What’s coming soon to Apple TV+ in May 2021?
James R | On 29, Apr 2021
Apple TV+ is stepping up its streaming game this year, with a slew of new and returning originals confirmed for spring and summer – catch up with the latest news here. May sees two of its early comedy hits return for second outings, while there are also weekly episodes of The Mosquito Coast to keep up with.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Apple TV+ in May 2021:
Mythic Quest: Season 2 – 7th May
This video game workplace comedy follows the team behind the biggest multiplayer video game of all time. Season 2 finds everyone back in the office (well, almost everyone), attempting to build upon the success of Raven’s Banquet by launching an epic new expansion, but Ian (Rob McElhenney) and the newly promoted co-creative director, Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao), struggle with the game’s direction. Meanwhile, CW (F Murray Abraham) reconciles some unresolved issues from his past, the testers (Ashly Burch and Imani Hakim) test the bounds of an office romance, and David (David Hornsby) loses yet another woman in his life as Jo (Jessie Ennis) leaves him to assist Brad (Danny Pudi). The second season will also feature ensemble cast members Naomi Ekperigin, Caitlin McGee, Humphrey Ker, Chris Naoki Lee and Jonathan Wiggs, while new guest stars will include Snoop Dogg and Derek Waters. After an opening double-bill, new episodes arrive weekly in pairs.
Ghostwriter: Season 2, Part 2 – 7th May
A reimagining of the 1992 hit series from Sesame Workshop, the modern-day series maintains a city-based, multicultural cast, inviting children aged 6 to 11 to see themselves on screen as they learn to appreciate a range of new and classic literature. In its second season, the series’ young heroes work to save their bookstore and discover the true identity of the Ghostwriter while introducing audiences to fresh tales like “Malia and the Magic Paintbrush” and “The Cobalt Mask,” and familiar literary characters including Dr. Watson of “Sherlock Holmes” fame.
Trying: Season 2 – 14th May
The first British original show for Apple’s subscription streaming service, Trying follows Nikki (Esther Smith) and Jason (Rafe Spall), who want a baby more anything, but it’s the one thing they just can’t have. After ruling out every other option, Nikki and Jason decide to adopt and are confronted by a world of bewildering new challenges. With their dysfunctional friends, screwball family, and chaotic lives, will the adoption panel agree that they’re ready to be parents?
1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything – 21st May
An immersive docuseries that will explore the musicians and soundtracks that shaped the culture and politics of 1971. The eight-part series is executive produced by Academy, BAFTA and Grammy Award winners Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna) and James Gay-Rees (Amy, Senna).
Also coming soon to Apple TV+ in May 2021:
The Mosquito Coast: Episode 3
The Mosquito Coast: Episode 3
Mythic Quest: Season 2, Episode 3 and 4
The Mosquito Coast: Episode 4
Trying: Season 2, Episode 2
Mythic Quest: Season 2, Episode 5 and 6
The Mosquito Coast: Episode 5
Trying: Season 2, Episode 3
Mythic Quest: Season 2, Episode 7 and 8
Apple TV+ is available as a £4.99 monthly subscription, with a seven-day free trial. For more information on Apple TV+ and how to get it, click here.