What's Worth Streaming: Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in April 2021 — and what’s leaving

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Netflix Inc. is releasing a slew of new stuff in April, including the return of a reality hit and a much-anticipated new fantasy series.

That would be “Shadow and Bone” (April 23), the series adaptation of the hugely popular YA novels from Leigh Bardugo. Jessie Mei Li stars as Alina, an orphan in a war-torn country who discovers she has mystical powers that could change the fate of her world.

There’s also a second season of “The Circle” (April 14), the cringingly addictive reality show where contestants flirt, befriend and catfish each other as they vie for a $ 100,000 prize. It’ll be released in a different format this time, with four episodes at a time dropping for three straight Wednesdays before the finale May 5.

Netflix NFLX, +1.03% also has some star-studded original movies on the way, including “Concrete Cowboy” (April 2), an urban cowboy drama starring Idris Elba; “Thunder Force” (April 9), a superhero comedy staring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer; and “Stowaway” (April 22), a sci-fi thriller starring Anna Kendrick, Toni Colette and Daniel Dae Kim.

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Also of note: The British series “The Serpent” (April 2), about a serial killer who preyed on travelers on India’s “hippie trail” in the 1970s, based on real events; “Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute” (April 7), a celebrity musical tribute to the country music icon; “This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist” (April 7), a docuseries about a notorious Boston museum heist in 1990; and “Life in Color with David Attenborough” (April 22), an Earth Day-themed documentary about the way animals use color.

Here’s the full list of what’s coming and going, as of March 24 (release dates are subject to change):

What’s coming in April 2021

Date TBA
The Disciple — Netflix Film
Searching for Sheela — Netflix Documentary

April 1
Magical Andes: Season 2 — Netflix Documentary
Prank Encounters: Season 2 — Netflix Original
Tersanjung the Movie — Netflix Film
Worn Stories — Netflix Documentary
Cop Out
Friends with Benefits
Legally Blonde
The Pianist
The Possession
Secrets of Great British Castles: Season 1
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family
White Boy
Yes Man

April 2
Concrete Cowboy — Netflix Film

Just Say Yes — Netflix Film
Madame Claude — Netflix Film
The Serpent — Netflix Original

Sky High — Netflix Film

April 3
Escape From Planet Earth

April 4
What Lies Below

April 5
Coded Bias
Family Reunion: Part 3 — Netflix Family

April 6
The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You — Netflix Family

April 7
The Big Day: Collection 2 — Netflix Original
Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute — Netflix Documentary
Snabba Cash — Netflix Original
This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist — Netflix Documentary

The Wedding Coach — Netflix Original

April 8
The Way of the House Husband — Netflix Anime

April 9
Have You Ever Seen Fireflies? — Netflix Film
Night in Paradise — Netflix Film
Thunder Force — Netflix Film

April 10
The Stand-In

April 11
Diana: The Interview That Shook the World

April 12
New Gods: Nezha Reborn — Netflix Film
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn: Seasons 1-4

April 13
The Baker and the Beauty: Season 1
Mighty Express: Season 3 — Netflix Family
My Love: Six Stories of True Love — Netflix Documentary

April 14
The Circle: Season 2 — Netflix Original
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! — Netflix Original
Law School — Netflix Original
The Soul — Netflix Film
Why Did You Kill Me? — Netflix Documentary

April 15
Dark City Beneath the Beat
The Master
Ride or Die — Netflix Film

April 16
Arlo the Alligator Boy — Netflix Family
Ajeeb Daastaans — Netflix Film
Barbie & Chelsea The Lost Birthday
Crimson Peak
Fast and Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico — Netflix Family
Into the Beat — Netflix Film
Why Are You Like This — Netflix Original
The Zookeeper’s Wife

April 18
Luis Miguel: The Series: Season 2 — Netflix Original

April 19
Miss Sloane
PJ Masks: Season 3

April 20
Izzy’s Koala World: Season 2 — Netflix Family

April 21
Zero — Netflix Original

April 22
Life in Color with David Attenborough — Netflix Documentary

Stowaway — Netflix Film

April 23
Heroes: Silence and Rock & Roll
Shadow and Bone — Netflix Original
Tell Me When — Netflix Film

April 27
August: Osage County
Battle of Los Angeles
Fatma — Netflix Original
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 4 — Netflix Family

April 28
Sexify — Netflix Original
Headspace Guide to Sleep — Netflix Documentary

April 29
Things Heard and Seen — Netflix Film
Yasuke — Netflix Anime

April 30
The Innocent — Netflix Original
The Mitchells vs. The Machines — Netflix Family
Pet Stars — Netflix Original
The Unremarkable Juanquini: Season 2 — Netflix Original

What’s leaving in April

April 2
Honey: Rise Up and Dance

April 4

April 11
Time Trap

April 12
Married at First Sight: Season 9
Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning: Season 1

April 13

April 14
Eddie Murphy: Delirious
The New Romantic
Once Upon a Time in London
Thor: Tales of Asgard

April 15
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

April 19
The Vatican Tapes

April 20
The Last Resort

April 21
The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Seasons 1-3

April 22
Liv and Maddie: Seasons 1-4

April 23
Mirror Mirror

April 24
Django Unchained

April 26
The Sapphires

April 27
The Car

April 28
Paul Blart: Mall Cop

April 30
17 Again
Can’t Hardly Wait
Den of Thieves
How to Be a Latin Lover
I Am Legend
Jumping the Broom
Kingdom: Seasons 1-3
Knock Knock
Palm Trees in the Snow
Runaway Bride
The Green Hornet
The Indian in the Cupboard