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ANTICIPATION REPORT: May Television Ushers In An Array Of Genres

Brec Bassinger stars in "DC's Stargirl." DC Universe

May TV is in bloom! The upcoming month delivers a variety of stimulating series starting with DC’s Stargirl (No. 1). Based on the DC comics character of the same name, a high school sophomore discovers a cosmic staff and inspires the next generation of superheroes. The fun adventure series will make its DC Universe debut on May 18th, and will air the following day on The CW.

The action continues with the television reboot of Snowpiercer (No. 2). Seven years after the world becomes a frozen wasteland, the futuristic drama will question class warfare and the politics of survival as it follows passengers of the Snowpiercer. The long-awaited series finally lands on TNT on the 17th.

Next, Netflix takes No. 3 and No. 4 placement with upcoming series, Hollywood and Space Force. On May 1st, Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood offers a provocative drama that turns Hollywood’s Golden Age on its head when a group of aspiring actors in post-World War II Los Angeles try to make it big despite the entertainment industry’s unfair power-dynamics. The end of the month assembles a new league with Space Force on the 29th. Created by Greg Daniels and Steve Carell, the workplace comedy centers on people tasked with establishing the sixth branch of the U.S.military -- The United States Space Force.

Rounding out our new series list is yet another Greg Daniels comedy, Amazon Prime’s Upload (No. 5). The sci-fi original follows a young app developer who meets an early death in a future-world where humans are able to “upload” themselves into their preferred choice of afterlife. Season 1 drops on May 1st.

There’s much to look forward to in our returning category starting with The CW’s cult series, The 100 (No. 1). For its seventh and final season, the dystopian drama will continue Season 6’s cliffhanger with new danger and the mysterious rebel group as well as conclude the series in hopes of delighting its fans.

Coming in at No. 2 is black dramedy, Dead to Me. Whether they like it or not, Judy and Jen are now tied together! Season 2 will further explore their friendship and how they must work to keep their secrets buried. Meanwhile, the same day brings forth the sequel season to animated series, The Hollow (No. 5). Although plot details are scarce, Adam, Mira and Kai will take their friendship to the next level as they face their fears and tackle bigger challenges together.

Our No. 3 entry marks the end of another series -- Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. With an all-new Zephyr to time jump, Coulson and the Agents must figure out why they're stranded in 1931 New York City without causing disaster for the past, present, and future of the world. The seventh and final season comes to fruition on May 27th.

And lastly, the fourth season of Skam Italia (No. 4) will focus on Sana, a second generation Muslim Italian girl, as she faces new challenges, love interests, and the balance between Muslim values ​​and those of Italian society. All ten episodes of Skam Italia will be released on May 15th via Netflix Italy and Timvision.

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