Here are all the great new shows coming to Netflix this May
May conjures up spring rains & sunshine, and along with it a lineup of spring television viewing. TV watchers won’t be disappointed with what they find.
Television series making debuts in May on Netflix include a comedy set in space, a musical drama set in Paris, and a docudrama set in Tinseltown, among many other returns & reunions.
First to put its imprint on the minds of Americans is Netflix’s newly released seven-part series Hollywood, available to stream on May 1. Hollywood is a must for any fan of award-winning creator Ryan Murphy, who collaborated on the series with long-time partner Ian Brennan of Glee and Scream Queens fame.
Described as Murphy’s love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown, Hollywood is set in post-World War II Hollywood (naturally), as a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers strive to become successful no matter the cost.
The Eddy, set in Paris and directed by Damien Chazelle, is an up-and-coming French musical drama series starring Andre Holland as struggling jazz club owner Elliot, who deals with gangsters and the difficulties of parenting his daughter (The Hate U Give’s Amandla Stenberg).
The Eddy marks Chazelle’s first time directing a television series and debuts on May 8th on Netflix.
American farce Space Force, created by Greg Daniels & Steve Carell, situates a group of characters delegated to establishing the United States Space Force to rival the other military branches. Starring Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers, and Tawny Newsome, the series premiere is scheduled for May 29th on Netflix.
The CW’s hit series Riverdale, following teens Archie, Jughead, Reggie, Betty, Veronica, and the gang from the popular Archie comics, will launch its fourth season on Netflix U.S. sometime in May. Riverdale explores the surreality of small-town life – all that darkness & weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
All three seasons of the popular Avatar: The Last Airbender will return to Netflix streaming on May 15th. A Nickelodeon-produced cartoon series inspired by martial arts and elemental (air, wind, water, fire) manipulation (a.k.a. “bending”) by its principal characters, Avatar: The Last Airbender is a must-see for anime fans.
White Lines’s ten one-hour episodes will arrive on Netflix on May 15th. The English- and Spanish-language series was filmed in Spain’s Balearic Islands. The corpse of legendary Manchester, UK DJ Axl is discovered twenty years after his initial disappearance from the island of Ibiza. The performer’s sister’s subsequent investigation will force her to confront her personal demons.
The Big Flower Fight
Prepare to fight with flowers as Netflix offers reality-based series The Big Flower Fight on May 18th. Produced by ITV Studios-backed MultiStory Media, the eight-part series sees ten creative teams square off in a contest to create the most impressive huge floral garden sculptures.
Too Hot to Handle Extra Hot: The Reunion
On May 8th, contestants from the hit dating series Too Hot to Handle will reunite for fresh banter, spicy games, and frolicking fun that fans crave. Notably, given the COVID-19 pandemic, the show will bring Too Hot to Handle Extra Hot: The Reunion contestants together virtually.