Netflix Originals Coming to Netflix in May 2022

Stranger Things season 4 headlines Netflix's global lineup for May 2022.

by @kasey__moore
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Welcome to an early look ahead at the Netflix Originals currently due to release in May 2022. This list will grow over time with new Netflix Original movies and shows coming to the service around the globe and carrying the Netflix Tudum sound before starting up.

Missed any of the Netflix Originals from April 2022? The big headline releases for that month include Choose or Die, Anatomy of a Scandal, and Along for the Ride.

For what’s coming to Netflix beyond May 2022, check out our extensive movie preview, returning show guide, and debut show guide.


English Language Netflix Originals Coming in May 2022

The Pentaverate

Coming to Netflix: May 5th

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Mike Myers is returning to this character roots with this brand new series that sees him playing multiple characters. The plot primarily follows a Canadian journalist embroiled in a deep conspiracy plot.


Along for the Ride 

Coming to Netflix: May 6th

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Originally due to be released in April, Along for the Ride has been pushed back to early May for its global release.

Produced by Screen Arcade, this new romance teen movie stars Emma Pasarow, Andie MacDowell, Dermot Mulroney, and Kate Bosworth.

It’s based on the book by Sarah Dessen and is about two teens enjoying what summer they have left together before they head out to college.


Operation Mincemeat

Coming to Netflix: May 11th
Excludes most of Europe including the United Kingdom

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This British movie that seeks to retell the real events of Operation Mincemeat will see Colin Firth headline the cast alongside Succession’s Matthew Macfadyen. It follows the deception operation that eventually led to the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943.

John Madden is set to direct the WW2 drama.

As mentioned, only select regions will carry the show excluding the UK and other European countries where it’ll be getting a theatrical release in April 2022.


Senior Year

Coming to Netflix: May 13th

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Rebel Wilson will headline this new comedy movie that’s being directed by Alex Hardcastle.

Here’s what you can expect from the upcoming movie:

“After a cheerleader falls off a pyramid and into a 20 year coma, she wakes up as a 37-year-old woman, ready to return to high school, regain her status and claim the prom queen crown that eluded her.”


The Lincoln Lawyer (Season 1)

Coming to Netflix: May 13th

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One of our most anticipated new series releases of 2022 is the new series adaptation The Lincoln Lawyer which has already seen a major adaptation in the form of the Matthew McConaughey movie.

In the series, we’ll be following a lawyer who operates his thriving law practice solely out of his iconic Lincoln Town Car.

The new series stars Neve Campbell, Christopher Gorham, and Jazz Raycole.


The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib (Season 1)

Coming to Netflix: May 19th

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We’re headed back to the world of The Boss Baby at Netflix. Following the success of Family Business on Netflix, we’ve got more (unexpected) adventures in May 2022.

Here’s what we can expect from the new season:

“Following the events of ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ Theodore Templeton is framed for embezzlement and forced to revert back to his old Boss Baby self and crash with his brother Tim and his two nieces, brainy big kid Tabitha and fellow Baby Corp employee Tina. Together, Boss Baby and Tina co-lead a new Field Team fighting to increase Baby Love while keeping a new group of arch-nemeses – The Uncuddleables – from destroying Baby Corp itself.”


My Little Pony: Make Your Mark (2022)

Coming to Netflix: May 26th

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Ahead of a new My Little Pony series debuting on Netflix in September, this special will introduce us to the “Mane 5” on a journey of self-discovery.


Stranger Things (Season 4 – Volume 1)

Coming to Netflix: May 27th

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After nearly three years of waiting, we’re finally heading back to Hawkins (among other destinations) for a supersized fourth season of Stranger Things that kicks off at the end of May 2022.

The first batch of episodes will arrive on May 27th with the remaining episodes then coming on July 1st.


Other English Language Netflix Originals Coming in May 2022

  • Octonauts: Above & Beyond (Season 2) – Kids animated series – May 2nd
  • Blood Sisters (Season 1) – African drama series – May 3rd
  • The Circle (Season 4) – Reality series – May 4th (new episodes weekly)
  • Wild Babies (Season 1) – Nature docuseries – May 5th
  • Somebody Feed Phil (Season 5) – Food docu-series – May 25th

Non-English Language Netflix Originals Coming in May 2022

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 (Season 2)

Coming to Netflix: May TBD
Language: Japanese

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Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 had a somewhat controversial debut on Netflix back in November 2021 with an art style that was largely dismissed by fans. To this day, it only manages a 14% on RottenTomatoes.

Nevertheless, fans will get to see season 2 of the show at some point in May.


Clark (Limited Series)

Coming to Netflix: May 5th
Language: Swedish

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Bill Skarsgård will headline this new Swedish series about a notorious bank robber Clark Olofsson who largely is associated with the phrase “The Stockholm syndrome” by becoming loved by the population.

6 episodes will be released on May 5th.


The Sound of Magic

Coming to Netflix: May 6th
Language: Korean

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Could this be Netflix’s next Squid Game? It has the potential. The new Korean fantasy series has some enticing promos so far and is one of the most unique shows you’ll see throughout the entire month of May.

Here’s what you can expect from the new K-drama:

“A touching drama about Yoon Ah-yi, a girl who had to grow up too fast, and Rieul, a mysterious magician who — although grown up — wants to remain as a kid.”


The Takedown

Coming to Netflix: May 6th
Language: French

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Omar Sy, made a global superstar thanks to Lupin, will feature in this new French action movie starring alongside Laurent Lafitte.

The movie, directed by Louis Leterrier, is about two cops with very different style and sees them travel across France for a brand new case.


Vampire in the Garden (Season 1)

Coming to Netflix: May 16th
Language: Japanese

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Wit Studio (the studio behind Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us and Netflix’s Bubble) is bringing their next series to Netflix in the form of Vampire in the Garden.

The story is about the fateful meeting of a human and the vampire queen that may change the world.


Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 (Season 2)

Coming to Netflix: May 23rd
Language: Japanese

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Public Security Section 9 once again takes on a threat against humanity in the second season of this Ghost in the Shell anime series.

While the show didn’t exactly get the reception it was hoping for thanks to a rather watered-down art style.


Other Netflix Originals Coming in May 2022

  • El Marginal (Season 5) – Argentinian thriller series – May 4th
  • Summertime (Season 3) – Italian romance series – May 4th
  • Welcome to Eden (Season 1) – Spanish-language sci-fi series – May 6th
  • 42 Days of Darkness (Season 1) – Spanish-language crime thriller series – May 11th
  • The Future Diary (Season 2) – Japanese reality series – May 17th
  • The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar – Argentinian documentary – May 19th

That’s all we have for now. Keep this post bookmarked where we’ll be updating over time to reflect new May 2022 Netflix releases.

Kasey Moore

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Covering Netflix since 2013, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for close to a decade. Resides in the United Kingdom.