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What’s Streaming in April 2023?

by Nora Jaymes

Readers rejoice; there are so many book-to-screen adaptations coming to streaming services this month! So make sure you add these new shows to your watchlist immediately; otherwise, how can you decide if the show or the book was better? If you’re not a reader, there’s still so much new and exciting content coming to your streaming services this month: whether you’re looking more for an action series or a mockumentary-style documentary (that stars James Marsden, say what?!), it’s coming to your screens this month!

What’s Streaming on Netflix

Has there been a month since Netflix started making their own content that there wasn’t a ton of interesting content released? We didn’t think so – and this month is no exception!

Beef S1 (April 6): A new Netflix series starring Ali Wong and Steven Yeun, when a road rage incident between two strangers – a failing contractor and an unfulfilled entrepreneur – sparks a feud that brings out their darkest impulses.
Transatlantic S1 (April 7): Starring Gillian Jacobs, Lucas Englander, and Cory Michael Smith, this series follows two Americans and their allies as they form a scrappy rescue operation in 1940 Marseilles to help those trying to flee Europe during WWII.
Oh Belinda (April 7): In this Turkish dramatic comedy, after an actress agrees to star in a new commercial, she is suddenly transported out of her reality and into her character’s world.
Florida Man S1 (April 13): In this offbeat crime dramedy, starring Edgar Ramirez, a disgraced cop in debt is forced to return to his home state of Florida for a shady mission only to get swept up in a wild – and deadly! – treasure hunt.
The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die (April 14): In this feature-length finale to the hit Netflix series “The Last Kingdom,” King Edward has just passed, and Uhtred of Bebbanburg and his comrades are forced to adventure across a fractured kingdom in hopes of uniting England at last.
Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: Once & Always (April 19): In this film based on the world of the beloved children’s series of the 1990s, after tragedy strikes, an unlikely hero takes her rightful place among the Power Rangers to get revenge on the team’s oldest archnemesis.
A Tourist’s Guide to Love (April 27): Starring Rachael Leigh Cook, Scott Ly, and Ben Feldman, this romantic comedy follows an American executive who, after going through an unexpected breakup, accepts an assignment to go undercover and learn about the tourist industry in Vietnam.
Firefly Lane S2 Pt. 2 (April 27): In the final season of Netflix’s adaptation of Kristin Hannah’s novel, best friends Tully (Katherine Heigl) and Kate (Sarah Chalke) are forced to face the future with medical diagnoses and romances being rekindled…or are they?

What’s Streaming on Hulu

Book lovers, we hope that you have a Hulu subscription this month! With two book adaptations coming to this streaming service, you don’t want to miss out.

Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields S1 (April 3): In this documentary series starring Brooke Shields, the audience follows this actress, model, and icon as she becomes a woman who discovers her power after being sexualized as a young girl. Shields highlights her successes and challenges climbing the ladder in a hostile world.
Tiny Beautiful Things S1 (April 7): Based on the best-selling story collection by Cheryl Strayed (the author of Wild) and starring Kathryn Hahn, this series follows a writer who becomes a revered advice columnist while her own life is falling apart.
Am I Being Unreasonable? S1 (April 12): In this twisted comedy thriller about obsessive friendship and maternal paranoia, Nic, a mother who feels unfulfilled in her marriage, finally finds a friend when a new woman arrives in town. However, everything with Nic and her never friend isn’t what it seems, and dark secrets start to rise to the surface.
Quasi (April 20): In this satirical take on the Disney film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” by the creators of Super Troopers, a hapless hunchback, who only yearns for love, finds himself in the middle of a murderous feud between the Pope and the King of France.
Saint X S1 (April 26): Based on the novel by Alexis Schaitkin and told via multiple timelines and perspectives, this psychological drama series centers around the mysterious death of a young woman on vacation in the Caribbean and her surviving sister’s dangerous pursuit of the truth.

What’s Streaming on Prime Video and Amazon Freevee

The content coming to Amazon services this month is beyond diverse! You’ll have to see it to believe it.

