Whether you’ve been waiting for your favourite show to return to Netflix for another season, you’re looking for a new show to watch, or you want to marathon some movies, there seems to be something for everyone on Netflix’s roster in May and we’ve got the scoop on what’s coming!
Exciting times ahead, everyone.
Netflix recently released what’s coming to the popular streaming service, and it’s originals, some of your favourites, and new shows galore.
Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in May 2018, courtesy of Netflix Canada:
Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died at the age of 27 between 1969 and 1971. Unseen footage and interviews with medical experts, music critics and people who knew the famous artists who all coincidentally died at the age of 27.
After her drunken antics result in property damage, an alcoholic journalist enters rehab — and soon meets a fellow resident who changes her outlook.
This action-adventure follows the exploits of 47 samurai warriors who plot to exact revenge on a court official responsible for their master’s death.
Sentenced to anger management class, grumpy Red becomes a hero who trains his fellow birds to unleash their inner fury when pigs invade their island.
When Dracula heads to London in search of a woman who looks like his long-dead wife, vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.
In Naples, Buenos Aires and New York, people reflect on the Neapolitan tradition of “suspended coffee” and how it changed their lives.
In 1940’s Greece, a doctor is forced to share his house with an Italian soldier who has eyes for the doctor’s beautiful and strong-willed daughter.
Featuring eight-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter, this documentary takes an in-depth look at his impact on pop culture and the Canadian basketball scene.
A young man in Kerala has two weeks to stop the woman he loves from a fixed marriage in the U.S., but he doesn’t have the papers to get there.
To bring down a global human trafficking ring, an Interpol agent recruits the help of a brutal criminal with inside knowledge of the yakuza.
After watching a hit man commit murder, an estranged couple leaves New York City and lands in Wyoming when they enter the Witness Protection Program.
After his wife is killed while performing relief work in Central America, a doctor’s patients begin delivering messages from her from the afterlife.
Wary of dishonesty in relationships, two young women embark on a 24-hour experiment on intimacy, but their romance flounders as the clock winds down.
Julia Roberts earned an Oscar in this emotional drama for her portrayal of a twice-divorced mother who sees an injustice and takes on the bad guys.
Epicureans and experts trace the migration of Italian cuisine and its evolution in the Americas, delving into ideas of origin, diaspora and heritage.
As four Los Angeles friends — three married, one single — move from one group event to the next, financial difference begins to take its toll.
A tough, sexy dancer from the inner city becomes a successful music video choreographer, but her career is threatened when her mentor blackmails her.
Determined to prove herself as a street dancer, Maria heads from juvie to a Bronx rec centre where she’s introduced to her dance idol, Honey Daniels.
Two potheads smoke some brain-enhancing weed and, to their surprise, score high enough on entrance exams to get scholarships at Harvard.
A medical student-turned-zombie tries to retain her humanity by eating brains at the morgue and finds she has an uncanny new gift for solving crimes.
While an overmatched sheriff’s task force pursues the Creeper, the mother of one of his victims has a vision of what must be done to stop the terror.
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City – Netflix Original
John Mulaney relays stories from his childhood and “SNL,” eviscerates the value of college and laments getting older in this electric comedy special.
After a small-time hustler picks the pocket of a gambling bank teller, the two men are framed and must endure each other’s presence in the same jail.
This coming-of-age charmer follows a summer in the life of an 11-year-old girl who learns about love and loss as she grapples with profound changes.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a program developer pitches a revolutionary dating algorithm to her new CEO, who volunteers them as guinea pigs.
Ambitious Boleyn sisters Anne and Mary compete for the heart of powerful but intemperate King Henry VII in this opulent historical drama.
After spending time in a mental institution, a man decides to become a doctor, hypothesizing that humour will improve patients’ quality of life.
In 13th-century Ireland, a motley group of monks takes on a perilous mission to deliver a precious ancient relic to Rome.
Three 6-year-old kids who live normal lives during the day become superheroes at night, fighting crime as a team known as PJ Masks.
Life gets knotty when Alex and Kate develop a relationship with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment next door.
Pocoyo gears up for exciting car races and learns that friends, teamwork and imagination are what matter the most.
