What’s new on Apple TV+ this month (April 2024)

A man and two woman look into a blue light in The Big Door Prize.
Chris O’Dowd in "The Big Door Prize," premiering March 29, 2023 on Apple TV+. / Apple
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If you’re looking for an awesome streaming platform with a terrific blend of movies, shows, and some truly unique exclusives, we highly recommend signing up for Apple TV+. For $10 per month, you’ll have access to some of the best titles, including the 2022 Academy Award-winning drama, CODA, and Martin Scorsese’s 2023 epic Killers of the Flower Moon. 

Each month, we comb through Apple’s latest press releases, trailers, and other announcements to bring you this guide to what’s new on Apple TV+. There’s plenty to get excited about this April, so let’s jump right into these new releases!

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Our top picks for April

Franklin (2024)

Franklin
Franklin
  • Rated: TV-MA

  • Seasons: 1

  • Genre: Drama, War & Politics

  • Cast: Michael Douglas, Noah Jupe, Marc Duret

In Franklin, Michael Douglas stars as the titular inventor, a pivotal figure in world history, and a polarizing figure in the scientific community. Set in December 1776, the limited series follows Benjamin Franklin’s journey to France to garner support for the newly established colonies in America. Other cast members include Noah Jupe, Marc Duret, and Ludivine Sagnier. The first three episodes premiere on April 12, with one new episode releasing each Friday until May 17.

Watch on Apple TV+

Sugar (2024)

Sugar
Sugar
  • Rated: TV-MA

  • Seasons: 1

  • Genre: Drama

  • Cast: Colin Farrell, Amy Ryan, Kirby

  • Created by: Mark Protosevich

Described as a “genre-bending contemporary take on the private detective story,” Sugar stars Colin Farrell as John Sugar, a man tasked with locating the granddaughter of a renowned Hollywood producer. Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Amy Ryan, and Dennis Boutsikaris co-star. The first three episodes premiere on April 5, with one new episode releasing each Friday until May 10. 

Watch on Apple TV+

The Big Door Prize (2023)

The Big Door Prize
The Big Door Prize
  • Rated: TV-MA

  • Seasons: 2

  • Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

  • Cast: Chris O'Dowd

  • Created by: David West Read

The episodic adaptation of the M.O. Walsh novel of the same name, The Big Door Prize is getting a second run of episodes on Apple TV+. When a mysterious machine appears at a local grocery store that can ascertain the “Life Potential” of those who communicate with it, the lives of many are forever changed. Starring Chris O’Dowd, Gabrielle Dennis, and Patrick Kerr, the first two episodes of the new season premiere on April 24, with one new episode releasing each Wednesday until June 19.

Watch on Apple TV+

Everything new on Apple TV+ in March

April 3

  • Loot

April 5

  • Sugar

  • Girls State

April 12

  • Franklin

April 24

  • The Big Door Prize (Season 2)

Last month’s top picks

Napoleon (2023)

Napoleon
Napoleon
  • Metacritic: 64%

  • IMDb: 6.5/10

  • Rated: R

  • Duration: 158m

  • Genre: Drama, History, War

  • Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim

  • Directed by: Ridley Scott

When it comes to multimillion-dollar action epics, director Ridley Scott, who has helmed Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, and The Last Duel, is the man for the job. So, it’s a good thing he’s the man behind the camera for Napoleon! Starring Joaquin Phoenix as the infamous French emperor, this two-and-a-half-hour film traces the rise and fall of Bonaparte’s nobility.

Watch on Apple TV+

The Reluctant Traveler with Eugene Levy (2023)

The Reluctant Traveler with Eugene Levy
The Reluctant Traveler with Eugene Levy
  • Metacritic: 68%

  • IMDb: 7.5/10

  • Rated: TV-PG

  • Seasons: 2

  • Genre: Documentary

  • Cast: Eugene Levy

Eugene Levy is back to globe-trotting in a whole new season of The Relucatant Traveler with Eugene Levy on Apple TV+. The second run of episodes will follow Levy, the show’s host and executive producer, to destinations around Europe. Look for season 2 on March 8.

Watch on Apple TV+

Manhunt (2024)

Manhunt
Manhunt
  • Rated: TV-MA

  • Seasons: 1

  • Genre: Drama, Crime

  • Cast: Tobias Menzies, Anthony Boyle, Lovie Simone

  • Created by: Monica Beletsky

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln has been a staple of historical texts and American culture for well over a century. And while Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis may have given us one of the most authentic depictions of the Civil War icon in 2012’s Lincoln, showrunner Monica Beletsky aims to explore the tense and emotional aftermath of Lincoln’s murder in the new Apple TV+ miniseries Manhunt. Starring Tobias Menzies as Edwin Stanton, Lincoln’s secretary of war, the show will chronicle the ‘manhunt’ for the ex-president’s killer, John Wilkes Booth.

Watch on Apple TV+

Looking ahead on Apple TV+

Here's What's New in 2024 | Apple TV+

Spring 2024 has plenty in store for Apple TV+. Just this May alone, we’re getting an all-new season of Acapulco, a fourth season of the popular show Trying, and a new series called Dark Matter. Starring Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Connelly, the latter is an episodic adaptation of the 2016 Blake Crouch novel of the same name