Best new TV shows to stream this week on Netflix, Showtime and more

The first week of May brings us plenty of new shows to stream. We have a new North Carolina true-crime docu-fiction series and the third live-action series in the Star Trek franchise. A big comedic movie star tries to make a new series, and a fan-favorite detective show gets a quick reboot. Finally, we have the second season of three acclaimed shows. Let’s take a look at the best new TV shows to air this week.

Best New TV Shows Streaming This Week

The Staircase Season 1 (HBO Max)

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Colin Firth and Toni Collette star as Michael and Kathleen Peterson in this HBO Max docudrama based on the acclaimed true-crime documentary of the same name (which you can also watch on Netflix). In 2001, Kathleen Peterson died at her family home in North Carolina. Her husband Michael claimed she had tragically fallen down a flight of stairs. However, the police then opened a murder investigation and charged Michael with the crime. The HBO Max series follows the true story of the crime and features the documentarians who come to cover the family and the trial.

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HBO Max is your home for movies and TV shows made by Warner Bros like The Lord of the Rings, DC Comics superheroes, and more. It’s also the home of new and original movies and shows not available anywhere else.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 1 (Paramount Plus)

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Are you ready for another Star Trek series? Paramount Plus thinks you’re in with the third new live-action series from the sci-fi franchise that debuted on the service. This series goes retro by taking place on the original USS Enterprise, several years before the events of the original Star Trek series.

This means Captain Christopher Pike is in command, along with younger versions of Spock, Uhura, Chapel, as well as older and new characters. The series will also be an old-school episodic series instead of offering one-season storylines.

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Paramount Plus includes thousands of movies and TV shows from CBS, Showtime and Paramount Pictures. It also includes new and original movies like The Good Fight, Infinite, etc.

The Pentaverate Season 1 (Netflix)

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After creating characters and films like Wayne’s World and Austin Powers, Mike Myers brings his style of comedy to this new Netflix series. Myers plays several characters on this show, about a reporter who believes he’s uncovered a secret society trying to rule the world from behind the scenes for centuries.

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Netflix is ​​still the number one premium streaming service, with over 200 million subscribers worldwide. It offers thousands of movies and TV shows to binge watch, including its ever-growing list of original movies and series, including Stranger Things, The Witcher, Bridgerton and many more.

Bosch: Legacy Season 1 (Amazon Freevee)

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Bosch ended its seven-season run on Amazon Prime Video in 2021. However, that’s not the end for Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) as he returns in this new series on the free (with ads) Amazon FreeVee service. (formerly IMDb TV). Detective Bosch has now left the Los Angeles Police Department but has become an investigator for an old nemesis, attorney Honey Chandler (Mimi Rogers). He also has to deal with his daughter Maddie (Madison Lintz), who is now an LAPD recruit.

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Amazon Prime Video offers access to thousands of movies and TV shows to stream. This includes great original shows and movies like The Boys and The Tomorrow War. You can also sign up for other premium services in Amazon Prime Video.

The Wilds Season 2 (Amazon Prime Video)

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The first season of The Wilds saw a group of teenage girls survive a plane crash, only to find themselves on a desert island. We also learn (spoiler alert) that their plane crash and new location were not accidental. The second season of this Amazon Prime Video series shows that a group of teenagers were on another plane that “crashed” on another island. How will they handle their new situation and what’s going on with the girls on their island?

Girls5eva Season 2 (Peacock)


The girls are back for a second season of this Peacock comedy series. The group of 90s singers reunited for a comeback in the first season, and this time they want to record and release a brand new album of songs. Things may not go smoothly.

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NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service offers plenty of great movies and TV shows to stream on demand, as well as live news and sports. Even better, you can watch much of its content for free or watch it all with a paid subscription starting at just $4.99 per month.

Tehran Season 2 (Apple TV Plus)


Apple TV Plus is bringing back this spy thriller series for a second season. The first season centered on an Israeli Mossad agent sent to Iran to destroy its nuclear reactor. However, this mission failed and the second season sees the agent on the run. Glenn Close joins the cast as a possible ally, right?