Acrobatic aliens arrive on spaceships and perform for everyone, but when angry aliens arrive as well, Pocoyo and his friends must now put on a show.
To celebrate the carnival, everyone learns to dance to different music. Plus, Pocoyo’s friends surprise him with something delicious.
Pocoyo and his friend have a costume contest to celebrate Halloween and learn new things about planets and stars in space.
Pocoyo finds a special toy and plays new games with his friends, then they’re spooked by a scary box and try to find out who’s inside
Everyone is getting excited for the games. Pocoyo plays baseball and golf, and races with his friends. Ready, set, go!
During World War II, an escaped POW makes his way to Tibet, where he meets the Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.
Sometimes – Netflix Film
Seven strangers anxiously waiting for their HIV test results decide to bribe the clinic receptionist to get them early, learning one is positive.
A menacing, unseen force stalks a young girl living by herself in a suburban house, where she’s surrounded by reminders of her once-happy family.
In director Josef Rusnak’s mind-bending sci-fi thriller, a murder mystery unravels in a virtual reality that recreates 1930s-era Los Angeles.
One hundred young exiles from a dying space station are sent to Earth 97 years after a nuclear apocalypse to test if the planet is now inhabitable.
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 3 – Weekly Episodes from May 2 – Netflix Original
The life of typical teen Clary Fray is upended when she learns that she’s part of a race of demon-hunting humans who have the blood of angels.
The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes: Season 1
Award-winning architect Piers Taylor and actress/property enthusiast Caroline Quentin travel the world to tour unconventional homes in extreme places.
Riverdale: Season 2 – Weekly Episodes from May 3 – Netflix Original
While navigating the troubled waters of sex, romance, school and family, teen Archie and his gang become entangled in a dark Riverdale mystery.
Star: Season 2 – Weekly Episodes from May 3
Two half sisters raised in foster care and a young songwriter hiding her celebrity parentage join forces in Atlanta to chase dreams of music stardom.
Anon – Netflix Film
In a future where technology has rendered privacy obsolete, a detective investigates a serial assassin who has been deleted from all visual records.
A Little Help with Carol Burnett – Netflix Original
In this original unscripted series starring comedy legend Carol Burnett, kids dish out advice to celebrities and everyday people in front of a live audience.
Busted!: Season 1 – Weekly episodes from May 4 – Netflix Original
Suspense, surprises and fun abound in this Korean variety game show featuring big personalities and even bigger mysteries in every episode.
Dear White People: Volume 2 – Netflix Original
Students of colour navigate the daily slights and slippery politics of life at an Ivy League college that’s not nearly as “post-racial” as it thinks.
End Game – Netflix Original
Directed by Academy Award winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, End Game is 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.
A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
Forgive Us Our Debts – Netflix Film
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.
Kong: King of the Apes: Season 2 – Netflix Original
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.
Manhunt – Netflix Film
A Chinese pharmaceutical lawyer framed for a vile crime teams up with a sharp-witted Japanese detective to stop a dangerous corporate plot.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey – Netflix Original
Tina 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 – Netflix Original
Six years after a brutal virus wipes out most of Scandinavia’s population, two siblings join a band of young survivors seeking safety — and answers.
Dynasty: Season 1 – Weekly Episodes from May 5 – Netflix Original
The Carringtons and the Colbys feud for control over their fortune — and their children — in this updated reboot of the classic prime-time soap.
Talented pooches from around the world compete to be the next Pup Star, but behind-the-scenes schemes threaten to ruin the fun.
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale – Weekly Episodes May 6 and May 13 – Netflix Original
Trending news, pop culture, social media, original sketches and more come together in host Joel McHale’s new weekly comedy commentary show.
A hard-living rocker at the end of his career revisits his artistics roots after finding a 40-year-old letter from John Lennon.
Mike Tyson Mysteries: Season 3 – Weekly Episodes from May 7
Mike Tyson, his adopted Korean Daughter and a pigeon who was once a man team up to solve mysteries in this adult animated comedy series.
Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives – Netflix Original
Hari Kondabolu breaks down identity politics, celebrity encounters, his mango obsession and more in a stand-up set full of unexpected twists.
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 3 – Netflix Original
Bill 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.
