What to watch this weekend on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and more

May 22, 2020, 3:30 PM UTC

Between traditional television, video-on-demand releases, and a growing number of streaming services, it can be hard to keep up with what one should watch week to week. Fortune is here to help you keep track of new releases as well as the occasional older title worth checking out. Take a look at this weekend’s notable arrivals, a couple you may have missed earlier in the week, and what titles are coming soon:

Amazon Prime Video

Homecoming Season 2
Janelle Monáe in “Homecoming” season two, available on Amazon Prime Video on May 22.
Ali Goldstein—Amazon, Courtesy Everett Collection

Homecoming (Season Two): The next season of Homecoming is back with a new star instead of Julia Roberts—though she’s still on board as executive producer. Janelle Monáe plays the main character, who wakes up in a boat at the start of the season, with no memory of how she got there. The season, which the actor-singer calls “more suspenseful,” arrives on the streamer May 22.

Apple TV+

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet: It’s time for another virtually produced episode of TV. The gaming-industry workplace comedy from Rob McElhenney returns May 22 with the team working from…where else? Home. Read Fortune’s February interview with McElhenney here.


The Lovebirds: Originally intended for a theatrical release, this flick starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as a couple embroiled in a murder mystery will hit the streamer May 22.

Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series (Season Two): The animated adaptation of the live-action series has a whole new season, which arrives on the streamer May 22.

Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything: In case you missed it earlier this week, the comedian’s special is officially out, tackling a range of topics that include turning 50 and falling in love again.


From left: Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan in “The Trip to Greece.”
IFC Films—Courtesy Everett Collection

The Trip to Greece: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back in what is supposed to be the final installment in a series of movies (The Trip, The Trip to Italy, and The Trip to Spain). The films generally rely on a predictable formula: The two men travel, eat fancy meals, bicker, throw in some fun impressions, and so on. It may be just what audiences need at a time where it’s not that easy to enjoy some leisure time in a new place.


AKA Jane Roe, a documentary from FX, premieres on the channel May 22. In the film, Norma McCorvey—otherwise known as “Jane Roe”—makes a deathbed confession, revealing she was paid to eventually say she opposed abortion. The documentary will be available via streaming on FX on Hulu the day after its TV premiere.

The finale of HBO’s limited series Run airs May 24 at 10:30 p.m. (It will, of course, be available for streaming via related apps.) Read Fortune’s April interview with creator Vicky Jones here.

CBS continues its Sunday night movie series with Titanic, at 7 p.m. on May 24.

Coming Soon

A few other titles are also hitting Netflix in the coming week. The next Hannah Gadsby special, Douglas, will arrive May 26. On May 27, four-part docuseries Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich will be available for streaming.

After kicking off a revival of The Wonderful World of Disney last week with Moana, ABC offers viewers a slice of the Marvel Cinematic Universe by airing Thor: The Dark World at 8 p.m. May 27.

HBO Max officially launches May 27. While the Friends reunion has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, the streamer still has a few new things up its sleeve. Some of its new titles include Looney Tunes Cartoons, which brings the iconic characters back to our screens, as well as comedy anthology series Love Life with Anna Kendrick. The launch also signals an exciting moment for Studio Ghibli fans—the animation studio’s full library of films, which include Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, and Princess Mononoke, will officially stream for the first time in the U.S. on HBO Max.