12 Programmes You Should Check Out This April On HBO GO And Netflix

We've compiled a list of new releases streaming this April.

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1. The Way Of The Househusband

Synopsis: After disappearing from the underworld, the legendary yakuza Tatsu, "the Immortal Dragon", resurfaces - as a fiercely devoted stay-at-home husband.

Release Date: 8 April (Netflix)

Language: Japanese

Genre: TV shows based on manga, comedy

Main Cast: Kenjiro Tsuda, Shizuka Ito, and Kazuyuki Okitsu

2. Thunder Force

Synopsis: Two childhood best friends reunite as an unlikely crime-fighting superhero duo when one invents a formula that gives ordinary people superpowers.

Release Date: 9 April (Netflix)

Language: English

Genre: Superhero, action & adventure, comedy

Main Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, and Jason Bateman

3. Night In Paradise

Synopsis: Hiding out in Jeju Island following a brutal tragedy, a wronged mobster with a target on his back connects with a woman who has her own demons.

Release Date: 9 April (Netflix)

Language: Korean

Genre: Crime, drama

Main Cast: Um Tae-goo, Jeon Yeo-been, and Cha Seoung-won

4. Emma

Synopsis: Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

Release Date: 10 April (HBO GO)

Language: English

Genre: Romance, comedy

Main Cast: Anya-Taylor Joy, Mia Goth, and Callum Turner

5. The Nevers

Synopsis: Victorian women find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that may change the world.

Release Date: 11 April (HBO GO)

Language: English

Genre: Fantasy, sci-fi, drama

Main Cast: Laura Donelly, Eleanor Tomlinson, and James Norton

6. My Love: Six Stories Of True Love

Synopsis: Six longtime couples in different parts of the world share their decades-long love in these tender portraits filmed over the course of one year.

Release Date: 13 April (Netflix)

Genre: Social & cultural docuseries, reality

7. Love And Monsters

Synopsis: Seven years after he survived the monster apocalypse, lovably hapless Joel leaves his cozy underground bunker behind on a quest to reunite with his ex.

Release Date: 14 April (Netflix)

Language: English

Genre: Fantasy, sci-fi, action

Main Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Jessica Henwick, and Michael Rooker

8. Ride Or Die

Synopsis: Rei helps the woman she's been in love with for years escape her abusive husband. While on the run, their feelings for each other catch fire.

Release Date: 15 April (Netflix)

Language: Japanese

Genre: Romance, drama

Main Cast: Kiko Mizuhara, Hona Ikoka, and Honami Sato

9. Stowaway

Synopsis: On a mission headed to Mars, an unintended stowaway accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship's life support systems. Facing dwindling resources and a potentially fatal outcome, the crew is forced to make an impossible decision.

Release Date: 22 April (Netflix)

Language: English

Genre: Fantasy, sci-fi, mystery

Main Cast: Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, and Toni Collette

10. Shadow And Bone

Synopsis: Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.

Release Date: 23 April (Netflix)

Language: English

Genre: TV shows based on books, fantasy

Main Cast: Jessie Mei Li, Ben Barnes, and Archie Renaux

11. Superintelligence

Synopsis: When a powerful superintelligence chooses to study Carol, the most average person on Earth, the fate of the world hangs in the balance. As the AI decides whether to enslave, save, or destroy humanity, it's up to Carol to prove people are worth saving.

Release Date: 24 April (HBO GO)

Language: English

Genre: Romance, comedy

Main Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavalle, and James Corden

12. The Handmaid's Tale (Season 4)

Synopsis: The cultural phenomenon picks up where we left off, with June's fight for freedom against Gilead. But the risks she takes bring unexpected and dangerous new challenges, and her desire for justice and revenge threaten to consume her and destroy her most cherished relationships.

Release Date: 29 April (HBO GO)

Language: English

Genre: Dystopian, sci-fi, suspense

Main Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, and Joseph Fiennes

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