Netflix is adding 50 new movies and shows this week

The Pentaverate. (L to R) Mike Myers as Ken Scarborough, Lydia West as Reilly Clayton, Mike Meyers as Anthony Landsdowne in The Pentaverate. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022
The Pentaverate. (L to R) Mike Myers as Ken Scarborough, Lydia West as Reilly Clayton, Mike Meyers as Anthony Landsdowne in The Pentaverate. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022 /

May is here! And while that will hopefully mean plenty of warmer weather, it definitely means a ton of new movies and shows are being added to Netflix.

This week brings a new season of a Netflix reality show, a new docu-series, and a bunch of new Netflix Original series.

First up this week is season 4 of The Circle. The reality show hits Netflix on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The show follows a group of players who start off in isolated apartments away from each other and their only way to communicate is through a social media app, The Circle.

But as with any social media platform, the players can choose to play as themselves or as someone completely different.

Netflix adding The Circle, The Pentaverate, and Clark this week

At the end of each episode, they rate each other and whoever is ratest lowest is eliminated. Whoever makes it to the end (either by being themselves or catfishing the rest of the players) wins $150,000.

Take a peek at what’s in store for season 4 in the trailer below:

More in the mood for a docu-series? Meltdown: Three Mile Island also comes out on Wednesday, May 4. The series tells the story of a nuclear power plant on Three Mile Island and the partial meltdown that happened there on March 25, 1979.

We also get to meet the whistleblower who spoke up to protect the community. It remains the worst nuclear incident in U.S. history. It was nowhere near as bad as Chernobyl but when you’re dealing with nuclear power…not as bad as Chernobyl is still pretty bad.

Check out the trailer below:

There are also quite a few Netflix Original series coming out this week. The series include Mike Myers’ The Pentaverate, the Spanish series Welcome To Eden, and the Swedish series Clark starring Bill Skarsgård. Clark releases on Thursday, May 5 while Welcome to Eden will be out on Friday, May 6.

In The Pentaverate, Mike Myers plays eight different roles over the six-episode series. The show follows a Canadian journalist who makes it his mission to find the truth and save the world. He is looking to expose the five men that have been influencing the world for the greater good but the job is harder than he first thought. The five men will do anything to stop him from revealing who they are. The series hits Netflix on Thursday, May 5.

Take a look at the trailer here:

This week also brings Along for the Ride starring Andie MacDowell, Dermot Mulroney, and Kate Bosworth, and The Takedown starring Omar Sy. They both come to Netflix on Friday, May 6, 2022.

New on Netflix this week: May 1-7

May 1

3-Ninjas: Kick Back
A River Runs Through It
Are You the One? season 6
Blippi Wonders season 1
Corpse Bride
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Den of Thieves
Dirty Harry
Empire State
Forrest Gump
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Hello, My Name Is Doris
Jackass: The Movie
Jackass 2.5
Jackass 3.5
John Q
Menace II Society
Once Upon a Time in America
Rambo: Last Blood
Road to Perdition
Seven Years in Tibet
Soul Surfer
The Gentlemen
The Lake House
U.S. Marshals
War of the Worlds
When Harry Met Sally
You’ve Got Mail

May 2

Octonauts: Above & Beyond season

May 3

Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive

May 4

40 Years Young 
The Circle season 4
El Marginal season 5 
Meltdown: Three Mile Island
Summertime season 3

May 5

Blood Sisters 
The Pentaverate
Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go Season 1
Wild Babies

May 6

Along for the Ride
The Sound of Magic
The Takedown 
Welcome to Eden

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

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