What’s New on Netflix: May 31st, 2019

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Happy Friday and Netflix Originals make up the majority of today’s new releases in preparation for the huge dump of movies and new titles on the way to Netflix tomorrow. Today, we saw nine brand new titles added to Netflix US. Here’s the rundown. 

Today is the last day of the month so we’ll be back later today with the complete list of what’s come to Netflix throughout May 2019 and compare it to some other regions. We’ll also take a look at what the best-rated titles came throughout the month, the most popular.

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Ready to look at the month to come? We’ve got everything that’s coming to Netflix in June 2019 listed here.

For now, here’s what’s new on Netflix for May 31st, 2019:

When They See Us (Limited Series) Netflix Original

Genre: Drama
Director: Ava DuVernay
Cast: Jovan Adepo, Reginald L. Barnes, Asante Blackk, Marsha Stephanie Blake

In one of Netflix’s highest-profile limited series to date, this one takes a look at the unfortunate events of the Central Park Five who in the late 1980s were convicted of a crime they didn’t commit.

Set across the 25-year span of the case, it shows you the ups and downs of the case.

We’ve spent the day looking at the best-limited series on Netflix so if you love the format, we’ve got plenty of other titles for you to watch next.


My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman (Season 2) Netflix Original

Genre: Talk-Show
Cast: David Letterman

David Letterman is back sporting his now iconic beard for another round of interviews with some of the biggest names in the world.

This season is slightly different given that Netflix has opted to release all of the episodes at once whereas last year, they were released monthly.

This season, Dave interviews Kanye West, Ellen DeGeneres, Tiffany Haddish, Lewis Hamilton and Melinda Gates.

Always Be My Maybe (2019) Netflix Original

Genre: Comedy
Director: Nahnatchka Khan
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Ali Wong, Randall Park, Charlyne Yi
Runtime: 101 min

Netflix’s recent string of romantic comedy hits looks set to continue with Always Be My Maybe. The movie sees childhood friends meet up years later with them both taking different paths but does their future lie together?

Reviews for the movie look strong at the moment with it gaining 87% on Rotten Tomatoes which for a Netflix movie is extraordinary.

The Full List of New Releases on Netflix for May 31st

2 New Movies Added Today

  • Always Be My Maybe (2019) Netflix Original
  • Pegasus (2019)

7 New TV Series Added Today

  • Bad Blood (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Black Spot (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Killer Ratings (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Locked Up (Season 1)
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • When They See Us (Limited Series) Netflix Original
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Founder of What's on Netflix and based in Norwich in the United Kingdom, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for a decade having started the site in 2013. Kasey maintains the what's new on Netflix library, keeps the coming soon lists up-to-date and writes about new and upcoming projects. Contact: kasey@whats-on-netflix.com