Netflix has a cracking Easter lined up for 2018, with April offering a bunch of eggs-cellent arrivals that are far more impressive than these terrible puns.
It’s a month of bidding farewell to a number of weekly favourites, from Jane the Virgin Season 4 and Designated Survivor Season 2 to Suits Season 7 and Black Lightning’s first run. But it’s also a month for unwrapping new televisiual treats, from the long-awaited musical episode of Riverdale and the return of Brazilian thriller 3% to the final ever episodes of Mad Men. But most of all, April is about one thing: Lost in Space, Netflix’s new blockbusting update of the classic family sci-fi, with Toby Stephens, Molly Parker and Parker Posey leading The Robinsons into space. Throw in a whole circus-load of Monty Python, weekly doses of RuPaul and a dessert-heavy season of Chef’s Table and you have a smaller selection of titles compared to March’s bumper pack, but a cracking selection of entertainment nonetheless.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in April 2018:
With Ready Player One in cinemas, go back to one of Spielberg’s best.
Hanna – 1st April
Joe Wright’s stylish Euro-thriller is bold and disarming, with a killer turn from Saoirse Ronan and a pounding soundtrack by The Chemical Brothers. Packed with sadness and adrenaline, Hanna’s a load of nonsense in many ways, but by heck, it’s good.
Mad Men: Season 7, Part 2 – 1st April
Finally, here’s your chance to bid a bittersweet farewell to Don Draper.
Wakfu: Season 3 – 1st April
When a secretive guild comes after Percedal’s children, Yugo and friends embark on a daunting rescue mission.
American Psycho – 4th April
Director Mary Harron’s stylish and side-splitting adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ controversial novel showcases Christian Bale’s unnerving performance and some of the scariest pop tunes of the decade.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: Jay-Z – 6th April
Dave gets a lesson in flow, hip-hop culture and the criminal justice system from Jay-Z and drops in on producer Rick Rubin in his Malibu studio.
6 Balloons – 6th April
Over the course of one night, a woman drives her heroin addict brother across LA in search of a detox center, with his two-year-old daughter in tow.
Amateur – 6th April
A 14-year-old basketball phenom struggles to fit in with his new team after a video of him goes viral. Directed by Ryan Koo.
Orbiter 9 – 6th April
A woman who’s been alone on a spaceship her whole life becomes enamored with an engineer who suddenly enters her life and upends her universe.
The 4th Company – 6th April
In a violent prison in 1970s Mexico, a young inmate lands a spot on a football team that doubles as an enforcer squad for a corrupt administration.
The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 1 – 6th April
With a little help from his brother and accomplice, Tim, Boss Baby tries to balance family life with his job at Baby Corp headquarters.
Ram Dass, Going Home – 6th April
Spiritual teacher and ’60s icon Ram Dass meditates on life and death at his home on Maui 20 years after suffering a life-altering stroke.
Fastest Car: Season 1- 6th April
In each episode, three souped-up “sleeper” cars go head-to-head with one of the world’s most sought-after supercars.
Money Heist: Part 2 – 6th April
As the police close in on the Professor’s identity, his lack of communication with the Mint team leads to mutiny and the arrest of one of the robbers.
Bates Motel: Season 5 – 11th April
The gripping Psycho prequel series returns for its fifth season.
Pickpockets – 12th April
A trio of young, aspiring thieves learns what it takes to be successful pickpockets from a master in the arts of trickery and deception.
Lost in Space: Season 1 – 13th April
With Earth in crisis, the Robinson family heads to space to write a new chapter in human history in this revival of the iconic 60s sci-fi series.
Chef’s Table: Pastry – 13th April
Dessert comes first this season as four renowned pastry chefs serve up decadent treats, daring new flavors, and stories of struggle and triumph.
I Am Not an Easy Man – 13th April
A shameless chauvinist gets a taste of his own medicine when he wakes up in a world dominated by women and locks horns with a powerful female author.
Come Sunday – 13th April
Based on true events, globally-renowned pastor Carlton Pearson risks everything when he questions church doctrine and is branded a modern-day heretic.
The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season 2 – 13th April
The Magic School Bus pulls out all the stops, taking Ms. Frizzle and the class to the top of a noodle mountain — and the center of the sun itself.
Beyond Skyline – 15th April
After 2010’s slated alien invasion film, Beyond Skyline is one of the least expected sequels in recent memory. It’s also one of the most unexpectedly entertaining.
Monty Python – 15th April
After they failed to arrive a couple of months ago, Netflix finally gets its Monty Python on with a collection that runs from The Holy Grial to The Meaning of Life, with a whole lot of TV and documentaries in between.
The Chalet: Season 1 – 17th April
Friends gathered at a remote chalet in the French Alps for a summer getaway are caught in a deadly trap as a dark secret from the past comes to light.
The Alienist – 19th April
In 1896 New York, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler joins reporter John Moore, police clerk Sara Howard and forensics experts the Isaacsons to catch a serial killer.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – 19th April
Tina Fey and Margot Robbie are on winning form in this comedy/drama about a news reporter who takes on a daring new assignment in Afghanistan.
Dude – 20th April
Four best girlfriends negotiate loss and major life changes during the last two weeks of high school in this coming-of-age comedy that was on the Black List of unproduced scripts in 2013.
Dope: Season 2 – 20th April
The drug war never ends. Camera crews follow smugglers, users and law enforcement agencies across Indiana, the Caribbean, Detroit and Atlanta.
Aggretsuko: Season 1 – 20th April
Retsuko is a 25-year-old red panda who is an office associate in the accounting department of a trading company in Tokyo. All she wants is to do her job and get through the day, but when frustrations reach a boiling point, she vents through death metal.
