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From the biggest Netflix Original films to the best TV series, check out all the best new releases to watch on Netflix UK.


With a new show or film to stream added to the list every day, you’ll never be stuck for what to watch on Netflix again. Check out the list below…

Friday 18th May: 13 Reasons Why season 2

The controversial teen drama returns for a second season to deal with the aftermath of the suicide of Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford). Watch on Netflix

Thursday 17th May: A Little Help with Carol Burnett

The comedy veteran hosts a curious mix of chat show and kids saying the funniest things. Each episode sees a TV star – Lisa Kudrow, Taraji P Henson, Finn Wolfhard – present a moral dilemma, on which they’re advised by a panel of sassy primary schoolers. Watch on Netflix

Wednesday 16th May: Bill Nye Saves the World – season 3

The excessively genial scientist returns with another series of explainers on the universe’s biggest topics. If the corny jokes and hysterically enthused studio audience ever get you down, there’s always an on-location report on its way to offer respite with some harder science (including the above from supermodel Karlie Kloss). And beneath the studied wackiness, Nye is a formidable crusader for facts that really matter. Watch on Netflix

Tuesday 15th May: Ali Wong – Hard Knock Wife

Standup comedian Ali Wong performs her fantastic second special while heavily pregnant. Watch on Netflix

Monday 14th May: The Kissing Booth

This romantic teen comedy has an incredible following – and it’s even more surprising when you discover the book it was based on was written by a 15-year-old. Newport author Beth Reekles said it was “surreal” seeing her story about a girl who falls for a hot guy (who also happens to be her best friend’s brother) on Netflix. Watch on Netflix

Thursday 10th May: Safe

Amanda Abbington and Michael C Hall in Safe, Netflix, SL

Michael C Hall and Amanda Abbington star in this twisting Manchester-set crime thriller. Watch on Netflix

Read more: Netflix’s Safe is soapy, silly and oddly gripping

Wednesday 9th May: Dear White People vol.2

The second season of the US comedy drama about black students fighting microcosmic political battles at a posh university. The show, based on the film of the same name, is acidly funny and touching. Watch on Netflix

Friday 4th May: The Rain

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Netflix’s first Danish original series is a grim yet gripping dystopian sci-fi series, following a group of young survivors after a deadly disease devastates the population. The disease is seemingly carried in the rain; Brits would be screwed. Watch on Netflix

Read more: Netflix doubles down on dubbing with new Danish series The Rain – but is it the right strategy?

The Crown - Matt Smith, Peter Morgan, Claire Foy - Writer/Creator Peter Morgan with Matt Smith (Prince Philip) and Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth II) (Netflix, TL)

Thursday 3rd May: Roberto Saviano: Writing Under Police Protection

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Meet Roberto Saviano, the man who took on the Mafia. If you’ve ever watched crime drama Gomorrah, you’ll know Saviano’s work: that series was inspired by his in-depth exposé of how organised crime operates in Naples, Italy. Ever since the book was published in 2006, he’s needed constant protection. Italian director and presenter Pierfrancesco Diliberto tracks him down. Watch on Netflix

Wednesday 2nd May: Prime Suspect

Vintage British crime drama comes to Netflix UK this month, with all seven series of Prime Suspect starring Helen Mirren and recent prequel series Prime Suspect: 1973 added to the service. It’s not the only ITV series to be added either: Cold Feet and the recent Maigret adaptations starring Rowan Atkinson are both available too. Watch on Netflix

Tuesday 1st May: John Mulaney – Kid Gorgeous at Radio City

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City

New standup special from the hilarious former SNL writer. Watch on Netflix