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What’s Coming to Netflix in May?

  • Who doesn’t like a good binge-watch every now and then?
  • New original series and movies are added to Netflix every month
  • May will include some brand-new fare, returning series, and award-winning movies you ay have missed in theaters

When lawyers finally have some downtime, sitting on the couch and binge-watching is a popular activity.

Well, Jurdu wants to help you enjoy your time vegging out in front of a screen playing a Netflix series or movie—or several series and movies if you’re lucky enough to have that kind of time. Check out what’s coming to Netflix in May.

For fans of animated shows and movies:

Tuca & Bertie (Season 1)

Lisa Hanawalt, the cartoonist who production designs and produces BoJack Horseman, brings you a new series about the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women living in the same apartment building. Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong, Steven Yeun, Nicole Byer, and Tig Notaro star.

Coco (Movie)

This multiple-award-winning movie is inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday. The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living and to reverse his family’s ban on music.

For the politically-minded:

Knock Down the House

This documentary follows four women who were not career politicians but who decided to run for Congress in 2018; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the only one of the four who won her election. The film premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival.

When They See Us (Limited Series)

This series comes from famed director Ava DuVernay who will be retelling the real-life story of the Central Park Five, the teenage boys who were wrongly convicted for brutally attacking a female jogger in Central Park and eventually exonerated in 2002. The impressive cast includes Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk, Jharell Jerome, Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, and Niecy Nash.

For those who enjoy being tense or scared:

The Society (Series)

Dubbed a modern take on William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, the show follows a group of teenagers who are transported to a mirror version of their wealthy New England town, only to find that all adults have disappeared. Early reviews also point to a bit of a Leftovers vibe.

The Perfection (Movie)

This new horror/thriller has been dubbed the “Hottest Film You Haven’t Heard of Yet” by Bloody Disgusting. It stars Allison Williams, Steven Weber, Logan Browning, and Alaina Huffman, and tells the story of a cello player whose endless strive for perfection takes a nasty turn.

For fans of shows that tackle relationships and sex:

She’s Gotta Have It (Season 2)

This comedy-drama, based on Spike Lee’s 1986 film of the same name, is back after one of those too-long breaks that streaming series are infamous for. The series follows the busy, “open” dating life of Nola Darling, a young Brooklyn artist. This one will give you the perfect excuse to do a serious binge on Season 1 to catch up.

Easy (Season 3)

This will be the final season of this comedic/dramatic, romantic anthology series. The anthology format means you don’t have to watch the first two seasons if you just want to start with this one. It also means you’re bound to catch an episode starring one of your faves: Zazie Beetz, Orlando Bloom, Hannibal Buress, Michael Chernus, Aubrey Plaza, Judy Greer, Jake Weber, and Kiersey Clemons have all appeared in previous episodes.