New on Netflix April: Will April content bring showers, or put a Spring in your step?

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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 in The Get Down: Part 2.

We’re nearing the end of March, so you know what that means… new Netflix April content for the U.S. and Canada! As a reminder shows that are coming to the U.S. only will be marked with (US), and likewise for shows coming to Canada (CA) only. If a show or movie isn’t marked with either US or CA, it will be coming to both services. Netflix has been kind enough to indicate which shows are available to view offline as well, which we’ve indicated by marking them with  after the title.

Before we get started, check out the Netflix April sizzle reel for the U.S.:

…and Canada.

Without further ado, check out what’s coming to Netflix U.S. and Netflix Canada in April.

Netflix Original Series

April brings the return of The Get Down, with The Get Down: Part 2. 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. Part 2 starts streaming on April 7th.

US viewers will be treated to the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on April 14th. With Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt, and Jonah Ray joining original series creator Joel Hodgson, the cheesy movies should come fast and furious. Don’t worry Canada, MST3K should be heading north of the border at some point, just not this month it seems.

On April 21st, viewers can look forward to the premiere of Bill Nye Saves The World, where Bill Nye hosts a talk show exploring scientific issues from space exploration to fad diets. Guests join for lab demos and myth busting.

Girlboss also debuts on April 21st. Rebellious and broke, Sophia (Britt Robertson) stumbles into creating a fashion empire and learns how to be the boss. A comedy series inspired by the best-selling book by Sophia Amoruso.

Netflix Original Films

The big name this month is Sandy… Sandy Wexler. Adam Sandler stars as an L.A. talent manager whose diligent attention to his offbeat clients’ careers is tested when he falls for a gifted singer. Sandy Wexler starts streaming on April 14th.

Sand Castle starts streaming on April 21st. Starring Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill, Sand Castle follows a group of American soldiers in the early days of the second Gulf War. Bearing witness to the heat and the horror is the inexperienced Private Matt Ocre (Nicholas Hoult), who, together with several fellow soldiers, is ordered to the outskirts of Baqubah to repair a water pumping station damaged by U.S. bombs.

April 28th brings the debut of Small Crimes. After serving time for the attempted murder of a District Attorney, disgraced former cop Joe Denton (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) returns home looking for redemption. An embarrassment to his parents and abandoned by his ex-wife, it seems as if things can’t get much worse. But then Joe finds himself trapped in the mess he left behind—in the crossfire between a crooked sheriff, the vengeful DA, and a mafia kingpin who knows too much.

Netflix Original Comedy Specials

Netflix has comedy on tap in April from Louis C.K., Vir Das, and the Lucas Brothers. No trailers for any of these specials, unfortunately, but you’ll be able to spread out your comedy throughout the month, with Louis C.K.’s 2017 premiering on April 4th, The Lucas Brothers: Drugs arriving on April 18th, and Vir Das: Abroad Understanding debuting on the streaming service on April 25th.

Netflix Original Documentaries

April Netflix documentaries cover sex and murder. April 21st brings season one of Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On. This series is a six-episode original documentary that peels back the curtain on the state of the industry, the talent, the consumers, and the technology that powers it all.

April 28th brings Casting JonBenétCasting JonBenét is a sly and stylized exploration of the world’s most sensational child-murder case, the unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey. After twenty years of media speculation and public hysteria that cast JonBenét’s parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, of killing their own child, Casting JonBenét presents audiences with a hybrid of fiction and non-fiction filmmaking that examines the macabre legacy of this tiny starlet.

Netflix Original Series For Kids

Dawn of the Croods Season 3 is coming to the streaming service on April 7th. When Grug becomes the first leader of Ahhh! Valley, he must help solve the residents’ many problems, including keeping out the food-stealing Broods.

April 21st brings the 4th season of The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show. Peabody and Sherman must defeat an evil cyborg and fix the course of history. Zaniness continues at the penthouse, and our heroes switch bodies!

 New TV Series/Seasons

October sees the following TV series and seasons being added to the Netflix roster:

April 1

  • Good Witch (Season 2 (2016)) (US)
  • Downton Abbey (Series 6) (CA)
  • Hinterland (Season 2) (CA)
  • Departures (Seasons 1 – 3) (CA)
  • Chuggington (Season 5) (CA)
  • Midsomer Murders (Series 19) (CA)
  • Wynonna Earp (Season 1 (2016)) (US)

April 4

  • Chewing Gum (Season 2)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 5

  • iZombie (Season 3 – New Episodes Weekly) (CA)

April 6

  • The Last Kingdom (Season 2)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL (CA)

April 7

  • Dawn of the Croods (Season 3)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Get Down: Part 2  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Riverdale (Season 1 – New Episodes Weekly)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL (CA)

April 10

  • Documentary Now! (Season 2 (2016)) (US)

April 12

  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 2 (2016)) (US)

April 13

  • The Mindy Project (Season 5 Part B) (CA)

April 14

  • Chelsea (Season 2)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 17

  • Shameless (U.S. version) (Season 6) (CA)

April 21

  • Bill Nye Saves the World (Season 1)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Girlboss (Season 1)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (Season 1)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Tales by Light (Season 2)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show (Season 4)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 22

  • The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass (Season 1-3 (2016)) (US)

