5 new shows premiering in May 2023 from Disney to Netflix

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. India Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte in episode 105 of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2023
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. India Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte in episode 105 of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2023 /

A new month means that there are new shows to try out. So, if you’ve caught up on everything that came out in April, check out this list and see if anything premiering this month might end up being your new favorite show.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story – Netflix (May 4th)

Fans of Bridgerton will have to wait a little bit longer because we still don’t have an announcement for when we’re getting season three. But, to help make the wait a little bit easier, Netflix is releasing a prequel mini-series this month.

The series will focus on the younger years of Charlotte, the Queen who famously picks the diamond of each season of eligible young women. While Queen Charlotte’s history has only been hinted at in the Bridgerton series, we’re now getting a chance to fully explore her story, her rise to power, and her epic romance with the king.

Queen Charlotte was a character that was added for the series, as she is not in the books the show is based on. Which means this story will be new material for Bridgerton fans of all kinds.

Plus, we’ll get a younger version of Lady Danbury as well, which is an exciting enough prospect to mark the calendar for this one.

Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures – Disney+ (May 4th)

While The Bad Batch is going to be ending next year, don’t think that Star Wars is getting out of the animation business. The newest Star Wars animated series comes out this month and is set in the High Republic era.

This is at least 100 years before the events of the movies. The series is about a group of younglings taking their very first steps on the path of the Jedi.

This show is also intended for very young audiences and will be airing on Disney Junior alongside Bluey and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The show has also already released several animated shorts on YouTube, that you can check out to get a good feel of the kind of Star Wars show this one is going to be.

Unicorn: Warriors Eternal – Adult Swim (May 4th)

Any new show from creator Genndy Tartakovsky is one worth getting excited about. Tartakovsky is probably best known for his series Samurai Jack, an animated masterpiece about a samurai thrown forward into the future, to a time when his greatest enemy had already taken over the world.

His latest series, Unicorn: Warriors Eternal, is one that he has apparently been trying to make for over 20 years, having pitched it to multiple studios before finally getting the green light from Warner Bros. The show takes place in the middle of the industrial revolution and features a group of warriors who find themselves reawakened in the bodies of teenagers.

They are unable to figure out what happened to them and unable to access their full powers.

The Muppets Mayhem – Disney+ (May 10th)

Disney sometimes seems to struggle with what they want to do with The Muppets. While they have no problem with plenty of Star Wars and Marvel projects happening at the same time, The Muppets never seem to get the same attention.

There were a few Muppet projects that have appeared on Disney+ since the launch, but nothing has made a major splash. However, the latest Muppet series is going in a different direction.

This time the biggest Muppets; Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, etc. aren’t the main focus. Instead, the show is about the band Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem trying to come together to record their very first album ever.

The trailer looks like it will still have plenty of Muppet style energy and humor, while taking time to poke fun at the music industry as well.

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai – HBO Max (May 23rd)

The Gremlins franchise has long been waiting for the third installment after the positive response to the original movie and the wild left turn that the second movie took. For years, it seemed like the project would start up before getting stalled out.

But this time, it looks like we’re actually getting a new installment in the Gremlins franchise. This one is an animated series that serves as a prequel to the movies.

It takes place in 1920s China, and tells the story of how Mr. Wing, the old man from the store at the beginning of the first movie, first met and befriended The Mogwai. (Of course, this being set in the 1920s, the old man is a ten-year-old boy in this series.)

The series is being produced by Joe Dante who directed the two movies. It is scheduled to have 10 episodes for the first season and has already been renewed for season 2.

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Which of the TV shows we listed above will you be watching? Share your thoughts in the comments below, we’d love to read them!