WHILE just about every aspect of the nation is dealing with drastic change, overwhelming demand or complete collapse, there has barely been a better time to be a streaming service.

You may have noticed that many of the targeted holiday ads you would normally receive this time of year have been replaced with reminders that the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime and the new Disney+ are now vying for your attention more than ever.

Increased time at home usually means increased time on the couch and with that in mind, here are the shows that Netflix will be releasing on its platform during the month of April.

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The collection includes a number of new and previously released programmes including movies, documentaries, comedy specials and original series.

Check out the list below (taken from whats-on-netflix.com – “N” denotes a Netflix Original):

Coming to Netflix UK on April 1

Community (Seasons 1-5) – Every (current) season of the NBC sitcom starring Donald Glover.

El Dragón: Return of a Warrior (2019) N

From Up on Poppy Hill (2011) – Studio Ghibli release

How to Fix a Drug Scandal (Season 1) N – Docuseries

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) – Studio Ghibli release

Pom Poko (1994) – Studio Ghibli release

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008) – Studio Ghibli release

Sunderland ‘Til I Die (Season 2) N – More ups and a lot of downs for the football club, Sunderland through their latest season.

The Wind Rises (2013) – Studio Ghibli release

When Marnie Was There (2014) – Studio Ghibli release

Whisper of the Heart (1995) – Studio Ghibli release

Coming to Netflix UK on April 3

Coffee & Kareem (2020) N – Comedy starring Ed Helms.

Money Heist / La Casa de Papel (Part 4) N – The next part of the Spanish series which will see The Professor face his toughest circumstances yet.

Money Heist Documentary (2020) N – A special documentary looking at the global impact of Netflix’s Money Heist.

The National:

Coming to Netflix UK on April 7

Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 (Part 3) N – Latest 12 episodes of the excellent Japanese reality series.

Coming to Netflix UK on April 9

The Circle France (Season 1) N – The first season of the French spin-off of The Circle.

Coming to Netflix UK on April 10

Brews Brother (Season 1) N – Comedy series

Tigertail (2020) N – Drama movie directed by Alan Yang.

Coming to Netflix UK on April 15

The Innocence Files (Season 1) N – Docuseries

Coming to Netflix UK on April 17

Sergio (2020) N – Movie on the life of a UN worker.

Coming to Netflix UK on April 22

Circus of Books (2020) N – Documentary on a gay porn shop.

Peaky Blinders (Season 5) – The BBC period drama starring Cillian Murphy is finally on Netflix and continues the story of Tommy Shelby.

The Willoughbys (2020) N – Big budget animated movie.

Coming to Netflix UK on April 24

After Life (Season 2) N – Return of Ricky Gervais’s comedy series.

Extraction (2020) N – Action thriller starring Chris Hemsworth

Coming to Netflix UK on April 29

A Secret Love (2020) N – Documentary on the couple that inspired A League of Their Own.

Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story (2020) N – Murder mystery documentary

Summertime (Season 1) N – Italian teen drama series

Coming to Netflix UK on April 30

Biohackers (Season 1) N – German thriller series

The Victims Game (Season 1) N – Mandarin Thriller

April 2020 Netflix UK Releases Dates TBD

The only Netflix Original announced for April without a firm release date currently is Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045.

There are also a few currently confirmed titles to be coming in April but no date as of yet. We suspect these will be April 1st additions but it’s not confirmed. These include Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, and Sixteen Candles.

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