New to Netflix in May

Netflix’s first Scandinavian original drama, The Rain, a dystopian thriller from Jannik Tai Mosholt (Borgen), Esben Toft Jacobsen (The Great Bear) and Christian Potalivo (The Pig), unfolds a decade after a brutal virus has wiped out most of the population.

Original Series

Little Help with Carol Burnett (4/5/2018)

In this original unscripted series starring the comedy legend, kids dish out advice to celebrities and everyday people.

Dear White People: Volume 2 (4/5/2018)

Romantic dilemmas, a social media troll and big changes at Armstrong-Parker House push Sam, Lionel and friends to the breaking point.

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey (4/5/2018)

Fey opens up about her family, the changing culture at SNL and the one moment she wishes she could take back. Plus, blues icon Buddy Guy.

The Rain: Season 1 (4/5/2018)

After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety in this Scandinavian thriller.

Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 3 (11/5/2018)

Nye and his guests explore the future of food, the science of addiction and more in a new set of episodes of the Emmy-nominated series.

Mob Psycho 100: Season 1 (22/5/2018)

There’s an organisation gathering espers for a nefarious purpose. Powerful psychic Mob, however, is just trying to be the protagonist of his own life.

Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 2 (22/5/2018)

As Shion and Tsubasa grow closer day by day, Ami and Takayuki’s relationship grows complicated, and new housemates join the group.

Fauda: Season 2 (24/5/2018)

Doron teams up with his old undercover unit when a militant who has targeted him for revenge also launches a more ambitious covert plan.

The Toys That Made Us: Season 2 (25/5/2018)

Features Star Trek, Transformers, LEGO and Hello Kitty.

The Break with Michelle Wolf (weekly episodes from May 27)

The Daily Show vet pokes fun at everything and everyone on her weekly show.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4 (30/5/2018)

Kimmy gets a job at a tech startup, Titus pretends to have a TV show to impress Mikey, and Jacqueline starts a talent agency.

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern (31/5/2018)

Original Film

Sometimes (1/5/2018)

Seven strangers anxiously waiting for their HIV test results decide to bribe the clinic receptionist to get them early, learning one is positive.

Anon (4/5/2018)

In a future where technology has rendered privacy obsolete, a detective investigates a serial assassin who has been deleted from all visual records.

Manhunt (4/5/2018)

A Chinese pharmaceutical lawyer framed for a vile crime teams up with a sharp-witted Japanese detective to stop a dangerous corporate plot.

Forgive Us Our Debts (4/5/2018)

Threatened by creditors, a newly unemployed man agrees to work for a debt collector, but soon discovers his deal with the devil has unexpected costs.

The Kissing Booth (11/5/2018)

When teenager Elle’s first kiss leads to a forbidden romance with the hottest boy in high school, she risks her relationship with her best friend.

Cargo (18/5/2018)

Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, an infected father desperately seeks a new home for his infant child, and a means to protect her from his own changing nature.

Catching Feelings (18/5/2018)

A Johannesburg professor and his journalist wife find their relationship tested in new ways when a famous, hard-partying writer enters their lives.

Ibiza (25/5/2018)

When Harper’s two best friends tag along on her work trip to Barcelona, they ditch work and fly to Ibiza for Harper, who against her better judgement, falls for a hot DJ.

Sara’s Notebook (26/5/2018)

A woman embarks on a harrowing search for her missing sister that brings her into the depths of the treacherous, war-torn Congolese jungle.

Original Comedy

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City (1/5/2018)

Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives (8/5/2018)

Kondabolu breaks down identity politics, celebrity encounters, his mango obsession and more in a stand-up set full of unexpected twists.

Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (13/5/2018)

In her second original stand-up comedy special, Wong gets real on why having kids is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here (22/5/2018)

Her new playful stand-up special is packed with funny anecdotes, parenting confessions and more.

Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life (25/5/2018)

The two amigos team up for musical sketches and conversations about their legendary lives in show business and stand-up.

Original Documentary

End Game (4/5/2018)

Academy Award winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman direct an intimate vérité style documentary short that follows visionary medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death — and dedicated to changing our thinking about both.

Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist (11/5/2018)

This docuseries investigates the true story of a pizza delivery man who robbed a bank, then was killed by a bomb fastened around his neck.

Explained (weekly episodes from May 23)

This series spotlights topical and timely issues that impact our lives — from the gender wage gap to geopolitical politics.

Original Series for Kids

Kong: King of the Apes: Season 2 (4/5/2018)

Lukas and friends explore a lost world full of prehistoric beasts, uncover clues to Kong’s past and race to stop a robot uprising led by Botila.

Spirit Riding Free: Season 5 (11/5/2018)

Inspired by the Oscar-nominated Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Spirit Riding Free follows the heartfelt journey of a wild mustang who could not be tamed. 

The Who Was? Show: Season 1 (11/5/2018)

A sketch comedy show for kids starring the greatest names in history. 

Trollhunters: Part 3 (25/5/2018)

The fate of both trolls and humans hangs in the balance as the final chapter begins. Will Gunmar succeed in shrouding the world in darkness?

TV Highlights

PJ Masks: Season 1(1/5/2018)

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 10 (weekly episodes from May 4)

Grand Designs: Australia: Season 4 (15/5/2018)

Film Highlights

Bachelorette (1/5/2018)

27: Gone Too Soon (1/5/2018)

Darc (1/5/2018)

My Perfect Romance (1/5/2018)

The Carter Effect (1/5/2018)

A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana (1/5/2018)

Kramer vs. Kramer (1/5/2018)

The Stepfather (1/5/2018)

Made in America (1/5/2018)

Stay (1/5/2018)

Michael Jackson’s This Is It (1/5/2018)

Ricki and the Flash (2/5/2018)

Star Trek Beyond (2/5/2018)

Little Giants (3/5/2018)

The Simpsons Movie (5/5/2018)

The Imitation Game (6/5/2018)

Dope (9/5/2018)

Daddy Day Care (9/5/2018)

Mother’s Day (11/5/2018)

Mulholland Dr. (11/5/2018)

Michael Jackson: Moonwalker (17/5/2018)

I, Frankenstein (23/5/2018)

American Sniper (27/5/2018)

Date Movie (30/5/2018)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (31/5/2018)

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One Response to “New to Netflix in May”

  1. Not a very exciting month for Netflix, hopefully there will be unannounced surprises but Yay, it’s good to see season 2 of 3% 🙂

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