Here’s what’s new on Netflix for the month of May
2022 presented unfortunate losses for Netflix, with the streaming giant revealing their stock price plummeted by 35% after losing 200,000 subscribers during the first quarter of the year. The company attributes this to widespread password sharing (guilty AF) and increasing competition, especially in the pandemic.
Macro factors, including “sluggish economic growth, increasing inflation, geopolitical events such as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and some continued disruption from COVID” were also mentioned in a lengthy letter to shareholders. Still, Netflix reigns supreme for many households.
If you, like me, are still part of the Netflix family—and plan to be for many years to come (see: affordability and accessibility)—here are titles we’re anticipating this May.
Starring Rebel Wilson, Zoë Chao, Sam Richardson
A cheerleading stunt gone wrong landed her in a 20-year coma. Now she’s 37, newly awake and ready to live out her high school dream: becoming prom queen.
Stream “Senior Year” here.
Starring Mike Myers, Ken Jeong, Jeremy Irons
After influencing global events for centuries, a secret society faces a dangerous threat from within. Can a Canadian reporter save them—and the world?
Stream “The Pentaverate” here.
A Perfect Pairing
Starring Victoria Justice, Adam Demos, Luca Sardelis
To win over a major client, a go-getter LA wine executive signs on to work at an Australian sheep farm, where she meets a rugged and mysterious local.
Stream “A Perfect Pairing” here.
The Lincoln Lawyer
Starring Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Neve Campbell, Becki Newton
Sidelined after an accident, hotshot Los Angeles lawyer Mickey Haller restarts his career—and his trademark Lincoln—when he takes on a murder case.
Stream “The Lincoln Lawyer” here.
The Sound of Magic
Starring Ji Chang-wook, Choi Sung-eun, Hwang In-youp
A magician living in an abandoned theme park makes troubles disappear and hope reappear, for a disenchanted teen enduring harsh realities.
Stream “The Sound of Magic” here.
Need more Netflix recommendations? Revisit April’s must-watch releases here.
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver