Screen Crusade: Weekly Streaming Guide 4.12.24

Screen Crusade: Weekly Streaming Guide 4.12.24

- By Nicolas Delgadillo

. Fallout premieres in a big way on Prime Video and so much more hits streaming this week


‘Fallout’ (Prime Video)

Based on one of the greatest video game series of all time, Fallout is the story of haves and have-nots in a world in which there’s almost nothing left to have. 200 years after the apocalypse, the gentle denizens of luxury fallout shelters are forced to return to the irradiated hellscape their ancestors left behind — and are shocked to discover an incredibly complex, gleefully weird and highly violent universe waiting for them.

‘Franklin’ (Apple TV+)

Based on Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff’s book, “A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America,” Franklin explores the thrilling story of the greatest gamble of Benjamin Franklin’s career. In December 1776, Franklin is world famous for his electrical experiments, but his passion and power are put to the test when — as the fate of American independence hangs in the balance — he embarks on a secret mission to France.

‘Anthracite’ (Netflix)

An old case is wrenched open when a reporter goes missing, leading his web sleuth daughter to a small mountain town haunted by a sect, secrecy and death.

‘Unlocked: A Jail Experiment’ (Netflix)

At an Arkansas detention facility, a sheriff implements a radical social experiment to grant men who are incarcerated more agency.

‘The Greatest Hits’ (Hulu)

Harriet discovers certain songs can transport her back in time. While she relives the past through romantic memories with her former boyfriend, her time travelling interferes with a burgeoning new love interest in the present.

‘Strange Way of Life’ (Netflix)

A man rides a horse across the desert that separates him from Bitter Creek. He comes to visit Sheriff Jake. Twenty-five years earlier, both the sheriff and Silva, the rancher who rides out to meet him, worked together as hired gunmen. Silva visits him with the excuse of reuniting with his friend from his youth, and they do indeed celebrate their meeting, but the next morning Sheriff Jake tells him that the reason for his trip is not to go down the memory lane of their old friendship....

‘As the Crow Flies (Season 2)’ (Netflix)

A young fan insinuates herself into a veteran anchor's newsroom but soon confronts the dark side of ambition, envy and the desire to be seen as they strive to reach the top of the newsroom. In Season 2, they must break from the norm and face fresh challenges as they continue to fight for their survival in a cutthroat media industry.

‘The Exorcist: Believer’ (Prime Video)

Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding has raised their daughter, Angela on his own. But when Angela and her friend Katherine, disappear in the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, it unleashes a chain of events that will force Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, seek out the only person alive who has witnessed anything like it before: Chris MacNeil.

‘Death Whisperer’ (Netflix)

After the elder brother returned to his hometown, he has to find a way to save his younger sister from a bizarre illness that is causing her to behave differently.

‘Immediate Family’ (Hulu)

Immediate Family tracks the rise and collaborations of a group of legendary studio musicians through the 1970s and onward, chronicling their illustrious partnerships and their formidable record of hit-making.


‘Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 12)’ (Max)

Don’t be mad he’s leaving, be mad he stayed so long. All episodes of the final season of Larry David's legendary comedy series are now streaming.

‘Abbot Elementary (Season 3)’ (Hulu)

A group of dedicated teachers are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed. The touching and hilarious sitcom is back for a third season, with the first nine episodes now streaming.

‘Ninja Kamui’ (Max)

Former ninja, Joe Higan, escaped his clan and is hiding from his violent past in rural America; one night, he is ambushed by a team of assassins from his former organization who exact a bloody retribution on Joe for betraying their code. The first nine episodes are now streaming.

‘Shōgun’ (Hulu)

Based on James Clavell’s novel, FX’s Shōgun is set in Japan in the year 1600 at the dawn of a century-defining civil war. Lord Yoshii Toranaga is fighting for his life as his enemies on the Council of Regents unite against him, when a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village. The first eight episodes are now streaming.

