Editor’s Note: Normally we would never recommend giving tribute to Moloch in the form of a Netflix subscription, but these aren’t normal times. If any of these offerings meet your fancy, hoist the black flag and ride the high seas, matey. But let me warn you, most of these titles are being rushed out so fast that most of them don’t even have trailers, so you are not likely to find them in the usual places. You must do what you feel is right, of course. Just remember to wash your soul afterward.
With the worldwide disruption to people’s social lives created by the Chinese virus, more people will be staying home rather than heading out to social events and movies.
When people are at home they still want to be entertained, and Netflix has stepped up to satisfy their desire.
In the wake of COVID-19 Netflix has expanded the range of visual entertainment they’re offering in April.
From April 1:
- Community (6 Seasons) All six seasons of the NBC/Sony sitcom arrive on Netflix on April 1st.
- How to Fix a Drug Scandal (Limited Series) Docuseries looking at a drug scandal that gripped the US.
- Man Like Mobeen (Season 3) British comedy series.
- Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon (Season 3) More adventures with Ash and Pikachu in the Pokemon’s Sun & Moon series.
- Sunderland ‘Til I Die (Season 2) Docuseries covering a new season at the British soccer team.
- Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas Animated kids movie about an aspiring explorer striving to rescue the love of his life and unravel the golden secrets behind the Midas Papyrus.
- The Little Vampire (2017) Animated kids adventure about a young vampire trying to stay alive with a vampire hunter in town.
- The Players Club (1998) Ice Cube writes and directs this late 90s classic featuring Jamie Foxx.
- The Roommate (2011) Thriller where a freshman at college becomes the victim of a girl that is obsessed with her.
- The Social Network (2010) Multi-Oscar winning movie from David Fincher documenting Mark Zuckerberg’s rise to power.
From April 3rd:
- Coffee & Kareem (2020) Ed Helms, Betty Gilpin, King Bach, and David Alan Grier star in this comedy about a Detroit cop who teams up with his girlfriend’s young son to tackle a conspiracy together.
- Money Heist (Part 4) The Spanish phenomenon returns for its fourth part.
- An as yet untitled Money Heist documentary looking at the impact of the hit show across the world.
From April 9th:
- The Circle France (Season 1) First regional variant of The Circle.
From April 10th:
- Brews Brothers (Season 1) New comedy series starring Alan Aisenberg, Mike Castle and Carmen Flood about two brothers brewing beer together.
- The Main Event (2020) First WWE movie about an aspiring young wrestler looking to become the next big superstar.
- Tigertail (2020) Alan Yang writes and directs this insightful drama that tells a multi-generational tale of a family from the 1950s to the present day.
From April 15th:
- The Innocence Files (Limited Series) True crime docu-series.
From April 17th:
- Rising High (2020) German satire movie
- Of Earth and Blood/La Terre Et Le Sang (2020) French crime drama
- Sergio (2020) Wagner Moura stars in this biopic of the United Nations biopic of Sérgio Vieira de Mello.
From April 20th:
- Cooked with Cannabis (Season 1) New cooking series that includes weed as the ingredient. Not to be confused with the now-defunct Cooking on High that arrived in 2018.
- The Midnight Gospel (Season 1) New animated series from the creator of Adventure Time for adults.
From April 22nd:
- Circus of Books (2020) Documentary on a gay porn store that’s been produced by Ryan Murphy.
- The Willoughbys (2020) Netflix’s first big animated picture of the year featuring the voices of Ricky Gervais, Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Will Forte and Martin Short.
From April 23rd:
- The House of Flowers (Season 4) The final season of this Spanish series.
From April 24th:
- After Life (Season 2) Ricky Gervais’s comedy returns for another down-to-earth season where he’s promised the dog won’t die.
- Extraction (2020) New action movie featuring Chris Hemsworth.
From April 29th:
- Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story (2020) True-crime documentary
- Summertime (Season 1) Italian coming-of-age teen drama series
From April 30th:
- Biohackers (Season 1) German thriller series
- The Victim’s Game (Season 1) Mandarin thriller series
These are provisional dates at this time, but if you’re trapped at home… self-isolated… then Netflix could provide some distraction from the problems the world is undergoing.
Thanks to What’s On Netflix.