The arrival of April brings with it a stellar new line-up of on-screen entertainment spanning everything from fantasy to comedy, action to musical. First on our list is Beef. Created by A24 and Netflix, the highly-anticipated new series is as funny as it is searing. Going head-to-head against each other, Steven Yeun takes on the role of a failing contractor while Ali Wong plays a self-made entrepreneur. Chronicling the aftermath of a road rage incident, the series follows the duo as the stakes of their feud increase, leaving their lives and relationships to unravel as tensions rise.
Next up: the return of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Bringing the show to a close, the fifth and final season of the comedy series sees Midge draw closer than ever to the successes she’s dreamt of—only to discover that they’re still out of reach. Having won a slew of Golden Globe and Emmy awards throughout its run, the show’s new season will no doubt deliver on both humour and heart.
For other options to consider, look to Ghosted. Starring Chris Evans and Ana de Armas, the film promises the perfect balance of romance and action. There is also Tiny Beautiful Things, a heartfelt series starring Kathryn Hahn, based on Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling book of the same name. And for musical fans, the return of Schmigadoon! brings with it the gritty glamour of musical theatre in the sixties and seventies.
Below, find our full curation of shows to hit play on this month—all available on popular streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney+ and Apple TV+.
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From A24 and Netflix comes Beef, a darkly comedic series that chronicles the aftermath of a road rage incident between two strangers. Steven Yeun takes on the role of Danny Cho, a failing contractor with a chip on his shoulder, while Ali Wong plays Amy Lau, a self-made entrepreneur with an idyllic life. With immense chemistry, they go head-to-head with each other—as their lives and relationships unravel with the increasing stakes of their feud.
Watch Beef on Netflix from 6 April 2023.
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In Ghosted, Chris Evans plays dependable and unpretentious Cole. He falls for the enigmatic Sadie—played by Ana de Armas—only to make the shocking discovery that she is a secret agent. As they are swept up on an international adventure before they can plan a second date, this exhilarating film with a star-studded cast delivers the perfect balance of romance and action.
Watch Ghosted on Apple TV+ from 21 April 2023.
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5
Charming and hilarious, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel follows Midge Maisel, a housewife who decides to pursue a career in stand-up comedy in 1950s New York. Having won a slew of awards over its run, including multiple Golden Globes and Emmys, the series returns for its fifth and final season, where Midge finds herself closer than ever to the triumphs she’s dreamt of, only to discover that success is still out of reach.
Watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Prime Video from 14 April 2023.
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Peter Pan & Wendy
A childhood classic gets a brilliant reimaging in Peter Pan & Wendy. Familiar characters take to the screen—a young Wendy Darling afraid to leave her childhood home, Peter Pan who refuses to grow up and of course, tiny fairy Tinker Bell—but each is presented in a magical new light. As they travel to Neverland and encounter the villainous Captain Hook, a thrilling and dangerous adventure will change their lives forever.
Watch Peter Pan & Wendy on Disney+ from 28 April 2023.
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Schmigadoon! Season 2
The second season of Apple TV+’s Emmy award-winning musical series takes us to Schmicago, trading in the cheerful Golden Age musicals of the first season for the edgier shows that defined the sixties and seventies. Think Chicago, Sweeney Todd and Cabaret—reimagined and presented in a new light. The star-studded cast from season one returns, this time taking on new roles. Kristin Chenoweth becomes Miss Coldwell, a play on Annie’s Miss Hannigan; Dove Cameron is Jenny Banks, a nod to Cabaret’s Sally Bowles; Alan Cumming plays Dooley Finn, a Sweeney Todd-esque figure; Aaron Tveit leads a tribe similar to those in Hair and Godspell; and Ariana DeBose becomes Cabaret’s show-stopping emcee.
Watch Schmigadoon! Season 2 on Apple TV+ from 5 April 2023.
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Sweet Tooth Season 2
Sweet Tooth takes place 10 years after a viral pandemic known as the Sick eradicates most of the world’s human population. In its place, mysterious hybrid babies—born part-human and part-animal—emerge, but the remaining humans cannot figure out whether they are the cause or the consequence of the virus. Held captive with his fellow hybrids for the purpose of finding a cure, Gus must find new strength to uncover the mysterious origins of the pandemic in order to save the friends around him.
Watch Sweet Tooth Season 2 on Netflix from 27 April 2023.
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Tiny Beautiful Things
In Tiny Beautiful Things, Kathryn Hahn plays Clare. Her marriage is falling apart, her daughter will not talk to her and her writing career is non-existent. When an old friend suggests that she start writing an advice column, she thinks she’s the last person qualified for the job—but realises that she might just be the best. Based on Cheryl Strayed’s book of the same name—in which she compiled the essays she wrote anonymously for the advice column of an online magazine—this heartfelt series is a lesson in embracing the joy and beauty of life.
Watch Tiny Beautiful Things on Disney+ from 7 April 2023.
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A Tourist’s Guide to Love
Written by Vietnamese-Irish screenwriter Eirene Tran Donohue, A Tourist’s Guide to Love paints a vibrant, celebratory picture of Vietnam, its culture and its people. The film follows travel executive Amanda (Rachael Leigh Cook) as she accepts an assignment to go undercover and learn about the tourism industry in Vietnam. Together with tour guide Sinh (Scott Ly), the duo reroute the tour bus—and find adventure and romance on the path less travelled.
Watch A Tourist’s Guide to Love on Netflix from 21 April 2023.