11 Best New Shows on Netflix: May 2022's Top Upcoming Series to Watch – Decider

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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’ on Apple TV+, a True-Story Dramedy in Which Zac Efron Schleps Brews to His Pals in the Vietnam War
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Netflix is flourishing with their list of new content available for streaming this May, and it’s sure to make you feel more tended to than even the most verdant and and lush Spring greenery. While it’s always hard to say goodbye to the titles leaving in the next month, you won’t be feeling down for long once you get a good look at the impressive array of Netflix Original series coming to the platform to take their place. With everything from brand new titles to long-awaited continuations of fan favorites, Netflix’s diverse and delightful May 2022 premieres is sure to have something for everyone.
The streamer is set to help you celebrate the new month with premieres from highly-anticipated new seasons of hit shows across several different genres (so there’s truly something for everyone) like Stranger Things, Love, Death & Robots, Workin’ Moms, and Who Killed Sara?.
While the list of May’s top shows is dominated by continuations of more established titles, there is still a lot to look forward to when it comes to fresh shows streaming exclusively on Netflix starting this month. Keep an eye out in particular for The Pentaverate, The G Word with Adam Conover, Vampire in the Garden, and The Lincoln Lawyer, all very different shows that are united by their high likelihood of being major stand-outs for the Spring streaming season.
So what makes the cut for our top 11, and which of them have what it takes to be in the Netflix Top 10? Keep reading to be showered with the greatness that is the list of streaming standouts for May 2022.
CAST: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Joe Keery, Natalia Dyer, David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Charlie Heaton, Noah Schnapp
DESCRIPTION: Time has passed for our beloved characters, leaving the main gang now split apart, as Eleven (Brown) and the Byers (Ryder, Heaton, Schnapp) have relocated to California, Hopper (Harbour) is imprisoned in Russia, and everyone else in back in Hawkins, Indiana. Yet no matter where they are, there’s no escaping the dangers and horrors that always seem to find them. This season you can look forward to everything from glam roller-skating excursions and trials and triumphs of high school life to gunfights, explosions, and a haunted house. There’s definitely no shortage of scares, delights, and memorable moments ahead, so get read for the bitchin’ viewing experience that will be Stranger Things: Season 4, Volume 1, coming your way at the end of this month
Stream Stranger Things on Netflix
CAST: Mike Myers, Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Richard McCabe, Jennifer Saunders, Lydia West
DESCRIPTION: Mike Myers is back, yeah baby! The Pentaverate is a six-episode comedy series that acts as a spin-off of Myers’ 1993 romantic black comedy film So I Married an Axe Murderer. The show follows Ken Scarborough (Myers), a Canadian journalist on a self-appointed mission to expose the truth about a secret society called “The Pentaverate” in order to earn his job back. The titular group is a society of five men, all played by Myers (because he’s Mike frickin’ Myers!), who have collectively controlled the word and influenced global events since the Black Plague in 1347.
Stream The Pentaverate on Netflix
DESCRIPTION: Although this series is animated, returning fans will know that it is NOT meant for kids! Love, Death & Robots is an anthology series whose genre spans to include everything from dark comedy to sci-fi to horror, as displayed through 20-minute or less episodes that connect to at least one of the titular central themes of love, death, and/or robots. In this latest eight-episode season of the Emmy-winning series out of Tim Miller and David Fincher, uncanny worlds, violent delights, and twisted kicks await. Sounds like the makings of a striking season of TV!
Stream Love, Death & Robots on Netflix
CAST: Adam Conover
DESCRIPTION: This hybrid comedy-documentary series seeks to pull back the curtain on the surprising ways the American government impacts our everyday lives, from the mundane to the life changing. And better to be up to the task than irreverent and insightful comedian, Adam Conover? Throughout the series, Conover delves into the government’s successes, failures, and what we, as viewers, can do to change it ourselves. Based Michael Lewis’s 2018 non-fiction book The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy, this blend of educational docuseries and amusing sketch-comedy is a great opportunity to learn more about our country and our capacity to affect it, all told through Conover’s clever and entertaining lens.