‘Manhunt’ (Apple TV+)

A conspiracy thriller about one of the best known but least understood crimes in history: the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. This is the astonishing story of the high-stakes hunt for John Wilkes Booth. The first six episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘X-Men ‘97’ (Disney+)

In this reimagining of the classic cartoon, a band of mutants use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them; they're challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘Palm Royale’ (Apple TV+)

Palm Royale is a true underdog story that follows Maxine Simmons (Kristen Wiig) as she endeavors to break into Palm Beach high society. As Maxine attempts to cross that impermeable line between the haves and the have-nots, “Palm Royale” asks the same question that still baffles us today: “How much of yourself are you willing to sacrifice to get what someone else has?” Set during the powder keg year of 1969, Palm Royale is a testament to every outsider fighting for their chance to truly belong. The first six episodes are now streaming.

‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ (Paramount+)

A Gentleman in Moscow follows Count Alexander Rostov (Ewan McGregor), who, in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, finds that his gilded past has placed him on the wrong side of history. Spared immediate execution, he is banished by a Soviet tribunal to an attic room in a grand Moscow hotel and threatened with death if he ever sets foot outside again. As the years pass and some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold outside the hotel’s doors, Rostov’s reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. The first three episodes are now streaming.

‘Sugar’ (Apple TV+)

Colin Farrell stars as John Sugar, an American private investigator on the heels of the mysterious disappearance of Olivia Siegel, the beloved granddaughter of legendary Hollywood producer Jonathan Siegel. As Sugar tries to determine what happened to Olivia, he will also unearth Siegel family secrets; some very recent, others long-buried. The first three episodes are now streaming.

‘American Horror Story: Delicate (Part 2)’ (Hulu)

After multiple failed attempts of IVF, actress Anna Victoria Alcott wants nothing more than to start a family. As the buzz around her recent film grows, she fears that something may be targeting her - and her pursuit of motherhood. The first seven episodes are now streaming.

‘Star Trek: Discovery (Season 5)’ (Paramount+)

The fifth and final season will find Captain Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery uncovering a mystery that will send them on an epic adventure across the galaxy to find an ancient power whose very existence has been deliberately hidden for centuries. But there are others on the hunt as well… dangerous foes who are desperate to claim the prize for themselves and will stop at nothing to get it. The first three episodes are now streaming.

‘Loot (Season 2)’ (Apple TV+)

Loot returns a year after Molly Wells (Maya Rudolph) settles her very public divorce from tech billionaire John Novak (Adam Scott), and we find her thriving in her role as the head of her philanthropic organization, the Wells Foundation. Focused mainly on her charity work, Molly has sworn off any new relationships with men. The first three episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix - ‘Megan Leavey’, ‘The Hijacking of Flight 601’, ‘What Jennifer Did’, ‘Baby Reindeer’, ‘Midsummer Night’, ‘The Bricklayer’, ‘A Journey’, ‘Stolen’

Hulu - ‘The Fable’, ‘The Grudge’, ‘Teen Titans Go! to the Movies’, ‘Blood Free’, ‘Curtain Call’, ‘Trapped in the Farmhouse’, ‘The Channel’

Shudder - ‘Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things’, ‘The Third Saturday in October’, ‘The Third Saturday in October Part V’

Max - ‘Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar’, ‘Bail Jumpers’, ‘Massacre of the Mormons’

Prime Video - ‘Unforgotten (Season 5)’


Netflix - ‘Ripe for the Picking’, ‘Hans Zimmer: Hollywood Rebel’, ‘Killing Eve’, ‘MOB PSYCHO 100’, ‘Overlord’, ‘Anna’, ‘Knocked Up’, ‘Black Sails’, ‘Our Living World’, ‘The Grimm Variations’, ‘Rebel Moon - Part 2: The Scargiver’

Hulu - ‘Alone’, ‘A Kind of Murder’, ‘The Stranger’, ‘See You in Another Life’, ‘Under the Bridge’, ‘Blacklight’, ‘Welcome to Wrexham (Season 3)’

Shudder - ‘The Tunnel’, ‘The Tunnel: The Other Side of Darkness’, ‘Late Night with the Devil’

Max - ‘The Sympathizer’, ‘An American Bombing: The Road to April 19th’, ‘Conan O’Brien Must Go’, ‘Homefront’, ‘Men’

Paramount+ - ‘CTRL+ALT+DESIRE’ 

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