April 25, 2018

What’s coming to UK Netflix in May 2018?

By Jack Rear

If last month was a bit of a content drought for UK Netflix, May is the part where viewers shrivel up and die.

To say there is little good content coming to UK Netflix in May is an overstatement of the highest order. There is notably less content than usual coming to Netflix in May and what is coming isn’t exactly high quality.

Still, fans of obscure British television drama and reality TV will find lots to love.

Prime Suspect, Cold Feet, and Men Behaving Badly are just a few of the series hitting the streaming service in May. These will surely be of interest to viewers over a certain age, but as for everyone else? Well, there’s always Love Island. Series one and two of ITV’s hit reality television competition are coming to Netflix.

Reality show fans will also get to enjoy two further series of Project Runway, plus not one but two series of Project Runway: Junior. There’s also the new series of RuPaul’s Drag Race being released every Friday which is worth watching. It’s also worth noting, however, that the first seven series of Drag Race will be deleted from Netflix at the end of April, so fill your boots while you can.

In terms of movies, there’s little to nothing of interest. The best things we could find on this month’s list are a collection of good-but-not-great films such as The Social Network (timely), The Intern (charming), and Taxi Driver (which is genuinely good and probably doesn’t deserve to be lumped in with the other two.) 

Still, in terms of Netflix Originals, there’s a few interesting bits and pieces.

Tina Fey’s hilarious comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is back for its fourth series. Only the first six episodes will be available and the other seven will be released later. In addition, topical comedy Dear White People is back for its second series.

For those who prefer drama, why not check out The Rain? This Scandinavian thriller sees two young siblings battling for survival after a virus wipes out most of the population.

There’s also the interesting-sounding documentary series Explained which promises to break down topical and timely issues that impact our lives. 

What’s coming to Netflix in May 2018?

W/C 30 April:

01/05/2018:

  • Men Behaving Badly: Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Men Behaving Badly: Last Orders
  • Prime Suspect 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and The Final Act
  • Cold Feet: Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Wild Orchid 2
  • 21
  • Audrey Rose
  • Love Rain: Season 1
  • Iris: Season 1
  • Boys Over Flowers: Vol. 1
  • Lakeview Terrace
  • iZombie: Season 4
  • Case Closed: Season 1
  • Alvin And the Chipmunks
  • The Frankenstein Chronicles: Season 2
  • Liquid Edge: Season 1
  • Sing-a-long with PJ Masks
  • Little Boy Blue: Season 1
  • Prime Suspect 1973: Season 1
  • Sam Faiers: The Mummy Diaries: Season 1
  • Tesla
  • Love Island: Season 1 and 2

  • A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
  • Maigret Sets a Trap
  • Maigret’s Dead Man
  • Cameraman to the Queen
  • Rachel Carson
  • The Race Underground
  • The Battle of Chosin
  • Stratton
  • Kings of the Sun
  • Enter the Ninja
  • Queens of Comedy: Season 1
  • Swami Baba Ramdev: The Untold Story: Season 1
  • Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
  • Ringan
  • Onaatah
  • 27: Gone Too Soon
  • The Standoff
  • Le K Benzema
  • Anjaan: Special Crimes Unit: Season 1
  • Gabru: Hip Hop Revolution: Season 1
  • Khan: No. 1 Crime Hunter: Season 1
  • Mere Papa Hero Hiralal: Season 1
  • Simon: Season 1
  • Love Ni Bhavai
  • Nibunan
  • Waiting
  • Hombanna
  • Abhinetri
  • Ajji
  • Gurgaon
  • Roberto Saviano: Writing Under Police Protection
  • Jewel’s Catch One
  • The Carter Effect
  • Life, Animated
  • Life, Animated
  • Pocoyo & The Space Circus
  • Pocoyo Special Sports
  • PJ Masks: Season 1
  • Pocoyo Halloween: Spooky Movies
  • Pocoyo & Cars
  • Darc
  • Pocoyo Carnival
  • Pocoyo Halloween: Space Halloween
  • Toc Toc
  • My Perfect Romance
  • CIA: Comrade in America
  • Food On The Go
  • Coffee for All
  • The Clapper
  • Si saben cómo me pongo ¿pá qué me invitan?
  • Spiritual House: Season 1
  • Duck Butter

02/05/2018:

  • Jailbreak

03/05/2018:

  • Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast: Season 2
  • Miracles from Heaven
  • The Angry Birds Movie
  • Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story
  • The Durrells: Season 1

04/05/2018:

  • RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 10
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • No Estoy Loca
  • Lo más sencillo es complicarlo todo
  • Family Blood
  • Kakegurui: Season 1
  • Thi Mai
  • The Good Cop: Season 1

05/05/2018:

  • Pup Star: World Tour

06/05/2018:

  • Poldark: Season 2

W/C 7 May:

07/05/2018:

  • Prince Jai Aur Dumdaar Viru: Season 2
  • Sab Jholmaal Hai: Season 2

08/05/2018:

  • iZombie: Season 4

09/05/2018:

  • Daddy Day Care

10/05/2018:

  • Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast: Season 2
  • Bad Neighbours 2
  • Jeepers Creepers 3
  • O Renascimento do Parto

11/05/2018:

  • Taxi Driver
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 10
  • London
  • Ha Unlimited 2
  • Ha Unlimited 1
  • Spivak

13/05/2018:

  • The Intern
  • Kickboxer: Retaliation

W/C 14th May:

14/05/2018:

  • The Legend Of Wu Kong

15/05/2018:

  • iZombie: Season 4
  • Project Runway: Seasons 9 and 10
  • Brain Games: Season 2
  • Drugs, Inc.: Season 4
  • Unusual Cultures: Season 1
  • Top 10 Secrets and Mysteries: Season 1
  • The Game 365: Seasons 15 and 16
  • Disaster Earth: Season 1
  • Inside Cocaine Wars: Season 1
  • Doomsday Preppers: Season 1
  • The Traffickers: Season 1
  • Whisker Wars: Season 1
  • Project Runway: Junior: Seasons 1 and 2
  • Invaders: Season 1
  • Lockdown Oz: Maximum Security
  • Party Like: Season 1
  • Crimes Against Nature: Season 1
  • Wild Australia: Season 1
  • Animal Intervention: Season 1
  • How Big Can It Get: Season 1
  • The Fashion Fund: Season 1
  • Catching Hell: Season 1
  • I Own Australia’s Best Home: Season 1
  • I Own Britain’s Best Home: Season 1
  • Martha Bakes: Seasons 5 and 6
  • The Art Of…: Season 2
  • Je ne suis pas une sorcière
  • Aadu 2
  • Chalay Thay Saath
  • Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas: Season 1
  • Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro: Special Edition

16/05/2018:

  • Asian Provocateur: Season 2

17/05/2018:

  • Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast: Season 2
  • The Meddler

18/05/2018:

  • The Social Network

  • The Punisher
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 10
  • Midnight Express
  • True Music (Working Title): Songs (Working Title)

20/05/2018:

  • Episodes: Series 5

W/C 21st May:

22/05/2018:

  • iZombie: Season 4
  • Men On A Mission: 2018
  • Maze

24/05/2018:

  • Killers
  • Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast: Season 2
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
  • Making Fun: The Story of Funko
  • Survivor’s Guide to Prison

25/05/2018:

  • Mindhunters
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 10
  • Reign Over Me

26/05/2018:

  • 12 Monkeys: Season 3
  • The Darkness

27/05/2018:

  • Pan

W/C 28th May:

28/05/2018:

  • Maggie’s Plan
  • Lockup: Raw: Collection 1

29/05/2018:

  • iZombie: Season 4

30/05/2018:

  • Wish Upon
  • Trump: An American Dream: Season 1

31/05/2018:

  • Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast: Season 2
  • Queen of the South: Season 2
  • Healer: Season 1
  • Full House
  • Oh My Venus: Season 1
  • Who Are You: School 2015: Season 1
  • Hwarang: Season 1
  • Blood: Season 1
  • The Producers: Season 1
  • Love in the Moonlight: Season 1
  • Uncontrollably Fond: Season 1
  • Beauty and the Bitches: Seasons 1 and 2
  • Blood & Treasures: Season 1

Netflix originals coming out in April 2018 (UK):

As mentioned above, the originals are pulling of the dead weight for Netflix this month. Check out the TV series we mentioned above and have a look at some of the interesting-sounding original films.

(Descriptions courtesy of Netflix.)

Original series:

A Little Help with Carol Burnett (04/05/2018)

In this original unscripted series starring comedy legend Carol Burnett, kids dish out advice to celebrities and everyday people in front of a live audience.

Dear White People: Volume 2 (04/05/2018)

Romantic dilemmas, a social media troll and big changes at Armstrong-Parker House push Sam, Lionel and friends to the breaking point.

Dear White People

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey (04/05/2018)

Tina Fey opens up about her family, the changing culture at “SNL” and the one moment she wishes she could take back. Plus, blues icon Buddy Guy.

The Rain: Season 1 (04/05/2018)

After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety. A Scandinavian thriller series.

Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 3 (11/05/2018)

Bill and his guests explore the future of food, the science of addiction and more in a new set of episodes of the Emmy-nominated series.

Mob Psycho 100: Season 1 (22/05/2018)

There’s an organization gathering espers for a nefarious purpose. Powerful psychic Mob, however, is just trying to be the protagonist of his own life.

Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 2 (22/05/2018)

As Shion and Tsubasa grow closer day by day, Ami and Takayuki’s relationship grows complicated, and new housemates join the group.

Fauda: Season 2 (24/05/2018)

Doron teams up with his old undercover unit when a militant who has targeted him for revenge also launches a more ambitious covert plan.

The Toys That Made Us: Season 2 (25/05/2018)

The new season features Star Trek, Transformers, LEGO and Hello Kitty.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4 (30/05/2018)

Kimmy gets a job at a tech startup, Titus pretends to have a TV show to impress Mikey, and Jacqueline starts a talent agency.

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern (31/05/2018)

The groundbreaking radio personality takes the stage in the latest installment of Letterman’s in-depth, wide-ranging interview series.

