New To Netflix: May

Get ready to give up your friends for the weekend – here’s our pick of the best new films and binge-worthy shows hitting Netflix this month…

27: Gone Too Soon

This documentary explores the circumstances surrounding the tragic deaths of rock and pop icons Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse at the age of 27.

Available to watch now

Love Island – Seasons 1 & 2

Host Caroline Flack invites singles to spend a hot summer in a luxury villa in this reality dating series. But you didn’t need us to tell you that – chances are you’ve already seen the lot. Either way, the first two series are available to binge before season three gets underway this summer.

Available to watch now

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is celebrated using her own words over rare photographs and video footage, illustrating her remarkable life.

Available to watch now

Prime Suspect 1973 – Season 1

Not only are the original Prime Suspect episodes being added to Netflix (hi, Helen Mirren!) but the streaming site has also commissioned a brand new series, set in 1973. The show follows the early years of Jane Tennison’s policing career, as she battles 70s sexism.

Available to watch now

Bobby Kennedy for President

This four-part series uses historic footage and leading voices of the era to examine the ‘Bobby Phenomenon’ of the 1960s and the legacy of the man who helped redefine the country in the wake of his brother’s assassination.

Available to watch now

The Rachel Divide

Rachel Dolezal, her family and her critics reckon with the aftermath of a national debate sparked by questions about her racial identity. Out of the ashes comes a complicated tale of race, family, anger and self-discovery.

Available to watch now

The Rain – Season 1

Six years after a brutal virus wipes out most of Scandinavia’s population, two siblings join a band of young survivors seeking safety – and answers.

Available to watch now

Dear White People – Season 2

Students of colour navigate the daily slights and slippery politics of life at an Ivy League college that’s not nearly as ‘post-racial’ as it thinks it is. This second series explores rivalries, romance and identity crises. Essential viewing.

Available to watch now

Designated Survivor – Season 2

As a lower-level cabinet member, Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) never imagined he’d enter the oval office. But when a devastating attack claims the lives of the president and most of the Cabinet, Kirkman finds himself promoted to leader of the free world.

Available to watch now


When Harper takes her two best friends on a business trip to Barcelona, the trio ends up on a wild adventure in Ibiza after Harper falls for a hot DJ. Stars Love’s Gillian Jacobs, 2 Dope Queens’ Phoebe Robinson and SNL’s Vanessa Bayer.

Available to watch 25th May

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Season 4

Ellie Kemper’s Kimmy Schmidt is back as a woman who’s rescued from a doomsday cult, who must now navigate her new life in New York City.

Available to watch 30th May


From Fargo to Cargo, Martin Freeman is the star of this Netflix Original film, in which he plays a father amid a terrifying pandemic. Scouring the wilds of Australia, he must find someone to look after his infant daughter Rosie when he becomes infected.

Available to watch 18th May

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