Like every month of every year, Netflix is getting so much awesome new content uploaded to the platform. Older movies and TV shows keep coming and going, but what makes Netflix such a great streaming service is the abundance of high-quality Netflix originals.
April will be an awesome month for the platform, including the second season of Russian Doll, the final season of Ozark, and so much more. Without further ado, here’s the ultimate list of all Netflix Original movies and TV shows releasing in April 2022. Enjoy!
Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood (04/01/2022)
Right off the bat, Netflix is premiering several Originals on the first day of April. One of those Originals will be a family-friendly animated flick called Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood. It’ll be a cool, fun film created by Richard Linklater about a man/boy reminiscing his childhood in Houston, Texas in the late 1960s when the Apollo missions took place.
The film had awesome early reviews, and it has already premiered on March 25, at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival as the headliner. Awesome actors chipped in with the voice acting, including Jack Black, Zachary Levi, Glen Powell, Jessica Brynn Cohen, and others.
The animation looked outstanding and unique in the trailer, so I honestly can’t wait to see the movie.
Battle: Freestyle (04/01/2022)
Netflix is known for going all-out with its international projects and having tons of success. The Spanish show La Casa De Papel (Money Heist) was a huge hit, but the Korean series Squid Game completely swept the competition, becoming somewhat of a global phenomenon.
I don’t think the Norwegian dance movie Battle: Freestyle will garner that kind of attention or success, but I think it could be quite an interesting, classing dance-off contest film with some twists in between.
Amalie is a girl whose dance team gets invited to a competition in Paris, but Amalie’s family life and drama keep her unfocused on the task at hand. We’ll see how it’ll turn out.
The Bubble (04/01/2022)
I’m genuinely excited about The Bubble arriving on the platform because I love the cast. An awesome concept of the film, along with a ridiculous premise and the likes of Karen Gillan, David Duchovny, Kate McKinnon, Pedro Pascal, and others, guarantees a fun flick.
So, The Bubble will revolve around a certain contemporary subject – a pandemic bubble – the term we’ve all come to be too familiar with during the coronavirus global outbreak. In the movie, a group of actors working on a sequel to a movie about flying dinosaurs are in a pandemic at a hotel, where they’re trying to complete the film using a ton of green screen.
The sarcastic presentation of the hardships and limitations that the movie industry had to go through during the pandemic will surely make us smile, at least. The trailer was promising, and it’s hard to go wrong with such an awesome cast.
Captain Nova (04/01/2022)
Another foreign sci-fi project hits the platform on the first day of April, when the Dutch family movie, Captain Nova arrives. In the movie, Nova is a fighter pilot from a distant future that returned back in time to try to stop an inevitable future environmental disaster on the planet.
However, as she returned, a time-traveling side-effect made Nove a young version of herself – and nobody took what she was saying seriously. It’s a fun way to send a message about how adults should listen to their children more, not in a sense to let them do whatever but to really try to talk to them and listen to their needs.
The trailer is quite short and doesn’t really tell much, but I think the film is worth a shot, at least.
Celeb Five: Behind The Curtain (04/01/2022)
I love mockumentaries, so I’ll surely enjoy the Celeb Five: Behind the Curtain film from South Korea. The documentary follows a group of young, witty female comedians brainstorming ideas, spitting out jokes, and improvising for a show they ought to do later.
I love stand-up, comedy specials, and I really think we could all use a good laugh in these not-so-happy times in the world. Seeing I’ve laughed at some jokes from the trailer, my guess is a whole lot more laughing in the mockumentary.
Forever Out Of My League (04/01/2022)
Forever Out Of My League, or Sempre Piu Bello, is the third part of an Italian romantic film saga revolving around Marta, an orphaned girl suffering from a lethal illness, trying to find the boy of her dreams. Despite all the hardships Marta endures, she’s still an incredibly positive person.
If you haven’t watched the first two films, Out Of My League and Still Out Of My League, I suggest watching those two first because Forever Out Of My League picks up where the story left off – after Marta’s operation. The trailer is short and, well, in Italian, but I can see how teen rom-com lovers could enjoy the movie.
Get Organized With The Home Edit Season 2 (04/01/2022)
If you have trouble keeping your stuff neat, tidy, and organized, then this is the perfect show for you. Clea and Joanna return for another season of awesome home editing, “taming” the clutter of not just everyday clients but big celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Chris Pratt, and more.
