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The best new streaming shows this week on Max, Netflix, Apple TV Plus, and more
It’s hard to keep track of which streaming service is premiering which new show or movie from week to week. Netflix used to be king, but the streaming field is full of alternatives, and they’re all regularly pumping out new content. So, what are the best new streaming shows and where can you watch them?
Every week, we answer that question for you, offering some exciting new and returning titles, including streaming originals, from services Hulu, Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus, Prime Video, and, yes, Netflix. This week marks the launch of Max, a new streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery replacing HBO Max. There, you can catch the new, rebooted season of the animated cult classic Clone High. You can also stream a new comedy series starring Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne on Apple TV Plus, a Netflix original starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the latest season of Hulu’s The Kardashians, and plenty more.
We’ll be updating this list every week, so stay tuned for more new streaming shows on every major service.
The best new streaming shows this week
How I Met Your Father, season 2B (2022-ongoing)
Hulu — May 23
The second half of Hulu’s breakout hit sitcom is among the week’s best new streaming shows. Hillary Duff stars as Sophie in the spinoff/reboot of How I Met Your Mother. In the future, and older Sophie tells her son how she met his father, and we see her 30s in flashback, in the present day. Making new friends and looking for love, Sophie encounters several men who could become the father of her child by the series’ end.
American Born Chinese (2023)
Disney Plus — May 24
Based on the popular and groundbreaking graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of Jin Wang, an ordinary teen who suddenly finds himself thrust into the the ancient drama of a battle of Chinese mythological gods. The Disney Plus series stars Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, and many others.
The Clearing (2023)
Hulu — May 24
Based on the book In the Clearing, a fictionalized account of the New Age group The Family by J. P. Pomare, The Clearing is an Australian Disney Plus original miniseries streaming on Hulu in the US. It stars Teresa Palmer as a woman trying to prevent a cult from kidnapping children as she wrestles with her own dark past. The series also stars Miranda Otto and Guy Pearce.
Clone High (2023)
Max — May 24
This reboot of the cult classic MTV adult animated series is one of the inaugural Max original titles. Created by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Bill Lawrence, the comedy, modelled on teen dramas, follows clones of famous historical figures like Abe Lincoln and Joan of Ark, interacting as teens at a topsecret research facility. In the new Clone High, the clones are unfrozen 20 years after the homecoming prom and meet a new batch of clones secretly created by Scudworth. You can also currently stream the original Clone High on Max.
Apple TV Plus — May 24
Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne star in one of the most exciting new streaming shows of the week, from Apple TV Plus. In the comedy series, two former best friends reaching middle age reconnect after years apart. Now, their renewed friendship becomes as intense as ever and starts to destabilize their lives.
Netflix — May 25
The one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his Netflix debut in FUBAR. A seasoned CIA operative on the verge of retirement is pulled back in for one last, major job when he discovers a shocking family secret. His daughter has, like him, been secretly working for the CIA.
The Kardashians, season 3 (2022-ongoing)
Hulu — May 25
America’s favorite celebrity family is back for season three of The Kardashians. Get a glimpse behind the scenes and into the lives of Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall, and Kylie as cameras offer an exclusive look into one of the most powerful entertainment families in Hollywood.
The Gryphon (2023)
Prime Video — May 26
Dubbed the biggest German fantasy project since The NeverEnding Story, The Gryphon is a brand new Prime original series out of Germany. From the producers of Netflix’s Dark and based on fantasy novelist Wolfgang Hohlbein’s immensely popular book series, the new streaming show follows three outsiders who must battle a world-devouring monster in a fantastic world called the Black Tower.
Check out the best new streaming shows from previous weeks
Below are some of the TV shows we recommended in previous weeks. In case you’ve watched the newer titles already or want more options, here’s a solid mix of more new shows on your favorite streaming services.
Saint X (2023)
Hulu — April 26
Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Alexis Schaitkin, Saint X is a psychological thriller streaming on Hulu. When a woman dies mysteriously in the Caribean, it draws her surviving sister into dangerous investigation with complex ripple effects.
