What’s new on Netflix Canada in April 2020

Featuring season two of After Life with Ricky Gervais, season seven of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Coffee & Kareem with Ed Helms, Extraction with Chris Hemsworth, and more

Ricky Gervais returns for the second season of the acclaimed dark comedy "After Life", which premieres on Netflix Canada on Friday, April 24th. In the second season, small-town journalist Tony Johnson (Gervais) still struggles with grief over the loss of his wife Lisa (Kerry Godliman) to cancer, while he tries to become a better friend to those around him. Will the town of Tambury's local amateur theatre production life everyone's spirits? (Photo: Netflix)
Ricky Gervais returns for the second season of the acclaimed dark comedy "After Life", which premieres on Netflix Canada on Friday, April 24th. In the second season, small-town journalist Tony Johnson (Gervais) still struggles with grief over the loss of his wife Lisa (Kerry Godliman) to cancer, while he tries to become a better friend to those around him. Will the town of Tambury's local amateur theatre production life everyone's spirits? (Photo: Netflix)

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Ricky Gervais returns to Netflix Canada on Friday, April 24th for the second season of the acclaimed Netflix original series After Life. Gervais plays Tony Johnson, a cynical writer for the local newspaper in the small fictional town of Tambury who is struggling to deal with grief after he loses his beloved wife to cancer. In the second season, Tony continues to deal with his grief while attempting to become a better friend to those around him. Will the town’s local amateur theatre production lift everyone’s spirits?

Other Netflix original series include The Circle Game and The King: Eternal Monarch (no release date specified), Brews Brothers (Apr. 10), Outer Banks (Apr. 15), #blackAF (Apr. 17), Cooked with Cannabis and The Midnight Gospel (Apr. 20), Absurd Planet and Win the Wilderness (Apr. 22), Never Have I Ever (Apr. 27), Extracurricular, Nadiya’s Time to Eat, and Summertime (Apr. 29), and The Forest of Love: Deep Cut and The Victims’ Game (Apr. 30).

Returning Netflix original series include season four of Nailed It! and season two of Sunderland ‘Til I Die (Apr. 1), new weekly episodes of season four of Riverdale (Apr. 9), season two of Fary: Hexagone and season three of Fauda (Apr. 16), season two of El Dragón: Return of a Warrior (Apr. 17), season three of The House of Flowers (Apr. 23), and season four of The Last Kingdom (Apr. 26).

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Other new and returning series include seasons one to six of Community (Apr. 1), season four of Life in Pieces and season one of Surviving R. Kelly (Apr. 18), and season seven of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Apr. 24).

Original Netflix films include Coffee & Kareem and Money Heist: The Phenomenon (Apr. 3), Love Wedding Repeat, The Main Event, and Tigertail (Apr. 10), Betonrausch and Sergio (Apr. 17), The Plagues of Breslau and The Willoughbys (Apr. 22), Extraction (Apr. 24), and Dangerous Lies (Apr. 30).

Theatrically released films include 40 Days and 40 Nights, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Anger Management, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Dawn of the Dead, Dune, Gosford Park, Magic Mike, Maid in Manhattan, Reservoir Dogs, The Age of Innocence, The Skulls, The Wedding Planner, Troy, Twins, We Own the Night (all on Apr. 1), Ocean’s 8 (Apr. 12), Just Friends (Apr. 19), and Ocean’s Thirteen and Ocean’s Twelve (Apr. 20).

Here’s the complete list of everything coming to Netflix Canada in April, along with what’s leaving.

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Coming in April (no release date specified)

  • Arashi’s Diary – Voyage (Netflix documentary, new episodes) – Twenty years after their debut, join the beloved members of Arashi on a new journey as they showcase their lives, talents and gifts to the world. In the new episodes, the members of Arashi reveal the emotions and feelings they’ve kept inside as the countdown to their hiatus continues with their final tour. During their national tour to complete 50 stages, the guys announce their decision publicly: Arashi will go on hiatus after the end of 2020. The camera follows the behind the scenes of the press conference.
  • The Circle Game (Netflix original) – Be yourself — or someone else? The players must choose while chasing a cash prize when this lighthearted, strategic competition show comes to France.
  • The King: Eternal Monarch (Netflix original)


