This week's Netflix highlights: 4 new releases you can't miss (May 20-24)

J.Lo is back with a brand-new movie on Netflix!
Atlas. Jennifer Lopez as Atlas Shepherd. Cr. Ana Carballosa/Netflix ©2024
Atlas. Jennifer Lopez as Atlas Shepherd. Cr. Ana Carballosa/Netflix ©2024 /

Chances are, after the big release of Bridgerton season 3 part 1 last week, you have already sped through all four episodes. Maybe even more than once. And now we wait a few more weeks for the release of the second part of the season, but if you don't want to keep rewatching part 1, Netflix has plenty more new releases worth your while coming this week.

No stranger to topping the Netflix charts, The Mother star Jennifer Lopez returns to the streamer with her latest action-thriller, this time with the high-concept science-fiction flick Atlas. Beyond the week's launch of what's sure to be a blockbuster Netflix original movie, the streamer also drops two new series and a new season of an underrated animated comedy.


Atlas. Jennifer Lopez as Atlas Shepherd. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024.
Atlas. Jennifer Lopez as Atlas Shepherd. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024. /

Jennifer Lopez stars in Atlas as the title character Atlas Shepherd, a data analyst with a brilliant mind and a rebellious streak. Prompted by her apprehension toward artificial intelligence, Atlas decides to embark on a mission to capture a robot that's gone rogue. However, Atlas shares a mysterious connection with this robot, and when the mission doesn't go according to plan, she will have to trust the very thing she thinks she can't. Overall, it's an intriguing premise and J.Lo will surely lead the epic tale with her natural appeal alongside supporting roles from Sterling K. Brown and Simu Liu. What will be interesting is what message Atlas sends. We'll find out when it premieres on May 24.

Buying London

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Can't get enough of Buying Beverly Hills on Netflix? Well, the streaming service is taking the real estate reality series to a new locale on May 22 with Buying London. Daniel Daggers leads his team at DDRE Global and search for success in London's high-end luxury real luxury housing market. On top of the most luxurious homes the city and its surrounding neighborhoods have to offer, Daggers and his team of agents also balance their complicated personal lives. And judging by the other real estate reality series on Netflix, mixing business with pleasure could definitely be a deal on the table. Prepare for what could be your new favorite guilty pleasure!


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From executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the adult animated comedy series Mulligan returns with its second season, though Netflix is calling it "part 2." The first part of the series debuted with 10 episodes last May, and the wacky cartoon makes a comeback with 10 more hilariously out-there episodes on May 24. In the series, an alien attack wipes out most of Earth, but the last remaining survivors must stick together to rebuild society with the unlikeliest of leaders forging their path. Nat Faxon, Chrissy Teigen, Tina Fey, Sam Richardson, and more provide the voices for these outlandish and laugh-out-loud characters.

Bonus: For the younger Netflix watchers in your home, Netflix also launches a new children's animated series this week with Jurassic World: Chaos Theory dropping on the same day.


TIRES. (L to R) Shane Gillis as Shane and Steve Gerben as Will in Episode 101 of TIRES. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024 /

More laughs are coming your way on Netflix this week care of Shane Gillis in the new workplace comedy series Tires. A motley crew or workers attempt to help save a struggling auto repair shop from closing down, and the shop's new owner will have to turn to his charismatic slacker cousin (played by Gillis) for help. Tires will be the show to watch for fans of comedies like The Office, American Auto, and Superstore and could be an unlikely hit for Netflix. If this one sounds like it's up your alley, make sure to tune in when all six episodes drop on May 24.

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