Before we launch into what’s coming to Netflix in April, let’s pour one out for some classic television series leaving the streaming service on April 1 (the cruelest of jokes). Joss Whedon fans will be pulling out their DVD collections next month (or watching on Hulu) when Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, and Firefly disappear. Also getting the axe include classic sci-fi series The X-Files, teen sci-fi series Roswell, as well as Bones, Ally McBeal, American Dad, and Wilfred. Make sure to catch films like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Princess Bride before April 1st. Superman fanatics may want to plan a binge night to catch Superman: The Movie, Superman II, Superman III, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, and Superman Returns before they head back to Krypton.
On the flip side, April sees plenty of new shows and movies to watch on Netflix. Adam Sandler’s new film Sandy Wexler comes to the streaming service on April 14. Sundance flick Win It All starring New Girl’s Jake Johnson and directed by Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies, Happy Christmas) arrives April 7 while Gulf War flick Sand Castle, starring Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill, arrives on April 21. For anyone in Game of Thrones withdrawals, you can catch Jaime Lannister (aka Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in Small Crimes about a disgraced former cop on Netflix April 28.
In original series news, April sees the premiere of Chewing Gum Season 2, The Get Down Part 2 and Chelsea Season 2. Cult favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 returns to small screens and the first seasons of Girlboss and Dear White People premiere this month. Everyone’s favorite science nerd Bill Nye scratches that nostalgia itch with the premiere of his new show, Bill Nye Saves the World. New comedy specials from Louis C.K. (Louis C.K. 2017) and the Lucas Brothers (Lucas Brothers: On Drugs) also arrive this month. Feelings something more nonfiction-y? The first season of Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On premieres this month as does the Netflix Original Documentary Casting JonBenet.
Other highlights arriving in April range from Gremlins, Schindler’s List, Kubo and the Two Strings and Tropic Thunder. If you’re still looking to scratch that nostalgia itch, Disney’s Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey will be there when you feel like crying (Shadow!). Disney’s Queen of Katwe also hits Netflix as does The Secret Life of Pets while anglophiles can get one last fix of Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood in The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass, seasons 1-3 starting April 22.
So whether you’re dusting off old Buffy DVDs or gearing up to binge some new shows, Netflix has you covered when you're stuck inside during April showers.