What’s new on Netflix Canada in May 2020

Featuring Space Force with Steve Carell, Jerry Seinfeld comedy special, season two of Dead to Me, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend, and more

Steve Carell stars as General Mark R. Naird in the new Netflix original comedy series "Space Force", about a group of people taskes with creating Donald Trump's new branch of the U.S. military. Also starring John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, and Lisa Kudrow, the series premieres on Netflix Canada on May 29, 2020. (Photo: Netflix)
Steve Carell stars as General Mark R. Naird in the new Netflix original comedy series "Space Force", about a group of people taskes with creating Donald Trump's new branch of the U.S. military. Also starring John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, and Lisa Kudrow, the series premieres on Netflix Canada on May 29, 2020. (Photo: Netflix)

Every month, kawarthaNOW is the only local media source to bring you a list of what’s coming to Netflix Canada.

For your pandemic-binging needs in May, Netflix Canada is releasing lots of original content along with some popular returning series.

Space Force is a new Netflix original comedy about the people tasked with creating Donald Trump’s Space Force a new branch of the U.S. military. The show, created by Greg Daniels and Steve Carell and starring Carell with John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Lisa Kudrow and more, premieres on Friday, May 29th.

Jerry Seinfeld's hour-long comedy special "23 Hours to Kill" premieres on Netflix on May 5, 2020. (Photo: Netflix)
Jerry Seinfeld’s hour-long comedy special “23 Hours to Kill” premieres on Netflix on May 5, 2020. (Photo: Netflix)

Jerry Seinfeld is returning to Netflix with his one-hour comedy special 23 Hours to Kill, featuring a performance by Seinfeld at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. It premieres on Tuesday, May 5th.

On Friday, May 8th, the second season of the Netflix original hit Dead to Me premieres on Netflix. In the aftermath of that bloody backyard reveal in the season one finale, Jen (Cristina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini) struggle to hide their dark secret.

With the original special Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend, Netflix is bringing back its interactive format, first seen in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, where viewers made decisions for the characters. Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) needs to stop the dastardly Reverend (Jon Hamm) from hatching his evil plan. The special premieres on Tuesday, May 12th.

Linda Cardellini and Cristina Applegate return for the second season of the Netflix original crime comedy series "Dead to Me" on May 8, 2020. (Photo: Netflix)
Linda Cardellini and Cristina Applegate return for the second season of the Netflix original crime comedy series “Dead to Me” on May 8, 2020. (Photo: Netflix)

Other new Netflix original series in May include Snowpiercer (a reboot of the film, with no date specified), Into the Night (May 1), Chichipatos, Inhuman Resources, and White Lines (May 15), The Big Flower Fight (May 18), Sweet Magnolias (May 19), and History 101 (May 22).

Returning Netflix original series include season 3 of Bordertown (May 11), season 3 of Magic for Humans (May 12), season 2 of Selling Sunsets (May 22), season 3 of Dynasty (May 23), season 3 of Somebody Feed Phil (May 29).

Other series returning to Netflix in May include season 3 of The Great Canadian Baking Show (May 13), season 2 of Knightfall (May 14), season 7 of The 100 (May 22), season 13 of Heartland (May 24), and season 4 of Animal Kingdom (May 28).

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Original Netflix films include All Day and a Night, Get In, and Mrs. Serial Killer (May 1), The Wrong Missy (May 13), I Love You, Stupid (May 15), The Lovebirds (May 22), and I’m No Longer Here (May 27).

Theatrically released films coming to Neflix in May include Bad Boys, Deadpool 2, Happy Feet, Rambo, and Tremors (May 1), The Adjustment Bureau, The Big Lebowski, Love Actually, and Scent of a Woman (May 5), Iron Man 3 (May 7), Pacific Rim: Uprising (May 17), and Shrek (May 19).

Here’s the complete list of everything coming to Netflix Canada in May, along with what’s leaving.

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Coming in May (no release date specified)

  • Blood & Water (Netflix original) – A 16-year-old gets herself transferred to the same high school as a girl whom she suspects is her sister, who was kidnapped at birth 17 years earlier.
  • Kenny Sebastian: The Most Interesting Person in the Room (Netflix comedy special) – Fusing his musical and comedy chops, Kenny Sebastian gets analytical about frumpy footwear, flightless birds and his fear of not being funny enough.
  • Mystic Pop-up Bar (Netflix original) – Wol-ju, the bartender, is not of this world, or the underworld—she is the weaver of dreams between worlds. Though she might seem obscene and unhindered to some, she provides solace and advice to the weary souls whose dreams she enters. After a drink with Wol-ju, one feels spirited and able to turn the page on their own misfortunes. At the Mystic Pop-up Bar, she is able to cross the threshold between this world and the other, between past and present, revealing visions that rectify her customer’s suffering.
  • Snowpiercer (Netflix original) – In this futuristic thriller, the world has become a frozen wasteland, and the remaining humans inhabit a giant train that perpetually circles the globe.


