Netflix in April: 'Shadow and Bone,' Dolly Parton, Jamie Foxx and another 'Circle'

Erin Jensen, USA TODAY
·8 min read

April showers may bring May flowers, but from April shows bloom beautiful binges.

Netflix has released the list of titles arriving on the streaming platform next month, as well as those that are bidding adieu to viewers. If you've already run through March's offerings, don't fret. "Shadow and Bone," based on Leigh Bardugo's "Grishaverse" novels, debuts April 23. Amanda Seyfried stars in the thriller "Things Heard & Seen," inspired by the book "All Things Cease to Appear," due April 29.

Seyfried isn't the only one to lend her star power to Netflix in April. Jamie Foxx stars in the new sitcom "Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!," premiering April 14.

Those who tuned in for the popular "Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel" may be intrigued by "The Serpent," a drama series starring Tahar Rahim ("The Mauritanian") as serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who targeted trekkers exploring South Asia's "hippie trail."

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Jamie Foxx, with co-star Kyla-Drew, stars in "Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!"
Jamie Foxx, with co-star Kyla-Drew, stars in "Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!"

April 1

"Magical Andes": Season 2 (NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY)

"Prank Encounters" Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

"Tersanjung the Movie" (NETFLIX FILM) The movie follows Yura, who becomes entangled in a love triangle with her good pals.

"Worn Stories" (NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY) The docuseries looks at the tales that go with people's "most meaningful pieces of clothing."

"2012"

"Cop Out"

"Friends with Benefits"

"Insidious"

"Legally Blonde"

"Leprechaun"

"The Pianist"

"The Possession"

"Secrets of Great British Castles": Season 1

"The Time Traveler's Wife"

"Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family"

"White Boy"

"Yes Man"

April 2

"Concrete Cowboy" (NETFLIX FILM) Teenager Cole (Caleb McLaughlin) is spending a summer in Philadelphia is tempted by criminal activity and his dad, Harp's (Idris Elba) "vibrant urban-cowboy subculture."

"Just Say Yes" (NETFLIX FILM) Lotte, a hopeless romantic, deals with her reuined wedding day and her recently engaged, obnoxious sister.

"The Serpent" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL) Serial killer Charles Sobhraj is at the center of this series based on the true story of the murderer who victimized those on South Asia's "hippie trail" in the 70s.

"Sky High" (NETFLIX FILM) Ángel becomes the focus of a persistent detective after falling onto the wrong side of the law.

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Tahar Rahim as Charles Sobhraj in "The Serpent."
Tahar Rahim as Charles Sobhraj in "The Serpent."

April 3

"Escape from Planet Earth"

April 4

"What Lies Below"

April 5

"Coded Bias"

"Family Reunion: Part 3" (NETFLIX FAMILY)

April 6

"The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You" (NETFLIX FAMILY) Audiences can be a part of the adventure in this interactive movie.

April 7

"The Big Day: Collection 2" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL) Indian weddings are the focus of this series, showing how tradition partners with modern values.

"Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute" (NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY) Dolly Parton is honored as MusiCares Person of the Year in this ceremony featuring A-list tributes.

"Snabba Cash" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL) A work-focused businesswoman, teen and gang enforcer cross paths as they chase a fortune.

"This Is A Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist" (NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY) This project examines the 1990 crime that took place at a Boston museum.

"The Wedding Coach" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL) Stand-up Jamie Lee helps six couples plan their weddings.

April 9

"Have You Ever Seen Fireflies?" (NETFLIX FILM) Gülseren grapples with solitude and loss.

"Night in Paradise" (NETFLIX FILM) A mob member meets a woman battling her own challenges while trying to fly under the radar.

"Thunder Force" (NETFLIX FILM) A pair of besties become superheroes when one finds a way to give civilians powers.

April 10

"The Stand-In"

April 11

"Diana: The Interview that Shook the World"

April 12

"New Gods: Nezha Reborn" (NETFLIX FILM) Ne Zha, a motor racing fan, faces past rivals and must reconnect with his powers to provide security for those closest to him.

"Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn": Seasons 1-4

April 13

"The Baker and the Beauty": Season 1

"Mighty Express": Season 3 (NETFLIX FAMILY)

"My Love: Six Stories of True Love" (NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY) Half-a-dozen couples around the world reveal their love stories.

April 14

"Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL) Jamie Foxx stars as Brian Dixon, a dad who is struggling with raising his teenage daughter.

"The Circle": Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

"Law School" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL) An incident at a notable law school involves a professor and his class.

