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Netflix Explodes in May, With 25 Original Shows, Movies, Documentaries (See!)

Netflix, the subscription television channel, is exploding in May with original programming, an arena where it’s becoming a major force–and source of work for Hollywood actors, challenging both cable premium channels and movie theaters.

In all, the channel plans to air 25 original shows, including series, specials, movies and documentaries.

Familiar programs like “Scandal” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” will also be returning with new episodes.

The streaming service will also debut regular theater attractions like Pixar’s Coco, Mamma Mia!, The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

The kickoff will start May 1 with 30 shows, including movie-going fare like “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay,” “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” and
“High School Musical 3: Senior Year.”

Among Netflix originals, “A Little Help with Carol Burnett,” will debut May 4, along with “Busted!: Season 1,” “Dear White People: Volume 2” and the original movie “Forgive Us Our Debts.”

Another must-see show will be “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman.” He’ll be interviewing Tina Fey.

Later in the month (May 11), the streaming channel will air Season 2 of “Bill Nye Saves the World” and the Netflix original, “Evil Genius: the True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist.”

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Netflix Lineup Explodes in May

May 1
27: Gone Too Soon
A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
Amelie
Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Season 1
Beautiful Girls

Darc
God’s Own Country
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Mr. Woodcock
My Perfect Romance
Pocoyo & Cars
Pocoyo & The Space Circus
Queens of Comedy: Season 1
Reasonable Doubt
Red Dragon
Scream 2
Shrek
Simon: Season 1
Sliding Doors
Sometimes – NETFLIX FILM
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Carter Effect
The Clapper
The Reaping
The Strange Name Movie
Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V: Season 2

May 2
Jailbreak

May 4
A Little Help with Carol Burnett – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Anon – NETFLIX FILM
Busted!: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dear White People: Volume 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
End Game – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Forgive Us Our Debts – NETFLIX FILM
Kong: King of the Apes: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Manhunt – NETFLIX FILM
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
No Estoy Loca
The Rain: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 5
Faces Places

May 6
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (season one finale May 13) – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 8
Desolation
Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 9
Dirty Girl

May 11
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Evil Genius: the True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Spirit Riding Free: Season 5 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Kissing Booth – NETFLIX FILM
The Who Was? Show: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 13
Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 14
The Phantom of the Opera

May 15
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 4
Grand Designs: Seasons 13 – 14
Only God Forgives
The Game 365: Seasons 15 – 16

May 16
89
Mamma Mia!
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
The Kingdom
Wanted

May 18
Cargo – NETFLIX FILM
Catching Feelings – NETFLIX FILM
Inspector Gadget: Season 4 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 19
Bridge to Terabithia
Disney’s Scandal: Season 7
Small Town Crime

May 20
Some Kind of Beautiful

May 21
Señora Acero: Season 4

May 22
Mob Psycho 100: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Shooter: Season 2
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 23
Explained – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 24
Fauda: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Survivors Guide to Prison

May 25
Ibiza – NETFLIX FILM
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Toys That Made Us: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Trollhunters: Part 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 26
Sara’s Notebook – NETFLIX FILM

May 27
The Break with Michelle Wolf – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 29
Disney·Pixar’s Coco

May 30
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 31
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

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