Here is your Netflix binge-list for the week, fresh from the Australian servers! This week’s highlight is The Silence – a dystopian thriller about deadly monsters starring Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina‘s Kiernan Shipka. Other noteworthy additions include the Z Nation prequel Black Summer, romantic dramedy The Perfect Date and the beloved musical La La Land.
Read on for everything coming to the service for the week of April 4 to April 14.
The Silence imagines a world under attack by deadly creatures who hunt by sound (that should be “re-imagines” – the premise if virtually identical to 2018’s A Quiet Place.) It stars Kiernan Shipka, Stanley Tucci, Miranda Otto and John Corbett with directorial duties undertaken by Annabelle’s John R. Leonetti.
Netflix will also be adding You vs. Wild; a new series from survivalist/urine drinker Bear Grylls, Huge in France which charts the struggles of French comedian Gad in America and gritty superhero flick Kick-Ass 2. Curiously, it is also adding American History X – a sympathetic portrayal of white supremacists starring Edward Norton. (The timing is odd, to say the least.)
Here’s the full list, complete with synopses and trailers.
New Netflix TV Shows
You vs. Wild (10 April)In this interactive adventure series, you’ll make key decisions to help Bear Grylls survive, thrive and complete missions in the harshest environments on Earth.
Black Summer (11 April)A prequel set in the Z Nation universe, BLACK SUMMER is a new series introducing all new characters from every walk of life. As what’s left of the old world order collapses around them, a group of survivors encounter the best and worst of humanity in the darkest hours of the Zombie Apocalypse.
Huge in France (12 April)[clear] “Huge in France”” would be an autobiographical look at Gad’s experience reinventing himself in the US. It would be 80% in English, 20% in French, and would focus on Gad’s career, dating life, and rediscovery of his identity in the absence of the fame he’s become accustomed to.
Special (12 April)[clear] A gay man with mild cerebral palsy decides to rewrite his identity as an accident victim and finally go after the life he wants.
Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 (18 January)
Mysterious events in different regions of the galaxy launch Discovery on a new mission with a temporary captain: Christopher Pike of the Enterprise.
New Netflix Movies
La La Land (9 April)While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.
The Perfect Date (12 April)
To save up for college, Brooks Rattigan creates an app where anyone can pay him to play the perfect stand-in boyfriend for any occasion.
The Silence (12 April)
When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews, who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally’s heightened senses.
Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? (12 April) [clear] On their last night together, four longtime flatmates’ lives are suddenly upended when a secret is revealed during the course of an evening celebration.
Kick-Ass 2 (15 April)
Following Kick-Ass’ heroics, other citizens are inspired to become masked crusaders. But Red Mist leads his own group of evil super villains to get revenge, kill Kick-Ass and destroy everything he stands for.
American History X (15 April)
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.
Netflix Kids & Family
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 6 (9 April) [clear] The trolls face a day without a holiday, Biggie accidentally starts a fun-tastic new dance craze, and Guy turns a camping trip into a “glamping” trip.
Mighty Little Bheem (12 April) [clear] An innocent toddler’s boundless curiosity — and extraordinary might — lead to mischief and adventure in his small Indian town.
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