New movies and shows coming to Apple TV+ in May 2022

Another month means another batch of new content for Apple TV+. This time around we’ve got a brand new season of a popular drama, a brand new special featuring some of the world’s favorite animated kids, and, of course, new documentaries. So let’s take a look at what’s new in May 2022.

May is stacked as far as new shows are concerned. And for fans of documentaries, the streaming service has you covered there, too. Especially if you’re a fan of basketball and/or dinosaurs. And if you were a fan of the thriller series Tehran, then you have a brand new season to look forward to kick off the month.

So, here’s how it all breaks down:

May 2022 film and TV premieres

May 6


This quickly became one of the best thrillers available to stream on Apple TV+. That will likely remain the case with the second season, which is set to premiere on Friday, May 6, 2022. The majority of the original cast returns, including Niv Sultan and Shervin Alenabi. But, in addition to that, Glenn Close (DamagesThe Shield) is also joining the cast for the sophomore stretch of episodes.

Here’s the official description:

Tamar is a Mossad hacker-agent who infiltrates Tehran under a false identity to help destroy Iran’s nuclear creator. But when the mission fails and she’s trapped in a new life, Tamar must plan an operation that will place everyone dear to her in jeopardy.

Tehran‘s second season kicks off May 6.

The Big Conn

This is a brand new crime documentary revolving around an individual named Eric C. Conn. He’s responsible for what’s described as one of the largest government fraud schemes ever conducted in the United States. All of this while living in Eastern Kentucky. Here’s the official description:

The Big Conn uncovers how two whistleblowers realized Conn was living a little too large in eastern Kentucky.

The Big Conn arrives May 6, 2022.

To Mom (and Dad), With Love

This is a brand new Peanuts special, so expect to see plenty of heart and character. The new special is in time for this year’s Mother’s Day, while highlighting that Peppermint Patty grew up without a mother. To Mom (and Dad), With Love is set to start streaming on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Here’s how Apple TV+ describes it:

It’s almost Mother’s Day, and the Peanuts gang is excited — all except Peppermint Patty, who didn’t grow up with a Mom. Celebrate families of all kinds by streaming To Mom (and Dad), With Love starting May 6 on Apple TV+

May 13

The Essex Serpent

This has been a long time coming. It’s been development for quite some time, at one point was going to star Keira Knightley, but now it has Claire Danes (Homeland) and Tom Hiddleston (Loki) taking the lead roles. It’s set to premiere in the middle of May. It’s a period piece set in Victorian England, and there may or may not be a giant serpent involved:

Set in Victorian England featuring a star studded cast led by Claire Danes, Tom Hiddleston, Frank Dillane, Clémence Poésy and Hayley Squires, The Essex Serpent follows London widow Cora Seaborne (Danes) who moves to Essex to investigate reports of a mythical serpent. She forms surprising bond of science and skepticism with the local pastor (Hiddleston), but when tragedy strikes, locals accuse her of attracting the creature.

Set your reminders for May 13.

Greatness Code

We’ve got a new season of Greatness Code to look forward to once it starts streaming on Friday, May 13, 2022. This unscripted series is meant to tell the stories of some of the world’s greatest athletes. The first season included the likes of NBA champion LeBron James, Olympic gold medalist and US women’s national soccer team co-captain Alex Morgan, and many others.

The second season will include Marcus Rashford, Leticia Bufoni, Russell Wilson, and Lindsey Vonn. As soon as a trailer for the second season gets published, we’ll update it here.

Greatness Code season two premieres May 13, 2022.

May 20

Now & Then

This drama has some serious I Know What You Did Last Summer vibes, but it changes things up by jumping ahead a significant amount of time for the main characters. Still, the series is a bilingual affair, shot in both Spanish and English. It’s set in Miami and follows several different people after someone blackmails them for knowing what they did when they were younger.

Here’s the description:

Now and Then is a multi-layered thriller that explores the differences between youthful aspirations and the reality of adulthood, when the lives of a group of college best friends are forever changed after a celebratory weekend ends up with one of them dead. Now the remaining five are reluctantly reunited by a threat that puts their seemingly perfect worlds at risk.

Now & Then premieres Friday, May 20, 2022.

Harriet the Spy

This animated adaptation of the classic book series follows Harriet as she spies on just about everyone around her. Why? Well, so she can one day become Harriet M. Welsch, writer. Beanie Feldman (Booksmart) stars as Harriet, while the series also stars Jane Lynch (Glee), among others.

Here’s the description:

Outspoken and perpetually curious. That’s 11-year-old Harriet in a nutshell. But if she’s going to be Harriet M. Welsch, future writer, she’ll need to know everything. And to know everything means she’ll need to spy…on everyone.

Harriet the Spy will show off new episodes starting Friday, May 20, 2022.

May 23

Prehistoric Planet

And here we go, one of the most anticipated documentary series heading to Apple TV+. Prehistoric Planet will showcase the lives of all sorts of dinosaurs, ranging from super small to some of the biggest. And the whole thing will be presented and narrated by the legendary David Attenborough.

The four-part docuseries event starts May 23, 2022. Here’s the description:

Experience the world of dinosaurs like never before in this epic docuseries from Executive Producer Jon Favreau and the producers of Planet Earth. Featuring David Attenborough, Prehistoric Planet is a five-night documentary event coming to Apple TV+ May 23rd.

And that’s it for this month. What are you looking forward to the most?