New on Netflix UK: best new TV series and films to watch in April 2019

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We’ve rounded up all of the must-see TV and films newly released on Netflix in April 2019: all you have to do is watch.

It’s almost spring, a brand new season - and you know what that means? Lots of new content to binge-watch on Netflix, that’s what. 

That’s right: new for April 2019 Netflix has rolled out yet another batch of brilliant new TV shows, films and documentaries. Our top picks from the new TV streaming list include the eagerly anticipated second season of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a TV adaption of the bestselling Swedish crime drama Quicksand, also to top it all off David Attenborough’s new and first ever contribution to Netflix in his new environmental doc, Our Planet

Film highlights this month include: Unicorn Store, the new movie starring Brie Larson fresh from her turn as Captain Marvel (not to mention her recent guest edit of Stylist). There’ll also be another addition to the portfolio of Richard Curtis romantic comedy classics on Netflix, Bridget Jones Diary, which will be landing on the platform for your viewing pleasure this month.

Read on for all our recommendations of the best new films and TV series we reckon you’re going to love watching on Netflix this Spring.

Be sure to bookmark this page as we will continue to update with new titles as they are announced. Happy streaming!

Best new TV on Netflix 

  • Doctor Foster

    Doctor Foster's Suranne Jones
    Doctor Foster: Fans have been left in suspense for more than two years.

    Cast: Suranne Jones, Jodie Comer, Bertie Carvel, Thusitha Jayasundera

    Doctor Foster first aired on the BBC in 2015 to wide critical acclaim. A tense and atmospheric drama, the show stars Suranne Jones as GP Dr. Gemma Foster, who on the surface appears to be living an entirely civilised life with a striving career and happy family to boot. When she discovers her husband’s affair with a younger woman, (played by Stylist Remarkable Woman award winner Jodie Comer), all hell literally breaks loose and Gemma’s perfect life comes crashing down.

    Release date: 3 April 2019

  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2

    Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina Spellman in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Cast: Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto

    One of many nostalgic TV shows to be rehashed in recent years, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was the reboot of 2018, one that has been hailed as “actually good“ and met with critical acclaim. 

    The end of the first season left a lot of unanswered questions, such as, whats the deal with Connor? Is there something weird about Aunt Hilda’s boyfriend? There is also the unholy love triangle developing between Sabrina, mortal Harvey Kinkle and warlock Nick Scratch. Needless to say fans are dying to find out who she chooses. 

    Part two, then, couldn’t land on the streaming platform quickly enough, with this series *focused on* Sabrina exploring the darker side of her identity, while also struggling to maintain her mortal relationships.

    Release date: 5 April 2019 on Netflix

  • Quicksand

    Quicksand TV adaption of bestselling novel

    Cast: Hanna Ardéhn, Felix Sandman, David Dencik,  Anna Björk

    Based on the best-selling Swedish novel by Malin Persson Giolito, courtroom drama Quicksand tells the story of eighteen year old Maja, accused of murder following a school shooting in Danderyd, an affluent suburb of Stockholm.

    With the novel voted Nordic Crime Novel of the year when it was published in 2016, and featuring a cast of some of the most exciting young stars of Scandinavian TV, Quicksand is set to be the binge worthy thriller of April 2019.

    Release date: 5 April 2019 on Netflix

  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 2


    Cast: Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, Marcus Scribner , AJ Michalka

    The first series of this feminist cartoon was met with critical acclaim when it hit Netflix last year.

    A reboot of the hugely popular eighties show, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is an animated series, which follows orphaned princess Adora, who discovers a magical sword that transforms her into the legendary warrior She-Ra. Useful considering she is fighting against the forces of evil alongside a band of magical princesses.

    Release date: 26 April 2019

Best new films on Netflix 2019

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    Cast: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand

    Unbelievably, this rom-com written by Jason Segel and produced by Judd Apatow is now more than 10 years old.

    Set against the tropical back drop of a luxe resort in Hawaii, Forgetting Sarah Marshall follows composer Peter (Segel) as he struggles in the aftermath of his break up with Sarah (Stewart). Increasingly unable to deal with the split, he tries to ease his heartache with a trip to Hawaii, only to find that Sarah holidaying on the same island… and she’s accompanied by her new rock star boyfriend (Brand), too. 

    Release date: 31 March 2019 on Netflix

  • Unicorn Store

    Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson, Joan Cusack

    Brie Larson’s directorial debut, Unicorn Store sees her team up once again with Captain Marvel co-star Samuel L Jackson. 

    The fantastical story follows Kit (Larson), a lonely young women, who after ‘failing’ as an artist, is force to move home with her parents, where she starts working in a office, a world away from the creative life she wants to be living. 

