New on Netflix in May 2022

The return of Stranger Things, Mike Myers' series The Pentaverate, a series adaptation of The Lincoln Lawyer, and Rebel Wilson in film Senior Year all launch in May.

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The long-awaited return of Stranger Things and Mike Myers’ comedy series The Pentaverate lead Netflix’s May 2022 offerings.

Stranger Things 4: Volume 1 finds Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) settling into her new California home with Joyce (Winona Ryder), Will (Noah Schnapp), and Jonathan Byers (Charlie Heaton). It’s not all sunshine and roses though – her powers are gone, she’s having trouble fitting in at school, and no matter how hard she tries to put all that Hawkins trouble behind her, there’s still unfinished business in the Upside Down. Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Max (Sadie Sink), and the rest of the gang will band together once more to battle a new supernatural threat, as Hopper’s (David Harbour) life hangs in the balance. With horror icon Robert Englund joining the cast as the murderous Victor Creel, it’s looking like the newest outing of Netflix’s genre hit will also be its scariest.

Read More: Everything We Know About Stranger Things Season 4

It’s been a while since Mike Myers flexed his multi-character comedy chops, and with his new series The Pentaverate, the man who brought Austin Powers to life returns with a new collection of quirky roles for audiences to laugh at. What exactly is “The Pentaverate?” That’s the question at the center of the whole show, as one journalist investigates the secret society of five men who have allegedly controlled the world since the year 1347.  Jennifer Saunders, Jeremy Irons, Keegan-Michael Key, and Ken Jeong also star.

The Lincoln Lawyer is now a television series. Based on the novels by Michael Connelly, the new adaptation was created by David E. Kelley and stars Neve Campbell as Deputy District Attorney Maggie McPherson and Manuel Garcia-Ruffo as Mickey Haller, the famed defense attorney who, instead of working out of an office, runs his business in his Lincoln Town Car. After nearly two years away, Phil Rosenthal is back to do more exploring, and much more eating, in season 5 of his hit food travel series Somebody Feed Phil. And celebrated anthology series Love, Death + Robots returns with more genre-bending animated shorts from some of the best storytellers in the medium.

Find out what else is joining them on Netflix and what’s leaving the service below.


Description: A Canadian journalist tries to uncover the truth about a society of five men who have controlled the world since 1347.

Premiere Date: May 5

Description: Idealistic lawyer Mickey Haller runs practice out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car, taking on cases big and small across Los Angeles.

Premiere Date: May 13

Senior Year (2022)


Description: A high-school cheerleader falls into a coma before her prom. Twenty years later, she awakens and wants to return to high school to reclaim her status and become prom queen. Stars Rebel Wilson.

Premiere Date: May 13

Description: Emmy-winning animated anthology Love, Death + Robots returns with a third volume executive produced by Tim Miller (Deadpool, Terminator: Dark Fate) and David Fincher (Mindhunter, Mank). Terror, imagination and beauty combine in new episodes which stretch from uncovering an ancient evil to a comedic apocalypse, telling startling short stories of fantasy, horror and science-fiction with trademark wit and visual invention.

Premiere Date: May 20

Description: It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.

Premiere Date: May 27


New Collection

“Our Roots, Our Stories” – Launches May 2
Join us as we honor Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with this collection of stories that weaves their voices and experiences into a celebration. View the collection beginning May 2 at


Coming Soon

Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres
Welcome to Wedding Hell*

Available 5/1

Blippi Wonders: Season 1

Available 5/2

Available 5/3

Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive*

Available 5/4

Meltdown: Three Mile Island*

Available 5/5

Blood Sisters*
Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go: Season 1
Wild Babies*

Available 5/6

The Sound of Magic*

Welcome to Eden*

Available 5/8

Christina P: Mom Genes*

Available 5/9

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Sustainable War*

Available 5/10

24 Days of Darkness*

The Getaway King*

Available 5/12

Savage Beauty*

Available 5/13

The Life and Movies of Erşan Kuneri*
New Heights*

Available 5/14

Available 5/15

PJ Masks: Season 4

Available 5/16

Blippi’s Adventures

Vampire in the Garden*

Available 5/17

Available 5/18

Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror*
Love on the Spectrum U.S.*
The Perfect Family*

Available 5/19

A Perfect Pairing*
The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib*
The G Word with Adam Conover*

The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar*
Rodrigo Sant’Anna: I’ve Arrived*

Available 5/20

F*ck Love Too*
Jackass 4.5
Wrong Side of the Tracks*

Available 5/22

Available 5/23

Sea of Love*

Available 5/25

Larva Pendant*

Available 5/26

My Little Pony: Make Your Mark*
Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series: Part 3*

Available 5/27

Available 5/30

Mighty Little Bheem: I Love Taj Mahal*

Available 5/31


Leaving 5/1

WWII in HD: Season 1

Leaving 5/3

Leaving 5/12

Leaving 5/23

Leaving 5/31

Bill Burr: You People Are All the Same

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