We may be a while off, but we already have an early look at some of the new Netflix Original content due to land on Netflix globally throughout April 2021.
We’ll be keeping this list updated as we learn more…
English Netflix Originals Coming in April 2021
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me (Season 1)
Netflix Release Date: April 14th
This new sitcom is partially based on Jamie Foxx’s real-life relationship with his daughter Connie.
Here’s how Netflix describes the new sitcom:
“Full of heart and humor, Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! is inspired by Foxx’s real-life relationship with daughter Corinne Foxx, who also serves as executive producer. The multi-cam sitcom reunites Foxx with showrunner Bentley Kyle Evans (The Jamie Foxx Show) and is directed by Ken Whittingham (black-ish).”
Jamie Foxx, Heather Hemmens, David Alan Grier, Valente Rodriguez, Proscha Coleman and Kyla-Drew star.
Shadow and Bone (Season 1)
Netflix Release Date: April 23rd
Netflix loves a fantasy series, and the upcoming Shadow and Bone looks like one of its biggest so far.
Based on the popular Grishaverse novels by Leigh Bardugo, this fantasy-adventure series is set in the imaginary, Russian-inspired Kingdom of Ravka. The realm is plagued by darkness and terrifying creatures that devour human flesh. Alina Starkov, a young soldier, inadvertently discovers an incredible power that could help unite her country. However, as she starts to hone her skills, even more dangerous forces attempt to overpower her.
You can find out more about what to expect from Shadow and Bone in our full article.
Things Heard and Seen (Movie)
Netflix Release Date: April 30th
Arriving at the end of April, this chilling new horror Original looks to be worth the wait.
Catherine, a talented young artist (Amanda Seyfried), and her husband (James Norton) decide to leave Manhattan, opting for a simpler life in a small rural town. However, it doesn’t take long for things to unravel. Catherine starts to suspect that the history of their home harbors a dark secret, but does their marriage have one too?
Things Heard and Seen also stars Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things), Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul), and F. Murray Abraham (The Grand Budapest Hotel).
Check out our full article on Things Heard and Seen here.
Arlo The Aligator Boy
Netflix Release Date: TBD – April release was mentioned in November 2020 so could be moved.
Part of Netflix’s stellar animation lineup for 2021 is Arlo The Aligator Boy which will also see a series produced in its honor too.
The movie comes from Titmouse who is the same studio behind Big Mouth, The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, and Cleopatra in Space.
Here’s what you can expect from the feature:
“A young humanoid alligator travels to the big city in hopes of reuniting with his estranged father, meeting a colorful cast of characters along the way.”
Among the voice cast for the feature are Jennifer Coolidge, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Bret Gelman, and Flea.
Non-English Netflix Originals Coming in April 2021
Just Say Yes
Netflix Release Date: April 2nd
Comedy starring Jim Bakkum, Noortje Herlaar, Nienke Plas, and Tino Martin about a woman who has been dreaming about her perfect wedding for years but things don’t always go as planned.
Snabba Cash (Season 1)
Netflix Release Date: April 7th
Following the events of the popular film trilogy that released in Sweden, this series is set 10 years later. It’s about a young woman trying to make it big in the world of business but she finds herself up against it getting involved with the criminal underbelly of the start-up scene.
The Way of the Househusband
Netflix Release Date: April 8th
An incredibly popular anime series based on the manga series will be making its first debut on Netflix internationally after airing in Japan on Nippon TV last October.
Night in Paradise
Netflix Release Date: April 9th
This gangster movie originating out of South Korea is dubbed as a Noir Film that first debuted at the Venice International Film Festival and will now be making its way onto Netflix.
Night in Paradise revolves around a man who is being targetted by gangsters.
The movie is directed by Park Hoon-jung and stars Um Tae-goo, Jeon Yeo-been, and Cha Seoung-won.
Zero (Season 1)
Netflix Release Date: April 21st
Zero is a coming-of-age story about a young man who has the ability to become invisible and along with his friends has to fight to save their neighborhood.
The music in the show is being heavily promoted too. In fact, the teaser trailer (seen below) features exclusive new music from Marracash.
That’s all we have for now. Keep this page bookmarked and we’ll keep it updated with all the new Netflix Original content coming in April as and when we learn about it.