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.
Shrek, April 1
At long last! We can finally binge-watch our favourite Shrek movies without having to wait for them randomly popping up in the TV schedule. But not only will we be gifted with the first film in the franchise, but we’ll also get Shrek 2 and Shrek: The Musical on the very same day. What a gift from the Netflix Gods. All three films are streaming now.
Run, April 2
Originally released on Hulu, Run starring Sarah Paulson is yet another new horror for the actress (since she is the Queen of the genre…), this time following young Chloe, whose mother Diana (Paulson) has raised her in complete isolation. Now a teenager, Chloe begins to explore her mother’s secrets, and naturally, they’re a lot darker than she expected. Streaming now.
Thunder Force, April 9
The power duo that is Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer have teamed up for new superhero comedy, Thunder Force. The film follows two childhood best friends, who reunite as adults when one of them invents a formula that gives ordinary people superpowers. The Netflix Original is one of many boasting an A* line-up and is set to be a comedic, superhero-style ride upon its premiere. Stream it from April 9.
A Star Is Born, April 11
Lady Gaga’s Hollywood debut went down a real treat when it came out back in 2018, and we can’t wait to dust off our vocal cords for another round. Also starring Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born is the modern remake of the classic of the same name – and follows aspiring singer Ally’s relationship with famed rockstar Jackson, who pushes her to follow her dreams into the world of superstardom. Watch it from April 11.
The Circle USA (S2), April 14
If you’re not addicted to The Circle yet, it’s time to jump on the bandwagon. While the UK version is currently in full swing on Channel 4, the USA version is set to hit our screens later this month. Looking like it’s going to be equally as dramatic as the UK version, Netflix has so far confirmed that a former cast member from their hit show Too Hot To Handle will be taking part, and it’s even filmed in the same block of flats right here in sunny Salford. Watch the first four episodes on April 14.
Stowaway, April 22
Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette star in new Netflix Original Stowaway, which follows a three-person crew on a mission to Mars. Things go awry, however, when an unexpected passenger puts their lives at risk. But why is he there? How is he there? What’s going on? After just one watch of the trailer, we have so many questions. Watch it from April 22.
Shadow and Bone, April 23
Based on the Grisha book series by Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone is Netflix’s newest fantasy series. Set in a war-torn world, Alina’s life is turned upside down when she unleashes an ‘extraordinary’ power that might help to set her people free. Alina must learn to hone her power – while also training with the Grisha army of elite soldiers in a world full of threats – in order to survive. Binge-watch it from April 23.
Rocketman, April 30
Taron Egerton stars as the iconic Elton John in Rocketman – a fun, musical drama based on Elton John’s career, following as the singer goes from recent graduate to internationally famous rockstar. The film received fan acclaim upon its release and has a number of great songs to bop along to, too. Watch it on April 30.
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