What’s Coming to Netflix UK in May 2019? [Updated]


Welcome back to another update of what’s New On Netflix UK for the month of May. Here we will give you the rundown of what new films and TV shows will be added next month. As well as all the global Netflix Originals we post about separately there are a lot of great shows and films on their way – so let’s jump straight to our top picks for new additions to Netflix UK in May 2019.

Note: the full list of additions will be updated throughout the month – feel free to bookmark and keep checking back!

Aside from Original content, Netflix have only really announced what’s coming in the first half of May so while it may seem like slim-pickings, it’s worth remembering to come back each week and check the updated list at the end of this post for any new announcements!

Top Picks: New Originals on Netflix UK for May 2019

With over 60 new Netflix Originals coming in May it’s certainly a busy month – and also hard to filter it down to a handful of top picks. See You Yesterday (17th May) is a time-travel film from Spike Lee where a teenager and her friend build a time machine in the hope of stopping her older brother being wrongfully killed by the police. The Last Summer (3rd May) is a coming-of-age drama that sees a group of teens heading out to their new lives at college and there’s also Maria (17th May) which tells the story of a girl whose parents were murdered at a young age who then becomes a hired assassin. The documentary Knock Down The House (1st May) is also worth a watch and follows a number of women running in the American Mid-Term elections. And to finish off the films, Rim of the World (24th May) sees a group of campers fending off an alien invasion.

For Original TV there are a number of new series including new adult animation Tuca & Bertie (3rd May); season 1 of The Society (10th May) – a modern day retelling of Lord of The Flies; new weekly episodes of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (12th May); the third and final season of the anthology series Easy (10th May); How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (31st May) – a new dark comedy about a teenager who becomes a huge drug-lord; more baking fails in season 3 of Nailed It! (17th May); season 2 of Danish teen drama The Rain (17th May); a new Spanish mystery thriller series High Seas (Alta Mar) (24th May); and new thriller WHAT / IF (24th May) which tells the story of cash-strapped newlyweds who have to weigh a lucrative but ethically dicey offer from a powerful woman. Oh, there’s also this little show called Lucifer that returns on 8th May for it’s 4th season (although we still don’t have seasons 1-3 on Netflix UK yet – they are available on Amazon Prime though).

Top Picks: New Films on Netflix UK for May 2019

May sees the return of the great comedy-zombie flick Shaun of The Dead (16th May) along with the comedy-horror Dark Shadows (1st May) starring Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer. Other film additions include the crazy dystopian Snowpiercer (1st May) from Bong Joon-Ho; 2017 remake The Mummy (23rd May); the great drama film The Wife (13th May); the modern retelling of The Great Gatsby (1st May); and for action films we have the 7th Fast film The Fate of The Furious (14th May).

Top Picks: New TV on Netflix UK for May 2019

For TV shows coming in May on Netflix UK we have season 5 of comedy series Schitt’s Creek (10th May); season 4 of People Just Do Nothing (5th May) continues the pirate radio themed mockumentary; season one of Channel 4’s Derry Girls (8th May) follows a group of girls in Northern Ireland during the troubles of the 1990s; we’ll be getting season 3 of BBC comedy series Josh (9th May) and for the younger viewers season 3 of Inspector Gadget (1st May) and season 5 of Horrid Henry (14th May).

Click here to see all the weekly episodes coming in May.

Obviously we can’t go into detail for every single addition so have a look at the full list below and let us know what you’re looking forward to.

Here is the full list of known additions for Netflix UK for May (subject to change):

Netflix Originals are shown in red
 – Updated 29th May 2019

1st May
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Dark Shadows
Friends with Benefits
Inspector Gadget: Season 3
Ironclad
Kia and Cosmos
Kim Swims
Knock Down The House [Documentary]
Munafik 2
Revolt
Robin Hood The Rebellion
Snowpiercer (film)
Sur Sapata
The Great Gatsby
The Railway Man

2nd May
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

3rd May
All In My Family [Documentary]
Crime Diaries: Night Out: Season 1
Cupcake & Dino – General Services: Season 2
Dead to Me: Season 1
Despite Everything
Flinch: Season 1
iZombie: Season 5 [Weekly Episodes]
Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage
The Last Summer
True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Mushroom Town
Tuca & Bertie: Season 1
Undercover: Season 1

4th May
The Haunting of Sharon Tate

5th May
March of the Penguins 2: The Call
People Just Do Nothing: Season 4
The Girl with All the Gifts