Wednesday, April 1

  • David Batra: Elefanten I Rummet (Netflix comedy special) – Swedish stand-up David Batra gets personal as he playfully details the perks and pitfalls of being married to a recently resigned political leader.
  • How to Fix a Drug Scandal (Netflix documentary) – Two drug lab chemists’ shocking crimes cripple a state’s judicial system and blur the lines of justice for lawyers, officials and thousands of inmates.
  • The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show (Netflix comedy special) – Hold on to your top knot and grab your remote for the upcoming six-part sketch series, The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show. Executive produced and starring comedian Iliza Shlesinger who leads her ensemble cast in this hilarious satire-filled series packed with insane original characters who inhabit the landscape of all the content we love to consume and make fun of. From bizarre exercise plans to the over-simplified DIY shows to “reality” TV at its best/worst, The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show celebrates/skewers the TV stereotypes that fill our screens big, small, and tiny.
  • Nailed It!: Season 4 (Netflix original) – The hosts you love, the hot messes you crave. Welcome back to the “Nailed It!” kitchens, where anyone — like, literally, anyone — can win.
  • Sunderland ‘Til I Die: Season 2 (Netflix original) – After two consecutive seasons of failure, Sunderland hope to get things turned around as they face a new season in the third tier of English soccer.
  • 40 Days and 40 Nights
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Anger Management
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • Casper
  • Charlie St. Cloud
  • Community: Season 1-6
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Dune
  • Europa Report
  • Evolution
  • Far from Heaven
  • Gosford Park
  • Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie
  • Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
  • Little Children
  • Magic Mike
  • Maid in Manhattan
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
  • The Age of Innocence
  • The Skulls
  • The Squid and the Whale
  • The Wedding Planner
  • Troy
  • Twins
  • Waiting…
  • We Own the Night
  • White Chicks


Friday, April 3

  • Coffee & Kareem (Netflix film) – While police officer James Coffee (Ed Helms) enjoys his new relationship with Vanessa Manning (Taraji P. Henson), her beloved 12-year-old son Kareem (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) plots their break-up. Attempting to scare away his mom’s boyfriend for good, Kareem tries to hire criminal fugitives to take him out but accidentally exposes a secret network of criminal activity, making his family its latest target. To protect Vanessa, Kareem teams up with Coffee — the partner he never wanted — for a dangerous chase across Detroit. From director Michael Dowse, Coffee & Kareem is an action-comedy about forging unexpected bonds, one four-letter insult at a time. Co-starring Betty Gilpin, RonReaco Lee, Andrew Bachelor and David Alan Grier.
  • La casa de papel: Part 4 (Netflix original) – Lives are on the line as the Professor’s plan begins to unravel and the thieves must fend off enemies from both inside and outside the Bank of Spain.
  • Money Heist: The Phenomenon (Netflix film) – This film takes a look at why and how “Money Heist” sparked a wave of enthusiasm around the world for a lovable group of thieves and their professor.
  • Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy (Netflix family) – A new chapter begins for Lucky and her friends as they leave Miradero behind to live and learn at the prestigious Palomino Bluffs Riding Academy.
  • StarBeam (Netflix family) – A real kid with real superpowers has a tech-wiz best friend who becomes her sidekick. Together with their seagull pal, they protect their seaside city.


Monday, April 6

  • The Big Show Show (Netflix family) – Former WWE wrestler The Big Show is out of the ring and ready for an even tougher challenge: raising three daughters with his wife in Florida.


Thursday, April 7

  • Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020: Part 3 (Netflix original) – Life in Tokyo continues: doors open and close in the house, bonds are born and tested. As Ruka takes his next step, Hana meets new rivals.


Thursday, April 9

  • Hi Score Girl: Season 2 (Netflix anime) – They’ve leveled up to high school, training at arcade fighting games along the way. Now Haruo, Akira and their friends face their final level.
  • Riverdale: Season 4 (weekly episodes, Netflix original) – Daring adventure meets chilling darkness as Riverdale explores a new side of grief and the gang prepares for the ultimate test: senior year.


