What’s coming soon to Netflix in May 2021?
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With two Bank Holiday weekends in May, Netflix is stuffing your watchlist with enough to keep them both filled. This month sees the debut of Jupiter’s Legacy, a new superhero series from Mark Millar, and Halston, Ryan Murphy’s series about the iconic fashion designer. It also welcomes the return of Master of None, Ragnarok, Lucifer and Love, Death + Robots, as well as final outings for Castlevania and The Kominsky Method.
And, on the film side of things, there’s the premiere of Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, The Woman in the Window, starring Amy Adams, and Alexandre Aja’s Oxygen.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in May 2021:
StartUp: Season 1 to 3 – 4th May
Adam Brody, Edi Gathegi, Otmara Marrero, Martin Freeman and Ron Perlman star in this fast-paced, stylish crime-tech thriller, about a group of young people who start up their own digital currency, attracting the attention of a crooked FBI agent and more.
The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness – 5th May
The Son of Sam case grew into a lifelong obsession for journalist Maury Terry, who became convinced that the murders were linked to a satanic cult.
Giant Jack: Season 2 – 4th May
Six-year old Hank and his best pal, a giant trash truck, explore the world around them on fantastical adventures with their animal friends.
Selena: The Series: Part 2 – 4th May
Now on the brink of stardom, Selena fights to remain true to herself, spend quality time with her family and her new husband, and expand her businesses. All the while, her journey to become the most successful female Latin artist of all time continues.
And Tomorrow the Entire World – 6th May
Encaged in a gold-clad life of secrets and lies, two women in a conglomerate family seek to topple all that stands in their way of finding true joy.
Jupiter’s Legacy: Volume 1 – 7th May
This new series rom Mark Millar sees the world’s first generation of superheroes look to their children to continue the legacy, after nearly a century of keeping humankind safe,. But tensions rise as the young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents’ legendary public reputations — and exacting personal standards.
Girl from Nowhere: Season 2 – 7th May
A mysterious, clever girl named Nanno transfers to different schools, exposing the lies and misdeeds of the students and faculty at every turn.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 – 7th May
On a farm outside New York, Max aims to boost his confidence while in the city, Snowball attempts to rescue a tiger cub and Gidget pretends to be a cat in this animated sequel.
Milestone – 7th May
A newly bereaved trucker, a legacy to be passed down, and a milestone that comes with its own consequences. Ghalib, a veteran driver, sets a 500,000 kms record on the road, but celebrations are cut short with the advent of pain, both physical and emotional. In the midst of fighting a compensation claim and finding a cure for his own back, the old man faces the threat of losing the job that has come to define him to a new intern. Will life get back on track, or is this the end of the road?
Monster – 7th May
Monster tells the story of Steve Harmon (Kelvin Harrison Jr) a seventeen-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder. The film follows his dramatic journey from a smart, likeable film student from Harlem attending an elite high school through a complex legal battle that could leave him spending the rest of his life in prison.
Mine: Season 1 – 8th May
This South Korean drama follows women in high society who are trying to free themselves from prejudice and find their real selves. Episodes arrive weekly.
Super Me – 8th May
Struggling writer Sang Yu (Darren Wang), has always dreamt of becoming a successful screenwriter. He writes non-stop, stays awake and stresses out to finish a script he’s been paid by his friend, San Ge (Cao Bingkun), to complete. Plagued by nightmares of a demon who wants to kill him, Sang Yu tries to stay awake and becomes an insomniac. One day, he discovers that he possesses a super power – making his dreams a reality.
Motherland: Season 2 – 11th May
With Season 3 airing on BBC Two, now’s the time to catch up with the show’s hilarious first two outings.
Money Explained: Season 1 – 11th May
Now let’s talk about money and its many minefields, from credit cards to casinos…
The Upshaws: Season 1 – 12th May
A working-class Black family in Indiana strives for a better life and a happy home while juggling everyday struggles in this comedy series starring Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes.
Dance of the Forty One – 12th May
A gay congressman marries the Mexican president’s daughter but cavorts with a young man at a secret club. And then scandal hits. Based on a true story.
Oxygen – 12th May
Directed by Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D) and starring Mélanie Laurent and Mathieu Amalric, this thriller follows a woman who wakes up in a cryogenic unit with no recollection of who she is. Quickly running out of air, she must find a way to remember who she is in order to survive.
Castlevania: Season 4 – 13th May
The dark medieval fantasy, inspired by the classic videogame series, returns for a fourth and final chapter.
Alma Matters: Inside the IIT Dream – 14th May
There’s the entrance exam, and then the real test. An institute with decades of legacy, millions of aspiring students, and one common dream. The IITs are the Indian version of the American dream that involves clearing the world’s toughest public exam for guaranteed lifelong success. But life is not an exam. It’s a hustle, one that nobody trained them for.
Love, Death + Robots: Volume 2 – 14th May
What do naked giants, Christmas demons, and robots-gone-wild have in common? The answer, of course, is this distinctly adult animated anthology, which returns with a vengeance for Volume 2.
