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Dead Boy Detectives to Adv. Achinta Aich: 8 new web series releasing on OTT this week

These shows will be streaming on Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Apple TV+, JioCinema and Hoichoi

Agnivo Niyogi Calcutta Published 23.04.24, 03:23 PM
Dead Boy Detectives, Dil Dosti Dilemma, Ranneeti, Adv. Achinta Aich.

Dead Boy Detectives, Dil Dosti Dilemma, Ranneeti, Adv. Achinta Aich. Netflix, Prime Video, JioCinema, Hoichoi

This week’s lineup of OTT releases promise a diverse array of entertainment as they aim to cater to a wide range of audiences. The shows will be streaming on popular digital platforms like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Apple TV+, JioCinema and Hoichoi. Take a look.

The Big Door Prize Season 2


Streaming from: April 24

Platform: Apple TV+

Returning for its second season, The Big Door Prize revisits the charming town of Deerfield where the mysterious Morpho machine is able to influence the lives of residents by revealing their ‘life potential’. Adapted from M.O. Walsh’s novel of the same name, the new season will continue to explore shifts in relationships, careers and fundamental beliefs as each character strives for a brighter future. Chris O’Dowd, Gabrielle Dennis, Patrick Kerr, Damon Gupton and Josh Segarra are part of the ensemble cast of the show.

City Hunter

Streaming from: April 25

Platform: Netflix

A Japanese live-action adaptation of the eponymous manga series, City Hunter follows Ryo Saeba (Ryohei Suzuki), a skilled assassin operating in Tokyo's vibrant Shinjuku district. The plot thickens with the arrival of Kaori Makimura (Misato Morita) who teams up with Ryo to uncover the truth behind her brother's demise. Together, they tackle perilous missions sourced from a clandestine message board, delving deeper into the city's intricate web of mysteries.

Dead Boy Detectives

Streaming from: April 25

Platform: Netflix

Dead Boy Detectives chronicles the eerie adventures of two spectral youths — Edwin Payne (George Rexstrew) and Charles Rowland (Jayden Revri) — who shun the afterlife to become paranormal investigators. With the help of their psychic ally Crystal (Kassius Nelson) and her friend Niko (Yuyu Kitamura), they investigate supernatural phenomena plaguing the living world. Adapted from Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed comic series, the show explores the detective duo as they solve cases and confront unresolved issues from their past lives.

Dil Dosti Dilemma

Streaming from: April 25

Platform: Prime Video

Inspired by Andaleeb Wajid’s novel Asmara’s Summer, Dil Dosti Dilemma follows Asmara (Anushka Sen), a spirited young woman from Bengaluru. Sent to her grandparents’ house as punishment, she initially fabricates a tale about being in Canada to maintain her social facade. However, what begins as a setback transforms into a journey of self-discovery as Asmara forges new friendships, experiences romance and reconnects with her roots.

Ranneeti: Balakot & Beyond

Streaming from: April 25

Platform: JioCinema

Led by Jimmy Shergill, Ashutosh Rana and Lara Dutta, Ranneeti: Balakot & Beyond is an intense action thriller inspired by the 2019 Balakot air strikes. With a gripping narrative, this series promises to keep viewers on the edge of their seats as it explores the events surrounding the strikes.

The Asunta Case

Streaming from: April 26

Platform: Netflix

The Asunta Case is a gripping mini-series that delves into the real-life mystery of Asunta Yong Fang Basterra, a 12-year-old girl whose puzzling disappearance and subsequent murder shocked Spain in 2013. As investigators dig deeper, suspicion falls on her parents, unveiling a disturbing tale of deception and betrayal.

Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story

Streaming from: April 26

Platform: Disney+ Hotstar

Thank You, Goodnight is a four-part docu-series that offers an intimate look at the potential final chapter of the iconic rock band Bon Jovi, led by Jon Bon Jovi. Spanning four decades, the series traces the band’s rise from the local New Jersey music scene to global fame, highlighting their triumphs and challenges, including Jon’s vocal injury that threatened their future.

Adv. Achinta Aich

Streaming from: April 26

Platform: Hoichoi

A compassionate lawyer jeopardises his career by defending the prime suspect in a complex murder case in Joydeep Mukherjee-helmed Adv. Achinta Aich. As the case unfolds, Achinta (Ritwick Chakraborty) uncovers a web of dark secrets involving Kolkata's elite. The ensemble cast of the series includes Saswata Chatterjee, Surangana Bandopadhyay, Dulal Lahiri, Kheya Chattopadhyay, Alaknanda Ro and Debraj Bhattacharya.

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