Netflix has big plans for the month of April. There are a number of series and movies that are set to release this month. With the month just beginning, get ready to feast your eyes on some really good movies and series that are set to release for you to binge watch.
Since there are a huge number of releases this April, it will not be easy for you to decide which ones are worth your time, and which ones should be given the miss. But do not let that worry you, because MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) has got you covered. Here are the top ten Netflix original shows premiering this month, which according to yours truly, you should not miss.
'Ultraman' (Season 1) - April 1
'Ultraman' is a Netflix Original anime based on the 1960s classic Tokusatsu character of the same name. This series is a sequel to the series that was released in 1960. Years have passed since the original 'Ultraman' and taking into consideration the impact that the series had on Japanese pop culture, it is surely a huge deal that Netflix could get its hand on this hero. Shinjiro Hayata who is the son of the original Ultraman gets to know that his father was Ultraman. He also finds out he passed on the "Ultraman Factor" to him. Hayata then gears up and fights off evil by becoming the new Ultraman of the earth.
'Kevin Hart: Irresponsible' (Stand-up comedy) - April 2
Kevin Hart has been in the headlines quite recently for a list of controversies. And now, Hart is back as he brings his sold-out comedy tour 'Kevin Hart: Irresponsible' to viewers all over the world. This is his first original Netflix stand-up special. It is a one-hour show that was filmed in front of a live audience. The audience at the O2 Arena in London, U.K., were about 15,000 people. In this stand-up special Hart talks about his family, travel and a year full of reckless behavior.
'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' (Part 2) - April 5
'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' came to Netflix in 2018 took over the streaming dimension and sent everyone on a lookout for their own red jacket. And if you have already binge-watched the first season and are waiting for the second season to arrive, worry no more since the series is set to release Part 2 this month. By the looks of the official trailer, it looks like the show will now be getting even darker than the previous season, especially since Sabrina is now a full witch. Things are going to get crazy this season as her classes teach her new spells and her love triangle between Nicholas and Harvey gets complicated. She is yet to face her biggest enemy.
'Our Planet' (Limited Series) - April 5
From the same team that brought 'Blue Planet', comes Netflix's latest documentary 'Our Planet'. This 8-part series will feature the unique wonders of our natural world. This documentary is from the creators of the award-winning series 'Planet Earth.' This massive four-year project was filmed in 50 countries across all the continents in the world. The documentary will focus on the breadth of the diversity of habitats that are all over the globe, starting from the Arctic wilderness, deep oceans to the landscapes of Africa and jungles of South America. Our Planet will be narrated by Emmy and BAFTA winner Sir David Attenborough.
'Quicksand' [Störst av allt] (Season 1) - April 5
'Quicksand' is a crime drama based series that comes from Sweden. The series is adapted from the 2016 book by Malin Persson Giolito of the same name. The novel was published in 26 countries and was voted Nordic Crime Novel of the year in 2016. After a tragedy takes place at a prep school among one of Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb, a high school student named Maja Norberg finds herself being held on trial for murder. Once the events of that day start to unravel, her personal information about the relationship she shared with Sebastian Fagerman and his dysfunctional family also start to be revealed.
'Unicorn Store' (Movie) - April 5
Brie Larson will be appearing in two major movies over the next few months which include 'Captain Marvel' and Larson in her directorial debut 'Unicorn Store'. The movie revolves around Kit (Brie Larson) who is a lonely dreamer in her 20s. Kit is in two minds as to whether she should leave the comforts of childhood and embrace adulthood. When her art school sends her packing, she is left with no choice but to move home with her parents and take a temporary job in a boring office. Just when she’s decided to put her Care Bears aside and grow up, a mysterious salesman (Samuel L. Jackson) enters her life and offers to give her childlike heart its greatest desire.
'Trolls: The Beat Goes On!' (Season 6) - April 9
'Trolls: The Beat Goes On!' (Season 6) is the second Dreamworks series to be released on Netflix. Fans who have watched 'Trolls' previously will know it's been a really short period since season 5 was released. Season 5 was released on Netflix in January 2019, and just a little around two and half months later, the sixth season is all set to release on the streaming giant this month. The series picks up where the film left off. The series follows Queen Poppy, Branch, the Snack Pack, other Trolls, and their Bergen pals, as they go about their daily lives in the Troll Village.
'You vs Wild' (Series) - April 10
'You vs. Wild' is an interactive series that is set to be released on the streaming giant this month. In this series, you will have to help Bear Grylls survive and complete missions in earth's harshest environments. This series takes you on exciting adventures all around the world. Whether or not Grylls fails or succeeds his challenge is totally up to you.
'Special' (Season 1) - April 12
Aiming for a similar audience like 'Atypical' has, this new forthcoming comedy series has Jim Parsons as its executive producer. 'Special' is a new uplifting series about a gay man called Ryan who suffers from cerebral palsy. He finally decides to rewrite his identity and start living the life he wants to. He worked for years as an intern, working in his pajamas as a blogger and communicating mostly via text. But finally, he figures out how to take his life to the next level and go towards adulthood. The series is based on series creator Ryan O’Connell’s memoir, “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves.”
'Someone Great' (Movie) - April 19
This movie is the directorial debut of Jennifer Kaytin Robinson who was a writer for ‘Sweet/Vicious’. This rom-com revolves around aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) who lands her dream job in a well-known magazine and is getting ready to move to San Francisco. Instead of undergoing a long distance relationship, her boyfriend decides to end it. In order to mend her broken heart Jenny along with her two friends, Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) have one final outrageous adventure in New York.