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Ten Shows and Movies We Can't Wait to Watch on Netflix in May 2022

Stranger Things Season 4, Colin Firth’s WWII thriller, and new comedies from Rebel Wilson and Mike Myers lead this month's line-up.
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    The teens of Stranger Things are finally making their big return alongside a slew of other high profile offerings this month, including a high stakes WWII spy story starring Colin Firth, a new Rebel Wilson comedy, and Mike Myers' long-awaited new comedy series. Here are the movies and series we're most looking forward to seeing on Netflix in May 2022:

    Clark (NEW series)

    If you've ever wondered where the phrase “Stockholm Syndrome” came from, this new six-part series starring Bill Skarsgård answers the question with a dramatized take on one of Sweden’s most notorious criminals. Skarsgård plays charismatic bank robber Clark Olofsson in a tale of drug trafficking, attempted murder, assault, theft, and daring heists that's based on Olofsson’s colorful autobiography.

    Available May 5

    The Pentaverate (NEW series)

    Mike Myers stars in this six-episode comedy about a man who's determined to save his job (and the world) by exposing a secret society that goes by the name of the Pentaverate. What could possibly go wrong?

    Available May 5

    Operation Mincemeat (NEW film)

    James Bond author Ian Fleming didn’t just write spy fiction, he was also involved in some highly classified operations that changed the course of WWII. Operation Mincemeat, starring Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen, depicts one such scheme, which saw the Allied intelligence services plant fake highly classified documents on a dead body and previously inspired the 1956 espionage thriller, The Man Who Never Was. 

    Available May 11

    Our Father (NEW film)

    An at-home DNA test taken by a man who was conceived via donor sperm kicks off the discovery of an unimaginable breach of trust. This chilling documentary from Blumhouse Productions lays out a nightmare scenario, revealing the disturbing actions of one fertility doctor who used his own sperm without the consent of his patients.

    Available May 11

    Bling Empire, Season 2

    Everyone's favorite uber-rich East Asian and East Asian American socialites return for a second seson as friendships are put to the test, new romance between Kevin and Kim blooms, and rivals Christine and Anna vie for the Queen Bee crown.

    Available May 13

    The Lincoln Lawyer (NEW series)

    David E. Kelley is set to throw another potboiler into the mix with his adaptation of the book series following Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) as she's left to take over his former partner’s law firm, including a high-profile case involving a tech mogul. The show's impressive supporting cast includes Neve Campbell, Elliott Gould, and former Ugly Betty co-stars Becki Newton and Christopher Gorham.

    Available May 13

    Senior Year (NEW film)

    Cheer captain Steph (Rebel Wilson) wakes from a 20-year coma to discover a very different world from the one she remembers. Her first course of action is to regain her high school popularity and win the prom queen crown, but she soon learns the old social status rules no longer apply. Mary Holland, Chris Parnell, Sam Richardson, and Zoë Chao co-star..

    Available May 13

    Boss Baby: Back in the Crib (NEW series)

    The DreamWorks Boss Baby franchise adds a spinoff series that sees adult Ted Templeton (JP Karliak) reverting back to his Boss Baby self after he's framed for a corporate crime. Ted goes to live with his brother Tim (Max Mittelman) and his two nieces, and finds himself on a mission to stop the Uncuddleables from destroying Baby Corp.

    Available May 19

    Somebody Feed Phil, Season 5

    Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal travels to Oaxaca, Maine, Helsinki, Portland, and Madrid in a new season of his food-based travel series.

    Available May 25

    Stranger Things, Season 4, Volume 1

    It's been nearly three years since the last season of monster hit Stranger Things landed on Netflix, but for the Hawkins teens, only six months have passed since the Battle of Starcourt and there's a lot to deal with in the aftermath. Max (Sadie Sink) mourns her brother, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) is without her powers, and Hopper (David Harbour) is being held somewhere by the Russians. The Byers and Eleven moved to California but relocation can’t save them from what is coming from the Upside Down. Volume 2 lands on July 1.

    Available May 27

    Emma Fraser has wanted to write about TV since she first watched My So-Called Life in the mid-90s, finally getting her wish over a decade later. Follow her on Twitter at @frazbelina

    TOPICS: Netflix, Bling Empire, Clark, The Lincoln Lawyer, Operation Mincemeat, Our Father, The Pentaverate, Somebody Feed Phil, Stranger Things