April 2017 Netflix Lineup

Louis C.K. is coming out with new material. Steven Spielberg's "The BFG" is also coming to Netflix in April.


Each month, Netflix updates its library with new titles and shows for subscribers’ streaming enjoyment, and this month is no different. Here’s a brief preview of what to expect in April.

On April 1, a veritable dump of new content appears ripe for watching. The cult classic Gremlins (1984), the entire American Tail trilogy and the Beatle’s tribute film Across the Universe all make their way to the streaming service. Louis C.K. debuts his new standup special, Louis 2017, on April 4.

Then, on April 6, the Disney-Netflix deal continues when Steven Spielberg’s The BFG becomes available. Keeping with the animated films, Academy-Award-nominee Kubo and the Two Strings drops on April 8.

On April 14, the long-heralded Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return makes its triumphant debut. Starring Patton Oswalt, Felicia Day and Jonah Ray, the Kickstarter funded revival will keep the same format as the original show, with Ray providing comedic commentary on old B-list science-fiction films.

One week later, on April 21, Bill Nye makes his way back onto television screens (and into our hearts and minds) with his own Netflix original, Bill Nye Saves the World. The title speaks for itself.

Netflix rounds out the month with Dear White People from creator and writer Justin Simien and Rodney King, a recording of Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man show about the titular man and the struggle and controversy he faced.

Date Program Title
4/1 A Weekend with the Family
  A Nightmare on Elm Street
  Across the Universe
  An American Tail
  An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
  An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster
  Boy Bye
  Born to Be Free
  Cool Runnings
  Good Witch, Season 2
  Only for One Night
  Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin’
  Schindler’s List
  Something’s Gotta Give
  Wynonna Earp, Season 1
  Trouble with the Curve
  Tropic Thunder
  The Tenth Man
4/2 The D Train
4/4 Chewing Gum, Season 2 (Netflix original)
  Louis C.K. 2017 (Netflix original)
4/6 The BFG
4/7 El faro de las orcas (Netflix original)
  Dawn of the Croods, Season 3 (Netflix original)
  The Get Down, Part 2 (Netflix original)
  Win It All (Netflix original)
4/8 Kubo and the Two Strings
4/10 Documentary Now!, Season 2
4/11 Kevin Hart: What Now?
4/12 Legends of Tomorrow, Season 2
4/14 Chelsea, Season 2 (Netflix original)
  El elegido
  Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (Netflix original)
  Sandy Wexler (Netflix original)
4/15 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
  Slam (Netflix original)
4/18 Lucas Brothers: On Drugs (Netflix original)
4/19 A Plastic Ocean
4/21 Bill Nye Saves the World, Season 1 (Netflix original)
  Girlboss, Season 1 (Netflix original)
  Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On, Season 1 (Netflix original)
  Sand Castle (Netflix original)
  Tales by Light, Season 2 (Netflix original)
  The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Season 4 (Netflix original)
  The Prestige
  Tramps (Netflix original)
4/22 The Great British Baking Show, Masterclass 1, 2, 3
  The Secret Life of Pets
4/23 Liv and Maddie, Season 4
4/24 Long Nights Short Mornings
4/25 Queen of Katwe
  The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (Netflix original)
  Vir Das: Abroad Understanding (Netflix original)
4/26 Real Rescues, Season 6, 7
4/27 Las Chicas Del Cable, Season 1 (Netflix original)
4/28 A Murder in the Park
  Casting JonBenet (Netflix original)
  Dear White People, Season 1 (Netflix original)
  Rodney King (Netflix original)
  Small Crimes (Netflix original)
4/30 Sofia the First, Season 3