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New to DocPlay in April

April premieres on documentary streaming service DocPlay include movies on Australia’s second-wave feminists and neurologist Oliver Sacks (Awakenings), and series about presidential politics, a convicted paedophile priest and the fall of Berlin. Brazen Hussies (April 8) “Brazen Hussies, a new documentary from Catherine Dwyer, is … an incendiary, exhaustive, emotive and well-researched look at long […]

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Star Wars: The Bad Batch to Blast Off in May

Disney+ will launch Lucasfilm’s original animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch on May 4 with a 70-minute premiere, followed by new episodes every Friday from May 7 (view trailer here).  Star Wars: The Bad Batch follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first seen in The Clone Wars) as they find their way […]

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New to Amazon Prime Video in April

Amazon Prime Video will stream an eight-part “re-imagining” of the controversial autobiography Christine F, which was made into a movie that shocked the world 40 years ago, from April 9. We Children From Bahnhof Zoo is billed as “a broader, serial re-imagining” of the best-selling account of drug abuse in the clubs and underground parties […]

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Apple TV+ to Bow Attenborough Earth Day Special

Next month Apple TV+ will premiere an “uplifting” David Attenborough-narrated documentary about the impact of the global lockdown on the earth. The Year Earth Changed will screen as part of an Earth Day line-up that includes new seasons of Tiny World and Earth at Night in Colour. Here’s the media release: Apple TV+ announces “The Year […]

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New to TVNZ OnDemand in April

TVNZ OnDemand will stream the reboot of Kung Fu the same day as it airs on The CW network in the US (weekly from April 8). Unlike the original, it is set in the present, not the Wild West, and stars The Vampire Diaries’ Olivia Laing as a young Chinese-American who returns home after a […]

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New to Neon in April

Season four of The Handmaid’s Tale leads next month’s highlights on Neon. It will stream exclusively on the platform from April 29. Reads the blurb: June strikes back against Gilead as a fierce rebel leader, but the risks she takes bring unexpected and dangerous new challenges. Her quest for justice and revenge threatens to consume her and destroy her […]

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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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