Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Tops Our Picks Of Netflix’s April Releases

by Erik Amaya

 

While it’s only been a few months since the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina holiday episode, we can’t wait to see what happens to Sabrina Spellman (Keirnan Shipka) and her friends when “Part 2” of the series comes to Netflix in April. In fact, it’s out top pick for what to watch on the service next month. But April will also bring the second season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, which is also a fun show. That debuts on April 26th. Other fun additions for the month include a new Ultraman anime and Freddy vs. Jason.
But April is also the beginning of Disney’s departure from the service in anticipation of its own Disney+ streaming service later in the year. The first effects of the change will be felt on April 7th, when Star Wars: The Clone Wars leaves the service forever. Soon after, any and all remaining Disney material will depart to join the Disney+ library or Hulu if it is a rare “mature” bit of programing. Once the transition is complete, only the Marvel television series produced in partnership with Netflix will remain. According to recent reports, contracts with Netflix keeps series like it and One Day at Time locked on the service for many, many years.
Here’s the complete list of Netflix arrivals and departures in April:
Debuts Sometime in April
ChambersNETFLIX ORIGINAL
A young heart attack survivor becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life. However, the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about her donor’s sudden death, the more she starts taking on the characteristics of the deceased — some of which are troublingly sinister.
Debuting 4/1/19
ULTRAMANNETFLIX ANIME
With aliens once again threatening Earth, young Shinjiro must now don the metallic ultra-suit to become Ultraman — like his father before him.
Feature Films:

Across The Line
All the President’s Men
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Deliverance
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood   
Evolution
Freddy vs. Jason
Friday the 13th (2009)
I Am Legend
Lakeview Terrace
Monster House
Obsessed
Penelope
Pineapple Express
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: S2   
P.S. I Love You
Snatch
Spy Kids
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D
The Bone Collector
The Fifth Element
The Golden Compass
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants   
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Valkyrie   

