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What's New on Netflix in May: Becoming, Dead to Me, Hollywood, and More

Netflix's output isn't slowing down yet

Amanda Bell

Netflix might have pressed pause on production its original series and movies as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but the streaming service still has plenty of new content on the way for the month of May. For starters, Ryan Murphy continues his TV takeover with Hollywood, his latest star-studded Netflix series, which arrives on Friday, May 1. Hollywood is a seven-episode series which follows aspiring actors and filmmakers in a post-World War II Los Angeles as they try to make it, no matter the cost. The series stars David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope, Samara Weaving, Laura Harrier, Jim Parsons, Dylan McDermott, Holland Taylor, Patti LuPone, Jake Picking, and Joe Mantello.

Michelle Obama will star in a new documentary Becoming, based upon her book tour, which arrives to Netflix on Wednesday, May 6. And Steve Carell's military workplace comedy series Space Force will be ready for liftoff on Friday, May 29. The series also stars Lisa Kudrow, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers, and Tawny Newsome. Meanwhile, Season 2 of the acclaimed dramedy Dead to Me, starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, premieres on Friday, May 8. And Netflix will debut its latest interactive special, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend, whichbrings Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) face to face with the Reverend (Jon Hamm) once again when the movie drops on Tuesday, May 12.

Hannah Gadsby will follow up her groundbreaking stand-up special Nanette with a new special, Hannah Gadsby: Douglas, which features her enjoying a little tour with her dog. Douglas hits Netflix on Sunday, May 26.

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Also being added to the library next month isThe Eddy, an eight-episode musical drama from Damian Chazelle which centers on the the jazz world of modern-day Paris and stars Andre Holland as Elliott Udo, once a celebrated pianist in New York and now co-owner of a struggling club called -- you guessed it -- The Eddy. That series arrives on Friday, May 8.

Other new originals coming in May include: Alice Wu's The Half of It, a film about a shy, straight-A student who is hired by a kindly jock to help get the attention of a popular girl (May 1); Joe Robert Cole's All Day and a Night, featuring Ashton Sanders as a young man trying to keep his rapping dream alive in Oakland amid a gang war and his own father's tragic legacy (May 1); Valeria, a Spanish-language series based on the novels of Elisabet Benavent (May 8); Trial By Media, a documentary about how the fourth estate has played a factor in majorly publicized criminal trials throughout recent history (May 11); and The Wrong Missy, a film about a series of love texts-gone-wrong (May 13).

And there's a lot of great licensed content coming too, like the most recent seasons of Grey's Anatomy (May 9) and Riverdale (May 14) and movies like Uncut Gems (May 25), District 9 (May 15), and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (May 1).

Here's what's leaving Netflix in May.

Blood & Water (Netflix Original)
Kenny Sebastian: The Most Interesting Person in the Room (Netflix Comedy Special)
Mystic Pop-up Bar (Netflix Original)
Supergirl Season 5

May 1
All Day and a Night (Netflix Film)[trailer]
Almost Happy (Netflix Original)
Get In (Netflix Film)
Go! Go! Cory Carson: The Chrissy (Netflix Family)
The Half of It
(Netflix Film)
(Netflix Original) [trailer]
Into the Night (Netflix Original)
Medici: The Magnificent Part 2 (Netflix Original)
Mrs. Serial Killer (Netflix Film)
Reckoning: Season 1 (Exclusively on Netflix)

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Cracked Up, The Darrell Hammond Story
Den of Thieves
For Colored Girls
Fun with Dick & Jane
I Am Divine
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire
Jarhead 3: The Siege
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Masha and the Bear
Season 4
Monthly Girls' Nozaki Kun
Season 1
Song of the Sea
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Heartbreak Kid
The Patriot
Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: A New Arrival
Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: World of Tomorrow
Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Royal Engine
Underworld: Evolution
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Urban Cowboy
What a Girl Wants
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

May 4
Arctic Dogs

May 5
Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill (Netflix Comedy Special)

May 6
Becoming (Netflix Documentary)
Workin' Moms Season 4 (Netflix Original)

May 7
Scissor Seven Season 2 (Netflix Anime)

May 8
18 regali (Netflix Film)
Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt (Netflix Family)
Dead to Me: Season 2 (Netflix Original) [teaser]
The Eddy
(Netflix Original) [trailer]
The Hollow: Season 2 (Netflix Family)
House at the End of the Street Restaurants on the Edge: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Rust Valley Restorers Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Valeria: Season 1 (Netflix Original) [trailer]

May 9
Charmed Season 2
Grey's Anatomy Season 16

May 11
Bordertown Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (Netflix Documentary)
Trial by Media
(Netflix Documentary)

May 12
True: Terrific Tales (Netflix Family)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend
(Netflix Interactive Special) [teaser]

May 13
The Wrong Missy (Netflix Film) [trailer]

May 14
Riverdale Season 4

May 15
Chichipatos (Netflix Original)
District 9
I Love You, Stupid
(Netflix Film)
Inhuman Resources (Netflix Original)
Magic for Humans Season 3 (Netflix Original)
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 5(Netflix Family)
White Lines (Netflix Original)

May 16
La reina de Indias y el conquistador (Netflix Original)
Public Enemies
United 93

May 17
Soul Surfer

May 18
The Big Flower Fight (Netflix Original)

May 19
Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything (Netflix Comedy Special)
Sweet Magnolias (Netflix Original)

May 20
Ben Platt Live From Radio City Music Hall (Netflix Documentary)
The Flash Season 6
Rebelión de los Godinez (Netflix Film)

May 22
Control Z (Netflix Original)
History 101 (Netflix Original)
Just Go With It
THE LOVEBIRDS (Netflix Film)
Selling Sunset Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

May 23
Dynasty Season 3

May 25
Ne Zha
Norm of the North: Family Vacation
Uncut Gems

May 26
Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (Netflix Comedy Special)

May 27
I'm No Longer Here (Netflix Film)
The Lincoln Lawyer

May 28
Dorohedoro (Netflix Anime)
La corazonada (Netflix Film)

May 29
Somebody Feed Phil Season 3 (Netflix Documentary)
Space Force
(Netflix Original) [teaser]

May 31
High Strung Free Dance