Netflix is adding over 20 new movies and shows this week

The Lovebirds - Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani - Credit: Skip Bolen
The Lovebirds - Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani - Credit: Skip Bolen /

Netflix is adding 22 new shows and movies to its lineup this week, May 17-23

A new week is here and that means a bunch of new stuff is coming to Netflix. Not everything may be brand new to you, but it’s either new to Netflix or is coming back to the streaming service once again.

A few of the brand new things include a comedy special from a fan-favorite comedian, the next season of a popular CW show, and a new movie that was supposed to premiere in theaters, but due to the pandemic, was sold to Netflix.

If you need something to make you laugh (and who doesn’t?), Patton Oswalt has a new special coming to Netflix on Tuesday, May 19. Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything features the comedian as he talks about turning 50, finding a new relationship, buying a house, and all the weird stuff that happens in between.

Check out the trailer here:

If you’re more in the mood for a comedy movie, you have to check out The Lovebirds when it hits Netflix on Friday, May 22. It stars Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Anna Camp, and Paul Sparks and follows Leilani (Rae) and Jibran (Nanjiani), a couple who accidentally becomes involved in a murder mystery when a dude gets in their car and runs over another guy on a bike. This looks hilarious!

Take a peek at the trailer here:

Or maybe you’re looking for a superhero show? If so, season 6 of The Flash begins streaming on Wednesday, May 20. The season starts with Barry and Iris coming to terms with the loss of their daughter and Iris almost being sucked into a black hole! Iris then goes on to investigate where the black hole came from while Barry decides to dive into one (as one does). The couple also learns about the future and how it could affect the Flash.

New on Netflix this week: May 17-23

May 17

El límite infinito
Soul Surfer

May 18

Light in the Dark.
The Big Flower Fight: Season 1

May 19

Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything
Sweet Magnolias: Season 1

May 20

Anchor Baby
Ben Platt: Live from Radio City Music Hall
Mutiny of the Worker Bees
Mystic Pop Up Bar: New Episodes Weekly
The Flash: Season 6
The Queen and the Conqueror: Season 1

May 22

Control Z: Season 1
Just Go With It 
Selling Sunset: Season 2
The Lovebirds
Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series: Season 2

May 23

Dynasty: Season 3
One Day We’ll Talk About Today
Si Doel the Movie 3
Spelling the Dream

What will you be watching on Netflix this week? Let us know in the comments below!

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