11 Best New Shows on Netflix: April 2022's Top Upcoming Series to Watch | DeciderFrom 'Ozark': Season 4 Part 2, and 'Elite': Season 5 to 'Heartstopper' and 'Hard Cell', here are the best shows heading to Netflix this April.
Netflix is hopping along with their list of new content available for streaming this April, and it's sure to make you feel ever warmer and fuzzier than the Easter Bunny. While it's always hard to say goodbye to the titles leaving in the next month, you won't be feeling down for long once you get a good look at the impressive array of Netflix Original series coming to the platform to take their place. With everything from brand new titles to long-awaited continuations of fan favorites, Netflix's diverse and delightful April 2022 premieres is sure to have something for everyone.
The streamer is set to help you kick off your month with premieres from highly-anticipated new seasons and epic finales from hit shows across many a-genre (yet are all united by their awesomeness) like Ozark, Russian Doll, Elite, and Grace and Frankie.
While the list of April's top shows is dominated by continuations of more established titles, there is still a lot to look forward to when it comes to fresh shows streaming exclusively on Netflix starting this month. Keep an eye out in particular for Heartstopper, Hard Cell, and Anatomy of a Scandal, all very different shows that are united by their high likelihood of being major stand-outs for the Spring streaming season.
So what makes the cut for our top 11, and which of them have what it takes to be in the Netflix Top 10? Keep reading to be showered with the greatness that is the list of streaming standouts for April 2022.
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CAST: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Lisa Emery, Felix Solis, Alfonso Herrera, Damian Young, Ali Stroker
DESCRIPTION: Marty (Bateman) and Wendy (Linney) Byrde are free from Helen (Janet McTeer) and have climbed to the top of Navarro's empire. They find another chance to escape the Ozarks but some past sins just won't stay buried, and their unearthing seems destined to end in blood. On top of the Byrdes' efforts to make it out alive comes a wrathful Ruth (Garner) who is on the hunt for revenge after her cousin Wyatt's (Charlie Tahan) brutal murder. There will be no shortage of drama, action, and excitement in these last few episodes of Netflix's hit original series, so make sure to catch the epic finale of Ozark as soon as it premieres towards the end of this month.
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CAST: Joe Locke, Kit Connor, William Gao, Yasmin Finney, Corinna Brown, Kizzy Edgell, Sebastian Croft, Fisayo Akinade, Chetna Pandya
DESCRIPTION: Based on Alice Oseman's Webtoon and graphic novel of the same name, Heartstopper is a coming-of-age romance that revolves around British teen boys Charlie (Locke) and Nick (Connor), who discover that their newfound unlikely friendship might be something more as they navigate school and young love. Gentle Charlie, rugby star Nick, and their circles of friends are challenged with navigating through self-acceptance, leaning on each other in the process of figuring out how to unflinchingly be their authentic selves. If you want a show that will make you feel warm and fuzzy this April (or to cheer you up after Ozark literally stops your heart with sheer intensity and drama), then this Netflix Original is the one for you.
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CAST: Natasha Lyonne, Charlie Barnett, Greta Lee, Annie Murphy, Rebecca Henderson, Carolyn Michelle Smith, Sharlto Copley
DESCRIPTION: It's been three long years, but the wait is finally over; Russian Doll: Season 2 is here and begging to be binge watched! For those who may have forgotten (because hey, it's been a minute), the mind-bending dark comedy's first season follows a cynical young New Yorker named Nadia Vulvokov (Lyonne) who gets caught in a time loop on the night of her 36th birthday, and in her desperate attempts to escape (which include many deaths in the process), she finds Alan Zaveri (Barnett), a man who is similarly stuck in a maddening time loop. After eventually making it out on the other side (AKA the next morning) of the wildest and longest night of their lives, Nadia and Alan are back to stumble into another bewildering existential adventure. You'll be wishing that you, too, were in a time loop so you could stream the sophomore season of this critically acclaimed award-winning series all the way through, only to do it all over the next day.
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CAST: Itzan Escamilla, Claudira Salas, Omar Ayuso, Georgina Amoros, Martina Cariddi, Carla Diaz, Manu Rios, lvaro de Juana, Carmen Arrufat Blasco, Ana Bokesa, Alex Pastrana, Ander Puig
DESCRIPTION: In the fifth season of this fan-favorite Netflix Original title, the start of a new semester at elite fictional high school Las Encinas means a new victim, a new perpetrator, and a new mystery as the students find themselves drowning in secrets. This latest season of the Spanish thriller series is all about breaking free of judgment and rules, so you KNOW that something big is about to go down. It's sure to be another juicy, drama-filled, and heart-pounding season of TV from start to finish, so check out Elite: Season 5 when it drops to get in on all the action.
