Best TV Series Coming to Apple TV+ in May 2022

Apple TV+ is one of the youngest streaming services in the market, but is already set to become a powerhouse for high-standard productions, thanks to CODA‘s historic Best Picture Oscar win earlier this year. In fact, the streaming service saw a 25% subscription increase after the Oscars. What’s more, Apple TV+’s catalog of original series already features well-known cast and crew and have already been praised by critics and audiences alike.

Series like Ted Lasso, The Morning Showand Severance have become some of the highest-rated TV series in recent times, with each series either greenlit for 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 serves as 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 receive a dual-episode premiere on May 13. After that, episodes will release weekly until the finale on June 10. Set in Victorian-Era England, The Essex Serpent follows Londoner Cora (Claire Danes) who moves to Essex, behind an abusive marriage leaving, in search of a mythical beast that, as legend has it, roams the swamps of the region. There, she befriends Pastor Will (Tom Hiddleston), but things turn for the worst for Cora when the superstitious locals accuse her of bringing the creature to their town.

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Now & Then — May 22

Now & Then is a bilingual thriller with English and Spanish dialogue. The upcoming series won’t be Apple TV+’s first venture into non-English language programming. The streamer previously released Acapulcoa comedy series that includes both Spanish and English dialogue, as well as the Korean-language thriller Pachinko. However, Now & Then It 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 to its cast the talents of Jorge Lopez (Elite), Alicia Jaziz (Abandoned on the Altar), Dario Yazbek Bernal (Casa De Las Flores), Alicia Sanz (El CidJack Duarte (Rebeldeand Miranda de la Serna (Urgent Love). The AppleTV+ series follows a group of college-age friends whose lives are forever changed after one of them ends 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 mysteries of the depths of the oceans, 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 participates in the production as narrator, while director Jon Favreau serves as one of the executive producers.

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