May is a bit of an interesting month over at Netflix
. The streamer is premiering second seasons of two of its recent hit series without the typical year-long wait fans usually have to endure after a thrilling cliffhanger.
Selena: The Series is returning with its second and final season exactly five months after the first season’s December premiere. Though fans know how this series ends, it’s the details of the Queen of Tejano Music’s life that have been so fun to learn with this uplifting telling.
In addition, Netflix isn’t going to make fans wait to find out who killed Sara Guzman. The second season of the breakout hit Who Killed Sara? is coming in May, just two months shy of this Mexican drama series March 24 premiere. Fans quickly became obsessed with this one and the show climbed to No. 1 with 55 million subscribers tuning in.
Whether it’s a case of striking while the iron is hot or a slowdown in production due to the Covid-19 pandemic, one thing is clear, impatient TV lovers will not have to wait to see what happens next with at least a few of their favorite shows.
Selena: The Series (Part 2 Premieres May 4, Nine Episodes) – It will be exactly five months since Part One premiered with nine episodes devoted to Selena Quintanilla’s early years and musical start. The second season picks up as the Queen of Tejano Music is on the brink of stardom. The now very famous songstress is happy in her career and is very much in love. As Selena learns to juggle her newfound success, she also struggles to balance it all. Part Two chronicles the years of hard work and sacrifice the Quintanilla family endured as she became the most successful female Latin artist of all time. Though her ending was tragic, this series is an uplifting look into Selena’s life. The series comes from executive producers Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez, Hiromi Kamata, Suzette Quintanilla, Simran A. Singh and series creator Moises Zamora with Don Todd (This is Us) consulting. Christian Serratos, Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemí Gonzalez, Seidy López, Jesse Posey, Julio Macias and Natasha Perez star. Hiromi Kamata and Katina Medina Mora directed the series.
The Sons Of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness (May 5, Four Episodes) – Get the real story behind the headlines as one tenacious investigative reporter blows the lid off the “Son of Sam” serial killer case which dominated the news cycle in the late 1970s. Paul Giamatti narrates as obsessed journalist and Ultimate Evil author Maury Terry. He discovered the true story behind one of America’s most notorious killers. Though the arrest and conviction of David Berkowitz brought the nightmare to an end for many New Yorkers, the real mystery was just beginning. Terry became convinced Berkowitz had not acted alone and he spent decades attempting to prove that the web of darkness behind the murders went deeper than anyone imagined. His pursuit of that elusive truth would eventually cost him everything. Filmmaker Joshua Zeman (The Killing Season, Murder Mountain) draws on archival news footage, conversations with the people closest to the investigation and Terry’s own words and case files to tell a cautionary tale of a man who went down a rabbit hole and never came out. Did Terry really waste his life chasing ghosts? Or are the true Sons of Sam still walking free?
Jupiter’s Legacy (May 7, Eight Episodes) – No one could predict what would happen when six ordinary people were given extraordinary powers that would impact them and the world over the next century. After keeping mankind safe for all these years, it’s now time for the world’s first generation of superheroes to pass the torch to their children. The legacy must continue but tensions will rise as the young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents’ legendary public reputations and exacting personal standards. Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter’s Legacy is an epic superhero drama that spans decades and navigates the complex dynamics of family, power and loyalty. This fun series comes from executive producers Millar, Quitely, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Dan McDermott, Steven S. DeKnight, James Middleton and Sang Kyu Kim. Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade and Matt Lanter star.
Who Killed Sara? (Season 2 Premieres May 19, Eight Episodes) – This Mexican drama series is a nail-biter! In the first season, we met Alex (Manolo Cardona), a man who was wrongfully convicted of the murder of his sister, Sara. After 18 long years in prison, he was released but the nightmare was far from over. He wanted revenge on Rodolfo Lazcano, the person he thought was responsible for Sara’s death but as fans know, the truth was far more complicated than even he could imagine. Now, Alex must face his worst nightmare when he learns the truth about his sister. At the same time, the discovery of a corpse on his property becomes a ticking time bomb that can send him back to prison. He has no other choice than to become an investigator and put all the pieces together that will portray Sara’s true and terrible story and her relationship with the Lazcano family. The second season’s theme focuses on the past and how it always come back to haunt you. Sara’s death changed the destiny of everyone there that fateful day and Alex is about to learn that if you seek revenge, you must dig two graves. This thriller stars Cardona, who is very well-known in the telenovela world and American audiences may recognize him from his work on Narcos Columbia. The cast also includes Carolina Miranda, Ginés García Millán, Claudia Ramírez, Eugenio Siller, Alejandro Nones and Luis Roberto Guzmán. This series is directed by Bernardo de la Rosa and David “Leche” Ruiz, Carlos Bolado and Poncho Pineda, with a script by series creator José Ignacio “Chascas” Valenzuela. Juan Uruchurtu serves as producer for Perro Azul. Could there be a third season? At this time, there is no final word.
Lucifer (Season 5, Part B Premieres May 28, Eight Episodes) – If you haven’t seen this series yet, you have 80 episodes to binge-watch. This is the story of Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) who has decided he’s had enough of being the dutiful servant in Hell and decides to spend some time on Earth to better understand humanity. He settles in Los Angeles, the City of Angels, in an effort to do so. The once bored and unhappy Lord of Hell quite enjoys the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of La La Land, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD and the savvy detective Chloe Decker. In Part A of the stunning fifth season, Lucifer’s twin brother Michael secretly takes the devil’s place on earth while he’s back in Hell. Eventually, Lucifer must return and face the mess his brother made with his life and finally confront his feelings for Chloe. In Part B, God himself comes to Earth. Secrets will be revealed, heroic sacrifices will be made and the world will never be the same. Ellis stars alongside Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, DB Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Aimee Garcia, Rachael Harris, Scarlett Estevez, Jeremiah Birkett, Michael Graziadei and Dennis Haysbert in this fun series from creator Tom Kapinos.