Friday, April 10

  • Brews Brothers (Netflix original) – These two estranged brothers know everything there is to know about brewing beer. If only they knew something about being a family.
  • LA Originals (Netflix documentary) – Known for their ties to Chicano street life and hip hop, Estevan Oriol and Mister Cartoon trace their journey from gifted artists to cultural pioneers.
  • La vie scolaire (Netflix film) – In one of the poorest areas of Paris, a school counselor devotes herself to working with disadvantaged students, while facing challenges of her own.
  • Love Wedding Repeat (Netflix film) – In this innovative romantic comedy about the power of chance, alternate versions of the same wedding unfold as Jack (Sam Claflin) tries to make sure his little sister has the perfect wedding day. But he’ll have to juggle an angry ex-girlfriend, an uninvited guest with a secret, a misplaced sleep sedative, and unexpectedly reuniting with the girl of his dreams who got away, Dina (Olivia Munn). If he succeeds, Jack might find a happy ending of his own. Love Wedding Repeat is written and directed by Dean Craig and stars Sam Claflin, Olivia Munn, Eleanor Tomlinson, Joel Fry, Tim Key, Aisling Bea, Jack Farthing, Allan Mustafa, and Freida Pinto.
  • The Main Event (Netflix film) – When 11-year-old Leo Thompson (Seth Carr) discovers a magical wrestling mask that grants him super strength, he uses it to enter a WWE competition. With the support of his grandmother (Tichina Arnold), Leo will do whatever it takes to achieve his dream of becoming a WWE Superstar. Can one kid win it all, in the face of epic challengers in the ring? Directed by Jay Karas, The Main Event co-stars Adam Pally, Ken Marino, and features WWE superstars Kofi Kingston, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, Sheamus, and Babatunde Aiyegbusi as Leo’s ultimate opponent, a gigantic wrestler named Samson.
  • Tigertail (Netflix film) – In New York, Pin-Jui (Tzi Ma) reflects on the love of his past and his departure from Taiwan, which he revisits years later with his daughter Angela.


Sunday, April 12

  • Ocean’s 8


Tuesday, April 14

  • Chris D’Elia: No Pain (Netflix comedy special) – Stand-up comic, actor, writer, and host of the Congratulations podcast, Chris D’Elia returns for his latest Netflix comedy special, Chris D’Elia: No Pain. Though he may not be your average comedian, living a straight-edge lifestyle with parents who are there for him, D’Elia still finds time to growl at babies in public, AirDrop inappropriate photos to unsuspecting people on airplanes, and warn others on the potential threat of sexual assault by dolphins (Google it). Filmed in front of a live audience at the State Theater in Minneapolis, Chris D’Elia: No Pain premieres globally on Netflix on April 14, 2020.


Wednesday, April 15

  • The Innocence Files (Netflix documentary) – The Innocence Files shines a light on the untold personal stories behind eight cases of wrongful conviction that the nonprofit organization the Innocence Project and organizations within the Innocence Network have uncovered and worked tirelessly to overturn. The nine-episode series is composed of three compelling parts – The Evidence, The Witness and The Prosecution. These stories expose difficult truths about the state of America’s deeply flawed criminal justice system, while showing when the innocent are convicted, it is not just one life that is irreparably damaged forever: families, victims of crime and trust in the system are also broken in the process. The Innocence Files is executive produced and directed by Academy Award nominee Liz Garbus, Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams; with episodes also directed by Academy Award nominee Jed Rothstein, Emmy Award winner Andy Grieve and Sarah Dowland.
  • Outer Banks (Netflix original) – A tight-knit group of teens unearths a long-buried secret, setting off a chain of illicit events that takes them on an adventure they’ll never forget.


Thursday, April 16

  • Fary: Hexagone: Season 2 (Netflix original) – Fary returns to the stage to unpack his complicated feelings on faith, social media influencers, beatboxing and his native France.
  • Fauda: Season 3 (Netflix original) – Doron ensnares a determined young boxer when a months-long covert mission puts the team on the trail of a Hamas leader high on Shin Bet’s wanted list.
  • Mauricio Meirelles: Levando o Caos (Netflix comedy special) – Brazilian comedian Mauricio Meirelles performs a stand-up special shot in São Paulo.


