What’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video in April 2017?
Staff Reporter | On 30, Mar 2017Reading time: 5 mins
Guess who’s back, back again? Bosch is back. Tell a friend. Amazon’s crime series, based on Michael Connelly’s books, is one of the streaming service’s most popular original programmes. After two impressive seasons, it returns for another, darker run. If it’s dark you want, though, things don’t get much darker than The Walking Dead, Season 6 of which finally arrives in April – with spin-off Fear the Walking Dead not far behind.
In the mood for something lighter? Amazon rings in the spring season with a Tumble Leaf special, Spielberg’s enchanting The BFG and the cute Swallows and Amazons – just in time for family viewing over the Easter holidays. Add in a documentary about Hugh Hefner, not to mention the ongoing weekly release of Into the Badlands and Hap and Leonard, and you have a small but diverse line-up.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in April 2017:
Note: Bookmark this page to keep up-to-date with any new arrivals, date changes or acquisition announcements for March.
DC Animated Series – 2nd April
After being removed at the end of March, Amazon has renewed its rights for a whole heap of DC animations, including Batman: The Animated Series, Green Lantern: First Flight and Wonder Woman. You can see the full list below.
The Walking Dead: Season 6 – 4th April
Still catching up with Rick and co.? Get one step closer to the latest Season 7 with Season 6 of AMC’s zombie hit series.
Tumble Leaf Spring Special: Spring-a-ling Surprise – 4th April
Created for preschool-aged children, each episode of the stop-motion world of Tumble Leaf follows Fig, a delightfully curious blue fox, and his best friend Stick, a quirky caterpillar, as they embark on a fun and nature-filled adventure, learning science through their natural play. In this special, everyone helps Bloom the bunny hunt for his lost eggs, which he plans to plant for a spectacular spring surprise, and Fig uncovers many other signs of spring along the way.
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story – 7th April
Produced by the Emmy Award-winning Stephen David Entertainment and Alta Loma Entertainment, American Playboy begins in post-war America and takes us through the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953 and the next six decades of Hefner’s life and career. As he built his empire, Hefner became both a social justice advocate and a target of the conservative movement while becoming an outspoken defender of civil rights, freedom of speech, gay rights and, of course, sexual freedom.
The series is the result of unprecedented access to thousands of hours of never-before-seen footage from both Hefner’s and the Playboy archives and Hefner’s personal scrapbooks, imbuing the series with rich first-person accounts and never-before-told stories.
The BFG – 7th April
A galumphing warm hug of a film, Steve Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic completely captures the wide-eyed wonder of childhood. Magical.
Savages – 11th April
Tamara Jenkins’ 2007 drama follows two estranged siblings – Wendy Savage, a struggling playwright, and Jon, a college professor – who must come together when their father slides into senility. Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman deliver a pair of powerhouse perfomances.
Swallows and Amazons – 12th April
Arthur Ransome’s much-loved book is brought to the big screen in Philippa Lowthorpe’s warm family adventure flick, which sees four kids on holiday in the Lake District start a war with rival children, while a mysterious man on a houseboat accuses them of a crime they didn’t commit.
Captain Fantastic – 19th April
This whimsical indie drama. featuring an Oscar-nominated performance by Viggo Mortensen, is more nuanced than its Little Miss Sunshine stylings might suggest.
Bosch: Season 3 – 21st April
“Things have changed. It’s not the same department.” “It’s the same world.” That’s the sound of Titus Welliver in typically gruff form as hard-boiled LAPD detective Harry Bosch, who is still struggling to find integrity in an imperfect justice system.
Amazon’s crime thriller, based on Michael Connelly’s books, continues to delve into the grey moral areas between doing the right thing and understanding the mind of a killer, with Season 3 based on The Black Echo and A Darkness More Than Night – the novel that brought Connelly’s characters Bosch and FBI profiler Terry McCaleb together.
Thunderbirds Are Go: Season 3 – 21st April
The animated reboot of the Gerry Anderson classic returns for a third season.
Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 – Date TBC
Keep your eyes peeled for Season 2 of AMC’s zombie spin-off – we’ll update this with more information on its release date as soon as we have it.
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Other new releases coming soon to Amazon Prime Video in April 2017:
Justice League – The New Frontier
Justice League Season 1 & 2
Justice League Unlimited Season 1 & 2
Young Justice Season 1 & 2
Batman: The Animated Series Season 1 to 4
Batman: The Brave And The Bold Season 1 to 3
Teen Titans Go! Season 1 and 2
Superman/Batman Public Enemies
Green Lantern – First Flight
Batman – Gotham Knight
Batman – Mystery of the Batwoman
Batman – Mask of the Phantasm
Batman and Mr Freeze – SubZero
The Batman Vs. Dracula
Batman Beyond – Return of the Joker
Superman – Doomsday
Black Sails: Season 4, Episode 10
Into the Badlands: Season 2, Episode 3
Taken: Episode 6
The Path: Season 2, Episode 12
Hap and Leonard: Season 2, Episode 4
Into the Badlands: Season 2, Episode 4
Taken: Episode 7
The Path: Season 2, Episode 13
Hap and Leonard: Season 2, Episode 5
Into the Badlands: Season 2, Episode 5
Taken: Episode 8
Everybody Wants Some!!
Hap and Leonard: Season 2, Episode 6
For a Good Time, Call…
Into the Badlands: Season 2, Episode 6