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Top Upcoming TV Series and Films to Watch on Netflix, Hulu, Max, and Others This Week Starting May 20 – Entertainment Tonight


As the entertainment landscape continuously evolves, myriad intriguing TV series and films are slated to debut across various streaming platforms. This article provides a curated list of the top upcoming shows and movies that viewers should be on the lookout for in the week starting May 20. Whether you are a fan of compelling dramas, hilarious comedies, or thrilling science fiction, there’s something for everyone across platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, and Max.

Upcoming Shows and Movies on Netflix

1. Shadow and Bone Season 2

Returning with its highly anticipated second season, Shadow and Bone delves deeper into the Grishaverse. Adapted from Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling fantasy novels, viewers can expect even more magical turmoil and epic adventures as Alina Starkov continues her battle against the dark forces that threaten her world.

2. Mystery Road: Origin

Premiering this week, Mystery Road: Origin explores the backstory of detective Jay Swan in his younger years. This prequel series promises to blend captivating mystery with rich outback aesthetics, holding viewers on the edge of their seats with each plot twist.

Highlighted Releases on Hulu

1. The Bear Season 2

After a successful first season, The Bear is making a comeback. The show, which quickly captured the hearts of viewers with its intense, heartwarming, and often chaotic dive into the life of a young chef running his family’s restaurant in Chicago, promises to elevate the stakes and deepen character development in its second season.

2. Under the Banner of Heaven

Inspired by the true events and adapted from the book of the same name by Jon Krakauer, this series stars Andrew Garfield and is set to captivate audiences with its gripping examination of faith, extremism, and murder. It’s a must-watch for fans of intense dramas and true crime.

New Arrivals on Max

1. Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

Set in 1920s Shanghai, this animated prequel to the beloved Gremlins movies provides a backstory to the adorable yet chaotic creatures known as Mogwai. The series offers both a nostalgic nod to the original and fresh adventures, making it perfect for newcomers and longtime fans alike.

2. Love and Death

Elizabeth Olsen stars in this thrilling crime drama based on the real-life axe murder of Betty Gore in 1980. Set in Texas, the series takes viewers through the chilling details of the crime and ensuing trial, with intense performances and a gripping narrative.

Additional Choices on Other Streaming Platforms

1. Rogue Heroes (Apple TV+)

This British drama series is based on the formation of the SAS, a British special forces unit, during World War II. Mixing war-time tension with personal dramas and a dose of espionage, Rogue Heroes offers a thrilling look at this pivotal period.

2. Swarm (Amazon Prime Video)

Dubbed a psychological horror, Swarm tells the story of a fan’s unhealthy obsession with a pop star that spirals out of control. This series is set to explore celebrity culture’s dark sides and what happens when admiration turns into dangerous fanaticism.


The week starting May 20 boasts a vibrant and varied roster of TV series and films across multiple streaming platforms. Each show and movie presents its unique blend of storytelling, genre, and character dynamics, catering to a wide audience. Whether you’re in the mood for high-stakes drama, animated adventure, or a psychologically intense series, these platforms have something to offer that can cater to every taste. Happy watching!


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