What's new on NOW TV in May 2020

Tom Butler
Senior Editor

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It’s another busy month on NOW TV in May, with loads of exciting new shows and movies to get stuck into as the nation remains at home during the ongoing health crisis.

Highlights include the debut of the critically-acclaimed Bad Education, an outrageous true crime story starring Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney, Tarantino’s Oscar-winning latest Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood, and Hobbs & Shaw the Fast & Furious spin-off starring The Rock and Jason Statham.

Hobbs and Shaw, Alita: Battle Angel, and I Know This Much Is True are all coming to Now TV in May.

Read more: New on Netflix in May

TV fans are in for a treat too as Mark Ruffulo plays twins in HBO’s gritty new drama I Know This Much Is True.

There’s also tons of stuff for the younger viewers too.

Films

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood – streaming from 1 May

Pitt and DiCaprio in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Credit: Sony)

The latest award-winning release in the long list of Quentin Tarantino’s greats, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick, a washed-out actor, and Brad Pitt as Cliff, his stunt double, struggling to recapture fame and success in 1960s Los Angeles. Meanwhile, living next door to Rick is Sharon Tate, played by Margot Robbie, and her husband Roman Polanski.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - streaming from 4 May

John Boyega is Finn, Daisy Ridley is Rey, Anthony Daniels is C-3PO and Oscar Isaac is Poe Dameron in this still from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. (2019 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™, All Rights Reserved.)

The ninth and final film in the Skywalker Saga is coming to streaming early to celebrate May The Fourth, AKA Star Wars Day. The concluding chapter of the latest Star Wars trilogy sees Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewbacca, BB-8, and C-3PO on a mission to stop the resurgent Emperor Palpatine from taking over the galaxy with his mysterious Sith fleet.

Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw – streaming from 22 May

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham star in the latest addition to the Fast and Furious franchise, playing Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw. Together they form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.

Alita: Battle Angel – streaming from 15 May

Rosa Salazar gets ready to kick ass in this still from Alita: Battle Angel (20th Century Fox)

Alita, a battle cyborg, is revived by Ido, a doctor, who realises that she has the soul of a teenager. Alita then sets out to learn about her past and find her true identity.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 – streaming from 21 May

Based on the popular gaming app, we see Bird and Piggy Islands under threat when Zeta, the leader of Eagle Island, wants to occupy them. Red must join forces with Leonard's team to thwart her bold schemes and save their homes. Featuring a stellar cast voiced by Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage and many more.

TV

Brassic S2 – stream every episode from 7 May

Key art for Brassic S2. (©Sky UK Limited)

Following the action-packed events of the series one finale, Joe Gilgun’s Vinnie is on the run and the group of friends must keep it that way. Also starring Michelle Keegan, Dominic West and Ryan Sampson, the group return for more outrageous antics, embarking on bigger and bolder misadventures in their northern hometown.

I Know This Much Is True

Mark Ruffalo as Dominick and Thomas Birdsey (©2020 Home Box Office, Inc.)

Starring Mark Ruffalo and adapted for the screen from the acclaimed novel, this limited series follows identical twin brothers (both played by Ruffalo) Dominick and Thomas, recounting their relationship and their very different lives, full of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness.

Rob and Romesh Vs… S2

Learning everything from DJ skills to walking at fashion week, comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan embark on laugh-out-loud missions to better get to know celebrity icons and sporting heroes.

9-1-1 S3

From the creators of American Horror Story and Glee creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck, this procedural drama follows the lives of fictitious first responders across police, paramedics and firefighters as they navigate life on the front line.

Euphoria S1 Box Set

Starring Zendaya and Hunter Schafer, instant cult hit and teen drama Euphoria follows a group of high school students in a coming of age series, highlighting experiences of friendship, peer pressure, love and identity.

Wild Animal Babies

Fronted by Patrick Aryee, this Sky original series follows a day in the wild for an array of animals. For some, 24 hours is the blink of an eye, and for others it’s an entire lifetime, but for every creature there’s a moment in its day it must take advantage of to survive.

Best of nature on National Geographic Channel

Cosmos: Possible Worlds – S2 available now

Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, this series follows the hugely successful Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Season two offers even more scientific revelations and transports viewers to outer space from the comfort of their own home.

Hard Time: Locked Up – S2 available now

Following the journey of maximum-security inmates in the United States’ prison system in Georgia and Las Vegas, this series takes an empathetic and informative approach to humanise the prisoners’ more personal stories.

To Catch A Smuggler – S1 available now

Real-life customers officers at JFK International Airport work towards catching drug traffickers attempting to smuggle illegal substances into the country.

Car S.O.S – S8 available now

This long-running British restoration show follows the hosts and their accompanying specialists refurbish classic cars across the UK and Europe.

Coming in June

Gemini Man

Acting opposite a de-aged CGI of himself, Will Smith stars as an elite assassin ready to retire, until he encounters a mysterious enemy operative able to predict his every move.

Downton Abbey: The Movie

The eagerly anticipated movie adaptation of the popular period drama sees the Crawleys and their beloved staff prepare for a visit from the King and Queen of England, unleashing scandal, romance and intrigue along the way.

S.W.A.T S3

Returning for its third season, S.W.A.T follows a Los Angeles sergeant leading his highly-trained Special Weapons and Tactical unit as they solve crimes across the city.

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