Debuting 4/2/19
Kevin Hart: IrresponsibleNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Kevin Hart brings his sold-out comedy tour, Kevin Hart: Irresponsible, to a global audience for his first original Netflix standup special. The one-hour special was filmed in front of a sold-out live audience of over 15,000 people at the O2 Arena in London, England. Hart touches upon his friends, family, travel, … and a year filled with Irresponsible behavior.
Debuting 4/3/19
Suzzanna: Buried AliveNETFLIX FILM
After a pregnant woman is murdered, her spirit seeks revenge against her increasingly terrified killers, who are determined to finish her off for good.
Debuting 4/5/19
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Part 2 finds Sabrina exploring her darker side, curious to learn more about her heritage, while struggling to maintain her friendships in the mortal world. Romantically, Sabrina is caught in an unholy love triangle with between sexy warlock Nicholas Scratch and salt-of-the-Earth mortal Harvey Kinkle. Meanwhile, The Dark Lord, Madame Satan, and Father Blackwood continue to conjure chaos in the Spellman household and the town of Greendale. And they aren’t the only ones trying to raise hell. Everything is in question…relationships, identity, true intentions…when the devil’s work is at hand.
In The Shadows
Legacies: Season 1
Our PlanetNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Exhilarating visuals and stunning footage of rarely-seen animals mix with somber truths about humanity’s impact on the planet’s habitats and species.
Persona: CollectionNETFLIX ORIGINAL
An eclectic exploration of different personas in a collection of four short films directed by critically acclaimed Korean directors.
Roman Empire: Caligula: The Mad Emperor NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Once beloved by the troops and people alike, Caligula shocks Rome by ruling with the cruel depravity and debauchery that make him infamous.
Spirit Riding Free: Season 8NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Big changes lie ahead for Lucky and her friends in an eventful final season — from new babies at home to a faraway boarding school.
TijuanaNETFLIX ORIGINAL
When a prominent politician is murdered in cold blood, intrepid local journalists risk their lives to uncover the truth.
Unicorn StoreNETFLIX FILM
Kit (Brie Larson), a twenty-something dreamer, receives an invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams.
Debuting 4/9/19
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 6NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The trolls face a day without a holiday, Biggie accidentally starts a fun-tastic new dance craze, and Guy turns a camping trip into a “glamping” trip.
Debuting 4/10/19
New Girl: Season 7
You vs. WildNETFLIX ORIGINAL
In this interactive adventure series, you’ll make key decisions to help Bear Grylls survive, thrive and complete missions in the harshest environments on Earth.
Debuting 4/11/19
Black SummerNETFLIX ORIGINAL
In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones.
Debuting 4/12/19
A Land ImaginedNETFLIX FILM
A cop in Singapore investigates the disappearance of a Chinese migrant construction worker who spent sleepless nights playing a mysterious video game.
Band Aid
Huge in FranceNETFLIX ORIGINAL
After moving to LA to reconnect with his son, comedian Gad Elmaleh must learn to live without the celebrity perks he’s accustomed to in France.
Mighty Little BheemNETFLIX ORIGINAL
An innocent toddler’s boundless curiosity — and extraordinary might — lead to mischief and adventure in his small Indian town.
The Perfect DateNETFLIX FILM
To save up for college, Brooks Rattigan creates an app where anyone can pay him to play the perfect stand-in boyfriend for any occasion.
The SilenceNETFLIX FILM
When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally’s heightened senses. The Silence is directed by John R. Leonetti (Annabelle) and stars Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, John Corbett, Kate Trotter and Kyle Breitkopf.
SpecialNETFLIX ORIGINAL
A young gay man with cerebral palsy branches out from his insular existence in hopes of finally going after the life he wants.
Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island?NETFLIX FILM
On their last night together, four longtime flatmates’ lives are suddenly upended when a secret is revealed during the course of an evening celebration.
Debuting 4/15/19
Luis Miguel – The Series: Season 1
No Good NickNETFLIX ORIGINAL
A family finds their lives turned upside down when a young, street-smart grifter appears on their doorstep, claiming she’s a distant relative.
The New Romantic
Debuting 4/16/19
Super Monsters Furever FriendsNETFLIX ORIGINAL
On the first night of spring, the Super Monsters and their families gather for food, fun and games in the park — and meet their adorable monster pets!
Debuting 4/18/19
My First First LoveNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Due to various personal reasons, a group of Yun Tae-o’s friends move into his house, where they experience love, friendship, and everything in between.
Debuting 4/19/19
A Fortunate ManNETFLIX FILM
A gifted engineer flees his austere roots to pursue wealth and success among Copenhagen’s elite, but the pride propelling him threatens to be his ruin.
Brené Brown: The Call to CourageNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Best-selling author Brené Brown discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort in a culture defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty.
Cuckoo: Season 5 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ken thinks he’s hit the big time when he discovers a wealthy half sister he never knew he had, but her fortunes and his hopes are soon reversed.
I, Daniel Blake
Music TeacherNETFLIX FILM