Sam — A Saxon (2023)
Hulu — April 26
Sam — A Saxon is the first German-language original produced for Disney Plus (Hulu in the U.S.). It tells the true story of Samuel Meffirem, the first Black police officer in East Germany. Meffire fought extreme prejudice to become one of the faces of the New Germany, but it was quickly taken away when he was imprisoned and labelled public enemy number one.
Love & Death (2023)
Max — April 27
This long-awaited HBO Max miniseries stars Elizabeth Olson as Candy Montgomery, a Texas housewife accused of murder in the 1980s. The shocking true story co-stars Jesse Plemmons, Krysten Ritter, and Lily Rabe.
Sweet Tooth, season 2 (2020-ongoing)
Netflix — April 27
This beloved Netflix series based on the comic books by Jeff Lemire is back for a second season. Gus has been caught, and now he’ll have to work with his fellow hybrids to learn more about the Great Crumble, all while Jepperd seeks a way to free him and the other kids.
Prime Video — April 28
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Richard Madden star in this Prime Video original espionage thriller. When a global spy agency is disbanded, its agents’ memories are wiped. Now, Citadel’s former employees will have to figure out the secrets of their pasts as a new crime syndicate attempts to sweep in and fill the power vacuum.
Fatal Attraction (2023)
Paramount Plus — April 30
One of the most exciting new streaming shows to check out this week, Fatal Attraction is a remake of the 1980s erotic thriller classic. When a businessman has an affair, the woman he slapped with proves to be much more than she seems and threatens his perfect life and marriage. This new, updated take on the story stars Lizzy Caplan, Joshua Jackson, and Amanda Peet.
Peacock — May 4
In this fictionalized version of comedian Pete Davidson’s life, Davidson stars as himself. He navigates unique family dynamics, joined by a star-studded cast that includes Edie Falco, Joe Pesci, Steve Buscemi, Bobby Cannavale, Charlamagne Tha God, Charlie Day, Al Gore, John Mulaney, Simon Rex, Oona Roche, Ray Romano, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Jon Stewart, Kenan Thompson, Machine Gun Kelly, and more.
The Other Two, season 3 (2019-ongoing)
Max — May 4
One of Max’s best original shows is back for its third season. The Other Two is certainly one of the best new streaming shows you’ll want to check out this week. As their little brother continues his meteoric rise to pop stardom, Cary and Brooke Dubek are finally finding some success of their own. That doesn’t mean their jealousy and bitterness is gone for good though, as the two continue on their bumpy journeys.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (2023)
Netflix — May 4
Fans of Netflix’s smash hit Bridgerton won’t want to miss this new spinoff prequel series. The series looks back at the youth of Queen Charlotte, played in Bridgerton by Golda Rosheuvel and by India Ria Amarteifio in her younger years. The young queen’s marriage to King George of England offers an epic romance, ushering in a new era for high society.
Star Wars: Visions — Volume 2 (2021-ongoing)
Disney Plus — May 4
In this follow-up to 2021’s groundbreaking Star Wars: Visions, seven Japanese animation studios tell new stories set in the world of Star Wars. With unique visions, the seven shorts offer a wide range of distinct interpretations of the classic source material over a long period of time in a galaxy far, far away.
Apple TV Plus — May 5
Apple’s latest series boasts a massive all-star cast led by Rebecca Ferguson. The sci-fi drama is set in a dystopian future and is one of the most exciting new streaming shows this week. In a self-sufficient society in a buried silo, a community lives under strict rules they have been told are in place to protect them from the toxic surface of the earth. They may have been deceived.
Unicorn: Warriors Eternal (2023)
Max — May 5
Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky brings us his weirdest animated series yet for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, streaming on HBO Max. When a young girl finds herself in possession of new magical abilities, she comes to discover that she is part of a long line of eternal heroes destined to fight a supernatural evil.