They have the signature rainbow style of organizing and de-cluttering, and they explain how their business boomed overnight after the success of the show’s first season. Honestly, I could use some of their help, especially after seeing the trailer and the awesome transformations they achieve with their work. It’s brilliant, and I can’t wait to see more.
The Last Bus (04/01/2022)
The Last Bust will be another family-friendly Netflix Original series revolving around a group of smart, tech-savvy students who embark on a life-changing trip. After the trip, they need to fight hard and find a way to save humanity after an army of drones and robots goes berserk.
The group is totally mismatched but finds a way to work together in a 10-episode, action-packed, sci-fi family saga. There are even some familiar faces among the group, including Tom Basden, Robert Sheehan, and others, and the trailer seemed pretty promising, so I’m excited for some fun, laid-back, chill time after work.
Taking a big curve from the family-friendly saga, Tomorrow will be a much darker, serious Netflix Original series. The Korean drama will follow a guy who was accidentally made half-man, half-spirit, that meets the Grim Reapers – those who take souls to the underworld or save those whose time has not yet come.
He is employed to carry out special missions for the grim reapers, mostly revolving around life-saving situations for the people in the real world. The trailer was short but epic, and I honestly can’t wait for this one. I just have a thing for Korean shows, especially those including the paranormal.
Trivia Quest (04/01/2022)
Okay, when I heard Trivia Quest is coming to Netflix, I was totally baffled. Then I watched the trailer and figured out it would be an awesome, interactive series – just like my favorite mobile game, Trivia Quest!
You go through episodes, answer trivia questions, collect points, obtain keys, and rescue Willy’s friends. The interactive concept will be kind of like the Bear Grylls You Vs. Wild series, or Bandersnatch, where you choose options, and the story develops accordingly.
The trailer explains it perfectly, and the platform will release one episode weekly. You can test your knowledge of history, science, sports, entertainment, art, and geography, packed with a cool little storyline. Trivia lovers, rejoice!
Ronny Chieng: Speakeasy (04/05/2022)
Ronny Chieng is an awesome comedian, so I honestly can’t wait for this Netflix Original comedy special to hit the platform on April 5. Ronny puts on a show, talking about his journey over the last few years, living through the time of the pandemic – especially being an Asian – the cancel culture, his comic experiences, etc.
Now, we don’t hear many jokes in the trailer, but Netflix comedy specials rarely disappoint, especially with such a warm, witty, funny character as Ronny. I bet it’ll be cool.
I love Polish cinematography because they really have a knack for building this epic, slow-burn atmosphere. I bet Furioza will be similarly well-made. Perhaps not a slow burn, but still awesome.
So, the story follows a guy named David, who tries to move away from the life of gangs, crime, etc. His ex-lover, Dzika, comes back into his life, but she’s now a police officer. So, she strikes a deal with David; either he becomes a police informant, infiltrating a big gang, or his brother gets a near-life sentence in prison.
Of course, David accepts, and all hell breaks loose when some of the criminal gang members start suspecting his intentions. The trailer doesn’t reveal too much that you don’t learn from the IMDb synopsis. I bet it will be a cool flick.
Green Mothers’ Club (04/06/2022)
Netflix learned from experience that its international projects could garner tons of attention. Green Mothers’ Club will be another Korean drama that’ll have a somewhat “Desperate Housewives” vibe to it, revolving around a group of five mothers and their lives, issues, secrets, and more.
After meeting up at an elementary school, they realize they can provide comfort to each other, so they start meeting up, interacting, and comforting each other. Of course, that leads to new twists, betrayals, and whatnot. If one enjoys such dramatic storylines, I bet one will enjoy the Green Mothers’ Club.
I watched the trailer, and it seems a bit slow to me, but then again, it’s just the trailer. I might give it a go when I drain all other stuff to watch.
Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story (04/06/2022)
This is the one I’m looking forward to the most in April when it comes to Netflix Original documentaries. Jimmy Savile was one of the most beloved TV personalities in the UK, building an illustrious career filled with comedy, philanthropy, and years of hard work under the spotlight.
However, the controversy started while Jimmy was still alive. Then, in 2011, when Savile passed away, over 400 different horrible allegations came his way, showing a side of Jimmy that was never seen before. As it turns out, countless young victims came forward with their stories of sexual assaults the TV star had committed. Some victims were as young as five.
There’s something incredibly disturbing about learning such things about such a well-known, beloved celebrity. As a huge true crime fan, I can’t wait to learn more about the dark side of Jimmy Savile, especially after watching the trailer.
