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.
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.
The Eddy (Limited Series)
Netflix Release Date: May 8th, 2020
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 Hollow (@TheHollow_TV) February 27, 2020
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.
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.
The ultimate battle for Etheria is on the horizon. The final season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power arrives May 15th. pic.twitter.com/ILEBxIcgrh
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) March 17, 2020
Space Force (Season 1)
Netflix Release Date: May 31st
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
- Trial by Media – Docuseries – May 11th
- Spelling the Dream – Documentary – May 23rd
Foreign Netflix Original Releases in May 2020
- Casi feliz – Spanish comedy series – May 1st
- 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.