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New on Netflix in May

New on Netflix in May


Duty and desire, all-star casts and a sparkly unicorn… there’s something for everyone on Netflix this month

By Charlotte Briggs, Staff Writer

Courting season is upon us once more, as Bridgerton makes its long-awaited return to follow Penelope Featherington’s search for a suitor.


Sparks are also flying in romcom Mother Of The Bride, which sees Brooke Shields embark on a will they/won’t they journey with an old flame at her daughter’s wedding.


Elsewhere global star Jennifer Lopez is back in action with ATLAS, Jerry Seinfeld makes his directorial debut with bonkers Pop-Tart biopic Unfrosted and Brittany Howard lends her vocal talents to animated musical adventure Thelma The Unicorn.


And for easy-to-binge shows don’t miss offbeat thriller Bodkin, gripping limited series Eric and lavish historical drama Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar.


Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar

Find season 1 in Apps > Netflix from Wednesday 1 May

Legendary film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is swapping blockbuster movies for his first-ever series, with some of Hindi cinema’s biggest stars front and centre. Set in the 1940s against a backdrop of the Indian independence movement, the opulent period drama follows a house of powerful courtesans (aka tawaifs) who are living lavishly in Lahore’s red-light district. However, as rebellion brews against British rule they must decide where their loyalties lie.


A Man In Full

Find season 1 in Apps > Netflix from Thursday 2 May

Hollywood heavyweights David E Kelley (Love & Death) and Regina King (Shirley) are the executive producers behind this star-studded series adapted from Tom Wolfe’s best-selling novel. When real estate mogul Charlie Croker (Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom) sees his political and business interests collide, his imminent bankruptcy and fall from grace leaves him doggedly defending what remains of his crumbling empire. Diane Lane (Let Him Go), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) and Bill Camp (The Queen’s Gambit) also star.


Secrets Of The Neanderthals

Find it in Apps > Netflix from Thursday 2 May

Sir Patrick Stewart joins the ranks of celebs – including Morgan Freeman, Helena Bonham Carter and Barack Obama – who have lent their vocal talents to Netflix documentaries about the natural world with this intriguing film. Travel back in time to explore the mysteries of the Neanderthals, using fossil records to uncover their long-forgotten lives and how extinction came about for the prehistoric primates.



Find it in Apps > Netflix from Friday 3 May

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And Jerry Seinfeld’s laugh-out-loud retelling of Kellogg’s and Post Cereal’s competition to produce a revolutionary breakfast pastry certainly attests to that. Join an ensemble cast including the film’s director Senfield, Melissa McCarthy, Hugh Grant, Peter Dinklage, Amy Schumer, Christian Slater and more, on a wacky adventure that details the fierce rivalry that led to the Pop-Tart.



Find season 1 in Apps > Netflix from Thursday 9 May

Barack and Michelle Obama have already produced some acclaimed TV through their production company Higher Ground, including Rustin and Leave The World Behind. Now the former White House residents are executive producers on this offbeat thriller that will have you in stitches. Will Forte (Nebraska), Siobhán Cullen (The Dry) and Robyn Cara (Trying) are a motley crew of true crime podcasters investigating the dark and dreadful secrets that plague a charming Irish town with one eye on a big, attention-grabbing story. What could possibly go wrong?!  


Mother Of The Bride

Find it in Apps > Netflix from Thursday 9 May

Brooke Shields and Miranda Cosgrove are the mother-daughter duo caught in a sticky situation in this all-star romcom directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls, Freaky Friday). When Emma (Cosgrove) drops the bombshell that she’s getting married in Thailand, her mother Lana (Shields) tries her best to be supportive. However, things get complicated when she meets Emma’s fiancé and discovers that his father is the man who broke her heart years earlier. Benjamin Bratt (Miss Congeniality), Rachael Harris (Suits), Sean Teale (Skins), Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill), and Wilson Cruz (My So-Called Life) also star.


Blood Of Zeus

Find season 2 in Apps > Netflix from Wednesday 15 May. Season 2 available now

After a four-year hiatus, fans of Gods & Heroes can let out a collective cheer as the animated series returns for its second tenure as Blood Of Zeus. Set in mythical ancient Greece, the series follows the demigod son of Zeus, Heron, who tried to save both Olympus and Earth from a demonic army. Now, the next ruler of the heavens must be chosen.



