Netflix Originals Coming to Netflix in May 2024


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Welcome along to another monthly preview where we’re taking an early look at all the Netflix Originals scheduled for release throughout May 2024.

For a more comprehensive list of everything coming up in 2024 – check out our release guide for the rest of the year that recaps all the Original titles released in the early months and those confirmed to arrive for the remainder.

This post is a work in progress, meaning that it’ll be constantly added to over time and eventually converted into our main preview for what’s coming up in May 2024. Keep it bookmarked!


English Language Netflix Originals Coming in May 2024

Secrets of the Neanderthals 

Coming to Netflix: May 2nd

Secrets Of The Neanderthals Netflix May 2024

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As we first revealed, Secrets of the Neanderthals is a new British documentary that’ll set out to serve as an “exploration of the mystery of the disappearance of the Neanderthals and their lifestyle.”

Sir Patrick Stewart will narrate the documentary, with Ashley Gething directing.


Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story

Coming to Netflix: May 3rd

Unfrosted The Pop Tart Story

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Over the years we’ve had some excellent movies that document the biggest business rivalries of our time. Hoping to smoke all of them out of the water is this new entry that retells the gripping story (with a heavy focus on comedy) of the famous breakfast wars that saw Kelloggs and Post go to toe-to-toe.

A huge ensemble cast has been assembled for Unfrosted, with Jerry Seinfeld fronting the cast and serving as the writer and director.


Katt Williams: New Comedy Special

Coming to Netflix: May 4th

Netflix will be going live for the second time for a stand-up special following Chris Rock in 2023 with Katt Williams.


Mother of the Bride 

Coming to Netflix: May 9th

Mother Of The Bride Netflix Original Movie May 2024

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Mark Waters directed this new movie that’s arriving on Netflix just in time for Mother’s Day (well if you’re in the United States anyway!).

Headlined by Brooke Shields, Miranda Cosgrove, Benjamin Bratt, and Rachael Harris, the movie is about a mother and her daughter who reunite with a wedding on the horizon. A wrench is thrown into the mix when Lana discovers Emma’s future husband is the son of the man who broke her heart years ago

You can read more about Mother of the Bride in our full preview for the upcoming title here.


Blood of Zeus (Season 2)

Coming to Netflix: May 15th

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If you can quite believe it, the first season of the fantasy action series Blood of Zeus premiered on Netflix in October 2020, so we’re coming up on four years! The second season will FINALLY drop in full mid-way through May.


Bridgerton (Season 3 – Part 1)

Coming to Netflix: May 16th

Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1 Netflix May 2024

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The first four episodes of the eight that will make up the third season of Netflix’s hit Shondaland series Bridgerton debut on May 16th.


Thelma the Unicorn 

Coming to Netflix: May 17th

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One of our most anticipated animated feature films coming to Netflix in 2024 is undoubtedly Thelma the Unicorn, which comes from directors Jared Hess and Lynn Wang and is based on the best-selling kid’s books by Aaron Blabey.

Here’s what you can you can expect from the film, courtesy of Netflix:

“Thelma is a small-time pony who dreams of becoming a glamourous music star. In a pink and glitter-filled moment of fate, Thelma is transformed into a unicorn and instantly rises to global stardom. But this new life of fame comes at a cost. Thelma the Unicorn is a quirky, hilarious, and heartfelt ride from directors Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and Lynn Wang (Unikitty!).”


Tires (Season 1)

Coming to Netflix: May 23rd

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Shane Gillis, who has rapidly grown to fame over the last few years following his controversial firing from SNL, once filmed a pilot for a workplace comedy series set in an auto repair shop. Netflix has ordered the full series, which will be debuting globally in late May.


International Netflix Originals Coming in May 2024

Beautiful Rebel (2024)

Coming to Netflix: May 2nd

Beautiful Rebel Netflix May 2024

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New from Italy – Beautiful Rebel is a feature film musical biopic that’s based on the life of Gianna Nannini and includes the cast of Selene Caramazza, Maurizio Lombardi, and Stefano Rossi Giordani.


The 8 Show 

Coming to Netflix: May 17th

The 8 Show

A new Korean comedy drama will debut on Netflix midway through May 2024, we can reveal. Ryu Jun-yeol, Chun Woo-hee, and Park Jeong-min star.

Here’s the official synopsis:

“Eight individuals trapped in a mysterious 8-story building participate in a tempting but dangerous game show where they earn money as time passes.”


We should also note that throughout May 2024 in Los Angeles, Netflix will be running its Netflix Is A Joke Fest between May 2nd and May 12th with over 300 live stand-up specials to be featured.

What are you looking forward to checking out on Netflix in May 2024? Let us know in the comments.

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