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Five new shows coming to Netflix in April

Here are five new shows to binge-watch on Netflix in April, including ‘Just Say Yes’, the SA-made ‘Dead Places’, and ‘Life in Colour with David Attenborough’.

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Netflix added a ton of new shows for us to enjoy in April. Whether you like comedy, romance or drama, there is something for everyone. Here a few highlights for this month.

New series on Netflix in April

Netflix Original Series: Just Say Yes

Incurable romantic Lotte finds her life upended when her plans for a picture-perfect wedding unravel – just as her self-absorbed sister gets engaged.

Cast and characters:

  • Yolanthe Cabau as Lotte
  • Noortje Herlaar as Estelle
  • Jim Bakkum as Chris
  • Juvat Westendorp as Alex
  • Edwin Jonker as John
  • Nienke Plas as Pam
  • Pip Pellens as Kim
  • Kim-Lian van der Meij as Guusje
  • Tino Martin as Dirk
  • Huub Smit as Fritz

Release date: Already streaming

Netflix Original Series: Dead Places

An author who has dedicated his career to solving paranormal cases, returns home to South Africa to investigate the biggest mystery of his life: His sister’s death in a water canal 20 years ago.

Cast and characters

  • Shamilla Miller as Kelly
  • Anthony Oseyemi as Will
  • Rea Rangaka as Joe
  • Shalom Nyandiko as Young Rose
  • David Butler as Dr Damons
  • Zondwa Mditshwa as Young Will
  • Greg Viljoen as Benjamin

Release date: 16 April 2021

Now read: Netflix releases trailer for ‘Dead Places’

Netflix Original Series: Life in Colour with David Attenborough

Join renowned natural historian and broadcaster, David Attenborough, as he explores the many ways animals use colour throughout their lives. Life in Color is produced by Humble Bee Films and SeeLight Pictures, in association with the BBC. 

Series producer and executive producer credits go to Sharmila Chowdhury, Stephen Dunlevy and Colette Beaudry, respectively

“To understand how these colours work, you need to see them from an animal’s perspective; with new cameras developed especially for this series, now, we can”.

David Attenborough

Release date on Netflix: 22 April 2021

Netflix Original Series: Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone finds us in a war-torn world where lowly soldier and orphan Alina Starkov has just unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free.

With the monstrous threat of the Shadow Fold looming, Alina is torn from everything she knows to train as part of an elite army of magical soldiers known as Grisha.

Cast and characters:

  • Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov
  • Ben Barnes as General Kirigan/The Darkling
  • Freddy Carter as Kaz Brekker
  • Amita Suman as Inej Ghafa
  • Kit Young as Jesper Fahey
  • Archie Renaux as Malyen Oretsev
  • Danielle Galligan as Nina Zenik
  • Daisy Head as Genya Safin
  • Sujaya Dasgupta as Zoya Nazyalensky
  • Calahan Skogman as Matthias Helvar

Release date on Netflix: 23 April 2021

Original Netflix series: ‘The Innocent

Starting over would be the only possible salvation, but none of them can do it. Mateo, Olivia, Lorena and Aguilar are the main characters of the miniseries ‘The Innocent’, a thriller based on the novel by Harlan Coben.

This tells the tale of Mateo who, nine years ago, interceded in a fight and ended up becoming a murderer.

Cast and characters:

  • Mario Casas as Mateo Vidal
  • Juana Acosta as Emma
  • Jose Coronado as Teo Aguilar
  • Gonzalo de Castro as Jaime
  • Miki Esparbe as Anibal
  • Aura Garrido as Olivia Costa
  • Martina Gusman as Kimmy Dale
  • Alexandra Jimenez as Lorena Ortiz
  • Susi Sanchez as Hermana Irene
  • Ana Wagener as Sonia

Release date: 30 April 2021