mystery, Mossad and stars galore in May

Crowned with its Best Picture Oscar for CODA, the Apple TV+ platform continues to fill up with stars for its new series and original films. In May, Glenn Close, Jared Letho, Anne Hathaway and more are honored with landmark series.

Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston in The Essex Serpent // Source: Apple

The first video streaming platform to be awarded an Oscar for best film, Apple TV+ remains faithful to its course of action which ended up leading it to success, despite a difficult start.

Each month, the apple brand adds new content, less numerous than that of Netflix, Disney + or Amazon Prime Video, but which has the merit of being very largely original and filled with stars. The 5* cast has become the hallmark of Apple TV+.

And the month of May does not cut it with the arrivals of Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Moss or even the return of the Tehran series. If you missed them, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Jared Letho, Anne Hathaway or Magic Johnson have recently appeared.

Series and documentaries to watch in May

The Shining Girls

Kirby was violently assaulted several years ago. Her memories resurface when a recent murder seems linked to what happened to her. She investigates with a journalist to understand the shifting reality in which she has plunged.

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The Essex Serpent

Adapted from the novel by Sarah Perry, The Essex Serpent tells the story of Cora, a London widow who sets out to investigate a legendary snake in a small town in Essex. She approaches the vicar of the village, but a tragedy occurs. Mystery to raise from May 13.

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Tehran

The spy series returns for an equally thrilling season 2. The story of Tamar, a young Mossad agent infiltrated in Tehran for a high-risk mission. But things went wrong, endangering his life, those around him and national security. Tamar must now manage to escape. With a prestigious guest for season 2: Glenn Close (101 Dalmatians, Fatal Liaisons, Damages)

Two episodes will be available from May 6, then one per week.

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Upcoming programs

  • Already available:
    • The Shining Girls
    • Make or break: at the top of the waves (doc)
  • May 6:
    • Tehran (season 2)
    • Conn: the great swindle (doc)
  • May 13:
  • May 20:
  • May 23:

Catch up to do

If you haven’t taken the time in recent weeks to take an interest in Apple TV+ programming, you may have missed out on some interesting programs that we recommend:

They Call me Magic

The most famous number 32 of the Los Angeles Lakers is the central subject of a 4-episode documentary that looks back on his youth, his family and his NBA career. Earvin Johnson, better known as Magic Johnson, carried his broad smile on and off the court, making him one of the biggest stars of the 1980s, along with Michael Jordan and Larry Bird, his great rival. A career stopped dead in 1991 at the age of 32 and the announcement of his HIV status. A good addition to the excellent series Winning Time on OCS.

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Slow Horses

pure humor british for this quirky spy series. Gary Oldman plays a former agent of MI5, the British secret service, at the head of a parallel agency which inherits all the failed and laid off spies. Facing him, Kristin Scott-Thomas is an intrepid boss of the official agency, determined to make him take the blame for a dark affair.

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WeCrashed

Jared Letho and Anne Hathaway love and support each other in this series inspired by true events. The story of the founder of WeWork, the coworking company that in less than ten years became a multinational worth billions before collapsing overnight.

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The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray

Samuel L. Jackson plays Ptolemy Grey, a man living his last days. Forgotten by everyone, he finds himself alone and gradually sinks into dementia until an orphan teenager comes to his aid, hoping to save him.

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