New Shows & Films To Binge-Watch On OTT Platforms This May

From the most-anticipated series like ‘Heeramandi’ and ‘Bridgerton Season 3’ to romantic films like ‘The Idea of You’ and ‘Maxton Hall’, this month has exciting new releases to keep you entertained.

Here are all the new shows and films to watch on OTT platforms this May.

Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar

Sanjay Leela Bhansali steps into the OTT space with the much-anticipated series Heeramandi, starring Richa Chadha, Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjeeda Shaikh, Sharmin Segal and Aditi Rao Hydari. The filmmaker brings his signature grandeur through the themes of love and betrayal in the lives of courtesans in the pre-Independence era.

Streaming on Netflix on May 1.

The Idea Of You

Romantic dramas featuring couples with big age gaps are not uncommon but watching Anne Hathaway take on the role of a 40-year-old mum who falls in love with a 24-year-old boyband singer ( played by Nicholas Galitzine) is definitely on my radar. The Idea of You goes beyond romance to explore societal issues, judgement and ageism as larger themes.

Streaming on Prime Video on May 2.

Bridgerton Season 3

The first part of the third season is all set to give Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton’s love story the limelight, something that has been in the making for years. However, after Colin shows no interest in courting her, Penelope sets off on a mission to find a husband who will grant her independence in Season 3. Colin returns with swagger after his travels hoping to rekindle his friendship with Penelope. Feelings develop, but not without dramatic twists and turns. There’s also another crisis Penelope faces – hiding her identity as Lady Whistledown, especially now that her best friend Eloise learns about it.

Streaming on Netflix on May 16.

Maxton Hall – The World Between Us

There’s something about love-hate high school romantic dramas. They’re cliche but everyone is lured into it. And this German web series is going to do the same. Based on Mona Kasten’s 2018 bestseller Save Me from Maxton Hall book series, Maxton Hall – The World Between Us unfolds the electrifying chemistry between quick-witted scholarship student Ruby Bell and arrogant millionaire heir James Beaufor. When Ruby unwillingly witnesses an explosive secret of James at the private school Maxtan Hall, he is determined to silence her at all costs. One thing leads to another and the next thing we see is a spark igniting between the two.

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Streaming on Prime Video on May 9.


Jennifer Lopez is set to enthral viewers in a new sci-fi adventure film. Atlas revolves around a government analyst (the titular character played by JLo), who wants nothing to do with AI. But when she sets off on a mission in space to fight her oldest foe – the robot warrior who upended her life, technology is her only ally to help her defeat her enemy.

Streaming on Netflix on May 24.


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