Friday, April 17

  • Betonrausch (Netflix film) – Based on true events, this film charts the rise and fall of two real estate fraudsters in Germany, as they are caught in their own web of lies and deceit.
  • #blackAF (Netflix original) – Kenya Barris and Rashida Jones star in this family comedy series inspired by Barris’s real life.
  • Earth and Blood (La terre et le sang) (Netflix film) – After decades of successfully running a sawmill in the Ardennes, hiring ex-cons and young offenders, Said receives an unwelcome visitor: a cartel.
  • El Dragón: Return of a Warrior: Season 2 (Netflix original) – A bombing investigation gives Héctor a lead on his sister’s murder. As Miguel plans to produce a new drug, Valentín uses Chisca to steal the prototype.
  • The Last Kids on Earth: Book 2 (Netflix family) – Jack, June, Quint and Dirk set out to find missing zombies, reclaim their town and maybe — just maybe — finally score a seat at the cool table.
  • Legado en los huesos (Netflix film) – In this sequel to “The Invisible Guardian,” Inspector Amaia Salazar investigates a suicide connected to a big murder case she had previously solved in Northern Spain.
  • Sergio (Netflix film) – Charismatic and complex, Sergio Vieira de Mello (Wagner Moura) has spent the majority of his storied career as a top UN diplomat working in the world’s most unstable regions, deftly navigating deals with presidents, revolutionaries, and war criminals for the sake of protecting the lives of ordinary people. But just as he readies himself for a simpler life with the woman he loves (Ana de Armas), Sergio takes one last assignment — in Baghdad, newly plunged into chaos following the US invasion. The assignment is meant to be brief, until a bomb blast causes the walls of the UN headquarters to come literally crashing down upon him, setting into motion a gripping life-or-death struggle. Inspired by a true story, Sergio is a sweeping drama focused on a man pushed to his physical and emotional limits as he’s forced to confront his own divisive choices about ambition, family, and his capacity to love
  • Too Hot to Handle (Netflix original) –


Saturday, April 18

  • Life in Pieces: Season 4
  • Surviving R. Kelly: Season 1


Sunday, April 19

  • Just Friends


Monday, April 20

  • Cooked with Cannabis (Netflix original) – Chefs compete to get the hosts and special guests high on elevated cannabis cuisine with their artful use of leafy herb, THC infusions and CBD sauces.
  • The Midnight Gospel (Netflix original) – Drawing on interviews from the Duncan Trussell Family Hour podcast, this animated series follows a spacecaster who travels the galaxy searching for the meaning of life.
  • Ocean’s Thirteen
  • Ocean’s Twelve


Tuesday, April 21

  • Bleach: The Assault
  • Bleach: The Bount
  • Middleditch & Schwartz (Netflix comedy special) – Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz bring their two-person comedy show, Middleditch & Schwartz, to a global audience in a collection of three completely improvised Netflix comedy specials. Each performance, filmed at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, is based entirely on a random audience suggestion. “Middleditch & Schwartz: Dream Job” – The story of two friends, one of whom has an important job interview which spirals into an existential crisis involving photography, The New York Times and JFK airport bathroom stalls. By the end of a hilarious turn of events, Kyle is Saussin, Saussin is Kyle, neither have their dream job, but both know what it means to truly embody a Gazelle. “Middleditch & Schwartz: Law School Magic” – What starts as a dreaded final exam for a group of first year law students quickly turns into a test of human morality as the duo encounters an alien, contemplates child abandonment, and dabbles in a bit of magic. “The Breakfast Club” meets “The Chronicles of Narnia” in this imaginary class’ quest to learn the difference between paper and digital contracts. “Middleditch & Schwartz: Parking Lot Wedding” – Emotions are high in the events leading up to and during a wedding where the priest, a ghost, and the bride and groom’s parents are as loose as a caboose. Follow Thomas and Ben down the aisle as they concoct a compelling scenario — the tale of sixth grade lovers, a robbery-gone-wrong, and the ultimate test of true love.


Wednesday, April 22

  • Absurd Planet (Netflix original) – A cast of quirky critters and Mother Nature herself narrate this funny science series, which peeks into the lives of Earth’s most incredible animals.
  • Circus of Books (Netflix documentary) – For nearly four decades, unassuming couple Karen and Barry Mason ran Circus of Books, an LA porn store that became a hub for the local gay community.
  • El silencio del pantano (Netflix film) – A successful, cold-blooded crime novelist gets involved in a kidnapping case while uncovering the corrupt ties between politicians and the local mafia in Valencia, Spain.
  • The Plagues of Breslau (Netflix film) – After a body is found sewn inside a cow hide, a Wroclaw detective discovers a killer is recreating an 18th-century “plague” of criminal punishments.
  • The Willoughbys (Netflix film) – Convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.
  • Win the Wilderness (Netflix original) – Six couples vie for the deed to a remote Alaskan lodge by proving which is the fittest to survive in a breathtakingly pristine but rugged wilderness.


Thursday, April 23

  • The House of Flowers : Season 3 (Netflix original) – The dark comedy series about a wealthy Mexico City family with secrets returns for Season 3.


