United Arab Emirates, Dubai: May 2020 – Hang tight to your couches this May as OSN Streaming is offering a brilliant roster of over 40 brand-new animation/family, drama, thriller, action, comedy and other new and exclusive, binge-worthy content including Disney+ Originals, series, movies, and documentaries.
- Disney Insider (Season 1 – Starting May 8) “Disney Insider” peels back the curtain of The Walt Disney Company like never before, offering three unique stories that capture the magical moments and heartfelt storytelling that is Disney.
- Be Our Chef (Season 1 – Starting May 8) An all-new Disney+ Originals cooking competition that challenges five food-loving families to create delicious dishes inspired by the magic of Disney.
- Pixar in Real Life (Season 1 – New Episode May 8) – This live-action series brings iconic characters and moments from Pixar films into the real world.
- One Day at Disney (Season 1 – New Episodes Every Friday) – Discover what it’s like to report to work every day for The Walt Disney Company. Step behind the scenes to immerse yourself in one “ordinary” day at Disney.
- Disney Family Sundays (Season 1 – New Episodes Every Friday) – Amber Kemp Gerstel hosts a crafting show bringing families together through the wonderful world of Disney inspired DIYs.
- Shop Class (Season 1 – New Episodes Every Friday) – A new competition series featuring teams of young builders, who are tasked with designing, building, and testing unique creations.
- Togo (PremieresMay 8) – Based on a true story of the sled dog Togo and his owner. Togo is considered as small and weak but led the 1925 serum run to save the small town of Nome and surrounding communities from an epidemic.
DISNEYNATURE DOCUMENTARIES (DISNEY+ ORIGINALS)
- Penguins: Life on the Edge A witty and tenacious team of filmmakers brave the Antarctic to film Disneynature’s “Penguins”
- Dolphin Reef Narrated by Oscar®-and Golden Globe®-winning actress Natalie Portman, Disneynature’s “Dolphin Reef” tells the spectacular story of Echo, a young Pacific bottlenose dolphin who seems far more interested in exploring the coral reef, and its intriguing inhabitants, than learning to survive in it.
- Diving with Dolphins An exhilarating look at the adventurous cinematographers that also made Dolphin Reef
- Elephant A nature documentary about elephants narrated by the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle
NEW SHOWS & SEASONS
- Ramy (Season 2 – Starting May 29) – The series follows Ramy (played by Ramy Youssef), a first-generation Muslim-American on a spiritual journey to understanding himself and his place in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. The first season received critical acclaim with Ramy Youssef winning a Golden Globe for his performance.
- Betty (Season 1 – Starting May 2) – A new teen drama revolving a diverse group of young women who make an effort to stand out in a predominantly male world of skateboarding.
- I Know This Much is True (Mini-Series – Starting May 11) – An HBO mini-series starring Mark Ruffalo in a double role of identical twin brothers; Dominick who recounts his troubled relationship with his paranoid schizophrenic twin brother Thomas and his efforts to get him released from an asylum.
- The Great (Mini-Series – Full Season Available on May 16) – From the writer of the Oscar-winning movie The Favourite, this satirical drama is set during the 17th Century following a royal woman living in rural Austria. She is forced to choose between her happiness and the future of Russia when she marries an Emperor.
- Little Fires Everywhere (Mini-Series – Full Season Available on May 24) – Brand new mini-series based on a novel of the same name, starring Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon and Golden Globe Nominee Kerry Washington. The series follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter.
- High Fidelity – (Season 1 – Starting May 26) A Hulu original production starring Zoe Kravitz, Jake Lacy (from The Office), and Da’Vine Joy Randolph. The series is based on Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel of the same name, along with the 2000 movie adaptation. It explores the personal and professional life of an American record store owner.
- Council of Dads – (Season 1 – Starting May 28) Scott Perry, a father of five, was diagnosed with cancer and calls on a few of his trusted friends to step in as back–up dads to help his family.
Animation and family:
- Wonder Park – a young girl named June with an incredible imagination discovers that the amusement park of her dreams came to life.
- Abominable (Available May 30) – a group of teenagers is set off on an adventure to help a young Yeti named Everest to return home after escaping from a businessman who has kept him for his personal gain.
- Instant Family – when adoption of one child for the couple Pete & Ellie becomes three, it indeed becomes an instant family.
- Bumblebee (Available May 29) – a 2018 American science fiction action film centered on the Transformers character of the same name.
- Mission Impossible: Fallout – when a terrorist group plans to detonate three nuclear attacks on different cities simultaneously, Ethan Hunt, along with his IMF team, set out to stop the carnage.
- Backdraft 2(Available May 16 – a Chicago FD investigates a deadly fire only to uncover that there is more into it.
Based on true events:
- The Old Man & the Gun (Available May 22) – a 2018 American biographical film about Forrest Tucker, a career criminal, and prison escape artist.
- Trial by Fire The tragic story of Cameron Todd Willingham who was executed for the death of his three children after scientific evidence proves his innocence.
Horror / Thriller:
- Crawl (Available May 14) – A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.
- Seven in Heaven (Available May 21) – Sixteen-year-old Jude discovers that all his fears are true.
- Overlord (Available May 28) – American paratroopers fall behind enemy lines and must fight against the Nazis for survival only to find out that there is a secret Nazi experiment that they must battle against.
- The Sun is Also a Star (Available May 15) – A hopeless romantic falls love with a person who doesn’t even believe in love.
- Downton Abbey (Available May 23) – A period drama about the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in -post-Edwardian era.
- The Chaperone (Available May 24) – A period drama of a woman in the 1920s has her life changed when she accompanies a young dancer on her journey to fame.
EXCLUSIVE DOCUMENTARIES/ SPECIALS
- The Real Camilla – Family, friends, and the people who know her best talk candidly about Britain’s most private royal throughout her 70 years.
- Flight of the Conchords: Live in London – this Emmy Nominee HBO Come-Back Special sees the return of New Zealand’s Comedy Folk-Duo live in concert at the London Apollo. The original HBO comedy-series of the same name is also available to stream from May 3rd.
- Finding the Way Back Home – A look at the distressing circumstances for millions of children living in orphanages and other institutions around the world as J.K. Rowling’s LUMOS foundation works to reunite them with family members or place them in foster homes.
- Foster (Available May 17) – Foster explores the often-misunderstood world of foster care through compelling stories from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, the largest county child welfare agency in the country.
- Pete Holmes Dirty Clean (Available May 31) – This stand-up special finds Holmes confronting personal truths about the mechanisms of consciousness, the afterlife, Elon Musk and being a new dad.
- Adel Imam Movie Collection (Eid Al Fitr) In honor and celebration of this legendary actor OSN Streaming will showcase a collection of over 30 classic Adel Imam movies, including Al Bahth an Fadiha (1973), Al Halfout (1985) and Al Irhabi (1994).
- Hob Wahed Wa Hayatan (May 30) An award-winning Turkish Romantic Drama starring Berguzar Korel and Engin Akyurek, explores the outcomes of a simple step in the right and wrong direction.
- Al Badla (Eid Al Fitr) Romantic Egyptian Comedy starring Tamer Hosny and Akram Hosney playing a couple of police detectives investigating shinanigans.
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