Disney+ Hotstar May 2022: Escaype Live, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Home Shanti, IPL and more
Disney+ Hotstar has announced a slate of 39 titles set to hit its platform in May 2022. This includes the two new Hotstar Specials, social thriller Escaype Live and comedy-drama Home Shanti. In Escaype Live – released May 20 on Disney+ Hotstar – everyday Indians try to do things online through a popular live-streaming app that promises instant fame and money. It’s basically TikTok. Siddharth, Jaaved Jaaferi and Shweta Tripathi Sharma lead the cast. On Home Shanti – out May 6 – Supriya Pathak and Manoj Pahwa lead the Joshi family who have to build a new home after the matriarch retires from her teaching job which provided them with comfortable government-allocated accommodation. Anupama: Namaste America, another Hotstar Specials series, airs throughout May with new episodes daily.
Internationally, the biggest name in May 2022 is the new Star Wars limited series Obi Wan Kenobi. Darth Vader and the titular Jedi Master return, with the TV show picking up 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith. Obi Wan Kenobi premieres May 27 on Disney+ Hotstar in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. Meanwhile, Disney+ Hotstar revealed Jessica Biel’s Candy series is coming here. Based on a true story, it’s about a woman who was accused of brutally murdering her best friend. No date for Candy on Disney+ Hotstar, but it starts May 9 on Hulu in the US. Additionally, the ABC true-crime documentary series Who Do You Believe?, which features two contrasting accounts of each case, begins May 3 on Disney+ Hotstar in India.
Thar, Stranger Things 4 and more on Netflix in May 2022
Meanwhile, there’s only one new title from the HBO stable on Disney+ Hotstar in May 2022. For now anyway. Rose Leslie and Theo James direct The Time Traveler’s Wife, a serial adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s novel that has already been made into a movie. Doctor Who and sherlockSteven Moffat is behind this take. The Time Traveler’s Wife premieres May 16 on Disney+ Hotstar. Beyond that, there are a few more Disney+ Originals coming this month. Sneakerella – out May 13 – puts a contemporary twist on the Cinderella fairy tale, focusing on a boy from Queens New York who has a passion for shoe design. And after 30 years, the former Disney Afternoon television is in today’s Los Angeles with Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers on May 20.
The 9 biggest web series in May on Netflix, Hotstar, Prime Video and Apple TV+
This covers the major new titles in May 2022 on Disney+ Hotstar, though there’s plenty coming back too. The Marvel series directed by Oscar Isaac Moon Knight ends May 4. We also have new episodes of the Andrew Garfield-directed crime drama Under the Banner of Heaven, the third season of the black comedy crime drama directed by Bill Hader barrythe new We Own This City miniseries from The Wire creator David Simon, the second season of Gentleman Jack about a 19th-century lesbian landlord, the sixth and final season of This Is Us, the ninth season of the satirical talk show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the eighteenth season of the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, the thirty-third season of the animated sitcom The Simpsons and the twentieth season of Family Guy.
The 7 Biggest Movies of May 2022 on OTT and in Theaters
In the world of sports, the 2022 edition of the biggest Twenty20 Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament continues throughout the month. The IPL 2022 final is scheduled for May 29. Commentary is available in 8 languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bangla, Malayalam and Marathi. The Premier League – England’s top-flight domestic competition – also ends this month with the final games scheduled for May 22. The title race, between Liverpool and Manchester City, could end. And finally, there are three Formula 1 Grand Prix races this month. Head to the Miami circuit on May 8 (starting May 9 in India), before returning to Europe on May 22 with the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona, and on May 29 in the famous streets of Monaco.
May 2022 Disney+ Hotstar releases – the full list
With that, here’s the full list of movies and TV shows coming to Disney+ Hotstar in May 2022. We’ve marked the original Disney+ titles and Hotstar Specials in bold.
Shark Nights: Season 1, Episodes 1-4
The Simpsons: Season 33 Weekly
Family Guy: Season 20, Weekly
The Far North: Season 2, weekly
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, weekly
barry: Season 3, weekly
The baby: limited series, weekly
9-1-1: Season 5, weekly
9-1-1 Lone Star: Season 3, weekly
Gentleman Jack: Season 2, Weekly
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 9, Weekly
Real Time with Bill Maher: Season 20, Weekly
We Own This Town: Limited Series, Weekly
Who do you believe?
Mayans MC: Season 4, Weekly
Moon Knight: The series finale
The Resident: Season 5, weekly
This Is Us: Season 6, Weekly
The Kardashians: Season 1, Weekly
Under the Banner of Paradise: Limited Series, Weekly
Air Crash Investigation: Season 19, Episodes 1-10
Art in Motion: Season 1, Episodes 1-8
Big Sky: Season 2, weekly
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 18 Weekly
A Black Lady Sketch Show: Season 3, Weekly
Formula 1: Miami Grand Prix
The Quest: Season 1, Episodes 1-8
Called to the Wild: Season 1, Episodes 1-6
Anthrax Hot Zone: Season 1, Episodes 1-6
Formula E: Berlin Grand Prix
The Time Traveler’s Wife, Weekly
Tic and Tac: Rescue Rangers
Formula 1: Spanish Grand Prix
Obi Wan Kenobi: Limited seriesweekly
Formula 1: Monaco Grand Prix
May to be determined
Throughout the month of May
FIH Men’s Professional League 2021-2022
FIH Women’s Professional League 2021-2022
Indian Premier League 2022, every day
Anupama: Namaste America, daily
Bigg Boss Malayalam: Season 4, Everyday
Bigg Boss Non-Stop Telugu, everyday
MasterChef Australia: Season 14, Monday to Friday
Premier League, until May 22
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