Here’s everything that’s coming to Netflix on May 2023. The pick of the month is Black Knight, a dystopian K-drama that stars Kim Woo-Bin, set in 2071 when the world was devasted by toxic air pollution.
Other interesting shows include The Mother, a Jennifer Lopez-led title about a female assassin who comes out of hiding to protect her daughter, and The Woman King which stars award-winning actress Viola Davis who plays a fierce general who leads a band of female warriors to defend their kingdom from a ruthless enemy.
There are a lot of good shows coming this month. It’s a good time to join Netflix, especially after a big drop in their subscription prices. Check out the list of shows for the month of May below.
Pick of the Month
- Black Knight (Series) – May 12
In a dystopian 2071 devastated by air pollution, the survival of humanity depends on the Black Knights—and they’re far from your average delivery men.
- Love Village (Series) – May 2
Singles 35 and over of various backgrounds relocate to a house in the countryside for another chance at love. Will they find “the one”—or leave alone?
- Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (Series) – May 4
Young Queen Charlotte’s marriage to King George of England sparks an epic love story and transforms high society in this “Bridgerton” universe prequel.
- Royalteen: Princess Margrethe (Film) – May 11
In the wake of her prom scandal, Princess Margrethe longs for normalcy as she struggles to maintain her perfect facade while dealing with family drama.
- XO, Kitty (Series) – May 18
A new love story unfolds when teen matchmaker Kitty reunites with her long-distance boyfriend at the same Seoul high school attended by her late mother.
- The Mother (Film) – May 12
A deadly female assassin comes out of hiding to protect the daughter that she gave up years before, while on the run from dangerous men.
- The Woman King – May 12
In the 1820s, a battle-tested general trains a new generation of female warriors to protect their kingdom from a powerful foe. Inspired by true events.
- Mother’s Day (Film) – May 24
When the son she’s never known gets kidnapped, former special agent Nina dusts off her deadly skills to bring him home — no matter who gets in her way.
- FUBAR (Series) – May 25
When a father and daughter learn that they’ve each secretly been working as CIA Operatives for years, they realize their entire relationship has been a lie and they truly don’t know one another at all. Forced to team up as partners, the series tackles universal family dynamics set against a global backdrop of spies, action, and humor.
- Queer Eye: Season 7 (Series) – May 12
Join the party with the Fab Five in the city of New Orleans for a new season of inspirational heroes — and beautiful before-and-afters.
- Selling Sunset: Season 6 (Series) – May 19
The stakes and stilettos are as high as they’ve ever been at the brokerage, as longtime agents make big changes and two new team members bring the heat.
- Siren: Survive the Island (Series) – Coming Soon
24 female police officers, firefighters, bodyguards, soldiers, athletes, and stuntwomen team up by profession to compete for survival on a remote island.
- Larva Family (Kids & Family) – May 4
The Larva family is growing! When Red and Yellow welcome a baby caterpillar into their lives, they get a crash course in parenting and all things putrid.
- Spirit Rangers: Season 2 (Kids & Family) – May 8
Eddy, Summer, and Kodi are back in action at Xus National Park, learning about nature on exciting adventures with new visitors—and old friends, too!
- The Creature Cases: Chapter 3 (Kids & Family) – May 22
Sam and Kit are back to collect the clues and solve more animal mysteries from around the world with new cases, new rides, and new creature pals!
- Spellbound – May 1
Yuri’s world is in shambles after a tragic incident leaves her constantly haunted by ghosts — until a charming magician enters her life.
- Sanctuary (Series) – May 4
A tough, desperate kid becomes a sumo wrestler, captivating fans with his cocky attitude — and upsetting an industry steeped in tradition.
- Ultraman: Season 3 (Series) – May 11
As public sentiment turns against Ultraman, Shinjiro learns that his inherited powers may come with a heavy price, in this exciting series conclusion.
- Mulligan (Series) – May 12
In this satirical comedy, when most of Earth is destroyed by aliens, can a few survivors rebuild what’s left of America and form a more perfect union?
- Fanfic (Film) – May 17
Two high school students form an intense connection as they navigate the challenges of discovering and expressing their truest selves.
- Working: What We Do All Day (Documentary) – May 17
What brings you joy in work? What gives you purpose? What makes a good job…good? These are the questions at the center of WORKING: WHAT WE DO ALL DAY, a compelling documentary series that explores the ways in which we find meaning in our work and how our experiences and struggles connect us on a human level. Narrated by President Barack Obama, who makes appearances alongside everyday people in their homes and places of work, the series follows individuals at all levels of the workforce — from service jobs all the way up to the C-suite — across the industries of home care, tech, and hospitality. As a college student, Obama was inspired by Studs Terkel’s 1974 book Working, which revolutionized the conversation around work by asking ordinary people what they did all day. The series brings this idea into the modern world by offering intimate, behind-the-scenes portraits of people’s lives and giving viewers a new understanding of and appreciation for the jobs they do each day. Executive produced by Barack and Michelle Obama and directed by Caroline Suh, WORKING: WHAT WE DO ALL DAY is a Higher Ground and Concordia Studio Production.
- Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune (Series) – May 18
With Earth colonized by a superior alien civilization, Akira’s only chance at a better future is to enlist as an expendable Yakitori foot soldier.
- Merpeople (Documentary) – May 23
MerPeople dives into the fascinating world of underwater performers who have turned their love for mystical sea creatures into real-world careers. From putting on dazzling small-town shows in Florida to the crowning of the King and Queen of the Seas in the Bahamas, this series will take you on a journey of passion and perseverance. Get ready to set sail on an unforgettable voyage and immerse yourself in a world where fantasy becomes reality.
- Hard Feelings (Film) – May 24
Two best friends try to make it through high school while dealing with embarrassing new urges — and their very inconvenient feelings for each other.
- The Ultimatum: Queer Love (Series) – May 24, May 31, June 7
Tie the knot or call it quits? Five long-term couples are put under pressure to get married or move on in this queer-centric spin-off of “The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On.”
- Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody – May 26
This complex portrait of the incomparable Whitney Houston follows the singer’s stunning ascent from New Jersey choir girl to international superstar.
- Agency: Season 1 – May 31
A self-made executive navigates the cutthroat world of advertising, stopping at nothing — no matter how calculating—to become the head of her agency.