May 2022 is right around the corner – and that means there’s a significant amount of new Netflix content on the way.
It can also be a good thing for the biggest streamer in the world. Netflix will want to try and put recent (and somewhat negative) publicity behind it, with the streaming giant losing 700,000 subscribers since the start of 2022 (mostly due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine) and being canceled. of several projects in development. Introducing new Netflix movies or returning fan-favorite Netflix shows to viewers, therefore, seems like a good move on Netflix’s part.
And there is certainly something to be excited about. Season 4 of Stranger Things is sure to be the huge hit Netflix needs right now when it finally lands in late May, but that’s not the only thing worth checking out in May 2022. A new season of R-rated anime anthology series Love, Death & Robots, as well as new film and TV offerings, are also set to debut on the streaming platform.
Below, we’ve provided you with a full release schedule for everything coming to Netflix in May 2022, as well as a selection of some of our most anticipated productions slated to arrive in the next four weeks. So here are all the movies and TV shows launching on Netflix in May 2022.
Netflix in May 2022: the highlights
stranger things season 4
When to broadcast it: Friday May 27
Needless to say, Netflix (and the show’s audience) has high hopes for the next installment of Stranger Things. After a nearly three-year hiatus, the hugely popular supernatural horror action thriller series finally returns to our screens this month. And, based on its official trailer, we expect Season 4 to be the franchise’s biggest, darkest, and most emotional entry yet.
Taking place six months after the Season 3 finale, Stranger Things Season 4 finds our heroes truly divided for the first time. The Byers family – with Eleven in tow – moved to California, leaving behind Mike, Dustin, Max, Lucas and other important people in Hawkins. Meanwhile, Hopper is alive but not quite well, with Hawkins’ chief of police incarcerated in a prison in Kamchatka (alongside a demogorgon, no less) in the eastern region of Russia.
Unfortunately for the band, the Upside Down isn’t done with them yet. A terrifying new threat with links to the mysterious Creel House – read our trailer breakdown for more on those teases – is set to give our heroes their toughest test yet and, potentially, provoke the end of the world. No pressure then, guys and girls.
Season 4 of Stranger Things will be split into two halves, with Part 1 launching on May 27. Part 2 will arrive five weeks later on July 1.
Love, death and robots volume 3
When to broadcast it: Friday May 20
Arriving a week before Stranger Things season 4, the next batch of episodes of Netflix’s superb animated anthology series will hopefully deliver more stories filled with existential themes, gore, over-the-top action and moments to laugh out loud.
Love, Death & Robots season 2 was much shorter than its predecessor – the eight-episode season’s shorter runtime and development cycle due to the ongoing pandemic. Season 3 is set to follow, with just nine entries set to debut on Netflix later this month.
Still, there were a few standout episodes in the second season of Love, Death & Robots, so we hope Season 3 will be filled with equally stellar entries like Pop Squad or Snow in the Desert. In the meantime, check out our ranking of every Love, Death & Robots episode to date.
Welcome to Eden
When to broadcast it: Friday, May 6
After its recent problems with subscriptions and show cancellations, Netflix is changing its project development strategy and starting to look into more foreign language productions. That’s no surprise, considering the streamer has had huge success with some of its non-US originals, including Squid Game and Blood Red Sky.
The latest foreign-language TV series from the Netflix production chain is Welcome to Eden, an upcoming Spanish sci-fi drama apparently inspired by Lost and Prime Video show The Wilds.
Welcome to Eden’s plot synopsis is quite simple: five young adult influencers are invited to a mysterious and exclusive party on the island of Eden by the branding company for a new drink. Initially, the trip appears to be one the band will remember fondly for years to come. But paradise isn’t what it seems and it’s not long before the group find themselves embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse as they desperately try to escape their prison island. .
Netflix certainly hopes that Welcome to Eden will follow in the footsteps of Money Heist and Elite, two other Spanish originals that have attracted a lot of viewers. Time will tell, however, if Welcome to Eden will be. With Netflix running out of original film productions in May, that’s the best we can hope for.
When to broadcast it: Friday May 13
Three years after her last film role, Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect, JoJo Rabbit) is back as the star of a new comedy film.
