What’s new on Netflix: May 2015

Jeff Pfeiffer

Here’s a rundown of what you can start streaming on Netflix, and what will be ending its streaming on the service, in May 2015. Descriptive info from Netflix.

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NETFLIX ORIGINALS

Grace and Frankie (Available May 8) — In Grace and Frankie (pictured above), Jane Fonda (“Grace”) and Lily Tomlin (“Frankie”) star as two women whose lives are suddenly turned upside down when their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other. Both sparring partners and partners-in-crime, they form an unlikely bond to face an uncertain future together and discover a new definition of “family,” with laughter, tears and plenty of mood enhancers along the way.

Between (Available May 21) — Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and left the inhabitants to fend for themselves.
**This show will air 6 episodes. One episode every Thursday at 8:30pm PT, starting 5/21**

Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) (Available May 22) — A Netflix comedy special featuring renowned story-teller Jen Kirkman, best known for her appearances on Chelsea Lately and the award-winning web series Drunk History.

 

NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES FOR KIDS

The Adventures of Puss in Boots (Available May 8) — Season 1, five new episodes.

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H2O: Mermaid Adventures (Available May 22) — Season 1

Richie Rich (Available May 22) — Season 2.

Mako Mermaids (Available May 29) — Season 3.

 

EXCLUSIVELY ON NETFLIX

Dawg Fight (Available May 15) — 2015 documentary.

Granite Flats (Available May 15) — Seasons 1-3.

Hot Girls Wanted (Available May 29) — 2015 documentary

 

ACQUIRED TV SERIES

Longmire (Available May 1) — Season 3.

Shameless (Available May 1) — Season 10.

Witnesses (Available May 1) — Season 1.

Royal Pains (Available May 3) — Season 6.

American Restoration (Available May 14) — New collection.

Dance Moms (Available May 14) — New collection.

Duck Dynasty (Available May 14) — New collection.

Hoarders (Available May 14) — New collection.

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Available May 14) — Season 4.

 

MOVIES

Legally Blonde (Available May 1)

Legally Blonde 2 (Available May 1)

Fruitvale Station (Available May 12)

Zombeavers (Available May 19)

Inglourious Basterds (Available May 22)

The Boxtrolls (Available May 23)

 

LAST CALL FOR STREAMING

Airplane! (Ends May 1)

Along Came Polly (Ends May 1)

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Ends May 1)

Funny Face (Ends May 1)

Life Is Beautiful (Ends May 1)

RoboCop (Ends May 1) — 1987 version.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (Ends May 1)

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (Ends May 3)

Skyfall (Ends May 5)

Fun Size (Ends May 16)

Bridezillas (Ends May 17) — WEtv series

Red Dawn (Ends May 19) — 2012 version.

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Grace and Frankie photo: Melissa Moseley for Netflix.

Puss in Boots photo courtesy of Netflix