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Must-Watch OTT Releases This Week: Titans, Time Rifts, and Regency Romance

By Vidhi

Updated - May 17, 20246 min read

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This week brings a treasure trove of new movies and TV shows across various streaming platforms, promising something for every kind of viewer. From epic battles between ancient titans to the refined elegance of Regency-era London, here are eight standout releases to add to your watchlist.


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Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (May 13)

Kicking off the week with a roar is Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. The latest installment in the MonsterVerse sees the iconic titans, Godzilla and Kong, set aside their rivalry to face a new threat. The sinister Skar King emerges with a plan to conquer the world, rallying forces that threaten global devastation. United by a common enemy, Godzilla and Kong, supported by Mothra and an alliance of humans and other titans, must dismantle Skar King’s malevolent strategy. This movie promises breathtaking action sequences and a narrative that delves deeper into the lore of these legendary monsters.

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Available to buy and rent on BookMyShow Stream.


Blood of Zeus Season 2 (May 15)

Returning to Netflix, Blood of Zeus continues to weave its mythological magic. Season two picks up in the wake of Zeus’s death, plunging Mount Olympus into chaos. Heron, the demigod son of Zeus, finds himself in the thick of this turmoil, facing a prophesied destiny that tests his loyalties. Meanwhile, Hades plots to escape the Underworld and claim the throne, manipulating the tortured spirit of Seraphim to further his schemes. Expect epic battles and divine intrigue as the celestial power struggle threatens the fabric of the universe.

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Streaming on Netflix.



Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1 (May 16)

Fans of Regency romance, rejoice! Bridgerton returns for its third season, this time spotlighting the evolving relationship between Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington. Colin’s return to London society is marked by a newfound confidence, but he quickly realizes that winning back Penelope’s trust won’t be easy. As they navigate the social season together, their deepening friendship hints at romantic possibilities. Simultaneously, Penelope wrestles with maintaining her secret identity as Lady Whistledown. This season, based on Julia Quinn’s Romancing Mister Bridgerton, promises all the opulence and drama fans have come to love.


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Streaming on Netflix.


Madame Web (May 16)

Dakota Johnson stars in Madame Web, the latest addition to Sony’s Spider-Man universe. Johnson plays Cassandra “Cassie” Webb, a woman who discovers her psychic abilities following a near-fatal experience. Cassie’s journey to master her precognitive powers pits her against Ezekiel Sims, a formidable adversary with similar abilities. As she learns to wield her powers, Cassie becomes a protector for three teenage girls destined to become Spider-Women, shielding them from Sims’s threats. This film introduces a new layer to the Spider-Man lore with its focus on psychic phenomena and destiny.

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Streaming on Netflix.



Outer Range Season 2 (May 16)

Outer Range returns with its second season, delving deeper into the mysterious void on the Abbott family’s Wyoming ranch. Royal Abbott, portrayed by Josh Brolin, grapples with the implications of this time rift, which challenges his understanding of reality and the flow of time. The narrative explores Royal’s relationships and the profound impact of the void, with his partner Autumn (Imogen Poots) suggested to be a time traveler. Expect a blend of sci-fi and western elements as the series tackles themes of time travel and existential dilemmas.

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Streaming on Prime Video.


Baahubali: Crown of Blood (May 17)

Expanding the Baahubali universe, Crown of Blood is an animated series that serves as a prequel to the blockbuster films. The series chronicles the early exploits of Amarendra Baahubali and Bhallaladeva as they defend their kingdom of Mahishmati from the ruthless warlord Raktadeva. This narrative promises to reveal pivotal moments that define their legendary statuses, focusing on themes of loyalty, betrayal, and power struggles. Fans of the franchise will appreciate the deeper exploration of these iconic characters.


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Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.




The 8 Show (May 17)

A dark comedy thriller from South Korea, The 8 Show takes viewers on a gripping journey as eight individuals find themselves in a high-stakes contest within an eight-story building. Identified only by numbers, these contestants undergo rigorous trials that test their physical and psychological limits, earning money as time progresses. The series explores themes of desperation, collaboration, and competition, offering a unique narrative that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.

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Streaming on Netflix.


The Big Cigar (May 17)


Rounding out the week is The Big Cigar, an enthralling limited series based on real events. The story follows Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, as he devises an elaborate scheme with Hollywood producer Bert Schneider to evade the FBI and flee to Cuba. Newton, portrayed by André Holland, navigates the high-stakes adventure with a blend of tension and drama, blending historical elements with the suspense of a fictional movie production. This series promises a captivating look at a daring escape plan that blurs the lines between reality and cinematic artifice.

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Streaming on Netflix.


This week’s releases offer a rich variety of genres and narratives, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Whether you're in the mood for epic monster battles, mythological intrigue, Regency romance, or intense thrillers, these new releases across Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, and Prime Video are sure to keep you entertained. Happy binge-watching!


FAQs on This Week's OTT Releases


Q1. What are the major releases on OTT platforms this week?

 Ans:This week's major releases include Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, Blood of Zeus Season 2, Bridgerton Season 3, and Madame Web. Additional notable releases are Outer Range Season 2, Baahubali: Crown of Blood, The 8 Show, and The Big Cigar.


2. Where can I watch *Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire?

Ans: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is available to buy and rent on BookMyShow Stream.


Q3. What is *Bridgerton Season 3 about?

Ans: Bridgerton Season 3 focuses on Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington as Colin returns to London with renewed confidence, aiming to win back Penelope's trust. The season explores their deepening relationship and the challenges of maintaining Penelope's secret identity as Lady Whistledown.


Q4. Which platforms are streaming the new releases?

Ans: The new releases are available on various platforms: Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Prime Video, and BookMyShow Stream.