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New on Netflix in April 2021

An Idris Elba cowboy movie, the long-anticipated adaptation of the Grishaverse novels, and big laughs courtesy of Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer will keep you glued to your couch this April.

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Shadow and Bone

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The weather might be getting nicer outside, but Netflix is giving you plenty of reasons to stay indoors this April.

TV selections headed to the streaming service this month include limited series The Serpent, starring Tahar Rahim of the Golden Globe-winning= film The Mauritanian and former Doctor Who companion Jenna Coleman in a true-crime thriller about 1970s serial killer Charles Sobhraj; YA fantasy drama Shadow & Bone, the long-awaited adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s “Grishaverse” novels (the Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows series); docuseries This Is A Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist, about the 1990 heist that saw two men pose as cops in order to break into Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and steal millions of dollars worth of art; and original anime Yasuke, about the legendary Black Samurai.

Films include Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy’s superhero team-up Thunder Force, plus Idris Elba and Stranger Things’ Caleb McLaughlin in the drama Concrete Cowboy, about a troubled teen sent to live with his estranged father who finds kinship in a tight-knit Philadelphia community of Black cowboys.

And don’t forget you can catch up on Netflix’s Oscar-nominated films before the Academy Awards ceremony on April 25 — including The Trial of the Chicago 7, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and more.

Read on to find out what else is joining them on Netflix and what’s leaving the service in April, with some highlights noted at the top.


HIGHLIGHTS



Description: In the 1970s, merciless killer Charles Sobhraj preys on travelers exploring the “hippie trail” of South Asia. Based on shocking true events.

Premiere Date: April 2, 2021



Concrete Cowboy (2020)

80%

Description: Sent to live with his estranged father for the summer, a rebellious teen finds kinship in a tight-knit Philadelphia community of Black cowboys.

Critics Consensus: Well-acted and solidly directed, Concrete Cowboy lassos old-fashioned uplift with its story of a father and son in a little-seen corner of American culture.

Premiere Date: April 2, 2021



Description: In 1990, two men dressed as cops con their way into a Boston museum and steal a fortune in art. Take a deep dive into this daring and notorious crime.

Premiere Date: April 7, 2021



Thunder Force (2021)

22%

Description: Two childhood best friends (Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy) reunite as an unlikely crime-fighting superhero duo when one invents a formula that gives ordinary people superpowers.

Premiere Date: April 9, 2021



Description: Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.

Premiere Date: April 23, 2021


Yasuke

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Yasuke: Season 1 (2021)

93%

Description: Netflix’s new anime series centers on a peaceful boatman who came from Africa and fought alongside a mighty feudal lord in brutal 16th century Japan. They called him the Black Samurai, and he became a legend.

Premiere Date: April 29, 2021


FULL LIST OF SHOWS AND MOVIES COMING TO NETFLIX THIS MONTH


Available 4/1

- - Magical Andes: Season 2 (2021) (Netflix Original)
- - Prank Encounters: Season 2 (2021) (Netflix Original)
100% Worn Stories: Miniseries (2021) (Netflix Original)
39% 2012 (2009)
18% Cop Out (2010)
69% Friends With Benefits (2011)
67% Insidious (2010)
71% Legally Blonde (2001)
35% Leprechaun (1993)
95% The Pianist (2002)
39% The Possession (2012)
38% The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
38% Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
- - White Boy (2017)
46% Yes Man (2008)

Tersanjung the Movie (Netflix Original)
Secrets of Great British Castles: Season 1


Available 4/2

69% The Serpent: Limited Series (2021) (Netflix Original)
80% Concrete Cowboy (2020) (Netflix Original)
17% Madame Claude (2021) (Netflix Original)

Just Say Yes (Netflix Original)
Sky High (Netflix Original)


Available 4/3

Escape from Planet Earth


Available 4/4

What Lies Below


Available 4/5

- - (Netflix Original)
100% Coded Bias (2020)


Available 4/6

The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You (Netflix Original)


Available 4/7

83% This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist: Season 1 (2021) (Netflix Original)
- - The Big Day: Collection 2 (2021)  (Netflix Original)
- - Snabba Cash: Season 1 (2021)  (Netflix Original)
- - The Wedding Coach: Season 1 (2021)  (Netflix Original)
- - Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute (2021)  (Netflix Original)


