New to Netflix in April

Mystery Science Theater 3000 starring Mark Hamill, Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount, Baron Vaughn, Rebecca Hanson, Tim Blaney, Joel Hodgson, & Elliot Kalan.

Original Series

Chewing Gum: Season 2 (4/4/2017)

Tracey serves up a second season of sexual discovery with plans to find a new boyfriend and forge an awkward friendship with her ex.

The Get Down: Part 2 (7/4/2017)

As Zeke wrestles with the dual nature of his life and future, Mylene struggles to define herself as an artist, and Shao continues down a risky path.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (14/4/2017)

One man. Three bots. And a vault of B movies just begging for witty riffs. Welcome to an all-new era of MST3K.

Girlboss: Season 1 (21/4/2017)

Rebellious and broke, Sophia stumbles into creating a fashion empire and learns how to be the boss. A comedy series inspired by the best-selling book.

Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 1 (21/4/2017)

Bill Nye hosts a talk show exploring scientific issues from space exploration to fad diets. Guests join Bill Nye for lab demos and myth busting.

Dear White People: Season 1 (28/4/2017)

Based on the acclaimed indie film, this series satirises “post-racial” America as students of colour navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college.

Las Chicas del Cable: Season 1 (28/4/2017)

In 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company ring in revolution as they deal with romance, envy and the modern workplace.

Original Film

Win It All (7/4/2017)

While holding $50,000 for a pal in prison, a lovable screw-up with a gambling problem blows it all and must win it back before his friend gets out.

El Faro De Las Orcas (7/4/2017)

A mother travels to Patagonia with her autistic son with the hopes that a ranger and a pod of wild orcas can help him find an emotional connection.

Sandy Wexler (14/4/2017)

Adam Sandler stars as an LA talent manager whose diligent attention to his offbeat clients’ careers is tested when he falls for a gifted singer.

Slam (15/4/2017)

Teenage Sam dreams of becoming a skateboarding pro, but his life takes a dramatic turn when his girlfriend gets pregnant.

Sand Castle (21/4/2017)

After the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a reluctant soldier’s platoon is dispatched on a dangerous mission to repair a hostile village’s water system.

Tramps (21/4/2017)

Pulled into a shady deal as the bagman, Danny retrieves the wrong briefcase and winds up on a wild trek with his pretty driver to get the right case.

The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill (25/4/2017)

On his 100th birthday, Allan Karlsson left his retirement home and set off on an unexpected journey. His adventure continues in this comic sequel.

Rodney King (28/4/2017)

In a potent solo show, Roger Guenveur Smith retraces the charged sequence of events between the police beating of Rodney King and the deadly LA riots.

Small Crimes (28/4/2017)

After serving a six-year prison sentence, an ex-cop tries to rebuild his life and reconnect with his family, but he can’t quite shake his dark past.

Original Comedy

Louis C.K. 2017 (4/4/2017)

Louis C.K. is back in 2017 with his thoughts on how we count years, the concept of enduring love, giving dogs drugs, “Magic Mike” and much more.

Kevin Hart: What Now? (11/4/2017)

Rock star comic Kevin Hart takes it to another level in this stand-up set filmed in front of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.

Chelsea: Season 2 (14/4/2017)

Chelsea Handler returns with a fresh new format, bringing her bold perspective to a changed world.

Lucas Brothers: On Drugs (18/4/2017)

Twins Keith and Kenny Lucas bring their fresh take on stand-up comedy to this Netflix-exclusive set shot at the Bell House in Brooklyn.

Vir Das: Abroad Understanding (25/4/2017)

Impish comic Vir Das tackles nationalism, globalism, good food and bad politics in two crosscut performances shot in New York and New Delhi.

Original Documentary

Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On: Season 1 (21/4/2017)

Personal stories reveal how the intersection of sex, technology and intimate relationships is rewiring us in fundamental ways.

Casting JonBenet (28/4/2017)

Merging community reflections with performances from locals, this hybrid documentary explores the legacy of the tiny starlet’s shocking murder.

