Including Stranger Things and Along for New Movies and Shows

While the streaming service was showered with binge-watchable shows and movies in April, next month promises to be just as entertaining. In addition to the release of Rebel Wilson’s Senior Year and the movie adaptation of Sarah Dessen’s novel, Along for the Ride, we’ll finally get new episodes of Stranger Things. For the upcoming season 4, the hit sci-fi drama will be split into two parts, for a “supersized” season that already looks completely wild. What a way to start the beginning of the end of the show! As we patiently wait to see what lies in store for our favorite Hawkins residents, keep reading for everything else slated to hit Netflix in May.

There’s a reason everyone you know is watching Abbott Elementary: It’s just. That. Good. The show (created by star Quinta Brunson) clicks right out the gate, bringing all the comedy and heart you could want from the teachers’ lounge of an under-resourced Philadelphia school. Everyone in the cast is a joy, but you’ll be cackling out loud at the antics of delusional principal Ava (played by Janelle James).

Amanda Seyfried excels as one-time billionaire fraudster and founder of the medical company Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes. This Hulu limited series captures viewers’ attention from the start by shining a harsh spotlight on the empathy-lacking behavior of the Stanford University dropout and slowly attempts to untangle the web of lies and corruption that ultimately led to her downfall. The story takes so many twists and turns that if it wasn’t based on a true story, there’s no way you’d believe it was real.

We love a good Netflix docuseries, but Bad Vegan might just take the cake as the craziest of them all. The four-episode series follows Pure Food & Wine owner Sarma Melngailis, who went from celebrated restaurateur to fugitive on the run when she and her husband Anthony Strangis swiped nearly $2 million from investors and employees. The pair made headlines when they were famously arrested in May 2016 after ordering a non-vegan Domino’s pizza to the Tennessee motel room where they were hiding out. But it turns out, the true story of what happened is even stranger than has been reported. Just wait until you get to the meat suit!


LeBron James Biopic About to Know my Everything

The kid from Akron is getting the Hollywood treatment! With production on the LeBron James biopic — here’s everything you need to know. The film’s working title is Shooting Stars, the same name as James’s 2009 autobiography co-authored by Buzz Bissinger. Shooting Stars will tell the story of James’s childhood years and his time with his group of high school teammates he dubbed the Fab 5 as they set out to take home the high school national championship. A lot of it we want to stay very true to LeBron’s story, casting director Angela Boehm told the site. We are looking to create the atmosphere of what his story looked like. Cheerleaders, band members stadium fans, librarians, cafeteria workers, all of it, Boehm said on April 10 of her agency’s search for 600 extras.

Fans of the four-time NBA champion are familiar with his Akron, Ohio, pride and passion for giving back to the city. James told the Los Angeles Times, When you grow up in Akron, Ohio, you already feel like no one cares about you too much. The Space Jam 2 star continued, And the only people that really care about you are the ones from that town. When you are in certain community centers, in certain gyms, you look for inspiration—people who came before you, people who were already there. WKYC reported that filming began on April 18 in Cleveland’s Beachwood suburb, with key production dates on April 19-25, May 4-6 and June 2, according to a casting notice on the Greater Cleveland Film Commission’s website. According to, Shooting Stars will generate an estimated $25.5 million for the local economy by the time filming wraps in June

Boehm explained that in addition to giving back to James’ hometown, filming in Akron will give the film a more authentic feel. So, filming in that area and using Akron locals is so great for us because it’s real. And that’s what we want is truth and to tell real stories, Boehm said. We’re so excited to have this Hollywood production in the neighborhood, a representative for Slavic Village Development shared in a tweet. The post included three photos from the set as the Universal production transformed a local recreation center into James’ St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.