The high school year sees Wilson playing Stephanie Conway, a popular high school cheerleader who suffers a head injury days before her prom. Waking up from a 20-year coma, Conway realizes she never graduated and, shaken by this revelation, re-enrolls to finish school and become prom queen despite being now 37. . Angourice Rice (Spider-Man’s Betty Brant) plays the teenage version of Conway, while Ted Lasso’s Sam Richardson is part of the supporting cast.
Senior Year looks like another fairly standard Netflix original film, but there are certainly some intriguing themes behind its premise. Namely, the trailer indicates that it will focus on the shift in high school culture over the past two decades, though it’s likely seen through some sort of comedy lens.
Netflix in May 2022: all the content
Everything is coming to Netflix in May 2022
Here’s the full release schedule for every Netflix movie and TV series in May 2022, including any licensed third-party content set to launch:
- 3-Ninjas: Kick Back
- A river crosses it
- Are you the chosen one? season 6
- Blippi Marvels season 1
- Corpse Bride
- Crazy, Stupid, Love
- den of thieves
- dirty harry
- state of the empire
- Forrest Gump
- Harold and Kumar go to the white castle
- Hello, my name is Doris.
- Jackass: the movie
- donkey 2.5
- donkey 3.5
- John Q
- Society Threat II
- Once upon a time in America
- Rambo: Last Blood
- road to perdition
- Seven years in Tibet
- soul surfer
- summer country
- The lake house
- US Marshals
- War of the Worlds
- When Harry Met Sally
- You’ve got mail
- Octonauts: Above & Beyond season 2 (Netflix Family)
- Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive (Netflix Documentary)
- 40 years young (Netflix Movie)
- The Circle season 4 (Netflix series; new episodes weekly)
- El Marginal season 5 (Netflix series)
- Meltdown: Three Mile Island (Netflix Documentary)
- Summertime season 3 (Netflix series)
- Blood Sisters (Netflix Series)
- Clark (Netflix series)
- The Pentaverate (Netflix series)
- Wild Babies (Netflix Documentary)
- Along the Ride (Netflix Movie)
- Marmaduke (Netflix Movie)
- The Sound of Magic (Netflix Series)
- Thar (Netflix Movie)
- The Teardown (Netflix Movie)
- Welcome to Eden (Netflix series)
- Christina P: Mom Genes (Netflix Comedy)
- Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Sustainable War (Netflix Anime)
- outlander season 5
- Workin’ Moms season 6 (Netflix series)
- 42 Days of Darkness (Netflix Series)
- Brotherhood season 2 (Netflix series)
- Operation Mincemeat (Netflix Movie)
- Our Father (Netflix Documentary)
- The King of the Getaway (Netflix Movie)
- Maverix (Netflix Comedy)
- Wild Beauty (Netflix Series)
- Bling Empire season 2 (Netflix series)
- The Life and Films of Erşan Kuneri (Netflix Series)
- Lincoln’s Lawyer (Netflix Series)
- New Heights (Netflix Series)
- Secondary Year (Netflix Movie)
- The Adventures of Blippi
- Servant of the People seasons 2 and 3
- Vampire in the Garden (Netflix Anime)
- The Future Diary season 2 (Netflix series)
- Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror (Netflix Documentary)
- Love on the US Spectrum (Netflix Series)
- The Perfect Family (Netflix Movie)
- Tuscany (Netflix Movie)
- Who killed Sara? season 3 (Netflix series)
- A Perfect Pairing (Netflix Movie)
- The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib (Netflix Family)
- The G Word with Adam Conover (Netflix Documentary)
- Insiders season 2 (Netflix series; new episodes weekly)
- The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar (Netflix Documentary)
- Rodrigo Sant’Anna: I Have Arrived (Netflix Comedy)
- Ben is back
- Fuck Love Too (Netflix Movie)
- donkey 4.5
- Love, Death & Robots volume 3 (Netflix series)
- Wrong side of the tracks (Netflix series)
- Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 season 2 (Netflix Anime)
- Godspeed (Netflix Movie)
- Sea of Love (Netflix Family)
- Larva Pendant (Netflix Movie)
- Someone Feed Phil Season 5 (Netflix Series)
- My Little Pony: Make Your Mark (Netflix Family)
- Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series: Part 3 (Netflix Family)
- Stranger Things season 4 volume 1 (Netflix series)
- Mighty Little Bheem: I Love the Taj Mahal (Netflix Family)
- The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season 1
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season 1