The Amazon Prime Video hot list: From Upload to Homecoming season 2 - what to watch in May 2020

What’s on Prime Video in May? Upload and the return of New Amsterdam are just some of the TV and movie highlights coming to Prime Video this month.

By Sophia Moir Published: 28 April 2020 - 10.57pm
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Up to date with Jack Ryan and already binge-watched Modern Love? You'll be pleased to know there's loads of new content coming to Amazon Prime Video in May.

From Upload to Homecoming season 2, we round up the best new films and TV shows coming soon to Amazon Prime customers.

Read our must-watch TV guide for the month ahead on Prime Video.

New Amsterdam season 2 part 2

Inspired by the oldest public hospital in America, New Amsterdam follows the brilliant and charming Dr Max Goodwin (The Blacklist’s Ryan Eggold), the institution’s newest medical director.

Dr Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital - and return it to the glory that put it on the map.

New Amsterdam season 2 picks up immediately after the crash in the series 1 finale.

New Amsterdam season 1 and both parts of season 2 are streaming on Prime Video now. 


Comedy series Upload is created by Emmy-award winning writer Greg Daniels - responsible for two of the most popular sitcoms of all time: the American adaptation of The Office, and Parks and Recreation. 

Based on an idea that Daniels has had in the pipeline for three decades, Upload is set in a technologically advanced future where humans can choose to be 'uploaded' into a virtual afterlife.

Upload is streaming on Prime Video from Friday, May 1.

Jimmy O. Yang: Good Deal

Performed live at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle, the one-hour stand-up comedy special covers Jimmy’s hilarious interactions with immigrant parents, his thoughts on Matt Damon, and whether ghosts will haunt one-bedroom apartments.

Jimmy O. Yang is an actor, stand-up comedian, and writer known for his portrayal of Jian-Yang on Emmy-nominated series Silicon Valley. He also appeared in the record-breaking box office hit Crazy Rich Asians.

Jimmy O. Yang: Good Deal is streaming on Prime Video from Friday, May 8.

Homecoming season 2

Janelle Monáe joins the cast for a second series of the podcast adaptation exploring the dark mysteries of Geist Group and the Homecoming Initiative.

Homecoming season 2 tells a new story, with more new cast members and with an even bigger mystery involving the murky world of wellness company Geist.

Homecoming season 2 is streaming on Prime Video from Friday, May 22.

Homecoming season 1 is streaming on Prime Video now.