Netflix continues various launches of movies and serial shows to keep audiences entertained while staying at home. Here are the new releases we're most looking forward to on Netflix in the coming days. Click "Read More" to keep yourselves occupied for May Circuit Breaker. Click "Read More" to see what you can watch in the next few days.
1) Bordertown, Season 3, starting 11th May
Finnish detective series Sorjonen — aka Bordertown — ticks off a number of the Nordic Noir boxes that led to the popularity of crime shows like Forbrydelsen, Bron/Broen, and recent Netflix addition The Valhalla Murders. Entering its third season, a tragedy forces Detective Inspector Kari Sorjonen (Ville Virtanen) to rethink the move he made from Helsinki to the small border town Lappeenranta in the first season. This series further proves that a cop leaving the city in search of a simpler life never pays off.
2) Trial by Media, new series, starting from 11th May
This six-part docuseries from George Clooney and his producing partner Grant Heslov offers a unique look at high profile cases that have been shaped by media coverage. Subjects cover an array of legal proceedings from the Jenny Jones talk show murder controversy, to the political downfall of Rod Blagojevich, and the case of unarmed Amadou Diallo, who was shot 41 times by the NYPD and subsequently immortalized by Bruce Springsteen in the song "American Skin (41 Shots)". The show's creative team includes directors Skye Borgman (Abducted in Plain Sight), Brian McGinn (Amanda Knox), and Tony Yacenda (American Vandal), with New Yorker staff writer, lawyer, and trial-by-media expert Jeffrey Toobin serving as an executive producer
3) Sweet Magnolias, new series, starting from 19th May
A romantic drama following three lifelong best friends, Sweet Magnolias is based on the popular series of books by Sherryl Woods. Set against the charming small-town backdrop of Serenity, South Carolina, Maddie (Joanna Garcia Swisher), Helen (Heather Headley), and Dana Sue (Brooke Elliott) deal with the complexities of juggling family, relationships, and careers. Making her return to TV as a series regular is none other than Jamie Lynn Spears, playing new Serenity resident Norreen Fitzgibbons. It's been over a decade since Spears headlined the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101.
4) Control Z, new series, starting from 22nd May
Looking for something to fill the scandalous teen gap left by Élite? Look no further than the new Mexican adolescent drama, Control Z. After a hacker unleashes the secrets of students at El Colegio Nacional, social order is turned upside down as the popular kids become the outcasts while those who had been bullied gain status. Sofia (Ana Valeria Becerril) takes it upon herself to track down the hacker before the next batch of sordid material is released.
5) Space Force, new series, starting from 29th May
Ending the month strong, Netflix reunites Steve Carell with his old Office boss, Greg Daniels. In a role that couldn't be further from Michael Scott, Carell plays four-star general Mark R. Naird who is tasked with running Space Force, the newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces. The White House wants space domination, so dedicated but skeptical Naird will have to deliver. The workplace comedy is an area of expertise for Carell and Daniels, while the cast is bolstered by Lisa Kudrow, Ben Schwartz, John Malkovich, Noah Emmerich, and Jessica St. Clair (who was also in the other 2020 space sitcom, Avenue 5). Highly anticipated, Space Force may be the closest we'll get to an Office reunion outside of John Krasinski's