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02nd May 2024

Netflix reveals all of May’s new movies and series

Stephen Porzio

New arrivals include an Ireland-set mystery series, a Benedict Cumberbatch-led crime show and a new gangster drama from one of the people behind Gomorrah.

Another month has passed, meaning it’s that time when Netflix reveals all of its original films and TV shows coming in the next month.

You can take a look at May’s offerings below:

Netflix original movies arriving in May

Beautiful Rebel – May 2

Secrets of the Neanderthals – May 2

Unfrosted – May 3

Jerry Seinfeld directs, co-writes and stars in the new film, which tells the story of the cutthroat and breakneck race to invent the Pop-Tart.

The Final: Attack on Wembley – May 8

Mother of the Bride – May 9

Adagio – May 13

After a 16-year-old in Rome becomes embroiled in illegal matters far beyond him, he turns for protection to two former criminals – old acquaintances of his father.

Adagio is the latest project from director Stefano Sollima (Gomorrah, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, ZeroZeroZero).

Thelma the Unicorn – May 17

Power – May 17

Illusions for Sale: The Rise and Fall of Generation Zoe – May 23

In Good Hands 2 – May 23

Atlas – May 24

Atlas Shepherd (Jennifer Lopez), a brilliant but misanthropic data analyst with a deep distrust of artificial intelligence, joins a mission to capture a renegade robot with whom she shares a mysterious past. But when plans go awry, her only hope of saving the future of humanity from AI is to trust it.

My Oni Girl – May 24

Colours of Evil: Red – May 29

A Part of You – May 31

Netflix original shows arriving in May

Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar – May 1

T・P BON – May 2

A Man in Full – May 2

An adaptation of the novel of the same name by Tom Wolfe (The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff), the show sees Jeff Daniels (Dumb and Dumber, The Newsroom) play Charlie Croker, a real estate mogul in Atlanta facing sudden bankruptcy.

As his political and business interests collide amid the crisis, Charlie seeks to defend his empire from those attempting to capitalise off of his fall from grace.

Created by David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, The Undoing), A Man in Full also stars Diane Lane (Unfaithful) and Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) and is already drawing comparisons to Succession.

John Mulaney Presents: Everybody’s in LA – May 4

Thank You Next – May 5

Super Rich in Korea – May 7

Bodkin – May 9

Filmed in West Cork, Wicklow and Dublin, Bodkin is a dark comedic thriller about a motley crew of podcasters (Will Forte, Siobhán Cullen, Robyn Cara) who set out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three strangers in a quaint, coastal Irish town.

Cooking Up Murder: Uncovering the Story of César Román – May 10

Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal – May 15

Bridgerton: Season 3 – Part 1 – May 16

At the centre of the ballroom this time around will be wallflower (and secret scandal sheet writer) Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and her longtime crush, world traveler Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton).

The 8 Show – May 17

Buying London – May 22

Tires – May 23

This sitcom follows Will (Steven Gerben), the anxious and seemingly unqualified heir of an auto repair chain, as he attempts to turn his dad’s business around despite constant torture from his cousin and now employee, Shane (Shane Gillis).

Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf – May 23

Jurassic World: Chaos Theory – May 24

Mulligan: Part 2 – May 29

The Life You Wanted – May 29

Eric – May 30

The life of Vincent (Benedict Cumberbatch), one of New York’s leading puppeteers, unravels when his nine-year-old son goes missing on the way to school.

As Vincent’s progressively destructive behaviour alienates those around him, a blue monster puppet named Eric – a delusion of necessity – becomes his only ally in the pursuit to bring his son home.

Geek Girl – May 30

Raising Voices – May 31

Netflix original comedy arriving in May

Katt Williams: Woke Foke – May 5

The Roast of Tom Brady – May 5

Franco Escamilla: Ladies’ Man – May 23

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