Best TV Series Coming to Apple TV+ in May 2022

AppleTV+ is one of the newer streaming services on the market, but is already on its way to becoming a powerhouse for high-profile productions, thanks to CODAfor the historic Best Picture Oscar earlier this year. In fact, the streaming service saw its subscriptions increase by 25% after the Oscars. Additionally, Apple TV+’s catalog of original series already includes well-known cast and crew and has already won critical and audience acclaim.

Series like Ted Lasso, The morning showand Breakup have become some of the highest-rated TV series in recent times, with each series greenlit or already filming new seasons. Here are the best TV series coming to AppleTV+ in May 2022.


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Tehran Season 2 – May 6

Tehran is an acclaimed series, having won Best Drama at the International Emmy Awards (as reported by i24 News). Its renewal for a second season was announced in January 2021, five months after its initial release. Tehran tells the story of a Mossad agent (Niv Sultan) who goes undercover on a dangerous mission in the capital of Iran that puts her and everyone around her in great danger. The series was created by Moshe Zonder, Dana Eden and Maor Kohn, and directed by Daniel Syrkin. Omri Shenhar is a writer alongside Zonder. Glenn Close joins season two as a Mossad agent.

The Essex Serpent – May 13

The Essex Serpentbased on the award-winning book of the same name by Sarah Perry, will have a two-part premiere on May 13. After that, episodes will be released weekly until the finale on June 10. Set in Victorian-era England, The Essex Serpent follows Londoner Cora (Claire Danes) who moves to Essex, leaving an abusive marriage behind, in search of a mythical beast that legend has it roams the area’s marshes. There she befriends Pastor Will (Tom Hiddleston), but things take a turn for the worst for Cora when the superstitious townspeople accuse her of bringing the creature to their town.

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Now and then — May 22

Now is a bilingual thriller with dialogues in English and Spanish. The upcoming series won’t be Apple TV+’s first venture into non-English language programming. The previously released streamer Acapulcoa comedy series that includes dialogue in Spanish and English, as well as the thriller in Korean Pachinko. However, Now seems to stand out from other streaming thrillers with its bilingual approach, and there are a few other reasons to keep the show on your radar. According to Deadline, the series has added the talents of Jorge Lopez (Elite), Alicia Jazzz (Left on the altar), Dario Yazbek Bernal (Casa De Las Flores), Alicia Sanz (The Cid), Jack Duarte (rebel) and Miranda de la Serna (urgent love). The AppleTV+ series follows a group of college-aged friends whose lives are changed forever after one of them turns up dead at a party.

Prehistoric Planet — May 23

prehistoric planet promises to show everything from the unique parenting techniques of the Tyrannosaurus Rex to the mysteries of the ocean depths, showcasing locations such as sea coasts, deserts, glaciers and forests. The documentary is an Apple production in partnership with the BBC Studios Natural History Unit. Renowned documentary filmmaker and environmentalist Sir David Attenborough is assisting in the production as narrator, while director Jon Favreau is one of the executive producers.

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