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What’s coming soon to Netflix in May 2020?

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The majority of the UK might not be going anywhere for several more weeks, but Netflix’s horizons have rarely seemed wider, as the streaming giant goes to space and back in May, while stopping off in LA, Paris, Finland and Schitt’s Creek.

Ryan Murphy’s drama Hollywood leads the way for a month that also includes Damien Chazelle’s jazzy new series, The Eddy, a new mystery from the creator of Money Heist, the delayed arrival of Snowpiercer in the UK, plus the return of Dead to Me for a second season.

Uplifting entertainment is on offer from a surprise documentary about Michelle Obama and another outing for She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, and there’s bittersweet goodbyes to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, returning for a final interactive special, and Schitt’s Creek, back for its sixth and last season. New comedy is also on the way, though, including Kumail Nanjiani film The Lovebirds and Space Force, the new sitcom from Greg “The Office” Daniels, starring Steve Carell.

All that and a French drama starring Eric Cantona? Here’s what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in May 2020:

Hollywood: Season 1 – 1st May

What if you could change the story? The limited series from Murphy and Ian Brennan follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost. Each character offers a unique glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across race, gender and sexuality that continue to this day.

Mrs. Serial Killer – 1st May

When a doctor gets jailed for a string of shocking murders, his loyal wife sets out to commit a copycat crime to prove his innocence. Jacqueline Fernandez, Manoj Bajpayee and Mohit Raina star in writer-director Shirish Kunder’s spine-tingling thriller.

Get In – 1st May

When he returns from vacation and finds his home occupied by squatters, a family man is caught in a conflict that escalates to terrifying heights.

The Half of It – 1st May

A shy, introverted student helps the school jock woo a girl whom, secretly, they both want in Alice Wu’s coming-of-age dramedy.

Into the Night: Season 1 – 1st May

This Belgian thriller begins with a sudden solar event, as the sun inexplicably starts killing everything in its path. The show centres on the lucky passengers and crew of an overnight flight out of Brussels, as they attempt to fly west — into the safety of the dark night. The plane’s manifest is multinational and multilingual, with passengers rich and poor, young and old, civilian and military. The seemingly ordinary travelers share but one thing: A desire to survive the sun — and each other — by any means necessary.

All Day and a Night – 1st May

A young man embarks on a journey of self-discovery after landing in the same prison as his father in this indie drama, starring Ashton Sanders and Jeffrey Wright.

Medici: Season 3 – 1st May

Medici: The Magnificent shows the power of art and beauty as driving forces behind Medici rule. The series shows the journey of a man who falls many times before he can find himself again.

Almost Happy: Season 1 – 1st May

Sebastián, a radio show host of modest fame, tries to find a way in the world as he deals with his ex-wife (whom he still loves) and raising his children

Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill – 5th May

Jerry Seinfeld finds himself in a precarious situation as he’s preparing to go on stage for his new stand-up special.

Becoming – 6th May

Becoming follows the former First Lady during a moment of profound change, not only for her personally but for the country she and her husband served over eight years in the White House. The film offers a rare and up-close look at her life, taking viewers behind the scenes as she embarks on a 34-city tour following the release of her memoir. The tour highlights the power of community to bridge our divides and the spirit of connection that comes when we openly and honestly share our stories.

Scissor Seven: Season 2 – 7th May

Seeking to recover his memory, a scissor-wielding, hairdressing quasi-assassin stumbles into a struggle for power among feuding factions.

The Eddy: Season 1 – 8th May

Set in the vibrant multicultural neighbourhoods of modern-day Paris, The Eddy tells the story of the owner of a struggling club, its house band and the dangers they face from the chaotic city that surrounds them. The limited series stars André Holland and Joanna Kulig alongside Amandla Stenberg, Taham Rahim and Leïla Bekhti.

Dead to Me: Season 2 – 8th May

Jen (Christina Applegate), Judy (Linda Cardellini) and the lies that entwine them are back. Picking up in the aftermath of that bloody backyard reveal, the irrepressible pair once again struggle to keep their secrets buried. With a surprising new visitor in town and Detective Perez (Diana Maria Riva) hot on their heels, Jen and Judy take drastic measures to protect their loved ones and each other – no matter the cost.

Valeria: Season 1 – 8th May

While going through a marital crisis, a writer finds solace in her three friends in this Spanish drama.

Workin’ Moms: Season 4 – 8th May

Sometimes, motherhood’s a miracle. Other times? It’s a hot mess. Netflix’s edgy comedy about the lives of working moms returns.

Rust Valley Restorers: Season 2 – 8th May

Old-school auto collector Mike Hall, his pal Avery Shoaf and son Connor Hall go the extra mile to restore retro cars.

Restaurants on the Edge: Season 2 – 8th May

A team of three experts — a restaurateur, a designer and a chef — tap into a restaurant’s surroundings and community to remodel each business in a way that is uplifting, inspirational, and positive.

18 Presents – 8th May

A pregnant mother with terminal cancer leaves behind 18 sentimental gifts for her unborn daughter to receive every birthday until she reaches womanhood.

Chico Bonbon: Monkey with a Tool Belt: Season 1 – 8th May

Armed with tools and engineering smarts, monkey mechanic Chico Bon Bon and his Fix-It Force help the people of Blunderberg solve all of their problems. Yes, really.