Friday, May 1

  • All Day and a Night (Netflix film) – While serving life in prison, a young man looks back at the people, the circumstances and the system that set him on the path toward his crime.
  • Almost Happy (Netflix original) – Sebastián is a radio show host of modest fame, trying to find a way in the world as he deals with his ex-wife (whom he still loves) and two kids.
  • Get In (Netflix film) – On their return from vacation, a family finds their house occupied by disturbing squatters.
  • Go! Go! Cory Carson: The Chrissy (Netflix family) – The Carson kids win a talent show with a dance that Cory created. But when “The Chrissy” catches on, his sister gets all of the attention.
  • The Half Of It (Netflix film) – Shy, straight-A student Ellie helps sweet jock Paul woo his crush. But their unlikely friendship grows complicated when Ellie falls for the same girl.
  • Hollywood (Netflix original) – A new limited series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, HOLLYWOOD follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost.
  • Into the Night (Netflix original) – When the sun suddenly starts killing everything in its path, passengers on an overnight flight from Brussels attempt to survive by any means necessary.
  • Medici: The Magnificent: Part 2 (Netflix original) – In the wake of the conspiracy, Lorenzo is driven by vengeance. Giuliano’s son appears while the Medici fortune hangs in the balance on the eve of war.
  • Mrs. Serial Killer (Netflix film) – When a doctor gets jailed for a string of shocking murders, his loyal wife sets out to commit a copycat crime to prove his innocence.
  • Reckoning: Season 1 (Netflix exclusive) – When an infamous serial killer who has gone dormant for years is believed to have killed again, two men closely linked to the case are set on a dangerous collision course that threatens both their families. Homicide detective Mike Serrato (Aden Young) and high school guidance counsellor Leo Doyle (Sam Trammell) try to do what is best for the people they love and the families they protect, but as both struggle to suppress their inner demons, the murder of a local teenager sets them on a course of mutual destruction that will emanate through every facet of their quiet, suburban community.
  • 3 Ninjas: Kick Back
  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Bad Boys
  • Balto
  • Barely Lethal
  • Cracked Up, The Darrell Hammond Story
  • Dante’s Peak
  • Das Boot: Director’s Cut
  • Deadpool 2
  • Fifty Shades Freed
  • Gravity
  • Happy Feet
  • I Am Divine
  • Masha and the Bear: Season 4
  • Non-Stop
  • Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie
  • Rambo
  • The Cold Light Of Day
  • The Devil’s Own
  • The Interpreter
  • The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
  • Thoroughbreds
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
  • Tremors
  • Turbo
  • Underworld: Awakening
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
  • Warrior


Tuesday, May 5

  • Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill (Netflix comedy special) – Jerry Seinfeld’s new hour-long special, Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill, reinforces his reputation as the precision-craftsman of stand-up comedy. Premiering on May 5, 2020, only on Netflix, the special features a spectacular arrival to the Beacon Theatre in New York City, and showcases Seinfeld’s sharp angles on everyday life, uncovering comedy in the commonplace.


Wednesday, May 6

  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • Ali G Indahouse
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Captains Courageous
  • Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
  • Love Actually
  • Scent of a Woman
  • Smokin’ Aces


Thursday, May 7

  • Iron Man 3
  • Scissor Seven: Season 2 (Netflix anime) – Hairdresser by day, freelance hit man by night. The series about an underpaid, scissor-wielding assassin who’s not quite cut out for the job returns for Season 2.


Friday, May 8

  • 18 regali (Netflix film) – A pregnant mother with terminal cancer leaves behind 18 sentimental gifts for her unborn daughter to receive every birthday until she reaches womanhood.
  • Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt (Netflix family) – This fun, silly series teaches preschoolers about the mechanical world and how things work. Based on Chris Monroe’s picture book series.
  • Dead to Me: Season 2 (Netflix original) – Picking up in the aftermath of that bloody backyard reveal, Jen and Judy struggle to hide a dark secret. With a surprising new visitor in town and Detective Perez hot on their heels, the stakes have never been higher.
  • The Eddy (Netflix original) – Set in the vibrant multicultural neighbourhoods of modern-day Paris, THE EDDY tells the story of the owner of a struggling club, its house band and the dangers they face from the chaotic city that surrounds them.
  • The Hollow: Season 2 (Netflix family) – After discovering the truth behind the Hollow, friends Adam, Mira and Kai must face their fears and tackle even bigger challenges together.
  • Valeria (Netflix original) – A writer in a creative and marital crisis finds refuge and support in her three best friends. Based on the novels by Elisabet Benavent.


