Spring has sprung, but if allergies are getting you down or you’re already over planting flowers, take a break and head inside to enjoy the great titles coming to CraveTV in May. Some of the most exciting dramas of the decade are headed your way, with season two of The Handmaid’s Tale and seasons four to six of Game of Thrones make their CraveTV debut.
If you’re looking for something a bit lighter, Just For Laughs’ hilarious new special starring Graham Chittenden, titled Reluctant Adult has a little something for everyone. Plus, new series from Starz will fill the void left by all your favourite shows airing their finales in May.
Check out all the great titles coming to your screens in May.
The Handmaid’s Tale, Patrick Melrose, Game of Thrones and more coming to CraveTV in May
GAME OF THRONES, Seasons 4-6May 18
It’s never too early to start preparing for the final season of Game of Thrones. With Seasons 1 to 3 already available on CraveTV, starting on May 18, fans of George RR Martin’s land of terrifying winter, flying dragons, men with no faces, and really dysfunctional families will now be able to watch Seasons 4 to 6 (arguably three of the best seasons, IMO). Binge GoT for the first time or revisit Westeros in an attempt to get all the storylines straight the second time around.HBO
PATRICK MELROSENew episodes every Saturday starting May 12 at 9 p.m. ET
Fans of Sherlock Holmes who are finding themselves going through Benedict Cumberbatch-withdrawal (it’s a real sickness) will be relieved to see the English actor returning to the small screen in the new series Patrick Melrose. Based on Edward St. Aubyn’s critically acclaimed book series, Cumberbatch plays the title character, a man coming to grips with a traumatic childhood that has resulted in a substance-dependent adult. The new mini series also stars Holliday Grainger and Jessica Raine.CraveTV
THE FOURTH ESTATEMay 27
If you didn’t make it to the premiere of the new four-part documentary The Fourth Estate at Hot Docs in Toronto on April 28, you’re in luck! The documentary is coming to CraveTV on May 27, with award-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus focusing on The New York Times and the historic paper’s coverage of the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency. Yeah, there should be enough action for a full documentary…or 10. Wait, first year? More like 20 documentaries. How many times can ‘fake news’ be said in one doc?CraveTV
GRAHAM CHITTENDEN: RELUCTANT ADULTMay 25
If you’re looking for something a little lighter to help bring in May flowers, you won’t want to miss Just For Laughs' stand up special Graham Chittenden: Reluctant Adult. The Canadian comedian is one of the most exciting voices in comedy today and in his latest special, he takes on everything from home improvement to pet adoption to trying to get a good deal at garage sales. Adulting is hard.CraveTV
SweetbitterNew episodes every Sunday starting May 6 at 10 p.m. ET
Based on the best-selling book by Stephanie Danler, who wrote about her experiences as a waitress in the New York restaurant scene in the early 2000s, Sweetbitter is equal parts coming of age, sex, drugs, food, and really great wine pairings. Already garnering rave reviews, Sweetbitter is the latest series to make New York look like the place where dreams are made and die all in the same night, with equal parts Sex and the City mixed with Girls and Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown.Starz
VIDANew episodes every Sunday starting May 6 at 10:30 p.m. ET
Making waves for showcasing the struggles of family and adulthood in a group not often seen on TV, Vida stars Mishel Prada and Melissa Barrera as Mexican-American sisters from Los Angeles who must return home after their mother’s death. Not only are they forced to deal with a not-so-warm welcome from their old friends, the women must also navigate coming to grips with who they thought their mother was and the life she led before her death.Starz
I’M DYING UP HERE – Season 2New episodes every Sunday starting May 6 at 10 p.m. ET
The second season of Jim Carrey’s SHOWTIME series I’m Dying Up Here returns to explore the LA comedy scene of the 1970s. The fictional club in the series is based on The Comedy Store, with Oscar winner Melissa Leo as the recently deceased famed comedy manager Mitzi Shore. Season 2 sees the return of Ari Graynor and Michael Angarano, as well as the addition of Everyone Love’s Raymond star Brad Garrett, guest starring as a comedy legend who shakes up the club and all the aspiring comedians trying to put together their best ten minutes.Showtime
THE HANDMAID’S TALE – Season 2New episodes every Monday
The show that won literally every award is back with another season to terrify viewers and act as a reminder to vote, resist, and do whatever it takes to keep the red robes as fiction. In Season 2 of Margaret Atwood’s stunning The Handmaid’s Tale, Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss returns as Offred and fights to free her unborn child from the horrifying constraints of Gilead. Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel and Ann Dowd all reprise their roles, so you can expect another sweep come awards seasons. New episodes are added to CraveTV one day after their broadcast premiere on Sunday nights on Bravo.Bravo
THE DETAILNew episodes every Saturday at 9 p.m. ET
We know, we know, there’s no shortage of crime dramas on TV. What there is a shortage of is crime dramas led by three female actors. Okay, we’re in. The new crime drama The Detail follows three homicide detectives as they balance their personal and professional lives, with both—spoiler alert—getting pretty dramatic. From the team that brought us Saving Hope, The Detail stars Shenae Grimes-Beech (Degrassi, 90210), Angela Griffin (Coronation Street) and Wendy Crewson (Saving Hope). Watch The Detail on CraveTV one day before its primetime slot on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on CTV.CTV
BILLIONSNew episodes every Sunday at 10 p.m. ET
When we last saw the players on Billions, Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) was looking like he was finally going to be taken down by his enemy, Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti). The two Emmy and Golden Globe winners will once against spar off against each other this season, with Asia Kate Dillon’s Taylor now a series regular. Also new this season will be John Malkovich, who will play a Russian billionaire (we can see it) and comedian Mike Birbiglia, who we assume won’t play anyone scary.CraveTV