10 upcoming web series to watch out for in May 2021

With OTT platforms gaining immense popularity, announcing fresh content every day, the coming month of May will stream an ensemble of web series with diverse genres. This month will follow a combination of new and exclusive shows along with renewed seasons of previously loved web series.

Here is a list of 10 upcoming web series to binge-watch in May 2021:

Star Wars: The Bad Batch

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar

Cast: Dee Bradley Baker, Ming-Na Wen, Stephen Stanton, Andrew Kishino

An American animated web series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, is a sequel to Star Wars: The Clone Wars. A unique squad of clones with genetic mutations will take on their mission in the aftermath of the clone wars. The animated series will launch new episodes on the platform every Friday.

Release Date: May 4

Lava Ka Dhaava

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Jaaved Jaaferi, Rutledge Wood

Lava Ka Dhaava is a Hindi dubbed adaptation of ‘The Floor is Lava’. It is a game show based on teams competing to complete an obstacle course in a room filled with a lava like liquid. The reality show will also feature Jaaved Jaaferi’s humorous commentary.

Release Date: May 5


Available on: MX Player

Cast: Tisca Chopra, Anup Soni, Vikram Singh Chauhan, Dalip Tahil, Vivan Bhatena

Directed by Kunal Kohli, Ramyug is web series that will retell the story of Ramayan in a new style using VFX and visually appealing scenes. The mythological drama series will showcase sections of the stories like Sita’s swayamwar, vanvas, Sita’s abduction by Ravan, creation of Ram Setu and the ultimate battle followed by the Ram-Raj.

Release Date: May 6

Jupiter’s Legacy

Available on: Netflix


Cast: Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Elena Kampouris

Based on the comic book by Mark Miller and Frank Quitely, Jupiter’s Legacy is a superhero original series. The show revolves around the world’s first superheroes established in 1930 and their children who struggle to match their parents and carry their legacy.

Release Date: May 7

Castlevania season 4

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Richard Armitage, James Callis, Alejandra Reynoso

Castlevania returns with its fourth and final season of the animated web series. Based on the Japanese video game series, the show’s season four follows the story of monster hunter Trevor Belmont with Sypha Belnades, who battle with the Dracula conspiring against humanity.

Release Date: May 13

The Underground Railroad

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Cast: Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon, Aaron Pierre, Joel Edgerton

Based on the novel written by Colsen Whitehead, The Underground Railroad is a historical drama series. It revolves around the story of an enslaved African-American who wishes to escape captivity. She chances upon a network of underground railroads built that could help her put her plans into action.

Release Date: May 14

Alma Matters: Inside The IIT Dream

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Biswa Kalyan Rath

Alma Matters: Inside The IIT Dream is a three-part documentary series that foretells the journey of becoming an IITian. The web series chronicles the students’ hard work and hustle to fulfil their common dream. The documentary follows their experience of surviving the toughest exam, relishing campus life, and facing mental challenges.

Release Date: May 14

Haunted season 3

Available on: Netflix

A pseudo-documentary anthology, Haunted is a paranormal web series based on alleged factual horror stories narrated by individuals who’ve experienced them. Season three will follow a similar concept as previous seasons, where a new set of people come together to share their spooky experiences from the past.

Release Date: May 14

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 2

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar

Cast:  Joshua Bassett, Sofia Wylie, Kate Reinders, Olivia Rodrigo

A musical drama web series, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is coming back with season two. It is a mockumentary inspired by the original film series that follows the theatre students at East High School participating in the high school competition, putting on a performance for The Beauty and The Beast.

Release Date: May 14

Who Killed Sara season 2

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Manolo Cardona, Ginés García Millán, Claudia Ramírez, Eugenio Siller, Matías Novoa, Daniel Giménez Cacho

A Mexican murder thriller, Who Killed Sara, will acknowledge the unanswered question left hanging in season one. The suspicions around Sara’s death will continue to emerge as her brother Alex unearths the secrets about her past and takes revenge this time around.

Release Date: May 19

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