Michela Giraud: The Truth, I Swear! (04/06/2022)
This gem will be another awesome comedy special for stand-up fans. Michela Giraud is a hilarious Italian comedian whose show is coming to Netflix Italia very quickly. For those who don’t understand Italian, I’m sure there will be subtitles, albeit there are none available for the trailer. The synopsis of the special states:
“From the stage of Vinile, in Rome, strictly standing, alone, in front of her audience, Michela Giraud tells her truth through the strong and self-ironic point of view that has always distinguished her. Tales of a life lived, her childhood and the relationship with her sister, adolescence, adaptation to popularity, the stereotypes of life, and how you can break them down. A journey into the irreverent world of Michela Giraud, to be undertaken without an instruction booklet.”
The Ultimatum: Marry Or Move On (04/06/2022)
Now, this one caught my attention because it’s coming from the same crew responsible for another Netflix reality show, Love Is Blind. The Ultimatum: Marry Or Move On is a show where couples who enter the show are on the verge of marriage. However, one of them hesitates, while the other is ready to pull the trigger and get married.
So, they present their partners with an ultimatum – either you marry me by the end of this show, or we’re done. Alternatively, to help with their decisions, they can choose one of the people from other couples, talk, and live with them for a while to get a glimpse of what might be another future for them without their current partners.
Now, I’m not sure how that’ll work. First of all, if a marriage starts with an ultimatum, I doubt it will be a good marriage. Second of all, I absolutely wouldn’t be comfortable with my partner trying out life with somebody else, but then again, that’s why I wouldn’t sign up for the show. All I know is that his stuff will bring drama and a whole lot of laughter for us, as seen in the trailer.
Return to Space (04/07/2022)
Netflix documentaries are epic, but this one will take it to another level – literally. Return to Space is a documentary about Elon Musk and SpaceX engineers who are doing their best to revolutionize space travel, get NASA astronauts back to the ISS (International Space Station), and so much more.
I’ve been a huge space geek ever since watching Star Wars as a kid, and that love never disappeared. After watching the trailer, I’m even more excited about this one, even though I’m not the biggest Elon Musk fan around.
Senzo: Murder Of A Soccer Star (04/07/2022)
Oh yeah – April will be huge for all true crime documentary lovers like myself – especially when it’s a high-profile story such as the one of Senzo Meyiwa. Senzo was a South African icon and national hero, playing soccer as the goalkeeper and captain of the South Africa national team.
However, one horrible day in 2014 led to the shooting and eventual death of the famous footballer. Netflix dives deep into the investigation of the murder, who did it, what led to it, and how it affected the South African community. If you haven’t heard of Meyiwa’s story, I suggest watching the trailer. It doesn’t reveal too much but gives key points to get you interested.
Dancing On Glass (04/08/2022)
Las niñas de cristal, or Dancing on Glass, is a Spanish drama thriller premiering on Netflix on April 8. The trailer gave me strong Black Swan vibes as the story follows a ballerina and her friend as the pressure of their lifestyle makes them sacrifice more than they ever planned to.
Maria Pedraza and Paula Losada play crucial roles, and if you have a hard time following Spanish movies and shows, Dancing on Glass will come with English audio as well.
Dirty Lines (04/08/2022)
Dirty Lines will be an epic Dutch drama/history series about a family in Amsterdam in the late 1980s, starting the first-ever phone sex line. The trailer already showed some key moments, but I think the synopsis on the film’s IMDb page tells you all you need to know:
“In 1987s Amsterdam, at a time when Dutch society was changing rapidly. Psychology student Marly Salomon takes on a side job working for a brand new firm: Teledutch, a company started by two brothers, Frank and Ramon Stigter, who established Europe’s first erotic telephone lines. Frank and Ramon become rich overnight, and Marly finds herself immersed in this wild and rapid transformation.”
Elite: Season 5 (04/08/2022)
The final season of the Netflix Original show Elite is finally hitting the platform on April 8. The mega-popular show revolves around an elite private school where all the high-society kids go to school – along with a few not-so-high-society members there on a scholarship. There’s a ton of love, drama, sexuality, violence, and even murder, all packed in a passionate, erotic series.
The final season will resolve all the remaining issues and tie up all loose ends, and if you watch the trailer, it’ll bring a whole new twist to the lives of Samuel, Omar, Guzman, Ander, and others. A new semester at Las Encinas usually means a new victim and a new mystery clouded by the individual secrets of each and every character.
