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36 new Netflix original shows and movies premiere in May – here’s the full list

Published Apr 25th, 2018 11:34AM EDT
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The Netflix original movie Psychokinesis premieres today, and Netflix calls it a mind-bending action flick about a man who is suddenly possessed by superpowers. Then five more Netflix originals will debut on Friday, capping off a big month that saw 39 different original movies, shows, and specials added to Netflix’s catalog. It was a big month indeed, but Netflix is showing no signs of slowing down as it continues to spend billions of dollars on original content, further extending the quality gap between its own content catalog and rival offerings.

As May approaches, Netflix has released its new release schedule and it’s packed to the gills once again with new original content. There are 36 new Netflix originals slated to debut next month, and they span every category and genre you can think of. Highlights include a hotly anticipated new season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, as well as new seasons of Dear White People and Bill Nye Saves The World. Also set to premiere next month is Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life, which promises to be hilarious.

You’ll find the full list of Netflix original premieres for the month of May below, and we’ve included links where available. If you want to check out all the new releases slated for next month including third-party studio content, you can check it out right here.

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  • Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

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  • Explained — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

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  • Sara’s Notebook — NETFLIX FILM

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