Netflix is kicking off the month of May with a handful of original works guaranteed to bring a fair amount of shock-and-awe.
First up is Zac Efron’s Ted Bundy drama in which the actor transforms himself into the charismatic serial killer. The story is told from the point of view of the women he manipulated and preyed upon, including his ex-wife, played by Lilly Collins. Speaking of death, Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini have a new traumedy out. Dead To Me mines a surprising amount of humor from the story of a grieving widow and her quest to find her husband’s killer. And if all that’s a bit too heavy for you, BoJack Horseman artist Lisa Hanawalt has a new animated comedy voiced by Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong that should tickle your funny bone.
Here’s everything new on Netflix for the week of May 3rd.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (Netflix film streaming 5/3)
The buzzed-about biopic of serial killer Ted Bundy lands on the streaming platform this month. After the trailer of the film dropped, some were worried this Joe Berlinger-directed story would idolize the man who murdered so many women years ago but that controversy should help it play well here, as should Zac Efron’s frighteningly-magnetic turn as Bundy. It helps that the film is told through the lens of Bundy’s wife (played by Lily Collins) and the other women he seduced and manipulated on his path to infamy.
Dead To Me (Netflix series streaming 5/3)
Christina Applegate returns to TV with this grief-com about a woman trying to pick up the pieces after her husband is murdered in a horrible hit-and-run accident. Applegate plays the angry, grieving widow with equal parts humor and empathy while Linda Cardellini plays her sunny, optimistic best friend. The two meet in a grief group and navigate the challenges of moving on after loss while also solving a murder mystery. There’s no way you’ll know what to expect here, which is half the fun of watching.
Tuca & Bertie (Netflix series streaming 5/3)
Ali Wong and Tiffany Haddish voice the stars of this animated comedy from BoJack Horseman artist Lisa Hanawalt. Wong plays Bertie, a 30-something songbird thrush with debilitating anxiety, a knack for baking, and a truly toxic work environment. Haddish plays her best friend Tuca, a loud-mouthed toucan who loves to party and hates the thought of settling down. The friends try to hold on to their single days, even as Bertie takes the next step in her long-term relationship and Tuca struggles to find her place in the world. It’s a more colorful, comforting world than BoJack, but it’s got the same great humor and surprisingly-thoughtful musings.
Here’s a full list of what’s been added in the last week:
Señora Acero: Season 5
The Imitation Game
Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward
Baki: Part 2
Ingress: The Animation
Angels & Demons
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Part 1 & 2
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
Dumb and Dumber
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Her Only Choice
Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer: Season 2
John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky
Knock Down The House
Roswell, New Mexico: Season 1
The Da Vinci Code
The Dark Crystal (1982)
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
To Rome With Love
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Colony: Season 3
Olympus Has Fallen
A Pesar De Todo
All In My Family
Alles ist gut
Cupcake & Dino – General Services: Season 2
Dead to Me
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
The Last Summer
Supernatural: Season 14
True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Mushroom Town
Tuca & Bertie