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14 Exhilarating TV shows and films to stream in April 2024

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By Marissa Chin

14 Exhilarating TV shows and films to stream in April 2024

This April, expect an exciting lineup of new small-screen offerings guaranteed to keep you entertained all month long. From high-octane action thrillers and true crime dramas to sci-fi adventures, these are 14 exhilarating new films and TV shows coming to streaming platforms in April 2024. 


Parasyte: The Grey 

When and where: 5 April 2024 on Netflix

Starring: Koo Kyo-hwan, Lee Jung-hyun, Kwon Hae-hyo, Kim In-kwon

Watch if: You enjoy the body-snatcher genre 

What happens when parasitic life forms infiltrate South Korea and you can no longer tell the difference between humans and aliens? Such is the premise of Parasyte: The Grey, inspired by Hitoshi Iwaaki’s legendary manga of the same name. The series follows Su-in, a young woman who must come to terms with her newfound co-existence with a parasite, and the efforts of Team Grey, a group dedicated to fighting the mysterious life forms that live off humans.

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When and where: 5 April 2024 on AppleTV+

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kirby, Amy Ryan, James Cromwell, Anna Gunn, Dennis Boutsikaris, Nate Corddry, Sydney Chandler, Alex Hernandez

Watch if: You can never say no to a good private detective story

John Sugar is joining the ranks of famous private detectives such as Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot and Jessica Jones. In the series, the American private investigator is on the heels of the mysterious disappearance of Olivia Siegel, the beloved granddaughter of legendary Hollywood producer Jonathan Siegel. As Sugar attempts to unravel the story behind Olivia’s whereabouts, he will unearth shocking secrets from the Siegel family; some very recent, others long-buried.

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The Shadow of a Predator 

When and where: 5 April 2024 on Astro Channel 532 and Unifi TV Channel 601 at 10:30am 

Watch if: You’re searching for a true crime documentary 

Known as the Godfather of J-pop, Kitagawa’s long history of sexual abuse shocked the entire nation when the BBC revealed that he spent a lifetime abusing the young boys in his talent agency. Almost 1000 men have come forward as survivors of Kitagawa’s abuse. After exposing the heinous crimes of Japanese pop mogul Johnny Kitagawa to the rest of the world, journalist Mobeen Azhar returns with another compelling documentary that will investigate the aftermath of a predator.


The Fable

When and where: 7 April 2024 on Disney+ Hotstar

Starring: Kazuyuki Okitsu, Miyuki Sawashiro, Kana Hanazawa, Akio Otsuka, Kenjiro Tsuda, Tetsuo Komura, Jun Fukushima

Watch if: You’re looking for another binge-worthy anime

Adapted from the best-selling manga of the same name by Katsuhisa Minami, The Fable follows a legendary hitman only known as “Fable” who trained his whole life to become the world’s best assassin. After ending his year with more confirmed kills than ever before, Fable finds himself at a loss when the head of his crime family orders him to lay low and not kill anyone for an entire year. While living in Osaka at a yakuza hideout, Fable must learn to control his temperament and lead an ordinary life to survive. 

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Blood Free

When and where: 10 April 2024 on Disney+ Hotstar 

Starring: Ju Jihoon, Han Hyojoo

Watch if: You want to watch a K-drama with a new and unique setting

It’s not every day you get a series exploring the lab-grown meat industry. In Blood Free, CEO Yoon Jayoo has made millions from her product BF, which now dominates the genetically engineered cultured meat market. Woo Chaewoon is a former elite soldier who has dedicated his life to finding the perpetrator behind a ghastly attack that left his colleagues dead and the President of Korea disabled. When he is hired to become Jayoo’s personal bodyguard as her life becomes increasingly endangered, he discovers that the two’s lives are more intertwined than he could imagine and must uncover the truth before it’s too late.

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What Jennifer Did

When and where: 10 April 2024 on Netflix 

Watch if: This true crime case shocked you

In this chilling docu-series, Jenny Popplewel revisits the harrowing night that changed the Pan family forever. Investigating a violent crime that shook a quiet Canadian town, mysterious intruders broke into the home of Vietnamese immigrants, terrorised the family, and left a traumatised daughter as the only witness.

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When and where: 11 April 2024 on Prime Video

Starring: Ella Purnell, Aaron Moten, Walton Goggins, Kyle MacLachlan

Watch if: Guns. Robots. Fights. What’s not to love? 