The Hollow: Season 2 – 8th May

Disoriented teens Adam, Mira and Kai are strangers who wake up in a room with no doors or windows. How did they get there? And how will they escape?

Rogue Warfare – 10th May

An elite international squad of uniquely skilled special forces is assembled to combat a rising underground terrorist threat in the Middle East.

Bordertown: Season 3 – 11th May

A gifted detective who takes a job in a small town so he can spend more time with his family is soon drawn into a network of disturbing murder cases, as the Finnish crime drama returns.

Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics – 11th May

Explore hallucinogenic highs and lows as celebrities share funny, mind-blowing tales vie animations, re-enactments and more.

Trial By Media: Season 1 – 11th May

In this true crime docuseries, some of the most dramatic trials of all time are examined with an emphasis on how the media may have impacted verdicts.

True Terrific Tales: Season 1 – 12th May

True and her friends create their own versions of Pinocchio, Little Red Riding Hood and other classic tales.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Interactive Special – 12th May

Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakow­ski, Carol Kane and Jon Hamm will all return for this final interactive farewell to the Netflix comedy, alongside special guest star Daniel Radcliffe. Titled Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend, it promises us three states! Explosions! A dancing hamburger! And you, the viewer, get to decide how the story goes – including whether to make out with Daniel Radcliffe.

The Wrong Missy – 13th May

Disaster strikes when a man invites his dream girl to an island resort — but a previous blind date shows up instead.

Schitt’s Creek: Season 6 – 14th May

Suddenly broke, the formerly filthy-rich Rose family is reduced to living in a ramshackle motel in a town they once bought as a joke. Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy and co return for this brilliantly charming and funny sitcom’s final season.

White Lines: Season 1 – 15th May

From the creator of Money Heist, the series sees the body of a legendary Manchester DJ discovered 20 years after his mysterious disappearance from Ibiza. When his sister returns to the beautiful Spanish island to find out what happened, her investigation leads her through a thrilling world of dance clubs, lies and cover-ups, forcing her to confront the darker sides of her own character in a place where people live life on the edge.

Derapages: Season 1 – 15th May

Unemployed and desperate to turn his life around, Alain Delambre is ready to do anything to secure a job at corporate giant Exxya. Eric Cantona stars in this new French drama directed by Ziad Doueiri.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 5 – 15th May

DreamWorks’ reboot of the iconic heroine returns for another progressive, uplifting, colourful animated outing.

Chichipatos: Season 1 – 15th May

A magician hired for a party lands in hot water when he makes a drug boss disappear during a performance — but is then unable to make him reappear.

The Queen and the Conqueror: Season 1 – 16th May

Years after Spanish conquistador Pedro de Heredia betrayed her people and broke her heart, indigenous woman Catalina reenters his life to get revenge in this period drama.

The Big Flower Fight: Season 1 – 18th May

Two pairs of florists, sculptors and garden designers face off in a friendly floral fight to see who can build the biggest, boldest garden sculptures.

The Lovebirds (2020) – 22nd May

Snapped up by Netflix after the closure of cinemas, this comedy starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani follows a couple in the fast lane to splitsville who accidentally find themselves crossing paths with a killer.

Selling Sunset: Season 2 – 22nd May

Netflix’s reality series showcases the drama at The Oppenheim Group, where elite real estate brokers sell the luxurious life to their affluent buyers.

Control Z: Season 1 – 22nd May

When a hacker begins releasing students’ secrets to the whole school, the socially isolated but observant Sofia works to uncover the culprit’s identity.

History 101: Season 1 – 22nd May

Infographics and archival footage deliver bite-size history lessons on scientific breakthroughs, social movements and world-changing discoveries.

Snowpiercer: The TV Series – 25th May

Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs star in this new TV series based on Bong Joon-ho’s dystopian sci-fi thriller, in which class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out amongst the remnants of humanity – who inhabit a perpetually moving train that circles the globe.

Space Force: Season 1 – 29th May

This new comedy from Greg Daniels (The Office) follows four-star general Mark R. Naird (Steve Carell), a decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force. He is thrown for a loop when he finds himself tapped to lead the newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces: Space Force. Skeptical but dedicated, Mark uproots his family and moves to a remote base in Colorado where he and a team of scientists and “Spacemen” are tasked by the White House with getting American boots on the moon (again) in a hurry and achieving total space dominance.

Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in May 2020:

1st May Adult Life Skills Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun Killer Cove

4th May Lucas Neto en Acampamento de Ferias 2 The Last Dance: Episode 5 The Last Dance: Episode 6

5th May Ophelia

7th May Riverdale: Season 4, Episode 19 (Finale)

11th May The Last Dance: Episode 7 The Last Dance: Episode 8

19th May Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything

22nd May Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series: Season 2

Date TBC Dynasty: Season 3 Justice League (2017) Labyrinth (1986) Blues Brothers (1980) Vertigo (1958) Funny Girl (1968) Waterworld (1995) The Rugrats Movie (1998) Dr Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat (2003) An American Tail (1986) Children of Men (2006) Steve Jobs (2015) Battleship (2012) Ted netflix.vom (2012) BASEketball (1998) Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983)

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