As the number of shows and movies available to stream in Australia continues to grow at an impressive rate, it can be tough to keep up with all the new additions to each streaming service each month.
We've all come to anticipate a new stable of Netflix Originals releases each month, but figuring out which shows they are and when exactly they become available isn't so easy. And what about the large number licensed shows and films that are made available to stream, if only for a limited time?
In an effort to keep you informed of the best shows and movies that are in the process of being added to Netflix, we'll be bringing you an updated list of what you can expect on the service on a monthly basis.
Not only that, we'll also be singling out the biggest releases, as well as a number of quality TV shows and films which we believe deserve your Netflixing time.
So get ready to kick off the month with an epic binge – here's what's new on Netflix in May 2018.
TV shows highlights for May 2018
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4 (30/5/2018)
Expect the unexpected as Kimmy gets a new job at a tech startup (despite having no tech experience whatsoever), Titus pretends to have a TV show to impress his ex, Mikey, and Jacqueline opens a talent agency.
The Toys That Made Us: Season 2 (25/5/2018)
The first part of The Toys That Made Us was a surprise hit, and now the new season will feature in depth stories behind the creation of Star Trek, Transformers, LEGO and Hello Kitty toys and collectibles.
The Rain: Season 1 (4/5/2018)
In this Scandinavian thriller, a devastating virus wipes out almost the entire population, leaving two young siblings to embark on a perilous search for safety. Chilling stuff!
Movies highlights for May 2018
Lost City of Z (29/5/2018)
Based on the true adventures of British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett (played here with smouldering intensity by Charlie Hunnam), who vanished from the face of the Earth while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.
Mulholland Dr. (11/5/2018)
One of director David Lynch's most celebrated and mind-bending movies, the film sees an amnesiac woman (Laura Elena Harring) stranded on Mulholland Drive is taken in by an aspiring actress (Naomi Watts) who’s moved to Hollywood to pursue her dreams in this surreal, complex tale.
Annabelle 2 (8/5/2018)
A prequel to both Annabelle and The Conjuring, Annabelle 2 explores origin of the deadly doll that has terrified families for generations. After the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife (Miranda Otto) welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they soon become the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
…and the rest for May 2018
A Little Help with Carol Burnett (4/5/2018)
Dear White People: Volume 2 (4/5/2018)
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey (4/5/2018)
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 3 (11/5/2018)
Mob Psycho 100: Season 1 (22/5/2018)
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 2 (22/5/2018)
Fauda: Season 2 (24/5/2018)
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern (31/5/2018)
Forgive Us Our Debts (4/5/2018)
The Kissing Booth (11/5/2018)
Catching Feelings (18/5/2018)
Sara's Notebook (26/5/2018)
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City (1/5/2018)
Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives (8/5/2018)
Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (13/5/2018)
Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here (22/5/2018)
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life (25/5/2018)
End Game (4/5/2018)
Evil Genius: the True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist (11/5/2018)
Explained (Weekly episodes from May 23)
ORIGINAL SERIES FOR KIDS
Kong: King of the Apes: Season 2 (4/5/2018)
Spirit Riding Free: Season 5 (11/5/2018)
The Who Was? Show: Season 1 (11/5/2018)
Trollhunters: Part 3 (25/5/2018)
Little Giants (3/5/2018)
The Simpsons Movie (5/5/2018)
Dirty Grandpa (6/5/2018)
Mother’s Day (11/5/2018)
Archer: Season 8 (23/5/2018)
27: Gone Too Soon (1/5/2018)
My Perfect Romance (1/5/2018)
The Carter Effect (1/5/2018)
A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana (1/5/2018)
PJ Masks: Season 1 (1/5/2018)
Made in America (1/5/2018)
The Sweetest Thing (1/5/2018)
Daddy Day Care (9/5/2018)
Draft Day (10/5/2018)
Crimes Against Nature: Season 1 (15/5/2018)
Disaster Earth: Season 1 (15/5/2018)
Project Runway: Season 9-10 (15/5/2018)
Michael Jackson: Moonwalker (17/5/2018)
Jason Bourne (23/5/2018)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (28/5/2018)
Date Movie (30/5/2018)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (31/5/2018)
What's coming next month and beyond?
Netflix has has big plans for 2018, with a number of high-profile shows and movies confirmed for release on the service. Here are some trailers for our most anticipated Netflix releases for June and beyond.
Marvel's Luke Cage: Season 2 (22/6/2018)
Little is known about the second season of Marvel's Luke Cage, other than the hero for hire will be joined by Iron Fist. Whether this polarising character will be welcome on the show remains to be seen, however, fans of the comics will know that Luke Cage and Iron Fist are one of the most iconic duos in the Marvel universe. Let's hope the Luke Cage: Season 2 delivers some of that magic. Check out the date announcement trailer below.
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