It was a bummer that so many TV productions were delayed in 2020. But that just means 2021 is going to be filled with even more excellent television to distract you from whatever is happening in the real world.
Planning your next month of streaming? Netflix and Amazon Prime have you covered.
This April, the streaming service is dropping tons of new series and specials, as well as making good on its promise to deliver new films to subscribers every week of 2021. We've got horror movies, Tv series, sci-fi thrillers, superhero epics, fantasy dramas, and more to look forward to. But with so much to watch, you'll need to be strategic with your queue.
Listed below are 10 Netflix and Amazon Prime TV shows and movies we can't wait to see this month.
Shadow and Bone is a forthcoming Netflix adaptation of the Grisha Trilogy and Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo. The series, announced on January 10, 2019, created, written and executive produced by showrunner Eric Heisserer, and executive produced by Leigh Bardugo, Shawn Levy, Pouya Shahbazian, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen, and Josh Barry for 21 Laps Entertainment. The series will be released on April 23, 2021.
In a world cleaved in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creatures feast on human flesh, a young soldier uncovers a power that might finally unite her country. But as she struggles to hone her power, dangerous forces plot against her. Thugs, thieves, assassins, and saints are at war now, and it will take more than magic to survive.
Stowaway is an upcoming sci-fi thriller film, written by Joe Penna and Ryan Morrison and directed by Penna. The film stars Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson, and Toni Collette. The film is set to be released by Netflix and Prime Video (in Canada) on April 22, 2021.
The crew of a spaceship (one in a Mars cycler orbit) headed to Mars discovers an accidental stowaway shortly after takeoff. Too far from Earth to turn back and with resources quickly dwindling, the ship's medical researcher emerges as the only dissenting voice against the group consensus that has already decided in favor of a grim outcome.
Them is an anthology series on Amazon Prime directed by Nelson Cragg that explores terror in America. The first season, set in the 1950s, centers around a black family who move from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood. Their idyllic home becomes ground zero where malevolent forces, next door and otherworldly, threaten to taunt’ ravage and destroy them. The series will be released on April 9, 2021.
“The Mitchells vs. The Machines” is about an everyday family's struggle to relate while technology rises around the world! When Katie Mitchell (voiced by Abbi Jacobson), a creative outsider, is accepted into the film school of her dreams, her plans to meet “her people” at college are upended when her nature-loving dad Rick (voiced by Danny McBride) determines the whole family should drive Katie to school together and bond as a family one last time.
The original animated family film from producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will arrive on Netflix on April 30, worldwide.
We Children from Bahnhof Zoo is a serial updating and re-imagining of Christiane F., a memoir of a teenage drug addict, living in West Berlin in the late 1970s. Uli Edel adapted the book for the screen in the 1981 cult film Christiane F, which featured the music of David Bowie, who also had an on-screen cameo.
Heading to the streaming service on 9 April is series one of We the Children from Bahnhof Zoo, a coming-of-age drama that looks like Skins meets Euphoria.
The series follows six teenagers who find each other in the clubs and underground parties of Berlin, all while searching for their place in the world, and dealing with a wild lifestyle and individual trauma.
Things Heard & Seen is an upcoming American horror-thriller film written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, based on the novel All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage. It stars Amanda Seyfried and James Norton.
It is scheduled to be released on April 29, 2021, by Netflix.
Yasuke is an upcoming American-Japanese science fantasy original net animation series loosely based on the historical figure of the same name, a warrior of African descent who served under Japanese daimyo Oda Nobunaga during the Sengoku period of samurai conflict. Created by LeSean Thomas and animated by Japanese animation studio MAPPA, the series stars LaKeith Stanfield as the titular character. The series is scheduled for an April 29, 2021 release on Netflix.
In an alternate-reality version of feudal Japan reimagined with magic and advanced technology, a boatman named Yasuke puts his storied past as a legendary ronin known as the "Black Samurai" behind him. But when he encounters a girl with mysterious powers after a village is attacked by a warlord, Yasuke finds himself in the middle of a power struggle between rival daimyo as well as dealing with dark supernatural elements as he protects the young child.
Thunder Force is an upcoming American superhero comedy film written and directed by Ben Falcone, and starring Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, Jason Bateman, Bobby Cannavale, Pom Klementieff, Kevin Dunn, and Melissa Leo. It is the fifth collaboration between McCarthy and her husband, Falcone. The film will be released by Netflix on April 9, 2021.
In a world terrorized by supervillains, one woman has developed the process to give superpowers to regular people. But when scientist Emily Stanton (Octavia Spencer) accidentally imbues her estranged best friend Lydia (Melissa McCarthy) with incredible abilities, the two women must become the first superhero team. Now, it is up to Thunder Force to battle the super-powered Miscreants and save Chicago from the clutches of The King (Bobby Cannavale).
Tom Clancy's Without Remorse, is an upcoming American action thriller film starring Michael B. Jordan directed by Stefano Sollima and written by Taylor Sheridan and Will Staples. It is based on the 1993 novel of the same name by Tom Clancy and a spin-off of the Jack Ryan film series.
The film will arrive on Amazon Prime Video on 30th April.
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! is an upcoming American comedy streaming television series created by Bentley Kyle Evans that is set to premiere on Netflix on April 14, 2021.
A single dad and cosmetics brand owner figures out fatherhood on the fly when his strong-minded teen daughter moves in with him.
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