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New TV Shows And Movies We’re Excited To Stream In May 2024

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

May comes bearing the release of some of the most anticipated releases on our favourite OTT platforms and we can’t wait to grab our favourite snacks and curl up on our couch to binge-watch these TV shows and movies this month.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic period drama Heeramandi, starring some of the most beautiful actresses in Bollywood and some of the most stunning costumes we’ve seen in recent times, is coming to Netflix right at the beginning of the month.

Speaking of period dramas with great costumes, Bridgerton is returning with a new season. The much-awaited story of Penelope and Colin will finally be available to be streamed, or at least part of it. The first part of the season releases this month, with the next one slated to stream in June.

Along with these new OTT releases, many critically acclaimed theatrical releases are making their way to the small screen, from Manjummel Boys to Madgaon Express.

New OTT Releases In May 2024

Take a look at some of the new TV shows and movies we’re excited to stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and more in May 2024…

Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar on Netflix

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s eagerly-anticipated foray into TV series is set in the 1940s and follows the lives of courtesans in pre-partition Lahore. The show stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Richa Chadha and Sanjeeda Shaikh, among others. The stunning costumes by Rimple and Harpreet Narula and the grand OST of the show are already creating waves.

Release Date: 1 May 2024

The Idea Of You on Amazon Prime Video

Anne Hathaway and Nicholas Galitzine are bringing alive the amalgamation of all our favourite Wattpad stories from back then with this much-awaited rom-com. Based on Robine Lee’s eponymous novel, the movie follows the love story between a 40-year-old single mother and the 24-year-old lead singer of a popular boy band.

Release Date: 2 May 2024

The Tattooist Of Auschwitz on JioCinema

Based on the book of the same name by Heather Morris, the show follows the harrowing accounts of Jewish Holocaust survivor Lali Sokolov as he recounts his time in the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp where he had the job of tattooing numbers onto prisoner’s arms.

Release Date: 2 May 2024

Thank You, Next on Netflix

We love a good romantic Turkish TV show and there’s an exciting one coming to Netflix this month. In Thank You, Next (yes, the title has been inspired by that Ariana Grande song), a young lawyer navigates modern dating after a painful breakup.

Release Date: 9 May 2024

The Midnight Romance in Hagwon on Viki

This upcoming romantic K-drama stars Wi Ha-joon and Jung Ryeo-won. It follows the real-life romance between a veteran cram school teacher and her former student who returns after a decade to be the new lecturer at the same Hagwon.

Release Date: 11 May 2024

Bridgerton Season 3: Part 1 on Netflix

Dearest readers of the ton, it’s time to witness the love story of Penelope Featherington, AKA Lady Whistledown, AKA the best character on the show, and Colin Bridgerton. The first part of the third season will drop this month, introducing us to the steamy beginnings of the romance between the two friends.

Release Date: 16 May 2024

My Oni Girl on Netflix

If you’re a fan of anime and Studio Ghibli movies, this one needs to be on your watchlist this month. The story follows a shy teenager who gets swept up in an adventure after meeting an oni girl, a fantastical Japanese creature from folklore. The two go on a mystical journey amid summer snow to find her missing mom.

Release Date: 24 May 2024