Coming Attractions: Streaming in April 2024

Andrew Scott takes on the role of American-in-Europe conman and grifter Tom Ripley—previously portrayed onscreen by such actors as Matt Damon, John Malkovich, and Alain Delon—in “Ripley” (Netflix, 4/4). Oscar-winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian directs and scripts this adaptation of the novels of Patricia Highsmith, which costars Johnny Flynn and Dakota Fanning.

“Fallout” (Prime Video, 4/11), a new action series based on the video game franchise set in the post-apocalyptic future, stars Ella Purnell as a survivor forced out of the shelters and into the violent wasteland outside and Walton Goggins as a bounty hunter known as the Ghoul. “Westworld” showrunner adapts and directs the first three episodes and Aaron Moten, Sarita Choudhury, Michael Emerson, and Kyle MacLachlan costar.

“Zone of Interest (Max, 4/5), Jonathan Glazer’s portrait of the commandant of Auschwitz and his family living outside the walls of the horrific concentration camp, won Oscars for best international feature and sound.

Michael Douglas is inventor, printer, and diplomat Benjamin Franklin in the limited series “Franklin” (Apple TV+, 4/12), which dramatizes his role in the fight for American independence in 1776.

Oscar-winning filmmaker Park Chan-wook and Canadian actor/director Don McKellar team up for “The Sympathizer” (Max, 4/14), a limited series espionage thriller based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in the 1970s. Sandra Oh and Robert Downey Jr. costar.

“Under the Bridge” (Hulu, 4/17), based on Rebecca Godfrey’s book about the real-life disappearance of a 14-year-old girl in 1997 Canada, stars Lily Gladstone as a local cop investigating the crime and Riley Keough as Godfrey.

The globetrotting espionage thriller “The Veil” (Hulu, 4/30) stars Elisabeth Moss as a British agent sorting through a web of secrets and lies to stop a potential disaster. The limited series is written by “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight.

Netflix

Rufus Sewell, Billie Piper, and Gillian Anderson star in “‘Scoop” (4/5), which dramatizes the details behind infamous Newsnight interview with Prince Andrew, and “Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver” (4/19) completes the science fiction epic by filmmaker Zack Snyder.

“Dead Boy Detectives: Season 1” (4/25), a spin-off from the “Sandman” comics created by Neil Gaiman, is aimed at teens and young adults, and for kids there’s the animated feature “Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp” (4/12).

Cate Blanchett narrates the natural history documentary “Our Living World” (4/17).

More true stories: “Hans Zimmer: Hollywood Rebel” (4/15) profiles the Oscar-winning film composer and “Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know” (4/21) revisits the eighties band.

International features: “Stolen” (4/12) is a murder mystery rooted in Sweden’s Indigenous Sámi community, and from Japan comes “City Hunter” (4/25), adapted from the hit manga series about a playboy private eye.

Max

The travel series “Conan O’Brien Must Go: Season 1” (4/18) sends the host to meet fans all over the world.

“The Jinx – Part Two” (4/21) follows up the Emmy-winning documentary series about convicted murderer Robert Durst with new revelations.

More true stories: “The Synanon Fix” (4/1) investigates the drug rehab program that transformed into a cult-like movement and “An American Bombing: The Road to April 19th” (4/16) analyzes the surge in political violence since the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Hulu

“Dinosaur: Season 1” (4/5) follows an autistic woman in her thirties as her predictable life is turned upside down.

“Hip-Hop and The White House” (4/22) covers 50 years of cultural history and “Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story” (4/26) is a limited series covering four decades.

International TV: from South Korea comes the thriller “Blood Free: Season 1” (4/10) and the drama “Curtain Call: Season 1” (4/10).

Prime Video

Rudy Mancuso writes, directs, and stars in “Música” (4/4), a coming-of-age love story set in the Brazilian immigrant culture of Newark, New Jersey, and “How to Date Billy Walsh” (4/5) is a romantic comedy for young adults.

“Them: The Scare” (4/25), the second series of the horror anthology series set in Los Angeles, stars Deborah Ayorinde and Pam Grier.

Disney+

The animated fantasy “Wish” (4/3) features the voices of Ariana DeBose and Chris Pine.

Apple TV+

Colin Farrell is a private investigator in Hollywood in “Sugar: Season 1” (4/5).

True stories: Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville directs “STEVE! (Martin) a documentary in 2 pieces” (now streaming) and “Girl State” (4/5) is a companion piece to the Emmy-winning “Boys State.”

Paramount+

The fifth and final season of “Star Trek: Discovery” (4/4) reunites the crew for one final adventure.

“Dora: Season 1” (4/12) reboots the animated series with new adventures and “Knuckles: Season 1” (4/26) is an animated spin-off of “Sonic the Hedgehog.”

Peacock

The animated comedy “Migration” (4/19) arrives from theaters.

The complete run of the sitcom “Community” (4/1) makes Peacock its new campus. Also arriving is the British crime drama “Luther” (4/8) with Idriss Elba.

Other services

The coming of age drama “How to Have Sex” (MUBI, 4/5) won a prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Two strangers team up after discovering a shipwrecked boat filled with cocaine in the limited series “Boat Story” (Amazon Freevee, 4/12).

BritBox adds the classic BBC series “Lovejoy” (4/22) starring Ian McShane as a con man of an art and antiques dealer.

News

MHz and Topic, two services that specialize in international TV, merge into a single service. MHz Choice leans into European mysteries and drama and Scandinavian Noir and is now the exclusive home of former Netflix hits “Bordertown” and “Babylon Berlin” (4/16). Also debuting is the International Emmy-winning Danish crime drama “Unit One” (4/2) starring Mads Mikkelsen.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at RogerEbert.com, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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