Most Anticipated Netflix Series Coming Soon: May 2024

These are the shows you are most excited for according to IMDb.

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Most Anticipated Upcoming Netflix Series May 2024

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Netflix has hundreds of TV shows in development at any time, and thanks to IMDb’s MOVIEmeter, we can look at Netflix’s most anticipated shows and movies according to you.

Excluding returning series like Wednesday and Stranger Things, this series focuses on the most anticipated upcoming debut new Netflix series using the MOVIEmeter, calculated based on incoming traffic to individual pages for respective shows. Now, there are a few problems with this data, but we like using it as a litmus test for what people are getting excited about and are actively searching for.

If you want to see what movies are hotly anticipated for Netflix, we’re running a separate list for those movies here.

Note: MOVIEmeter scores are correct as of May 21st, 2024.



Cast: No Jeong-ee, Lee Won-jung, Kim Jae-Won, Lee Chae-Min
Netflix Release Date: June 7th, 2024

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Kicking off the May 2024 list is Hierarchy, a new Korean drama series from Studio Dragon. The series has a strong resemblance to the likes of Elite and follows the Jooshin High School, where the elite top 0.01% of students maintain strict control over law and order, but the arrival of a mysterious transfer student begins to unravel their seemingly invincible regime.


Terminator Zero

Director: Masashi Kudô
Writers: Mattson Tomlin
Netflix Release Date: August 29th, 2024

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Some major properties are getting animated/anime adaptations at Netflix, and this collaboration sees Production I.G. and Skydance Media team up to bring the character popularized by Arnold Schwarzenegger himself to the big screen.

Here’s what you can expect:

“2022: A future war has raged for decades between the few human survivors and an endless army of machines. 1997: The AI known as Skynet gained self-awareness and began its war against humanity.”


Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas

Created By: Steven Maeda, Matt Owens
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Cast: Tig Notaro, Monica Barbaro, Anya Chalotra, Christian Slater, Vanessa Hudgens
Netflix Release Date: ???

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Originally, we thought that the animated prequel of Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead would be released in 2022, but now, two years later, it’s unclear where the heck Lost Vegas is and whether it still exists. Despite that, the show is still showing up on Netflix’s most anticipated list of upcoming shows.

“Scott Ward and his rescue crew’s efforts to protect all they love during the first phases of the mysterious zombie outbreak in Vegas.”


Raising Voices

Directors: Eduard Cortés, Marta Font Pascual, David Ulloa
Creators: Miguel Sáez Carral and Isa Sánchez
Cast: Nicole Wallace, Clara Galle, Gabriel Guevara
Netflix Release Date: May 31st, 2024

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The highest international title on this list for the May 2024 update is Raising Voices, a new teen drama series that’s dropping at the end of the month.

Here’s what to expect from the eight-episode series hailing from Spain

“Alma is 17 years old and is about to finish high school. Greta and Nata are her two best friends; they have known each other since they were little, they party together and face the typical issues of their age: feeling left out, jealousy, problems with their parents, and even toxic relationships… But when the profile @Iam_colemanmiller publishes a photo with the caption “This is me the day before I was raped”, normality disappears and everything changes. How and when did this assault happen? Who is behind this profile? How much truth is there in this accusation and who is the real victim?”


Running Point

Director: James Ponsoldt
: David Stassen, Ike Barinholtz, and Mindy Kaling
Cast: Kate Hudson, Max Greenfield, Brenda Song, Chet Hanks
Netflix Release Date: 2025 TBD

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From the creator of Never Have I Ever comes a new sports comedy series headlined by Kate Hudson (Almost Famous), who plays the often-overlooked heir of a basketball team who suddenly gets thrust into the hot seat after being appointed president.


Exploding Kittens

Showrunners: Matthew Inman and Shane Kosakowski
Voice Cast: Suzy Nakamura, Kenny Yates, Tom Ellis, David Gborie, Ally Maki
Coming to Netflix: TBD

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Originally meant to be released in 2023, it’s been a long wait for this new animated series based on the card game that has already come to Netflix as a mobile video game.

The series tells the story of two warring kitties who are actually the God and Devil.


Geek Girl

Director: Declan O’Dwyer
Cast: Emily Carey, Sarah Parish, Jemima Rooper, Tim Downie, Sandra Yi Sencindiver, Liam Woodrum
Netflix Release Date: May 30th, 2024

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Another book adaptation to feature on this list is Geek Girl, a new series based on the book series by Holly Smale.

The new limited series consists of 10 episodes and follows neurodivergent teen Harriet Manners, who is thrust into the world of fashion and has trouble spinning all the plates she’s got going on in life.


A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

Director: Dolly Wells
Writers: Zia Ahmed, Poppy Cogan, Ajoke Ibironke, Ruby Thomas
Cast: Emma Myers, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Baynton, Yali Topol Margalith
Netflix Release Date: TBA

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Emma Myers is among the cast of this new mystery thriller based on the book by Holly Jackson. Best known for her role in the Netflix series Wednesday, Myers plays Pip Fitz-Amobi in this new series where she’s investigating the murder of Andie Bell.

Netflix will distribute the show in all regions outside of the United Kingdom, where the BBC will distribute it.



Creator: Shane Gillis
Cast: Shane Gillis, Andrew Schulz, Stavros Halkias, Steve Gerben, Kilah Fox
Netflix Release Date: May 23rd, 2024

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Originally an independent production with a pilot episode, Netflix swooped in and picked up the full season of the new comedy headlined by Shane Gillis, who has become one of the biggest comics working.

The series’ story focuses on Will, a nervous and unqualified heir to an auto repair chain. He attempts to turn his father’s business around despite an uphill battle thanks to one of his employees, who also happens to be his cousin.


Jurassic World: Chaos Theory

Showrunners: Aaron Hammersley and Scott Kreamer
Voice Cast: Sean Giambrone, Ryan Potter, Raini Rodriguez
Netflix Release Date: May 24th, 2024

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DreamWorks Animation and Amblin Entertainment are back for another animated entry following Camp Cretaceous! Now, set years after the events of that first series, we’ll be picking up with Darius Bowman, who is now working as a young paleontologist and discovering living dinosaurs in the remote Californian wilderness.

What upcoming Netflix TV show are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below.

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Founder of What's on Netflix, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for over a decade. Covering everything from new movies, series and games from around the world, Kasey is in charge of covering breaking news, covering all the new additions now available on Netflix and what's coming next.