Thrillers And Prequels: Here Are 7 New Shows & Films On OTT To Watch This Month

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It’s too hot to venture outside and at this point, we simply want to grow roots in front of our AC and lie supine while we sip on iced drinks and eat popcorn. And because the most uphill task here is finding something to watch, we are here to help. Simply scroll through our list that features a slew of exciting new shows and films streaming on OTT platforms this month. From the much-anticipated prequel of Bridgerton, to JLo’s gripping action thriller, here are 7 new releases to add to your binge-watch roster in the first of May.

1. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story 

With its steamy, slow burn romance, and a nod to inclusive casting, the regency-era period drama Bridgerton made quite the waves with its first two seasons. While the Daphne-Simon and Kate-Anthony dynamic grabbed massive attention, viewers also loved the bold, unabashed yet soft nature of Queen Charlotte. And that’s probably why the show runners have decided to launch a prequel, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. The official synopsis reads, “Young Queen Charlotte’s marriage to King George of England sparks an epic love story and transforms high society in this Bridgerton universe prequel.” TBH, we’re quite excited to see the romance between Charlotte and George unfold. 

Streaming on Netflix on May 4

2. The Mother 

Get ready to watch Jennifer Lopez in an all new action film. The star plays the role of a deadly female assassin who’s been on the run but comes out of hiding to protect the daughter–that she gave up years before–from dangerous assailants. 

Streaming on Netflix on May 12

3. Queer Eye: Season 7

Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski and Tan France are back! And they’re bringing their expertise to New Orleans in an all new season of Queer Eye. If you’re low on self confidence, trust The Fab Five to uplift your spirit and make your day! Join them as they add some positivity in people’s (and  your) lives via beautiful before-and-afters.

Streaming on Netflix on May 12

4. Ed Sheeran: The Sum Of It All 

Watch the singer and songwriter go from a boy who stutters to a chart-topping artist in his upcoming documentary. Divided into 4 parts named Love, Loss, Balance and Life, Ed Sheeran: The Sum Of It All portrays the musician’s footage from his personal archives, unseen interviews, personal performances, his most recent album Subtract inspired by the passing of Sheeran’s close friend Jamal Edwards in 2022, and more. 

Streaming on May 3 on Disney+ Hotstar 

5. Dahaad 

Sonakshi Sinha is all set to lead an action thriller series. Dahaad revolves around a police officer Anjali Bhaati (Sinha) investigating a string of mysterious deaths of women in public bathrooms. At first, it looks like suicides. However, she realises there’s a killer on the loose. What ensues is a cat and mouse chase where Bhaati is determined to track down the killer before another woman is found murdered.  

Streaming on May 12 on Prime Video 

6. Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo 

Indian sitcoms have often put ‘saas-bahu’ dramas into one bucket, where the ruthless mother-in-law always finds fault with an innocent daughter-in-law. Adding a new spin to this common stereotype, Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo shows an unapologetically hardcore mother-in-law with strong and tenacious younger women, while focussing on the power dynamics between them. The series feature Dimple Kapadia, Radhika Madan, Isha Talwar and Angira Dhar. 

Streaming on May 5 on Disney+ Hotstar 

7. Air

Directed by Ben Affleck, Air tells the story of the “the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division, which revolutionised the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand.” Matt Damon plays maverick Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro and Affleck plays Nike co-founder Phil Knight, with Jason Bateman as Rob Strasser, Chris Messina as David Falk, Matthew Maher as Peter Moore, Marlon Wayans as George Raveling, Chris Tucker as Howard White, Viola Davis as Deloris Jordan, and Gustaf Skarsgård as Horst Dassler, among others.

Streaming on May 12 on Prime Video 

Missed some of the new shows and films that released on OTT platforms last month? Find the April binge-watch list here.

- Lifestyle Editor


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