Green Eggs And Ham: Season 2 (04/08/2022)
If you watched the first season of Green Eggs And Ham, you’d know that it’s a jewel ready to be discovered by families around the world. It’s an awesome family-friendly animated series based on the famous Dr. Seuss story, Green Eggs and Ham. Now, we’re ready for a whole new season of action – and the trailer certainly promises just that.
The animation is spectacularly beautiful, old-school, and the cast is fantastic, including Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Keegan-Michael Key, Jillian Bell, Adam Devine, Jeffrey Wright, and other spectacular actors and actresses.
Metal Lords (04/08/2022)
I particularly like the concept for Metal Lords because I love metal music to this day and had a full-on metalhead phase in high school. This comedy/music film will be just that – two school buddies in love with heavy metal try to form a metal band for an upcoming Battle of the Bands contest.
They find a cellist from the school band with not the looks or the classic instruments related to the metal genre but with an attitude more than enough to fit the band perfectly. D.B. Weiss is the writer of the story, and the young It star Jaeden Martell portrays Kevin, the main protagonist of the story. The trailer is hilarious, and I bet the movie with be even funnier.
Tiger & Bunny Season 2 (04/08/2022)
Netflix produces many original anime titles, and now, they are tackling Season 2 of Tiger & Bunny. The series began all the way back in 2011, and it was awesome, and now, under the Netflix production, I bet it’ll be even better.
The series portrays a world where superheroes have big corporate sponsors, as they are stars of their own reality TV shows. Wild Tiger has been a superhero star for years, and now, he has to team up with a rookie hero named Barnaby Brooks Jr., also known as Bunny.
Now, I hadn’t seen the first season until I heard season 2 is coming to Netflix. But, the trailer for Tiger & Bunny 2 had me intrigued, and I’m happy it did because after watching the show, I feel like I’ve discovered a hidden gem. We’ll see how the finished product turns out.
Yaksha: Ruthless Operations (04/08/2022)
Yes, it’s another Korean flick. This time, it’s an action-packed crime thriller that’ll have us on the edge of our seats. Hell, I’ve been on edge since watching the trailer. There’s something about K-drama that just works.
Anyways, this film revolves around a guy who got his nickname after a human-devouring spirit. He’s the leader of a black ops team operating and finishing the most dangerous secret missions – this time, in a town filled with spies, traitors, and people trying to off each other.
My Liberation Notes (04/09/2022)
Literally translated My Liberation Diary is yet another K-Drama series hitting the platform in early April. This will be more of a romantic drama rather than an action-packed series but still filled with suspense, intrigue, and mystery.
It follows the story of three siblings who share something with a stranger. One of them is a heavy drinker, the other is in search of love. The trailer is short, which I love because there’s less room for spoilers.
Our Blues (04/09/2022)
Another romantic K-Drama is coming to the platform with Our Blues Season 1. So the series revolves around multiple characters and stories about people living on an island called Jeju. It’s a great spot to get out of the big cities and live a different life.
Of course, there are tons of love drama, romance, and a whole lot of episodes. Season 1 will have 20 episodes, with two episodes coming out weekly (on Saturdays and Sundays). There’s no long official trailer, but there are several teasers you might want to check out.
Hard Cell (04/12/2022)
I absolutely love Catherine Tate and the mockumentary comedy concept, so I’m absolutely positive that I’ll love Hard Cell. The dark comedy has Tate portray numerous different characters in a female prison, hilariously depicting all the aspects of a flawed penal system.
Even the trailer has some jokes to make you laugh out loud – I can only imagine the show will be even better. Some people find Tate cringy after her notable role in The Office, where she played the annoying Nellie, but I just can’t wait for what she came up with for this particular series.
The Creature Cases (04/12/2022)
This one will be for the kids. The Creature Cases is coming to Netflix Junior on April 12. It follows two witty agents, Sam Snow and Kit Casey, through their quests filled with mystery-solving, detective action, and a whole lot of real-life facts about animals and all things animals.
It’ll be an animated adventure series that your kids will love. I only played the trailer for my nephew, and he went crazy. He just loves animals, so I think it’ll be a huge hit for kids like him.
Almost Happy Season 2 (04/13/2022)
Almost Happy, or Casi Feliz, is a Netflix original series that premiered in 2020. Now, a new season is coming our way after a fun first season. The show originates from Argentina and follows a guy named Sebastian, a radio show host who’s trying to handle life with an ex-wife who he’s still in love with, two children and being moderately famous for his work.
