Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in May

Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in May

Dead To Me - photo courtesy of Netflix
Words by Kate Streader

Netflix has delivered the perfect remedy for your self-iso blues.

So we’ve somehow jumped from February straight to May despite the fact that every day spent stuck at home feels like its own eternity, BUT let’s focus on the positives, shall we. One of which is Netflix’s May schedule, which is so full of goodies you’ll barely miss being able to leave the house. There are documentaries, comedies, dramas, films and long-awaited new seasons of your favourite series to keep you occupied over the coming weeks. Here are a few of our top picks from this month’s drop.

Dead To Me – Season 2

The first season of Dead To Me was an absolute ride. After losing her husband in a hit-and-run accident, Jen (Christina Applegate) joins a support group for widows and meets Judy (Linda Cardellini). The two bond over their shared grief and become close, until (spoilers ahead) Jen finds out that Judy’s fiance is very much alive and is actually the one who mowed down her husband. And that’s just the beginning of the giant web of lies and secrecy the pair find themselves tangled in. Season one ended on a big cliffhanger and if the next instalment is even half as dark, funny and suspenseful as the first, it’s going to be wild. Buckle up.

It hits Netflix on May 8

Have A Good Trip: Adventures In Psychedelics

Starring an all-star cast of comedy favourites, including Nick Offerman, Adam Scott, Natasha Lyonne, Sarah Silverman, Nick Kroll and so many more, this isn’t your typical documentary. Delving into the world of psychedelics, this film explores the history of hallucinogens and the science behind them, as well as exploring the use of psychedelics to treat and ease symptoms of mental health issues. Balancing the science with some good old-fashioned entertainment, Have A Good Trip also features a slate of real-life tripping tales from a range of actors, musicians and comedians, each brought to life through surreal animations and re-enactments.

It hits Netflix on May 11

Hannah Gadsby: Douglas

On the back of her ground-breaking special Nanette, Hannah Gadsby returns with Douglas. Riffing on identity, celebrity, gender, feminism and more, the Australian comic’s second stand-up special looks to be another thought-provoking display of her dark sense of humour, dry wit and penchant for storytelling. Named after her dog, Douglas “is a tour from the dog park to the renaissance and back guided by one of comedy’s most sparkling and surprising minds,” according to Netflix.

It hits Netflix on May 26

All Day and a Night

From the co-writer of Black Panther, Joe Robert Cole, comes All Day and a Night, a powerful look at the cyclical nature of crime and how our circumstances can determine the choices we face and make. While serving a life sentence in prison alongside his father (Jeffrey Wright, Westworld), Jahkor (Ashton Sanders, Moonlight) looks back on the situations and flawed system that put him on a path toward crime. A journey of self-discovery complete with an outstanding cast, this one looks to be a gut punch.

It hits Netflix on May 1

Trial By Media

A Netflix true-crime docuseries, Trial By Media looks back at some of the most infamous trials in recent history and explores how media coverage shaped public perception around whether or not the defendants were guilty and how that may have impacted the court’s verdicts. Across six parts, the series will delve into different areas of the law to shine a light on the legal system and how the press has contributed to courtroom dramas.

It hits Netflix on May 11

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