Here Are The Best New TV Shows Coming To Netflix In May 2018

30 April 2018, 13:23 | Updated: 5 June 2018, 15:06

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

The best new shows on Netflix in May are coming. Here is everything you can look forward to this in May 2018.

You can always count on Netflix to come through with the best new shows, riveting new series, and must-see weeklies available. April has come and gone, so it's on to May. Here are the shows so good you'll want to clear all your weekend plans this month and settle into a good ol' fashioned binge sesh. 


New TV Shows On Netflix May 2018

'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey' - May 4  Letterman Fey

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David Letterman continues his prolific interview series by sitting down with iconic comedy writer, performer, and SNL alum Tina Fey. Watch the interview from May 4.

'The Rain' - May 4

After a horrific virus wipes out most of the population, two siblings must embark on a journey toward safety. Watch Netflix's first Danish production, streaming on Netflix starting May 4.


'The Durrells' - May 3 (UK) 

ITV's sharp and witty dramedy series about a British family that moves to the Greek Island of Corfu is on Netflix this month. Stream The Durrells on Netflix starting May 3.  


Editor's pick: Watch The Rain on Netflix from May 4. We know, we know. You've had your fill of post-apocalyptic dramas. However, after 2017's German sleeper hit Dark hit our screens, we're definitely excited about the foreign language originals being commissioned by Netflix. 

New seasons on Netflix May 2018

'Dear White People' (Volume 2)- May 4

Dear White People returns in May with a poignant look at the politics of race at a modern university campus. Stream the new season on Netflix starting May 4. 

'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' (season 4) - May 30Kimmy Schmidt Netflix

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The highly anticipated fourth season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will be divided into two parts this year. Half of the season, the first six episodes, will be made available from May 30. The second half will drop later in the year. Catch Kimmy, Titus, and Lillian at the end of May. 

'Bill Nye Saves the World' (season 3)- May 11

Get seriously scientific with Bill Nye in season 3 of Bill Nye Saves The World. He's back with science experts, science experiments, and plenty of celebrity guests. Bill is back on Netflix from May 11.


'The Frankenstein Chronicles' (season 2) - May 1 (UK) 

Courtesy of ITV comes season 2 of The Frankenstein Chronicles starring Sean Bean.  The second season of the six-part crime drama will stream on Netflix from May 1. 

'Love Island' (season 1 & 2) - May 1 (UK) Love Island Promo image


Things are heating up. ITV's Love Island season 1 & 2 will be available on Netflix from the first of May. 


'Poldark' (season 2) - May 6 (UK) 

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Season 2 of BBC's gripping period drama, Poldark will be available to stream on Netflix from May 6. 

'Scandal' (season 7) - May 19 (US)

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Scandal may be officially over, but those in the US who aren't caught up can stream season 7 of the Shondaland staple on Netflix from May 19. 


'The Toys That Made Us' (season 2) - May 25The Toys That Made Us

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No, we're not toying with you. The Toys That Made Us season 2 is available to stream on Netflix from May 5.  

Editor's pick: We're suckers for a bit of Kimmy Schmidt. We'll be staying in the weekend of May 30 to watch the hilarious shenanigans of Kimmy and the gang. 

Netflix Weekly Shows April 2018 

'The Break With Michelle Wolf'- May 27

Following her fiery White House Correspondance dinner appearance, watch Michelle Wolf's Netflix weekly The Break With Michelle Wolf on Netflix from May 27. 

'Riverdale' (season 2) - finale May 17

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The Riverdale finale will stream on Netflix on May 17. Till then, make sure you've got your eyes to the Netflix skies on Thursday, 3, 10, and 17 of May. 

'Dynasty' (season 1) - May (UK)

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The outlandish and over the top CW reboot of the classic soap opera streams all throughout May. 

'Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments' - May (season 3)

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Shadowhunters is moving full speed ahead this season. New adventures, new adversaries, and new battles to win. Make sure you stream the new season of Shadowhunters on Netflix all throughout May. 

'RuPaul's Drag Race' - May (season 10)

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There should be a law against missing Drag Race, especially when it's available every Friday on Netflix. Just stream it, already. 

'The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale' - finale May 13

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The season finale of The Joel McHale Show will air on Sunday, May 13. We'll miss Joel during the hiatus but you can always go back and re-watch the whole season on Netflix.

Editor's pick: We're enjoying the delicious drama of CW's Dynasty. We'll be watching all month and you should be too.