Sunday, May 10

  • Gold


Monday, May 11

  • Bordertown: Season 3 (Netflix original) – While juggling concerns about his family’s future and a spate of new crimes, Kari squares off against an adversary who’s been studying his past cases.
  • Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (Netflix documentary) – Celebrities recall their most mind-bending trips via animations, reenactments and more in this comedic documentary exploring the story of psychedelics.
  • Trial By Media (Netflix documentary) – In our modern media landscape where real courtroom dramas have increasingly been transformed into a form of entertainment, the Netflix documentary series Trial by Media reflects on some of the most dramatic and memorable trials in recent history. Since televised coverage introduced a new emphasis on creative storytelling and showmanship into the legal system, the courtroom has never been the same. Over six compelling parts, Trial by Media explores the many ways in which the press have contributed to reshaping public perception about guilt or innocence before, during or after a trial. The series features cases reaching across different areas of the law including the unforgettable Jenny Jones made-for-court TV murder trials, the sensational story of Rod Blagojevich’s political fall, and the case of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed African immigrant who was shot 41 times by police in New York City. Trial by Media is a Supper Club production, in association with Smokehouse Pictures, and is directed by Skye Borgman (Abducted in Plain Sight), Garrett Bradley (Time), Academy Award® nominee Yance Ford (Strong Island), Emmy® nominee Brian McGinn (Amanda Knox), Sierra Pettengill (The Reagan Show), and Tony Yacenda (American Vandal). Executive producers are author and lawyer Jeffrey Toobin (The People vs. O.J. Simpson); journalist, author and Court TV founder Steven Brill; Smokehouse Pictures’ George Clooney and Grant Heslov; and Supper Club’s McGinn, Jason Sterman and David Gelb.


Tuesday, May 12

  • True: Terrific Tales (Netflix family) – Through the magic of the Story Spinner, True and friends create their own versions of Pinocchio, Little Red Riding Hood and other classic fairy tales.
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend (Netflix interactive adventure) – Join Kimmy and friends on an interactive adventure.


Wednesday, May 13

  • The Great Canadian Baking Show: Season 3
  • The Wrong Missy (Netflix film) – Tim thinks he’s invited the woman of his dreams on a work retreat to Hawaii, realizing too late he mistakenly asked someone from a nightmare blind date.


Thursday, May 14

  • Knightfall: Season 2


Friday, May 15

  • Chichipatos (Netflix original) – A magician hired for a party lands in hot water when he makes a drug boss disappear during a performance, but is then unable to make him reappear.
  • I Love You, Stupid (Netflix film) – After he loses his girlfriend and his job on the same day, a man in his 30s sees his life turned upside down.
  • Inhuman Resources (Netflix original) – Unemployed and desperate to turn his life around, Alain Delambre is ready to do anything to secure a job at corporate giant Exxya.
  • Magic for Humans: Season 3 (Netflix original) – He’s back to pull a rabbit out of a … piñata? Justin Willman always surprises with frisky magic skills that amuse and charm, trick and disarm.
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 5 (Netflix family) – As the princesses prepare to face Horde Prime and his hive mind army in one final battle, Adora must confront her most elusive adversary yet: herself.
  • White Lines (Netflix original) – When her brother is discovered dead, a Manchester woman leaves her quiet life to travel to Ibiza, where she seeks the truth about his disappearance.


Saturday, May 16

  • La reina de Indias y el conquistador (Netflix original) – Years after Spanish conquistador Pedro de Heredia betrayed her people and broke her heart, indigenous woman Catalina reenters his life to get revenge.
  • This Is the End


Sunday, May 17

  • Pacific Rim: Uprising


Monday, May 18

  • The Big Flower Fight (Netflix original) – Ten teams of florists, sculptors and garden designers push their talents to the limit to create extravagant floral installations in this competition show hosted by Vic Reeves and Natasia Demetriou. Facing elimination with every task set, these international teams of plant-obsessed artisans will be judged by florist to the stars, Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht and a slew of guest judges for a chance to display their own sculpture at London’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


