Welcome to your preview of all the Netflix Originals currently scheduled for release on Netflix around the world throughout the month of April 2020.
Many Netflix regions are set to see numerous Studio Ghibli movies in April including Pom Poko, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea and The Wind Rises. Full details on Netflix and Studio Ghibli can be found here.
Note: this post is live and will be updated through January, February and March 2020.
Sunderland ‘Till I Die (Season 2)
Netflix Release Date: April 1st, 2020
This documentary series set out to be a big promotion for the soccer club from the UK but in fact, further documented their demise. Has their most recent season been any better? Find out on the first of the month.
Despite Netflix denying the date of release is anything other purely coincidental, we do find it funny especially given the context of the series it’s coming on April Fools Day.
Coffee & Kareem
Netflix Release Date: April 3rd
A new comedy featuring The Office’s Ed Helms. It’s directed by Michael Dowse.
What to do when you’re 12 and don’t like your mom’s new boyfriend? Hire a criminal to scare him off. And *then* team-up with said boyfriend to fight bad guys after accidentally exposing a crime syndicate (whoops). At least that’s what happens in COFFEE & KAREEM. On Netflix 4/3. pic.twitter.com/Iag2tfGKop
— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) March 10, 2020
Money Heist / La Casa De Papel (Part 4)
Netflix Release Date: April 3rd
The Spanish series phenomenon will be returning at the beginning of April for a much-anticipated new season especially after the explosive ending of part 3.
Among Netflix’s biggest hits, Money Heist is definitely sitting among the best. Like Elite, it has managed to transcend the language barrier and is widely popular worldwide.
Once again, we’ll see the team battling for survival after the new inspector managed to outplay the professor.
To coincide with the series release of the fourth part of Money Heist, a documentary will also drop on April 3rd. The documentary will feature lots of behind the scenes footage that went into making the exquisite Spanish drama.
You can find out more on the latest news from part 4 of Money Heist in our ongoing preview.
Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 (Part 3)
Netflix Release Date: April 7th
The excellent Japanese reality series which sees contestants share a space returns for another 12 episodes.
Brews Brother (Season 1)
Netflix Release Date: April 10th
New comedy sitcom series that sees two brothers start a brewing company although they still haven’t quite worked out how to be loving siblings yet.
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Earth and Blood / La Terre et le Sang (French Movie)
Netflix Release Date: April 17th
This new French Original was announced as part of Netflix’s big expansion into France in January 2020. It features some great talent from the region including Sami Bouajila, Eriq Ebouaney, and Samy Seghir.
There’s not a huge amount of detail that we know about Earth and Blood but here’s the official synopsis showing up on the Netflix page:
After decades of successfully running a sawmill in the Ardennes, hiring ex-cons and young offenders, Said receives an unwelcome visitor: a cartel..
Après Braqueurs, voici les premières images du prochain film de Julien Leclercq.
La Terre et le Sang, le 17 avril. pic.twitter.com/W40krdy73k
— Netflix France (@NetflixFR) March 2, 2020
Netflix Release Date: April 17th, 2020
Sergio, the upcoming Netflix Original biopic is based on the horrific Canal Hotel bombings that took the lives of multiple UN representatives, including the life of Brazilian diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello. Taking place during the chaotic aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq, Sergio’s mission of peace would sadly be his most treacherous and last.
The movie features Wagner Moura who is mostly known from his stint as Pablo Escobar on Netflix’s Narcos. It also features Ana de Armas who is known for her roles in movies such as Blade Runner and more recently, Knives Out.
You can find out more about Sergio in our extensive preview here.
After Life (Season 2)
Netflix Release Date: April 24th, 2020
Ricky Gervais is well-known for his sitcoms but in 2019, he came to Netflix with a brand new entry and it crushed all expectations.
Season 2 of After Life will continue Tony’s story, who by the end of the first season turned over a new leaf with a more positive outlook on life. Six new episodes are due for release which will see Tony continue to struggle with the mourning of his wife and the possibility of the local paper shutting down, but he decides to use his new outlook on life to help those around him, and ultimately be a better friend,
Netflix Release Date: April 24th, 2020
Chris Hemsworth is mostly known for his role as the ‘God of Thunder’ Thor in the MCU but will soon be appearing in a new action-thriller headed to Netflix around the world at the end of April.
Extraction is about a black market gun for hire who is hired to pick up the kidnapped son of a crime warlord but it turns out to be his toughest assignment to date.
You can find all the details on the upcoming movie in our comprehensive preview of Extraction on Netflix here.
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The Victims’ Game
Neflix Release Date: April 30th, 2020
This is a new Taiwanese movie that employs some big talent for the region. Among the stars confirmed for the movie are Joseph Chang and Tiffany Hsu Star and saw a press event took place in December 2019.
The thriller is about a forensic investigator who finds his daughter involved in a serial murder case.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045
Netflix Release Date: TBD
Ghost in the Shell is a beloved anime franchise. The original series aired in the 1990s and although we got a live-action movie starring Scarlett Johansson the series has generally remained untouched.
The first teaser for the series released back in late October 2019 and it’s fair to say the reaction wasn’t too great. Netflix has received a fair bit of flack over the past few years for its live-action anime remakes but in this instance, it’s because Netflix is turning a traditional hand-drawn anime into a CGI series.
If this isn’t up your street, Netflix does still have plenty of anime on the horizon.
In the year 2045, the world has entered a “Sustainable War" and the former members of Japan’s elite Section 9 are suddenly confronted with a being who possesses tremendous intelligence and physical capabilities.
“Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045” premieres April 2020 pic.twitter.com/y8yn4Oo26p
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) January 27, 2020
Other April 2020 Netflix Original Releases
- How to Fix A Drug Scandal (Season 1) – April 1st – True crime documentary series
- The Innocence Files (Season 1) – April 15th – Docuseries
Titles Rumored to Release on Netflix in April 2020
- Hi-Score Girl (Season 2) is currently rumored to release at some point in April.
- BNA (Brand New Animal) is expected to hit Netflix in April but we haven’t heard anything official just yet.
"BNA" (Brand New Animal) – New PV!!
The anime is slated to premiere April 2020 on Netflix.pic.twitter.com/DlFtJO07Lw
— Anime Trending (@AniTrendz) January 22, 2020
What are you looking forward to watching in April 2020? Let us know in the comments down below.