I love watching shows in Spanish because I’m trying to learn the language. So, when a show’s trailer seems as fun as this one, you better believe I’ll be all over it.
Our Great National Parks (04/13/2022)
Finally, the epic five-part documentary about the world’s wonderful National Parks is coming to Netflix. I love nature and learning more about the wonders of the wild, especially when the entire series is narrated by President Obama. Yes, you read that correctly.
I can’t wait to fill up my bucket list with the amazing spots from the show. After watching the breathtaking shots from the trailer – and two years of traveling hiatus due to the pandemic – I’m so eager to put my backpack on and get out there.
I can’t relate to this particular show because my mother-in-law is the best in the world (she might be reading this). Jokes aside, the comedy series Smother-In-Law, originally titled A Sogra Que Te Pariu, follows a family that Isadir, the mother-in-law, moved in with after the global pandemic started.
Now, she’s meddling into everything, virtually doing everything in her power to disrupt the lives of her son and daughter-in-law, who she obviously sees as competition for the son’s attention. I bet the show will be hilarious, relatable to many, and absurd in all kinds of ways. The trailer surely seems promising.
Today We Fix The World (04/13/2022)
Today We Fix The World, originally titled Hoy Se Arregla El Mundo, is a hilarious comedy flick that’s coming to Netflix on April 13. The story follows a guy who was a 9-year-old son that he had been raising – only to find out he might not even be the child’s birth father.
So, the two embark on a journey to find the biological father, only to realize that, despite their differences, they might not be ready to part ways that easily. I bet it’ll be a heartwarming film worth the watch. You should watch the trailer to see for yourself.
Ultraman: Season 2 (04/14/2022)
Finally, Season 2 of Ultraman is hitting the platform. I don’t watch too much anime, but this one caught my eye immediately. The animation is almost video game-like, filled with action, adventure, high-tech sci-fi, and so much more.
The story follows Shinjiro Hayata, aka Ultraman, who got the Ultraman Factor passed onto him by his dad, allowing him to fight evil to the best of his capabilities. The animation will have you speechless, as you can see from the trailer, and Ultraman will be yet another Netflix anime series you’ll put on your to-watch list.
Anatomy of a Scandal (04/15/2022)
Anatomy Of A Scandal is one of the most anticipated series on my list for two reasons. First, I love Mini-Series, especially when talking about thrillers. Second, the synopsis had me intrigued heavily, as well as the trailer. I’ll just let you read it to see why:
“Infiltrates Britain’s elite through personal and political scandal, where the truth lies between justice and privilege. James and Sophie Whitehouse live in a blissful and rarified world. A Minister in Parliament a loving family at home, James’ trajectory appears without limits.
Until a scandalous secret suddenly comes to light. Barrister Kate Woodcroft has a trajectory of her own, and her prosecution threatens to tear into Westminster, the Whitehouse marriage, and her own personal esteem.”
Choose Or Die (04/15/2022)
There haven’t been many horror movies or series on this list, but Choose Or Die is here to change that. The Netflix Original film follows two friends that reboot an old 1980s video game that had a big money prize for anyone who finished it.
Nobody actually did, and the prize money remained unclaimed, so the two tried to claim it themselves. Things quickly go south, and they find themselves entangled in a strange, terrifying world of survival, horror, and obscurity. The trailer is well-made, and I’m still not sure if the film will be goofy or epic – but I’m 100% into it, and I’ll watch it as soon as it comes out.
Heirs To The Land (04/15/2022)
Another Spanish Netflix Originals is coming to the platform in Los Herederos De La Tierra, or Heirs To The Land. It’ll follow Hugo Llore, a smart, resourceful guy living in 14-th century Barcelona, trying to make a name for himself while trying to honor a vow he gave to another family, the Estanyols.
Yon Gonzalez will portray Hugo Llor in the historical drama series with eight episodes in the first season. We’ll see how it develops from there, but I love all things history, so I believe this show will be right up my alley. The trailer had its moments, including some mesmerizing architecture, so let’s hope for many more in the series.
I absolutely love the plot points and the trailer for Mai, a new Netflix original series consisting of twelve episodes, with a strong, middle-aged Indian woman being the lead protagonist. In this epic crime drama/thriller, the woman accidentally kills the leader of a mafia, so she slowly gets dragged into the underworld of crime.
