New on Netflix: Find out what’s on and what to watch this May

Need some Netflix inspiration this May? Here's the very best series, movies, documentaries and comedy specials to stream this month.

We round up the best of what's new on Netflix this month.


The Rain

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The Rain is Netflix's first ever Danish drama. Set in a dystopian Scandinavia, two siblings emerge from a bunker after six years. Encountering a world unlike any they’ve ever known, they must band together with other survivors to fend off various dangers.


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Dexter’s Michael C Hall stars in Safe, a new drama as grieving widower Tom whose comfortable suburban family life is thrown into turmoil when his eldest daughter disappears. As the story unfolds, various secrets about his deceased wife, remaining family and even Tom himself.

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Everyone’s favourite escaped cult member Kimmy Schmidt returns for series three. Still trying to create a successful life for herself in New York City, season 4 will be released in two parts – with the first six episodes available May 30.

Busted! I Know Who You Are

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Netflix's first ever Korean variety show, Yoo Jae-suk, one of Asia’s most renowned entertainers, will lead a group of other well-known Korean stars as they play detective and attempt to solve a series of mystery cases.

A Little Help with Carol Burnett

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American television icon Carol Burnett is back thanks to Netflix's endearing new series A Little Help with Carol Burnett. Carol will be joined by five-to-nine-year-old kids who will give their unfiltered opinions on life and world events. Each episode will also feature a celebrity who will ask the kids for a resolution to a major life dilemma.


Evil Genius

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Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist is a four-part crime documentary that attempts to unravel a bizarre and disturbing bank heist which went very wrong in 2003. Expect unprecedented access to the victims and perpetrators of this headline-grabbing crime.

End Game

Acclaimed Academy Award-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman explore what end of life means in modern day American hospitals. Filming in two San Francisco Bay Area medical facilities, the filmmakers meet people near the end of their lives as well as their loved ones in a sensitive yet explorative fashion.

Stand-up Comedy Specials

Dany de Boon Des Hauts-De-France

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French comedian and filmmaker Dany Boon's Netflix comedy special celebrates his 25-year career. Expect this French superstar to reflect on French culture, his humble beginnings in comedy and life as a parent of teenagers.

Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives

American comedian Hari Kondabolu blends personal with political humour in his debut Netflix stand-up special. Expect awkwardly hilarious recounts such as getting heckled by Tracy Morgan and why he prefers firefighters over policemen.


Bill Nye Saves the World

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Bill Nye is an Emmy-nominated host and educator with a huge cult status, and his popular Netflix talk show – Bill Nye Saves the World - is back. Each episode sees him delve into an innovative scientific topic with lively panel discussions, special interviews and on-the-ground reporting.



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Martin Freeman stars in his first Netflix Original movie. Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, a father and his child must seek a new home amidst increasingly dangerous lands.

The Kissing Booth

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Joey King stars in The Kissing Booth as Elle Evans, a late-bloomer teen who’s never been kissed. In an effort to break her kissing duck, she sets up a kissing booth and finds herself kissing – and falling for – the brother of her best friend. Can she make this relationship work or is it a strict violation of the friendship code? 

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