Netflix's April Lineup Is Going To Be SO Entertaining

by Ani Bundel
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Netflix had the most significant year on record with 2020, and 2021 just keeps getting bigger. With about 60 original tiles arriving each month on the service, the "what's new on Netflix" list has become one of the most anticipated monthly announcements in streaming. This coming month may be the most exciting yet. So, what's coming to Netflix in April of 2021? There's a lot of new stuff, including heavy hitters like Shadow and Bone and Thunder Force.

When Netflix first launched original programming back in 2013, CEO Ted Sarandos had a specific objective. "The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us," he said in a GQ article at the time. Ever since Game of Thrones became the biggest show on the planet, having a "fantasy blockbuster" has been one of Netflix's priorities. The Witcher and Bridgerton have both been massive hits in their respective monster fantasy and romance genres. Now, Netflix is launching a YA series that may be its biggest hit to date: Shadow and Bone.

A title of that magnitude would be enough for most streamers for an entire month, but this is Netflix, after all. April will also see the arrival of the UK's colossal hit The Serpent, a period true-crime drama. In reality programming, The Circle will return for Season 2. And in romantic comedies, the Australian series Why Are You Like This? will arrive on U.S. shores.

Netflix has several new offerings in movies, including Thunder Force, the Melissa McCarthy-Octavia Spencer superhero comedy. There's also Have You Ever Seen Fireflies, and This is A Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist. All that and a Dolly Parton musical documentary means April is just packed.

Here's everything that’s coming to Netflix in April 2021:

April 1

  • Magical Andes: Season 2 (Netflix Documentary)
  • Prank Encounters: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Tersanjung the Movie (Netflix Film)
  • Worn Stories (Netflix Documentary)
  • 2012
  • Cop Out
  • Friends with Benefits
  • Insidious
  • Legally Blonde
  • Leprechaun
  • The Pianist
  • The Possession
  • Secrets of Great British Castles: Season 1
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family
  • White Boy
  • Yes Man

April 2

  • Concrete Cowboy (Netflix Film)
  • Just Say Yes (Netflix Film)
  • Madame Claude (Netflix Film)
  • The Serpent (Netflix Original)
  • Sky High (Netflix Film)

April 3

  • Escape from Planet Earth

April 4

  • What Lies Below

April 5

  • Coded Bias
  • Family Reunion: Part 3 (Netflix Family)

April 6

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

April 7

  • The Big Day: Collection 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute (Netflix Documentary)
  • Snabba Cash (Netflix Original)
  • This Is A Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist (Netflix Documentary)
  • The Wedding Coach (Netflix Original)

April 8

  • The Way of the Househusband (Netflix Anime)

April 9

  • Have You Ever Seen Fireflies? (Netflix Film)
  • Night in Paradise (Netflix Film)
  • Thunder Force (Netflix Film)

April 10

  • The Stand-In

April 11

  • Diana: The Interview that Shook the World

April 12

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

April 13

  • The Baker and the Beauty: Season 1
  • Mighty Express: Season 3 (Netflix Family)
  • My Love: Six Stories of True Love (Netflix Documentary)

April 14

  • The Circle: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! (Netflix Original)
  • Law School (Netflix Original)
  • The Soul (Netflix Film)
  • Why Did You Kill Me? (Netflix Documentary)

April 15

  • Dark City Beneath the Beat
  • The Master
  • Ride or Die (Netflix Film)

April 16

  • Arlo the Alligator Boy (Netflix Family)
  • Ajeeb Daastaans (Netflix Film)
  • Crimson Peak
  • Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico (Netflix Family)
  • Into the Beat (Netflix Film)
  • Rush
  • Synchronic
  • Why Are You Like This (Netflix Original)
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife

April 18

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

April 19

  • Miss Sloane
  • PJ Masks: Season 3

April 20

  • Izzy’s Koala World: Season 2 (Netflix Family)

April 21

  • Zero (Netflix Original)

April 22

  • Life in Color with David Attenborough (Netflix Documentary)
  • Stowaway (Netflix Film)

April 23

  • Heroes: Silence and Rock & Roll
  • Shadow and Bone (Netflix Original)
  • Tell Me When (Netflix Film)

April 27

  • August: Osage County
  • Battle of Los Angeles
  • Fatma (Netflix Original)
  • Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 4 (Netflix Family)

April 28

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

April 29

  • Things Heard & Seen (Netflix Film)
  • Yasuke (Netflix Anime)

April 30

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

April TBD

  • The Disciple (Netflix Film)
  • Searching For Sheela (Netflix Documentary)