Already done with all the thrilling titles the streaming platform launched this month? Well, fret not as another month is upon us. April surprises us with much-awaited shows and movies that are equally as hot as the summer sun. So sit back, relax, and enjoy these April 2020 Netflix releases coming your way. Oh, and don't forget to ready your popcorn so you have something to munch on, too!
Terrace House: Tokyo 2019 - 2020
Arriving exactly next week on 7 April is the third part of Terrace House: Tokyo 2019 - 2020. The fifth instalment of the Japanese reality show still follows three men and three women, all strangers from different walks of life, as they temporarily live together in a house in Tokyo. It's kind of like Japan's take on Big Brother, albeit affording everyone with more freedom as the housemates here are free to go out, work, and live their lives as usual. What makes it more fun, though, is that a group of studio commentators watches along with you and their insights usually amplify the awkward and funny moments — triggering laughter all throughout. If you haven't watched its previous seasons yet, make sure to catch them now to not miss out on highly relatable drama and, not to mention, the housemates' chic fashion.
Time To Hunt
For those who enjoy action flicks, we can guarantee that April 2020 Netflix releases will make your summer filled with excitement. For one, arriving on the platform is the upcoming South Korean film set in the near future entitled Time To Hunt. Initially scheduled for a theatrical release that was cancelled due to the pandemic, the thriller was picked up by Netflix to be released globally this 10 April. It stars Lee Jo Hoon (Where Stars Land), Choi Woo Sik (Parasite), Ahn Jae Hong (Kingdom Season 2) and Park Jung Min (Entourage) as four friends who plan a casino heist to escape a dystopian city. But the reckless plan soon goes awry and ends up in a chase threatening their lives.
Aside from that, American action-thriller Extraction will be available to stream on Netflix this 24 April. Directed by Sam Hargrave and written by Avengers: Endgame's director Joe Russo, the upcoming movie will feature Chris Hemsworth. The movie's protagonist is Tyler Rake, a hardened black-market mercenary enlisted to rescue the kidnapped son of an international crime lord. But his mission appears deathly impossible, as they're caught up between a war between notorious crime lords. Packed with a suspenseful turn of events, Extraction will definitely keep you at the edge of your seat the whole time.
The King: Eternal Monarch
April 2020 Netflix releases will surely be a treat to fans of K-culture. Aside from Time To Hunt, another South Korean title coming this April is the fantasy romance entitled The King: Eternal Monarch. Made by the creators of hit series Descendants of the Sun and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (aka Goblin), it stars Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun, making it one of the most highly anticipated dramas of the year. Set across two parallel universes, it follows an emperor enlisting the help of a detective to save both of their worlds from evil. Intriguing, isn't it? Keep an eye out for it as its episodes will be updated weekly starting 18 April. Yes, we understand it will be painful to wait, but we know it'll be surely worth it.
Never Have I Ever
Lastly, for some light-hearted laughter, binge on Never Have I Ever. This coming-of-age comedy is co-created by Lang Fisher and Mindy Kaling will be available on 27 April. Though Inspired by Mindy's life, it's unlikely that The Office alum herself will make an appearance. Instead, the series will follow Devi, a first-generation Indian-American teenage girl navigating her complicated life in high school. Why complicated? Well, despite doing great academically, she finds herself stuck in sticky social situations. Sure, we've all been there, and that's exactly why looking back to our teenage memories through this show would be extra funny.
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