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Netflix Espresso: ‘Riverdale’ season 1, Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ arriving on May; ‘Scrubs’ to Leave?

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Here is your weekly dose of “Netflix Espresso”, a list of all the shows and movies on Netflix you should be looking out for.

What’s Leaving Netflix

‘Scrubs’ set to leave on May

Netflix is scheduled to drop the medical comedy from its library beginning on May 2. So if you’re a fan, this is probably the best time to binge the show before time runs out.

What’s New on Netflix

Girlboss Season 1

Girlboss is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The series centers on Amoruso (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 27, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal.

Its 13-episode first season is now streaming on Netflix.

Bill Nye Saves The World Season 1

Bill Nye Saves the World will mark Nye’s long-awaited return to TV since first emerging as a household name in the 1990s as the creator and star of the Emmy award-winning syndicated television show Bill Nye the Science Guy, which ran for five seasons and introduced millennial audiences to science and engineering.

Each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.

Season 1 of the talk show is now streaming on Netflix.

What’s Coming Soon on Netflix

Netflix Originals

This May, Netflix will launch a slew of original programming including scripted dramas and comedies, animated series, documentaries and movies in their library.

Some of the popular shows returning are the latest seasons of House of Cards, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Sense8 among many others.

Riverdale Season 1

Based on the characters of the Archie comics, the series explores the surreality of small-town life as well as the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

The 13-episode first season of Riverdale arrives on Netflix on May 18.

More CW shows coming soon

The latest installments of superhero shows, Supergirl and The Flash, alongside Supernatural are also scheduled to arrive soon.

The trio’s arrival dates are yet to be announced.

Sherlock Season 4

The latest season of the hit BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch will find the mercurial Sherlock Holmes (Cumberbatch), back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson (Martin Freeman) and his wife, Mary (Amanda Abbington) prepare for their biggest challenge yet: becoming parents.

All three episodes will be available to stream on Netflix beginning on May 15th.

Doctor Strange

Also starring Benedict Cumberbatch, the 2016 blockbuster film is also arriving on Netflix beginning on May 30th.

Here’s the complete list of titles coming to Netflix this May:

May 1st

  • American Experience: The Big Burn (2014)
    American Experience: The Boys of ’36 (2017)
    Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)
    Blood on the Mountain (2016)
    Chaahat (1996)
    Chocolat (2000)
    Decanted (2016)
    Don’t Think Twice (2016)
    Drifter (2017)
    Forrest Gump (1994)
    Happy Feet (2006)
    In the Shadow of Iris Netflix Original Movie
    Love (2015)
    Losing Sight of Shore (2017)
    Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003)
    Nerdland (2016)
    Raja Hindustani (1996)
    Richard Pryor: Icon (2014)
    Under Arrest (Season 5)

May 2nd

  • Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (2016)
    Hija De La Laguna (2015)
    Maria Bamford: Old Baby Netflix Original Standup Special
    Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)

May 5th

  • Chelsea (New Episode) Netflix Original Talk Show
    Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie Netflix Original Movie
    Kazoops! (Season 3) Netflix Original Series
    Sense8 (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
    Simplemente Manu NNa Netflix Original Movie
    Spirit: Riding Free (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
    The Last Kingdom (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
    The Mars Generation (Season 1) Netflix Original Docu-Series

May 6th

  • Cold War 2 (2016)
    When the Bough Breaks (2017)

May 7th

  • LoveTrue (2016)
    Stake Land II (2016)
    The Host (2013)

May 8th

  • Beyond the Gates (2016)
    Hunter Gatherer (2016)

May 9th

  • All We Had (2016)
    Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery Netflix Original Standup Special
    Queen of the South (Season 1)

May 10th

  • El apóstata (2015)
    The Adventure Club (2016)

May 11th

  • Switched at Birth (Season 5)
    The Fosters (Season 4)

May 12th

  • All Hail King Julien: Exiled (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
    Anne with an E (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
    Get Me Roger Stone Netflix Original Documentary
    Master of None (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
    Mindhorn Netflix Original Movie
    Sahara Netflix Original Movie

May 15th

  • Command and Control (2016)
    Cave (2016)
    Lovesong (2016)
    Sherlock (Series 4)
    The Intent (2016)

May 16th

  • Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive Netflix Original Standup Special
    The Break-Up (2006)
    The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

May 18th

  • Royal Pains (Season 8)
    Riverdale (Season 1)

May 19th

  • BLAME! Netflix Original Anime Movie
    Laerte-se Netflix Original Documentary
    The Keepers (Season 1) Netflix Original Docu-series
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 3) Netflix Original Series

May 21st

  • What’s With Wheat (2017)

May 22nd

  • Inglourious Basterds (2009)
    They Call Us Monsters (2017)

May 23rd

  • Dig Two Graves (2014)
    Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King Netflix Original Standup Special

May 24th

  • Southpaw (2015)

May 26th

  • Believe (2016)
    Bloodline (Season 3) Netflix Original Series
    I am Jane Doe (2017)
    Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower Netflix Original Movie
    War Machine Netflix Original Movie

May 28th

  • Bunk’d (Season 2)

May 29th

  • A New High (2015)
    Forever Pure (2016)

May 30th

  • F is for Family (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
    House of Cards (Season 5) Netflix Original Series
    Marvel’s Doctor Strange (2016) Disney Exclusive
    Sarah Silverman A Speck of Dust Netflix Original Standup Special


That’s it for this week!

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