Easter is coming and that means Bank Holiday weekends designed for binge-watching. This April, Netflix has a small (by its standards) but cracking selection, with its big nature documentary series Our Planet finally hitting our screens. That’s joined by new interactive offering You vs. Wild, which sees Bear Grylls go up against the natural world, with viewers telling him what to do.
For those looking for family entertainment, you can’t go wrong with the return of She-Ra and Pinky Malinky and a mouth-watering documentary series from the creators of Chef’s Table. And, for rom-com fans, Netflix continues its plan to make Noah Centineo your new dream boyfriend with The Perfect Date. On the darker side of the stream, there are more Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to keep you spellbound. But sometimes, you just want dinosaurs, pure and simple, in which case, there’s good news there too: the first three Jurassic Park films are on the way.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in April 2019:
Dr. Foster: Season 2 – 3rd April
Suranne Jones returns for the second season of the hit BBC drama. Created and written by Mike Bartlett, it continues Gemma’s story, following her suspicions of her husband (Bertie Carvel) cheating on her.
Suzzanna: Buried Alive – 3rd April
After a pregnant woman is murdered, her spirit seeks revenge against her increasingly terrified killers, who are determined to finish her off for good.
Our Planet – 5th April
Exhilarating visuals and stunning footage of rarely-seen animals mix with somber truths about humanity’s impact on the planet’s habitats and species.
Quick Sand – 5th April
After a tragedy at a school sends shock waves through a wealthy Stockholm suburb, a seemingly well-adjusted teen finds herself on trial for murder.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2 – 5th April
Part 2 finds Sabrina exploring her darker side, curious to learn more about her heritage, while struggling to maintain her friendships in the mortal world. Romantically, Sabrina is caught in an unholy love triangle with between sexy warlock Nicholas Scratch and salt-of-the-Earth mortal Harvey Kinkle. Meanwhile, The Dark Lord, Madame Satan, and Father Blackwood continue to conjure chaos in the Spellman household and the town of Greendale. And they aren’t the only ones trying to raise hell. Everything is in question…relationships, identity, true intentions…when the devil’s work is at hand.
Unicorn Store – 5th April
Kit, a twenty-something dreamer, receives an invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams in the directorial debut of Captain Marvel herself, Brie Larson.
Tijuana – 5th April
When a prominent politician is murdered in cold blood, intrepid local journalists risk their lives to uncover the truth.
Persona: Collection – 5th April
An eclectic exploration of different personas in a collection of four short films directed by critically acclaimed Korean directors.
Roman Empire: Caligula: The Mad Emperor – 5th April
Once beloved by the troops and people alike, Caligula shocks Rome by ruling with the cruel depravity and debauchery that make him infamous.
Spirit Riding Free: Season 8 – 5th April
Big changes lie ahead for Lucky and her friends in an eventful final season — from new babies at home to a faraway boarding school.
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 6 – 9th April
The trolls face a day without a holiday, Biggie accidentally starts a fun-tastic new dance craze, and Guy turns a camping trip into a “glamping” trip.
You vs. Wild – 10th April
In this interactive adventure series, you’ll make key decisions to help Bear Grylls survive, thrive and complete missions in the harshest environments on Earth.
Black Summer – 11th April
A prequel set in the Z Nation universe, this new series introduces all new characters from every walk of life. As what’s left of the old world order collapses around them, a group of survivors encounter the best and worst of humanity in the darkest hours of the Zombie Apocalypse.
A Land Imagined – 12th April
A cop in Singapore investigates the disappearance of a Chinese migrant construction worker who spent sleepless nights playing a mysterious video game.
Huge in France – 12th April
“Huge in France” would be an autobiographical look at Gad’s experience reinventing himself in the US. It would be 80% in English, 20% in French, and would focus on Gad’s career, dating life, and rediscovery of his identity in the absence of the fame he’s become accustomed to.
Special – 12th April
A gay man with mild cerebral palsy decides to rewrite his identity as an accident victim and finally go after the life he wants.
Mighty Little Bheem – 12th April
An innocent toddler’s boundless curiosity – and extraordinary might – lead to mischief and adventure in his small Indian town.
The Perfect Date – 12th April
To save up for college, Brooks Rattigan creates an app where anyone can pay him to play the perfect stand-in boyfriend for any occasion.
