The Streamer’s Guide to Netflix in May 2024

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: April 15, 2024 (Last updated: 4 weeks ago)
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Netflix May 2024 Release Schedule: Highlights, Sleeper Hits & More
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Greetings, one and all, and welcome to another streamer’s guide to Netflix, this time for May 2024. As usual, plenty of originals and licensed releases are coming to the platform, so I’ve rounded everything up and picked out the stuff you should probably be keeping an eye on.

This article will be updated throughout the month to reflect all the latest information, so be sure to bookmark the page and keep checking back if you’re a subscriber.

Highlights of the Month

A Man In Full (Limited Series) | May 2

Based on the Tom Wolfe novel, A Man in Full boasts one of the most impressive casts of any Netflix release in May. Jeff Daniels, Lucy Lie, and Diane Lane all star in this limited series about an Atlanta real estate tycoon who faces bankruptcy.

If Succession has proved anything, it’s that audiences can’t get enough of morally unscrupulous rich people doing whatever is necessary to hold onto power. This seems like the closest thing to that HBO mega-hit that Netflix have managed to produce.

Bridgerton (Season 3 Volume 1) | May 16

This one goes without saying. Bridgerton is one of the streaming giant’s marquee IPs, and the release of the third season is highly anticipated among fans.

Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton will be at the center of this new season, which will debut in two four-episode parts. The hashtag #Polin is already doing the rounds on social media, and you can only expect more of that sort of thing after the release of Volume 1.

Top K-Drama Pick

The 8 Show (Limited Series) | May 17

Netflix are looking to hit the jackpot again with another K-Drama that, like Squid Game, focuses on people in financial difficulties being forced to compete in potentially deadly challenges.

Here, the gimmick is that eight contestants are trapped in an eight-story building, where they earn money as time passes. However, essentials have a significant markup, and purchases take money off the prize pot.

Everything Coming to Netflix in May 2024

Here’s all the original and licensed content coming to Netflix in April. Entries in bold and marked with an asterisk (*) are Netflix originals.

May 1st

  • Airport Movie Collection:
    • Airport (1970)
    • Airport 1975 (1974)
    • Airport ’77 (1977)
  • Black Clover (Season 2)
  • Blended (2014)
  • Blue Mountain State (Seasons 1-3)
  • Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland (2016)
  • Cry Babies: Magic Tears (Season 3)
  • Deaw Special: Super Soft Power (2024)*
  • Dark Waters (2019)
  • Down the Rabbit Hole (2024)*
  • Dr. Stone (Season 1)
  • Eat Pray Love (2010)
  • Frankly Speaking (Season 1)*
  • Girls Trip (2017)
  • Haikyu!! (New Seasons)
  • Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar (2024)*
  • Hellboy (2019)
  • Hulk (2003)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind (2022)
  • Jumanji (1995)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen (Season 1)
  • Liar Liar (1997)
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
  • Mortal Kombat (2021)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
  • One More Shot (2024)
  • Outlander (Season 6)
  • Patriots Day (2016)
  • Public Enemies (2009)
  • Rather (2023)
  • Ride Along (2014)
  • Shrek (2001)
  • Shrek Forever After (2010)
  • Starship Troopers (1997)
  • The Best Man Holiday (2013)
  • The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
  • The Equalizer (2014)
  • The Gentlemen (2019)
  • The Great Wall (2019)
  • The Matrix: Resurrections (2021)
  • The Nutty Professor Collection:
    • The Nutty Professor
    • The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
  • The Unbroken Voice (Season 2)*
  • The Wedding Planner (2001)
  • The Young Victoria (2009)
  • Traffic (2000)
  • Unnatural (Limited Series)
  • White House Down (2013)
  • Woody Woodpecker (2018)

May 2nd

  • A Man in Full (Limited Series)*
  • Beautiful Rebel (2024)*
  • Lola (2024)
  • Secrets of the Neanderthals (2024)*
  • Shadow in the Cloud (2020)
  • T P BON (Season 1)*

