New on Netflix May 2022 | All the upcoming shows and films

There's no doubting the headline Netflix news as we head into May: after a wait of almost three years, Stranger Things finally returns to the streamer for the first part of its final season, as the residents of Hawkins continue to battle against several sinister threats.


But that's not the only thing to look forward to this month, as there are a host of other new and returning shows set to land on 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 conspiracy comedy series from Mike Myers.

Plus there's the first season of David E Kelley's The Lincoln Lawyer, the latest adaptation of Michael Connelly's novels about an LA defence attorney who works out of a chauffeur-driven Lincoln Town Car.

As for films, brand new movies launching in May include Senior Year, which stars Rebel Wilson as a woman desperate to retake her place as high school queen bee after waking up 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 on to find out more about what's coming to Netflix in May 2022.

Sunday 1st May

Against the Sun (2014) Survival drama telling a true Second World War story about three US Navy airmen who become stranded on a tiny life raft after crashing their torpedo bomber

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

Piranha (2010) Comedy horror film following events after a swarm of ancient piranhas is released following a dramatic earthquake

Monday 2nd May

Octonauts: Above & Beyond season 2 Latest season of the spin-off from the educational children's animation

Tuesday 3rd May

Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive Original feature documentary that sees free diver Johanna Nordblad attempt to break the world record for distance travelled under ice with one breath

Wednesday 4th May

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

Summertime season 3 The Italian drama – inspired by Federico Moccia's novels – reaches its conclusion with its third season

The Circle season 4 The fourth outing for the US version of the hit reality series – which originated on Channel 4 in the UK

Thursday 5th May

Blood Sisters season 1 The first Netflix original series from Nigeria, following two best friends who go on the run following 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

The Pentaverate season 1 Comedy series created by and starring Mike Myers, following a journalist as he tries to uncover the truth about a secret society

Friday 6th May

Along for the Ride Teen drama film about a reclusive girl whose outlook on life is changed when she meets a fellow insomniac with whom she begins to embark on late-night excursions

Marmaduke Animated film about a big-hearted Great Dane who is never out of trouble but has ambitions to shine in the world of Dog shows

Thar Indian Western thriller about a veteran cop who sets out to prove himself when a grisly event occurs in his usually uneventful desert town

The Sound of Magic season 1 Korean drama series about a magician who lives in an abandoned theme park and makes troubles disappear for a disenchanted teenager

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

Welcome to Eden season 1 Spanish-language sci-fi series set on a luxury island that turns out to be far more sinister than a group of invited partygoers had imagined

Saturday 7th May

Doctor Sleep (2019) Film adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining follow-up of the same name, starring Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson and following an adult Danny Torrance as he struggles to overcome his traumatic past

Elon Musk: The Real Life Iron Man (2018) Documentary exploring the meteoric rise of the world's richest man Elon Musk

I’m in Love with My Car (2017) Italian documentary that looks at the appeal of cars for humans, and whether that appeal will overcome certain obstacles

Leaving Africa (2015) Finnish documentary that sees two women reflect on their friendship while promoting sex education and gender equality in Uganda

Wednesday 11th May

42 Days of Darkness season 1 Chilean mystery drama about a woman who must race against time to find her sister, who has gone missing in suspicious circumstances

Friday 13th May

Senior Year Rebel Wilson stars as a former high school cheerleader who wakes up from a coma after 20 years and is desperate to return to high school to reclaim her status and become prom queen

The Lincoln Lawyer season 1 David E. Kelley's adaptation of Michael Connelly's 2008 novel The Brass Verdict, about an LA defence attorney who works out of a chauffeur-driven Lincoln Town Car

Tuesday 16th May

Vampire in the Garden season 1 Anime series set in a dystopian future in which humans have lost a battle with vampires

Wednesday 17th May

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

Friday 19th May

The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib season 1 Spin-off from the hit animated film following the exploits of a baby with a high-powered job at Baby Corp headquarters

The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar Documentary that tells the story of Argentine photojournalist José Luis Cabezas, who was murdered in his homeland in 1997

Tuesday 23rd May

Ghost in the Shell: Sac_2045 season 2 The animated series returns for its latest run

Thursday 25th May

Somebody Feed Phil season 5 Latest run of the documentary series following Everybody Loves Raymond creator Philip Rosenthal as he embarks on a worldwide eating tour

Friday 26th May

My Little Pony: Make Your Mark My Little Pony short

Saturday 27th May

Stranger Things season 4 – Volume 1 The nostalgic sci-fi series finally returns almost three years after its previous run – with events in Hawkins and beyond becoming increasingly strange...

Check out our streaming hub for more recommendations on what to watch, or visit our TV Guide to see what's on tonight. 


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