Everything’s coming up Australia in April, with the premieres of three new Aussie series and seasons in the US, plus three more titles added to streaming services.

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Love Me: Hugo Weaving as Glen, Heather Mitchell as Anita — Photo courtesy of Hulu

For updates about shows from Australia and New Zealand added to US linear TV and streaming channels throughout the month, see the Down Under TV Viewing Guide.

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NATIONAL PREMIERES

Love Me (AU)

Based on the superb Swedish series Älska Mig, this drama series finds each of the Mathiesons — patriarch Glen (Hugo Weaving, The Matrix, The Hobbit), daughter Clara (Bojana Novakovic, Instinct, Rake), and son Aaron (William Lodder, Wakefield, Bali 2002) — at an emotional crossroads after wife and mother Christine (Sarah Peirse, Under the Vines) unexpectedly passes away on the night of her 40th wedding anniversary celebration.

Costarring Bob Morley (Home and Away), Celia Pacquola (Rosehaven), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Bad Mothers), and Heather Mitchell (A Place to Call Home), Love Me premieres in the US on Friday, April 1, exclusively on Hulu.

Luxe Listings Sydney: Season 2 (AU)

This reality series follows Sydney real estate agents Gavin Rubinstein, D’Leanne Lewis, and Simon Cohen, along with bling-tastic Monika Tu, as they navigate everything from the heights of the city’s booming real estate market, to the depths of desperation in their professional and personal lives.

Luxe Listings Sydney: Season 2 premieres in the US on Friday, April 1, exclusively on Prime Video.

The Family Law: Season 1 (AU)

Loosely based on Benjamin Law’s best-selling book of the same name, this comedy series gives a vivid glimpse inside the gloriously dysfunctional world of the Laws, a hilarious and heart-warming Chinese-Australian family, through the eyes of 14-year-old Benjamin (Trystan Go, Frayed).

Costarring Fiona Choi (Wentworth) and Anthony Brandon Wong (The Matrix Reloaded), The Family Law: Season 1 premieres in the US on Wednesday, April 13, exclusively on Hulu.

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NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS BEING ADDED TO STREAMING SERVICES

Holding the Man (AU)

Based on Timothy Conigrave’s cult-classic memoir, this biopic drama follows the relationship between Timothy (Ryan Corr, The Secrets She Keeps, The Commons) and John (Craig Stott, East of Everything, McLeod’s Daughters), who meet at an all-boys Catholic school in Melbourne in the 1970s. Tim is in a production of Romeo and Juliet when he encounters and soon falls head over heels in love with John, the captain of the football team. Their romance endures for 15 years — during which they must deal with separation, discrimination, temptation, jealousy, and loss.

A remarkable true-life love story that speaks across generations, sexualities, and cultures, it costars Sarah Snook (Succession), Guy Pearce (Jack Irish), Anthony LaPaglia (Halifax: Retribution), and Kerry Fox (Wanted), amongst others.

Holding the Man begins streaming Monday, April 4, on Sundance Now, AMC+, and their respective digital channels, including Sundance Now on Amazon and AMC+ on Amazon.

The Straits (AU)

Brian Cox (Succession) leads the cast of this crime drama as Harry, patriarch of the Montebello family and head of their smuggling business in the Northern Straits of Australia. When Harry starts to plan his succession, it sparks a power struggle between brother and brother, wife and daughter — all while they’re under attack from different gangs and the family must hold together through torture, assassination and imprisonment.

Costarring Rena Owen (The Gloaming), Aaron Fa’aoso (East West 101), Firass Dirani (Underbelly), Jimi Bani (Redfern Now), and Suzannah Bayes-Morton (Pulse), The Straits begins streaming via SVOD Monday, April 4, on Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon.

Relic (AU)

In this psychological horror film, elderly widow Edna (Robyn Nevin, Upper Middle Bogan) disappears, prompting her daughter, Kay (Emily Mortimer, The Pursuit of Love), and granddaughter, Sam (Bella Heathcote, The Man in the High Castle), to go to the family home to look for her. When Edna mysteriously reappears, she is not at all herself, and Kay and Sam begin to sense that an insidious presence in the house might be taking control.

Relic begins streaming via SVOD on Wednesday, April 6, exclusively on IFC Unlimited, AMC+, and their respective digital channels, including IFC Unlimited on Amazon and AMC+ on Amazon.

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Did you miss any of the new shows from previous days, weeks, or months? Check the Down Under TV Viewing Guide and Archives to find out.

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For details about the April premieres of shows from the UK, Canada, and Ireland, visit The British TV Place. For info about the debuts of original-language, English-subtitled programs from Europe, visit The Euro TV Place.

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