Based on one of the greatest video game series of all time, Fallout is the story of haves and have-nots in a world where almost nothing is left to save. In the post-apocalyptic series, the gentle denizens of luxury fallout shelters are forced to return to the irradiated wasteland their ancestors left behind—and are shocked to discover an incredibly complex, gleefully weird and highly violent universe waiting for them. 

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When and where: 12 April 2024 on AppleTV+

Starring: Michael Douglas, Noah Jupe, Thibault de Montalembert, Daniel Mays, Ludivine Sadnier, Eddie Marsan, Assaad Bouab, Jeanne Balibar, Theodore Pellerin

Watch if: You’re a history buff

Michael Douglas is Benjamin Franklin in this eight-part limited series. Based on Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff’s book, A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France and the Birth of America, the drama will explore the thrilling story of the greatest gamble of his career. In December 1776, Franklin is world famous for his electrical experiments, but his passion and power are tested when he embarks on a secret mission to France as America’s independence hangs in the balance. Tune in for what historians and diplomats regard as the greatest single tour of duty by an ambassador in American history that won them their revolution.

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The Sympathiser 

When and where: 15 April 2024 on Astro Channel 411, Unifi TV Channel 401 and HBO GO

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Sandra Oh, Ho Zuande, Fred Nguyen Khan, Toan Le Phanxine, Vy Le, Ky Duyen, Kieu Chinh, Duy Nguyen, Alan Trong

Watch if: You gravitate towards historical fiction

Set in the final days of the Vietnam War, The Sympathiser is a seven-episode espionage thriller and cross-culture satire that details the struggles of a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist spy. As he settles into his new life as a refugee in Los Angeles, he learns that his spying days are far from over.


The Grimm Variations 

When and where: 17 April 2024 on Netflix

Starring: Misato Fukuen, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Kenji Nojima

Watch if: You always preferred the darker versions of fairy tales

Did you know that classic fairy tales such as Cinderella, Little Mermaid and Sleeping Beauty had much darker endings? Once upon a time, brothers Jacob and Wilhelm collected fairy tales from across the land and made them into a book. Little did many people know, they also had a younger sister, Charlotte. In this upcoming animated anthology series, The Grimm Variations will feature six fairy tales with a dark twist told from Charlotte’s unique perspective, exposing the shadowy and twisted side of human desire. 

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Chief Detectives 1958

When and where: 19 April 2024 on Disney+ Hotstar

Starring: Lee Jehoon, Yoon Hyunsoo, Choi Woosung, Lee Donghwi 

Watch if: You love buddy cop dramas

Set 10 years before the widely loved ‘70s and ‘80s Korean dama Chief Inspector, Chief Detective 1958 builds on the original series’ heritage to deliver punchy new plotlines with Detectives Park Yeonghan and Kim Sangsun. In this retro crime drama, a pessimistic detective and his team’s passions are suddenly reawakened as they work to catch a dangerous killer.

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Rebel Moon—Part 2: The Scargiver

When and where: 19 April 2024 on Netflix 

Starring: Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ed Skrein

Watch if: The first part got you excited for more

In Part 2 of Zack Snyder’s original galactic epic, the rebels gear up for battle against the ruthless forces of the Motherworld to save a quiet and modest farm village from being colonised. Watch as unbreakable bonds are forged, heroes emerge and legends are made in The Scargiver

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Dead Boy Detectives

When and where: 25 April 2024 on Netflix 

Starring: George Rexstrew, Jayden Revri, Kassius Nelson, Joshua Colley

Watch if: You love anything from Neil Gailman

Fan of The Sandman universe? You’re in luck! In this upcoming supernatural series based on Gailman’s beloved comic series, two supernatural teenagers and best friends who find each other in death work to solve the mortal realm’s most mystifying paranormal cases with the help of a clairvoyant. 

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The Veil 

When and where: 30 April 2024 on Disney+ Hotstar

Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Yumna Marwan, Dali Benssalah, Josh Charles

Watch if: You want to get stuck in with a good mystery

In this suspenseful and compelling narrative, two women embark on a perilous journey from Istanbul and Paris to London. As they engage in a high-stakes game of truth and deception, one woman harbours a dangerous secret whilst the other is determined to expose it before countless lives are endangered. Tune in for a breathtaking and tense battle of wits in this action thriller to find out who will be victorious.

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