What’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in May 2022?
James R | On 28, Apr 2022
Amazon brings back two big original shows this May, including blockbusting thriller The Wilds and stand-up comedy collection Soho Theatre Live. There’s also intrigue in the form of new drama Night Sky, a dating series narrated by Lindsay Lohan and – reason enough to subscribe in the first place – the best animated film of the past 10 years.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in May 2022:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – 6th May
Wholly unique and jaw-droppingly stylish, this progressive, post-modern story of parallel realities is one of the best superhero movies ever made.
The Wilds: Season 2 – 6th May
Part survival thriller, part dystopian slumber party, Amazon’s series follows a group of teen girls from different backgrounds who must fight for survival after a plane crash strands them on a deserted island. The castaways soon learn they did not end up on the island by accident. The series stars Rachel Griffiths, as well as a mix of familiar and fresh faces, including Sophia Ali, Shannon Berry, Jenna Clause, Reign Edwards, Mia Healey, Helena Howard, Erana James, Sarah Pidgeon, David Sullivan and Troy Winbush. Season 2 will up the stakes by revealing another group of teenage boys, who must also fight for survival. All eight episodes arrive at once.
The Contractor – 6th May
Chris Pine stars in this thriller as Special Forces Sergeant James Harper, who is involuntarily discharged from the Army and cut-off from his pension. Harper contracts with a private underground military force. When the very first assignment goes awry, he finds himself caught in a dangerous conspiracy and on the run for his life. Also starring Kiefer Sutherland, Ben Foster, Gillian Jacobs and Eddie Marsan.
Soho Theatre Live: Season 3 – 6th May
Amazon once again teams up with London’s Soho Theatre for a third collection of shows recorded at the theatre. The line-up of 10 comedy shows includes: ALFIE BROWN: SENSITIVE MAN, ANUVAB PAL: EMPIRE, FELICITY WARD: BUSTING A NUT, LUISA OMIELAN: POLITICS FOR BITCHES 2022, MARK WATSON: THIS CAN’T BE IT, MICHAEL ODEWALE: BLACK BEARS MATTER, NATALIE PALAMIDES: LAID, OLGA KOCH: HOMECOMING, SPENCER JONES: THE THINGS WE LEAVE BEHIND and SUZI RUFFELL: DANCE LIKE EVERYONE’S WATCHING.
Respect – 10th May
Jennifer Hudson delivers a powerhouse performance in this engaging biopic of Aretha Franklin.
Modern Love Mumbai – 13th May
The first of the three localized Indian versions of the franchise, produced by Pritish Nandy Communications, will feature six heartwarming stories about discovering and exploring love in all its shades and emotions. The Mumbai chapter includes: Raat Rani, directed by Shonali Bose, starring Fatima Sana Shaikh, Bhupendra Jadawat and Dilip Prabhavalkar; Baai, directed by Hansal Mehta, starring Tanuja, Pratik Gandhi and Ranveer Brar; Mumbai Dragon, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, starring Yeo Yann Yann, Meiyang Chang, Wamiqa Gabbi and Naseeruddin Shah; My Beautiful Wrinkles, directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, starring Sarika, Danesh Razvi, Ahsaas Channa and Tanvi Azmi;
I Love Thane, directed by Dhruv Sehgal, starring Masaba Gupta, Ritwik Bhowmik, Prateik Babbar, Aadar Malik and Dolly Singh; and Cutting Chai, directed by Nupur Asthana and starring Chitrangda Singh and Arshad Warsi.
Lovestruck High – 18th May
Amazon’s new dating show transports 15 UK singles to an American high school setting for a second chance at finding love. The series will be narrated by none other than Lindsay Lohan.
Night Sky – 20th May
Sissy Spacek and JK Simmons star in this sci-fi drama about a couple who years ago discovered a chamber buried in their backyard, which leads to a strange, deserted planet. The chamber they thought they knew so well turns out to be much more than they could ever have imagined.
Iain Stirling: Falling Upwards – 27th May
This new special, recorded at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace Theatre, explores topics including Iain’s inability to function in the most basic of public settings, the pressures of being in the public eye and that one time a man stole his shoes.
Other new releases coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in May 2022:
Star Trek: Picard Season 2, Episode 10 (Finale)
Outer Range: Season 1, Episode 5
Outer Range: Season 1, Episode 6
Outer Range: Season 1, Episode 7
Outer Range: Season 1, Episode 8 (Finale)