May is here and with it comes a bunch of new TV series to catch up on. Some of which are brand-new ones, while others are returning shows that fans have been eagerly waiting for.
Here is a list of exciting TV series coming out this month that are binge worthy and could keep you busy until the next month.
2 May 2018
“Cobra Kai” is a sequel to 1984’s “Karate Kid” which takes place 34 years after the tournament that pit Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence together. Now, a down-and-out Lawrence seeks redemption after losing the match to LaRusso by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. LaRusso on the other hand, has been struggling to adapt adulthood without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi.
If you were ever a fan of the original “Karate Kid”, this series on YouTube Red is one not to be missed. Having original actors Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprising their roles would be a blast from the past, seeing both of them in their 50s still rivalling each other in karate.
Cast: William Zabka, Ralph Macchio, Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser
4 May 2018
In this first Netflix Korean variety show, a mysterious host played by Yoo Jae-suk leads a team of determined yet clueless group of detectives to solve various crime scenes resulting in endless comedy that will have you LOL-ing all the way.
Having both Yoo Jae-suk and Lee Kwang-soo pair up together promises non-stop laughter in this “Running Man”-like show but with a crime drama concept where all of the players dress up and act out as detectives.
Cast: Yoo Jae-suk, Lee Kwang-soo, Kim Jong-min, Ahn Jae-wook, Park Min-young, Oh Se-hun, Kim Se-jeong
18 May 2018
The second season of Netflix’s controversial teen drama will continue Hannah Baker’s unfinished story where Clay Jensen and his fellow classmates begin to find out about a sickening truth via a series of Polaroid pictures.
Arguably the most impactful series Netflix have ever produced last year, “13 Reasons Why” season 2 will guarantee to give the same emotional impact after knowing what really happened to Baker in the first season. If last season used cassette tapes as a plot device, this season will see the use of Polaroid pictures that unravel the truth about students in Liberty High.
Cast: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe, Anne Winters, Bryce Cass, Chelsea Alden
25 May 2018
Set in the early 1900s, a group of female students of an all-girl boarding school go out for a picnic at Hanging Rock on Valentine’s Day. Despite rules against it, some of the girls venture off to explore the place. It is not until the end of the day that the school realises three schoolgirls and their governess have mysteriously disappeared.
If there is any reason to watch this miniseries, it’s Natalie Dormer. The “Game Of Thrones” star has been absent from TV since (SPOILER ALERT) her character, Margaery Tyrell, died in the sixth season of the Emmy award winning series. After two years of digesting her character’s death, fans of the English-born actress will be able to see her back on TV when “Picnic At Hanging Rock” premieres.
Cast: Natalie Dormer, Lola Bessis, Yael Stone, Anna McGahan, Sibylla Budd
30 May 2018
Mara Kint is a former hostage negotiator and an expert on human behaviour. When the launch of an advanced virtual reality program goes wrong, Kint is brought in to save people whose minds are lost in the program.
2018 is the year of showcasing the use of virtual reality. With the recent release of “Ready Player One”, fans of the sci-fi genre will be happy to know that “Reverie” will take place in that fictional world too. Just don’t expect that much pop cultural references.
Cast: Sarah Shahi, Dennis Haysbert, Jessica Lu, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kathryn Morris
The fourth and final season will follow Kimmy Schmidt as she attempts to readjust her life after being held captive by a cult leader for 15 years.
This season will be the last time fans get to see Ellie Kemper as the optimistic and giddy Kimmy Schmidt as the show comes to an end since premiering in 2015. With this being its last season, maybe the show will finally win their long-awaited Emmy award?
Cast: Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane, Jane Krakowski