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CAST: Catherine Tate, Christian Brassington, Niky Wardley, Cheryl Fergison, Lorna Brown, Donna Preston, Caroline Harding, Jola Olajide, Duncan Wisbey, Stacey Guthrie, Peter Singh, Lisa Davina Phillip
DESCRIPTION: Events planner-turned-women's prison governor Laura Willis (Tate) documents the thrills and spills of HMP Woldsley's inmates and staff in this delightfully dry new comedy series. Shot mockumentary style and led by Tate's portrayal of multiple oddball characters, Hard Cell takes a unique, satirical view at the penal system, making for a brutally funny show that comedy lovers will want to make time for this month.
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CAST: Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Ethan Embry, June Diane Raphael, Brooklyn Decker, Baron Vaughn
DESCRIPTION: It's the end of an era, folks. Seven years ago, Grace (Fonda) and Frankie's (Tomlin) lives turned upside down when their longtime husbands (Sheen and Waterston) left them for... each other. Partners in adventures and arguments alike, Grace and Frankie formed an unlikely and unbreakable bond in the show's first season as they faced uncertain futures head-on, and hand-in-hand. Throughout the series, they've laughed, cried, done shrooms together, and became successful entrepreneurs together (which is an outcome anyone could ever hope for from a quality friendship). A whopping 94 episodes later, Grace and Frankie continue to show themselves, their families, and their fans what it means to live life to the fullest, fearlessly and unapologetically. These final episodes of the series are a celebration of all of the laughs, tears, mood-enhancers, and good vibes that led our beloved characters to this moment. So don't get too down because even if this is the final chapter, our gals Grace and Frankie are just getting started.
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CAST: Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, Rupert Friend, Naomi Scott, Josette Simon
DESCRIPTION: Anatomy of a Scandal is an anthology drama that takes a suspense-filled and insightful look at consent, privilege, and power. Based on Sarah Vaughan's 2018 book of the same name, this series similarly seeks to depict several different scandals within the elite class of the United Kingdom. Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, Rupert Friend, Naomi Scott, and Josette Simon bring this gripping story to life and help to cement it as one of the standout brand new shows premiering in April.
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CAST: Lee Byung-Hun, Shin Min-A, Cha Seung-Won, Lee Jung-Eun, Uhm Jung-Hwa, Han Ji-Min, Kim Woo-Bin
DESCRIPTION: If you like foreign-language titles like Elite, then you'll also likely enjoy this romantic-drama series out of South Korea. Our Blues is another big addition to Netflix's already-impressive collection of K-dramas, and is sure to be a breakout hit due to its escapist beachy vibe and gifted cast that includes Korean acting heavy hitters like Lee Byung-hun, Shin Min-a, Lee Jung-eun, Uhm Jung-hwa, and Kim Woo-bin. Over the span of 20 episodes, the show tells multiple stories about people who live and work on bustling Jeju Island, portraying life's ups and downs in addition to both the sweet and bitter aspects of love. If all of that wasn't enough to woo you to check out this swoon-worthy show, then perhaps K-pop stans will at least tune in to hear BTS member Jimin's debut original soundtrack, which will premiere in the show. What are you waiting for? Let yourself fall in love with Our Blues this April.
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CAST: Howie Mandel
DESCRIPTION: Howie Mandel hosts this brand new game show that offers contestants a chance to win big money, even when they don't know the correct answer (something any student who has ever taken an exam or written a paper they were unprepared for can both relate to and appreciate). Throughout the game, players will work their way up a money ladder either by answering questions correctly or by confidently giving incorrect answers - and persuading their opponents that they are accurate (gaslighting, but with a cash prize on the line... NICE). To win big in this game of BS, you don't have to be the smartest person in the room, you just have to convince everyone that you are.
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CAST: Mary Fitzgerald, Chrishell Stause, Christine Quinn, Jason and Brett Oppenheim, Romain Bonnet, Heather Rae Young, Amanza Smith, Maya Vander, Davina Potratz, Vanessa Villela, Emma Hernan
DESCRIPTION: Reality TV fans, rejoice, for there is something titillating coming your way via Netflix in April. Selling Sunset, the popular reality series showcasing the drama at The Oppenheim Group, a high-end real estate brokerage firm in Los Angeles, is back for its fifth season, and it won't take longs for work, relationships, and friendships to get stirred up. Look forward to new loves, old enemies, fresh faces, and plenty of competition to come out on top in the high-stakes luxury real estate market in Selling Sunset: Season 5.
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CAST: Darren Barnet, Shelby Rabara, Alex Le, Mallory Low
DESCRIPTION: Teenage Rabbit Samurai Yuichi Usagi (Barnet) is a descendant of the great warrior Miyamoto Usagi, which leads him to take up impulsive behavior in his pursuits of becoming a samurai like his relative. Yuichi then joins forces with some new warrior friends in order to embark on an epic quest to protect their city from ninjas, gang members, monsters, and aliens (you know, the usual threats), and in the process, become the samurai he feels he was always meant to be. This family-friendly show is one that viewers of all ages will enjoy, so be sure to check it out for some action-packed animated entertainment this month!
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