5 new Netflix shows to add to your binge-list this month

From the new Queen Charlotte Bridgerton prequel to the latest Queer Eye, here are the new Netflix shows that should be on your radar...

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New Netflix shows are added to the streaming platform every week, but with thousands to wade through and not enough time to watch them all, you have to be selective.

That's where we come in.

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Missing out on an iconic Netflix show is social suicide for our generation. Just one bad decision can get you side-lined as your colleagues dissect it at work, not to mention you'll have to zone out at dinner parties until the conversation changes. Anyone who missed out on Tiger King understands this all too well.

So, we know that your selection is important. But which new Netflix shows will your colleagues be discussing on Monday morning, and which are going to be made into memes that stand the test of time?

In short, from Bad Vegan to Bridgerton, which new Netflix shows are going to be worth your time?

We'll keep this page updated with the new Netflix shows that you need to have on your radar as and when they come in.

New Netflix shows

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is (as its name suggests) a Bridgerton prequel, and it is well worth your time - with many even ranking it above the original period drama. The show - the work of ShondaLand, follows the back story of real-life monarch and Bridgerton Queen, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, diving into her relationship with King George III and how together they changed society. It's definitely one to add to you queue, plus it won't take you long, with the historical drama consisting of six one-hour episodes.

Release date: 4 May 2023

Anna Nicole Smith: You Don't Know Me

You Don't Know Me is a documentary from Urusula Macfarlane and Alexandra Lacey, that is predicted to be one of the streaming platform's most popular. The documentary (116 minutes) will sensitively and sympathetically explore the "life, death and secrets" of the late star, Vickie Lynn Hogan - known professionally as Anna Nicole Smith, featuring never-before-seen footage, home movies and interviews with key figures who are speaking about her for the first time.

Release date: 16 May 2023

Queen Cleopatra

Queen Cleopatra is part of an empowering new documentary series by Jada Pinkett Smith (Executive Producer), "exploring the lives of prominent and iconic African Queens". This series will focus on Queen Cleopatra, described by producers as "a daring queen whose reputed beauty and romances came to overshadow her real asset: her intellect".

Release date: 10 May 2023

The Mother

The Mother is an action thriller with Jennifer Lopez at its helm, seeing the A-lister produce as well as star in the film. The plot follows a deadly female assassin, who breaks cover and comes out of hiding in order to protect her biological daughter, who she gave up earlier in life.

Release date: 12 May 2023

Queer Eye Season 7

Queer Eye is officially back, with the Emmy Award winning reality show returning to Netflix for its seventh season. This instalment will see The Fab Five - Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Bobby Berk and Jonathan Van Ness - take on New Orleans, transforming the lives of deserving people who need a fresh start. We're crying already.

Release date: 12 May 2023

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Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.