Burned by his past, an emotionally troubled, small-town music teacher risks everything he has to reconnect with a now-famous former student.
Rilakkuma and KaoruNETFLIX ANIME
Karoru leads a mundane life, but she gets to go home and find comfort in Rilakkuma, her endearingly lazy roommate who happens to be a fuzzy toy bear.
Samantha!: Season 2NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The series follows the story of a former child star from the 80s, Samantha! (Emanuelle Araújo) who desperately clings to the fringes of celebrity. Together with her husband Wound (Douglas Silva) and their children Cindy (Sabrina Nonato), and Brandon (Cauã Gonçalves), she delights with hare-brained schemes to launch herself back into the spotlight.
Someone GreatNETFLIX FILM
Aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has just landed her dream job at an iconic magazine and is about to move to San Francisco. Rather than do long distance, her boyfriend of nine years (Lakeith Stanfield) decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, Jenny gathers up her two best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) for one outrageous last adventure in New York City. From writer/director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (creator of MTV’s Sweet/Vicious) Someone Great is a hilarious and heartfelt story of friendship, love, and what it means to let go of your twenties and enter adulthood.
Debuting 4/20/19
Grass is GreenerNETFLIX ORIGINAL
It lit up jazz and hip-hop — and ignited a war on drugs steeped in racial injustice. Experts explore America’s complicated relationship with weed.
Debuting 4/22/19
Pinky Malinky: Part 2NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Pinky Malinky is on a roll! Catch up on this joyful hot dog boy’s continuing adventures as he spreads fun and positivity with best friends Babs and JJ.
Selection Day – New Episodes — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Manjunath Kumar, fourteen, knows he is good at cricket – if not as good as his elder brother Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling and is fascinated by the world of CSI and by curious and interesting scientific facts. But there are many things about himself and about the world that he doesn’t know. When Manju begins to get to know Radha’s great rival, a boy as privileged and confident as Manju is not, everything in Manju’s world begins to change and he is faced with decisions that will change both his sense of self and of the world around him.
Debuting 4/23/19
I Think You Should Leave with Tim RobinsonNETFLIX ORIGINAL
In this new sketch show, Tim Robinson and guests spend each segment driving someone to the point of needing — or desperately wanting — to leave.
Debuting 4/24/19
BondingNETFLIX ORIGINAL
A New York City grad student moonlighting as a dominatrix enlists her gay BFF from high school to be her assistant.
Debuting 4/25/19
The Hateful Eight: Extended Version
The Ugly Truth
Debuting 4/26/19
The Protector: Season 2NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Facing formidable odds against the resurgent Immortals, Hakan and the Loyal Ones must forestall sinister plans to destroy the city — and all humans.
ReMastered: Devil at the CrossroadsNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Robert Johnson was one of the most influential blues guitarists ever. Even before his early death, fans wondered if he’d made a pact with the Devil.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Adora and the Princess Alliance train to get stronger, but Catra and the Horde are on the move. As Hordak pushes for victory, She-Ra faces a new test.
Street FoodNETFLIX ORIGINAL
From the creators of Chef’s Table, Street Food takes viewers to some of the world’s most vibrant cities to explore the rich culture of street food all over the globe. Season one explores nine countries across Asia, from the hawker stalls of Singapore to the food carts of India. Each episode highlights the stories of perseverance and culture that bring life to each country’s cuisine.
The Sapphires
YankeeNETFLIX ORIGINAL
A young man from Texas crosses the border into Mexico and becomes an infamous drug lord.
Debuting 4/27/19
American Honey
Debuting 4/28/19
Señora Acero: Season 5
Debuting 4/29/19
Burning
The Imitation Game
Debuting 4/30/19
Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity WardNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Everyone knows there is no topic Anthony Jeselnik can’t conquer, and he doesn’t disappoint in his second Netflix original comedy special Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward. Following his 2015 special Thoughts and Prayers, the comedian’s critical and biting style weaves through societal taboos without hesitation.
Baki: Part 2NETFLIX ANIME
A convict himself, bounty hunter Biscuit Oliva is dispatched to Tokyo to apprehend the escaped inmates and thwart them from unleashing further chaos.
Ingress: The AnimationNETFLIX ANIME
After scientists discover a mysterious substance that can influence human minds, two factions wage an all-out battle to control its awesome power.
Leaving 4/1/19
American Pie
Billy Madison
Blue Mountain State: Seasons 1-3
Casino Royale
Diamonds Are Forever
Die Another Day
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Goldfinger
Happy Feet
Happy Gilmore
Heat
I Love You, Man
L.A. Confidential
Live and Let Die
Luther: Series 1-4
Octopussy
Pokémon: XY: Seasons 1-2
Seven
Sex and the City: The Movie
The Living Daylights
The Man with the Golden Gun
The Spy Who Loved Me
The World Is Not Enough
Wallander: Series 1-4
You Only Live Twice
Leaving 4/4/19
Raw
Leaving 4/7/19
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Seasons 1-5
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions
Leaving 4/13/19
Video Game High School: Seasons 1-3
Leaving 4/18/19
Silver Linings Playbook

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