What to watch on Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO GO, Netflix, and Prime Video this April 2024

Parasyte: The Grey
Parasyte: The Grey

There are a lot of new titles coming to our streaming services this month. Because there are so many options, it’s easy to miss some good stuff. Here are some of April’s most buzzed-about shows and movies. Cue the popcorn!


New on Apple TV+:

Loot, Season 2

Molly Novak (Maya Rudolph) returns in the second season to face new triumphs and challenges. The first season saw her recovering from her very public divorce from tech billionaire John Novak (Adam Scott) by focusing on her charitable foundation with her billion-dollar settlement. This time, we see a possible romantic interest played by Benjamin Bratt. Premieres Apr 3.


Sugar

Colin Farrell stars as an enigmatic private detective John Sugar who investigates the disappearance of Olivia Siegel (Sydney Chandler), Hollywood producer Jonathan Siegel’s (James Cromwell) beloved granddaughter. He struggles with personal demons while trying to determine what happened to Olivia. Along the way, he unearths Siegel family secrets, old and new. Premieres Apr 5.


New on Disney+:
Wish

Featuring Ariana Debose, Chris Pine, Alan Tudyk, Angelique Cabral, and other talents, Wish takes you to Rosas, a magical kingdom where Aisha makes a wish that is answered by a cosmic force, a little ball of boundless energy called Star. To save her community, Aisha and Star face a formidable foe, King Magnifico of Rosas, who can only be defeated when the will of a courageous human is combined with the magic of the stars. Premieres Apr 3.

The Greatest Hits

Music often brings back memories. For Harriet (Lucy Boynton), listening to certain songs literally allows her to time travel. She is able to relive moments with boyfriend Max who died in a car accident, but her journey conflicts with the present and a potential new love interest. As she flits between different times, she wonders if changing the past is something worth doing.  Premieres Apr 12.


New on HBO GO
The Sympathizer

The Sympathizer is an espionage thriller and cross-culture satire about the struggles of a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist spy during the final days of the Vietnam War and his resulting exile in the United States. Robert Downey Jr., fresh from his Oscar win for Oppenheimer, plays multiple roles in this HBO miniseries based on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Premieres Apr 15.


Asteroid City

Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jason Schwartzman, Bryan Cranston, Steve Carrell, Jeffrey Wright, Jeff Goldblum, Ed Norton, and many more A-Listers star in the retro-futuristic comedy-drama-romance movie. It tells the story of an American desert town in 1955 hosting a Junior Stargazer convention that is dramatically disrupted by the events of the 20th century. Premieres Apr 27.


New on Netflix:
Ripley

Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 crime novel The Talented Mr Ripley was previously adapted into the Oscar-nominated 1999 film of the same name starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gwyneth Paltrow.  It is now a black and white TV series starring Andrew Scott as the title characte who is hired by a wealthy man to travel to Italy and convince his wayward son Dickie (Johnny Flynn) to return home. Deceit, fraud and murder follow. Premieres Apr 4.

Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver

Zack Snyder’s sci-fi fantasy tour de force returns in its second outing. Kora (Sofia Boutella) and fellow rebels have to fight and defend their newfound home Veldt against the Motherword while trying to free themselves from their own tragic pasts. It doesn’t help that an enemy that they thought they had defeated, Admiral Atticus Noble (Ed Skrein), returns with a vengeance. Premieres Apr 19.

 

Parasyte: The Grey

Not to be confused with dark comedy thriller Parasite, this South Korean sci-fi horror series is adapted from the classic Japanese manga. Jeon So-nee stars as a supermarket cashier who finds her body taken over by an alien “parasyte”. As more unidentified aliens violently take over human hosts and gain power, humanity must rise to combat the growing threat.

 

New on Prime Video:
Fallout

Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonathon Nolan bring the popular video games series Fallout to the small screen. Like the game, it is post-apocalyptic and retro-futuristic with mutated monsters, violence and dark humour. According to the producers, fans should expect the unexpected as the series will feature new storylines. Premieres Apr 11.

Them: The Scare 

The first season of the horror anthology show followed a Black family moving into an all-white neighbourhood in Los Angeles during the early 1950s. This second season comprises eight episodes and revolves around a chilling murder investigation in 1991 LA. It centres on LAPD Homicide Detective Dawn Reeve (Deborah Ayorinde), who is assigned to solve a gruesome murder. The closer she gets to the truth, something more ominous and malevolent grips her family. The loaded cast also includes Pam Grier, Luke James, Joshua J. Williams, Charles Brice, and Iman Shumpert. Premieres Apr 25.