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New TV series and films to watch in April: Unorthodox, Never Have I Ever, We're Here, and more

New TV series and films to watch in April: Unorthodox, Never Have I Ever, We're Here, and more

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Text: Simran Panaech

Editor: Elizabeth Lee


Honestly, we're hard pressed to find a better time to binge watch TV series and films than now. #StayAtHome, heat up some popcorn, grab a drink and get comfortable because here's what's in store this month.

On Netflix

Unorthodox

It may leave you with unanswered questions but this German-American drama will give you a glimpse into a life you would never have access to. This is Netflix's first series that includes Yiddish, as well as English and German. The four-part series is a loosely based true story about a Hasidic Jewish woman from Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York, who flees to Berlin from an arranged marriage and is taken in by a group of musicians  until her past finds her.

On now

Sunderland 'Til I Die

Yearning to a little bit of 'live' sporting action? How about catching the second season of this docuseries instead? Follow the journey of English football club Sunderland through their 2017-18 season as they try to bounce back after relegation from the Premiere League.

Season two starts 1 April

Never Have I Ever

We're total fans of Mindy Kaling and her work. In this new coming-of-age comedy, she's both the creator and executive producer, and shines a light on the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl.

Premieres 27 April

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar at the 2015 Academy Awards, this movie is about a magical nymph plucked from a bamboo stalk who rapidly grows up into a beautiful woman pursued by a stable of smitten suitors.

On now

On HBO

The Plot Against America

This six-part re-imagining of history is based on the Philip Roth novel of the same name. A working-class Jewish family in New Jersey watches the political rise of aviator-hero and xenophobic populist Charles Lindbergh, as he becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.

On now

Run

A young woman's uninteresting life gets thrown upside down when her college sweetheart returns into her life after a text message. The two had made a pact 17 years earlier that if either one of them texted the word "RUN" and the other replied with the same, they would drop everything and meet at Grand Central Station in New York and travel across America together.

Premieres 12 April

We're Here

This feel-good six-part unscripted series will get you out of your comfort zone and make you want to shine. Fabulous drag queen trio: Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O'Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadley (of RuPaul's Drag Race fame) take over a small town where residents are recruited and trained to participate in a one-night-only drag performance with their help... because, why not?

Premieres 23 April

Bad Education

Inspired by true events, the HBO Films presentation follows Long Island school supervisors behind the largest public-school embezzlement scandal in American history. Stars Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney.

Premieres 25 April

On Amazon Prime Video

Making The Cut

If you loved Project Runway, this show is for you. In its first season, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn re-join fashionable forces once again, as 12 fashion designers from around the world compete to become the next global fashion brand. Each week, winning looks will be available to buy on Amazon. Reality television and shopping? #YAS.

On now

The Missing

The first season told a complete story, so the producers created a new one with a new cast for the second. This one involves a girl who goes missing in Germany.

Season two starts 2 April

Russell Peters: Deported

After years of making fun of his own culture and heritage, the Canadian comedian finally heads to Mumbai, India, for his Deported world tour. In the special, Peters talks about what it's like being an Indian-Canadian living in the US.

On now

Selah and The Spades

This Amazon Original movie revolves around the closed world of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school where the student body is run by five factions. Expect plenty of drama spanning topics like teenage rivalry, drugs, new love, losing control and defining oneself.

Out 17 April

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