Coming to Netflix This Week: April 30th – May 6th

Happy Sunday! While you’re enjoying your leisure time, why not look ahead to some of the things you have to look forward to on Netflix? This week brings a new month and with that, you’ll see a big list of renewed and returning titles. We won’t go through all of those. We’ll hit a couple of highlights for May 1st and take a look at the rest of the week. Friday is the biggest day, with a slew of Originals hitting the service.

For the big list of what will be new this week on the 1st, see the May list and you can check the What’s New on Netflix page on May 1st for an up to the minute list of all the new additions.

Looking for more viewing suggestions? Head over to our Friday list with highlights from the past week.


John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City Netflix Original 

Arrives May 1st

This is the first in a month full of specials from heavy hitters. John Mulaney relays stories from his childhood and SNL, eviscerates the value of college and laments getting older in this comedy special.


The Carter Effect (2017)

Arrives May 1st

In his latest documentary, Sean Menard gives viewers an unprecedented look at Vince Carter: the six-foot-six, eight-time NBA All-Star from Daytona Beach who made waves in the Canadian basketball scene when he joined the Raptors in 1998.


The Clapper (2017)

Arrives May 1st

Ed Helms is Eddie Krumble, a man who works as a paid audience member for infomercials and experiences a whirlwind of overnight fame after a late-night talk show host publicizes his frequent infomercial appearances.


 Jailbreak (2017)

Arrives May 2nd

What starts as a simple escort mission soon turns to chaos as the prisoners of Koh Kla take over the prison grounds. The police officers, who were on their way out of the prison as the riot began, have to fight against the inmates to save their lives and protect their key witness.


A Little Help with Carol Burnett Netflix Original 

Arrives May 4th

Comedy icon Carol Burnett returns to TV with a panel of clever kids, who help adults and celebrity guests solve their problems with brutal honesty.

Trailer Available on Netflix


Dear White People: Season 2 Netflix Original 

Arrives May 4th

Based on the film of the same name, this series follows a group of students of color at Winchester University, a predominantly white Ivy League college.


The Rain: Season 1 Netflix Original Series

Arrives May 4th

Six years after a brutal virus wipes out most of Scandinavia’s population, two siblings join a band of young survivors seeking safety and answers.


My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey Netflix Original 

Arriving May 4th

The Mean Girls creator talks about her family, Saturday Night Live, and the one moment she wishes she could take back.


Faces Place (2017)

Arriving May 5th

Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.


What are you looking forward to seeing this week? Let us know in the comments!

Cheryl Greenway

Cheryl Greenway has written for What’s on Netflix for almost three years. Cheryl was an English major and also runs a Netflix based community on Facebook with over 10,000 users. Cheryl specializes in documentaries and movies and covers the weekly additions for the US and covers breaking news stories. Cheryl resides in Virginia, USA.