Netflix has released the complete list of new content that will be added to its library next month. While the lineup includes a number of brand-new titles, its most exciting part is the confirmation that one of the dearly missed Netflix original series is officially coming back to the streamer after a three-year hiatus.
What’s new on Netflix in May?
Returning Netflix original series
The hit series Stranger Things is finally returning to the streaming service for its fourth season next month. The nine-episode season is divided into two volumes. Volume 1 will arrive on the streamer on May 27th, while Volume 2 will drop on July 1st. Plot details for the new batch of episodes are scarce, but Netflix has released the following synopsis: “Darkness returns to Hawkins just in time for spring break, triggering fresh terror, disturbing memories — and the threat of war.”
Volume 3 of Love, Death & Robots is also set to debut on Netflix next month. Premiering on May 20th, the new eight episodes of the Emmy-winning animated anthology will feature more uncanny worlds, violent delights, and twisted kicks.
Season 2 of the anime series Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is also scheduled to premiere on Netflix on May 23rd. Set in the year 2045, the new season follows cybernetic mercenary Motoko Kusanagi as she returns to Section 9 to face a dangerous new threat: the posthumans.
On the reality-TV front, Netflix is dropping The Circle season 4 on May 4th and Bling Empire season 2 on May 13th.
The streamer is also bringing back the travel documentary series Somebody Feed Phil for a fifth season. Debuting on May 25th, the new season follows Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal as he travels the globe to take in local cuisine and culture of new destinations, including Oaxaca, Maine, Helsinki, Portland, and Madrid.
New Netflix original series
Aside from bringing back returning fan favorites, Netflix is also introducing a number of brand-new series next month.
Starting May 5th, the comedy series The Pentaverate, created by and starring Mike Myers, will be available to stream on the platform. What if a secret society of five men has been working to influence world events for the greater good since the Black Plague of 1347? As this new series begins, one unlikely Canadian journalist finds himself embroiled in a mission to uncover the truth and just possibly save the world himself.
The new Spanish sci-fi drama Welcome to Eden will also be available to watch on Netflix starting May 6th. The show follows a group of young adults who attend a party on a remote island, but the supposed paradise they find waiting for them is anything but.
Netflix also has a new treat for legal drama fans. The Lincoln Lawyer, created by David E. Kelley, will premiere on the streamer on May 13th. Based on the 2008 novel The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly, the show centers on Mickey Haller, an iconoclastic idealist, who runs his law practice out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car, as he takes on cases big and small across the expansive city of Los Angeles.
New Netflix original films
Two of the Netflix original films coming out next month are made for romance lovers. Along for the Ride, the film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Sarah Dessen, will premiere on May 6th. Written and directed by Sofia Alvarez, the movie follows Auden, a studious young woman who meets the mysterious Eli during the summer before college. On nightly quests, Eli helps Auden experience the carefree teen life she was missing.
A Perfect Pairing will then arrive on the streamer on May 19th. The movie stars Victoria Justice as a hard-driving LA wine company exec who travels to an Australian sheep station to land a major client. She, however, ends up working as a ranch hand and sparking with a rugged local played by Adam Demos.
For those looking for laughs, Senior Year, starting Rebel Wilson in the lead role, will be available to stream starting May 13th. The Alex Hardcastle-directed movie centers on a cheerleader who got into a stunt accident that landed her in a 20-year coma. Now she’s 37, newly awake and ready to live out her high school dream: becoming prom queen.
Marmaduke, a computer-animated comedy film based on the comic strip of the same name by Brad Anderson, will also arrive on Netflix next month. Debuting on May 6th, the movie stars Pete Davidson as the voice of the titular dog, along with J. K. Simmons and David Koechner.
For something intense and serious, Netflix subscribers can check out the war drama film Operation Mincemeat starting May 10th. Based on a true story of deception, the John Madden-directed movie follows two British intelligence officers who hatch an outlandish scheme to trick the Nazis and alter the course of World War II.
Find out more series, films, and specials coming to Netflix in May in the video below: