Netflix Originals Coming to Netflix in May 2020

Welcome to your first look at what’s coming to Netflix in May 2020. Below, we’ll be running through all the Netflix Originals scheduled for release throughout the month, discuss what they’re about, who’s involved and more. 

In case you missed any of the April 2020 Netflix Original releases, you missed the likes of Money Heist part 4, Sergio, the second season of After Life and Extraction.

Note: as of March 3rd, this list is looking a little bare. That’s normal and will be populated as the month gets closer.


Hollywood (Limited Series)

Netflix Release Date: May 1st 2020

Hollywood will be Ryan Murphy’s first full Netflix Original series under his expansive output deal with Netflix.

The limited series is set to detail the height of the golden age of Hollywood as we follow a group of actors and filmmakers trying to make it big.

Among the cast for Hollywood includes Rob Reiner, Darren Criss, Jake Picking, Patti LuPone, Paget Brewster, Mira Sorvino, and Jim Parsons.

Amongst the cast, Darren Criss has worked with Ryan Murphy on multiple projects. He starred as Blaine in Glee, briefly appeared in season 5 of American Horror Story, and went on to win an Emmy award for his portrayal of Andrew Cunanan in American Crime Story.


Medici (Season 3)

Netflix Release Date: May 1st

This will be the final season of the Italian co-production that looks into the rule of Medici.

The historical drama has featured some top names throughout its run but it perhaps remains a true hidden gem and hopefully, the third season manages to pull in a bigger audience.


The Half of It (Movie)

Netflix Release Date: May 1st

Directed by Alice Wu, this is a coming-of-age dramedy that’s about a shy student named Ellie who helps a fellow student out with his crush but she ends up falling for his crush too.

The movie was announced back in April 2019 and was originally supposed to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival but as with most events in 2020, it was canceled.


Casi Feliz / Almost Happy (Season 1)

Netflix Release Date: May 1st

As with almost every region in the world, Netflix continues its global expansion and this series is one of the first waves of new shows from Argentina.

Netflix has yet to publish the official page for the comedy series and we’ll update this post once we learn more.

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Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill

Netflix Release Date: May 5th

Jerry Seinfeld is back on Netflix with his second stand-up special in May.

Recorded at the Beacon Theatre in New York it’ll once again, according to Netflix, “reinforce his reputation as the precision-craftsman of standup comedy”.


Workin Moms (Season 4)

Netflix Release Date: May 6th
Excludes Netflix Canada

The hilarious Canadian comedy series Workin’ Moms returns for its fourth outing on Netflix globally in May.

The fourth season sees our heroic moms continuing to battle their busy schedules with the kids now outgrowing the moms.


Dead to Me (Season 2)

Netflix Release Date: May 8th

The stakes get ramped up in the second season of the excellent drama featuring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini.


The Eddy (Limited Series)

Netflix Release Date: May 8th

The second limited series set to release on Netflix in May is French musical mini-series The Eddy.

It tells the story of a French club owner who is dealing with the ups and downs of running a live music venue in Paris.

Among the key talent for The Eddy is André Holland, Joanna Kulig, Amandla Stenberg, and Melissa George.


The Hollow (Season 2)

Netflix Release Date: May 8th

Fans of The Hollow have been waiting for almost two years for the second season but its release date has finally been announced.

The genre-bending animated series is one of the true hidden gems on Netflix and should not go missed by families.


The Wrong Missy (Movie)

Netflix Release Date: May 8th

David Spade is set to star in this Happy Madison production that sees him invite the girl of his dreams to a corporate getaway, only it’s the wrong girl.

 


Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (Documentary)

Netflix Release Date: May 11th

This documentary features some very familiar faces as celebrities dish on their strange trippy stories.

Among the guest list includes Adam Scott, Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman, Ad-Rock, Rosie Perez, A$AP Rocky, Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, and Rob Corddry.


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend (Interactive Special)

Netflix Release Date: May 12th

Netflix has really only dipped its toes into the interactive special space thus far with the biggest project being the Black Mirror special. Now, Kimmy Schmidt is returning to Netflix for the final time for a new special.

We’ll see Kimmy confront the Reverend who held her captive in the underground bunker.

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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Season 5)

Netflix Release Date: May 15th

One of the best Dreamworks series to come to Netflix has been the She-Ra reboot. Sadly, however, it will be coming to an end with the final season due out in the middle of the month.


Space Force (Season 1)

Netflix Release Date: May 29st

The big Netflix comedy series of 2020 arrives at the end of May with Steve Carrell returning for his first TV sitcom since The Office.

Throughout the first 10 episodes, we’ll be joining up with Greg Daniels for another workplace comedy this time taking aim at the US Space Force regiment.

This series receives our one to watch of the month with a huge lineup of stars as we run you through in our ongoing preview.


Other Netflix Original Releases for May 2020

  • All Day and a Night – Movie – May 1st
  • Rust Valley Restorers (Season 2) – Series – May 8th
  • Trial by Media – Docuseries – May 11th
  • Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything – Stand-up Special – May 19th
  • Spelling the Dream – Documentary – May 23rd
  • Hannah Gadsby: Douglas – Stand-up Special – May 26th

Foreign Netflix Original Releases in May 2020

  • Casi feliz – Spanish comedy series – May 1st
  • Scissor Seven (Season 2) – Anime – May 7th
  • Valeria – Spanish dramedy – May 8th
  • Bordertown (Season 3) – Crime drama – May 11th
  • Chichipatos – Spanish comedy series – May 15th
  • La Corazonada / The Hunch – Argentinian thriller – May 28th 2020

What are you most looking forward to releasing on Netflix in May 2020? Let us know in the comments down below.