May 3rd

  • 2 Hearts (2020)
  • John Mulaney Presents: Everybody’s in LA (Season 1)*
  • Postcards (Season 1)*
  • Selling the OC (Season 3)*
  • Unfrosted (2024)*

May 4th

  • Katt Williams: Woke Foke*
  • The Atypical Family (Season 1)*

May 5th

  • Larva in Mars (2024)
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
  • Roast of Tom Brady (LIVE)*

May 6th

  • 30 for 30 Collection:
    • 30 for 30: Broke
    • 30 for 30: Deion’s Double Play
    • 30 for 30: The Two Escobars
  • Reba (Seasons 1-6)

May 7th

  • Super Rich in Korea (Season 1)*

May 8

  • The Final: Attack on Wembley (2024)*
  • War Dogs (2016)

May 9th

  • Bodkin (Season 1)*
  • Mother of the Bride (2024)*
  • Sing Street (2016)
  • Thank You, Next (Season 1)*
  • The Guardian of the Monarchs (2024)*
Netflix May 2024 Release Schedule

Mother of the Bride | Image via Netflix


May 10th

  • Blood of Zeus (Season 2)*
  • Cooking Up Murder: Uncovering the Story of Cesar Roman (Season 1)*
  • Living with Leopards (2024)*
  • Pokemon: Horizons: The Series (Part 2)*
  • The Courier (2024)
  • The Ultimatum: South Africa (Season 1)*

May 11th

  • 2024 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor*

May 13th

  • Archer (Seasons 1-14)

May 14th

  • Married at First Sight (Season 15)

May 15th

  • Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal (2024)*
  • The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
  • The Quintessential Quintuplets (Multiple Seasons)

May 16th

  • Bridgerton (Season 3 – Volume 1)*
  • Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
  • Maestro in Blue (Season 2)*
  • Upgrade (2018)

May 17th


May 19th

  • A Simple Favor (2018)
  • Golden Kamuy (2024)*

May 21st

  • Paper Trail (Android and iOS)*
  • Rachel Feinstein: Big Guy (2024)*
  • Wildfire (Seasons 1-4)

May 22nd

  • Act Your Age (Season 1)
  • Buying London (Season 1)*
  • Toughest Forces on Earth (Season 1)*

May 23rd

  • El vendedor de ilusiones: El caso Generación Zoe (2024)*
  • Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf (Season 1)*
  • In Good Hands 2 (2024)*
  • Tires (Season 1)*

May 24th

  • Atlas (2024)*
  • Jurassic World: Chaos Theory (Season 1)*
  • Mulligan (Part 2)*
  • My Oni Girl (2024)*

May 25th

  • Franco Escamilla: Ladies’ Man (2024)*

May 28th

  • Burnt (2015)

May 29th

  • Bionic (2024)*
  • Colors of Evil: Red (2024)*
  • Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult (2024)*
  • Patrick Melrose (Limited Series)

May 30th

  • Eric (Limited Series)*
  • Geek Girl (Limited Series)*

May 31st

  • A Part of You (2024)*
  • Chola Chabuca
  • How to Ruin Love: The Proposal (Season 1)*
  • Raising Voices (Season 1)*
  • Tòkunb?? (2024)*

Sleeper Hit of the Month

Eric (Limited Series) | May 30

Netflix May 2024 Release Schedule

Eric | Image via Netflix

One to keep an eye on this month is Eric, a limited series starring a disheveled Benedict Cumberbatch as the puppeteer father of a missing son. Set in 80s New York, Vincent becomes increasingly self-destructive and volatile during the search for his son.

This looks to be as much a character study as a mystery, and Cumberbatch has previous playing self-destructive addicts, having done so in the excellent Patrick Melrose. This could easily be the best individual performance of the month, so look out for it.

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