April is gonna be a big month. We’re being treated to two of the most anticipated entertainment related spectacles, namely HBO’s Game of Thrones, which is now in its final season, and Avengers: Endgame, the conclusion to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So with everyone’s attention elsewhere, Netflix decided not to just lounge around and have released a list of their own shows that are going to release this coming month.
The biggest name on this list, and the film I’m going to start with is Brie Larson’s directorial debut, Unicorn Store. By looking at the trailer, we can expect a colourful, quirky and hopefully heartwarming movie about a painter who longs to adopt her own unicorn. The film stars Brie Larson along with her Captain Marvel co-star Samuel L. Jackson. The movie will be available to stream on Netflix on the 5th of April.
Originals aside, Netflix have also got rights to the following movies:
- Across The Line
- All the President’s Men
- Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
- Freddy vs. Jason
- Friday the 13th
- Hong Kong West Side Stories (Season 1)
- I Am Legend
- Lakeview Terrace
- JingleKids (Season 1)
- Pineapple Express
- Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: S2
- P.S. I Love You
- Monster House
- Sherlock Holmes
- Spy Kids
- Texas Chainsaw 3D
- The Bone Collector
- The Fifth Element
- The Golden Compass
- The Legend of Michael Mishra
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1 & 2
All of these will be available to stream on Netflix from April 1st itself. They also seem to be investing heavily in Anime originals, with the new science fiction, Ultraman releasing on April 1st. Some of their other anime originals include Persona: Collection, Rilakkuma and Kaoru, and Baki (Part 2).
April is going to be a tough month for Netflix, with increasing amounts of Indian users jumping aboard other streaming services, especially Hotstar, due to the commencement of the IPL and the upcoming Game of Thrones Season 8. Despite all this, they are putting up a strong fight to stay in the race for the superior streaming service.