Binge: new shows streaming this week

Your guide to what to stream on Binge from 15 to 21 April 2024.

New to streaming this week

The Sympathizer – Season 1 (15 April)

In 1975, at the culmination of the Vietnam War, half-French, half-Vietnamese spy the Captain (Aussie Hoa Xuande), who’s been embedded in the South Vietnam army, is forced to flee to the US. Ingratiating himself with the South Vietnamese refugee community, he grapples with his loyalties as he continues to spy on them and report back to the Viet Cong. Based on the 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, and also starring Robert Downey Jr – in four different roles – and Sandra Oh.

Alice & Jack – Season 1 (19 April)

Alice & Jack. Image: Binge.

UK miniseries about how love plays out between two very different people over 15 years. Created by Mad Men writer Victor Levin and starring Andrea Riseborough and Domnall Gleeson. Also stars Aisling Bea, Aimee Lou Wood and Sunil Patel.

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Superfan – Season 1 (13 April)

Keltie Knight and Nate Burleson host this game show, which gives self-professed superfans the chance to prove their undying dedication to their musical heroes for the opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime prize. Over six episodes, six music legends – LL Cool J, Shania Twain, Gloria Estefan, Little Big Town, Pitbull and Kelsea Ballerini – will put five of their most diehard fans through their paces.

Grand Designs: The Streets – Season 3 (14 April)

Kevin McCloud follows households as they embark on an epic mission to construct their own homes, creating brand-new streets in Britain’s biggest self-build project.

American Horror Story: Delicate – Season 12 Part 2 (4 April)

The 12th instalment in Ryan Murphy’s gripping horror anthology series comes to its conclusion as we finally learn the fate of up-and-coming Hollywood actress Anna Victoria Alcott (Emma Roberts) and her unborn child. Based on Danielle Valentine’s novel Delicate Condition, this feminist update on Rosemary’s Baby sees Kim Kardashian star in her first scripted television role as take-no-prisoners PR maven Siobhan Corbyn.

Blackberry (4 April)

A film (2023) exploring the incredible growth and tragic collapse of the world’s first smartphone and how it smashed huge enterprises, before surrendering to tech’s fiercely competitive companies. Stars Jay Baruchel, Glenn Howerton and Matt Johnson.

Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV (5 April)

This four-part docuseries lifts the lid on the toxic culture – including child abuse – that occurred behind closed doors at US cable network Nickelodeon throughout the 1990s, during the tenure of producer Dan Schneider. Former child stars and crew speak out about the hostile work environment and shocking abuse they experienced.

Justice USA – Season 1 (5 April)

A six-part docuseries, executive produced by Academy Award-winning rapper Common, going inside Nashville’s jails and courtrooms, giving an unprecedented look at Tennessee’s criminal justice system.

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Truelove – Season 1 (7 April)

A gang of older friends make a pact that, if and when the time comes, rather than let each other suffer a dreadful decline, they will engineer a more dignified death. But what starts out as a fanciful idea soon morphs into shocking reality. Stars Lindsay Duncan and Clarke Peters. 

Truelove – Season 1. Image: Binge.

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