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New on Netflix this month is Andrew Scott in 'Ripley' (2024) | Image: Netflix

New on Netflix in April 2024

For Netflix subscribers, April is bringing all kinds of fresh and original content. In the series department, we’re getting a brand new adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s beloved Ripley character along with a revenge-themed prank show involving magic, amongst other things. Over in the movie aisle, the streamer is releasing original films such as Scoop and The Tearsmith as well as the second part of Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon. Combine that with true crime documentaries and a handful of comedy specials and you’ve got plenty of reasons to binge. Here’s everything new on Netflix in April 2024.

Best New Series on Netflix

The whole reason we come to the streamer in the first place, new Netflix series launches are the stuff of gold. This month, we’ve got a host of new releases and series returns. Here are the best new series coming to Netflix in April 2024.


Release Date: 4 April 2024

There’s just something about Patricia Highsmith’s devious character Tom Ripley that fascinates creatives and viewers alike. Previously portrayed by Matt Damon in 1999’s The Talented Mr. Ripley and John Malkovich in the 2002 outing Ripley’s Game, the con artist is now being tackled by Andrew Scott for this upcoming series. It culls from the same source material as the ’99 film, following Ripley to Italy in the 1960s, where he assumes a fake identity and ingratiates himself in the life of the upper class. The black-and-white presentation seems like a bold choice—here’s hoping it dials up the noirish atmosphere.

Heartbreak High: Season 2

Release Date: 11 April 2024

This soft reboot of a 1990s series (based on a stage play before it) garnered plenty of awards and accolades with its promising first season. In the second season, we return to Australia’s Hartley High, where a diverse cast of characters grapple with race, sex, and everything in between. At the heart of the story is Amerie Wadia, a working-class Indian-Australian whose being tormented over past mistakes. Prepare to cry tears of laughter and grief alike.

The Magic Prank Show with Justin Willman

Release Date: 1 April 2024

Magician and comedian Justin Willman has some wild and nasty tricks up his sleeve in this upcoming prank show. With help from his talented team, Willman stages elaborate revenge pranks and catches every moment on camera. Is it real? Is it fake? Does it matter? What’s important is that we get to see how someone reacts when they think they’ve run over a construction worker with their car.

Baby Reindeer

Release Date: 11 April 2024

Creator Richard Gadd adapted his own hit play for this new drama series, in which he also stars. The story kicks off when a comedian named Donny (Gadd) commits a random act of kindness to an emotionally distraught woman, who soon becomes his stalker. In dealing with this intense situation, our protagonist must also confront some buried secrets from his past.


Release Date: 4 April 2024

If you love shows like Money Heist or movies like Ocean’s Eleven, there’s a strong chance you’ll enjoy this new German series. Employing a somewhat familiar premise, it draws a former safecracker out of retirement for one last job. With the theft of a rare and valuable coin comes a high-stakes adventure, with more than one ruthless gang in pursuit of our protagonist.

Best New Movies on Netflix

This month, Netflix will release some classic licensed titles such as Bohemian Rhapsody and The Beverly Hills Cop franchise along with a handful of originals. Here’s a closer look at the new films coming your way.

Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver

Release Date: 19 April 2024

Whilst widely watched, the first part of Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon saga wasn’t exactly well-received. In Part Two, we get even more Star Wars-esque action as a group of survivors defend their home against the tyrannical Imperial Army—oh wait, we meant the Imperium (sorry about that—sometimes we get confused). Will someone put Snyder in director jail already? Sheesh.

The Tearsmith

Release Date: 4 April 2024

Based on the bestselling novel, this Italian romantic drama chronicles the mysterious relationship between two former orphans who get adopted by the same family. As the couple forges ahead, they’re also forced to look backward to the Grave, i.e. the mysterious orphanage from which they both came. So goes an emotional journey through collective trauma and fear with fantasy-like components.


Release Date: 5 April 2024

This Netflix Original movie takes us behind the scenes of the British news media, as producer Sam McAlister (played by Billie Piper) and BBC journalist Emily Maitlis (played by Gillian Anderson) secure an explosive interview with Prince Andrew (played by Rufus Sewell). The real event took place in 2019 and remains best known as the moment during which Prince Andrew publicly lied whilst defending his ties to notorious sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, only to step back from duty soon after. We love ourselves a good newsroom drama so we might check this one out.

Bill and Ted Face the Music

Release Date: 12 April 2024

As far as “random reboots that no one was asking for” go, this one from 2020 wasn’t terrible. It finds former time-travelling burnouts Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) now living middle-aged lives with kids of their own. When tasked with writing a hit song that will save the future, the best friends embark on another adventure through time. Eh, there are worse ways to kill an hour and a half.

New Netflix Documentaries

After dropping a number of docuseries and documentaries over the past few months, Netflix Australia is back at it again. Here are the best new Netflix documentary releases to land in April 2024.

Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer

Release Date: 3 April 2024

The year was 2012 and Berlin was being terrorised by ‘The Darkroom Murderer’ (aka the ‘Nightlife Killer’), who targeted the queer party scene. After three murders in a row, it appeared that the killer was going to get away with his heinous crimes…until the fourth victim survived. This three-part docuseries presents the compelling true crime story in all its twists and turns.

What Jennifer Did

Release Date: 10 April 2024

On November 8, 2010, a Canadian woman named Jennifer Pan called 911 to say that three men had broken into her family home and shot both her parents, killing one and critically injuring the other. As the investigation unfolded, Jennifer herself became one of the suspects. Tune in to this true crime documentary to see where the wild story goes next.

New Comedy on Netflix

The constantly rotating Netflix comedy lineup brings at least a few good laughs every month and this April is no exception. Here’s a closer look at two comedy specials on Netflix this month.

Neal Brennan: Crazy Good

Release Date: 9 April 2024

Once known as the co-creator of Chappelle’s Show, Neal Brennan has established himself as a formidable comedian in his own right. In this upcoming stand-up special, he dispenses on everything from crypto to social media to mental health and more. Will it be crazy good (as the title suggests)? Watch to find out!

Jimmy Carr: Natural Born Killer

Release Date: 16 April 2024

British-Irish comedian Jimmy Carr takes on gun control, religion, cancel culture, and other hot-button issues in his latest stand-up special. Better late than never, we suppose.

Full Netflix Release Schedule – April 2024

With all the best Netflix films, series, and documentaries now outlined and explained, it’s time to put the whole schedule on display. We’ve even included all the new Netflix kids releases and new titles coming to the Netflix family category this month. Here is everything coming to Netflix in April 2024 for your viewing pleasure.

  • The Magic Prank Show with Justin Willman – 1/4/2024
  • The Maze Runner – 1/4/2024
  • The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – 1/4/2024
  • The Maze Runner: Death Cure – 1/4/2024
  • Pride & Prejudice – 1/4/2024
  • Demetri Martin: Demetri Deconstructed – 2/4/2024
  • Files of the Unexplained – 3/4/2024
  • Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer – 3/4/2024
  • Rodeio Rock – 3/4/2024
  • Ripley – 4/4/2024
  • The Tearsmith – 4/4/2024
  • Beverley Hills Cop – 4/4/2024
  • Beverley Hills Cop II – 4/4/2024
  • Beverley Hills Cop III – 4/4/2024
  • Crooks – 4/4/2024
  • I Woke Up A Vampire Season 2 – 4/4/2024
  • Scoop – 5/4/2024
  • Parasyte: The Grey – 5/4/2024
  • The Antisocial Network: Memes to Mayhem – 5/4/2024
  • Below Deck Season 7 – 8/4/2024
  • Spirit Rangers Season 3 – 8/4/2024
  • Neal Brennan: Crazy Good – 9/4/2024
  • What Jennifer Did – 10/4/2024
  • Unlocked: A Jail Experiment – 10/4/2024
  • The Hijacking of Flight 601 – 10/4/2024
  • Werewolves Within – 10/4/2024
  • Anthracite – 10/4/2024
  • Heartbreak High Season 2 – 11/4/2024
  • Baby Reindeer – 11/4/2024
  • As the Crow Flies Season 3 – 11/4/2024
  • Midsummer Night – 11/4/2024
  • Bill and Ted face the Music – 12/4/2024
  • After – 12/4/2024
  • Love, Divided – 12/4/2024
  • Amar Singh Chamkila – 12/4/2024
  • Good Times – 12/4/2024
  • A Journey – 12/4/2024
  • Stolen – 12/4/2024
  • Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp – 12/4/2024
  • Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken – 13/4/2024
  • Young Guns – 14/4/2024
  • Jimmy Carr: Natural Born Killer – 16/4/2024
  • Our Living World – 17/4/2024
  • The Circle Season 5 – 17/4/2024
  • Don’t Hate the Player – 17/4/2024
  • The Grimm Variations – 17/4/2024
  • Bros – 18/4/2024
  • The Upshaws Part 5 – 18/4/2024
  • Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver – 19/4/2024
  • CoComelon Lane Season 2 – 22/4/2024
  • Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen – 22/4/2024
  • Fight for Paradise: Who Can You Trust? – 23/4/2024
  • Brigands: The Quest for Gold – 23/4/2024
  • Deliver Me – 24/4/2024
  • City Hunter – 25/4/2024
  • Dead Boy Detectives – 25/4/2024
  • Animal Kingdom – 26/4/2024
  • The Asunta Case – 26/4/2024
  • Hack Your Health: The Secrets of Your Gut – 26/4/2024
  • Honeymoonish – 29/4/2024
  • Bohemian Rhapsody – 30/4/2024
  • Fiasco – 30/4/2024

New on Netflix FAQs

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Which is the most viewed series on Netflix?

The most-viewed series in Netflix history is reportedly season 1 of Squid Game, which generated an estimated 265,200,000 views, followed by season 1 of Wednesday with 252,100,000 views and season 4 of Stranger Things with 140,700,000 views.

Is Netflix cheaper than Prime Video?

A standard Netflix subscription with ads is cheaper than Prime Video, while a standard subscription without ads is slightly more expensive than Prime Video. Netflix’s standard with ads is priced at AUD$6.99 per month while Prime Video will set you back AUD$9.99 per month.