We all know the ideal ending to a classic adventure: “They lived happily ever after and had many children”. But what will become of these children? It’s a bit like the plot this month of May on the side of streaming platforms. There are children who leave their lightness too soon, like the heroine of bang bang baby (to watch Prime Video), a young Italian who switches to the Mafia. There are also young people whose fate is affected by a tragedy like Malik Oussekine, a student killed by police on the sidelines of a demonstration in 1986. This tragedy is the subject of a historical series at Disney +. And then there are those who remain eternal children, even as they face dreadful dangers, just like the children Stranger Things if season 4 comes to Netflix. Overview of the May series releases.
“Oussekine”, a drama from the 1980s
The Oussekine case is a dark spot on the frieze of the 1980s. On the night between December 5 and 6, 1986, on the sidelines of student demonstrations against the Devaquet University reform project, two police officers chased a young man, Malik Oussekine, who they believe is a protester. Malik, 22, escapes and takes refuge in a building hall. Paul Bayzelon, a Treasury Department official who lives in this building, opens the door for him. But the police manage to rush into the hall after him and beat the student to death. Malik Oussekine was then a student enrolled in the School of Real Estate Professions (EPSI), and he was on his way home after attending a jazz concert. On December 6, about 200,000 people marched through the streets of Paris to protest his tragic death.
It is this tragic story that Disney + is adapting in series. Series Oussekinecreated and produced by Antoine Chevrollier, was written by Cédric Ido, Julien Lilti (Germinal and Hippocrates) and Faïza Guène. In the casting, Sayyid El Alami will play Malik Oussekine.
Oussekine will be available at Disney + from May 11th
“How I Met Your Father”, spin-off of the famous series
It is a series that has been long awaited by fans of the soap opera How I met your mother208 episodes long and aired between 2005 and 2014. Spin-off How I met your father was created by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. Released since January 2018 on Hulu, it arrives in France on Disney + from May 11th.
While Ted Mosby in the cult series told his two children how he had met their mother, this time it is the mother who comes into the picture. IN 2050Sophie (played by Hilary Duff), a mother, tells her son how she met his father, and remembers her youth in The 2020s with his friends. Chris Lowell, Francia Raisa, Tom Ainsley and Tien Tran are also on the cast.
How I met your father will be available from May 11 at Disney +.
“Time Traveler’s Wife”, a journey through time
There is a good deal of sci-fi on OCS this month. This is a TV adaptation of the novel the time traveler’s wife by Audrey Niffenegger, released in 2003. A film adaptation of this bestseller had already seen the light of day in 2009 with Too late. But this is the first time that the work has been adapted into a series. The HBO-produced fiction is written by the screenwriter Steven Moffat (sherlock, Doctor Who).
The rather classic story features Henry De Tamble. This man has a unique genetic disease that causes him to travel through time Despite him. He does not control when he will leave the present, or where and when he will go, or how long his journey will last. The red thread of the series is the love story between Henry and Claire Abshire, who experience ups and downs as the hero travels through time. “I married a time traveler, it’s complicated”, said Claire. We understand that.
the time traveler’s wife will be available at OCS from May 16th.
“Bang Bang Baby”, in the clutches of the mafia
There’s something from the movie Gomorrah (2008) i bang bang baby when Alice fires her Kalashnikov in her wedding dress. But a clear difference separates the two fictions. In the production of Prime Video, the atmosphere is more pop and less trash than in films based on the work of Roberto Saviano.
Alice lives in northern Italy and lives a rather boring life since her father disappeared when she was little. They say he’s dead. But when she recognizes him in a photo in the newspaper, she realizes that he is alive and that her mother has been hiding it from her for years. The teenager decides to go to Milan to find his paternal family and the trail of his parent. A reunion that threw him into the network of the Calabrian mafia, Ndrangheta.
bang bang baby will be available on Prime Video from May 19th.
“Theodosia”, an ancient and magical Egypt
Produced by HBO and aired on Salto, the series Theodosia mixes ancient Egypt with magic and targets a young audience. In 1906, 14-year-old Theodosia Throckmorton was the daughter of two archaeologists digging in the Valley of the Kings. Theo is fearless and curious and also passionate about ancient Egypt. When she, along with her brother Henry, discovers a hidden tomb that protects “itEye of Horus “, a mysterious artifact, Theodosia discovers that she is endowed with magical powers. Back in London, from her parents’ house located in the famous Museum of Legends and Antiquities, she must fight against ancient forces by using the black magic.
The cast includes Eloise C.Little, Frankie Minchella, Nana Agyeman-Bediako and Yasmina El-Abd.
Theodosia will be available on the Salto platform from May 20th.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi”, the return of the famous Jedi
After the success of The Mandalorian and the disappointment above Boba Fett bog, the expectation is huge aroundObi-Wan Kenobi, the new series of the Star Wars universe, which tells the story of the Jedi’s escape to escape the empire after episode III of the saga.
Ten years later Sith’s revenge and Anakin Skywalker’s shift to the dark side of power, Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi seeks to escape the empire’s henchmen and protect the life of Luke Skywalker, whom he gave birth to as a baby for his uncle’s family on the planet Tatooine.
The biggest event in this series is, of course, the return of actor Ewan McGregor in the clothes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, one of the characters in the saga most appreciated by fans, and Hayden Christensen in Dark Vader. The first images unveiled by Disney show back and forth between Tatooine and Daiyu, a new world resembling a spatial Hong Kong. A city covered in graffiti and dotted with busy streets that are the perfect place to escape the empire.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will be broadcast from May 27, 2022 on the Disney + platform.
“Stranger Things 4”, high school life and a new threat
This is the charm of successful series. We grow up with the heroes. For season 4 of foreign things, The Hawkins gang has grown older again. The student (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) no longer have their toddler skins. They are now teenagers who are close to becoming adults coming to high school.
It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which struck horror and desolation over Hawkins. Still dizzying, our friends find themselves separated for the first time at the start of this new season. Unfortunately, a new supernatural threat emerges that will force the entire gang to return to Hawkins to put an end to the horrors of Upside Down.
Stranger Things 4 will be available on Netflix from May 27th.
And also in May:
Detective Conan, season 2, the animated series worship will be available May 1 on Prime Video.
– Platonic, a comedy created by Camille Rosset and Elie Girard, which tells the life of Yann and Elsa, who left their respective spouses to settle down in friendship. At OCS May 5th.
– HPIseason 2, the crazy Morgane Alvaro (Audrey Fleurot) returns in his costume as a very special police consultant for new investigations. Already available at Salto, HPI season 2 airs TF1 from 12 May.
– That’s how I love you In the summer of 1975, Deslisles and Paquettes have three weeks to regain control of their criminal empire left behind during the school year. Of coursenothing will go as planned. At Salto on May 13th.