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TV highlights this month include Twin Peaks: The Return, Jamestown and Vice Principals. You can also watch S1-6 of Game of Thrones from May 1 ahead of the 7th season from July 17. New movies include Independence Day: Resurgence, Suicide Squad and Ice Age: Collision Course.
Jamestown – Available from May 5
From the makers of Downton Abbey, this eight-part drama follows three British women who take a one-way ticket to the all-male colony of Jamestown, Virginia in 1619 on the condition that they will marry three men in the settlement. As the first women to arrive in Jamestown, they are unaware of the disruption they’ll bring to the colony.
Twin Peaks: The Return – Available from May 23
Twenty-five years ago, a quaint north-western town was turned upside down when the body of homecoming queen Laura Palmer was found, launching an unforgettable murder investigation. This May, Twin Peaks: The Return hits NOW TV and the 18-part series will broadcast at the same time as the US premiere.
Game of Thrones Season 1-6 – Available from May 1
This May you’ll be able to watch all series of GoT (1-6) ahead of the seventh series release this July. With its densely-layered plot, lavish production values and brilliant ensemble cast, this sprawling interwoven tale of feuding families and the pursuit of power is the definition of must-watch TV. (Season 7 comes to NOW TV on July 17)
Vice Principals – Available now
Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down) and Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight) star as scheming administrators who become embroiled in an epic fight for the school’s top job in this raucous HBO comedy. Standing in their way is newly appointed principal Dr Belinda Brown (Kimberly Hebert Gregory), who is subjected to their acid tongues and outrageous pranks on a daily basis.
Independence Day: Resurgence
Jeff Goldblum and co didn’t quite get the job done back in 1996 and the worlds landmarks are going to pay the price. A moon-based defence station isn’t enough to stop returning alien invaders from shattering 20 years of intergalactic peace, spaceships the size of oceans descending from the heavens and causing fresh headache for Goldblum’s grey-haired scientist David Levinson and troubled ex-president Whitmore (Bill Pullman).
For those unfamiliar, the titular Squad are a team of bickering supervillains strong-armed into doing good by a gloriously no-nonsense government agent (Viola Davis) and her gun-toting lackey (Joel Kinnaman). The eccentric characters under her command include cold – blooded hitman/ concerned father Deadshot (Will Smith), hoody-wearing lizard man killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and psychotic Barbie doll Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). Jared Leto’s joker pops up now and again to make life complicated, but the real trouble begins when Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress goes rogue and decides to build a world-ending weapon.
Ice Age: Collision Course
The Ice Age’s most unconventional herd return for another madcap adventure as an apocalyptic meteor threatens to wipe life out all life on Earth. Manny the mammoth (Ray Romano), Sid the sloth (John Leguizamo), Diego the Sabre-toothed tiger (Denis Leary) and the rest of the gang are recruited by Buck, Simon Pegg’s one-eyed weasel dinosaur hunter, to help send the flaming rock back from whence it came, but a family of revenge-seeking dromaeosaurs soon throw a spanner in the works.
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