Netflix Originals Coming to Netflix in May 2019

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May 2019 is already set to be a big month for new Netflix Originals coming to the streaming service. Below, we’ll cover every Netflix Original title whether that be series, documentary, stand-up or movie currently due for release throughout May 2019. 

It’s important to stress this is a live article and in no way represents the full list of Originals coming out in May 2019. We’ll be updating once or twice every week throughout March 2019 and into April 2019. Speaking of which, if you’ve missed the Netflix Originals coming in April 2019, now’s the chance to get yourself ready for a month of serious binging.

Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in May 2019:

Knock Down the House (Documentary)

Release Date: May 1st

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Netflix is kicking off the month of May with a political documentary. Netflix’s first political documentary was all the way back in 2015 when it released a documentary on Mitt Romney’s run for the presidency.

This documentary which last week premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival looks into the new senator Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez and her unlikely run for the Senate.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (Movie)

Release Date: May 3rd

Zac Efron makes his Netflix debut in the highly anticipated Ted Bundy biopic Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Based on the true events of America’s most infamous serial killer, we expect this to be a smash hit upon release.

Shown from the perspective of Elizabeth Kloepfer, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vilechronicles the events of Ted Bundy’s infamous and terrible crimes. Elizabeth the longtime girlfriend of Ted Bundy refused to believe the awful truth behind Bundy’s good looks and charismatic charm.

Dead to Me (Season 1)

Release Date: May 3rd

Christina Applegate makes her return to the small screen in Netflix’s Original black-comedy. Fellow actress Linda Cardellini’s role in Dead to Me is the first Original title since the cancelation of Bloodline. Fans of Bloodline will recognize Cardellini as Meg Ryburn.

After the sad and violent death of her husband Jeff, Jen is bitter and angry at the world. When Jen meets Judy who’s also a widow but not as high strung as Jen, soon a strong and powerful friendships blossoms between the pair. But as Jen allows Judy’s friendship to become an integral part of her life, unbeknownst to Jen, Judy hides a dark and shocking secret.

Tuca & Bertie (Season 1)

Release Date: May 3rd

You can probably recognize the art style for Tuca & Bertie and that’s because it’s the same one replicated for Bojack Horseman. Lisa Hanawalt is returning for her second Netflix series will continuing to develop Bojack Horseman for the service.

This series is about the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women living in the same apartment building.

Among the cast are Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong, Steven Yeun, Nicole, Tig Notaro and Amber Ruffin.

Lucifer (Season 4)

Release Date: May 8th

After a very long wait, we finally have confirmation that Lucifer will be arriving this May! The lord of the Underworld couldn’t make his return faster as subscribers clamor to watch more of the Prince of Darkness (and no not Ozzy Osbourne).

Bored of his home in Hell, Lucifer takes to the streets of Los Angeles to have fun and learn more about mortals. Upon arrival, he becomes curious about a mortal LAPD detective who is immune to his powers and charm. After helping her solve a crime he is invited to help in further cases as a consultant to the LAPD.

Easy (Season 3)

Release Date: May 10th

Joe Swanberg is returning for his third and final outing with his romantic comedy anthology series. The series has seen some big stars take part over the past three seasons including the likes of Dave Franco, Orlando Bloom, Aubrey Plaza and Emily Ratajkowski.

The Society (Season 1)

Release Date: May 10th

Upon awakening on what seemed like a normal day, the teenagers of a wealthy town awake to find all of the adults and children have disappeared. Seemingly transported into a town that exists of a perfect replica of their own, they are trapped by the thick and dense forest that surrounds the town’s borders.

Without the adults to stop them, the teenager’s party hard and enjoy life without the confines of rules. Without the security of their parents, it’s not long before chaos in the town ensues. As divisions form and friendships break, there was no one to stop them, now there is no one to save them from themselves.

Wine Country (Movie)

Release Date: May 10th

The old SNL team is back together for this movie where we follow a group of ladies celebrating a 50th birthday party. It’ll serve as Amy Poehler’s directorial debut but she’s most known for her role on Parks and Recreation plus her years on SNL.

Alongside Poehler, the movie will star Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph and Tina Fey. Vanity Fair blew the lid off all the details of the upcoming movie in a preview here.

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal

Release Date: May 21st

The veteran comedian returns to the stage for a Netflix Original stand-up special.

She’s Gotta Have It (Season 2)

Release Date: May 24th

Spike Lee had a fantastic start to the year with his comedy, BlackKklansman scoring an Oscar a few weeks back. Hoping to continue the good times, his series She’s Gotta Have It which first aired back in 2017 is coming back for season 2.

The Perfection (Movie)

Release Date: May 24th

Netflix has already had some great thrillers so far in 2019 with Velvet Buzzsaw being the most popular. This new horror/thriller acquisition for Netflix has been dubbed “Hottest Film You Haven’t Heard of Yet”.

The movie actually premiered back at Fantastic Fest in September 2018 but was picked up by Netflix soon after. The movie which stars Allison Williams, Steven Weber and Alaina Huffman is about a cello player who’s endless strive for perfection takes a nasty turn.

When They See Us (Limited Series)

Release Date: May 31st

To our knowledge, this will be Netflix’s first big limited series of 2019 and it’s going to no doubt blow audiences away. The series comes from famed director Ava DuVernay who will be retelling the real-life story of the “Central Park Five”. The five boys were convicted for the crime before eventually being exonerated.

The impressive cast includes Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk, Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash, Aunjanue Ellis, Kylie Bunbury, and Storm Reid.

Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020

Release Date: TBD

Terrace House has been one of Netflix’s biggest foreign Netflix Original pickups. The series which has seen over 130 episodes come to Netflix as part of three different series will be back for another in 2019.

Here’s how Netflix describes the new season:

As the eyes of the world turn to Tokyo for 2020, six new strangers will gather in this exciting city to live under the same roof.

Other Netflix Originals Scheduled for May 2019

  • A pesar de todo (Despite Everything) – Spanish movie – May 3rd
  • Cupcake & Dino – General Services (Season 2) – May 3rd
  • True and the Rainbow Kingdom (Season 2) – May 3rd
  • Flinch – Game Show – May 3rd
  • The Last Summer – American Rom-Com – May 3rd
  • Undercover (Season 1) – Netherlands crime drama series – May 3rd
  • Harvey Street Kids (Season 2) – American animated series – May 10th
  • Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Volume 3) – American variety show – May 12th
  • 1994 (Season 1) – Docu-series – May 17th
  • It’s Bruno (Season 1) – American comedy series – May 17th
  • Nailed it (Season 3) – Baking competition series – May 17th
  • Prince of Peoria (Part 2) – American comedy series – May 17th
  • The Rain (Season 2) – German drama series – May 17th
  • Slasher (Season 3) – Canadian anthology horror series – May 23rd
  • What/if (Season 1) – American thriller anthology series – May 24th
  • High Seas (Season 1) – Brazilian mystery period – May 24th
  • How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (Season 1) – Dark comedy – May 31st
  • Killer Ratings (Season 1) – Docuseries – May 31st

What are you wanting to see added to Netflix in May? Let us know in the comments.

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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.