Class of ’09 (2023)
Hulu — May 10
This FX thriller miniseries is one of our most anticipated new streaming shows of the week. With a cast that includes Brian Tyree Henry, Kate Mara, and Brian J. Smith, Class of ’09 follows a cohort of FBI agents across three timelines as they grapple with the changing American justice system and its growing reliance on artificial intelligence.
Rick and Morty, season 6 (2013-ongoing)
HBO Max — May 11
After launching on Adult Swim in 2022, the latest season of Rick and Morty is finally having its streaming premiere on HBO Max. Follow the continuing adventures of mad scientist Rick and his grandson Morty as they journey across time and space in this beloved animated comedy.
City on Fire (2023)
Apple TV Plus — May 12
Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Garth Risk Hallberg, Apple TV Plus’ City on Fire is one of the most exciting new streaming shows you can check out. It follows an investigation into a young woman shot in Central Park. Soon, her death is connected to mysterious city-wide fires, the downtown music scene, and a wealthy but dysfunctional uptown real-estate family.
The Great, season 3 (2020-ongoing)
Hulu — May 12
First released as a limited series, The Great has been such a success that it’s now entering its third season. The historical drama/dark comedy follows the rise of Catherine the Great in 18th-century Russia. Learning to manage her difficult husband, Peter, Catherine maneuvers her way into a position of historic power.
Netflix — May 12
Featuring the voices of Nat Faxon, Dana Carvey, Tina Fey, Ayo Edebiri, Daniel Radcliffe, Sam Richardson, Chrissy Teigen, and more, Mulligan is Netflix’s latest adult animated comedy. When an alien attack destroys (most of) Earth, a group of survivors has the chance to start fresh and create a perfect society. Or they can try.
Queer Eye, season 7 (2018-ongoing)
Netflix — May 12
The Fab Five are back! The rebooted Queer Eye quickly became one of Netflix’s biggest unscripted hits when it launched in 2018. Now in their seventh season, the five hosts visit a new batch of heroes, nominated by their loved ones. Combining expertise in food, culture, design, grooming, and fashion, they work together to give a complete makeover to someone who can use a little help, uplifting and empowering them along the way.
High Desert (2023)
Apple TV Plus — May 17
Patricia Arquette stars in this brand new Apple TV Plus comedy series from Austin Powers and Bombshell director Jay Roach. Peggy Newman, whose past is hardly squeaky clean, embarks on a journey to become a P.I. when her mother dies under suspicious circumstances.
XO, Kitty (2023)
Netflix — May 18
A spinoff of Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, XO, Kitty follows Kitty Covey, the youngest of the Covey sisters, as she embarks on her own romantic adventure. That includes her own batch of possible loves and takes her all the way to Korea in one of the best new streaming shows to check out this week.
Freevee — May 19
Created by Shea Serrano, Primo is a coming-of-age, single-camera comedy, inspired by Serrano’s own life growing up in San Antonio, Texas. The series follows Rafa Gonzales, a 16-year-old about to finish high school and planning ahead to possibly become the first member of his family to attend college, all as he experiences young love. Rafa lives in a full house with his mother and five overbearing uncles who all have opinions on the right path for him.
Selling Sunset, season 6 (2019-ongoing)
Netflix — May 19
You can check out the latest season of the immensely popular Netflix original Selling Sunset this week. The real-estate reality show follows the cutthroat world of luxury real estate in Los Angeles, where elite brokers at the high-end Oppenheim Group aim to prove themselves and carve out their niche of the market. The big question on a lot of people’s minds is whether the agents will be able to keep the drama up in the first season without pot-stirrer Christine Quinn.
Max — May 19
Winner of HBO’s national screenwriting competition in Romania, Spy/Master is new HBO Max original espionage drama set during the Cold War. The miniseries follows Victor Godeanu, the right-hand man to Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu. But Victor has a secret. He’s a double agent, and he needs to flee the country before he’s found out.