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New to Netflix in April

Prank Encounters: Season 2 (01/04/2021) Host Gaten Matarazzo pulls the strings on a new season of elaborate pranks involving everything from haunted mansions to ancient burial grounds. Yikes! The Serpent (02/04/2021) In the 1970s, merciless killer Charles Sobhraj preys on travelers exploring the “hippie trail” of South Asia. Based on shocking true events. Snabba Cash (07/04/2021) The […]

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New to Acorn TV in April

Season three of French crime drama Balthazar and season one of The Hour spearhead April’s streaming highlights on Acorn TV. Balthazar is a NZ premiere — it’s just completed its run in France with a shocking finale — while both seasons of The Hour, a BBC drama about the media, police and politics in ’50s […]

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Amazon Prime Video to Launch Terror Anthology

Amazon Prime Video has dropped the trailer for season one of its new terror anthology series Them. Reads the blurb: “From breakout creator Little Marvin, the ten-episode Amazon Original series premieres exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Friday, April 9, 2021. Them is a limited anthology series that explores terror in America. The 1950s set first season […]

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New to Disney+ in April

Next month Disney+ will add David E Kelley’s latest dramedy, Big Shot, launch season two of Solar Opposites, catch up with US broadcasts of Big Sky and go behind the scenes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which has become the platform’s most streamed series premiere. Big Shot (weekly from April 16) stars John […]

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Calling All Apple TV+ Fans

This weekend’s global premiere of Calls on Apple TV+ spear-heads a slew of new series soon to launch on the streaming service. Calls, which launched today, is billed as “a groundbreaking, immersive television experience” based on the buzzy French series of the same name. The blurb promises it masterfully uses audio and minimal abstract visuals […]

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Nat Geo’s Earth Moods Bound for Disney+

Disney+ has released a trailer for a slow TV series it will stream from April 16 called Earth Moods. The National Geographic production is billed as “a visual and soundscape experience” that transports viewers to “a vast array of colourful and calming corners of the world” from blue glaciers and  arid deserts to lush rainforests […]

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Monsters at Work Recruits Two Newcomers

Mandy Kaling and Bonnie Hunt have joined the cast of Monsters at Work, a spin-off from the Monsters, Inc movies that will stream on Disney+ from July 2. The original’s Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Jennifer Tilly and John Ratzenberger will reprise their roles for the Disney Television Animation series, which is set the day after the Monsters, Inc […]

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Amazon Prime Video in the P!NK

Amazon Prime Video will globally premiere P!NK: All I Know So Far on May 21. Reads the press release: “Join award-winning performer and musician P!NK as she embarks on her record-breaking 2019 Beautiful Trauma world tour and welcomes audiences to join her chosen family while trying to balance being a mom, a wife, a boss and […]

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First Look at Loki Key Art

Disney+ has just released new key art for Marvel Studios’ Loki, which will launch on June 11. It features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character; Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant […]

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Coming Soon: The Watch

TVNZ OnDemand will stream the first full season of Discworld adaptation The Watch from April 2. The eight-part dystopian fantasy pits trolls, werewolves, wizards and other improbable heroes against an evil plot to resurrect a great dragon (which would lead to the destruction of life as they know it). Inspired by the characters in Sir […]

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