April 23

  • Liv and Maddie (Season 4 (2016)) (US)

April 26

  • Real Rescues (Seasons 1 – 3) (CA)
  • Real Rescues (Season 6-7 (2012)) (US)

April 27

  • Las Chicas del Cable (Season 1)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 28

  • Dear White People (Season 1)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 30

  • Sofia the First (Season 3 (2015)) (US)

New Movies

The following movies are coming to Netflix this month:

April 1

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) (US)
  • A Weekend with the Family (2016)
  • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (CA)
  • Across the Universe (2007)
  • An American Tail (1986) (US)
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) (US)
  • An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999) (US)
  • Born To Be Free (2016) (US)
  • Boy Bye (2016) (US)
  • Cool Runnings (1993) (US)
  • Dog by Dog (CA)
  • Don Hemingway (CA)
  • Five Nights in Maine (CA)
  • Gremlins (1984) (US)
  • Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (CA)
  • Only for One Night (2016) (US)
  • Pet Fooled (CA)
  • Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin’ (1971) (US)
  • Rio 2 (CA)
  • Schindler’s List (1993) (US)
  • Scooby-Doo (2002) (US)
  • Something’s Gotta Give (2003) (US)
  • The Human Factor: The Untold Story of the Bombay Film Orchestras (CA)
  • The Lazarus Effect (CA)
  • The Other Woman (CA)
  • The Tenth Man (2016) (US)
  • Thunderstruck (2012) (US)
  • Tropic Thunder (2008)
  • Trouble with the Curve (2012) (US)

April 2

  • The D Train (2015) (US)

April 4

  • Louis C.K. 2017  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 5

  • De Palma (CA)

April 6

  • Disney’s The BFG (2016) (US)
  • Titanic (CA)

April 7

  • El Faro De Las Orcas  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Strike a Pose (CA)
  • Win It All  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 8

  • Almost Adults (CA)
  • Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) (US)

April 9

  • Mad Max: Fury Road (CA)

April 10

  • Before I Wake (CA)

April 11

  • Kevin Hart: What Now (2016)

April 13

  • Footloose (CA)
  • The Chronicles of Riddick (CA)

April 14

  • El Elegido (2017) (US)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return  NETFLIX ORIGINAL (US)
  • Sandy Wexler  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 15

  • Disney’s Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) (US)
  • Slam  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 16

  • Entourage (CA)

April 17

  • The Light Between Oceans (CA)

April 18

  • Lucas Brothers: On Drugs  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 19

  • A Plastic Ocean (US)
  • Oklahoma City (CA)

April 20

  • Battleship (CA)

April 21

  • Sand Castle  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Prestige (2006) (US)
  • Tramps  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 22

  • Secrets of Underground London (CA)
  • The Secret Life of Pets (2016) (US)

April 23

  • Phantom (2013) (US)

April 24

  • Big Eyes (CA)
  • Long Nights Short Mornings (2016) (US)

April 25

  • Disney’s Queen of Katwe (2016)
  • The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Vir Das: Abroad Understanding  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 26

  • Trust (2010) (US)

April 27

  • American Honey (CA)

April 28

  • A Murder in the Park (2014) (US)
  • Casting JonBenet  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Rodney King  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Small Crimes  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Last Chance to Watch on Netflix U.S.

The following movies & shows are leaving Netflix U.S. in February:

April 1

  • Ally McBeal (Seasons 1 – 5)
  • Angel (Seasons 1 – 5)
  • Better Off Ted (Season 1)
  • Barbershop 2: Back in Business
  • Bones (Seasons 1 – 4)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Seasons 1 – 7)
  • Chaplin
  • Dollhouse: Season 1
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Firefly
  • House, M.D. (Seasons 1 – 8)
  • Lie to Me (Season 1)
  • Menace II Society
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • Rosewell (Seasons 1 – 3)
  • Snow Day
  • Stomp the Yard
  • Superman II
  • Superman III
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
  • Superman Returns
  • Superman: The Movie
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy
  • The Boys from Brazil
  • The Escapist
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Riches (Seasons 1 – 2)
  • The Usual Suspects
  • The X-Files (Seasons 1 – 9)
  • Vanilla Sky

April 3

  • Collateral Damage
  • The Circle

April 7

  • Legit (Season 2)
  • Wilfred (Season 4)

April 9

  • Hero

April 10

  • Legit (Season 1)
  • Flower Girl

April 14

  • The Lazarus Effect

April 15

  • A Fantastic Fear of Everything

April 17

  • American Dad! (Season 6)

April 26

  • The Nutty Professor 2: Facing the Fear

April 30

  • Under the Tuscan Sun
  • The Mirror
  • Born to Defense
  • The Defender

Last Chance to Watch on Netflix Canada

The following movies & shows are leaving Netflix Canada in February:

April 1

  • The Princess Bride
  • House, M.D. (Seasons 1 – 8)

April 10

  • Horrible Bosses 2

April 12

  • Episodes (Seasons 1 – 4)

April 15

  • House of Lies (Seasons 1 – 4)

April 16

  • 21 & Over

April 19

  • It Follows

April 28

  • Cinderella

April 29

  • The Croods

And there you have what’s new and what’s leaving Netflix in April. Let us know what you’re looking forward to watching this month in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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