Halston: Season 1 – 14th May
Ewan McGregor is playing fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick in Ryan Murphy’s new series.
The Woman in the Window – 14th May
Based on the gripping, bestselling novel and adapted by Tracy Letts, this psychological thriller stars Adams as Anna Fox, an agoraphobic child psychologist who finds herself keeping tabs on the picture perfect family across the street through the windows of her New York City brownstone. Her life is turned upside down when the Russell family moves in across the street, and she witnesses an unimaginable brutal crime. The question is… what really happened?
I Am All Girls – 14th May
A relentless detective finds common ground with a killer systematically targeting the perpetrators running a powerful child-trafficking ring.
Ferry – 14th May
Before he built a drug empire, Ferry Bouman returns to his hometown on a revenge mission that finds his loyalty tested — and a love that alters his life.
Jungle Beat: The Movie – 14th May
When a lost and lonely alien crash-lands on Earth, his new crew of talking animal friends helps him get back home — and try to save the world.
Move to Heaven: Season 1 – 14th May
Finding life in all that’s left behind, a trauma cleaner with Asperger’s and his ex-con uncle deliver the untold stories of the departed to loved ones in this South Korean TV series.
Haunted: Season 3 – 14th May
A menacing mansion. A haunting melody. A demonic cat. More real people share scary stories from their past — and the truth is terrifying.
The Strange House – 14th May
When a big-city family moves to a remote town, two young brothers and their new friends try to solve the menacing mystery that haunts their home.
Quen Mato A Sara: Season 2 – 19th May
After 18 years in prison, Álex takes his revenge on the Lazcano family, who framed him for the murder of his sister Sara to save their reputation.
Special: Season 2 – 20th May
Why be normal, when you can be Special? Ryan O’Connell’s semi-autobiographical comedy returns.
Army of the Dead – 21st May
Zack Snyder returns to the zombie genre for this thriller that follows a group of mercenaries who, after a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off a job.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous: Season 3 – 21st May
This entertaining Jurassic Park animation is a surprisingly dark ride.
The Neighbor: Season 2 – 21st May
Self-centered Javier’s life gets a bit messy when he unexpectedly becomes a superhero — and his recent ex is tasked with uncovering his identity.
Master of None: Season 3 – 23rd May
Aziz Ansari’s comedy returns with Lena Waithe and Naomi Ackie taking the lead as Denise and her partner Alicia. Their modern love story intimately illustrates the ups and downs of marriage, struggles with fertility, and personal growth both together and apart. Fleeting romantic highs meet crushing personal losses while existential questions of love and living are raised.
Spider-Man: Far From Home – 25th May
This witty, moving, visually stunning little blockbuster is a promising glimpse of life after Avengers: Endgame.
Baggio: The Divine Ponytail – 26th May
The story of Roberto Baggio, one of the best soccer players of all time, including his career highs, triumphs over injuries and discovery of Buddhism.
Ragnarok: Season 2 – 27th May
From the writer of Borgen, this fantasy teen drama returns to ask that age-old question: what do you do when you’re a 17 year-old high schooler who has just learned that you may have super powers and you’re up against an ancient and extremely powerful enemy that is holding an entire town, perhaps even an entire country, in an iron grip?
Eden: Season 1 – 27th May
Thousands of years in the future, a human baby girl awakens, finding herself in a world inhabited solely by robots.
Blue Miracle – 27th May
The incredible true story of Casa Hogar, the Mexican boys home that entered the world’s biggest fishing tournament to save their orphanage.
Lucifer: Season 5, Part 2 – 28th May
Netflix’s revived series, based on comic book characters created by Neil Gaiman, returns once more for the second part if its penultimatee season, with Tom Ellis once again turning on the charm as Lucifer.
The Kominsky Method: Season 3 – 28th May
Alan Arkin may not be returning alongside Michael Douglas for this final outing for Netflix’s comedy, but Kathleen Turner will be back to play Ruth, the ex-wife of Douglas’ once-famous actor, Sandy Kominsky.
Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in May 2021:
1st May School of Rock Below Deck: Season 3 and 4 The Italian Job (2003) Premonition Tamara Drewe Eagle Eye Resident Evil: Degeneration The Fourth Kind
2nd May Colony: Season 3
5th May Lava Ka Dhaava: Season 1
6th May August Sky: 63 Days of Glory
7th May Men in Black: International The Circle USA Season 2: The Afterparty
9th May Mine: Season 1, Episode 2
10th May Deadly Switch The Corrupted The Outlaw and His Wife Victor Sjostrom It Is Never Too Late The Last Adventure
12th May Upin & Ipin: Season 12 Brightburn
13th May Wave of Cinema: Filosofi Kopi
14th May The Upshaws: The Afterparty
15th May Mine: Season 1, Episode 3
16th May Mine: Season 1, Episode 4
18th May Sardar Ka Grandson
22nd May Sam Smith: Love Goes – Live At Abbey Road Studios Mine: Season 1, Episode 5
23rd May Mine: Season 1, Episode 6
26th May High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America: Season 1
29th May Mine: Season 1, Episode 7
30th May Mine: Season 1, Episode 8
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