    Enter mysterious salesman (Jackson), who seems able to offer her anything she needs, including the lifestyle she really wants, albeit for a price…

    Release date: 5 April 2019 on Netflix

  • The Perfect Date

    The Perfect Date on Netflix

    Cast: Laura Marano, Noah Centineo, Camila Mendes, Matt Walsh

    This new Netflix original rom-com follows Brook (i.e Noah Centineo of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before fame) *as he* rents himself out for dates via an app. You can probably guess what happens next: our money is on him falling in love with one of the girls who pays for a date.

    Also stars Riverdale’s Camila Mendes, as well as Laura Marano, who played Daisy in Lady Bird

    Release date: 12 April 2019 on Netflix 

  • Someone Great

    Someone Great Netflix Film Still

    Cast: Rosario Dawson, Brittany Snow, Gina Rodriguez, LaKeith Stanfield

    This new romantic comedy, written and directed by an incredible team of women, is already being likened to Kristen Wiig’s Bridesmaids.

    The story follows Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) whose long term boyfriend of nine years, Nate (Lakeith Stanfeild) breaks up with her when she is offered her dream job, which requires relocating from New York to San Francisco. Right before she leaves, she rallies her two best friends for a blow out weekend, so she can say goodbye to her old life before she moves away.

    Release date: 19 April 2019 on Netflix

Best new documentaries on Netflix 2019

  • McQueen


    Cast: Alexander McQueen, Isabella Blow, Bernard Arnault, Detmar Blow

    This award winning and critically acclaimed documentary film about the beloved British fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen was in cinemas last year and is now making its way to Netflix.

    Beautifully shot, the film charts the tragic life and career of the man behind the curtain. Featuring emotional interviews with the McQueen family, as well as models Naomi Campbell and Jodie Kidd on their experiences of working with him, the film also contains archive footage of McQueen speaking, as well as his friend and muse, the late Isabella Blow.

    Release date: 31 March 2019 on Netflix

  • Our Planet

    Whale in ocean, Our Planet Netflix Series

    Cast: Sir David Attenborough

    Certified national treasure Sir David Attenborough is teaming up with Netflix for the first time ever for his latest docuseries, Our Planet, which aims to present the entire earth as a unified and holistic ecosystem. 

    The eight-part documentary will focus on the most precious (and often under threat) natural habitats in the world, including the Antarctic and African plains. As with all of Attenborough’s more recent series, the documentary will seeks to reinforce the need for humanity to make real efforts to protect the planet, before it’s too late.

    Release date: 5 April 2019 on Netflix

Every new film & TV show released on Netflix for April 2019

April 2019

New films

The Mask of Zorro (1/4/2019)

This Is the End 1(1/4/2019)

Click (1/4/2019)

The Body (1/4/2019)

The Unthinkable (3/4/2019)

War Dogs (8/4/2019)

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (17/4/2019)

Savages (17/4/2019)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (17/4/2019)

Baywatch (25/4/2019)

New TV series

Doctor Foster: Season 2 (3/4/2019)

New Netflix original series 

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2 (5/4/2019)

Quicksand (5/4/2019)

Tijuana (5/4/2019)

Persona: Collection (5/4/2019)

Roman Empire: Caligula: The Mad Emperor (5/4/2019)

You vs. Wild (10/04/2019) 

Black Summer (11/4/2019)

Huge in France (12/4/2019)

Special (12/4/2019)

My First First Love (18/4/2019)

Samantha!: Season 2 (19/4/2019)

Bonding (24/4/2019)

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 2 (26/4/2019)

The Protector: Season 2 (26/4/2019)

Yankee (26/4/2019)

Chambers (Coming in April)

Netflix films

Suzzanna: Buried Alive (3/4/2019)

A Land Imagined (12/4/2019)

Unicorn Store (5/4/2019)

The Perfect Date (12/4/2019)

The Silence (12/4/2019)

A Fortunate Man (19/4/2019)

Music Teacher (19/4/2019)

Someone Great (19/4/2019)

Aurora (25/4/2019)

Netflix original comedy specials

Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (2/4/2019)

Ricardo Quevedo: We All Hold Grudges (3/4/2019)

Whindersson Nunes: Adulto (29/4/2019)

Liss Pereira: Reteniendo liquidos (10/4/2019)

Francesco de Carlo: Cose di Questo Mondo (12/4/2019)

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (23/4/2019)

Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward (30/40/2019)

Netflix original documentaries

Our Planet (5/4/2019)

Brené Brown: The Call to Courage (19/4/2019)

Grass is Greener (20/4/2019)

Street Food (26/4/2019)

ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads (26/4/2019)


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