What to Watch in May 2024: Maxton Hall, Bridgerton & More

What to watch in may 2024

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A Regency-era romance, BookTok’s newest craze and a biographical film, this is what you can expect to watch in May 2024. Whether you’re looking for steamy tension or an adrenaline rush adventure, this month’s entertainment will surely keep you occupied and your watchlist long.

What to Watch in May 2024: Maxton Hall, Bridgerton & More

The Idea of You

A billionaire rockstar, chance encounter and forbidden love — what more could you ask for? Generating a ton of buzz, the new romantic comedy, The Idea of You, has been blazing like wildfire, so it’s no surprise is one of our contenders for “What to Watch” this month. In short, the film is about Soléne, a 39-year-old single mom who begins an unexpected, steamy romance with a hunky, 24-year-old boy band singer. 

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Release Date: 2 May

Star Wars: Tales of the Empire

Dotted with adventures, vengeance and hope, this six-part animated anthology series in connection with the Star Wars storyline will have you gripping the edge of your seat. Fans of the epic saga will enjoy yet again navigating the expanding world of the Galactic Empire. This series will follow a vengeful young woman and a former Jedi navigating the ruthless Galactic Empire during different eras. 

Release Date: 4 May

Maxton Hall

With off-the-charts tension and chemistry, this enemies-to-lovers teen romance is burning bright and wild this month. Based on one of the BookTok community’s favourite German series, Maxton Hall — this series follows arrogant millionaire heir, James Beaufort who unexpectedly gets into a sexy, angst-inducing quarrel with the quiet, pretty scholarship student. This series is all over TikTok, so I’d say you better get on the bandwagon asap. 

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Release Date: 9 May

Bridgerton Season 3

Our all-time favourite Regency-era British romance is back on screen this month. Following yet another sibling of the Bridgerton family, season 3 is expected to be filled with steamy scenes, a ton of will-they-won’t-they moments and deep love. This season, we’ll get to see Penelope Featherington move on or will she — but, she has finally given up on her long-held crush on Colin Bridgerton after hearing his disparaging words about her last season.

Release Date: 16 May

Back to Black

Made to honour singer Amy Winehouse, Back to Black sees the singer’s tumultuous relationship with Blake Fielder-Civil inspire her to write and record the groundbreaking album “Back to Black.”

Release Date: 17 May

A lover of steamy romance books and all things green, Syameen Salehaldin is the Senior Content Producer for Harper's BAZAAR Malaysia. She spends most of her time immersed in books, and food and doing anything that makes her happy. Expect to see her diving into lifestyle, fashion and beauty trends on this platform.