Here’s Everything New On Netflix This Week, Including ‘Dear White People’ And A New John Mulaney Special


Even with an already extensive archive of shows and movies, it seems like every week, a wide variety of titles come to Netflix, along with a few that end up disappearing. It can be tough to keep up with what needs to be binged at the moment. That’s why we’re bringing you a round-up of what’s new to Netflix and what’s departing this week of May 4th, including a new stand-up special from John Mulaney and the sophomore season of Dear White People. With it being the start of a new month, we’ve got a ton of new titles to sift through.

Dear White People Season 2, (all episodes streaming 5/4)

The sharp, timely look at race relations is back for a new season, released in a racial climate that’s unfortunately a little too similar to when Season 1 premiered a year ago. Samantha and the rest of the students are facing the aftermath of the protests at the conclusion of last season, with the characters facing relatable questions of sexuality, PTSD, and dealing with internet trolls. The rapid, pop culture-filled dialogue continues to be full of bite and perspective centered around a fair balance of light-heartedness and intense issues.

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous At Radio City, (comedy special streaming 5/1)

Comedian John Mulaney continues his Netflix takeover with his first of two specials. Filmed at the iconic Radio City Music Hall, Mulaney focuses on ghosts, the nebulousness of college, and the proper way to throw a child-napper off his rhythm. Thanks in part to his sharp cadence and general likeability, Mulaney has stayed consistently funny and unique for years, and this special is another chapter in that story.

End Game, (short film streaming 5/4)

Netflix earned an Oscar nom for its bleak medical short Extremis, and they return to the world of hospital care with End Game. It’s decidedly more uplifting, focusing on patients that aren’t seconds away from passing while still dealing with debilitating, terminal illnesses. It’s uplifting seeing people take such adversity in stride, looking to make the most of the time they’ve got left.

Anon, (Netflix film streaming 5/4)

Andrew Niccol, director of Gattaca and In Time, returns with another sci-fi thriller. Starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried, Anon features a sterile world where every person and thing you see can be identified and logged by in-eye computers. It feels like territory that Black Mirror has already done better in a less repetitive way, and Owen comes off a little stiff as the protagonist police detective.

Here’s a full list of what’s been added in the last week:

Avail. 5/1/18

27: Gone Too Soon
A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
Beautiful Girls
God’s Own Country
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Mr. Woodcock
My Perfect Romance
Pocoyo & Cars
Pocoyo & The Space Circus
Queens of Comedy: Season 1
Reasonable Doubt
Red Dragon
Scream 2
Simon: Season 1
Sliding Doors
Sometimes — NETFLIX FILM
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Carter Effect
The Clapper
The Reaping
The Strange Name Movie
Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V: Season 2
Avail. 5/2/18

Avail. 5/3/18
Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Season 1

Avail. 5/4/18
A Little Help with Carol Burnett — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Busted!: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dear White People: Volume 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Forgive Us Our Debts — NETFLIX FILM
Kong: King of the Apes: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Lo más sencillo es complicarlo todo
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
No Estoy Loca
The Rain: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 5/5/18
Faces Places

And here’s what’s leaving next week, so it’s your last chance:

Leaving 5/7/18

The Host

Leaving 5/12/18

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby