NEW TV SHOWS TO WATCH (UK, MAY 2019)

NEW TV SHOWS TO WATCH (UK, MAY 2019)

Has your favourite television series just finished? Looking for something fresh to watch?

Here's our 5 TV show picks which are coming to streaming and television in the UK throughout May 2019.

Chernobyl

Channel: Sky Atlantic
Genre: Drama
Starring: Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson
Begins: Tuesday 7 May

Exploring the nuclear accident in 1986 Ukraine, which has had such far-reaching consequences for the World. It will visit the lies, conspiracy, courage and conviction which were all present during the disaster.

It aims to look at how and why the accident happened, telling some shocking and remarkable stories of the people who risked (and lost) their lives to try and limit the radiation.

We highlight this as our most anticipated show of May 2019 - it was produced by HBO in America, written by Craig Mazin and directed by Johan Renck.

15 Days

Channel: Channel 5
Genre: Crime Thriller
Starring: Catherine Tyldesley, David Caves and Tom Rhys Harries
Begins: Monday 13 May

A brutal murder occurs after a reunited family squabble about who inherits the family farm. The series will then go back-in-time by 15 days and slowly winds forward to the horrific event you have just witnessed.

The edgy countdown spread across four-parts will show you why, how and who is responsible for the crime.

The series is based on 35 Diwrnod (35 Days) and has been produced by Boom.

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Mary Kills People

Channel: More4
Genre: Drama
Starring: Caroline Dhavernas, Jay Ryan, Richard Short
Begins: Tuesday 14 May

Dr Mary Harris is an overworked single mother and doctor, who lives a second life (working alongside her partner Des) helping terminally ill patients with assisted deaths. Soon her life begins to unravel and Mary has to fight dirty if she's going to stay in the game.

Helping people though is only a small part of why they do it - they're making money too of course but she already has a well paid job. So if the two mentioned aren't the reasoning, what is the real reason?

Mary Kills Poeple has already been sold to more than 110 territories and was produced by eOne and Cameron Pictures Inc. The show first appeared in 2017, Canada.

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What If

Platform: Netflix
Genre: Thriller
Starring: Renée Zellweger, Jane Levy and Blake Jenner
Begins: Friday 24 May

Exploring the affects of what happens when people start doing unacceptable things. Each series will deal with a different morality tale and hinges on a single decision to change the direction of an entire life.

Series One will follow a person who provides a lucrative but dubious offer to a cash strapped pair of San Francisco newlyweds. Will they be tempted into unspeakable acts with the promise of financial gain?

Written by Mike Kelley, the show was directed by Phillip Noyce and produced by Page Fright, Atlas Entertainment and Compari Entertainment.

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Good Omens

Platform: Prime Video
Genre: Fantasy
Starring: David Tennant, Michael Sheen and Jon Hamm
Begins: Friday 31 May

Beginning in pre-apocalyptic 2018, the world could end in a week and Judgement Day is almost here - Next Saturday just before dinner.

Angel and rare book dealer Aziraphale and fast living demon Crowley have lived with Earth's mortals and have grown fond of the lifestyle. The armies of Good and Evil are gathering. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are ready to ride, but the Antichrist has been lost!

Spread across six episodes, Good Omens is based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.