It’s time again to ready your queues, as Netflix prepares to add a bunch of new titles to their streaming service. Coming up in May, we’ve got the new original series Between and Grace and Frankie, as well as classic films, new favorites, and acclaimed hits like Inglourious Basterds and Fruitvale Station. Read on for our guide to the new releases hitting Netflix Instant in May.
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Netflix’s cycle of pickups can leave us with a bit of whiplash, renewing Daredevil for every Full House revival, but the latest is definitely an upswing. Parks and Recreation creator Mike Schur will reunite with Aziz Ansari and a cast of comedy favorites for a new Netflix comedy.
The breakout success of Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil left many a fan uncertain when we’d see ol’ Hornhead again, given the Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist series leading into The Defenders. Now, we can count ourselves the fans without fear, as Netflix has officially confirmed Daredevil Season 2 for 2016, albeit with a bit of creative change.
This past weekend saw quite a few interesting revelations on the state of Marvel TV crossovers, while the full release of Netflix’s Daredevil seemed to set up a great many threads for Iron Fist in particular. Now, showrunner Steven S. DeKnight goes in-depth on Daredevil’s future, including Season 2, Jessica Jones, The Defenders and more.
All the Tanners and Gibblers will look up and shout “Have mercy!” And Netflix will look down and whisper “You got it, dude.” That’s right, friends. The Full House has officially become a Fuller House, and Netflix will return San Francisco’s favorite sitcom family for 13 episodes with D.J., Stephanie, and Kimmy Gibbler at the center.
The moment Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was announced, fans wondered if any Avengers might pop in on Coulson’s new adventures. Recent rumors suggested Netflix’s Defenders might instead cross over to celluloid in Avengers: Infinity War, but a new report offers surprising insight on which MCU TV characters may make the leap, and what it would take to see Avengers on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
A big part of the fun of the MCU is watching various superheroes pop up in other superhero films, and Marvel has also been taking that approach by having their film stars (sparingly) appear on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This helps solidify Marvel’s “everything is connected” approach, but will the studio go the same route with their Netflix shows? According to a new rumor, that may be the case.
It wasn’t terribly surprising of Netflix to take us back to Litchfield for Orange is the New Black’s first Season 3 trailer last week, but even better news has arrived. Netflix has officially extended everyone’s sentence for 2016, renewing Orange is the New Black for Season 4, and celebrating with a brand-new Season 3 clip!
Earlier today we caught our first look at David Tennant’s “Purple Man” from the set of Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones, the latest Netflix Defenders entry to follow Daredevil, but the New York production has a much more Power-ful Man to show off. Meet Marvel’s Luke Cage in new set photos of Mike Colter playing our first hero for hire!
This weekend’s launch of Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil was met with resounding success, though the visually impaired quickly responded that the streaming service hadn’t catered the blind superhero to their own needs. Now, Netflix has attached to its Daredevil release a new audio track specifically designed for blind audiences, with intent to add similar tracks to its other original programs.