Weekly episodes:

Busted!: Season 1 (04/05/2018)

A hilarious panel of Korean entertainment icons team up with some of the biggest names in K-Drama in this madcap whodunit variety show. More “Keystone Cops” than “Sherlock Holmes,” each episode sees our cast of bumbling detectives solve a different mystery based on vignettes presented by famous Korean actors and comedians. An overarching plot unfolds throughout the series, and the tension mounts as the panel edges closer to the awful truth.

The Break with Michelle Wolf  (27/05/2018)

Michelle Wolf pokes fun at everything and everyone on her weekly show. Wolf has worked on “The Daily Show” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Riverdale: Season 2  (New episodes Thursdays, finale on 17/05)

Designated Survivor: Season 2 (New episodes Thursdays, finale on 17/05)

Dynasty: Season 1

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 3 (New episodes Wednesdays)

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (New episodes Sundays, finale on 13/05)

Netflix Film:

Sometimes (01/05/2018)

Seven strangers anxiously waiting for their HIV test results decide to bribe the clinic receptionist to get them early, learning one is positive.

Anon (04/05/2018)

In a future where technology has rendered privacy obsolete, a detective investigates a serial assassin who has been deleted from all visual records.

Manhunt (04/05/2018)

A Chinese pharmaceutical lawyer framed for a vile crime teams up with a sharp-witted Japanese detective to stop a dangerous corporate plot.

Forgive Us Our Debts (04/05/2018)

Threatened by creditors, a newly unemployed man agrees to work for a debt collector, but soon discovers his deal with the devil has unexpected costs.

The Kissing Booth (11/05/2018)

When teenager Elle’s first kiss leads to a forbidden romance with the hottest boy in high school, she risks her relationship with her best friend.

Cargo (18/05/2018)

Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, an infected father desperately seeks a new home for his infant child, and a means to protect her from his own changing nature

Catching Feelings (18/05/2018)

A Johannesburg professor and his journalist wife find their relationship tested in new ways when a famous, hard-partying writer enters their lives.

Ibiza (25/05/2018)

When Harper’s two best friends tag along on her work trip to Barcelona, they ditch work and fly to Ibiza for Harper, who against her better judgement, falls for a hot DJ.

Sara’s Notebook (26/05/2018)

A woman embarks on a harrowing search for her missing sister that brings her into the depths of the treacherous, war-torn Congolese jungle.

Original comedy:

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City (01/05/2018)

A new stand-up special from John Mulaney.

Dany Boon: Des Hauts-De-France (04/05/2018)

In an eclectic one-man show, French superstar Dany Boon reflects on his homeland, his first comedy gig and the challenges of parenting hostile teens.

Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives (08/05/2018)

Hari Kondabolu breaks down identity politics, celebrity encounters, his mango obsession and more in a stand-up set full of unexpected twists.

Carlos Ballarta: Furia Ñera (11/05/2018)

With his signature snark and razor-sharp wit, Mexican comedian Carlos Ballarta spotlights the absurdity of characters we encounter in every day life.

Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (13/05/2018)

Pregnant again, Ali Wong returns in her second original stand-up comedy special and gets real on why having kids is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here (22/05/2018)

Comedian Tig Notaro unleashes her inner prankster in a playful stand-up special packed with funny anecdotes, parenting confessions and more.

Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life (25/05/2018)

Comedy icons Steve Martin and Martin Short team up for musical sketches and conversations about their legendary lives in show business and stand-up.

Fernando Sanjiao: Hombre (25/05/2018)

Argentine actor and comedian Fernando Sanjiao uses humor to explore the concept of masculinity in modern times.

Original Documentary:

End Game (04/05/2018)

Directed by Academy Award winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, End Game is an intimate vérité style documentary short that follows visionary medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death — and dedicated to changing our thinking about both.

Evil Genius: the True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist (11/05/2018)

This docuseries investigates the true story of a pizza delivery man who robbed a bank, then was killed by a bomb fastened around his neck.

Explained (Weekly episodes from 23/05)

This series spotlights topical and timely issues that impact our lives — from the gender wage gap to geopolitical politics.

Original Series for Kids:

Kong: King of the Apes: Season 2 (04/05/2018)

Lukas and friends explore a lost world full of prehistoric beasts, uncover clues to Kong’s past and race to stop a robot uprising led by Botila.

Spirit Riding Free: Season 5 (11/05/2018)

Inspired by the Oscar® nominated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Spirit Riding Free follows the heartfelt journey of a wild mustang who could not be tamed. A whole new generation will experience all the daring adventures when Spirit meets a girl named Lucky whose courage matches his own. Together they push limits, harness the power of friendship and discover what it means to be free. With their best friends by their side, they explore a world filled with endless rides, magnificent horses and never-ending fun.

The Who Was? Show: Season 1 (11/05/2018)

A live-action sketch comedy show for kids starring the greatest names in history. Based on the best-selling book series.

Trollhunters: Part 3 (25/05/2018)

The fate of both trolls and humans hangs in the balance as the final chapter begins. Will Gunmar succeed in shrouding the world in darkness?

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