Get Ready! The New Netflix Releases for April Are Here
07th April, 2020
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Staying indoors is the best thing to do during such chaotic times. While WFH and house chores keep us busy, there might still be free time, and it could sometimes be soooooo boring. Here's how to kill boredom – devour some new and returning Netflix Originals and movies. From schmaltzy rom-coms to riveting thrillers, we have listed down the 40 best ones releasing this April. Check ‘em out!
How to Fix a Drug Scandal (April 1) www.slashfilm.com
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How to Fix a Drug Scandal (April 1)
A gripping documentary, How to Fix a Drug Scandal recounts the baffling exploits of Sonja Farak, a drug lab chemist who developed a serious drug addiction. Her crimes ended up impacting the entire Massachusetts judicial system and jeopardizing numerous lives.
The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show (April 1) www.themoviedb.org
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The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show (April 1)
Her fifth collaboration with the streaming giant, comedian Iliza Shlesinger’s new show features “a fun, irreverent mix of kooky characters, sly social commentary, and pop culture gags.” We can’t wait to LOL!
Nailed It! – Season 4 (April 1) www.thrillist.com
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Nailed It! – Season 4 (April 1)
This rather funny cooking show features amateur bakers who are basically a complete disaster in the kitchen. To make things interesting, they are challenged to replicate advanced culinary treats (which also have to be edible) for $10,000.
Coffee & Kareem (April 3) www.ign.com
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Coffee & Kareem (April 3)
In this crime comedy, Ed Helms plays an incompetent Detroit officer James Coffee joining forces with a 12-year old boy to nab some dangerous delinquents. Sounds like a real hoot!
La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) – Season 4 (April 3) medium.com
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La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) – Season 4 (April 3)

One of the most popular non-English series, Money Heist is back with Season 4. We are super psyched for this one as the Season 3 finale ended on a cliffhanger. For those who haven’t seen this show, we only want to ask, “WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?”

Money Heist: The Phenomenon (April 3) serieistvpopuler.blogspot.com
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Money Heist: The Phenomenon (April 3)
If the Money Heist marathon isn’t enough, you must watch Money Heist: The Phenomenon. With this documentary, you can discover the BTS fun with the cast and crew of the incredible Spanish show.
The Big Show Show (April 6) www.gqindia.com
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The Big Show Show (April 6)
Playing a fictionalized version of himself, we’ll see the WWE champion take on the challenge of parenting in this sitcom. With three little girls and a witty wife, it’ll be fun to see how he lives up to the expectation of being a Super Dad.
Brews Brothers (April 10) www.gqindia.com
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Brews Brothers (April 10)
Witness the rivalry between estranged brothers Wilhelm and Adam Rodman, both of whom happen to be master brewers on this Netflix comedy series. The show stars Alan Aisenberg and Mike Castle in the lead roles, alongside Carmen Flood and Marques Ray.
Love Wedding Repeat (April 10) www.gqindia.com
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Love Wedding Repeat (April 10)
If you or your sweetheart wanna watch a mushy rom-com, pick Love Wedding Repeat. Starring Sam Claflin, this movie follows Jack planning the perfect wedding for his little sister while dealing with a crazy ex-flame, a lost sleeping pill, and of course, an encounter with the girl who’s meant to be.
The Main Event (April 10) www.imdb.com
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The Main Event (April 10)
Another WWE Studios release, The Main Event is about a 11-year boy (Black Panther’s Seth Carr) who dreams of becoming a wrestler; the next thing you know, he’s competing to be the next WWE superstar. Tell you what, there’s a bit of magic involved.
Tigertail (April 10) en.wikipedia.org
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Tigertail (April 10)
A drama flick, Tigertail is about Pin-Jui (Tzi Ma), a first-generation American who is trying to reconnect with his daughter, and at the same time, rediscovering his days as a young man in Taiwan and his decision to leave in search of a better life.
Chris D’Elia: No Pain (April 14) www.chicagotribune.com
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Chris D’Elia: No Pain (April 14)
Stand-up comedian Chris takes the stage once again to share his hilarious observations on self-censorship and growling at babies in public. This time in Minneapolis, he'll also be talking about unruly dolphins that are guilty of harassment.
The Innocence Files (April 15) netflixcenter.com
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The Innocence Files (April 15)
A true crime documentary, The Innocence Files , revisits the trials and tribulations of eight people who were wrongfully convicted. It proves how a flawed judicial system can not only ruin the lives of the innocent but also affect their families and victims of crime.