Available 4/8

The Way of the Househusband (Netfllix Original)


Available 4/9

Have You Ever Seen Fireflies? (Netflix Original)

70% Night in Paradise (2020) (Netflix Original)
22% Thunder Force (2021) (Netflix Original)


Available 4/10

The Stand-In


Available 4/11

Diana: The Interview that Shook the World


Available 4/12

New Gods: Nezha Reborn (Netflix Original)
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn: Seasons 1-4


Available 4/13

100% My Love: Six Stories of True Love: Season 1 (2021) (Netflix Original)
89% The Baker and the Beauty: Season 1 (2020)
- - Mighty Express: Season 3 (2021) (Netflix Original)


Available 4/14

25% Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!: Season 1 (2021) (Netflix Original)
- - The Circle: Season 2 (2021) (Netflix Original)

Law School (Netflix Original)
The Soul(Netflix Original)
Why Did You Kill Me? (Netflix Original)


Available 4/15

100% Dark City Beneath the Beat (2020)

The Master
Ride or Die (Netflix Original)


Available 4/16

Arlo the Alligator Boy (Netflix Original)
Ajeeb Daastaans (Netflix Original)
Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico (Netflix Original)
Into the Beat (Netflix Original)
Rush

63% Why Are You Like This: Season 1 (2021) (Netflix Original)
73% Crimson Peak (2015)
79% Synchronic (2019)
64% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)


Available 4/18

- - Luis Miguel: The Series: Season 2 (2021) (Netflix Original)

Available 4/19

PJ Masks: Season 3

76% Miss Sloane (2016)

Available 4/20

- - Izzy's Koala World: Season 2 (2021) (Netflix Original)

Available 4/21

Zero (Netflix Original)


Available 4/22

- - Attenborough's Life in Colour: Miniseries (2021) (Netflix Original)
76% Stowaway (2021) (Netflix Original)


Available 4/23

89% Shadow and Bone: Season 1 (2021) (Netflix Original)

Heroes: Silence and Rock & Roll
Tell Me When (Netflix Original)


Available 4/27

66% August: Osage County (2013)

Battle of Los Angeles
Fatma (Netflix Original)
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 4 (Netflix Original)


Available 4/28

Sexify (Netflix Original)
Headspace Guide to Sleep (Netflix Original)


Available 4/29

93% Yasuke: Season 1 (2021)  (Netflix Original)
38% Things Heard & Seen (2021) (Netflix Original)


Available 4/30

The Innocent (Netflix Original)
The Mitchells vs. The Machines (Netflix Original)
Pet Stars (Netflix Original)
The Unremarkable Juanquini: Season 2 (Netflix Original)


TV SHOWS AND MOVIES LEAVING NETFLIX THIS MONTH


Leaving 4/2

- - Honey: Rise Up and Dance (2018)

Leaving 4/4

- - Backfire (1987)

Leaving 4/11

62% Time Trap (2017)

Leaving 4/12

Married at First Sight: Season 9
Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning: Season 1


Leaving 4/13

Antidote


Leaving 4/14

83% Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983)
61% The New Romantic (2018)
17% Once Upon a Time in London (2019)
- - Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011)


Leaving 4/15

37% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

Leaving 4/19

94% Carol (2015)
20% The Vatican Tapes (2015)


Leaving 4/20

The Last Resort


Leaving 4/21

- -
- -
- -


Leaving 4/22

- -
- -
- -
- - Liv and Maddie: Cali Style: Season 4 (2016)


Leaving 4/23

49% Mirror Mirror (2012)

Leaving 4/24

87% Django Unchained (2012)

Leaving 4/26

91% The Sapphires (2012)

Leaving 4/27

18% Doom (2005)
30% The Car (1977)


Leaving 4/28

34% Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

Leaving 4/30

- - Kingdom: Season 1 (2014)
- - Kingdom: Season 2 (2015)
100% Kingdom: Season 3 (2017)
57% 17 Again (2009)
99% Blackfish (2013)
40% Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
41% Den of Thieves (2018)
39% How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)
68% I Am Legend (2007)
57% Jumping the Broom (2011)
83% Palm Trees in the Snow (2015)
89% Platoon (1986)
46% Runaway Bride (1999)
94% Snowpiercer (2013)
70% The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
30% Waiting ... (2005)

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