"The Soul" (NETFLIX FILM) Secrets are uncovered while a prosecutor and his wife look into a businessman's death.

"Why Did You Kill Me?" (NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY) A family turns to social media to help investigate Crystal Theobald's death.

April 15

"Ride or Die" (NETFLIX FILM) Thanks to Rei, the woman who has captured her heart is able to leave her abusive husband.

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April 16

"Arlo the Alligator Boy" (NETFLIX FAMILY) Arlo heads for New York City to connect with his dad.

"Crimson Peak"

"Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico" (NETFLIX FAMILY)

"Into the Beat" (NETFLIX FILM) A devoted ballerina falls in love with hip-hop and must decide which to pursue.

"Rush"

"Why Are You Like This" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL) Three millennial friends navigate "work, fun, identity politics, hookups and wild nights."

"The Zookeeper's Wife"

April 18

"Luis Miguel - The Series": Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

April 19

"Miss Sloane"

"PJ Masks": Season 3

April 20

"Izzy's Koala World": Season 2 (NETFLIX FAMILY)

April 21

"Zero" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL) A timid teen is blessed with the ability to become invisible.

April 22

"Life in Color with David Attenborough" (NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY) In thix three-part series, David Attenborough travels around the globe to examine how animals use color.

"Stowaway" (NETFLIX FILM) Someone has tucked themselves away on a mission to Mars, wreaking havoc on the ship’s life support systems.

April 23

"Heroes: Silence and Rock & Roll"

"Shadow and Bone" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL) The series is inspired by Leigh Bardugo's novels centering on Alina Starkov, who possesses a remarkable superpower. Jessie Mei Li, Ben Barnes and Archie Renaux star.

"Tell Me When" (NETFLIX FILM) Will, a work-obsessed man, pauses his lackluster life in Los Angeles to live out his grandfather's final wish: traveling to Mexico City and finding love.

April 27

"August: Osage County"

"Battle of Los Angeles"

"Go! Go! Cory Carson": Season 4 (NETFLIX FAMILY)

April 28

"Sexify" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL) In order to research her idea for a sex app, a woman and her pals "set out to explore the world of intimacy."

"Headspace Guide to Sleep" (NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY) This seven-part series helps viewers delve into their relationship with snoozing.

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April 29

"Things Heard & Seen" (NETFLIX FILM) Amanda Seyfried stars in movie inspired by the novel "All Things Cease to Appear," focusing on a couple who move from Manhattan to New York's Hudson Valley, where secrets about their marriage are revealed.

April 30

"The Innocent" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL) A man descends down "a dark hole of intrigue and murder" after an incidental death.

"The Mitchells vs. The Machines" (NETFLIX FAMILY) In this animated film, a dad (Danny McBride) decides to make dropping daughter Katie (Abbi Jacobson) off at film school a family affair, but their trip is derailed when electronics try to take over the world.

"Pet Stars" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL) The reality TV show centers Pets on Q, a talent agency for animal influencers.

"The Unremarkable Juanquini": Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

Leaving April 2

"Honey: Rise Up and Dance"

Leaving April 4

"Backfire"

Leaving April 11

"Time Trap"

Leaving April 12

"Married at First Sight": Season 9

"Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning": Season 1

Leaving April 13

"Antidote"

Leaving April 14

"Eddie Murphy: Delirious"

"The New Romantic"

"Once Upon a Time in London"

"Thor: Tales of Asgard"

Leaving April 15

"Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant"

Leaving April 19

"Carol"

"The Vatican Tapes"

Leaving April 20

"The Last Resort"

Leaving April 21

"The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass": Seasons 1-3

Leaving April 22

"Liv and Maddie": Seasons 1-4

Leaving April 23

"Mirror Mirror"

Leaving April 24

"Django Unchained"

Leaving April 26

"The Sapphires"

Leaving April 27

"The Car"

"Doom"

Leaving April 28

"Paul Blart: Mall Cop"

Leaving April 30

"17 Again"

"Blackfish"

"Can't Hardly Wait"

"Den of Thieves"

"How to Be a Latin Lover"

"I Am Legend"

"Jumping the Broom"

"Kingdom": Seasons 1-3

"Knock Knock"

"Palm Trees in the Snow"

"Platoon"

"Runaway Bride"

"Snowpiercer"

"The Green Hornet"

"The Indian in the Cupboard"

"Waiting"

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: New on Netflix in April 2021: Shadow and Bone, Circle, Concrete Cowboy