After a loaded month of new and returning series on Netflix Canada in March, the streaming service is introducing a couple more new series and sees a few return for new seasons. Read on to find out what’s New on Netflix Canada for April, and if you’re in the US, be sure to see what’s New on Netflix US for the month.
The first Netflix Original for April sees Ashton Kutcher starring as Colt in The Ranch. After being a pro athlete didn’t pan out for him, he’s helping his dad and brother keep the ranch afloat, and figuring out how he fits into the family. Kutcher is joined by Danny Masterson and Sam Elliott. The first season of The Ranch hits Netflix on April 1.
The manga series Ajin: Demi-Human is making it’s way to Netflix in the anime series of the same name. After being hit by a truck, a student discovers that he is an immortal Ajin. Branded as criminals so they can be hunted down and captured for research, the teenager must pick a side as his fellow Ajin plan on fighting back against the authorities. Ajin: Demi-Human season 1 streams on Netflix on April 12.
Next up, season 3 of Cuckoo returns on April 15th, following last month’s release of the first two seasons of this show. Starring Andy Samberg and Taylor Lautner, Cuckoo is about a woman who shocks her proper British parents when she marries an American hippie. Also returning on April 15th is the second season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which stars Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt, a comedy about a young woman who is rescued from a doomsday cult after 15 years and is trying to get her life back on track.
Quite a few of us here at Techaeris are pretty big fans of Patton Oswalt, and his new comedy special — Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping — hits Netflix on April 22nd. Patton Oswalt delivers a fresh hour plus of stand-up, covering everything from misery to defeat to hopelessness in his most upbeat special to date. The Netflix Original Special Correspondents starring Eric Bana, Ricky Gervais, and Vera Farmiga streams on April 29th. This hilarious comedy follows a struggling radio journalist and his hapless technician faking frontline war reports from a NYC hideout. Also streaming on April 29th and rounding out the Netflix Originals for the month on Netflix Canada is Team Foxcatcher, a documentary with never-before seen home video that recounts the paranoid downward spiral of John E. du Pont and the murder of Olympic wrestler David Schultz.
Netflix Original Series For Kids
Kids this month are treated to two new Netflix Original Series for Kids. Starting on April 15th, they can catch the Kong: King of the Apes movie which doubles as episode 1 of the series with the same name. The animated movie and series follow the journey of Kong, who has been exiled to Alcatraz Island. After the island is transformed into the Remy Natural History and Marine Preserve, Kong finds he must take on Biorobotic Dinosaurs and the evil genius behind them.
April 29th sees the return of the world’s greatest super-spy as the first season of Danger Mouse has the title character returning to save the world with the help of hapless hamster Penfold and a collection of state-of-the-art gadgetry.
New TV Series/Season
April sees the following TV series and seasons being added to the Netflix Canada roster:
- The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story (Season 1)
- Justin Time (Seasons 1 & 2)
- The Ranch (Season 1)
- Downton Abbey (Series 5)
- Episodes (Season 4)
- Ajin: Demi-Human (Season 1)
- Cuckoo (Season 3)
- House of Lies (Season 4)
- Kong: King of the Apes (Season 1)
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 2)
- Danger Mouse (Season 1)
The following movies are coming to Netflix Canada this month:
- The Birth of Saké
- Charlie St. Cloud
- Clash of the Titans
- Cop Out
- Frank and Cindy
- Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer
- The Mask You Live In
- Mississippi Grind
- Out of the Furnace
- Paper Towns
- The Princess Bride
- Return to Sender
- Shrek the Halls
- Women’s List
- Z for Zachariah
- The Exorcism of Molly Hartley
- Look Who’s Back
- Jaws 2
- Jaws 3
- Smokey and the Bandit
- Kong: King of the Apes
- Godzilla (2014)
- Heaven is for Real
- Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping
- Sleeping with Other People
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Special Correspondents
- Team Foxcatcher
Last Chance to Watch on Netflix Canada
The following movies & shows are leaving Netflix Canada, check out some of the suggested alternatives!
- Island of Lemurs: Madagascar — Suggested: 50 First Dates, The Bucket List
- Meet the Parents — Suggested: Cooked, Virunga
- The Other Woman — Suggested: This Means War, Bridesmaids
- Rio 2 — Suggested: Turbo, The Croods
- The Sitter — Suggested: 21 Jump Street, The Watch
- Adventureland— Suggested: Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Expelled
- Gravity — Suggested: Interstellar, Ascension
- Jodorowsky’s Dune — Suggested: The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir, The Seven Five
- The Zero Theorem — Suggested: Birdman, The Imitation Game
And there you have what’s new and what’s leaving Netflix Canada in April. Let us know what you’re looking forward to watching this month in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.