With many people spending more time at home because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it’s likely that Netflix usage is going to be even higher than normal in the coming weeks and months – and the good news is that there’s a great selection of new films and TV series coming to the platform in April.
The month sees a wealth of new original series, including the debut of true crime documentaries How to Fix a Drug Scandal and Murder to Mercy, as well as comedy series The Brews Brothers and new adult animation series from the creator of Adventure Time, The Midnight Gospel.
Tomorrow sees a wealth of new titles drop, with the first five series of hit US sitcom Community added to the service. The series was a huge critical hit and also went down a storm with audiences, telling the story of a group of students who had enrolled in a community college. The stars included Donald Glover, Alison Brie and Ken Jeong and the show was notable for making heavy use of pop culture references ad well as frequently parodying common tropes.
Also tomorrow, a fourth series of Nailed It! arrives – an amateur baking competition which is a bit like The Great British Bake Off but with contestants of a slightly less impressive calibre and El Dragón: Return of a Warrior, a Spanish language crime drama series about a successful but mysterious entrepreneur.
Whisper of the Heart A girl who spends much of her time reading spots that all of the library books she takes out have previously been borrowed by the same boy in this Studio Ghibli title. Watch on Netflix
McMafia BBC crime drama starring James Norton that takes its inspiration from Misha Glenny’s non-fiction book, dramatising some of its real-life tales of international organised crime. Watch on Netflix
PureComedy drama series starring Charly Clive as 24-year-old Marnie, who’s been plagued by disturbing sexual thoughts for as long as she can remember. Watch on Netflix
A Secret Love Two women who fall in love in 1947 and begin a 65 year journey of love in this South Korean drama series
Extracurricular South Korean crime series about an ambitious student who commits a crime in order to go to university
Murder to Mercy: the Cyntoia Brown Story True crime documentary exploring the case of a 16-year-old girl who was sentenced to life in prison
Thursday 30th April
Biohackers season 1 German sci-fi series about a girl who gets tangled in the world of biohacking after starting medical school to get closer to a professor she thinks was involved in a past family tragedy
The Victim’s Game season 1 A forensic detective who discovers his estranged daughters link to mysterious murders in this new crime drama