New on Netflix May 2017: House of Cards, Master of None, F Is for Family returning in streaming service's best month yet

Jacob Stolworthy

May 2017 could well be one of the greatest months Netflix has ever had with the return of several beloved originals as well as the release of a much-anticipated film starring Brad Pitt.

Top of the deck is political drama House of Cards which is returning for its fifth run with Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright still attached. Usually, that'd be your lot but brace yourself - it seems like May wills ee you cancelling many a plan: season two of both Master of None - Aziz Ansari's acclaimed comedy series - and the Wachowskis' mind-bender Sense8 are both being unveiled, as well as the third season of Ellie Kemper comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Then there's the swansong of family drama Bloodline which will wrap up the story of the fractured Rayburn family spearheaded by Sissy Spacek.

If that wasn't enough, May will see the long-awaited return of animated comedy F Is for Family from comedians Bill Burr and Michael Price following its debut in 2015.

Film-wise, it's over to Brad Pitt whose War Machine will finally land. Directed by Davis Michod (Animal Kingdom), the thrilling black comedy co-stars Tilda Swinton and Will Poulter and follows a general who finds himself under attack when sent to Afghanistan to bring the war to an end.

5 May - Sense8 season 2

12 May - Master of None season 2

19 May - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 3

26 May - Bloodline season 3 / War Machine

War Machine | Teaser [HD] | Netflix

30 May - House of Cards season 5 / F Is for Family

and elsewhere...

6 May - The Kennedys series 1

10 May - Closer / White House Down

11 May - Hot Fuzz

12 May - Anne with an E season 1 / Sahara

13 May The Hallow

15 May - Bowie: The Man Who Changed The World / Louis Theroux: A Different Brain

16 May - Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive

17 May - The Fog

18 May - Shrek

19 Ma - Laerte-se

30 May - Sarah Silverman a Speck of Dust