June 12, 2024

10 Reasons to Netflix & Chill this weekend and throughout the month

As you prep your weekend plans, you may want to rethink that Cinco de Mayo fiesta and opt for a quiet evening at home with your boo, a bottle of wine, and Netflix.

The streaming service has a ton of new projects headed our way this month and we’ve got the rundown of offerings you may have missed, can’t afford to miss, and should be on the lookout for in the days ahead.

Coming Soon

Dear White People: Volume 2: May 4

The hit show based on the film of the same name is back with some familiar faces and brand new talent. Expect to see your faves like Logan Browning and Marque Richardson tackling tough topics in the post-Trump era and get ready to welcome Lena Waithe to the all-star cast.

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The Kingdom: May 16

Get ready to see Jamie Foxx like never before in this mid-month flick from Netflix. He stars as federal agent Ron Fleury, who is charged with the most important assignment of his career and has just one week to assemble a team to infiltrate and destroy a terrorist cell based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

13 Reasons Why: May 18

13 Reasons Why

The second season of 13 Reasons Why picks up in the aftermath of Hannah’s death and the start of our characters’ complicated journeys toward healing and recovery. Liberty High prepares to go on trial, but someone will stop at nothing to keep the truth surrounding Hannah’s death concealed. A series of ominous polaroids lead Clay and his classmates to uncover a sickening secret and a conspiracy to cover it up.

Scandal: May 19

If you missed a moment of Scandal‘s final season, consider it handled. The beloved show’s entire seventh and final season is coming to Netflix this month just in time for a Memorial Day weekend marathon.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: May 19

For those that can’t get enough of the fabulous Titus Andromedon, he’s back again for the fourth season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt this month. Will he try and replicate the set from #Beychella? Only time will tell, but we know we’re in for some major laughs.

Ibiza: May 25

A new Netflix movie that stars Phoebe Robinson, one half of the 2 Dope Queens, is hitting your living room on May 25. Ibiza is about three girlfriends who find their way to Ibiza on a girls trip when Harper (Robinson) falls in love with a DJ.

Catch up

Candy Jar: streaming now

Starring Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes from Orange is the New Black), high school arch-rivals Bennett and Lona fall in love while working together to win the debate championship after they are waitlisted at their dream colleges.

Amateur: streaming now

Power star, Michael Rainey, Jr. shines as 14-year-old basketball phenom, Terron Forte, as he attempts to navigate the under-the-table world of amateur athletics when he is recruited to an elite NCAA prep school.

Come Sunday: streaming now

Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and based on true events, globally-renowned pastor Carlton Pearson risks everything when he questions church doctrine and is branded a modern-day heretic.

3%: streaming now

Think a more adult version of The Hunger Games with plenty of black and brown faces. 3% is set in a dystopian future Brazil that exists between progress and devastation. Brazil’s surviving population live in a zone called Inland, which lacks energy, food and water. With a diverse cast of characters, 3% addresses social justice issues, like the gap between the established elite (as well as the power the wield) and the poor, spotlighting one of the most unequal societies in the world in Brazil.

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