5 new and exciting shows to catch on Netflix, HBO and Disney+ this April

Stop re-watching past episodes of Friends, The Office, or even Bridgerton. This April, it’s time to devour new and exciting dramas about the supernatural as a whole slew of series and movies are set to premiere. Below, we list five riveting shows you’ll want to mark your calendars for. Get excited, people.

Genius: Aretha


Besides binge watching all the Marvel and Star Wars movies and series, Disney+ subscribers should get more bang for their buck by catching other shows like the new Genius: Aretha. Having recently premiered on the streaming platform, a new episode will be released weekly to discuss the life and career of the Queen of Soul, plus the lasting influence she has had on music and culture around the world. Aretha Franklin will be played by award-winning actress Cynthia Erivo, so audiences are in for a real treat.

Headspace Guide to Sleep

Those who have thoroughly enjoyed Netflix’s Headspace Guide to Meditation which takes an animated look at the benefits of meditation will probably appreciate the upcoming Headspace Guide to Sleep that’s arriving Apr 28. Unpacking misconceptions about sleep and offering friendly tips and tricks, the series will definitely help viewers receive better rest as it also concludes with a guided wind-down. Needless to say, insomniacs should keep an eye out for this one.

Mare Of Easttown


If you’re looking for a thrilling murder mystery series this April, try HBO’s new Mare Of Easttown that stars Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet and successful model-turned-actress Julianne Nicholson. In this limited drama series debuting Apr 19 on HBO and HBO Go, the show sees Winslet as Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as life crumbles around her. Television critics have already hailed the show as a must-watch; so be sure to mark your calendars for the exciting premiere that happens the same time as the US.

The Nevers


A two-part limited series that’s set to air on HBO and HBO Go from Apr 12 onwards, The Nevers is set in Victorian London and follows a supernatural event that soon gives people—mostly women—abnormal abilities. But those who belong to this new group of underclass are in grave danger, as brutal forces grow determined to annihilate their kind. So it falls on the mysterious widow Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and young inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) to shelter and protect the gifted individuals. Talk about exciting.


You may have already heard of Netflix’s pledge to become a home for anime fans and creators worldwide, and now the streaming giant is making good on that promise starting April with the release of The Way of the Househusband and Yasuke. The latter features the gripping story of a peaceful boatman formerly known as the Black Samurai who is pulled back into a life of conflict when he tries to protect a target of dark forces and bloodthirsty warlords—a young child with mysterious powers. Just catch the action-packed anime series on Netflix from Apr 29 onwards.