Outer Banks (April 15) medium.com
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Outer Banks (April 15)
Set on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, this teen TV drama follows a group of teens venturing out in search of their ringleader’s missing father. That’s when they discover a treasure map that opens up secrets, compelling them to take on an unforgettable journey.
Fauda – Season 3 (April 16) www.allocine.fr
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Fauda – Season 3 (April 16)
This Israeli crime thriller series returns with its third season, where we will see top agent Doron Kavillio (Lior Raz) kicking some serious @$$ yet again. Doron will be deep undercover in this season, posing as an Israeli Arab boxing instructor in the West Bank.
#blackAF (April 17) www.themoviedb.org
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#blackAF (April 17)
We will see Kenya Barris and Rashida Jones together for this Netflix Original family sitcom. What makes #blackAF interesting is that it is inspired by Barris’s real life and will show us an “irreverent, highly flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture.”
La Terre et le Sang (Earth and Blood) (April 17) www.popsugar.com
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La Terre et le Sang (Earth and Blood) (April 17)
If you are planning to devour thrillers this April, don’t miss La Terre et le Sang. This French flick follows the story of a sawmill owner and his teenage daughter trying to protect themselves from an unwanted visitor – a dangerous cartel.
Sergio (April 17) en.wikipedia.org
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Sergio (April 17)
Narcos star Wagner Moura plays the titular role in this Greg Barker biopic. In Sergio, we will see his journey as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights as he takes on a special Iraqi assignment amid intensifying global tensions.
Too Hot to Handle (April 17) www.her.ie
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Too Hot to Handle (April 17)
If you have a penchant for The Bachelor-ish kind of shows, don’t miss Too Hot to Handle. In this all-new salacious dating show, 10 attractive singles fight it out for a $100,000 cash prize. The catch? No physical intimacy. Hands off each other folks!
Cooked with Cannabis (April 20) www.foodandwine.com
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Cooked with Cannabis (April 20)
Hosted by singer Kelis and chef Leather Storrs, this show has participants showcasing their culinary prowess by preparing three-course cannabis-infused meals. The best one gets a $10,000 cash prize and bragging rights!
The Midnight Gospel (April 20) collider.com
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The Midnight Gospel (April 20)
This brand-new Netflix animated adult series by Pendleton Ward and Duncan Trussell looks extremely trippy. The principal character Clancy is “a spacecaster with a malfunctioning multiverse simulator who leaves the comfort of his extra-dimensional home on the Chromatic Ribbon to interview beings living in other worlds." Sounds otherworldly!
Middleditch & Schwartz (April 21) rejectedjokes.com
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Middleditch & Schwartz (April 21)
In this completely improvised comedy special, Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz will attempt to perform on random ideas suggested by the audiences. We can’t wait to see their humorous take on law school magic, dream job, and parking lot wedding.
Absurd Planet (April 22) www.popsugar.com
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Absurd Planet (April 22)
Want to see the funny side of Mother Nature? Don’t dare to skip the most amusing science documentary ever made. In this documentary, we will see mother Nature and some quirky creatures taking us through the many wonders of the natural world.
Circus of Books (April 22) www.vimooz.com
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Circus of Books (April 22)
This documentary takes us through how Karen and Barry Mason ran a gay porn shop for decades, which became a safe haven for the LGBTQ community. To top it off, no one, including their children attending religious school, family, and friends, knew about it.
Win the Wilderness (April 22) www.broadcastnow.co.uk
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Win the Wilderness (April 22)
In this TV reality show, six couples will fight to survive in the abrasive wilderness of Alaska. What if they win? A deed to a remote Alaskan lodge owned by the Oses, who have lived there for three decades.
The Willoughbys (April 22) www.imdb.com
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The Willoughbys (April 22)
This animated comedy features four kiddies, Timothy, twins Barnaby A and Barnaby B, and Jane, abandoned by their strangely cruel mum and dad and left with a nanny who doesn’t help the case. It is voiced by Hollywood actors including Maya Rudolph and Terry Crews.
The House of Flowers – Season 3 (April 23) www.imdb.com
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The House of Flowers – Season 3 (April 23)
Returning for season 3, this dark comedy revolves around a wealthy but dysfunctional De la Mora family that owns a flower shop. With the new episodes, we are expecting the family’s antics to get even wilder with jaw-dropping twists.
