (May 12) and “Made for Love” (April 28). Season 2 of “Girls5Eva” will bow on Peacock on May 5, and the final set of “Star Wars” expansion packs “Obi-Wan Kenobi” will premiere on Disney+ on May 27 (reuniting the cast of the prequel films from “Star Wars”).
Not to mention all the new seasons that dropped this past weekend, including season 2 of “The Flight Attendant” and the highly anticipated new season of “Barry” on HBO Max, plus all the clips from the series from titles that debuted earlier this year, including “Pam & Tommy,” “The Dropout” and “The Girl From Plainville” on Hulu, and “WeCrashed” on AppleTV+.
In terms of new series, Hulu will continue the trend of true-crime adaptations with “Under the Banner of Heaven,” starring Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones. This series, created by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, is an adaptation of John Krakauer’s book that investigated a grisly murder in Utah alongside Mormon history. This series will bow on Hulu this Thursday, April 28. Also on Hulu, a “five-night event” miniseries, “Candy,” will premiere May 9, starring Jessica Biel as notorious ax murderer Candy Montgomery, with Melanie Lynskey co-starring. as Candy’s victim, Betty Gore.
For something a little less macabre on Hulu, May 15 sees the debut of “Conversations with Friends,” a series adaptation of Sally Rooney’s debut novel. Hulu’s 2020 adaptation of her second novel, ‘Normal People,’ put stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal on the map, and ‘Conversations with Friends,’ which stars Joe Alwyn, Jemima Kirke, Sasha Lane and Alison Oliver, should offer more of Rooney’s trademark cerebral and sexy melancholy.
HBO Max has the premieres of two new high-profile series coming this week and next, with David Simon’s new series (“The Wire,” “Treme,” “The Deuce,” “Generation Kill”). The 6-part limited series “We Own This City,” which premieres April 25, sees Simon return to Baltimore, in this book adaptation by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton, following the rise and of the downfall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trail Task Force. . The series stars Jon Bernthal and Josh Charles. On May 5, the splashy true-crime series “The Staircase” debuts on HBO Max. Inspired by the cult true-crime documentary (currently streaming on Netflix), starring Colin Firth and Toni Collette, “The Staircase” depicts the savage and confusing case of Kathleen Peterson’s death and the trial of her husband, Michael Peterson.
Two new streamers will also be bidding to grab viewers’ attention and potential rewards buzz. The star-studded series “The Offer” bows on Paramount+ on Thursday, April 28, featuring the production of a short film titled “The Godfather.” “Rocketman” director Dexter Fletcher directs the first three episodes, and the series stars Miles Teller, Matthew Goode, Colin Hanks, Juno Temple, Dan Fogler and Giovanni Ribisi. On Peacock, Emmy Rossum will portray cult Los Angeles icon Angelyne in “Angelyne,” which looks like a kind of “Pam & Tommy” look at the blonde behind the billboards. Watch it on Peacock on May 19.
Finally, for a comedy, bowing to Showtime this weekend, April 29, former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Vanessa Bayer stars in the series she co-created with “SNL” writer ” Jeremy Beiler, “I Love That For You”, about a woman aspiring to become a home shopping network host. The cast also includes Molly Shannon, Broadway icon Jenifer Lewis and “Haute Dog” host Matt Rogers. So if all the crime and real-life events in the rest of TV programming are getting too heavy, tune into Showtime for something a little lighter, because we could all laugh.
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