The only trouble people might have with following the story is that it’s an Indian show, so the main language is Hindi. On the other hand, that’s what subtitles are for, and I can’t wait to dive into the bizarre yet cool story behind Mai.
Man Of God (04/16/2022)
I’m not big on religious topics usually, but the trailer for the Netflix original drama Man of God had me quite interested, to say the least. The film opens some questions not that common among strong religious communities, which is why the story has even more weight to it. Here’s a storyline from the movie’s IMDb page:
“Having been scarred by his disciplinarian father, Pastor Josiah Obalolu, Samuel Obalolu turns his back on his family, leaving home never to return. Sam’s soul is trapped in two triangles. On one hand three women vying for his heart, and on the other, the love of God, lust for money ,and harbored deep resentment for his father wrestle for his soul.
What will be the ultimate fate of Sam’s soul? Based loosely around the Prodigal son’s story, the MOG is dramatic, colorful, vibrant and suspense-filled.”
Battle Kitty (04/19/2022)
More family fun is coming to Netflix, and this time, it won’t be just an animated flick. It’ll be an interactive, educative, almost game-like series following Battle Kitty, a small, fluffy, super-strong cat with a pink bow, fighting her way through monsters of all kinds. You finish storylines, collect accessories, and so much more in this epic child-friendly interactive series.
“In a futuristic-medieval world, warriors must find and defeat all the monsters on Battle Island, collecting their coveted keys in order to become ‘Champion.’ Cut to Kitty and Orc, two best friends on a mission to help Kitty become Champion their way through cuteness and friendship.
The two embark on the journey to Championhood, facing many obstacles and naysayers only to discover a surprise waiting for them at the Ancient Ruins.”
Pacific Rim: The Black Season 2 (04/19/2022)
Oh yes – it’s finally coming. Pacific Rim: The Black had been renewed for the second season that will ultimately be the conclusion of the incredibly popular Netflix Original anime. Hayley and Taylor continue piloting the Atlas Destroyer while Mei and Boy are in tow with them.
They’re trying to reach Sydney, but it’s not that simple – a murderous, bloodthirsty cult awaits on every step, and they need to pass through the cult to get to their destination. The trailer looks promising, and I just can’t wait to see what happens. And, as it seems, neither can tons of other Pacific Rim fans.
White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch (04/19/2022)
Now, I’m incredibly interested in this documentary because I know so little about the topic, yet I’m so familiar with the brand. I loved Abercrombie T-shirts when I was younger, but then suddenly, I couldn’t find them anywhere anymore.
As it turns out, huge controversy, systematic discrimination, and other issues caused the company to go under, deservingly so – and the documentary is here to tell the whole story. The trailer just dropped a day ago, and I’m eager to watch it as soon as possible.
The Marked Heart (04/20/2022)
The Marked Heart, or Palpito, is a hard, gritty thriller series about a guy eagerly trying to avenge his murdered wife after an organ-trafficking criminal organization killed her. Soon, he becomes involved with the woman who got his wife’s heart. There are layers to the show, and the trailer doesn’t want to give up too much, but here’s what the IMDb synopsis says:
“Simón’s wife is killed to extract her heart and transplant it to Camila, the wife of a wealthy man. Seeking revenge, Simón plunges into the dangerous world of organ trafficking. In the frantic search for him, fate will make him fall in love with Camila, the woman who survived thanks to the heart of his murdered wife. The climax will come when both discover the truth.”
Russian Doll Season 2 (04/20/2022)
I’ve waited for so long for the Russian Doll to get the second season. For a while, it was unclear if it would even go into production, but luckily for everybody who enjoyed the first season, Nadia and Alan are back in town.
In the first season, they finally broke the cycle of their horrible, wild day that kept repeating itself over and over again. Of course, a new wild, unexpected, riveting adventure awaits both as they’re trying to get back to their normal lives. We don’t have a trailer yet – only a short date announcement teaser, but we don’t even need it to know it’ll be an epic ride.
Honestly, to me, everything that Natasha Lyonne does turns out epic.
The Turning Point (04/20/2022)
The Turning Point, aka La Svolta, is a Netflix Original crime drama from Italy that has the potential to be epic. Now, there isn’t much info about the film, other than the short description that came with the trailer, which is as follows:
“A slacker who does his best to avoid confrontation strikes up an unlikely friendship with a dangerous thug who suddenly forces his way into his life.”
The film will premiere on April 20, so I guess that, by that time, we’ll certainly have more info about it.
