26 APRIL – NORMAL PEOPLE (BBC iPLAYER)
Based on the best-selling book by Sally Rooney, this 12-part series follows Marianne and Connell, from different backgrounds but the same small town in Ireland, as they weave in and out of each other’s romantic lives.
30 APRIL – PARKS AND REC SPECIAL (NBC)
The cast of Parks and Rec are reuniting for a special one-off story, all shot in their homes. Cast includes Amy Poehler (Leslie Knope), Rashida Jones (Ann Perkins), Aziz Ansari (Tom Haverford), Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson), Aubrey Plaza (April Ludgate), Chris Pratt (Andy Dwyer), Adam Scott (Ben Wyatt), Jim O’Heir (Jerry Gergich), Retta (Donna Meagle) and Rob Lowe (Chris Traeger)
01 MAY – UPLOAD (PRIME VIDEO)
From Emmy-Award winning writer Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) comes Upload, a new sci-fi comedy series set in a technologically advanced future where hologram phones, 3D food printers and automated grocery stores are the norm. Most uniquely, humans can choose to be “uploaded” into a virtual afterlife when they find themselves near-death. The series follows a young app developer, Nathan Brown (Robbie Amell), who winds up in the hospital following a self-driving car accident, needing to quickly decide his fate.
01 MAY – HOLLYWOOD (NETFLIX UK)
HOLLYWOOD follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost. Each character offers a unique glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across race, gender and sexuality that continue to this day.
01 MAY – ALL DAY AND A NIGHT (NETFLIX)
While serving life in prison, a young man looks back at the people, the circumstances and the system that set him on the path toward his crime. A powerful, unflinching drama from Black Panther co-writer Joe Robert Cole, starring Ashton Sanders (Moonlight), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)
04 MAY – STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (DISNEY+)
On #MayThe4th, the entire 9-film Skywalker saga will be available on Disney+ UK. The final instalment, The Rise of Skywalker, reveals that the evil Emperor Palpatine did not die at the hands of Darth Vader, and the rebels must race against the clock to find out his whereabouts. Finn and Poe lead the Resistance to put a stop to the First Order’s plans to form a new Empire, while Rey anticipates her inevitable confrontation with Kylo Ren.