The Silence – 12th April
When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally’s heightened senses. The Silence is directed by John R. Leonetti (Annabelle) and stars Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka and Miranda Otto.
No Good Nick – 15th April
Melissa Joan Hart is back on our screens in this sitcom, which sees a family’s life turned upside down when a young, street-smart grifter appears on the doorstep, claiming she’s a distant relative.
Jurassic Park 1 to 3 – 16th April
Because it’s never a bad time to be reminded of the perils of poor project management.
Super Monsters Furever Friends – 16th April
On the first night of spring, the Super Monsters and their families gather for food, fun and games in the park — and meet their adorable monster pets!
Bridget Jones’ Diary – 17th April
Renée Zellweger is hugely endearing in this 2001 romantic comedy based on the books by Helen Fielding.
My First First Love – 18th April
Due to various personal reasons, a group of Yun Tae-o’s friends move into his house, where they experience love, friendship, and everything in between.
Rilakkuma and Kaoru – 19th April
Rilakkuma and Kaoru is the story of a soft toy bear and his human roommate Kaoru, and the short but sweet time they spend together.
Someone Great – 19th April
Aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has just landed her dream job at an iconic magazine and is about to move to San Francisco. Rather than do long distance, her boyfriend of nine years (Lakeith Stanfield) decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, Jenny gathers up her two best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) for one outrageous last adventure in New York City. From writer/director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (creator of MTV’s Sweet/Vicious) SOMEONE GREAT is a hilarious and heartfelt story of friendship, love, and what it means to let go of your twenties and enter adulthood.
A Fortunate Man – 19th Aprli
A gifted engineer flees his austere roots to pursue wealth and success among Copenhagen’s elite, but the pride propelling him threatens to be his ruin.
Music Teacher – 19th Aprli
Burned by his past, an emotionally troubled, small-town music teacher risks everything he has to reconnect with a now-famous former student.
Brené Brown: The Call to Courage – 19th Aprli
Best-selling author Brené Brown discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort in a culture defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty.
Samantha!: Season 2 – 19th Aprli
Samantha tries to forget her childish antics and become a better actress and parent, but her mother-in-law and ex-bandmates don’t make it easy for her
Grass Is Greener – 20th April
It lit up jazz and hip-hop – and ignited a war on drugs steeped in racial injustice. Experts explore America’s complicated relationship with weed.
Pinky Malinky: Part 2 – 22nd April
Pinky Malinky is on a roll! Catch up on this joyful hot dog boy’s continuing adventures as he spreads fun and positivity with best friends Babs and JJ.
Bonding – 24th April
A New York City grad student moonlighting as a dominatrix enlists her gay BFF from high school to be her assistant.
Street Food – 26th April
From the creators of Chef’s Table, Street Food takes viewers to some of the world’s most vibrant cities to explore the rich culture of street food all over the globe. Season one explores nine countries across Asia, from the hawker stalls of Singapore to the food carts of India. Each episode highlights the stories of perseverance and culture that bring life to each country’s cuisine.
The Protector: Season 2 – 26th April
Facing formidable odds against the resurgent Immortals, Hakan and the Loyal Ones must forestall sinister plans to destroy the city — and all humans.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 2 – 26th April
A reimagining of the ‘80s hit series, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is the story of an orphaned princess named Adora, who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde when she discovers a magic sword that transforms her into the legendary warrior She-Ra. Along the way, she finds a new surrogate family in the Rebellion as she unites a group of magical princesses in the ultimate fight against evil.
Yankee – 26th April
The story of Edgar Valdez, a young man from Texas who, instead of heading off to University with his friends, decided to cross the Rio Grande to become one of the most bloodthirsty assassins in the history of Mexican drug trafficking.
Chambers – 26th April
A young heart attack survivor becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life. However, the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about her donor’s sudden death, the more she starts taking on the characteristics of the deceased – some of which are troublingly sinister.
Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in April 2019:
The Mask of Zorro
This Is the End
Kevin Hart: Irresponsible
Ricardo Quevedo: We All Hold Grudges
Doctor Foster: Season 2
Liss Pereira: Reteniendo liquidos
Francesco de Carlo: Cose di Questo Mondo
This Is 40
The Incredible Hulk
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson
ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads
Whindersson Nunes: Adulto
Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward
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