Yakamoz S-245 (04/20/2022)
It was supposed to be the final Yakamoz mission ever, a submarine that goes underwater, along with a crew and a marine biologist. However, a disaster hits the Earth, leaving Yakamoz’s crew as almost the only survivors on the planet. Now, they need to fight to survive and save humanity, as they are almost like Noah’s arc.
There are conspiracies popping up left and right, so we’ll have to wait and see what the sci-fi mystery thriller will bring to the table. The trailer is epic, albeit I’m not the biggest fan of the Turkish language, as I find it pretty hard to follow. Still, if the story is good, I have no problem with it.
He’s Expecting (04/21/2022)
When you read that title – yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. In this comedy-drama from Japan, a successful ad executive has his life set out. A great job, a partner, and everything that comes with it. However, one day, he realizes – he’s expecting a child. The pregnant cisgender guy has to face adversity as he had never felt before, including mockery, strong social inequities, etc.
The story is absurd, and so is the trailer, but I bet the film’s goal is to be funny, thought-provoking, and overall unexpected – and I’m sure it’ll achieve just that.
Along for the Ride (04/22/2022)
I’m not a huge fan of teen romantic flicks, but this one had me interested, even by simply watching the trailer. So the story follows Auden, a high-school senior who, during the summer before college, suffers from insomnia. One night, she decides to take a walk and stumbles upon Eli, a mysterious biker boy that also has trouble sleeping through the night.
The two embark on a quest as the city sleeps, trying to experience that beautiful, carefree teenager life before getting serious and going off to college. It’ll be a beautiful coming-of-age film, showing how love can come from unexpected places all the time. I’ll probably give this one a shot if I get severely bored.
Heartstopper will be a cool, eight-chapter Netflix original series based on the LGBTQ graphic novels from Alice Osman. For those unfamiliar with the story, it follows two teens, Charlie and Nick, who realize their relationship is a bit more than just a friendship. Trying to navigate through their feeling and high-school life proves difficult but bittersweet nonetheless.
I won’t get into more details apart from the trailer synopsis, which says:
“When gentle Charlie and rugby-loving Nick meet at secondary school, they quickly discover that their unlikely friendship is blossoming into an unexpected romance. Charlie, Nick and their circle of friends must navigate the ever relatable journey of self discovery and acceptance, supporting each other as they learn to find their most authentic selves.”
Selling Sunset: Season 5 (04/22/2022)
I like Selling Sunset for a bunch of reasons – namely, because I love looking at those gorgeous properties the real-estate brokers are selling. Season 5 is coming soon, and while there’s no trailer yet, we already know what to expect. The luxury market is on fire right now, and a new face is entering the game, meaning somebody might just have to shut down.
Netflix just recently confirmed that the show had been renewed for seasons 6 and 7, so if you’re enjoying Selling Sunset like me, you can rest assured knowing this isn’t the last season.
The 7 Lives Of Lea (04/22/2022)
The 7 Lives Of Lea, or Les 7 Vies De Lea, is an epic Netflix original series fitting the crime/drama/fantasy genre. Lea stumbles upon the body of a teenager named Ismael, whose case had been cold for thirty years. However, it gets more bizarre.
The event takes Lea back to 1991, as she wakes up each day in the body of a different person, probably all linked to the case. There are seven episodes in the season, so I’m guessing each episode will be about one life of Lea. It sounds extremely interesting, the trailer was insanely cool, and I can’t wait to watch it.
David Spade: Nothing Personal (04/26/2022)
I’m a huge fan of David Spade, so when I heard he’s finally doing a Netflix comedy special, I was incredibly excited. Now that I’ve heard what the special will be about, I’m even more thrilled to watch it and have about an hour of pure comedy, laughter, and cringe-worthy Spade jokes.
In the special, David will share his disdain towards crabs, teaching us how to turn down drugs and speak of things even comedians don’t dare to speak about. It’s still a bit early for the trailer, though, but no worries, Netflix. We can wait.
Bullsh*t The Game Show (04/27/2022)
This will be an interesting one! A game show hosted by the popular TV star Howie Mandell, Bullsh*t will offer contestants a chance to go home with some big bucks. They can either answer a question correctly or give such a confident wrong answer that their opponents get fooled into believing them.
The winner will be the one who maybe isn’t the smartest – but the one who can persuade others into believing that. Honestly, I’ve seen so many people at my former job persuading the boss they’re doing a ton of work when in reality, they did nothing at all. I’m telling you, there’s something here, and I can’t wait to watch it. Heck, maybe we all learn something.
