9 new shows and movies to watch on Netflix UK in April 2024

George Rexstrew, Kassius Nelson, and Jayden Revri in Dead Boy Detectives TV show on Netflix
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Netflix, being the best streaming service, continues to deliver exciting new movies and TV shows. There are plenty of fresh options to explore in April 2024, from parasitic life forms that wage war against mankind to a peaceful documentary that studies life on our planet, and everything in between. 

With such a vast selection, you'll no doubt find something that takes your interest. This week, Netflix has added “Files of the Unexplained,” a chilling docuseries about haunting encounters and strange events. “Scoop” has also arrived on Netflix U.K., this biographical drama gives an insider account of the BBC journalists who secured a shocking interview with Prince Andrew. These are just a few of the latest additions to the library, and there's plenty more worth adding to your watchlist. 

April 2024 looks like a packed month for new movies and TV shows, so if you’re stuck with nothing to watch, it’s worth adding a few of these picks to your watchlist. Let’s take a look at what you can stream on Netflix U.K. this month.

 ‘Parasyte: The Grey’

Since its release on Netflix, the latest horror series “Parasyte: The Grey” has become a huge hit. With a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this new TV series will have you gasping at the gory action scenes and even cheering on the characters thrown into unexpected combat. Based on the manga series 'Parasyte' by Hitoshi Iwaaki, the series reveals mysterious parasites have landed on Earth and acquired humans as their hosts. Those fortunate enough not to become hosts have no choice but to fight back to prevent a global war. 

Stream on Netflix now

 ‘Files of the Unexplained’

If you’re interested in anything horror-related, “Files of the Unexplained” could be your next watch. This unique docuseries investigates the mystery behind chilling encounters, disappearances, and strange life events without explanation. In these eight episodes, you will discover raw footage that has yet to be solved, along with stories about alien abduction, hauntings, and missing people. These stories aren’t for the fainthearted, so be warned that the odd phenomena in this docuseries will have you on the edge of your seat and perplexed for days. 

Stream on Netflix now 


Another recent addition to Netflix U.K. is “Scoop,” which is based on Sam McAlister's book “Scoops: Behind the Scenes of the BBC's Most Shocking Interviews.” The movie follows Sam McAlister (Billie Piper) in her job at BBC Newsnight as a junior producer. Being a determined and eccentric character, Sam gets the idea to interview Prince Andrew regarding his friendship with Jeffery Epstein, a convicted sex offender. Rufus Sewell’s depiction of Prince Andrew is uncanny, from his bully-like charisma to his surprisingly accurate voice. You’ve probably seen the real interview, so it’s worth delving into the backstory of how it came to be in this Netflix original movie. 

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 ‘Jimmy Carr: Natural Born Killer’

Anyone who is into comedy will like “Jimmy Carr: Natural Born Killer”, but those who regularly watch Jimmy Carr will love it. Being his fourth comedy special on Netflix, the comedian wants to push the boundaries when it comes to jokes and dark humour. In this stand-up special, you’ll hear edgy discussions about gun control, religion, cancel culture, and consent. Carr himself has actually directed the Netflix comedy, taking control of his own performance, lighting design, and tracking shots to make the viewing experience even more fun and engaging. 

Stream on Netflix starting April 16

 ‘Our Living World’

Cate Blanchett has narrated a new nature series “Our Living World,” which explores revolutionary scientific revelations about our planet. With beautiful footage and intriguing commentary, you’re bound to get lost in this adventure. Blanchett talks about Earth’s natural networks and how intelligence, resourcefulness, and interconnectedness form all life forms. If you’re passionate about nature and love to learn more about the world around us, this series is worth adding to your watchlist.  

Stream on Netflix starting April 17

 ‘Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver’

Following on from the first “Rebel Moon,” the second instalment, “Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver” comes to Netflix next Friday (April 19). This sequel begins directly after the events of the first movie, and focuses on Kora (Sofia Boutella) leading her group of surviving warriors into war to defend their new home, Veldt. The Imperium, an opposing force, appears more throughout this second movie to show just how powerful they are against a motivated rebellion. Zack Synder has claimed there will be stronger focus on character development in the second part, especially on developing the relationship between Kora and Gunnar (Michiel Huisman). 

Stream on Netflix starting April 19 

'Deliver Me' 

“Deliver Me” season one is a new Swedish thriller series coming to the streaming platform in April. The story centres on two teenagers Billy (Yasir Hassan) and Dogge (Olle Strand) who are part of a local gang. These friends come to realise just how violent the world can be when it comes to protecting themselves. Based on the novel of the same name by Malin Persson Giolito, “Deliver Me” offers a vulnerable and unpredictable story that will stay with you long after you finish it.  

Stream on Netflix starting April 24 

'City Hunter'

“City Hunter” is a fun Japanese movie to watch if you fancy some action. Ryo Saeba (Ryohei Suzuki) is a sweeper who takes on challenges in the shadowy underworld of Shinjuku, Tokyo. After the unfortunate death of his late partner, he allies with his partner’s sister to investigate his sudden and mysterious death. With a fun personality and carefree attitude, Ryo brings fantastic comedy elements to the movie that will keep you hooked in every scene. 

Stream on Netflix starting April 25  

 ‘Dead Boy Detectives’ 

Based on the DC Comics by Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner, “Dead Boy Detectives” is about two teenage ghosts who work with a clairvoyant to solve supernatural crimes on the other side. Both Edwin (George Rexstrew) and Charles (Jayden Revri) decided not to move on after they died so they could remain in the afterlife to become horror detectives. The latest news also reveals that this series takes place in “The Sandman” universe, another supernatural series based on Gaiman’s 1996 comic book. 

Stream on Netflix starting April 25 

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Alix Blackburn
Staff Writer, Streaming

Alix is a Streaming Writer at Tom’s Guide, which basically means watching the best movies and TV shows and then writing about them. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer for Screen Rant and Bough Digital, both of which sparked her interest in the entertainment industry. When she’s not writing about the latest movies and TV shows, she’s either playing horror video games on her PC or working on her first novel.