6th May
Abyss: Season 1

7th May
Peelers
The 12th Man

8th May
Away From Home: Season 1
Bibik-Bibikku: Season 1
Cinta 100KG: Season 1
Cinta Iris: Season 1
Cinta Si Wedding Planner: Season 1
Cinta Teruna Kimchi: Season 1
Derry Girls: Season 1
Lucifer: Season 4
Secret of Success: Season 1
The Missing Menu: Season 1
Unchained Fate: Season 1

9th May
Josh: Season 3
Nitro Circus: The Movie
Tiny House Nation: Volume 1

10th May
Bheemayan
Chhota Bheem Aur Kaala Yodha
Chhota Bheem Ka Romani Adventure
Chhota Bheem Ka Troll Se Takkar
Dry Martina
Easy: Season 3
Harvey Girls Forever!: Season 2
In Family I Trust (Gente que viene y bah)

Jailbirds: Season 1
Schitt’s Creek: Season 5
Shéhérazade
The Mechanism: Season 2
The Society: Season 1
Wine Country

11th May
Katie
The Defected: Season 1

12th May
Kin
Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 3 [Weekly Episodes]

13th May
Malibu Rescue
The Wife

14th May
Horrid Henry: Season 5 New Episodes
revisions: Season 1
Still LAUGH-IN: The Stars Celebrate
The Fate of The Furious (Fast & Furious 8)
Weed the People

15th May
I Hear You: Season 1
RBG

16th May
Casper
Evan Almighty
Flood: A River’s Rampage
Good Sam
Jane Eyre (2011)
Pirate Radio
Shaun of The Dead
Spartacus
Step Up
Step Up 3
Step Up: Revolution
The Eagle

17th May
1994: Limited Series
Born in Gaza
Born in Syria
Chip & Potato: Season 1
Dying to Tell (Morir para contar) [Documentary]

It’s Bruno: Season 1
Maria
Nailed It!: Season 3
ReMastered: The Lion’s Share [Documentary]
Saverio Raimondo: Il Satiro Parlante

See You Yesterday
The Rain: Season 2
Well Intended Love: Season 1

18th May
Thunder and the House of Magic

19th May
Blood Father

20th May
Prince of Peoria: Part 2
Storks

21st May
Jonathan
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal
Zero

22nd May
A Tale of Two Kitchens [Documentary]
Furie
One Spring Night: Season 1
The Man Who Feels No Pain (Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota)

23rd May
The Mummy (2017)

24th May
After Maria [Documentary]
High Seas (Alta Mar): Season 1
Joy
Rim of the World
She’s Gotta Have It: Season 2
Thackeray: Season 1
The Perfection
WHAT / IF: Part 1

27th May
Baby Driver
Historical Roasts: Season 1

28th May
It Comes at Night

30th May
America’s Got Talent: Season 14 (weekly episodes)
Mere Pyare Prime Minister
Svaha: The Sixth Finger

31st May
A Thousand Goodnights: Season 1
Always Be My Maybe
Bad Blood: Season 2
Black Spot: Season 1
Chopsticks

Good Girls: Season 2
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast): Season 1
Killer Ratings: Season 1 [Documentary]
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Season 2

Pegasus
Playing with Fire (Jugar con fuego): Season 1
When They See Us: Limited Series

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13 thoughts on “What’s Coming to Netflix UK in May 2019? [Updated]

  1. Wow thin on ground for licence content,no good blockbuster movies,loads original content which dont look interesting, roll on Disney plus.

  2. Is IZombie not airing its final season on Netflix UK anymore? I hope this is updated soon as i want to see this more than Game of Thrones

  3. I keep watching for your updates on the list above, I wish there was some thing good to watch, I know not your fault , just keep hoping for some good to watch as this month is rubbish.

  4. May 15th, and still no new episodes of Horrid Henry series 5 although it says it on the banner, and advertised on here. Where are they, there are still only 11 in series 5 as it has been since the beginning of the year?

      1. Yes, same 11 episodes. My 11yo step son watches HH every morning and knows each one word for word. He suffers from ASD and got very upset after seeing ‘New episodes’ on the HH banner on the home page, only then to find the same 11 on S5. They added 6 new episodes around the beginning of the year to series 5, but that’s it. Series 1-4 contain 26 episodes in each, we were expecting at least another 6 or so on S5, but nothing.

  5. Only 3 days late, but another 10 episodes have just been added to Horrid Henrys series 5 today. That will keep the youngster happy, (and me) 🙂

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