Original Children’s Series

Dawn of the Croods: Season 3 (7/4/2017)

When Grug becomes the first leader of Ahhh! Valley, he must help solve the residents’ many problems, including keeping out the food-stealing Broods.

The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show: Season 4 (21/4/2017)

Peabody and Sherman must defeat an evil cyborg and fix the course of history. Zaniness continues at the penthouse, and our heroes switch bodies!

TV Highlights

Jane the Virgin: Season 2 (12/4/2017)

Fargo: Season 2 (13/4/2017)

The 100: Season 3 (21/4/2017)

Odd Squad: Season 2 (1/4/2017)

Bates Motel: Season 4 (19/4/2017)

Tales by Light: Season 2 (22/4/2017)

Movie Highlights

Underdogs (1/4/2017)

Strike a Pose (1/4/2017)

Joe Crocker, Mad Dog with A Soul (1/4/2017)

Don’t Look Down (1/4/2017)

Frances Ha (1/4/2017)

Poltergist (1/4/2017)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2/4/2017)

The Longest Week (2/4/2017)

Miami Vice (7/4/2017)

Newtown (7/4/2017)

Escape from Alcatraz (14/4/2017)

Disney’s Finding Dory (16/4/2017)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (16/4/2017)

The Aviator (16/4/2017)

A Plastic Ocean (19/4/2017)

Team America: World Police (21/4/2017)

Happy Gilmore (21/4/2017)

Terminator Genisys (21/4/2017)

Vacation (23/4/2017)

Blood Diamond (23/4/2017)

Pan (23/4/2017)

Babel (28/4/2017)

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15 Responses to “New to Netflix in April”

  1. April is looking good for Netflix, I am surprised with Finding Dory though as I would have thought Sky would have the rights to it especially with their Disney movie channel. Good to see season 3 of The 100 is coming as well, quite like that one :)

  2. Good point re Disney, Trevor, but when Sky announced it had gazzumped Netflix for NZ rights to Disney content, a Netflix spokesman said it hoped that would be a temporary situation, saying Netflix would seek to secure more rights as and when they came up for renegotiation.

  3. Interesting article, Philip, I hope that means Netflix will be having more recent movies. I don’t think Sky is a fan of Netflix :)

  4. WOW, Netflix are full of surprises as today they have added quite a few Disney movies including Finding Nemo and the TV show Witches of East End :)

  5. Thanks, Trevor. You’re doing a better job of publicising Netflix’s highlights than Netflix. Just had a look at the NZ site and had to enter Finding Nemo as a search term before it came up as an option. It’s not even included among the mostly recently added entries. Unbelievable.

  6. Trevor/Philip, interesting that Finding Dory was available on Sky Box Office a few months back. I’m surprised (naively it seems) that that deal would not naturally lead onto it being available to subscribers in due course.

  7. Hi Aiden. Dory should still surface on Sky Movies Disney within the next month or two. Streaming rights will have an earlier window than pay-TV (just as SBO had Dory ahead of Netflix).

  8. Just noticed on Netflix a whole heap of new movies and TV shows have been added including Helix, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles and Party of Five, WOW, that’s an oldie, it’s weird though they have added the 3rd Karate Kid movie but not the first and the second :)

  9. I see season 4 of The Blacklist is now on Netflix, YIPPEE :)

  10. Hi Philip, do you know when season 2 of Z Nation will be added on Netflix? I quite like that one :)

  11. Hard to say, Trevor. Netflix US has all three seasons, so I imagine 2 & 3 will trickle through depending on Sky’s licensing rights for The Zone.

  12. Thanks Philip, I guess it will turn up sometime :)

  13. Seasons 1-3 of Grimm are now on Netflix…

  14. It’s good to see Grimm on Netflix, Aaron, and I see today season 4 of Bates Motel and season 2 of 12 Monkeys has been added YIPEEE :)

  15. Both Bates Motel and 12 Monkeys are on my watch list, just need to find the time to start watching them.

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