Stream The G Word with Adam Conover on Netflix
CAST: Megumi Han, Yû Kobayashi
DESCRIPTION: This Netflix Original action-adventure anime series out of Japan follows a human girl and a vampire queen, mortal enemies who must unite to find the elusive paradise where humans and vampires once coexisted in peace. Also, for the anime fans among you, prepare to get pumped about the show’s animation team, Wit Studio, which featured the gifted minds and hands behind animating the first three seasons of hit anime Attack on Titan.
Stream Vampire in the Garden on Netflix
DESCRIPTION: Following the success of multi-award winning Australian show Love on the Spectrum comes a spin-off American version that continues to follow the original show’s insightful and warmhearted premise. Love on the Spectrum U.S. is a docu-series covering several autistic people as they navigate the world of dating and relationships. This moving show is more than worth a watch, so keep an eye out for it (and it’s Australian counterpart, while you’re at it) later this month.
Stream Love on the Spectrum U.S. on Netflix
CAST: Catherine Reitman, Dani Kind, Enuka Okuma, Jessalyn Wanlim, Sarah McVie, Philip Sternberg, Ryan Belleville
DESCRIPTION: The sixth season of this Canadian sitcom about a group of very different friends dealing with the challenges of being working mothers is finally hitting Netflix. This latest batch of episodes scoffs at the concept of work-life balance as supermoms Kate (Reitman), Anne (Kind), Jenny (Wanlim), Sloane (Okuma), and Val (McVie) clock in overtime to handle pressing problems both at the office and at home.
Stream Workin’ Moms on Netflix
CAST: Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Neve Campbell, Becki Newton, Jazz Raycole, Angus Sampson, Christopher Gorham
DESCRIPTION: Based on Michael Connelly’s 2008 novel, The Brass Verdict, this Netflix Original legal drama revolves around Mickey Haller (Garcia-Rulfo), an idealistic lawyer who runs his practice out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car as he takes cases all over Los Angeles. This 10-episode first season will follow Mickey’s attempts to get back into the law practice taking time away, resulting in him quickly becoming ensnared in a tangled mystery.
Stream The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix
CAST: Kevin Taejin Kreider, Kane Lim, Christine Chiu, Gabirel Chiu, Kelly Mi Li, Anna Shay, Cherie Chan, Jessey Lee, Kim Lee, Andrew Gray, Jaime Xie, Guy Tang
DESCRIPTION: Your favorite wealthy L.A.-based East Asian and East Asian-American socialites are back with even more luxury, glamor, and drama. This season, a romance between Kevin and Kim blossoms, Cherie and Jessey’s relationship is questioned, and as Kane and Kevin’s strong friendship is tested, Beverly Hills’s rivaling queens, Christine and Anna, put a whole new twist on the art of social warfare. But through all of the excitement and insanity depicted in the reality series, the friends continue to all be united, at their cores, by their love for one another, and, of course, by their unmatched fashion and style.
Stream Bling Empire on Netflix
CAST: Manolo Cardona, Alejandro Nones, Ximena Lamadrid, Carolina Miranda, Eugenio Siller
DESCRIPTION: In the third and final season of this Netflix Original Mexican mystery-thriller about Álex Guzmán (Cardona), who, after being wrongfully convicted and forced to spend 18 years in prison, begins the series determined to get to the bottom of who killed his sister, Sara (Lamadrid), in order to finally get revenge, both for Sara’s sake, and to take down the Lazcano family who wrong him. The last season of Who Killed Saraups the ante like never before as enemies become allies and the truth is finally exposed, leading Álex to become obsessed with solving a whole new mystery: What happened to Sara?
Stream Who Killed Sara? on Netflix
CAST: Michelle Buteau, Alyssa Ljubicich, Crissa Jackson, Frank Grimsley, Rachel Evans, Yu Ling Wu, Alex Brizard, John Franklin, Josh Brubaker, Parker Abbott
DESCRIPTION: They’re chatty. They’re shady. They’re secretly famous. They’re this season’s players — and all bets are off as they compete for the ultimate prize. See the salacious, delicious, catfishing drama go down in what is poised to be the most exciting season yet of this hit reality competition series hosted by Michelle Buteau, only on Netflix.
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