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Apple TV Plus has quickly become a major player in the streaming game since its launch in 2019. Its list of original programs includes shows like Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Foundation and For All Mankind as well as movies like The Banker, Greyhound, and Palm tree.

Check out our picks from last week

If you missed last week’s column, here’s another look at the best new streaming TV shows we’ve picked out for you to binge watch.

Ozark Season 4 Part 2 (Netflix)

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The final seven episodes of this acclaimed crime drama are now available on Netflix to binge watch. What will become of Marty and Wendy Byrde’s (Jason Bateman and Laura Linney) money laundering family? Also, what is the fate of their sometimes partner and sometimes enemy Ruth Langmore (Emmy Award-winning Julia Gardner)?

Grace and Frankie Season 7 Part Two (Netflix)

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This sitcom starring acting legends Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as Grace and Frankie has released its last 12 episodes on Netflix. We’ll likely see some very funny, adult story endings for this show, which focuses on the main characters and their ex-husbands (Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson), who are now married, and their extended family and pals.

The Season 1 offer (Paramount Plus)

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One of the greatest movies of all time (some call it the the greatest) is the 1972 film adaptation of the novel The Godfather. Now, Paramount Plus has launched a 10-episode docudrama series that examines how this epic crime movie was made.

It is based on a book by the film’s lead producer, Albert S. Ruddy, played in the series by Miles Teller. In the end, the film almost didn’t get the go-ahead to begin production, and once it did, there were more than enough challenges for the cast and crew to overcome. of the movie.

Under the Banner of Paradise Season 1 (Hulu)

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Andrew Garfield has had a very strong 2021, appearing in three acclaimed films (The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Tick, Tick…Boom and Spider-Man: No Way Home). He is now the star of the latest FX series released exclusively on Hulu.

Based on the book of the same name by Jon Krakauer, Garfield plays a police detective in mid-1980s Utah. He investigates the murder of a young woman (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and her young daughter. Ultimately, the murder may have been committed by people who believe in a more fundamentalist version of the Mormon Church. The series also stars Sam Worthington and Wyatt Russell.



Hulu not only has thousands of movies and TV shows to stream, but also original shows and movies like The Handmaid’s Tale. You can upgrade to Hulu Plus Live TV to get live channels, including your local stations.

Shining Girls Season 1 (Apple TV Plus)

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Elizabeth Moss stars in and directs two episodes of this eight-part murder mystery limited series on Apple TV Plus. She plays Kirby Mazrachi, a newspaper archivist in Chicago who was mugged years ago by a stranger. Due to the trauma of the assault, Kirby’s sense of reality can change without warning. Years later, she discovers that a new murder resembles her assault, and she tries to find the killer before he can strike again.

Season 2 canceled (Amazon Prime Video)

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The unique looking adult anime series on Amazon Prime Video is back for a second season. The series combines a painting-like art style with rotoscope animation where actors are filmed and then their video is converted into animation. In season two, we see Alma (Rosa Salazar) once again drift through time and space to revisit elements of her family’s history and possibly change that past for the better.

Made for Love Season 2 (HBO Max)

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HBO Max has launched the second season of this sci-fi dark comedy series. The first season saw Hazel (Cristin Milioti) get a chip implanted by her tech billionaire husband Byron (Billy Magnussen) that allows her to see what she sees. Hazel decides to escape her very controlling husband in the first season.

However, in season two, she agrees to move back in with him in exchange for Byron’s promise to treat the cancer that is killing Hazel’s (Ray Romano) father. However, there is another new technology developed by Byron’s company that could cause even more problems.

I Like That For You Season 1 (Showtime)

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Saturday Night Live’s Vanessa Bayer co-created, co-wrote and starred in this new comedy series from Showtime. She plays a young woman who wants to be a host on a popular home shopping cable TV channel. She gets this chance when she gets a job at the SVN channel. However, when she learns that she is about to lose her job, she suddenly lies saying that her old cancer has returned.

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