After Life – Season 2 (April 24) www.mediavida.com
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After Life – Season 2 (April 24)
Ricky Gervais has landed an order for the second season of After Life, where we’ll see him playing Tony, a journalist who gets hopelessly cynical about life after his wife’s death. Let’s see if he returns to his former nice guy avatar.
Extraction (April 24) www.metaflix.com
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Extraction (April 24)
Speaking of nice guys, here’s another one for you – our beloved Chris Hemsworth. In the latest project, we’ll see him play a bad@$$ mercenary who is on a mission to rescue an abducted kid of an international crime lord from Bangladesh.
Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill (April 24) gadgets.ndtv.com
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Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill (April 24)
In this comedy special, Indian comedian Kanan Gill will measure his “adult life against the goals set in a letter written as a teen to his future self.” Ah, the sheer naivety of teen dreams! We’ve been there too Mr. Gill.
The Last Kingdom – Season 4 (April 26) www.inquisitr.com
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The Last Kingdom – Season 4 (April 26)
A Viking Age drama, The Last Kingdom returns with a plotline following The Pagan Lord and The Empty Throne (books 7 and 8 of the series written by Bernard Cornwell). Plus, a major time leap means we get to see the grown-up versions of Uhtred’s children.
Never Have I Ever (April 27) www.imdb.com
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Never Have I Ever (April 27)
Our most relatable gal, Mindy Kaling is back as showrunner with teen TV comedy, Never Have I Ever, inspired by her own life. It’s about Devi, an Indian American overachieving teenager who has a short fuse that often lands her in a mess.
A Secret Love (April 29) www.tribute.ca
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A Secret Love (April 29)
Nothing will warm your heart like A Secret Love, a documentary that shows how two women, Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, nurtured their relationship for seven decades. Their forbidden love overcame prejudice and survived long enough to be finally unfettered.
Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story (April 29) www.popsugar.com
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Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story (April 29)
This documentary highlights the ordeals Cyntoia Brown endured after being arrested for murder when she was just 16. What makes it more shocking is that she was tried as an adult. It delves deeper into her journey from a young convicted girl to a free woman.
Nadiya’s Time to Eat (April 29) www.popsugar.com
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Nadiya’s Time to Eat (April 29)
In this show, Nadiya Hussain, winner of the 2015 The Great British Bake Off, will show easy and quick ways to prep food every day. It’s a great series for families who can’t dedicate a lot of time to cook all meals of the day separately.
Summertime (April 29) evoke.ie
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Summertime (April 29)
Adapted from the book Tre Metri Sopra il Cielo by Federico Moccia, this romantic Italian series is set on the Adriatic Coast of Italy. It follows the story of Summer and Ale, people from different worlds who fall in love.
Dangerous Lies (April 30) www.popsugar.com
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Dangerous Lies (April 30)
Camila Mendes plays Katie, a former waitress who takes up a caretaker’s job. Her situation suddenly flips when the elderly gentleman passes away and names her as the sole heir of his fortune. However, there’s more to this fortuity, and an unpleasant lie has something to do with it.
The Forest of Love: Deep Cut (April 30) www.popsugar.com
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The Forest of Love: Deep Cut (April 30)
This crime drama is based on the true events of a horrifying murder spree that occurred in Japan back in the 90s. It depicts how a charming but perverse con man manipulates young girls into taking up traumatizing, unspeakable things in life.
Ricos De Amor (Rich in Love) (April 30) www.popsugar.com
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Ricos De Amor (Rich in Love) (April 30)
Wanna cozy up and watch something romantic? Add Rich in Love to your watchlist. The movie centers on Teto, who’s determined to prove himself while working secretly at his wealthy dad’s company. Here, he falls for Paula and lies to her (why Teto why?) about being poor.
The Victims’ Game (April 30) www.popsugar.com
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The Victims’ Game (April 30)
This Taiwanese crime drama is about a forensic detective with Asperger’s syndrome who decides to pursue a case after discovering that his estranged daughter is associated with a baffling string of homicides. It features Joseph Chang and Tiffany Hsu in pivotal roles.
Brand-new Movies variety.com
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Brand-new Movies
Another great thing about this month’s Netflix content is that you will find a great collection of theatrical releases, including The Matrix Trilogy, Minority Report, Taxi Driver, Django Unchained, The Social Network, Hail, Caesar!, The Hangover and so many more!