This new year has been a big one for streaming services. Disney+ expanded their platform worldwide, Netflix has never been stronger, and HBO keeps killing it with their drama-mystery shows. Whatever your platform of choice is, there are many new series to expect for the next month. So, without further ado, here are ten of our favorite picks premiering in the month of April.
1. Made for Love
HBO Max / April 1
This new series follows actress Cristin Milioti, recently seen in the movie Palm Springs. Milioti plays Hazel, a woman that can’t escape her ex-husband because he had her fitted with a high-tech device that follows her every move. The trailer gives a futuristic, dramedy vibe, and we can’t wait to see how the story will unfold.
2. The Serpent
Netflix / April 2
This one was made specifically with true-crime fans in mind. The series follows the infamous Charles Sobhraj, a hippie thief and murderer from the ’70s that targeted tourists all around Asia. The real-life tale of this man, as creepy as it is, sounds like the perfect show to binge-watch on a Friday night.
3. The Nevers
HBO / April 11
The Nevers is HBO’s new venture into the historical, science-fiction, fantasy drama, and we have to admit that the premise is very intriguing. This series tells the story of a group of women living in the Victorian era. Add to that the fact that they have supernatural powers, and the overall mission of changing the world becomes even more interesting.
4. Dad Stop Embarrassing Me
Netflix / April 14
Who said that sitcoms were dead? Actor Jaime Foxx explores the comedy world in this new wholesome and feel-good tv show. Foxx plays a single dad who has to balance a busy work-life with her teenage daughter that just moved in with him. This comedy will be the perfect escapist experience we all desperately need right now.
5. Mare of Easttown
HBO / April 18
Here we have another one of HBO’s iconic murder mystery limited series. The star that’s leading the pack this time is Kate Winslet, playing detective Mare Sheehan. In the trailer, we see Winslet deal with a local murder in the midst of personal struggles. We have a feeling that if you enjoyed Big Little Lies, Sharp Objects, or The Undoing, this will be a good addition to your list of mystery dramas to look out for.
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6. Secrets of the Whales
Disney+ / April 22
Premiering on Earth Day, Secrets of the Whales is a new National Geographic documentary that dives deep into whale culture: their communication skills, lifestyle, and social structures. The docuseries that’s three years in the making will show us a glimpse of many whale species in their natural habitat interacting with each other. The show was executive produced by James Cameron, directed by Brian Armstrong, and narrated by actress Sigourney Weaver, so we know we can expect great things from this project.
7. Rutherford Falls
Peacock / April 22
Rutherford Falls is the new comedy by Parks and Rec and The Good Place creator Michael Schur. Right off the bat, we know we’re in for a good one. The sitcom stars Ed Helms as Nathan Rutherford, a local legend from a small town that tries to stop the moving of a historical statue. Needless to say, this causes a lot of funny and wacky chaos with the citizens of the town.
8. Life in Color with David Attenborough
Netflix / April 22
This upcoming documentary by scientist David Attenborough will take us on a wildlife journey through the colors of nature. Using innovative technology, this docuseries will show how vital color is in the animal kingdom, helping so many species survive, thrive, and protect themselves from the dangers they face every day. Life in Color will give us a fresh perspective on a subject matter we can’t ever know too much about.
9. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Disney + / Finale on April 23
We know that this series already had its premiere date, but we can’t hide our excitement for what’s in store for the following month. Not only do we get a new episode on April 2, but the series finale will air on April 23. We’re sure that according to Marvel-fashion, this will be a big event. The show is already Disney +’s biggest debut to date, and the overall tone of the series has proven successful already. Moving forward, we can expect the same type of profound storytelling with some awesome action sequences.
10. The Handmaid's Tale
Hulu / April 28
Finishing off this list, we have the fourth season of the acclaimed series The Handmaid’s Tale. Some of the stars confirmed to return are Elizabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Samira Wiley, and Ann Dowd. We won’t spoil it for you, but if you’ve been keeping up, you know the revolution against Gilead is not far from sight. Tensions are rising, and the drama is at its highest peak. What more could we ask from this dystopian nightmare?
We hope you enjoyed this list. Leave us a comment and let us know which series you are most excited about.
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