If you’ve already watched the entire Netflix library during this lockdown, and we don’t judge you if you have, fear not! There’s a lot to expect, as Netflix is about to release exciting new films and shows this coming May (yes, only a few more days of waiting left).
From the minute we went into this isolation, we knew that while we can’t see our friends and family during these difficult times, Netflix will always be there for us, and they didn’t disappoint (yes, I’m talking about Tiger King and other great documentaries they’ve recently released). We’ve gathered all the new releases we can’t wait to binge-watch.
Hollywood, as the name suggests, is a new Netflix limited series exploring the exciting, and at times controversial, film industry of Hollywood at its golden age, post World War II. On this historical background, the show follows a group of performers and creators asking to make it in the toughest business around.
All Day and a Night
In this new Netflix film, starring Jeffrey Wright, a young man finds himself in prison, a fate similar to his father’s, despite his best efforts to go in a different path and avoid getting in trouble. The film portrays his reflection on his life and the journey that brought him to this point – and whether or not it was inevitable – and his attempt to break the cycle and prevent his own son from ending up the same way.
Mrs. Serial Killer
You might have gussied by the title that this is another docuseries following the story of a guilty or innocent serial killer, but Mrs. Serial Killer is a fresh change and something we haven’t seen before. Actress Jacqueline Fernandez plays the lead role of a woman who goes on a very strange, dangerous journey to free her husband, who has been framed and charged for a series of murders.
Dead to Me Season 2
The first season aired before social distancing was a term we knew and used, and so the comic drama was the ultimate choice for every girls night. But worry not, you will enjoy the second season of Dead to Me watching it alone as you did watching it with a friend. Just make sure to prepare the tissues, the ice cream and a glass of wine, and let Christina Applegate do the rest.
Trial By Media
There’s a recent trend on TV, and particularly on Netflix, that involves crimes and trials. Netflix already has an impressive repertoire of shows that have to do with crimes of different kind, criminals, and trials. Trial By Media is a new docuseries that examines major cases throughout the history of the country that were affected by excessive media attention. We don’t know about you, but we’re hooked on Netflix’s crime docuseries – we’ve watched all of them, and by now we feel like we’re one step away from becoming professional detectives. What’s so thrilling about these shows is that they aren’t fiction, but reality – everything we see on the screen has really happened.
This one isn’t a docuseries, for a change, but a show everyone could probably relate with nonetheless. Season one of the upcoming show, Almost Happy, follows Sebastián, a host of a modest radio show, as he tried to navigate through life, dealing with an ex-wife he still hopes will become his wife one day, two children and the usual everyday struggles we’re all too familiar with. Take your mind off your own boring or complicated life with the life of Sebastián .
Spelling the Dream
You’d understand the pun in the title in a minute: this new docuseries (we know how much Netflix loves them!) follows a group of Indian-American children who participate in spelling bee contests, as they work their way to the desired goal: the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Sometimes it seems as if they entertainment industry is all about getting us to shed a tear and connect with our emotions, and Netflix knows how to do so better than anyone else. This inspiring story sound just like what we need during this time, to get some perspective and forget our troubles, even momentarily, as we step into another world.