MUST-WATCH TITLES FOR APRIL
APRIL 1 – JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION *Movie Premiere*
- JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION is the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as two generations unite for the first time. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Oscar®-winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Sam Neill in a bold, timely, and breathtaking new adventure. From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, the film takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live – and hunt – alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures. The movie premieres Saturday, April 1.
- The Emmy-winning dark comedy series BARRY, starring and directed by Emmy and DGA-winner Bill Hader, returns for its fourth and final, eight-episode season with two, new episodes on Sunday, April 16 at 10 p.m. ET. Hader and Alec Berg are the series co-creators, and executive producers. Cousineau (Henry Winkler) is hailed as a hero as Barry’s (Bill Hader) arrest has shocking consequences. It’s all been leading up to this – the explosive and hilarious final chapter of Barry. The series follows a weekly release schedule, with new episodes debuting Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.
APRIL 20 – MRS. DAVIS *Series Premiere*
- From Tara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof, and starring three-time Emmy®-nominee Betty Gilpin, MRS. DAVIS is an exploration of faith versus technology, and an epic battle of biblical and binary proportions. It also has a dark satirical edge, and focuses on a world where almost all decisions are made via algorithm. Containing secrets within secrets, each season centres on a particular mystery or dilemma, that is resolved by the end of the cycle. The series premieres with four episodes on Thursday, April 20 on Crave and CTV Sci-Fi, and follows a weekly release schedule with new episodes dropping Thursdays.
APRIL 21 – THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN *Movie Premiere*
- Described as a “strangely profound little comedy” by The Wall Street Journal, and scoring nine Oscar nominations this year, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN is set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland and follows lifelong friends Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. A stunned Padraic, aided by his sister Siobhan (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Padraic’s repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences. The film drops on Crave on Sunday, April 21.
APRIL 27 – HBO MAX’s LOVE & DEATH *Limited Series Premiere*
- Written by David E. Kelley (BIG LITTLE LIES, THE UNDOING) and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, the seven-episode HBO Max Original limited series LOVE & DEATH, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemons, debuts with three episodes on Thursday, April 27, followed by a weekly release schedule with new episodes dropping Thursdays. The riveting drama tells the true story of Candy and Pat Montgomery, and Betty and Allan Gore, two churchgoing couples enjoying their smalltown Texas life, until an extramarital affair leads somebody to pick up an axe. The series was an official selection of the 2023 SXSW Film & TV Festival.
APRIL 7 – LAMBORGHINI: THE MAN BEHIND THE LEGEND *Movie Premiere*
- Featuring Oscar® winner Mira Sorvino, this thrilling, high-speed biopic tells the story of genius auto inventor Ferruccio Lamborghini (Frank Grillo, Kingdom, Boss Level). All his life Ferruccio has dreamed of beating his longtime rival Enzo Ferrari (Gabriel Byrne, War of the Worlds), and the upcoming Geneva grand prix could be his chance to blow past Ferrari for good. But can Ferruccio get his untested vehicle prepped for victory with the competition just months away? The race is on! LAMBORGHINI: THE MAN BEHIND THE LEGEND streams Friday, April 7 on STARZ.
APRIL 14 – STARZ’s BLINDSPOTTING *Season 2 Premiere*
- STARZ’s half-hour comedy series BLINDSPOTTING returns with a special two-episode premiere on Friday, April 14 with Episode 1 at 9 p.m. ET, followed by Episode 2 at 9:30 p.m. ET. The series is co-created by Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, with Casal also starring in the series alongside Emmy-winner Jasmine Cephas Jones, and Academy Award®- winner Helen Hunt. The sophomore season maintains a lighthearted and fun tone while simultaneously tackling complex issues with a comedic and innovative twist, spotlighting the hilarious hijinks Ashley and family get into as she attempts to navigate the crazy chaos of her life in the Bay Area. Season 2 picks up nine months after Ashley and Miles’s prison nuptials in the Season 1 finale, Ashley is doing backflips to try and raise Sean on her own. BLINDSPOTTING debuted to critical acclaim in 2021 and remains Certified Fresh at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. The series follows a weekly release schedule, with new episodes streaming Fridays at 9 p.m. ET.
APRIL 14 – LAW & ORDER *Seasons 11-12 Premiere*
- Seasons 11 and 12 of the classic and critically-acclaimed crime series, LAW & ORDER, stream Friday, April 14. Through the series, lives hang in the balance as detectives and prosecutors pursue justice in New York City. In cases ripped from the headlines, police investigate serious and often deadly crimes, weighing the evidence and questioning the suspects until someone is taken into custody. The district attorney’s office then builds a case to convict the perpetrator by proving the person guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Working together, these expert teams navigate all sides of the complex criminal justice system to make New York a safer place — and keep the worst offenders off the streets.
APRIL 14 – NOPE *Movie Premiere*
- NOPE, an American neo-Westernscience fiction horror film written, directed, and produced by Jordan Peele, drops Friday, April 14. After random objects falling from the sky result in the death of their father, ranch-owning siblings OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald Haywood (Keke Palmer) attempt to capture video evidence of an unidentified flying object with the help of tech salesman Angel Torres and documentarian Antlers Holst.
APRIL 23 – HBO’s SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE *Season 2 Premiere*
- The critically acclaimed HBO Original comedy series SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE, starring and executive produced by comedian and singer Bridget Everett, returns for its seven-episode, second season on Sunday, April 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET. From Mighty Mint, Duplass Brothers Productions, and creators and executive producers Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen, the series follows Sam (played by Everett), a true Kansan on the surface, but, beneath it all, struggling to fit the hometown mold. Grappling with loss and acceptance, singing is Sam’s saving grace and leads her on a journey to discover herself and a community of outsiders who don’t fit in, but don’t give up, showing that finding your people, and finding your voice, is possible. Anywhere. The series follows a weekly release schedule, with new epsiodes debuting Sundays.