Netflix in April sees fantasy series Sweet Tooth return for its second season, which continues the post-apocalyptic adventure of hybrid human-deer child Gus (Christian Convery) as he struggles to survive following society’s fall. Darkly comedic series Beef stars Steven Yeun as Danny Cho, a struggling contractor with anger issues, and Ali Wong as Amy Lau, the picture of entrepreneurial success. Their personal and professional lives collide in a road rage incident taken too far.
Drama offerings in the month include The Diplomat, a high-stakes, contemporary political drama starring Keri Russell as Kate Wyler, the new US Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Plus, Transatlantic is a seven-part series based on Julie Orringer’s novel The Flight Portfolio that explores the true story of the Emergency Rescue Committee – a group of unlikely heroes who assisted in the safe passage of French refugees from Nazi capture during World War II.
Description: Beef follows the aftermath of a road rage incident between two strangers. Danny Cho (Steven Yeun), a failing contractor with a chip on his shoulder, goes head-to-head with Amy Lau (Ali Wong), a self-made entrepreneur with a picturesque life. The increasing stakes of their feud unravel their lives and relationships in this darkly comedic and deeply moving series.
Description: Set in Marseille in 1940-1941, Transatlantic is inspired by the true story of Varian Fry, Mary Jayne Gold, and the Emergency Rescue Committee. Risking their lives to help more than 2000 refugees escape occupied France, including many artists on the Nazis’ most-wanted list, an international gang of young superheroes and their famous charges occupy a villa at the edge of the city, where the threat of mortal danger gives way to unexpected collaborations and intense love affairs.
Description: Based on the TV series The Last Kingdom, Alexander Dreymon reprises his lead role as the great warrior Uhtred of Bebbanburg, who must ride once more across a fractured kingdom with several of the series’ much-loved returning characters, as they battle alongside, and against, new allies and enemies. Following the death of King Edward, a battle for the crown ensues, as rival heirs and invaders compete for power. And when an alliance comes seeking Uhtred’s help in their plans, Uhtred faces a choice between those he cares for most, and the dream of forming a united England.
Description: In the midst of an international crisis, a career diplomat lands in a high-profile job she’s unsuited for, with tectonic implications for her marriage and her political future. Stars Keri Russell.
Description: Continuing where season 1 of the comic book-inspired series left off, Gus (Christian Convery) and his fellow hybrids are held captive by the Last Men in order to find a cure for the Sick. To save his friends, Gus must find new strength as he uncovers the origins of The Great Crumble.
Premiere Date: Thursday, April 27
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