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The best new films and TV series to stream in April 2024

03 Apr 2024 | |By Kari Colmans

Spring sunshine or April showers, there’s a great box set for every eventuality this month

The evening sunshine may be tempting you to the pub after work, but just think of those leftover Easter eggs at home, desperate to be finished before summer body prep begins. Lean into the evening chill this month with a whole host of brilliant new films and TV series to stream in April 2024.

Whether you like nail-biting, real-life murder cases (Under the Bridge), polished Hollywood movie spin-offs (Ripley), or post-apocalyptic game adaptions (Fallout), there really is something for everyone. Add to that some very silly, very British comedy with Hold the Front Page, plus two gripping new dramas: Kate Winslet’s much-delayed but still much-anticipated The Regime, as well as Gillian Anderson partaking in some royal grilling in Scoop. If that’s not for you, then Sky has an array of Oscar-nominated movie premieres that may be just the ticket…

Vanderpump Villa, Disney+

An OG member of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast, and fairy/employment godmother to her Vanderpump Rules minions, this latest reality spin-off, Vanderpump Villa, sees a switch-up of streaming services, but the same old Lisa Vanderpump (thank goodness). Don’t miss Vanderpump’s brand spanking new cast of hand-selected ‘staff’, plus a load of gossip, backstabbing, romance, and intrigue as they work(ish), live, and play in the sunshine at exclusive French estate Chateau Rosabelle. As always, it’s guaranteed TV gold, dahhlings.

Out: 1 April 2024

Ripley, Netflix

Following on from Nineties Hollywood classic The Talented Mr Ripley, and based on the 1955 book of the same name, this new limited TV series will see con artist Tom drawn into a world of wealth and privilege. Starring Andrew Scott, Dakota Fanning, and Johnny Flynn, the gripping story will consist of eight episodes, all to be released at once. Shot in stunning black and white, the story follows Scott’s scammer scraping by in early 1960s New York, where he’s hired to travel to Italy in order to retrieve the heir of a rich businessman. Getting a taste for the good life himself, he finds himself entangled in a web of lies. It all goes south from there.

Out: 4 April 2024

Scoop, Netflix

Based on Scoops: Behind the Scenes of the BBC’s Most Shocking Interviews by Sam McAlister, this fictional drama series explores how the women of Newsnight secured Prince Andrew's infamous 2019 interview about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Starring Gillian Anderson as Emily Maitlis and Billie Piper as Sam McAlister, Rufus Sewell fills the prince’s shoes. Inspired by real-life events, the series brings viewers a tense exploration of power and accountability.

Out: 5 April 2024

The Regime, Sky Atlantic/Now TV

Originally set to stream in March, this powerful series featuring a standout performance from Kate Winslet is now set to rule April. The national treasure, who has had our hearts since the Titanic days, reigns supreme in this much anticipated limited TV series as the authoritarian Chancellor of an unnamed European nation that is crumbling behind palace walls. Also starring Hugh Grant as leader of the opposition, whose imprisonment triggers large-scale public protest, as well as Andrea Riseborough as the Chancellor’s right-hand woman, the political satire sees the leader become increasingly paranoid and unstable, causing her to turn to Matthias Schoenaerts’ volatile soldier as an unlikely confidant.

Out: 8 April 2024

Fallout, Prime Video

One of the most popular video game series of all time, Fallout is getting the big boy treatment with a majorly spendy TV adaptation. Created by Jonathan Nolan, all eight episodes will be dropping at once, with game references such as the iconic jumpsuits giving every indication that the show will stick very closely to the original source material. Set hundreds of years after a nuclear Armageddon has wiped out humanity, viewers will be taken on a trip to Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic alternate reality. With small communities of humans living below ground in bunkers, Lucy (played by Ella Purnell) pops up for a breath of fresh air, only to discover mayhem on the surface.

Out: 11 April 2024

Oppenheimer, Sky Cinema

One of the most talked about films of last year, Cillian Murphy’s Oscar-winning performance as J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb, in Nolan's biopic will come to small screen courtesy of Sky this month. The award-winning movie studies the life of the theoretical physicist, his involvement in the building of the atomic bomb, and it’s devastating and damaging repercussions. The incredible film won Murphy, Nolan, and Robert Downey Jr. golden statues for good reason, while the movie itself was also awarded Best Film.

Out: 12 April 2024

Under the Bridge, Disney+

Set to recount one of the most shocking Canadian crimes of the late Nineties, this series is an adaptation of Rebecca Godfrey's true crime book of the same name, detailing the horrific murder of a 14-year-old girl. Daisy Jones & The Six star Riley Keough leads as Godfrey, with the series following her as she investigates the horrific case, while Lily Gladstone and Archie Panjabi also star. The show unearths the events surrounding the disappearance, and digs deep into the stories of the unlikely culprits.

Out: 17 April 2024

Hold the Front Page, Sky Max/Now TV

Hilarious British comedians Josh Widdicombe and Nish Kumar leap back into the bizarre world of local news journalism, returning for a second season of Hold the Front Page this month. The new series will again follow the peaks and troughs of Kumar and Widdicombe’s fledgling journalism careers as they travel across the UK working for a different rag each week, on a mission to find real local stories strong enough to make the front page. Watch as the duo deep dive into local mysteries and tackle the burning questions of the day, enlisting a famous face or two in the process. Easy watching at its finest.

Out: 24 April 2024

Johnson & Knopfler’s Music Legends, Sky Arts/Now TV

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Rock’n’roll docuseries are having a moment this month. Don’t miss the magnetic Brian Johnson and Mark Knopfler, lead singers of AC/DC and Dire Straits respectively, in this brand new show as they take a moment to reflect on their outstanding careers. Having sold a staggering 300 million records between them, each has left their own mark on our cultural history. Johnson, Knopfler, and special guests, including Sam Fender and Emmylou Harris, will embark on a joyous romp through the history of popular music, exploring the key moments that transformed these mavericks into iconic musicians.

Out: 25 April 2024

Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story, Disney+

Examining the legacy of iconic rock band Bon Jovi, this four-part, all-access docuseries chronicles the 40-year odyssey of rock and roll history in the making. The cameras join the band in February 2022, allowing them to follow their real time journey, with legend Jon Bon Jovi displaying his most vulnerable moments. Add to this 40 years of personal videos, unreleased early demos, original lyrics, and never-before-seen photos, and the result is amazing footage reliving the highs and lows, greatest hits, and public moments of friction of one of the world’s most famous musical acts.

Out: 26 April 2024

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