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What to watch on Netflix as it releases original films and TV programmes to keep us entertained during lockdown

Netflix have got something for everybody when it comes to television programmes, bingeworthy boxsets, original films and interesting documentaries as we face more days in self-isolation to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The streaming platform have released a whole host of new content for April to keep us satisfied in these unprecedented times, especially if you’re looking to wind down after working from home, volunteering, or keeping busy with DIY projects.

There’s nothing better than curling up and having a duvet day to settle in and watch the likes of new series of Ozark, Money Heist, On My Block or catch up on shows you haven’t started like Sex Education, Stranger Things, Derry Girls, and Queer Eye.

Documentaries like the unmissable Tiger King, US reality-doc Cheer, and the tragic tale of The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez.

The soon-to-arrive The Innocence Files is set to be gripping, along with new films from Christ Hemsworth like Extraction, romcom Love Wedding Repeat, and animated movie The Willoughbys.

If none of that takes your fancy then there’s vintage content like Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Babe, all series of Community and the classic The Vicar of Dibley.

Take your pick of what’s arriving in April on Netflix as we all stay home and stay safe….

Love Wedding Repeat

If an upbeat British romcom is what you’re looking for to take your mind off the current climate, then Love Wedding Repeat is the recipe you’re looking for. Coming on April 10, the witty movie starring Sam Claflin, Olivia Munn and Freida Pinto follows a bride Eleanor Tomlinson as she attempts to have the perfect wedding without trouble getting in the way.

Outer Banks

Throwback to OG fans of The OC (say I!) apparently this new teen series about four beautiful best friends, $400m worth of gold and a murder mystery will have you gripped whether your 18 or 28… there’s no age limits on Netflix. It’s dropping on April 15.

Extraction

Chris Hemsworth fans assemble! The hunky Australian actor is the star of his own Netflix original movie that is released on April 24. There may be a little wait but it sounds like it will be worth it as the action-packed thriller sees Chris as a black market mercenary out on a mission to rescue a kidnapped son of a crime lord. Sweaty, dirty and Chris wearing cool shades, we can’t wait.

Community S1-6

Looking for your next bingewatch? Well Community is on Netflix now and there’s six seasons of the US sitcom to get through. It follows a group of misfits studying at a community college, starring Donald Glover, Alison Brie, Chevy Chase and Gillian Jacobs.

Sunderland ‘Til I Die

One for the sports fans out there, specifically hardcore Sunderland AFC fans as a second series of their fly-on-the-wall documentary going inside the club has just been released.

Money Heist/La Casa de Papel S4

This Spanish crime thriller which follows a criminal mastermind pull off the biggest heists in Spain has proved very popular, so much so it’s back for it’s fourth season. You’ve got the time to catch up on the first three seasons and tuck into the new one when you’re done.

Brew Brothers

Looking for laughs that will remind you of being in the pub? Well Brew Brothers might just be the thing for you, it follows two brothers who are competing against each other to have the best brew house, released on April 10.

The Innocence Files

This Netflix series follows the work of Innocence Network and Innocence Project, which seek to overturn wrongful convictions in the United States. Their work may already be familiar as they have featured on many true crime documentary programmes on podcasts, this time we get to see inside their hard work in nine episodes of cases. Available on April 15.

How to Fix A Drug Scandal

Another true crime documentary series to get budding detectives drooling at the mouth as it follows two drug lab chemists’ shocking crimes which crippled a state’s judicial system and blurred the lines of justice for lawyers, officials and thousands of inmates. It’s already streaming.

The Willoughbys

Good animated comedies for children and adults are not plentiful, so great news for fans of Lois Lowry’s popular book. Netflix have adapted it and follows the four Willoughby kids as they navigate life after they were abandoned by their selfish parents. Voice cast includes Maya Rudolph, Jane Krakowski and Ricky Gervais and is released on April 24.

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