On a Wing and a Prayer (April 7): Based on a true story of faith and survival, this film (starring Dennis Quaid, Jesse Metcalfe, and Heather Graham) follows a man’s harrowing journey to land a plan and save his entire family from danger when their pilot dies unexpectedly mid-flight.
Jury Duty S1 (April 7): From the producers of The Office and starring James Marsden, this documentary-style comedy series chronicles the inner workings of an American jury trial through the eyes of one particular juror.
Judy Blume Forever (April 21): In this documentary, the audience follows author Judy Blume from her childhood and through her writing career. With titles like, “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing,” and “Blubber,” this film dives into these titles and more to showcase their controversial cultural impact.
Citadel S1 (April 28): In this new spy series starring Richard Madden, Priyanka Copra Jonas, and Stanley Tucci, two elite agents from an independent spy agency barely escaped with their lives after an attack from an enemy syndicate…but they can’t remember anything of who they were. Years later, a former colleague asks for help, and the pair are forced to reunite.

What’s Streaming on Disney+

Get ready to relive your childhood with a live-action Peter Pan coming to Disney+ this month!

The Crossover S1 (April 5): Based on the best-selling novel by Kwame Alexander, narrated by Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs, and produced by LeBron James, this coming-of-age series follows teen brothers who are widely considered to be basketball phenoms. As their family faces challenges, the brothers are forced to face that there’s more to life than just the game.
The Good Mothers S1 (April 5): This Italian series is based on the true story of how three women inside the mafia worked with a newly-minted female prosecutor to bring down the criminal empire.
Rennervations S1 (April 12): In an effort to give back to communities in need, Jeremy Renner purchases decommissioned buses, trucks, and more and reimagines, redesigns, and reinvents them to give them a new purpose in communities that need them.
Peter Pan & Wendy (April 28): In this live-action reimagining of the J.M. Barrie novel and 1953 animated film (starring an unrecognizable Jude Law as Captain Hook), the Darling family returns to Neverland. While this film seems to largely follow the original plot, it seems that we may get an action-packed confrontation between Wendy and Captain Hook!

What’s Streaming on Paramount+

Time to return to the 80’s with the selections from Paramount+ this month!

Grease: The Rise of the Pink Ladies S1 (April 6): Welcome back to Rydell High in this new prequel to the record-breaking Grease Musical! Four years before the original Grease, this film follows four fed-up outcasts who dare to have fun on their own terms…and to think pink!
Fatal Attraction S1 (April 30): In this deep-dive reimagining of the classic 80s thriller and starring a reunited Joshua Jackson and Lizzy Caplan, this series is a captivating tale of an unfaithful husband, a vengeful lover, and dark obsessions. Unlike the 1980s film, this series is shown more through the female character’s perspective to really round out the fullness of the “why” of it all.

What’s Streaming on Apple TV+

Two of the most highly anticipated book adaptations are coming to Apple TV this month! But they’re not the only things you should add to your watchlist.

The Last Thing He Told Me S1 (April 14): Based on the best-selling novel by Laura Dave and starring Jennifer Garner and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, this gripping limited series follows Hannah and her 16-year-old stepdaughter Bailey in order to find out why her husband has mysteriously disappeared.
One True Loves (April 14): Starring Phillipa Soo, Luke Bracey, and Simu Liu, adapted from the novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, this film follows Emma Blair as she is forced to decide between the husband she thought was dead at sea and the fiancé she fell in love with after.
Jane S1 (April 14): In this new children’s series inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall, we follow nine-year-old Jane as she teams up with her best friend, David, and her chimpanzee to travel the world and help creatures in need.
Ghosted (April 21): Starring Chris Evans and Ana de Armas and from the creators of Deadpool, a down-to-earth man falls head over heels for an adventurous woman on their first date…but then doesn’t hear from her to set up another date. In an act of bravery, he travels to London to find her and do his planned romantic grand gesture. Not everything goes to plan, and suddenly the pair finds themselves on the run for their lives.

What’s on your list?

There are so many good titles coming to streaming services this month we had a hard time deciding which trailers to feature – because there were so many choices! What did you add to your list?

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