Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that it will release top HBO programming on Digital in May 2021. Several critically acclaimed series and documentaries will be available throughout the month on varying release dates. The collection of exceptional programs is listed below.
Crazy, Not Insane — Available to Own on Digital May 1: Directed and produced by Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney (Agents of Chaos, The Inventor: Out For Blood in Silicon Valley), Crazy, Not Insane is a provocative documentary that features psychiatrist Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis, who has dedicated her career to the study of murderers, seeking answers to the question of why we kill. Dr. Lewis’s lifelong attempts to look beyond the grisly details of homicides into the hearts and minds of the killers themselves are thoroughly explored in this riveting film and is paced like a scientific detective story.
The Nevers — Available to Own on Digital May 17: In 1896 Victorian London, a supernatural event gives certain people — mostly women — abnormal abilities, from the wondrous to the disturbing. Mysterious, quick-fisted widow Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and brilliant young inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) must protect and shelter these gifted “orphans” from grave danger. To do so, they will have to face the brutal forces determined to annihilate their kind.
Between the World and Me — Available to Own on Digital May 20: Between the World and Me is a gripping adaption of the New York Times #1 bestselling book by Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Apollo stage performance of the same name. Originally adapted and staged by the Apollo Theater in 2018, this urgent story of hope and resilience combines elements of that production, including powerful readings from Coates’ book, and is directed by award-winning director and Apollo Theater Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes.
A Black Lady Sketch Show Season 2 — Available to Own on Digital May 29: The second season of the Emmy-nominated sketch comedy series A Black Lady Sketch Show features a core cast of Black women living relatable, hilarious experiences in a magical reality that subverts traditional expectations. Joining the cast this season are featured players Laci Mosley and Skye Townsend, and returning this season are core cast members Robin Thede, Gabrielle Dennis and Ashley Nicole Black. The new season will feature several celebrity guest stars, including executive producer Issa Rae (Insecure), Gabrielle Union, Jesse Williams, Miguel, Skai Jackson, Laz Alonso, Omarion, Kim Wayans, Ayesha Curry, Lance Gross, Wunmi Mosaku and many more.
The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart — Available to Own on Digital May 31: The triumphs and hurdles of brothers Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb, otherwise known as the Bee Gees, is chronicled in this documentary, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Frank Marshall (Seabiscuit, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). The iconic trio, who found early fame in the 1960s, went on to write over 1,000 songs, including 20 #1 hits throughout their storied career. This film follows the Bee Gees’ meteoric rise as they rode the highs of fame and fortune, negotiated the vagaries of the ever-shifting music business and navigated the complexities of working so intimately alongside family.
Baby God — Available to Own on Digital May 31: Baby God is a shocking examination of the work of a Las Vegas fertility specialist and the many women he guided to pregnancy through use of his own sperm, often without their knowledge or consent. The documentary follows his newly-discovered offspring as they grapple with the scope of his misdeeds and the impact that his genes may have on their own identities. The documentary is from first-time director Hanna Olson and is executive produced by Academy Award nominees Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.
Mare of Easttown — Available to Own on Digital May 31: From creator Brad Ingelsby, Mare of Easttown stars Academy Award, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner Kate Winslet as Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as life crumbles around her. The seven-part limited series will explore the dark side of a close community and will be an authentic examination of how family and past tragedies can define our present. All episodes will are directed by Craig Zobel (The Leftovers, Westworld).
It looks like the month of May is going to be packed with great Digital content! Which titles are you most excited to watch?