What’s Coming to Netflix This Week (May 20th – May 26th)

Pictured: What/If, Riverdale, Moonlight

Netflix has an absolutely cracking week of new releases for you this week and we’re not underselling it. There should be plenty for everyone and I’m sure many of you will be in need of a new title to watch now that Game of Thrones has come to its conclusion.

We’ve had a few quiet weeks on Netflix with a dry spell likely related to the likes of Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones dominating the spotlight. With seemingly some good new releases every day this week, Netflix hopes to win your deserving attention back.

Here are a few highlights of what’s coming up this week with the full current list below.


The CW Additions

This week Netflix announced their future with The CW which includes all The CW shows on Netflix right now continuing to receive new seasons into the future. This week, three The CW shows will be dropping.

Two are from the Arrowverse which sees the latest season of Arrow and The Flash join Netflix. We’ll also get the long-awaited return of Riverdale joins this week too.


Moonlight (2016)

Release date: May 21st

Multi-Oscar winning movie Moonlight drops on May 21st. The movie picked up Best Motion Picture, Best Performance and Best Adapted Screenplay just two years ago.

The movie chronicles a man live from childhood to adulthood who lives in a rough neighborhood.


What/If (Season 1)

Release Date: May 24th

Expect Netflix to be throwing a lot of weight behind this new series starring Renée Zellweger, Jane Levy, Blake Jenner, and Daniella Pineda.

The debut of the new anthology thriller series which will see the first morality tale that looks at what happens when “acceptable people start doing unacceptable things”.

We’ve got a lot more on the new series in our What/If season 1 preview.


Full List of New Releases on Netflix This Week

May 20th

  • Prince of Peoria: Part 2
  • Rosario Tijeras (Mexico Version): Season 2

May 21st

  • Arrow (Season 7)
  • Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (2019) Netflix Original Stand-up Special
  • Moonlight (2016)
  • Zero (2018)

May 22nd

  • A Tale of Two Kitchens (2019) Netflix Original Mexican Documentary
  • One Spring Night
  • The Flash (Season 5)
  • The Man Who Feels No Pain (2019)

May 23rd

  • Riverdale (Season 3)
  • Slasher: Solstice (Season 3) Netflix Original Series

May 24th

  • After Maria (2019) Netflix Original Puerto Rican Documentary
  • High Seas (Season 1) Netflix Original Spanish Series
  • Joy (2019) Netflix Original Austrian Movie
  • She’s Gotta Have It (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
  • Rim of the World (2019) Netflix Original Movie
  • Thackeray (Season 1)
  • The Perfection (2019) Netflix Original Movie
  • What/If (Season 1) Netflix Original Series

May 26th

  • Rampant (2018)

What are you looking forward to watching on Netflix this week? Check back in daily on our what’s new on Netflix section for daily highlights and the full list of new releases.

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