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Four new shows and films coming to Netflix in May 2018

Wednesday, April 11th 2018 by Emma Woollacott

Spring is in the air, and it's time for new beginnings - including some new stuff to watch on Netflix.

Whether you're in the mood for an uplifting documentary or a spot of escapism, there's hopefully something for you. We check out four new arrivals coming to Netflix next month.

Jewel's Catch One

Due to arrive on 1 May, Jewel's Catch One is a documentary examining the story of the oldest black-owned disco in America. It follows the story of Jewel Thais-Williams, founder of The Catch, which became known as the 'unofficial Studio 54 of the West Coast'.

As one of the film's interviewees notes, "Her victory was a victory for every person - because it will be shown that racism will never win if good people are willing to stand up to bad people, and Jewel was that good person."

Directed by C Fitz, Jewel's Catch One features interviews with Sharon Stone, Thelma Houston, Madonna, Sandra Bernhard and others, with music from the likes of Bonnie Pointer, KC and the Sunshine Band and Andra Day. Turn up the sound, sit back and enjoy.

End Game

On the fourth of the month, a documentary from Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman called End Game will hit our screens. It follows a group of medical practitioners working to help terminally ill patients come to term with the fact that they're dying. It's not exactly a laugh a minute, but an uplifting portrayal of life on the medical front line.


Zombies are big on Netflix, and the latest addition to the genre appears on 18 May. Stranded in rural Australia following the outbreak of disease, an infected father goes on a desperate quest to find a new home for his baby daughter - and protect her from himself.

The Netflix Original movie stars Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes and Caren Pistorius and is directed by Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4

At the end of the month – the 30th, to be precise – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will return for season 4. The Emmy-nominated series, from 30 Rock duo Tina Fey and Robert Carlock follows cult escapee Ellie Kemper, and also stars Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane.

Unlike previous seasons, series four will be split into two halves in the same way as, for example, The Ranch and Disjointed. This means we'll only get to watch six episodes for now, with the rest following later in the year.

To watch these shows, you'll need a subscription to Netflix – or else a helpful friend, as the service includes the rather generous ability to share a password between up to four people.

If you're paying yourself, Netflix will set you back £5.99 a month for a basic subscription, or £7.99 to include HD and cover watching on two screens at once. The premium package, at £9.99, adds Ultra HD and allows up to four people to watch at the same time.

You can watch on devices from your TV to a laptop, tablet or phone.

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