The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes (04/27/2022)
Netflix has a plethora of awesome original documentaries about well-known global celebrities, with stories that we haven’t heard before. The Andy Warhol Diaries came out in March, and now, we’re preparing to hear the Unheard Tapes of Marylin Monroe.
The documentary follows an investigative journalist who reexamined the mysterious death of Marylin Monroe, sharing all the interviews and information he gathered throughout the years of research with Monroe’s loved ones.
Silverton Siege (04/27/2022)
The Silverton Siege is a South African Netflix original movie in English revolving around a conflict situation gone awry quickly. The action-crime drama follows three young freedom fighters seeking refuge in a South African bank in Silverton. They took everyone in the bank as hostages, trying to negotiate the release of Nelson Mandela.
As the logline of the film says, “freedom is a fight,” and I found the story quite epic and inspirational. They weren’t after the money; they were after justice. Does the end justify the means? The trailer is promising, but to get the final answer, we’ll just have to wait for the film.
Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles (04/28/2022)
Another family-friendly animated adventure originating from the US, Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, is based on a comic book that takes place in feudal Japan. A teenage rabbit called Yuichi is a passionate wannabe samurai, a descendant of a great samurai warrior, Miyamoto Usagi.
Yuichi does whatever it takes to become a true samurai, even embarking on a dangerous, epic quest. If you want to know more before the animated series premieres, you can watch the trailer or read the IMDb synopsis below:
“The series takes place in the far future, set in a world that mixes modern high-tech images with classic Japanese references. It follows the teenage Rabbit Samurai Yuichi, descendent of the great warrior Miyamoto Usagi, on his epic quest to become a true samurai. But he isn’t alone.
He leads a ragtag team of misfit heroes, including a roguish bounty hunter, a cunning ninja, an acrobatic pickpocket and a faithful pet lizard as he battles depth-charging moles, metal-tipped winged bats, and monsters from another dimension, all in the pursuit to become the best samurai Usagi.”
No, this one is not the same as The Bubble, a Netflix original I’ve mentioned earlier on this list. Instead, Bubble is a new anime series that is set in Tokyo, after bubbles that broke the laws of gravity rained down on the world. Tokyo is now a playground for young people stranded there, without their families or loved ones.
I won’t get into any more details, worried not to spoil anything, but if you want to learn more, feel free to watch the trailer – if you enjoy anime, I think you’ll enjoy this one, too!
Grace And Frankie Season 7 (04/29/2022)
After countless speculations about the show never getting the ending it deserves, Grace and Frankie will finish with the seventh season, coming out on Netflix in late April. There was talk about Season 8 possibly happening, but the platform shut it down and made Season 7 the last one.
So, the comic couple realizes their husbands are, well, more than just business partners. They were lovers for over twenty years. So, the two women – who couldn’t be more different, try to cope with that knowledge about their lives together. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are epic, so if you haven’t watched the show before, now is the right time to start.
Honeymoon With My Mother (04/29/2022)
Honeymoon With My Mother, aka Mother’s Love, aka Amor De Madre, is a Spanish Netflix original comedy film whose trailer will have you laugh aloud, let alone the movie. So, a guy’s wedding goes wrong because the bride-to-be stood him up.
Of course, his overprotective mom wants nothing more than for her son to be okay, so she embarks on the would-be-honeymoon trip with him, as it is non-refundable. As he’s sulking and being in pain, mom is enjoying the time of her life. It’s cringe-worthy yet hilarious, and I can’t wait for the film to come out.
Ozark: Season 4 Part 2 (04/29/2022)
This is it. The end of the road for the show. For Marty, Wendy, ruth, and everybody else involved in the business. If you haven’t watched Season 4 Part 1, I won’t spoil anything, but just know that Part 2 is hitting the platform really soon.
The trailer gave me chills – but again, I wouldn’t watch it if you haven’t caught up with Part 1. For those who never watched Ozark, it’s one of the most epic crime thriller series ever, revolving around an accountant and his family laundering money for the mob to stay alive but then grow into crimelords themselves.
There’s something about that whole Amish theme that never gets old. Rumspringa will be another movie of that kind, with a young Amish man traveling to Berlin for his Rumspringa – a rite of passage to the world outside of his community to see how it works.
Well, the guy falls in love, which makes things a bit complicated for him, to say the least. He has to choose between love and family, the culture he has known all his life. What will he choose? We’ll have to wait and see.