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What’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video in May 2021?

Staff Writer

It’s not often that The Underground Railroad and Pokémon Detective Pikachu get mentioned in the same sentence, but that range marks Amazon Prime Video’s May line-up as something quite distinctive, with Barry Jenkins’ new series arriving in the same month as Ryan Reynolds’ Pokémon movie, a new documentary from Matthew Heineman, a star-studded anthology series and a film about Sir Alex Ferguson.

Here’s what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in May 2021:

ATP Mutua Madrid Open – 2nd May to 9th May

The mens’ tour continues with the clay court tournament at Caja Magica, Madrid.

John Wick: Chapter 2 – 3rd May

John Wick’s kick-ass action sequel is armed with a lethal sense of humour.

Grey’s Anatomy: Season 16 – 4th May

Your chance to catch up with the penultimate season of the the long-running medical drama.

The Boy from Medellín – 7th May

From the Oscar-nominated director Matthew Heineman, this documentary gives us a close-up look at influential reggaeton star J Balvin, as he prepares for a sold-out concert in his hometown of Medellín, Colombia.

ATP Italian Open – 9th May to 16th May

The mens’ tour moves to Rome for the Italian Open.

WTA Italian Open – 10th May to 16th May

All the top 41 players of the WTA ranking are registered to take part in the 78th edition of the womens’ Italian Open.

The Underground Railroad: Season 1 – 14th May

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Colson Whitehead, this 10-episode drama from Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) chronicles Cora Randall’s (newcomer Thuso Mbedu) desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping a Georgia plantation for the rumoured Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Expect something truly special.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu – 19th May

Ryan Reynolds’ energetic vocals and a witty script make this unlikely Pokémon movie a surprising delight.

Solos: Season 1 – 21st May

Created by David Weil (Hunters), the seven-part series explores the strange, beautiful, heart-breaking, hilarious, wondrous truths of what it means to be human. It spans our present and future and illuminates that even during our most isolated moments we are all connected through the human experience. Bringing this to life is an impressive cast that includes Academy Award-winning actors Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway and Helen Mirren, Emmy Award-winning actor Uzo Aduba, Nicole Beharie, Anthony Mackie, Dan Stevens and Constance Wu.

P!NK: All I Know So Far – 21st May

This documentary from The Greatest Showman director Michael Gracey follows P!nk as she balances family and life on the road in the run-up to her first Wembley Stadium performance in her 2019 Beautiful Trauma world tour.

Love, Weddings & Other Disasters – 26th May

Diane Keaton and Jeremy Irons star in this romantic comedy about a fussy celebrity caterer, a blind woman, a tour-bus guide and an inexperienced wedding planner searching for love.

Panic: Season 1 – 28th May

Based on the best-selling novel by Lauren Oliver (Before I Fall), this young adult series takes viewers to a small town in America, where every year, the graduating seniors engage in a competition they believe is their one chance to escape. But this year, the rules have changed and they must decide how much they are willing to risk in order to get out.

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In – 29th May

Recovering from a life-threatening brain haemorrhage and acutely aware that his memory might desert him, the manager begins recounts the most important stories of his life to his son Jason in this personal, moving documentary.

All the Money in the World – 30th May

With a remarkable turn from Christopher Plummer, Ridley Scott’s true kidnapping tale is a gripping drama about loyalty, family and lots and lots of money.

Other titles coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in May 2021:

1st May Gogglebox: Season 14 War of the Worlds

7th May Honest Thief

13th May Stormbreaker

17th May Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

18th May The Secret in Their Eyes

19th May Pitch Perfect 2

20th May Holmes & Watson

24th May Unleashed

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