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10 most popular series on Netflix this week: May 2022

Netflix has recently been facing a major financial crisis due to unprecedented subscriber loss. However, the streamer has been consistently releasing brand new titles throughout May 2022, some of which has found its way into the global charts. 

Every week Best of Netflix will bring you the list of the ten most popular series on Netflix across the globe. From new releases to old favourites, these are the shows storming the charts and generating conversations on social media.

Directed by David E. Kelley and Ted Humphrey, the recent Netflix series The Lincoln Lawyer has occupied the top spot with an unimaginable viewership of 108 million hours. Based on Michael Connelly’s 2008 novel The Brass Verdict,  the series stars Manuel Garcja-Rulfo, Neve Campbell, Angus Sampson, Christopher Gorham, Jazz Raycole and Becki Newton and is an adaptation of Matthew McConaughey’s eponymous 2011 film. 

It sees the return of the defence attorney, Mickey Haller, to the courtroom when he is entrusted with a sensational case in Los Angeles. Haller is assigned the task of defending a studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. As he prepares for the case, he finds himself embroiled in action and suspense. 

Since the release of the final volume of the fourth and final season on April 29th, Ozark has been consistently reigning on Netflix charts. Currently, in second spot, the series has cemented its place for the eleventh week in a row, with a staggering viewing time of 31 million hours. Starring Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Julia Garner and Sofia Hublitz among others, it seems like viewers cannot get enough of the gruesome violence and brutal and gory scenes on the show. 

After releasing on Friday, May 20th, 2022, the third volume of Love, Death & Robots has garnered a viewership of 14 million households. With shorts from various acclaimed filmmakers, including David Fincher and Alberto Mieglo, the third season is visually stunning and memorable and perhaps the best-ever season in the show. Read our review here

Ahead of the release of the first volume of its fourth season on May 27th, 2022, Stranger Things has catapulted into the Netflix chats where viewers are binging on the three seasons to reminisce the past events. Created by the Duffer brothers, the show stars Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Noah Schnapp, Joe Keery, Sadie Sink and others in major roles and is a brilliant ode to the nostalgic eighties. A cosmic infusion of the sci-fi genre, horror and metaphysical elements, it is a widespread phenomenon on Netflix and the fourth season will surely occupy the top spot upon its release this Friday. 

Here is the complete list of the ten most popular series on Netflix this week in May 2022:

Netflix’s most popular series this week: 

  1. The Lincoln Lawyer (Season 1)
  2. Ozark (Season 4)
  3. The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib (Season 1)
  4. The Circle (Season 4) 
  5. Bling Empire (Season 2) 
  6. Love, Death & Robots (Season 3) 
  7. Bridgerton (Season 2)
  8. Workin’ Moms (Season 6) 
  9. Savage Beauty (Season 1) 
  10. Stranger Things (all three seasons)