Better Call Saul. Those are the three words that Breaking Bad fans will think of when someone mentions April. But Jimmy McGill’s return to our screens next month is only the start of Netflix’s packed line-up. Three more words? The Get Down. Another three? Mystery Science Theater. And another? The Neon Demon. The list goes on.
Whether it’s Nicolas Winding Refn’s horror, Baz Luhrmann’s musical epic, or the revival of the 1980s cult TV classic, Netflix has a diverse 30 days in store, with Adam Sandler and Chelsea Handler both returning, Bill Nye bringing a welcome dose of brainy science stuff, and Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill teaming up for a war film. Two words are just as important as three, of course, as Sundance acquisition Casting JonBenet finally arrives on the streaming service, Designated Survivor continues each week, and Louis C.K. also delivers some brand new stand-up comedy.
Hot on the heels of 13 Reasons Why, meanwhile, comes Girlboss, which will keep fans of Pretty Little Liars entertained in between the teen drama’s final episodes. And speaking of teen drama, there’s still Riverdale to look forward to every Friday.
Here’s what is coming soon to Netflix UK in April 2017:
Note: All dates are subject to change. Bookmark this page: We’ll be keeping it updated throughout the month.
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 9 – 1st April
After Netflix’s deal at the end of March, new episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 9 are arriving on Netflix UK every Saturday.
Yes, Minister – 1st April
Already seen The Thick of It? This classic BBC satire proves that politics has always been a bumbling, incompetent mess.
Bridget Christie: Stand Up for Her – 1st April
If you’ve never seen the fiercely feminist comic tear into the world of sexism and stupidity, rectify that immediately.
Coupling: Season 1 to 4 – 1st April
Steven Moffat’s sitcom about a group of adults dating each other sounds like a British rip-off of Friends, but is much more, thanks to a clever script, excellent use of devices like split-screens and the inimitable Richard Coyle as the oddball of the group, Jeff. Where else can you hear the phrase “I’ve got the key to the gates of paradise, but I’ve got too many legs”?
The League of Gentlemen – 1st April
Hot on the heels of Psychoville and Inside No.9 (see the full list of BBC shows that arrived at the end of March), Netflix has also added this gem of British horror comedy from Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. Set in the oddly believable town of Royston Vasey, it’s a surreal portrait of typical rural life, from the local shop that only serves local people and the butcher who serves… well, let’s just say we’re pretty sure it’s not animal meat.
Top Five – 1st April
Chris Rock is excellent both in front and behind the camera in this comedy about a comic trying to make it as a serious actor.
Mad Men: Season 1 to 5 – 1st April
Period costumes. Advertising pitches. Smoking. Jon Hamm. If you’ve never caught up with Don Draper, Peggy Olsen and the gang, now’s your chance to enjoy AMC’s drama, which is one of the best TV shows of the last decade. Season 6 and 7 added on 8th April.
Louis C.K. 2017 – 4th April
Netflix’s star-studded line-up of stand-up continues with Louis C.K., who returns to the stage to share his thoughts on how we count years, the concept of enduring love, giving dogs drugs, “Magic Mike” and much more.
Netflix’s original animated spin-off from the DreamWorks film returns. When Grug becomes the first leader of Ahhh! Valley, he must help solve the residents’ many problems, including keeping out the food-stealing Broods.
The Get Down: Part 2 – 7th April
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.
Win It All – 7th 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. Jake Johnson stars in Joe Swanberg’s indie comedy.
El Faro De Las Orcas – 7th 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.
Kevin Hart: What Now? – 11th 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.
Better Call Saul: Season 3 – 11th April
The Breaking Bad spin-off returns for a third season, as we continue to follow the transformation of well-intentioned lawyer Jimmy McGill into slimy sleaze-ball Saul Goodman. With Gus Fring also set to appear, expect even more drama, much more danger – and some tasty fried chicken.
Magic Mike – 13th April
Steven Soderbergh’s movie is a heartfelt character study of men who happen to be strippers. Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey showing off their movies is a bonus. A very shiny, steamy bonus.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return – 14th April
Joel Hodgson’s cult classic returns for more sarcastic commentary over bad movies, as a janitor is sent into space in the “not-too-distant future” to be forced to watch terrible films. Never seen it? The show’s original episodes from the 1980s have just been added to Netflix.
Sandy Wexler – 14th April
Adam Sandler’s new Netflix original sees him play an L.A. talent manager whose diligent attention to his offbeat clients’ careers is tested when he falls for a gifted singer.
Chelsea: Season 2 – 14th April
Chelsea Handler returns for a second season of her talk show.
Slam – 15th April
Teenage Sam dreams of becoming a skateboarding pro, but his life takes a dramatic turn when his girlfriend gets pregnant in this Italian original film.
The Neon Demon – 15th April
Beguiling and intoxicating, Nicolas Winding Refn’s satire of the modelling world is a masterpiece of mood. (Read our full review.)
The Babadook – 16th April
Quite simply one of the best horror movies of recent years – if you missed it last time it was on Netflix UK, don’t make the same mistake this time.
Lucas Brothers: On Drugs – 18th 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.
Matilda – 19th April
Loved the stage show? Then now’s the perfect time to revisit Danny DeVito’s pitch-perfect screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic tale.
Pretty Little Liars: Season 7, Episode 11 – 19th April
The long-running teen show, which stars Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Troian Bellisario, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding and Andrea Parker, will return once again to our screens as a Netflix UK exclusive – this time, for its final ever episodes. Episodes arrive weekly within 24 hours of their US broadcast.
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 1 – 21st April
American TV’s favourite science guy hosts a new talk show exploring scientific issues from space exploration to fad diets. Guests join for lab demos and myth busting.
Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On – 21st April
This six-part docuseries is based on the acclaimed feature film Hot Girls Wanted. It will tell personal stories about people whose lives are affected by the explosion of the Internet where social media, pornography and virtual relationships are all just a click away. Each episode explores the intersection of sex and technology telling stories of intimacy, connection, disconnection, self-promotion, race and gender politics. How is interacting through screens rewiring us in fundamental ways?
Man to Man: Season 1 – 21st April
Netflix’s first Korean simulcast will see this new series arrive on Netflix UK at the same time as it airs in its home country. Man x Man stars Park Hae-jin as Kim Seol Woo, who becomes a ghost bodyguard for a top hallyu star, the secret “men” who surround him, and their mysterious exploits.
Tales by Light: Season 2 – 21st April
Four intrepid photographers create images that convey the beauty and power of life on planet Earth in Season 2 of this documentary series.
Girlboss: Season 1 – 21st April
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.
Sand Castle – 21st April
Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill star in Netflix’s war movie. 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 – 21st 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 Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show: Season 4 – 21st April
The fourth season of Netflix’s TV reboot of the movie, which sees the familiar pair host a late-night comedy show in front of a studio audience – an idea inspired by the original shorts that featured Sherman and Mr. Peabody in Jay Ward’s Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.
The 101 Year Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared – 25th 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.
Las Chicas Del Cable: Season 1 – 28th April
In 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company ring in revolution as they deal with romance, envy and the modern workplace.
Dear White People: Season 1 – 28th April
Based on the acclaimed indie film, this series satirizes “post-racial” America as students of color navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college.
Before I Wake – 28th 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 – 28th 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 – 28th 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.
Casting JonBenet – 28th April
Freshly acquired from this year’s Sundance, this hybrid documentary merges community reflections with performances from locals to explore the legacy of the titular starlet’s shocking murder.
Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in April 2017:
Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America
Among the Believers
Departures: Season 1 to 3
Dirt Every Day: Season 1
Don’t Look Down
Honey Buddies (Buddymoon)
Look Who’s Talking
Look Who’s Talking Now
Look Who’s Talking Too
The Human Factor: The Untold Story of the Bombay Film Orchestras
A Weekend with the Family
Beyond All Boundaries
How to Beat the High Cost of Living
Intersection: Season 1
Jane & Payne
La Sangre Del Gallo
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles: Season 1
The Moodys: Season 1
O Amor no Divã
Only for One Night
Reign: Season 4, Episode 7
Saints & Strangers
Springsteen & I
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
Two Men in Town
Five Nights in Maine
Odd Squad: Season 2
The Bad Kids
The Wee Man
The Flight of the Phoenix
Badalte Rishton Ki Dastaan
Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi
Never Let Go
2057: The World in 50 Years
Terrace House: Aloha State: Part 2 (Netflix Original)
Once Upon a Time: Season 6, Episode 15
Bates Motel: Season 4
Designated Survivor: Season 1, Episode 15
Doctor Foster: Season 1
Colony: Season 1
Riverdale: Episode 9
Strike a Pose
Dan in Real Life
Harold & Kumar Get the Munchies
Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago
The Devil’s Double
Let Me In
Reign: Season 4, Episode 8
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 9, Episode 3
El Fin de ETA
Blue Lagoon: The Awakening
Osama Bin Laden: Up Close and Personal
Mujshe Shaadi Karogi
Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
Mad Men: Season 6 and 7
That Mitchell and Webb Look Season 4
Bluestone 42: Season 1 to 3
My Secret Diary
Koi… Mil Gaya
iZombie: Season 3, Episode 2
The Remains of the Day
Radical – A Controversa Saga de Dadá Figueiredo
Once Upon a Time: Season 6, Episode 16
Designated Survivor: Season 1, Episode 16
Peppa Pig: Season 3
The Chosen (El Elegido)
The Dead Lands
Heartland: Season 8
Riverdale: Episode 10
The Longest Week
Kidnapping Freddy Heineken
Green Is Gold
The Search for Hitler’s Bomb
Guilt: Season 1
David vs. Goliath: Battle of Faith
We Are Family
Bh Se Bhade
Bhaage Re Mann
Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain
Bibi & Tina
Bibi & Tina II
Bibi & Tina: Girls Versus Boys
Filinta: Season 1 and 2
Just Like Us
Leyla and Mecnun
Reign: Season 4, Episode 9
Resurrection: Ertugrul: Season 1 and 2
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 9, Episode 4
Courage Under Fire
Gangs of Hassepur
Better Call Saul: Season 3, Episode 2
iZombie: Season 3, Episode 3
My Girl 2
A Plastic Ocean
Maharakshak Devi: Season 1
Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds
Designated Survivor: Season 1, Episode 17
The Cravings: Season 1 and 2
Get the Gringo (How I Spent My Summer Vacation)
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 9, Episode 5
The Motorbike Show
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Fangbone: Season 1
Secrets of Selfridges
Secrets of Westminster
Secrets of Althorp – The Spencers
Secrets of Underground London
The Last Witch Hunter
Long Nights Short Mornings
Better Call Saul: Season 3, Episode 3
Vir Das: Abroad Understanding
iZombie: Season 3, Episode 4
Pretty Little Liars: Season 7, Episode 12
The Longest Yard
Real Rescues: Season 6 and 7
The Boys and Girl from County Clare
Designated Survivor: Season 1, Episode 18
Mar de Plastico
Mindfulness and Murder
The Last Executioner
Riverdale: Episode 11
What in the World Happened?
Jumping Girl: Season 1
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 9, Episode 7
Pray For Rain
Peppa Pig: Season 4
Colombia: Wild Magic
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