Bill Nye Saves the World and Anon: What’s coming to Netflix this May

Sci-fi fans are in for a treat with The Rain, and there are also plenty of classic films coming to Netflix this month

Bill Nye Saves the World Season 3
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May is an excellent month for those of you who are fans of original Netflix content. The likes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Dear White People and The Toys That Made Us will all be getting a new series on the platform.

My Next Guest Howard Stern
My Next Guest Howard Stern

Tina Fey and Howard Stern will be showing up on the David Letterman chat show, while the excellent Joel McHale Show will continue to knock out weekly doses of cynicism to all its viewers.

The Rain Season 1
The Rain Season 1

In terms of new Netflix shows, fans of sci-fi are in for a Scandinavian treat, as The Rain, a Danish show about a water-born killer virus will get its first airing. Check out the trailer below, it looks great…


Anon is another Netflix original movie which is really for our times as well. Its premise is a world without anonymity or crime, where a detective meets a woman who threatens overall security.

One of the greatest movies in modern cinema, Taxi Driver, will be hitting Netflix. Are we talking to you… yes, we are talking to you. There is nobody else reading this, so we must be talking to you.

Another classic, The Social Network will also be included.

In terms of more recent releases, you will also get a chance to check out Maggie’s Plan and Angry Birds, which both have their charm.

Fans of British comedies can make a cup of English breakfast tea and break out the crumpets, while I break out the bad stereotypes, as Men Behaving Badly and Cold Feet are also joining the service.

There will also be a few top Netflix docs joining the ranks. Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist will be right up some people’s street, while End Game looks like it will be deeply touching and at times, very difficult to watch.

Overall, May looks to be a good one for Netflix.

Full list


A Little Help with Carol Burnett – May 4

The Rain: Season 1 – May 4

Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 3 – May 11

Mob Psycho 100: Season 1 – May 22


Men Behaving Badly series 1-6 – May 1

Prime Suspect 1-6 – May 1

Cold Feet season 1-6 – May 1

The Frankenstein Chronicles season 2 – May 1

Love Island series 1-2 – May 1

Little Boy Blue – May 1

Margret Sets a Trap – May 1

Maigret’s Dead Man – May 1

Dear White People: Volume 2 – May 4

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey – May 4

Poldark season 2 – May 6

Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 2 – May 22

Fauda: Season 2 – May 24

The Toys That Made Us: Season 2 – May 25

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4 – May 30

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern – May 31

Danish sci-fi drama The Rain – May 2018


Busted!: Season 1 (New episodes Fridays)

The Break with Michelle Wolf – May 27 (New episodes Sundays)

Riverdale: Season 2 (New episodes Thursdays)

Designated Survivor: Season 2 (New episodes Thursdays)

Dynasty: Season 1 (New episodes Saturdays)

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 3 (New episodes Wednesdays)

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (New episodes Sundays)

iZombie season 4 (New episodes Tuesdays)

David Letterman interviews Tina Fey


21 (2008) – May 1

Some Like It Hot (1959) – May 1

The Angry Birds (2016) – May 3

Taxi Driver (1976) – May 11

The Social Network (2010) – May 18

The Punisher (2004) – May 18

Midnight Express (1978) – May 18

The Darkness – (2016) – May 26

Pan (2015) – May 27

Maggie’s Plan (2015) – May 28