New on Netflix UK: April 2017 – Better Call Saul returns for season 3

New on Netflix UK: April 2017 – Better Call Saul returns for season 3

Rodney King, Dear White People, Girlboss, Sand Castles and The Babadook, among April highlights on Netflix

One of the most highly anticipated returning series of 2017 debuts on Netflix in the UK on Tue 11 Apr, as the life and times of one Jimmy McGill, aka Saul Goodman, are explored in Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul. The big news is that one of Breaking Bad's best characters will be making an appearance in season 3, as Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) will play an important role in the transformation of Jimmy into Saul. Rumours abound of other Breaking Bad alum popping up along the way. Either way, we'll be locked in for the weekly release of episodes.

Spike Lee makes his Netflix directorial debut with a timely one man show entitled Rodney King (28 Apr) released on the 25th Anniversary of the day four LAPD officers who were videotaped brutally beating King were acquitted by the state court. The film is written by and stars Roger Guenveur Smith who has been performing the play for the last four years and is one of Lee's regular players.

The first trailer for Dear White People (28 Apr) had idiots up in arms and declaring they were cancelling their Netflix subscriptions because the show appeared 'racist.' Justin Simien's satirical comedy film of the same name from 2014 was so smart, funny and on-point he was offered his own TV show. Logan Browning takes over from Tessa Thompson as straight talking radio host Samantha White who calls out maddening hypocrisy at the Ivy League College she attends.

Look out for the first season of Girlboss (21 Apr) created by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect) and based on the bestselling book by Sophia Amorusa. Britt Robertson stars as the rebellious Sophia who carves out her own fashion empire. Other Netflix TV special include the second part of Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down (7 Apr) and the latest stand-up show from Louis CK (4 Apr).

Love him or hate him, Adam Sandler, is a major part of the Netflix family and he's here to stay. His latest film, Sandy Wexler (14 Apr), stars Sandler in the titular role as an LA talent agent and Jennifer Hudson as an aspiring singer. From looking at the trailer there are cameos galore from the likes of Chris Rock, Vanilla Ice and Pauly Shore. Another Netflix Original film, Sand Castle (21 Apr), stars Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill as soldiers in a story inspired by true events from the Iraq War.

Horror fans should check out Jennifer Kent's astounding debut about motherhood and grief in The Babadook (16 Apr) and Nicolas Winding Refn's icky vision of the world of modelling, The Neon Demon (15 Apr). Also of note in film this month are music documentary, Springsteen & I (1 Apr) and Steven Soderbergh's stripper drama Magic Mike (13 Apr). Celluloid Man (1 Apr) is an excellent documentary about the legendary Indian archivist PK Nair who dedicated his life to preserving films which would be lost forever otherwise and is heart-breaking and essential viewing for cinephiles.

Check out the full slate of April releases after these trailers...

1 April
Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America
Among the Believers
The Bad Kids
Beyond All Boundaries
Boy Bye
Celluloid Man
Colombia: Wild Magic
Dancing Quietly
Der Terrorfürst: Osama bin Laden privat
Don't Look Down
Five Nights in Maine
Honey Buddies
How to Beat the High Cost of Living
The Human Factor: The Untold Story of the Bombay Film Orchestras
Intersection: Season 3
Jane & Payne
La Sangre Del Gallo
Little Boxes
Look Who's Talking
Lucha Mexico
The Moodys: Season 1
Mostly Sunny
O Amor no Divã
Odd Squad: Season 2
Only for One Night
Pájaros volando
Peninsula Mitre
Peppa Pig: Season 3
Peppa Pig: Season 4
Pet Fooled
Silicon Cowboys
Springsteen & I
A Weekend with the Family

3 April
Never Let Go

4 April
Louis CK 2017
Terrace House: Aloha State: Part 2

5 April
Ghostbusters 2
iZombie Season 3 (new episodes on Wednesdays)
Once Upon a Time Season 6 (new episodes on Wednesdays)

6 April
Designated Survivor: Season 1 (new episodes on Thursdays)
Harry Brown

7 April
Dan in Real Life
Dawn of the Croods: Season 3
The Devil's Double
El Faro De Las Orcas
The Get Down: Part 2
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Let Me In
Match Point
Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago
Riverdale Season 1 (new episodes on Fridays)
Strike a Pose
Win It All

8 April

10 April
Kevin Hart: What Now?
Tickling Giants

11 April
Better Call Saul Season 3 (new episodes on Tuesdays)
Kevin Hart: What Now?

12 April
Radical - A Controversa Saga de Dadá Figueiredo
The Remains of the Day

13 April
Magic Mike

14 April
El Elegido
Heartland: Season 8
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
Sandy Wexler
The Dead Lands

15 April
Just Like Us
The Neon Demon
Pray For Rain

16 April
The Babadook

18 April
Lucas Brothers: On Drugs

19 April
Lucid Dreams
My Girl 2
A Plastic Ocean
Pretty Little Liars: Season 7

20 April
Tyler Perry's Good Deeds

21 April
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 1
Get the Gringo
Girlboss: Season 1
Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On
The Mr Peabody and Sherman Show: Season 4
Sand Castle
Tales by Light: Season 2

23 April
The Magnificent Seven

24 April
Long Nights Short Mornings

25 April
The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared
Dear Zindagi

26 April
Donnie Brasco
The Longest Yard
Real Rescues: Season 6 & 7

27 April
Las Chicas Del Cable: Season 1
The Boys and Girl from County Clare

28 April
Before I Wake
Casting JonBenet
Dear White People: Season 1
Las Chicas Del Cable
Rodney King
Small Crimes

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