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27th Mar 2017

A full list of all the major new releases on Netflix in April

Cancel all your social commitments for April...

Tony Cuddihy

We’re good to you.

Step 1: Open the Notes app on your phone and make a list of all the new shows and films coming to Netflix in April.

Step 2: Erase any previous social commitments.

Step 3: Make sure you have an ample supply of food that has absolutely no nutritional value whatsoever.

Step 4: Enjoy the following…

Original TV series

The Get Down: Part 2 (7 April)

Episodes: 5

As Zeke wrestles with the dual nature of his life and future, Mylene struggles to define herself as an artist, and Shao continues down a risky path.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (14 April)

Episodes: 14

The cult hit returns! Captured by mad scientists, new host Jonah survives a blitz of cheesy B movies by riffing on them with his funny robot pals.

Girlboss: Season 1 (21 April)

Episodes: 13

Rebellious and broke, Sophia stumbles into creating a fashion empire and learns how to be the boss. A comedy series inspired by the best-selling book.

Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 1  (21 April)

Episodes: 13

Bill Nye hosts a talk show exploring scientific issues from space exploration to fad diets. Guests join for lab demos and myth busting.

Tales by Light: Season 2  (21 April)

Episodes: 6

Four intrepid photographers create images that convey the beauty and power of life on planet Earth in Season 2 of this documentary series.

Dear White People: Season 1  (28 April)

Episodes: 10

Based on the acclaimed indie film, this series satirizes “post-racial” America as students of colour navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college.

Las Chicas del Cable: Season 1 (28 April)

Episodes: 8

In 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company ring in revolution as they deal with romance, envy and the modern workplace.


Weekly episodes

Chelsea : Season 2 (From 14 April)

Exciting guests, timely topics, global destinations. Chelsea returns with a fresh new format, bringing her bold perspective to a changed world.

Riverdale: Season 1

Archie’s got an edge. Veronica’s hiding her past. Riverdale is a little darker and a lot more interesting than it was in the days of Archie Comics.

New Episodes on  April 7, 14, 28

Better Call Saul: Season 3

As Jimmy’s links to multiple conspiracies and vendettas threaten to derail his new law practice, he also realizes that Chuck may be setting him up for a major fall — professionally and personally.

New episodes weekly – 11, 18 & 25 April


Original Comedy

Louis C.K. 2017  (4 april)

Louis C.K. is back in 2017 with his thoughts on how we count years, the concept of enduring love, giving dogs drugs, “Magic Mike” and much more.

Kevin Hart: What Now?  (11 April)

Rock star comic Kevin Hart takes it to another level in this stand-up set filmed in front of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.

Lucas Brothers: On Drugs  (18 April)

Twins Keith and Kenny Lucas bring their fresh take on stand-up comedy to this Netflix-exclusive set shot at the Bell House in Brooklyn.


Vir Das: Abroad Understanding (25 April)

Impish comic Vir Das tackles nationalism, globalism, good food and bad politics in two crosscut performances shot in New York and New Delhi. 


Original film

Win It All (7 April)

While holding $50,000 for a pal in prison, a lovable screw-up with a gambling problem blows it all and must win it back before his friend gets out.

El Faro De Las Orcas  (7 April)

A mother travels to Patagonia with her autistic son with the hopes that a ranger and a pod of wild orcas can help him find an emotional connection.

Sandy Wexler (14 April)

Adam Sandler stars as an L.A. talent manager whose diligent attention to his offbeat clients’ careers is tested when he falls for a gifted singer.

Slam  (15 April)

Teenage Sam dreams of becoming a skateboarding pro, but his life takes a dramatic turn when his girlfriend gets pregnant.

Sand Castle  (21 April)

After the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a reluctant soldier’s platoon is dispatched on a dangerous mission to repair a hostile village’s water system.

Tramps  (21 April)

Pulled into a shady deal as the bagman, Danny retrieves the wrong briefcase and winds up on a wild trek with his pretty driver to get the right case.

The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared  (25 April)

On his 100th birthday, Allan Karlsson left his retirement home and set off on an unexpected journey. His adventure continues in this comic sequel.

Before I Wake  (28 April)

Still mourning the death of their son, Mark and Jessie welcome foster child Cody into their lives. Soon they discover he has a strange ability.

Rodney King  (28 April)

In a potent solo show, Roger Guenveur Smith retraces the charged sequence of events between the police beating of Rodney King and the deadly LA riots.

Small Crimes  (28 April)

After serving a six-year prison sentence, an ex-cop tries to rebuild his life and reconnect with his family, but he can’t quite shake his dark past.


Original documentaries

Casting JonBenet  (28 April)

Merging community reflections with performances from locals, this hybrid documentary explores the legacy of the tiny starlet’s shocking murder.

Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On: Season 1  (21 April)

Personal stories reveal how the intersection of sex, technology and intimate relationships is rewiring us in fundamental ways.


Additional Highlights For April

Don’t Look Down  (1 April)

The story behind Richard Branson’s attempts to break world records flying in a hot air balloon. Using interviews with Branson, his team, archive and dramatic recons, the film tells a story of courage, determination, despair and triumph.

Strike a Pose  (1 April)

For the seven young male dancers who joined Madonna on her 1990 Blond Ambition tour — and were featured in the documentary Truth or Dare — celebrity was fleeting. This documentary looks at their lives 25 years after their moment in the limelight.

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

People dedicated to rejecting the American ideal that things bring happiness are interviewed in this documentary showing the virtues of less is more.

Newtown  (7 April)

This intimate portrait sheds light on the trauma experienced and strength displayed by those affected by the 2012 massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

A Plastic Ocean  (19 April)

What begins as a search for a rare whale off the coast of Sri Lanka turns into an environmental crusade when documentarian Craig Leeson encounters a once-pristine seascape now teeming with plastic waste.

The Disappointments Room  (19 April)

A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.

iZombie: Season 3  (Weekly Episodes  on  5, 12, 19, 26 April)

Undead coroner’s assistant Liv Moore continues to use her flashbacks to help police as she takes on a new foe — head of Fillmore-Graves Enterprises Vivian Stoll — who’s intent on making Seattle the capital of a zombie homeland.