All the best new shows and movies landing on Netflix this April.
I don’t know about you, but self-isolation has allowed me to achieve a whole new level of sloth, officially completely Netflix in a matter of days. I don’t know whether to be ashamed or proud (or both?). But a new month brings new things to binge-watch, with some absolute crackers joining Netflix’s roster this April. Check out Secret Manchester’s guide to the best new additions to look out for next month.
After Life (S2), April 24
Ricky Gervais returns for a second season of After Life, his hit Netflix show which follows Tony after he loses his wife and struggles to combat his grief and depression. Tony continues his journey to happiness in season 2, trying to be a better person and friend following the events of season 1. Kerry Godliman, Ashley Jensen and Tom Basden will also be reprising their roles. After Life season 2 begins streaming April 24.
Money Heist (S4), April 3
Spanish series Money Heist is back for its fourth go this month, after gaining a huge cult following on Netflix and becoming one of the streaming platforms biggest shows ever. The trailer for the new season hears Tokyo tell viewers that the professor has lost his mind, followed by fast-paced action shots that tease a tense story upon us. For those who aren’t familiar with the show, the series follows a group of eight professional thieves as they attempt to pull off this biggest heist recorded in history. Money Heist season 4 lands on Netflix April 3.
Peaky Blinders (S5), April 22
While Peaky Blinders production has halted for season 6, UK fans can catch up on season 5 as of next month. The six-episode season will be available to stream in full, along with all other seasons of the show – perfect for those who wanna experience all the Brummy chaos from the start. Season 5 sees Tommy (Cillian Murphy) at war with Oswald Mosely (Sam Claflin), providing some typical Peaky Blinders-style drama all season long. You may even spot some Manchester locations while you’re watching. Season 5 is available to stream April 22.
Extraction, April 24
Chris Hemsworth reunites with the Avengers: Endgame directors for action flick Extraction, which follows a “black market” mercenary on a mission to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned crime lord. It all sounds rather Taken-esque, perfect for those looking to get their teeth stuck into a non-stop action thriller while the cinemas are closed. Extraction lands on Netflix April 24 and stars Chris Hemsworth and David Harbour.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, TBC
Undeniably an absolute classic, Netflix is expanding its library of iconic old movies with the addition of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Ferris is adamant he’s going to take the day off school, faking a sickness to hang out with his girlfriend and best friend. Little does he know, the Dean is spying on him. If you haven’t seen it already, it’s a must, and if you have, what better way to feel a little bit naughty while you social distance at home?
The Breakfast Club, TBC
Another classic for the watchlist, The Breakfast Club is quintessentially 80s with a fantastic soundtrack. The film is centred around a group of high school students from different cliques and backgrounds who are stuck in weekend detention together. The film digs deep into each students life, making all of them understand one another and relate to each other more than they ever thought. A wholesome watch with a very uplifting ending if you’re in the market for a little cheering up.
American Pie 1 & 2, TBC
A blast from the past for 90s kids, and I imagine a weird watch for anyone born after that, American Pie 1 & 2 are coming to Netflix really soon. Completely rude but hilarious, the film explores losing your virginity in some pretty crude, embarrassing but very funny ways, and there’s a great cast too. Familiar faces such as Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid and Jennifer Coolidge all feature.
Nailed It (S4), April 1
Ok, stay with me… It’s a guilty pleasure for sure. But Nailed It! is returning for its fourth season next month, and if you haven’t watched it already – there’s no better time than during a quarantine. The show is hosted by Nicole Byer, an absolutely bonkers host who single-handedly makes the entire show. With Jacques Torres at her side and a guest judge each episode, Nicole tasks three hopeful amateur bakers with some difficult baking projects, before rolling on the floor and laughing at each and every one of them. The bakers are always absolutely dreadful, making for a great viewing experience. What a delight. Nailed It! returns April 1.
Dangerous Lies, April 30
Riverdale fans are in for a treat with this one, as Camila Mendes stars in this thriller mystery that sees a waitress take a new job as a caretaker of a wealthy man, who unexpectedly passes away. Little does she know she’s set to become the heir of his huge fortune, before being dragged into some dirty and mysterious family antics. OoOoOoh, the mystery. Dangerous Lies is available to stream from April 30.
The Innocence Files, April 15
New to Netflix, this emotional crime docu-series shares the personal stories of eight falsely prosecuted people who have been helped by The Innocence Project. Heartfelt and eye-opening, the series breaks down ‘The Evidence’, ‘The Witness’ and ‘The Prosecution’, with nine episodes detailing the cracks in the US criminal justice system. The Innocence Project has worked tirelessly to raise awareness for wrongful convictions since 1992 (as well as overturn them), exonerating 17 people in just 2018 alone.
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