New To Netflix: April

Get ready to give up your weekends – here’s our pick of the best new films and binge-worthy shows hitting Netflix this month…

6 Balloons

A loyal sister struggles to stay afloat while driving her heroin-addicted brother to a detox centre and looking after his two-year old daughter. Dave Franco, Abbi Jacobson and Jane Kaczmarek star.

Available to watch now

Chef’s Table Pastry

A spin-off from the Emmy award-winning Chef’s Table, this mini-series follows four of the world’s very best pastry chefs to find out what success tastes like. Make sure you have sweet snacks to hand.

Available to watch 13th April

Come Sunday

A crisis of faith sets renowned fundamentalist preacher Carlton Pearson on a new spiritual path that jeopardises all that he holds dear. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover and Martin Sheen star.

Available to watch 13th April

Dynasty – Season 1

The Carringtons and the Colbys feud for control over their fortune – and their children – in this updated reboot of the classic prime-time soap opera. Die-hard fans of the original might be horrified, but we’re intrigued…

Available to watch now

Happy! – Season 1

This new Netflix Original series sounds nuts: A boozy ex-cop turned hit man (Christopher Meloni) thinks he’s losing his marbles when a cartoon unicorn only he can see urges him to rescue a girl captured by Santa.

Available to watch 26th April


Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the 1975 monster thriller makes a return. When a great white shark terrorises Amity Island, three men on a mission – an oceanographer, a police chief and a grizzled shark hunter – seek to destroy it.

Available to watch now

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: Jay Z

He revolutionised late-night chat shows. Now David Letterman’s back, teaming up with fascinating global figures to create in-depth interviews for his new monthly TV show. Next up? Jay-Z.

Available to watch now

Knocked Up

A one-night stand results in pregnancy for Alison, who tries to make things work with the slacker who knocked her up. Seth Rogan, Katherine Heigl and Paul Rudd star.

Available to watch now

Lost in Space – Season 1

After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape – but they’re surrounded by hidden dangers. Molly Parker and Toby Stephens star.

Available to watch 13th April

Mad Men – Season 7

Set in 1960s New York, this award-winning series takes a peek inside an ad agency during an era when a cutthroat career had a glamourous allure. For those playing catch-up or for anyone re-watching, series seven has just hit the ‘flix.

Available to watch now

Mercury 13

A Netflix Original documentary, this film follows a small group of skilled female pilots who have undergone rigorous training, only to be asked to step aside for a male-only crew for the legendary spaceflight.

Available to watch 21st April

Riverdale – Season 2

While navigating the troubled waters of sex, romance, school and family, teen Archie Andrews and his gang become entangled in a dark Riverdale mystery. Series two has been drip-fed to fans – the next episode isn’t available to stream in the UK until 19 April.

Available to watch 19th April

RuPaul’s Drag Race – Season 10

Can you believe we’re on the tenth round already? After a disappointing All Stars earlier this year, Drag Race is back to what it does best – discovering the greatest new talent on the drag scene. RuPaul and Michelle Visage host.

Episodes 1-3 available to watch now, with a new episode each Friday

Suits – Season 7

It’s the wedding everyone’s been looking forward to – well, until Meghan Markle gets married for real next month anyway. Until then, fans can get a glimpse of her all-in-white in the seventh season of Suits.

Episodes 1-12 available to watch now, with a new episode each Thursday

Sun Dogs

Rejected by the marines but eager to serve his country after 9/11, a simple-minded man performs amateur terrorist surveillance with a young runaway. Michael Angarano, Melissa Benoist and Xzibit star.

Available to watch now

The Alienist – Season 1

In 1896 New York City, psychologist Laszlo Kreizler is enlisted by police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt to catch a killer preying on homeless boys. Daniel Bruhl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning star.

Available to watch 19th April

The Letdown – Season 1

A new series exploring motherhood. Audrey, mother of a two-year-old, joins a new parent support group, where she makes some quirky friends acing various challenges and changes.

Available to watch 21st April

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