What To Watch Online This April

Get set for hours of entertainment this month, with our favourite programmes returning to our screens and incredible debuts that will keep you transfixed.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Series 2, Netflix

Following on from the Christmas special ‘A Midwinter’s Tale’, series two is set to explore Sabrina’s darker side. Curious to learn more about her heritage, while struggling to maintain her friendships in the mortal world, everything is in question for Sabrina this series. The Dark Lord, Madame Satan, and Father Blackwood continue to conjure chaos in the Spellman household and the town of Greendale – and they aren’t the only ones trying to raise hell.

Available to watch now

Our Planet, Netflix

New from the creator of BBC’s Planet Earth, Our Planet takes viewers on an unprecedented journey through some of the world's most precious natural habitats, all narrated by the inimitable Sir David Attenborough. A must-watch, the series has landed all at once, giving us the chance to binge rather than wait for Sir David’s usual Sunday night slot.

Available to watch now

Cruel Intentions, Netflix

Annette (Reese Witherspoon) unwittingly becomes a pawn in Sebastian's (Ryan Phillippe) and Kathryn's (Sarah Michelle Gellar) diabolical wager of sexual conquest when she writes an article in Seventeen Magazine about how she intends to stay pure until she marries her boyfriend. However, Sebastian gets more than he bargained for as he attempts to woo Annette into his bed. Also stars Selma Blair.

Available to watch now

Special, Netflix

Special is an uplifting new series about a gay man, Ryan, with mild cerebral palsy who decides to rewrite his identity and finally go after the life he wants. The offbeat comedy is based on series creator and star Ryan O’Connell’s memoir I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves. After years of dead-end internships, working in his pyjamas as a blogger and communicating mostly via text, Ryan eventually figures out how to take his life from bleak to chic and began limping towards adulthood.

Available to watch 12th April

Quicksand, Netflix

After a shooting at a Stockholm prep school, seemingly well-adjusted high school student Maja finds herself on trial for murder. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, this Swedish thriller delves into the events of that tragic day, revealing the private details about Maja’s relationship with Sebastian Fagerman and his dysfunctional family.

Available to watch now

Someone Great, Netflix

Aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has just landed her dream job at an iconic magazine and is about to move to San Francisco. Rather than do long distance, her boyfriend of nine years (Lakeith Stanfield) decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, Jenny gathers up her two best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) for one outrageous last adventure in New York City.

Available to watch 18th April

The Perfect Date, Netflix

To save up for college, Brooks Rattigan (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’s Noah Centineo) creates an app where anyone can pay him to play the perfect stand-in boyfriend for any occasion. But when he develops feelings for Shelby, played by Riverdale’s Camila Mendes, his plan gets complicated.

Available to watch 12th April

Doctor Foster – Series 2, Netflix

Suranne Jones stars as Dr Gemma Foster in this mystery-drama series that leads the protagonist down a dark path. Gemma seems to have the perfect life; she is a trusted GP, has many friends and a settled family – until her husband starts acting suspiciously. But the secrets she uncovers tear her world apart. Gemma's life goes into turmoil as she gets closer to discovering the truth, with her family and patients all suffering as a result of the shocking events that unfold.

Available to watch now

Game of Thrones – Series 8, Now TV

We can’t believe it’s the final season of our favourite fantasy drama. As usual, plotlines are being kept very much under wraps, but there are certain questions that need answering: when will Jon Snow discover that his new lover – Daenerys, mother of dragons – is his aunt? Will all the warring houses join forces to fight the Night King and his army of the undead? And who will end up on the Iron Throne?

Available every Monday from 14th April

Bodyguard, Netflix

This six-part series was the BBC’s best programme of 2018. Now it’s available to binge all over again, this time on Netflix. The show focuses on police sergeant David Budd (Richard Madden), a heroic but hot-headed war veteran now working as a specialist protection officer for the Home Secretary, Julia Montague MP (Keeley Hawes). Dedicated to his job but concealing deep resentment of politicians following his traumas in Afghanistan, David's divided loyalties might just make him Julia's greatest threat.

Available to watch now

Love, Death + Robots, Netflix

This collection of animated short stories spans several genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy. Produced by Oscar-nominated director David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven, The Social Network), the animated anthology series includes tales that explore alternate histories, life for robots in a post-apocalyptic city and a plot for world domination by super-intelligent yogurt.

Available to watch now

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Amazon Video

It’s 1993 and teenage rebel Cameron (Chloe Grace Moretz on striking form) is caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen. Promptly, she is sent away by her parents to a remote treatment centre called God's Promise. While she is being subjected to eyebrow-raising gay conversion therapies, she bonds with some fellow residents as they pretend to go along with the process while waiting to be released.

Available to watch now

The Miami Showband Massacre, Netflix

Netflix’s original documentary series ReMastered investigates high-profile events affecting some of the most legendary names in music. Its newest episode focuses on the killing of three members of the Miami Showband, which sent shock waves across Northern Ireland in 1975. Ambushed by Ulster loyalists, three members of the band were killed on their way back from a show. Was the crime linked to the government? One survivor doggedly pursues the truth.

Available to watch now

The Dirt, Netflix

Based on Mötley Crüe’s 2001 best-selling autobiography, The Dirt is an unflinching and uncensored story about sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll, fame, and the high price of excess. Director Jeff Tremaine (JACKASS co-creator, BAD GRANDPA) shows us just how Nikki Sixx (Douglas Booth), Mick Mars (Iwan Rheon), Tommy Lee (Colson Baker), and Vince Neil (Daniel Webber) took Mötley Crüe from the Sunset Strip to the world stage, and what it meant to become the world’s most notorious rock band.

Available to watch now

The Bold Type – Series 3, Amazon Video

Putting together a magazine is not an easy task, requiring a lot of teamwork to finish the job and get the publication on newsstand shelves. That's why the staffers responsible for producing global women's magazine Scarlet lean on one another as they try to find their own voices. In this third instalment, the show will focus on how Jane deals with her choices: how does she move forward with the person she’s chosen? And how does she move forward with freezing her eggs?

Available to watch 10th April

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