Netflix Originals Coming to Netflix in May 2023
Welcome to another monthly preview of all the new Netflix Original movies and series scheduled to touch down on Netflix globally (unless otherwise stated) throughout May 2023.
Please note: this is an active preview and this list does not represent the full list of Netflix Originals coming up in May 2023. We’ll be updating it regularly so keep it bookmarked.
English Language Netflix Originals Coming in May 2023
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Coming to Netflix: May 4th
Bridgerton is one of Netflix’s biggest franchises so it only made sense that eventually, we’d see the drama expand into different formats and even spin-offs. The first major spin-off arrives in early May 2023 in the form of a prequel series called Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
Rolling the clock back, this new limited series (made up of six episodes) tells the origin of Queen Charlotte who Golda Rosheuvel plays in the mothership series. The series rewinds the clock and centers on the rise and love life of a young Queen Charlotte while also telling the stories of young Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury.
The Mother (2023)
Coming to Netflix: May 12th
Originally scheduled to release in 2022, this is one of the several projects you’ll see Jennifer Lopez appearing in over the next few years. Confirmed within the 2023 Netflix Original movie lineup, this action thriller will see Lopez star alongside Joseph Fiennes, Omari Hardwick, and Paul Raci.
The movie, directed by Niki Caro, is about a female assassin known who has been in hiding but has to come out to help protect her daughter, who she gave up many years ago.
FUBAR (Season 1)
Coming to Netflix: May 25th
Also known as UTAP, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be leading this new action-comedy spy series which will be the actor’s first major TV project, having only been involved in feature films for the past few decades.
Here’s what you can expect:
“A CIA Operative on the verge of retirement discovers a family secret. Forced to go back into the field for one last job, the series tackles universal family dynamics set against a global backdrop of spies, action and humor.”
Starring alongside Schwarzenegger is Monica Barbaro, Milan Carter, Gabriel Luna, Fortune Feimster, Travis Van Winkle, Fabiana Udenio, and Barbara Eve Harris.
Other English Language Netflix Originals Coming in May 2023
- Wanda Sykes: I’m An Entertainer (2023) – Stand-up comedy special – May 23rd
Non-English Language Netflix Originals Coming in May 2023
Sanctuary (Season 1)
Coming to Netflix: May 4th
This new Japanese sports drama comes from writer Tomoki Kanazawa and director Kan Eguchi.
Per Netflix, here’s what you can expect from the new series from Slow Tide:
“A juvenile delinquent becomes a sumo apprentice and finds himself on a collision course with a voiceless wrestler carrying a secret. A gritty look into the underbelly of professional sumo, a world full of young men with ambitions for money, women, fame, and power. This is the story in sumo ring where there is a sanctuary with a history of more than 1,500 years in Japan’s traditional culture and as a religious ceremony.”
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Mute / El Silenco (Season 1)
Spanish crime drama about a young man called Sergio who hasn’t spoken since the day he murdered his parents. Six years later, a teen girl may be the key to revealing the whole story.
Other Non-English Language Netflix Originals Coming in May 2023
- Social Currency (Season 1) – May 26th – Hindi-language competition reality series.
Want to see all the Netflix Originals coming in the months surrounding May? You can view all the April 2023 Originals here and an early look at the June 2023 Netflix Originals here.