In April 2021, Netflix is dropping some new and exciting content to its streaming platform. Subscribers can look forward to the works; everything from original content to old film favorites will be available.
From the first season of the highly-anticipated series Shadow and Bone to the beloved rom-com Friends with Benefits, here’s what’s coming to Netflix in April.
Friends With Benefits
Honestly, when isn’t it time for a fun rom-com, especially if it happens to star Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake? Well, in April, Netflix subscribers will have the opportunity to fulfill their rom-com needs with Friends with Benefits.
Everyone likes to think the arrangement will work out, and it’ll “be different.” But Jamie and Dylan soon find out they’re just like everyone else, and their friends with benefits arrangement is about to get a bit messy.
Magical Andes – Season Two
Since traveling has been a bit lax this past year, take some time to enjoy the beauty of nature with the documentary Magical Andes. In April 2021, the second season of the program is dropping to Netflix, and subscribers will be able to enjoy the beauty of the Andes along with the five characters who hold a deep connection with the mountains.
This is one documentary subscribers aren’t going to want to pass up.
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The romantic sci-fi drama The Time Traveler’s Wife is coming to Netflix in April. It’s time to travel through time with Eric Bana as he navigates the weird genetic disorder that has him slip in and out of time.
Of course, Rachel McAdams is there to ground him. And after Bana winds up in a time where McAdams is of age, they marry. But how is that going to work? There’s only one way to find out, by watching the film in April!
In April, subscribers will have the opportunity to learn about a hard-hitting case that happened thirty years ago. The 2017 documentary White Boy dives into the story of 17-year-old Richard Wershe Jr. from Detroit, who, in the 1980s, ran one of the most sophisticated drug rings around.
Viewers will have the opportunity to learn more about the operation, as the documentary features interviews from police officers who dealt with the ring as well as journalists who wrote about it.
Shadow And Bone – Season One
Based on Leigh Bardugo’s best-selling Grishaverse novels, Shadow and Bone is the highly-anticipated upcoming fantasy series coming to Netflix in April. The first season is going to follow Alina Starkov, a soldier and orphan who just so happens to have a power that could potentially free her country.
Thrown into the magical army of the Grisha, Alina quickly learns to trust no one and that honing her powers is going to be a bit more complicated than she ever imagined.
Prank Encounters – Season Two
Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo is returning for the second season of the hidden-camera horror prank show Prank Encounters. The premise of the show is two strangers meeting in public, under a ruse that they’re there for a job interview.
The thing is, they don’t know that they’re in for their very own nightmare, as Matarazzo begins a sequence of scare tactics, frightening the unknowing contestants. The best part is there are about to be two seasons available on Netflix!
Just Say Yes
This upcoming month, find out what happens to a woman when her years-long dream is all but shattered. In the film Just Say Yes, Lotte wants nothing more than to get married. She’s been planning her big day for years and when it finally is about to happen, it doesn’t.
Her groom opts out of the wedding, canceling it entirely. So, what’s Lotte going to do now? Guess subscribers are just going to have to find out in April!
The Zookeeper’s Wife
Set in 1939 Poland, the Zookeeper’s Wife is the perfect movie for any period drama enthusiast. The Warsaw Zoo is owned and operated by the Zabinski family, but when Nazis invade their town and a new zoologist is appointed to the zoo, nothing is the same.
Covertly helping the resistance, this film is based on the true story of the Zabinski’s and how they helped hide people in their zoo during World War II.
It’s been over 40 years since an adaptation of Madame Claude has been made. But, in April 2021, the film Madame Claude is going to be released on Netflix. The French biographical-drama follows the life and story of the title character, a famous French brothel keeper.
Because of this, Claude has her grips on the political and criminal underworld. But when a young and affluent woman joins Claude’s ranks, everything she’s worked so hard to build has the potential to crumble down around her.
Worn Stories – Season One
For those subscribers who have old sweaters stored in the back of the closet that will never make it to the trash, be sure to tune into Worn Stories when it comes to Netflix in April. The series does a deep dive into the lives of normal people and the stories behind some of their most beloved, old, and sentimental pieces of clothing.
