New on Netflix in May 2021

Films The Woman in the Window, Army of the Dead, and new series Halston and Jupiter's Legacy join new seasons of Master of None, Castlevania, Lucifer, and more on the streaming service this month.

by | April 26, 2021 | Comments

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The month of May brings a wealth of new, original content to Netflix. Ryan Murphy’s latest series, Halston, debuts on the 14th and stars Ewan McGregor as the famed fashion designer. There’s also a surprise third season of Master of None — the highest-ranking show on Netflix as far as the Tomatometer is concerned with two seasons Certified Fresh at 100% — that debuts on the 23rd and will focus on Lena Waithe’s character in a new relationship.

On the 28th, the second half of Lucifer‘s fifth and final season will premiere, as will the third and final season of the Emmy-winning Kominsky Method. There are also new seasons of sci-fi and anime hits like Jupiter’s Legacy, Castlevania, and Love, Death & Robots launching on the streaming service.

The film side brings the long- (long-, long-) anticipated Amy Adams vehicle The Woman in the Window, which was originally headed to theaters in October 2019 before being delayed to 2020 and later moving to Netflix for its eventual 2021 release — plus Zack Snyder’s badass zombie movie The Army of the Dead, starring Guardians of the Galaxy actor Dave Bautista.

Find out what else is joining them on Netflix and what’s leaving the service below.


Description: After nearly a century of keeping mankind safe, the world’s first generation of superheroes must look to their children to continue the legacy. But tensions rise as the young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents’ legendary public reputations — and exacting personal standards.

Premiere Date: May 7, 2021

Castlevania: Season 4 (2020)


Description: Dracula’s influence looms large as Belmont and Sypha investigate plans to resurrect the notorious vampire. Alucard struggles to embrace his humanity.

Premiere Date: May 13, 2021

Description: Anna Fox (Amy Adams) is an agoraphobic child psychologist who finds herself keeping tabs on the picture-perfect family across the street through the windows of her New York City brownstone. Her life is turned upside down when she inadvertently witnesses a brutal crime. Based on the gripping, best-selling novel and adapted by Tracy Letts, shocking secrets are revealed and nothing and no one are what they seem in this suspenseful psychological thriller starring Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Julianne Moore.

Premiere Date: May 14, 2021

Army Of The Dead (2021)


Description: After a zombie outbreak that has left Las Vegas in ruins and walled off from the rest of the world, Vegas local Scott Ward (Dave Bautista) must break into the zombie-infested quarantine zone to retrieve $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the strip before the city is nuked by the government in 32 hours, and assembles a ragtag team of experts for the heist.

Premiere Date: May 21, 2021

Description: The Emmy Award–winning Master of None returns with a new season that chronicles the relationship of Denise (Lena Waithe) and her partner Alicia (Naomi Ackie). Directed by series co-creator and Emmy winner Aziz Ansari, and scripted by Ansari and Waithe, this new season is a modern love story that intimately illustrates the ups and downs of marriage, struggles with fertility, and personal growth both together and apart. Fleeting romantic highs meet crushing personal losses while existential questions of love and living are raised. Co-created by Ansari and Emmy Award winner Alan Yang, season 3 delivers an evolution of the series that remains tethered to previous seasons while breaking new storytelling ground of its own.

Premiere Date: May 23, 2021



Available 5/1

Angelina Ballerina: Season 5
Angelina Ballerina: Season 6
Barney and Friends: Season 13
Barney and Friends: Season 14
Open Season
Sitting in Limbo
State of Play

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The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness*

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Money, Explained*

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Dance of the Forty One*

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Halston: Season 1*

I Am All Girls*
The Strange House*

Available 5/16


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Sardar Ka Grandson*

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Hating Peter Tatchell

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Sam Smith: Love Goes – Live At Abbey Road Studios

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High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America*
Nail Bomber: Manhunt*
Baggio: The Divine Ponytail*

Available 5/27

Black Space*
Blue Miracle*
Soy Rada: Serendipity*

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The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties*


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City of God: 10 Years Later

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The Chosen Ones

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The Boy

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