10 best new shows to watch on Netflix in May 2019

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8. Charmed

Season: 1

Developed By: Jennier Snyder Urman, Jessica O’Toole, and Amy Rardin

Starring: Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock, Sarah Jeffery, Ser’Darius Blain, Ellen Tamaki, Rupert Evans, Nick Hargrove

Release Date: Tuesday, May 28

Everywhere we look these days, there’s another reboot, revival, or remake popping up. Sometimes loyal fans of the original title bemoan the existence of some kind of revamp, and other times the fans welcome a new entity with open arms. Needless to say, The CW’s reboot of Charmed, which had previously been in the works at another network to the chagrin of the original cast, drew some criticism before winning over a whole new fandom. Along with many of its network-mates, the first season of the new hit reboot comes to Netflix this month.

Based on the 1998 series of the same name created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Aaron Spelling, the Charmed update premiered almost exactly 20 years later and features a similar setup. After their mother’s unexpected death, three sisters find out that they are The Charmed Ones, very powerful witches who hold The Power of Three. Together, they must use their individual magical powers to protect humanity from dangerous supernatural beings and occurrences. Charmed brings modern flare and much-needed representation to the classic story, but still honors the integrity of the original series.

The first season of the Charmed reboot joins the eight seasons of the original series from The WB on Netflix, which makes for an especially wicked summer binge-watch. On top of Charmed streaming in May, the latest seasons of all your favorite CW shows arrive this month, including Riverdale, Arrow, The Flash, Supernatural, The Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural, and Roswell, New Mexico. (Other latest seasons, like Dynasty and Jane the Virgin, will arrive in June and beyond.) Check out Charmed and all your favorites throughout May on Netflix.