Netflix subscribers are in for some excellent new shows and movies in May. From adult animated shows to big-budget movies, there’s a lot to look forward to next month.
From Zack Snyder’s new zombie movie to the final season of one of the best video game adaptations ever made, here are the top 5 Netflix Originals heading to Netflix in May 2021.
Jupiter’s Legacy (May 7th)
I admit, I’m not sold by the trailer, which seems to feature at least one too many bad wigs. But the premise is interesting enough. Jupiter’s Legacy is a superhero show about passing the torch to the next generation—a generation that is strikingly different from the one that came before. That’s relevant enough to just about any time period. It’s also from comic book writer Mark Millar who has a bunch of comics under his belt, including Kingsman: The Secret Service and The Ultimates. We shall see.
Castlevania: Season 4 (May 13th)
Fans of the excellent animated adaptation of the popular Castlevania video game series will be excited for its fourth season which debuts on May 13th. This is one of the best video game adaptations out there period. Developed by Adi Shankar and showrun by comic book writer Warren Ellis (the man behind Transmetropolitan and Red), Season 4 will be the show’s final season.
Love, Death & Robots: Season 2 (May 14th)
If you enjoy weird, gorgeously animated science fiction shorts, you can do a lot worse than Love, Death & Robots. The first season of this show was simply jaw-dropping. Some of the best animation I’ve ever seen, quite frankly. Each short film is different. Each vignette tells a weird, often disturbing, occasionally hilarious story. I have very high hopes for Season 2. The series comes from none other than Deadpool director Tim Miller, who happens to also be working on an adaptation of William Gibson’s Neuromancer.
The Woman In The Window (May 14th)
This Amy Adams-led thriller was supposed to release in theaters way, way back in 2019. It was pushed back and then the coronavirus happened and now it’s finally coming out as a Netflix Original. The psychological thriller-mystery follows a psychologist confined to her house due to her crippling agoraphobia who witnesses a murder. It reminds me a bit of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, one of Jimmy Stewart’s best films. And it has the Gary Oldman in it, which is always a good sign in my book.
Army of the Dead (May 21st)
Last, but not least, we come to Zack Snyder’s Army Of The Dead. The trailer looks terrific, and there’s even a pretty hilarious dig at The Walking Dead (see if you can tell what I’m talking about). Starring Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Kiroyuki Sanada, Michael Cassidy and Garret Dillahunt (hooray, he’s in an actually good zombie picture instead of the ridiculous Fear The Walking Dead) the movie looks like a fun zombie-apocalypse-meets-heist-gone-bad movie and I can’t wait.
What are you looking forward to in May—not just on Netflix, but any streaming service?
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