Find season 3 part 1 in Apps > Netflix from Thursday 16 May. Seasons 1 + 2 available now

Swish elegantly back into a world of fascination and fascinators as Bridgerton returns for its hotly anticipated third season. And in the first instalment, series favourite Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) is trying to find a suitable husband with the help of her long-term BFF Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton). But will risking discovery of her secret identity as anonymous writer Lady Whistledown lead her to true love? Tune in to find out. Catch the season’s four remaining episodes when they come to Netflix on Thursday 13 June.


Thelma The Unicorn

Find it in Apps > Netflix from Friday 17 May

Aaron Blabey’s children’s book gets a sparkly screen makeover. Meet Thelma (voiced by musician Brittany Howard), an adorable pony who dreams of stardom beyond her paddock. To achieve this she disguises herself as a unicorn and embarks on a glitter-filled adventure to become a superstar singer, soon discovering the price of fame along the way. Expect plenty of catchy tunes.



Find it in Apps > Netflix from Friday 24 May

Jennifer Lopez is suiting up for an expedition into space in her latest action role. She’s brilliant data analyst Atlas, who has a deep distrust of artificial intelligence. But when a mission to capture a renegade robot goes awry, she learns that the only way to save the future of humanity is to put her faith into these machines. Simu Liu (Barbie), Sterling K Brown (This Is Us) and Lana Parrilla (Once Upon A Time) also star.



Find season 1 in Apps > Netflix from Thursday 30 May

From BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning writer Abi Morgan (The Hour, The Iron Lady) comes this thrilling and unsettling series that will have you gripped from the start. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Vincent, a leading puppeteer in 1980s New York City, whose world falls apart when his nine-year-old son Edgar goes missing on his way to school. Fuelled by guilt, Vincent becomes obsessed with getting a puppet inspired by Edgar’s imagination on TV, with the hopes that Edgar will see it and come home.



What else is new on Netflix: May 2024

  • Down The Rabbit Hole – Wednesday 1 May
  • The Unbroken Voice (season 2) – Wednesday 1 May
  • Beautiful Rebel – Thursday 2 May
  • TP BON (season 1) – Thursday 2 May
  • Selling The OC (season 3) – Friday 3 May
  • Super Rich In Korea (season 1) – Tuesday 7 May
  • The Final: Attack On Wembley – Wednesday 8 May
  • Cooking Up Murder: Uncovering The Story Of César Román (limited series) – Friday 10 May
  • The 8 Show (season 1) – Friday 17 May
  • Buying London (season 1) – Wednesday 22 May
  • My Oni Girl (season 1) – Friday 24 May
  • Tires (season 1) – Thursday 30 May
  • A Part Of You – Friday 31 May
  • Raising Voices (limited series) – Friday 31 May


How to watch Netflix with Virgin TV

If you have a Virgin TV 360 box or Stream from Virgin Media, there are four ways to navigate to the Netflix app:


1. Use your voice

A. Just press and hold the voice button and say “Netflix” to open the app.


2. Via the app section

A. Press Home.

B. Go to the right and select Apps.

C. Select Netflix in the Apps screen.


3. Via channel 204 if you’re a Virgin TV 360 customer

A. Tuning to this channel automatically launches Netflix.


4. Navigating down to the Netflix icon in the homepage if you are a Stream customer


To search for Netflix content on your Virgin TV 360 and Stream from Virgin Media, select the Search icon from any full screen menu. Enter your Search term using the on-screen keyboard. Press back and then right to highlight the “All” filter. Press OK and select Netflix. You can now view and select from the Netflix results for your search term.


To access Netflix if you have a TiVo® box or Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo®:


Press home on your remote

Select Apps & Games

Select All Apps

Select Netflix


Our Biggest TV, Biggest TV Volt and Ultimate Volt bundles already include Netflix in Full HD. You can also add Netflix to any other bundle that includes broadband and TV – just hit Customise your package to add it.


Already have a Netflix subscription? You can transfer your billing over to Virgin Media to keep everything together in one bill without changing your Netflix account! Learn more here.

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