As the weather begins to pick up, we're likely not going to be spending too much time indoors this month. But just in case you're stuck for something to watch, we've got you covered.
To be pretty honest, the month of April is positively heaving with new content. Whatever your on demand subscription, there are some quality titles on the way. Here are our top picks for movies and TV shows arriving on demand this April.
'Worn Stories' | April 1
We all need something light and feel-good these days, and 'Worn Stories' is one in particular which will tug on your heartstrings. The docuseries is adapted from Emily Spivack’s New York Times best-selling book and is made up of eight episodes that tell the many tales about different articles of clothing we all wear, each one more touching than the next. Read our review here.
'Concrete Cowboy' | April 2
While spending the summer in North Philadelphia, a troubled teen (Caleb McLaughlin from 'Stranger Things') is caught between a life of crime and his estranged father’s (Idris Elba) vibrant urban-cowboy subculture. Read our review here.
'Run' | April 2
Desiring freedom after years of isolated medical care, teenager Chloe suspects her mother might be holding her back — and harbouring sinister secrets. A new horror/thriller starring the Queen of horror, Sarah Paulson.
'Thunder Force'| April 9
Two childhood best friends reunite as an unlikely crime-fighting superhero duo when one invents a formula that gives ordinary people superpowers. You know the deal - expect plenty of physical gags and passable humour in this comedy/action adventure with Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer.
'The Circle' season two | April 14
Look we need our dose of reality TV STAT. Are you ready for more strategic shenanigans? A new cast of allies, enemies and not-so-subtle catfish connect and compete for a major cash prize in the US version of the show.
'Stowaway' | April 22
On a mission headed to Mars, an unintended stowaway accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship’s life support systems. Facing dwindling resources and a potentially fatal outcome, the crew is forced to make an impossible decision. Directed by Joe Penna and starring Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson and Toni Collette.
'Shadow & Bone' | April 23
Based on Leigh Bardugo's worldwide bestselling Grishaverse novels, 'Shadow and Bone' finds us in a war-torn world where lowly soldier and orphan Alina Starkov has just unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free. Fantasy drama, starring Irish actor Danielle Galligan.
'The Mitchells vs. The Machines' | April 30
We can't wait for this one. From the people who brought us 'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' comes an animated action-comedy about a family who find themselves in the middle of their biggest family challenge yet… Saving the world from the robot apocalypse. Featuring the voices of Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Beck Bennett, Fred Armisen, Eric Andre, and Oscar winner Olivia Colman.
'Solar Opposites' Season two | April 9
'Solar Opposites' centres around a family of aliens, Korvo, Terry, and their child-replicants Yumyulack and Jesse, from planet Shlorp, who crash on Earth and must take refuge in middle America. They disagree on whether this is awful or awesome.
'Filthy Rich' | April 9
This larger than life Southern Gothic dramedy revolves around two strong, sharp women who will go to any length to protect their loved ones and get their due, and we will watch anything with Kim Cattrall attached ('Sex and the City' sequel series, you missed out). When the wealthy CEO of the world’s largest Christian network dies in a plane crash, his wife and adult children are stunned to discover he has grown, illegitimate kids who are also in his will.
'Grown-ish' | April 16
The first of multiple spin-offs from 'Black-ish', this young adult series follows Zoey Johnson as she heads to college and begins her hilarious journey to adulthood. The series is a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education. Season one and two arrives on April 16, with season three arriving on April 30.
'Nomadland' | April 30
The highly-anticipated and Oscar-nominated 'Nomadland' centres on Fern (Frances McDormand), who, following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.
Sky & NOW
'National Theatre: Romeo & Juliet' | Sky Arts April 4
The National Theatre transforms its Lyttleton theatre into a film studio to present this new production of William Shakespeare’s tragic tale, starring our own Jessie Buckley and 'The Crown' star Josh O’Connor in the title roles. Originally planned for the stage and reconceived by director Simon Godwin in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the production also features Adrian Lester, Lloyd Hutchinson, Colin Tierney and Ella Dacres in supporting roles.
'Wellington Paranormal' | Sky Comedy April 5
This is the spin-off series from Taika Waititi's highly-acclaimed 'What We Do In The Shadows'. The comedy series follows officers Minogue and O’Leary, who are invited to join the new Wellington Paranormal Unit of the Police and encounter hilarious monsters and paranormal beings.
'Grey’s Anatomy' Season 17 | Sky Witness April 7
The longest-running primetime medical drama in the world returns for more life and death situations in its 17th season. In the midst of the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Grey Sloan Memorial and its surgeons' lives have been turned upside down. Picking things up one month into the pandemic, it's all-hands-on-deck as Meredith, Bailey and the rest of the Grey Sloan doctors find themselves on the frontlines of a new era. Meanwhile, an unintentionally started fire has first responders from Station 19 bringing patients into the hospital for treatment.
'Promising Young Woman' | April 16
Nothing in Cassie's life is what it appears to be -- she's wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she's living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs from the past. Dark comedy starring Carey Mulligan.
'Mare of Easttown' | April 23
Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet executive produces and stars in this mysterious seven-part crime drama following small-town Pennsylvania detective Mare Sheehan as she investigates a local murder at a time when her own life is crumbling around her.
Amazon Prime Video
'Them' | April 9
The new terror anthology series comes from breakout creator Little Marvin. The ten-episode Amazon Original is a limited anthology series that explores terror in America. The 1950s set first season centres on a Black family who moves from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighbourhood during the period known as The Great Migration. The family’s idyllic home becomes ground zero where malevolent forces, next-door and otherworldly, threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them.
'Sound of Metal' | April 12
Amazon Original and Academy Award nominated film, 'Sound of Metal', follows the story of metal drummer Reuben, who begins to lose his hearing. When a doctor tells him his condition will worsen, he thinks his career and life are over. His girlfriend Lou checks the former addict into rehab for the deaf hoping it will prevent a relapse and help him adapt to his new life. After being welcomed and accepted just as he is, Reuben must choose between his new normal and the life he once knew.
'Leonardo' season one | April 16
Starring Aidan Turner ('Poldark'), in this eight-part series, viewers will learn how Leonardo grew into an unparalleled genius whose work overturned the established order. His restless curiosity flitted between arts, science and technology, driven by a profound quest for knowledge and determined to unfold the mysteries of the world around him. The series attempts to unlock the enigma of this extraordinary man, through an untold story of mystery and passion.
Tom Clancy's Without Remorse | April 30
When a squad of Russian soldiers kills his family in retaliation for his role in a top-secret op, Sr. Chief John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) pursues the assassins at all costs. Joining forces with a fellow SEAL (Jodie Turner-Smith) and a shadowy CIA agent (Jamie Bell), Kelly’s mission unwittingly exposes a covert plot that threatens to engulf the U.S. and Russia in an all-out war.
'The Year Earth Changed' | April 16
Showcasing footage from around the world after an unprecedented year, 'The Year Earth Changed' is a timely documentary special that takes a fresh new approach to the global lockdown and the uplifting stories that have come out of it. The documentary, narrated by David Attenborough, is a love letter to planet Earth, highlighting the ways nature’s resiliency and ability to bounce back can give us hope for the future.
'The Mosquito Coast' | April 30
Adapted from the best selling novel, 'The Mosquito Coast' is a gripping adventure and layered character drama following the dangerous journey of a radical idealist and brilliant inventor, Allie Fox (Justin Theroux), who uproots his family for Mexico when they suddenly find themselves on the run from the US government.