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New on Netflix May 2022 | All upcoming shows and movies

There’s no doubting the Netflix news headline as we head into May: After waiting for nearly three years, Stranger Things finally Returning to air in the first part of its final season, Hawkins’ residents continue to fight against many sinister threats.

But that’s not the only thing we’re looking forward to this month, as there are a slew of other new and returning shows set to hit the platform in the coming weeks.

Highlights include Clark – a Swedish true crime drama starring Bill Skarsgård as the criminal who inspired the term Stockholm Syndrome – and The Pentaverate, a new plot-comedy series from Mike Myers.

Plus, there’s season one of David E Kelley’s The Lincoln Lawyer, the latest adaptation of Michael Connelly’s novels about a Los Angeles defense attorney working from a chauffeur-driven Lincoln Town Car.

As for films, new films releasing in May include Senior Year, which stars Rebel Wilson as a woman striving to reclaim her place as the Queen Bee in high school after awakening from a 20-year coma, and Along for the Ride — a teen drama from the writer of To All The Boys I Loved Before.

Scroll to learn more about what’s coming to Netflix in May 2022.

Sunday 1 May

Against the Sun (2014) A survival drama that tells the true story of World War II about three US Navy pilots who are stranded on a small lifeboat after a torpedo bomber crashes.

Paycheck (2003) John Woo is a sci-fi influencer inspired by a Philip K Dick short story, about an amnesiac who tries to piece his past together while on the run from the police.

Piranha (2010) A comedy horror film that follows the events after the release of a flock of ancient piranhas after a tragic earthquake

Monday 2 May

Octonauts: Above & Beyond Season 2 The latest occasional season of educational animation for children

Tuesday 3 May

Hold Your Breath: Ice Diving The original documentary that sees free-diver Joanna Nordblad attempt to break the world record for distance traveled under ice with a single breath.

Wednesday 4 May

El Marginal Season 5 The Argentine crime drama returns for its fifth and final run

summer season 3 The Italian drama – inspired by the novels of Federico Moccia – comes to an end with its third season

The Circle season 4 The fourth round of the American version of the hit reality series – which originated on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom

Thursday May 5

Blood Sisters Season 1 The first original series on Netflix from Nigeria, follows two best friends on the run after the disappearance of a wealthy groom

Clark Bill Skarsgård stars in this true crime drama about notorious Swedish criminal Clark Olofsson – who inspired the term Stockholm Syndrome

Five Season 1 A comedy series written and starring Mike Myers, that follows a journalist as he attempts to uncover the truth about a secret society

Friday May 6

along to ride A teen drama about a reclusive girl whose outlook on life is changed when she meets a fellow insomniac with whom she begins taking late-night trips.

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Marmaduke An animated film about a great Dane who never gets out of trouble but has ambitions to shine in the world of dog shows

revenge A West Indian thriller about a veteran cop who sets out to prove himself when a horrific event occurs in his usually quiet desert town.

The Sound of Magic Season 1 A Korean drama series about a magician who lives in an abandoned amusement park and the troubles of a frustrated teenager disappear

removal A French-language comedy film that sees Omar Sy and Laurent Lafitte star in police partners who have very little in common and must team up to solve a murder.

Welcome to Eden Season 1 A Spanish-language sci-fi series set on a luxurious island that turns out to be more dangerous than a group of party guests imagined

Saturday 7 May

Dr. Sleep (2019) Based on Stephen King’s movie The Shining of the same name, starring Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson, it follows Danny Torrance as he struggles to come to terms with his traumatic past.

Elon Musk: The Real Life Iron Man (2018) A documentary film that explores the meteoric rise of the world’s richest man, Elon Musk

I’m In Love With My Car (2017) An Italian documentary looking at the attraction of cars to humans, and whether this appeal will overcome some obstacles

Leaving Africa (2015) A Finnish documentary showing two women reflecting on their friendship while promoting sexual education and gender equality in Uganda

Wednesday May 11

42 days of darkness season 1 A Chilean mystery drama about a woman who must race against time to find her missing sister under suspicious circumstances.

Friday May 13

Graduation Year Rebel Wilson plays a former high school cheerleader who wakes up from a coma after 20 years and is desperate to return to high school to regain her spot and become a prom queen.

The Lincoln Lawyer Season 1 Kelly is adapted from Michael Connelly’s 2008 novel The Brass Verdict, about a Los Angeles defense attorney working from a chauffeur-driven Lincoln Town Car.

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Tuesday 16 May

Vampire in the Garden season 1 The animated series takes place in a dystopian future in which humans lose a battle with vampires

Wednesday 17 May

The Future Diary season 2 Japanese reality dating show returns for second round

Friday 19 May

The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib Season 1 Part of the hit animation after the exploits of a kid working a high-powered job at Baby Corp . headquarters

Photographer: Murder in Pinamar A documentary film that tells the story of Argentine photojournalist Jose Luis Cabezas, who was murdered in his homeland in 1997

Tuesday 23 May

Ghost in the Shell: Sac_2045 Season 2 The animated series is back in its latest run

Thursday 25 May

Somebody Feed Phil Season 5 The latest series of documentaries after Everybody Loves Raymond creator Philip Rosenthal as he embarks on a world-eating tour.

Friday May 26

My Little Pony: Make your own tag My Little Pony Shorts

Saturday May 27

Stranger Things season 4 – Volume 1 Nostalgia sci-fi series finally He returns nearly three years into his previous career – as events in Hawkins and beyond become increasingly bizarre…

Check out our broadcast hub for more recommendations on what to watch, or visit our TV guide for what’s on tonight.

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