Apple TV+ May 2024 Highlights; Dark Matter, The Big Cigar & More

Dark Matter

Apple TV+ has a couple of high profile new releases this month in the shape of SciFi thriller Dark Matter and drama The Big Cigar.

On Wednesday, May 1, the third season of the bilingual comedy series Acapulco premieres. The season explores themes of ambition and redemption as younger Maximo (Enrique Arrizon) climbs the ladder of success, potentially jeopardizing his relationships, while older Maximo (Eugenio Derbez) returns to a changed Las Colinas.

On Wednesday, May 8, viewers can tune in to the premiere of Dark Matter, a sci-fi thriller based on Blake Crouch’s international bestseller. The series follows Jason Dessen (Joel Edgerton), a physicist who is abducted into an alternate version of his life, embarking on a harrowing journey to return to his true family.

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On Thursday, May 17, Apple TV+ presents the limited series The Big Cigar, a biographical drama thriller based on the Playboy article by Joshuah Bearman. The series chronicles the life of Huey P. Newton, the founder of the Black Panther Party, who escapes to Cuba with the help of Hollywood producer Bert Schneider while evading the FBI.

On Tuesday, May 22, the fourth season of the British comedy series Trying arrives. The season fast-forwards six years, introducing Nikki (Esther Smith) and Jason (Rafe Spall) as experienced adopters with a teenage daughter, Princess (Scarlett Rayner). As Princess yearns for a connection with her birth mother, Nikki and Jason face the ultimate test of their parenting skills.

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