There was a time, somewhere in mid-March, when we lost track of what time of year it was supposed to be. Technically winter, but with sunny spells that felt decidedly like spring (or, dare we say, even summer), world events that made the news cycle surreal, and five weeks of Netflix content meant everything felt very out of sync – and that’s saying something, considering we’re still in a pandemic.
Nonetheless, April is right around the corner, which means a shiny new lineup of TV shows, movies, documentaries, and reality series awaits. With a preview of the best content coming to the streaming platform this month, there’s plenty to get excited about.
Before we dive into the big roundup, there are a few highlights to note from this month. They include star-studded showbiz comedy The bubblebrilliant drama miniseries Anatomy of a Scandal and the second season of the comedy-drama Russian dollwhich finally arrives three years after its debut.
Towards the end of the month, Netflix will also air the final seasons of fan-favorite shows, including the Crime Saga. ozark and popular comedy Grace and Frankie.
So let’s take a detailed look at what’s coming to Netflix in April 2022. Please note that this article will be updated regularly as more movies and TV shows are announced.
Get organized with The Home Edit season 2 – April 1
Have you ever wished that an expert organizer would come to your house and give it a makeover? U.S. too. But while we can’t all shell out for professional help, we can take the ingenious advice of Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, the master organizers and best-selling authors behind innovative home organization company The Home Edit.
This month, the duo returns with the second season of their lifestyle show, Get organized with The Home Edit. Much like the first time around, they’ll help celebrity clients like Drew Barrymore, Winnie Harlow, Lauren Conrad and Danielle Brooks beat their clutter and transform their lives, but this season they’ll also give viewers a glimpse into their own homes to see how pros keep their personal lives and business organized at the same time.
The bubble – April 1st
Get ready, folks, because the era of pandemic-inspired entertainment is upon us.
Featuring a star-studded cast including Karen Gillan, Maria Bakalova, Pedro Pascal and Leslie Mann, this star-studded comedy from super-producer Judd Apatow follows a group of actors stuck in a pandemic bubble in a hotel attempting to complete a sequel to a franchise action movie about flying dinosaurs.
free fight – April 1st
Sequel to the 2018 romantic drama, this Norwegian film follows the relationship between two dancers who dream of a career in the world of street dancing.
The goldfinch – April 4
Based on Donna Tartt’s bestselling 2013 novel, this period drama follows 13-year-old New Yorker Theo Decker, who is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a moving odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he clings to a tangible piece of hope from that terrible day – a painting of a little bird chained to its perch.
The ultimatum: get married or move on season 1 – April 6
No prizes for guessing the premise of this new reality TV series. Yes, as the title suggests, the show features
six different couples where one partner is ready to get married and the other is not so sure. After an ultimatum is issued, they have eight weeks to decide whether to commit to marriage or move on.
Things get complicated, however, when each contestant chooses a potential new partner from one of the other couples to get to know while they consider their decision. With two very different possible futures, there is plenty of drama to come.
Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story – April 6
This Netflix Original series looks back on the life of disgraced TV star Jimmy Savile.
Michela Giraud: The truth, I swear! – April 6
Prepare for some mic-dropping moments in this comedy special from Italian stand-up artist Michela Giraud, filmed from the Vinile stage in Rome.
“In this special, Michela faces, with great self-mockery, existential issues, very personal but also the mirror of an entire generation, always remaining faithful to a single lowest common denominator: herself”, we read in the official synopsis.
“Life stories, his childhood and relationship with his sister, adolescence, adapting to popularity, stereotypes in life and how it is possible to break them. A journey into the irreverent universe of Michela Giraud, to be undertaken without instructions.
Joker – April 11
Joaquin Phoenix won lead actor Oscar and Bafta plaudits for his role as The Joker in this psychological thriller based on the famous Batman villain.
“Always alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck searches for a connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City,” reads the film’s synopsis.
“Arthur wears two masks – the one he paints for his day job as a clown and the appearance he projects in a futile attempt to feel part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and ignored by society , Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.
Hard cell season 1 – April 12
Set in a fictional women’s prison, this mockumentary follows staff and inmates as they rehearse a musical to be performed inside the facility. Written by and starring comedian Catherine Tate in several different roles, including Laura Willis, the governor who believes creativity leads to rehabilitation, and Big Viv, the psychopathic lifer, this funny but surprisingly moving show looks at the comic truth of prison life.
Our major national parks – April 13
If you thought nature documentaries could never get better than a David Attenborough special, we have news for you: Barack Obama has entered the chat.
In this epic five-part series from the executive producer of Blue Planet II, we discover extraordinary national parks and wild spaces on five different continents, told by the suave tones of the former American president. Not a career pivot we saw coming, but one we love all the same.
Anatomy of a Scandal – April 13
Many of the most memorable psychological thrillers of recent times have been rooted in real-life cases, and the highly anticipated courtroom drama Anatomy of a Scandal doesn’t look any different.
Starring Rupert Friend and Sienna Miller as James and Sophie Whitehouse, this new miniseries follows a government minister whose seemingly happy marriage is rocked by the emergence of a scandalous secret. In a world where truth stands between justice and privilege, a lawyer’s lawsuit threatens to tear Westminster, the White Houses marriage, and his own self-esteem apart.
White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch – April 19
In the late 90s and 2000s, Abercrombie & Fitch reigned supreme in the malls with their gorgeous designs, heart-pounding dance beats and fierce fragrance. But while the brand was white-hot, its popular “all-American” image began to wear thin as controversy erupted around its exclusionary marketing and discriminatory hiring. Expect a scandal as this new documentary lifts the lid on the dark underbelly of the pop culture phenomenon.
Russian doll season 2 – April 20
Set four years after Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) and Alan (Charlie Barnett) escaped the time loop of mortality together, the much-loved comedy-drama Russian doll returns to explore existential themes through an often humorous, sci-fi lens.
“Discovering a fate even worse than endless death, this season Nadia and Alan delve deeper into their past through an unexpected time portal set in one of Manhattan’s most notorious locations,” reads the synopsis. official.
“At first they experience this as an ever-expanding, era-crossing, intergenerational adventure, but they soon discover that this extraordinary event could be more than they bargained for and together they must search for a way out.”
Heart stroke season 1 – April 22
Based on the graphic novel series of the same name by Alice Oseman, this eight-part heartfelt LGBTQ+ drama follows teenage boys Charlie and Nick, who attend the same school but have never met until the day they are forced to sit together. It’s about love, friendship, loyalty, mental illness, and all the little stories of the boys’ lives that together make something bigger.
Along the ride – April 22
Take teenage romance, coming-of-age drama, and a dose of insomnia and what do you get? Along the rideThat’s what.
Adapted from the 2009 novel by Sarah Dessen, this YA feature film follows Auden, who meets the mysterious Eli, an insomniac, the summer before college. While the seaside town of Colby sleeps, the two embark on a nightly quest to help Auden live the fun and carefree teenage life she never imagined she wanted.
Sell Sunset season 5 – April 22
The Oppenheim Group’s top real estate brokers return for the fifth season of sell sunsetbringing viewers more drama from the world of high-end Los Angeles real estate.
The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: unreleased tapes – April 22
This upcoming documentary features archival footage of the late actor and model.
grace and frankie season 7 – April 29
One of Netflix’s longest-running series arrives with its final batch of episodes at the end of the month. The beloved show follows Grace Hanson and Frankie Bergstein, who become two unlikely friends after their husbands announce they are in love and plan to get married.
Ozark season 4 part 2 – April 29
The final seven episodes of the crime thriller all arrive together this month, which will reveal the ultimate fate of the crime family.