Spy Kids: Mission Critical: Season 1 – 20th April
What if grown-up spies can’t do the job? It’s up to junior spies Juni and Carmen Cortez to defeat S.W.A.M.P. in an animated series based on the films.
Mercury 13 – 20th April
This documentary profiles women who were tested in 1961 for spaceflight, but had their dreams dashed when only men were chosen to become astronauts.
The Letdown: Season 1 – 21st April
Audrey, mother of a 2-month-old, joins a new-parents support group, where she makes some quirky friends facing various challenges and life changes.
Psychokinesis – 25th April
Following Train to Busan in breaking out to find international audiences, Netflix is teaming up with director Yeon Sang-Ho for this new South Korean blockbuster, which sees a father suddenly possessed with supernatural powers setting out to help his estranged daughter, who’s at risk of losing everything she’s lived for.
Happy! Season 1 – 26th April
A boozy ex-cop turned hit man thinks he’s losing his marbles when a cartoon unicorn only he can see urges him to rescue a girl kidnapped by Santa.
3%: Season 2 – 27th April
As the next Process nears, the Cause plots to wipe out the system once and for all, and Michele finds herself in a precarious position.
Candy Jar – 27th April
An introverted high school girl from a working-class background falls in love with her wealthy debate team nemesis and realizes they share more in common than they thought.
The Week Of – 27th April
Starring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock, this comedy centers on the week leading up to the wedding of their characters’ kids. Robert Smigel directs.
Bobby Kennedy for President – 27th April
This docuseries examines the “Bobby Phenomenon” of the 1960s and the continuing influence of the man many see as the greatest loss of a turbulent era.
The New Legends of Monkey: Season 1 – 27th April
A valiant girl liberates the Monkey King — a god long trapped in stone — in a quest to find seven sacred scrolls and save the world from evil.
Superstition: Season 1 – 29th April 2018
A family of morticians with supernatural connections provides “afterlife care” for clients who’ve suffered unworldly deaths.
Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in April 2018:
American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile
American Pie Presents: The Book of Love
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale: Season 1, Episode 7
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
Return to Me
Humanoids from the Deep
The Blues Brothers
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein
Save Me (1994)
The Return of the Living Dead
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: Season 1
Highway Thru Hell: Series 5
Into the Night
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
Charlie St. Cloud
The Little Rascals
Land of the Lost
Great Interior Design Challenge: Season 3
Great British Menu: Season 7
Worst Cooks in America: Season 9 and 10
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Bharya Athra Pora
To Noora with Love
Salt Mango Tree
Unakkenna Venum Sollu
Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam
Philips and the Monkey Pen
Bare Knuckle Fight Club: Season 1
Babes in Toyland
Once Upon a Time in Venice
Historias del Canal
Bure Kaam Bura Natija, Kyun Bhai Chacha Haan Bhatija: Season 1
A Billion Colour Story
The Search for Life in Space
Life and Death
Cheech & Chong’s The Corsican Brothers
One-Punch Man: Season 1
Loaded: Season 1
The Paper: Season 1
Fallet: Season 1
Om Shanti Om
A Sort of Family
Black Lightning: Season 1, Episode 10
Fary Is the New Black
iZombie: Season 4, Episode 6
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 3, Episode 3
Suits: Season 7, Episode 12
Designated Survivor: Season 2, Episode 16
Z Nation: Season 3
Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast: Season 2
Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall
Day of the Dead
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 10, Episode 3
Jane the Virgin: Season 4, Episode 15
Dynasty: Season 1, Episode 18
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale: Season 1, Episode 8
Black Lightning: Season 1, Episode 11
Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast
iZombie: Season 4, Episode 7
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 3, Episode 4
Suits: Season 7, Episode 13
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 10, Episode 4
The Huntsman: Winter’s War
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Yakari: Season 1
Jane the Virgin: Season 4, Episode 16
The Prince of Nothingwood
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale: Season 1, Episode 9
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python’s Almost the Truth
Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action!
Barbie of Swan Lake
Monster High 13 Wishes
Barbie in Princess Power
The Minimighty Kids: Season 1
The Minimighty Kids : Season 2
Titeuf: Season 1
The Darkest Dawn
Monty Python’s Personal Best: Season 1
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus: Season 1
The Meaning of Monty Python
Monty Python Best Bits (mostly): Season 1
Monty Python’s Life of Brian
Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go
Monty Python Conquers America
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live
Eric ldle’s What About Dick?
The Honeymoon Stand Up Special: Collection
Lockup: Chain Linked: Collection 1
iZombie: Season 4, Episode 8
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 3, Episode 5
Suits: Season 7, Episode 14
Alice through the Looking Glass
Riverdale: Season 2, Episode 18
Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast: Season 2
Chasing the Dragon
All The Reasons To Forget
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 10, Episode 5
Fear Dot Com
Jane the Virgin: Season 4, Episode 17
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale: Season 1, Episode 10
Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up
Men on a Mission: 2018
The Marine 5: Battleground
The Magic Pill
iZombie: Season 4, Episode 9
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 3, Episode 6
Bill Nye: Science Guy
Suits: Season 7, Episode 15 and 16
Riverdale: Season 2, Episode 19
The Next Three Days
Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast: Season 2
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 10, Episode 6
Happy Birthday to Me
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale: Season 1, Episode 11
Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger
Hinterland: Season 3
Maggie & Bianca: Fashion Friends: Season 2
Angry Birds: Season 3
Save Our Shelter: Season 1
Fit for Fashion: Season 1
The Apartment: Season 3
Lo más sencillo es complicarlo todo
Main Hoon Na
Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Season 1
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