The docu-series celebrates life, love, and the reason for keeping things close to your heart.
The Spanish thriller Sky High is coming to Netflix in April. Not to be confused with the 2005 superhero film of the same name, this 2020 film involves more of a Bonnie and Clyde-like plot and fewer teenagers warding off evil seniors with their powers.
Anywho, Sky High follows the story of career criminal Ángel as he and his newly found love, Estrella, as they and a small group of thieves stay one step ahead of the Madrid police.
The Serpent is one of those must-see limited series in April. Surrounding the story of conman and murderer Charles Sobhraj, the series follows Sobhraj as he and his girlfriend Marie-Andrée Leclerc, commit crimes across Asia’s “Hippie Trail” from 1975 and 1976.
The series tells of how the criminal was finally caught and imprisoned. And, spoiler alert, the entire sequence of events is quite the ride, one that subscribers are going to have to watch to believe.
The Big Day (Collection 2)
For those who enjoy a bit of reality television in April, look no further than Netflix and The Big Day. In each episode, viewers watch as two Indian couples prepare for their big days, with lavish venues, flower arrangements, and gowns.
These weddings are no joke, costing couples up to six figures! Streaming the second collection of weddings is a great way to pass the time and see how the other half lives in luxury!
Coven Of Sisters
Technically speaking, the Spanish period drama series Coven of Sisters was added to Netflix in March, but Netflix is sprucing it up a bit for those who are anti-English subtitles. In April, watch as men accuse a group of women of witchcraft, condemning them all to burn on a pyre.
The original series was added to the streaming platform in Spanish, but it has since been decided to re-add the series with the English dub.
Family Reunion (Part 3)
Get ready because in April 2021 the McKellan family is back and better than ever in Part 2 of Family Reunion. For those who don’t know, this particular series follows the McKellan family as they move from their home in Seattle, Washington, to their new home in Columbus, Georgia, all to be closer to their family.
As family reunions typically go, there is a whole lot of funny drama that ensues. It’s one of those series that is just good fun.
This Is A Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist
Netflix is about to drop its latest and greatest true crime docu-series with This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist. The limited series follows the unsolved robbery at Boston’s Isabella Stewert Gardner Museum, where thieves, dressed as police officers, made off with an estimated $500 million worth of art.
No one has ever been arrested, tried, or identified as the thieves, and there is still an outstanding $10 million reward for anyone with information. This is a mystery subscribers aren’t going to want to miss!
Who needs to watch another MCU film when the Thunder Force is coming to Netflix in April? Starring Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy, the comedy superhero flick follows scientist Emily Stanton after she developed a process to give regular people powers.
But when she accidentally injects her estranged friend, Lydia, the two come together to become the first superhero duo ever. The movie is bound to be a belly full of laughs and a fun time.
The Wedding Coach
Hosted by comedian Jamie Lee, The Wedding Coach is a perfect option for anyone who enjoys reality television or is stressed over planning their own big day. According to Lee, the series is about debunking how “the wedding industry wants you to believe that everything should be perfect, but…wedding perfection is unattainable.”
Fun, light, and more than a bit funny thanks to the host, The Wedding Coach is bound to change the way people plan modern-day weddings.
The Stand In
Drew Barrymore stars as both Paula and Candy Black in the dark comedy The Stand In. After being sentenced to rehab for income tax evasion, has-been actress Candy Black calls her former stand-in, the ambitious Paula.
Candy’s idea: have Paula take over her life and identity while she is in rehab. What could possibly go wrong with that tiny plan? Only the subscribers who tune into the movie when it comes to the streaming platform in April will find out!
My Love: Six Stories Of True Love
For those Netflix subscribers who are in the mood for a good cry, look no further than the limited series My Love: Six Stories Of True Love. The docu-series follows the story of six elderly couples who have stood the test of time, diving into their secrets to long marriage while showcasing sentimental moments.
The series brings out all of the feels while giving unique perspectives on life, love, and how the two work together to form something beautiful.
