AMC+ and Acorn TV: new shows streaming this week

Your guide to what's new to stream from 1 to 7 April on AMC+ and Acorn TV.

New to streaming this week

Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta – Seasons 1–3 – AMC+ (1 April)

Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta. Image: AMC+.

Series following the highs and lows of being born into Hip Hop royalty in the city that the New York Times called ‘Hip Hop’s centre of gravity’, showing that Atlanta’s next generation of hip hop stars do not always get along. Growing up together in the shadow of their legendary parents has established tight bonds and bitter rivalries, as everybody fights for their chance to push their way into the spotlight.

Mayflies – Acorn & AMC+ (1 April)

Miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Andrew O’Hagan. Thirty years since they first met and bonded over music, films and the rebel spirit in the small Scottish town of their birth, successful writer Jimmy Collins receives devastating news and a request from best friend Tully Dawson. Tully wants to end his life by assisted suicide in Switzerland, and he wants Jimmy to help him.

As Jimmy wrestles with the moral dilemma of Tully’s request, the two men reflect on their friendship and the course of their lives, reminiscing about a magical teenage weekend in Manchester where they made a vow – to go at life differently. Starring Martin Compston and Tony Curran.

Alex Rider – Season 3 – AMC+ (5 April)

Alex Rider. Image: AMC+.

Series. Based on the bestselling teen spy novel franchise written by Anthony Horowitz, the series follows Alex Rider, a British teenager who has unknowingly been trained since childhood for the dangerous world of espionage. Starring Otto Farrant, Stephen Dillane and Vicky McClure.

Hinterland – Acorn TV & AMC+ (18 March)

Series. Detectives Tom Mathias and Mared Rhys work the beat, investigating the twisted murders that befall the Welsh seaside town of Aberystwyth, a fractured community steeped in folklore. Starring Richard Harrington and Mali Harries.

Malum – Shudder & AMC+ (18 March)

Film. A rookie police officer takes the last shift at a newly decommissioned police station in an attempt to uncover the mysterious connection between her father’s death and a vicious cult. Starring Jessica Sula, Monroe Cline and Natalie Victoria.

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True Crime Story: Smugshot – AMC+ (14 March)

The latest instalment in the True Crime Story franchise, this documentary series examines the criminals that are so full of themselves, they really don’t believe it is possible to be caught for their misdeeds.

The Madame Blanc Mysteries – Season 3 – Acorn TV & AMC+ (14 March)

The Madame Blanc Mysteries. Image: Acorn TV.

Sally Lindsay returns as renowned antiques dealer Jean White, with her expertise in the world of antiquities proving to be the key to solving a series of murders and mysteries against the backdrop of the beautiful French village of Sainte Victoire. Also starring Sue Vincent, Steve Edge, Robin Askwith, Sue Holderness, Alex Gaumond and Tony Robinson.

Off Script With The Hollywood Reporter – AMC+ (4 March)

Hosted by actress and comedian Yvonne Orji (Insecure), each episode of this series showcases an ensemble of actresses, actors, directors, songwriters and producers and delves deep into the workings of the entertainment industry. Filmed on location at The Georgian Hotel, the iconic Hollywood hangout in Santa Monica.

Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites