What’s New on Netflix for the UK and US in April

What’s New on Netflix for the UK and US in April

‘n’ chill, anyone? Usually, we’d be too busy seeing
the world to worry about what’s on Netflix, but since we’re
adhering to government guidelines and putting travel plans on
pause, the only journey we’re making is between Los Lounges and La
Kitchenas for snacks.

Since being temporarily glued to our sofas, we’ve raced through
documentaries on tiger trainers and practised (read: failed
miserably at) gymnastic stunts alongside Navarro College’s cheer
team. To keep you from rewatching Breaking Bad for the fourth time,
we’ve sifted through Netflix’s showreel to find what’s worth adding
to your April
watch list.

Grab the snacks: these are the latest films and series to
binge-watch now

How to Fix a Drug Scandal

Available 1 April

Your next docuseries binge. A Netflix original exposing two drug
lab chemists’ hard-hitting crimes. It’s the true-crime equivalent
of Breaking Bad.

Money Heist (La Casa de Papel)

Available 3 April

The fourth series of this cult show. We won’t drop any spoilers,
but if you haven’t given this Spanish series a shot, we urge you to
start immediately. Either watch with subtitles or overlook the bad
dubbing. Trust us: by episode three you won’t even notice.

Professor superfans should plug in to the corresponding
documentary, Money Heist: the Phenomenon after.

The Circle France

Available 9 April

Need someone to analyse in your group chat now that everyone’s
over screaming at Love is Blind’s Jessica and Mark? Enter the
French version of The Circle. The UK iteration didn’t really take
off, but we’re hoping these contestants are more flamboyant. They
can choose to be themselves or impersonate someone else as they
virtually interact with others – think Catfish meets Big Brother
and you’re halfway there.

LA Originals

Available 10 April

creatives Estevan Oriol and Mister Cartoon as they reveal
how they turned their Chicano roots into the kind of art that has
been a driving force behind the City of Angels’ street culture.
It’s kind of like attending an event at Soho House, but

The Innocence Files

Available 15 April

If Making a Murderer and When They See Us had you frustrated
with the US justice system, then this will bring you to the brink
of despair. The nine-episode show follows the non-profit Innocence
Project and eight cases of wrongful convictions, which has seen
families torn apart and broken by the system. It’s a hard watch but
a worthwhile one.

Hail, Caesar!

Available 16 April

Star-studded feature film – George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson,
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill all grace the screen – based on a
fictional studio fixer in the Golden Age of Hollywood. It’s not La
La Land, but still worthy viewing fodder.

Despicable Me

Available 16 April

Our favourite little yellow people (except for the Simpsons,
obviously) are back on our screens. Take a Disney+ break and hunker
down with the oh-so-cute minions. Bonus points if you know the
soundtrack well enough to sing along.


Available 17 April

Fans of Homeland will want to bookmark this one. Sergio follows
a senior UN diplomat’s last assignment to Baghdad. It’s supposed to
be an easy brief, but quickly descends into chaos. We reckon you’ll
get through this one in a day; it’s highly addictive.

Cooked with Cannabis

Available 20 April

Picture a badass Bake Off where contestants aim to get Paul
Hollywood-types as high as the hills. Chefs use cannabis cuisines
mixing leafy herbs, CBD sauces and THC-infused baked goods.

Middleditch & Schwartz

Available 21 April

Blending Glee energy and Ricky Gervais’s dry wit, Thomas
Middleditch and Ben Schwartz present an entirely improvised Netflix
comedy special. Each show is based on a random audience

Circus of Books

Available 22 April

For nearly 40 years, an unassuming couple has run LA’s
favourite LGBTQ+ porn store. This is the story of how they became a
hub for the local community.

Win the Wilderness

Available 22 April

Is your taste more
than Pornhub? Tune in to watch six couples competing
for the deeds to a decked-out, remote Alaskan lodge. The couples
are pitted against one another to decide who’s the fittest to
survive the wilderness. Think Bear Grylls but for architecture


Available 29 April

If you’re itching to get back on the road and planning far-flung
trips, then this a must-see. Inspired by Federico Moccia’s books,
we follow protagonist Summer who leaves her small-town roots on an
epic adventure. This is essential, carefree armchair escapism.

Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story

Available 29 April

Murder docuseries bingers: this one’s for you. A true-crime deep
dive into the case of Cyntoia Brown who murdered a man at the age
of 16, claiming she feared for her life. We’ll leave you to decide
what to believe.