Fast And Furious Spy Racers – Season Four
For fans of the Fast and Furious franchise, strap in because the fourth season of the animated series Fast And Furious Spy Racers is coming to Netflix in April. It’s time to buckle in and watch as a group of teenagers dominate street racing while trying to save the world from the evil organization trying to rule it.
This season will see the gang traveling to Mexico City on a mission. It’s bound to be a wild ride!
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me
Jamie Foxx stars in the sitcom Dad Stop Embarrassing Me, coming to Netflix in April 2021. When his strong-willed and hard-headed teenage daughter moves in with him, everything turns upside down for bachelor Brian Dixon.
Dixon and his daughter, Sasha, have to learn to live together under one roof. The series is sure to be hysterical, fun, and yet series in all of the right ways. This is one series subscribers aren’t going to want to miss.
Zero – Season One
Netflix is joining the superhero party in April, adding the first season of Zero to its catalog. A shy teen who is used to feeling invisible actually gains the ability after meeting a group of kids intent on saving their neighborhood.
He winds up joining their ranks, learning how to use his invisibility to become a hero. The Italian original series looks as though it is an entirely different superhero experience, one that most of us can learn from.
Set in 1901, Crimson Peak follows the story of American heiress Edith Cushing as she marries Sir Thomas Sharpe, moving to England with him and his sister. Once at their gothic mansion, Edith starts having ghostly visions and becomes set on figuring out the mystery behind them and the mansion she now calls home.
The gothic romance film stars Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, and Jessica Chastain and is sure to be a thrilling viewing.
Into the Beat
The German musical Into the Beat is coming to Netflix in April and is the perfect movie selection for fans of films such as Step Up, Save the Last Dance, and Burlesque. Katya is following in her parent’s footsteps, becoming a prima ballerina.
But when she meets Marlon and discovers the joys of hip-hop, all bets are off. Now, she has to make a decision. Does she stick with ballet? Or is she going to venture into a new passion?
Anna Kendrick stars as Zoe Levenson, a medical researcher onboard a spaceship heading to Mars in the 2021 thriller film Stowaway. On the way to Mars, Zoe and the rest of the crew find a stowaway soon after taking off.
With limited food and supplies, the crew has to make a decision. But Netflix subscribers are going to have to wait and see the outcome when the movie drops on the streaming platform in April.
The 2016 political thriller Miss Sloane is dropping on Netflix’s streaming platform in April. Interesting and suspenseful, the film follows lobbyist Elizabeth Sloane as she fights to pass gun control legislation.
But it’s not that easy, and she has many enemies and opposition who will stop at nothing to make sure she loses, digging into her personal history, threatening her career, and targeting people closest to her. How will this end for Miss Sloane? Subscribers are just going to have to watch the film to find out.
Things Heard And Seen
Based on the Elizabeth Brundage novel All Things Cease to Appear, the horror-thriller film Things Heard and Seen follows a young couple as they move to a new home in a small town.
Unfortunately, things start to turn sinister, and they begin to suspect their new home has a dark and mysterious past. Starring Amanda Seyfried, Natalia Dyer, James Norton, and F. Murray Abraham, Things Heard and Seen should be at the top of any horror lovers’ must-watch list.
In April, Netflix is dropping a Spanish limited series, The Innocent. Based on a Harlan Coben novel of the same name, the series follows Mateo, a man who went to prison for nine years because he accidentally killed someone.
Now out, married, and living a good life, one phone call changes everything. Mateo needs to race against the clock to prove his innocence. For what? Subscribers are going to have to watch the thriller series to find out!
Luis Miguel: The Series – Season Two
The second and final season of Luis Miguel: The Series is coming to Netflix in April. Following the real-life story of Mexican superstar Luis Miguel, fans of the first season aren’t going to want to miss the dramatic conclusion to the biopic.
Ending the first season with Luis’ father passing away, with information about his missing mother, and recognizing his daughter, subscribers are bound to be in for a whole lot of drama this upcoming season!