Tuesday, May 19

  • Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything (Netflix comedy special) – Like the ancient grains of Babylon, Patton provides a healthy dose of witticism in his newest Netflix comedy special. Enjoy yourself as the award-winning comedian reflects on hilarious existential anecdotes after recently embracing his fifties, which includes attending his daughter’s second-grade art show that cost him the chance to board a full-scale Millennium Falcon or how buying a house is like hiring a suicide squad of superhuman subcontractors. Stick around post-credits for Bob Rubin: Oddities & Rarities, a bonus one-hour comedy special presented by Patton himself.
  • Shrek
  • Sweet Magnolias (Netflix original) – Maddie Townsend has a lot on her plate — including three kids, a cheating husband and one unlikely suitor who has everyone in town talking.


Wednesday, May 20

  • Ben Platt Live From Radio City Music Hall (Netflix documentary) – Actor and singer Ben Platt performs in a sold-out show recorded at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
  • Rebelión de los Godinez (Netflix film) – When Omar’s grandfather forces him to get a job at a tech company in Mexico City, he meets a quirky ensemble of nine-to-fivers … and some nemeses.


Friday, May 22

  • The 100: Season 7
  • Control Z (Netflix original) – When a hacker begins releasing students’ secrets to the entire high school, the socially isolated but observant Sofía works to uncover their identity.
  • History 101 (Netflix original) – Infographics and archival footage deliver bite-size history lessons on scientific breakthroughs, social movements and world-changing discoveries.
  • The Lovebirds (Netflix film) – When a couple in the fast lane to Splitsville accidentally careens into a murder, they take off on a wild race to find the killer and clear their names.
  • Selling Sunset: Season 2 (Netflix original) – The reality series that follows LA’s most elite real estate agents returns for Season 2, documenting their juicy private lives, posh listings and high-profile clients.
  • Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series: Season 2 (Netflix original) – The animated series returns for Season 2, with the entire gang transformed into cartoons.


Saturday, May 23

  • Dynasty: Season 3 (Netflix original) – The modern-day reboot of the iconic soap that follows two of America’s wealthiest families returns for Season 3.


Sunday, May 24

  • Heartland: Season 13


Monday, May 25

  • Ne Zha


Tuesday, May 26

  • Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (Netflix comedy special) – Emmy and Peabody award-winning comedian Hannah Gadsby stopped the comedy world in its tracks with her genre-bending show, Nanette. Having given herself her very own tough act to follow, Gadsby decided to name her difficult second album after one of her dogs in the hopes he could inspire comedy obedience.


Wednesday, May 27

  • I’m No Longer Here (Netflix film) – In the mountains of Monterrey, Mexico, a small street gang named “Los Terkos” spend their days listening to slowed down cumbia music and attending dance parties, showing off their outfits, hairstyles and gang alliances. These different bands of disaffected youth refer to themselves as Kolombianos, combining the Cholo culture with Colombian music. Ulises Samperio (17), the leader of Los Terkos, tries to protect his friends from the nefarious elements of a quickly evolving drug/political war, but after a misunderstanding with a local cartel, he is forced to leave for Jackson Heights, Queens, a diverse immigrant community in New York City. Ulises tries to assimilate, but when he learns that his gang and the whole Kolombia culture is under threat, he questions his place in America and longs to return home.


Thursday, May 28

  • Animal Kingdom: Season 4
  • Dorohedoro (Netflix anime) – Amnesiac Caiman seeks to undo his lizard head curse by killing the sorcerer responsible, with his friend Nikaido’s help. In the Hole, that’s a threat.
  • La corazonada (Netflix film) – A rookie cop (Luisana Lopilato) and a police detective (Joaquín Furriel) investigate the murder of a woman, 19, whose best friend is the prime suspect.


Friday, May 29

  • Space Force (Netflix original) – A comedy series about the people tasked with creating Space Force, a new branch of the U.S. military. From Greg Daniels and star Steve Carell.
  • Somebody Feed Phil: Season 3 (Netflix documentary) – “Everybody Loves Raymond” creator Phil Rosenthal continues to travel the globe, sampling different cuisines and cultures. New episodes follow Phil as he travels to Marrakesh, Seoul, Montreal, Chicago and London.


Sunday, May 31

  • High Strung Free Dance


Leaving Netflix Canada in May

Monday, May 4

  • The House Bunny

Tuesday, May 5

  • Erin Brockovich

Saturday, May 23

  • Drop Dead Diva: Season 1-6

Saturday, May 30

  • Center Stage


All titles and dates are subject to change.