Disney+’s ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Top New Show, Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Top Returning Show Anticipated in May

Disney+’s “Obi-Wan Kenobi” was the top anticipated new show, Netflix’s “Stranger Things” was the most anticipated returning show, and Disney’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was the top anticipated movie on the Whip Media charts for May.

“Obi-Wan Kenobi” starts streaming on Disney+ May 27. The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and begins 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat — the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. The series also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader.

The fourth season of “Stranger Things” starts streaming on Netflix May 27. In season four, it’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, the group of friends are separated for the first time. Meanwhile, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness debuts in theaters May 6. Based on the Marvel Comics, the film follows the further adventures of Dr. Stephen Strange as he protects a girl who can hop between realities.

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TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with 21 million global users, according to the company. TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” is based on data from those users.

Most Anticipated New Shows for May:

  1. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” (Disney+) — May 27
  2. “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” (Paramount+) — May 5
  3. “The Staircase” (2022) (HBO Max) — May 5
  4. “The Time Traveler’s Wife” (HBO) — May 15
  5. “Candy” (Hulu) — May 9


Most Anticipated Returning Shows for May:

  1. “Stranger Things” (Netflix) — May 27
  2. “The Wilds” (Prime Video) — May 6
  3. “Hacks” (2021) (HBO Max) — May 12
  4. “Love, Death & Robots” (Netflix) — May 20
  5. “Girls5eva” (Peacock) — May 5


Most Anticipated Movies for May:

  1. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — May 6
  2. Top Gun: Maverick — May 27
  3. Downton Abbey: A New Era — May 18
  4. Bob’s Burgers: The Movie — May 27
  5. Firestarter — May 13
  6. Senior Year — May 13
  7. Men — May 20
  8. Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers — May 20
  9. Along for the Ride — May 6
  10. DC Showcase — Contantine: The House of Mystery — May 3


TV Time: Warner’s ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Most Anticipated Movie in March

Warner Bros.’ Godzilla vs. Kong was the most anticipated movie in March on the TV Time chart.

The monster flick, which will debut in theaters and on Warner’s streaming service HBO Max March 31, is a sequel to Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Kong: Skull Island and is the fourth film in Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse. It stars Alexander Skarsgård and Millie Bobby Brown.

TV Time is a free TV viewership tracking app that tracks consumers’ viewing habits worldwide and is visited by nearly 1 million consumers every day, according to the company. TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” is based on data from those users.

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Paramount’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run came in at No. 2 on the March TV Time anticipated movie chart. In the CGI-animated feature, coming to PVOD and the studio’s streaming service Paramount+ March 4, SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary goes missing and a path of clues leads SpongeBob and Patrick to the powerful King Poseidon, who has Gary held captive in the Lost City of Atlantic City. It features appearances by Keanu Reeves and Snoop Dogg.

Meanwhile, another simultaneous streaming and theatrical debut, Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, took the No. 4. spot. It comes out March 5 on Disney+ via Premier Access for an additional fee. The animated fantasy explores a world where humans and dragons once lived together in harmony, and when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned, and it’s up to a lone warrior to track down the last dragon and stop the Druun for good.


 Most Anticipated March Movies

  1. Godzilla vs. Kong (Warner Bros.) March 31
  2. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Paramount) March 4
  3. Chaos Walking (Lionsgate) March 5
  4. Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney) March 5
  5. Coming 2 America (Amazon) March 5
  6. Zack Synder’s Justice League (Warner Bros.) March 18
  7. Moxie (Netflix) March 3
  8. Boss Level (Hulu) March 5


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