What’s coming soon to Netflix UK in May 2023?
James R | On 01, May 2023
Netflix is expanding its Bridgerton franchise this week with Queen Charlotte, while also building on the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before universe with XO, Kitty, and getting the Fab Five back together for a new season in New Orleans, recruiting the Selling Sunset team for another round of business and reuniting with I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson for a third chapter of sketch silliness. They’re joined by new franchise hopefuls, from an Arnie-starring action series to animated comedy Mulligan and an action thriller starring Jennifer Lopez.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in May 2023:
Heat – 1st May
Michael Mann’s iconic actioner is an influential masterpiece on multiple fronts.
Sinister – 1st May
Haunted house, check. Freaky children, check. Sinister is a classic American horror movie – and all the better for it.
Escape Room: Tournament of Champions – 4th May
This entertaining, slick sequel swaps logical thrills for franchise potential.
Freaky – 4th May
Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton are hugely entertaining in this inspired body-swap horror-comedy.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story: Season 1 – 4th May
From Shonda Rhimes, the Bridgerton prequel centres around the fictional love story of its titular royal (played as a young woman by Sex Education’s India Amarteifio) and her enigmatic king, George (Corey Mylchreest). Also in the cast are Brimsley (Sam Clemmett), dutifully trailing his queen, Princess Augusta (Michelle Fairley), young Lady Danbury (Arsema Thomas), and Bridgerton-era Lady Agatha Danbury (Adjoa Andoh), Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel) and Bridgerton matriarch Violet (Ruth Gemmell).
Taskmaster: Season 1 to 6 – 8th May
Greg Davies and Alex Horne get people to do pointlessly silly things in this hilariously daft competition series.
Hannah Gadsby: Something Special – 9th May
Gadsby describing it as their first feel-good romantic comedy show – as they put it, “I believe I owe you one”. The special was filmed at the Sydney Opera House and covers their marriage to producer Jenney Shamash, as well as homophobic bakers, bogus wedding politics, queer domesticity and misadventures with roadkill.
Mulligan: Season 1 – 12th May
When most of Earth is destroyed by aliens, can a few survivors rebuild what’s left of America and form a more perfect union?
Queer Eye: Season 7 – 12th May
The Fab Five are back and these saints are marching in… to New Orleans!
The Mother – 12th May
Directed by Niki Caro from a script by Lovecraft Country’s Misha Green – plus Andrea Berloff and Peter Craig – and produced by Jennifer Lopez, the film follows a deadly assassin who comes out of hiding in the Alaskan wilderness to protect the daughter that she gave up years before, while on the run from dangerous men.
XO, Kitty: Season 1 – 18th May
This spin-off series from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before follows Lana Covey’s sister, Kitty Song Covey, the teen matchmaker who thinks she knows everything there is to know about love. But when she moves halfway across the world to reunite with her long-distance boyfriend, she’ll soon realise that relationships are a lot more complicated when it’s your own heart on the line.
Astérix & Obélix: The Middle Kingdom – 19th May
Gallic heroes and forever friends Asterix and Obelix journey to China to help Princess Sa See save the Empress and her land from a nefarious prince.
Muted: Season 1 – 19th May
Sergio Ciscar has remain silent since he killed his parents. Six years later, he is released from prison to enter a surveillance program led by a psychiatrist who will try to figure out what is he hiding behind his silence,
Selling Sunset: Season 6 – 19th May
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.
MerPeople: Season 1- 23rd May
From the producers of Queer Eye comes this personal, playful docuseries about mermaid enthusiasts.
Victim/Suspect – 23rd May
When a journalist digs into a case of a woman charged with falsely reporting a rape, a pattern emerges: authorities turning the tables on victims.
Fubar: Season 1 – 25th May
This action-comedy sees Arnold Schwarzenegger play Luke Brunner, a veteran CIA operative posing as a regular guy who discovers that his daughter, Emma (Monica Barbaro), has also been undercover for years. When their assignments converge, their father-daughter clash complicates not just a dangerous global mission but also their family dynamic.
Old – 25th May
M Night Shyamalan’s enjoyably eerie Twilight Zone-esque thriller finds unsettling resonance in its questions of time and ageing.
Blood & Gold – 26th May
At the bitter end of WWII, a German deserter and a young woman are drawn into bloody battle with a group of Nazis hunting for hidden gold.
F9: The Fast Saga – 27th May
This overblown but entertaining sequel recalibrates the Fast & Furious franchise with endearing heart.
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson: Season 3 – 30th May
The delightfully absurd sketch series returns for a third chapter.
Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in May 2023
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Season 3 (Japanese)
Kung Fu Panda 3
Mermaze Mermaidz: Season 1
Rainbow High: Season 3
The Skeleton Key
When the Weather is Fine: Season 1
Love Village: Season 1
The Tailor: Season 1
Jewish Matchmaking: Season 1
Larva Family: Season 1
Sanctuary: Season 1
AY: Spotting the Difference
The Football Factory
Spirit Rangers: Season 2
Bread Barbershop: Season 3
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Dance Brothers: Season 1
Missing: Dead or Alive?: Season 1
Queen Cleopatra: Season 1 – 10th May
Arini By Love.inc
One Night Stand
¡Que viva México!
Royalteen: Princess Margrethe
Ultraman: Season 3
Black Knight: Season 1
Why Didn’t I Tell You a Million Times: Season 1
Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me
Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie
Heartland: Season 16
McGregor Forever: Season 1
Rhythm + Flow France: Season 2
Working: What We Do All Day: Season 1
Kitti Katz: Season 1
The Forever Purge
Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune: Season 1
Costco: Is It Really Worth It?
Young, Famous & African: Season 2
Micky Flanagan: The Out Out Tour
Micky Flanagan: The Back in the Game Tour
Wanda Sykes: I’m an Entertainer
The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties: Season 3
The Ultimatum: Queer Love: Season 1
Barbeque Showdown: Season 2
Turn of the Tide: Season 1
The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist: Season 1
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