After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.
Evil Genius: the True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist – Netflix Original
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.
The Kissing Booth – Netflix Film
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.
Spirit Riding Free: Season 5 – Netflix Original
In a small Western town, spunky ex-city girl Lucky forms a tight bond with wild horse Spirit while having adventures with best pals Pru and Abigail. Inspired by the Oscar® nominated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
The Who Was? Show: Season 1 – Netflix Original
A live-action sketch comedy show for kids starring the greatest names in history. Based on the best-selling book series.
Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife – Netflix Original
Pregnant again, Ali Wong returns in her second original stand-up comedy special and gets real on why having kids is not all it’s cracked up to be.
An unassuming 60-year-old wo takes a self-help seminar after her mother’s death is inspired to be more open and pursue a decades-younger co-worker.
This interactive series uses games, illusions and experiments to illustrate how our brains manufacture our reality and often play tricks on us.
This period drama set in impoverished East London in the 1950s follows a newly qualified midwife and her colleagues at a nursing convent.
Using real footage and geographical representations, this series offers a literal window into the center of Earth, where likely natural disasters churn.
This series highlights a diverse group of survivalists as they prepare for various catastrophic scenarios that could cause civilization to collapse.
Experts explore the possibility that the most menacing apex predators, such as saltwater crocodiles, can get even larger than previously imagined.
Intrepid DEA agents pursue vicious and wildly drug traffickers, from Colombia to the Caribbean, in a deadly fight to stop cocaine from reaching America.
Forced to assist her cruel stepmother and stepsisters at a “Cinderella” audition, teen Tessa secretly wins the role and tries to conceal her success.
The Little Prince
A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince.
Cargo – Netflix Film
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 – Netflix Film
A Johannesburg professor and his journalist wife find their relationship tested in new ways when a famous, hard-partying writer enters their lives.
A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers’ identities.
After some time living in civilized 19th-century London, the ape-raised Tarzan returns to wild Congo and faces off against abominable colonialists.
A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client’s dinner party after her car breaks down.
Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.
Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes them and their crew as hostage.
Male celebs play make-believe as high schoolers, welcoming star transfer students every week and engaging in battles of witty humor and slapstick.
Mob Psycho 100: Season 1 – Netflix Original
There’s an organization 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 – Netflix Original
As Shion and Tsubasa grow closer day by day, Ami and Takayuki’s relationship grows complicated, and new housemates join the group.
Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here – Netflix Original
Comedian Tig Notaro unleashes her inner prankster in a playful stand-up special packed with funny anecdotes, parenting confessions and more.
Explained – Weekly Episodes from May 23 – Netflix Original
This series spotlights topical and timely issues that impact our lives — from the gender wage gap to geopolitical politics.
Fauda: Season 2 – Netflix Original
Doron teams up with his old undercover unit when a militant who has targeted him for revenge also launches a more ambitious covert plan.
24 Hours to Live
An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.
Ibiza – Netflix Film
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.
Comedy icons Steve Martin and Martin Short team up for musical sketches and conversations about their legendary lives in show business and stand-up.
The Toys That Made Us: Season 2 – Netflix Original
The new season features Star Trek, Transformers, LEGO and Hello Kitty.
Trollhunters: Part 3 – Netflix Original
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?
Sara’s Notebook – Netflix Film
A woman embarks on a harrowing search for her missing sister that brings her into the depths of the treacherous, war-torn Congolese jungle.
The Break with Michelle Wolf – Weekly episodes from May 27 – Netflix Original
Michelle Wolf pokes fun at everything and everyone on her weekly show. Wolf has worked on “The Daily Show” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”
A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Disney Pixar’s Coco
Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
When his mother dies, Joshua “J” Cody moves to his estranged grandmother’s seaside house, where he becomes entangled in the family’s life of crime.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4 – Netflix Original
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 – Netflix Original
The groundbreaking radio personality takes the stage in the latest installment of Letterman’s in-depth, wide-ranging interview series.
These movies and shows will be leaving Netflix in May 2018, so it’s your last chance to watch them on the streaming service:
A note that according to Netflix, release dates are subject to change!
Cover photo courtesy of Netflix Canada