Friday, April 24

  • After Life: Season 2 (Netflix original) – Set in the small fictitious town of Tambury, the comedy-drama series follows Tony (Ricky Gervais), a writer for the local newspaper whose life is upended after his wife dies from cancer. In series 2, whilst still struggling with immense grief for his wife, we see Tony try to become a better friend to those around him. Each grappling with their own problems and only to be intensified by the looming threat of the local newspaper being shut down. Will the town’s local Am-Dram show lift everyone’s spirits?
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 7
  • Extraction (Netflix film) – Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is a fearless black market mercenary with nothing left to lose when his skills are solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible, forever altering the lives of Rake and the boy. An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat thriller directed by Sam Hargrave, EXTRACTION is an AGBO Films and TGIM Films, Inc. production, produced by Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Mike Larocca, Chris Hemsworth, Eric Gitter, and Peter Schwerin.
  • Hello Ninja: Season 2 (Netflix family) –
  • Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill (Netflix comedy special) – Measuring his adult life against the goals set in a letter written as a teen to his future self, Kanan Gill’s takeaways get dark – yet oddly illuminating.


Saturday, April 26

  • The Last Kingdom: Season 4 (Netflix original) – As Edward and Aethelflaed spar over the future of Mercia and their father’s dream of a united England, Uhtred tries to recover his lost birthright.


Sunday, April 27

  • Never Have I Ever (Netflix original) – A coming-of-age comedy series about the life of a modern first-generation Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Mindy Kaling’s own childhood.


Wednesday, April 29

  • A Secret Love (Netflix documentary) – A Secret Love tells an incredible love story between Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, whose relationship spans nearly seven decades. Terry played in the women’s professional baseball league, inspiring the hit movie A League of Their Own. But the film did not tell the real-life story of the women who remained closeted for most of their lives. This documentary follows Terry and Pat back to when they met for the first time, through their professional lives in Chicago, coming out to their conservative families and grappling with whether or not to get married. Facing the hardships of aging and illness, their love proves resilient as they enter the home stretch.
  • Extracurricular (Netflix original) – Extracurricular is a story of high school students who become tangled in a series of conflicts and events that challenge human values and morality. Jisoo ends up committing a serious crime because of his determination to make college tuition money on his own, by any means. Minhee gets caught up in Jisoo’s crime while Jisoo’s schoolmate Gyuri becomes involved in the same crime.
  • Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story (Netflix documentary) – After 16-year-old Cyntoia Brown is sentenced to life in prison, questions about her past, physiology and the law itself call her guilt into question.
  • Nadiya’s Time to Eat (Netflix original) – On this cooking show, Nadiya Hussain serves up delicious shortcuts, vital ingredients and fast favorites — perfect for today’s time-strapped families.
  • Summertime (Netflix original) – Inspired by Federico Moccia’s books, this series follows Summer, who longs to leave her small town and see the world, as she meets Ale, a motorcyclist.


Thurday, April 30

  • Dangerous Lies (Netflix film) – After losing her waitressing job, Katie Franklin (Camila Mendes) takes a job as a caretaker to a wealthy elderly man in his sprawling, empty Chicago estate. The two grow close, but when he unexpectedly passes away and names Katie as his sole heir, she and her husband Adam (Jessie T. Usher) are pulled into a complex web of lies, deception, and murder. If she’s going to survive, Katie will have to question everyone’s motives — even the people she loves. Dangerous Lies is directed by Michael Scott, and also stars Jamie Chung, Cam Gigandet, Sasha Alexander, and Elliott Gould.
  • Drifting Dragons (Netflix anime) – Dragons are on the menu as the crew of the airship Quin Zaza sets out on a hunt. If they fail, empty stomachs will be the least of their worries.
  • The Forest of Love: Deep Cut (Netflix original) – Nothing’s as it seems when a charismatic conman and an aspiring film crew delve into the lives of two emotionally scarred women.
  • Rich in Love (Ricos de Amor) (Netflix film) – Working incognito at his rich dad’s company to test his own merits, Teto falls for Paula and tells her he grew up poor, a lie that spins out of control.
  • The Victims’ Game (Netflix original) – After discovering his estranged daughter’s link to mysterious murders, a forensic detective with Asperger’s syndrome risks everything to solve the case.


Leaving Netflix Canada in April

Wednesday, April 1

  • Liar Liar
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Leaving 4/6
  • Justice League

Tuesday, April 28

  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Series 1-3

Thursday, April 30

  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days


All titles and dates are subject to change.