Netflix UK news in April 2020 – Streaming movies and TV shows during social distancing

As we all spend more time indoors to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, it is very likely that you will be broadcasting the latest news from Netflix.

The streaming giant will provide us with a whole host of new original series, original films, content for children and families, documentaries and anime to keep us entertained.

Popular return shows include Ricky Gervais After Life’s dark comedy and the Spanish thriller Money Heist, as they await swords and shields ready for the fourth tip of The Last Kingdom.

Elsewhere, we have some epic films with the black thriller Extraction with Thor himself Chris Hemsworth and the political drama Sergio, with Wagner Moura and the beauty of Bond Ana de Armas.

There’s a lot to tune in, so see what you can stream in April 2020.

Netflix TV original

Nailed!: Season 4 – April 1

Everyone needs a culinary victory – so get stuck with this fourth series of Nailed It cooking show!

Sunderland ‘Til I Die: Season 2 – April 1st

Sunderland AFC hopes to change things in the new reality series that sees them compete in the third level of English football.

Money Heist (La casa de papel): Part 4 – April 3

The professor and thieves must defend themselves against the schemes both inside and outside the Bank of Spain.

Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020: part 3 – 7 April

As Ruka takes her next step, Hana encounters new rivals as life in Tokyo continues.

The Circle Game – Coming soon

That’s right, The Circle arrives in France and individuals have to make strategies and decide to be themselves or someone else to win the cash prize.

Brews Brothers – April 10

Two stranger brothers brew beer and face some family fights in this new ongoing series.

Outer Banks – April 15th

A small group of teenagers discover some shocking secrets and set off on an adventure they will never forget.

Fauda: season 3 – April 1 6

Doron traps a determined young boxer when a long secret mission puts the team against a Hamas leader at the top of Shin Bet’s wanted list.

El Dragón: Return of a Warrior: Season 2 – April 17

Héctor has an advantage over his sister’s murder because of a bombing investigation. In the meantime, a new drug on the market means that the parties are fighting for the prototype.

#blackAF – April 17th

Kenya Barris and Rashida Jones appear in this family comedy inspired by Barris’ real-life journey.

Cooked with Cannabis – April 20

The chefs compete to get guests and special guests high on elevated cannabis cooking using green leafy herbs, CBD sauces and THC infusions.

Absurd Planet – April 22

This fun series takes a look at the lives of the most incredible animals on Earth.

The house of flowers: season 3 – 23 April

The soapy drama of a wealthy family from Mexico City has returned for the third time.

After Life: Season 2 – April 24

Ricky Gervais returns for the second season of After Life

After Life returns when we see that while still struggling with the immense pain for his wife, Tony (Ricky Gervais) is trying to become a best friend for his loved ones.

All his friends face a problem, as the local newspaper is expected to close.

Can local Am-Dram help cheer everyone up?

The Last Kingdom: Season 4 – April 24

Edward and Aethelflaed fight over Mercia’s future and the dream of the father of a united England.

Meanwhile, a resolute Uhtred tries to recover the lost birthright.

Never have I ever done it – April 27th

This series of adult comedies by Mindy Kaling talks about the life of a modern first generation Indian teenager and follows the experiences of her creator.

Extracurricular – April 29

Extracurricular follows a gang of high school students who get tangled up in a series of morally conflicting events and choices.

Summer – April 29

Inspired by Federico Moccia’s books, Summertime follows Summer as she leaves for her travels far from her hometown and meets the motorcyclist Ale along the way.

The Victims’ Game – April 30th

A forensic investigator with Asperger’s syndrome risks personal danger after discovering that his foreign daughter is linked to a series of murders.

The Forest of Love: Deep Cut – April 30th

Two emotionally scarred women are dragged into the plans of a charming swindler and his film crew.

New weekly episodes

Riverdale: Season 4

The popular teen drama continues as Riverdale explores the bloody and steamy year of Archie, Betty, Jughead and Veronica.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 12

Ru Paul’s Drag Race continues its new season

The latest American drag race continues with its lip syncs and A-list guest judges.

Better Call Saul: Season 5

Breaking Bad Better Caul Saul’s current spin-off series continues. Just what scratches did Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) take now?

Original Netflix movies

Coffee & Kareem – April 3

Twelve-year-old Kareem (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) plans to split her mother Vanessa Manning (Taraji P. Henson) and boyfriend police officer James Coffee (Ed Helms).

However, the intriguing boy’s violent plan to eliminate coffee leads to the exposure of a criminal network that puts the whole family at risk and Kareem and Coffee unite.

Money Heist: The Phenomenon – April 3

A documentary film that tells the sensation and the fandom of the whole world behind the Spanish thriller series Money Heist.

Tigertail – April 10

In New York, Pin-Jui (Tzi Ma) is departing from Taiwan and an old lost love as he tells everything to his daughter Angela.

Love Wedding Repeat – April 10

This romantic comedy with a difference follows alternative versions of the same wedding that Jack (Sam Claflin) tries to give his sister the perfect day, but soon faces an angry ex-girlfriend, a secret guest surprise and an unexpected meeting with the one who escaped, Dina (Olivia Munn).

La vie scolaire – April 10

This drama follows a school counselor who helps disadvantaged students in one of the poorest areas of Paris.

The Main Event – April 10

Eleven-year-old Leo Thompson (Seth Carr) discovers a magical wrestling mask that gives him exceptional strength, leading him to participate in a WWE competition, starting to become the next wrestling superstar.

Sergio – April 17th

Wagner Moura and Ana de Armas star in Sergio

United Nations diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello (Wagner Moura) has spent his career dealing with some of the world’s most unstable regions and dealing with volatile, revolutionary and war criminal leaders for the greater good.

Just as he tries to settle down with the woman he loves (Ana de Armas), Sergio takes one last job – in Baghdad, recently plunged into chaos following the invasion of US forces.

Betonrausch – April 17th

Based on a true story, this film follows the rise and fall of two highly successful real estate agents in Germany.

Legado en los huesos – April 17

Inspector Amaia Salazar investigates a suicide linked to a large murder case in this sequel to “The Invisible Guardian”.

Earth and Blood (La terre et le sang) – April 17

The owner of the Said sawmill receives some unwanted guests: a sign.

El silencio del pantano – 22 April

A successful cold-blooded crime novelist is involved in the politics and local mafia in Valencia, Spain.

The wounds of Wroclaw – 22 April

When a body is discovered sewn inside a cowhide, a Wroclaw detective discovers that a murderer is recreating an 18th-century “plague” of apparent criminal punishment.

Draw – April 24th

Chris Hemsworth leads the action thriller Extraction

Produced by Avengers Endgame directors Antony and Joe Russo, Extraction follows Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth), the fearless black market mercenary who has nothing left to lose while trying to save a kidnapped son of a crime lord. However, the dangerous journey through the criminal underworld will change Rake and the boy forever.

Willy and the Guardians of the Lake: Tales from the Lakeside Winter Adventure – April 27

Willy Whistle seems to take this opportunity to become a guardian as winter approaches and the lake is under threat.

Rich in Love (Ricos de Amor) – April 30

While Teto works for his father’s company, he falls in love with Paula and tells her that he is poor, but the lie will come back to haunt him.

Dangerous lies – April 30

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After losing her maid job, Katie Franklin (Camila Mendes) becomes the custodian of a wealthy man in her large estate.

As the couple become friends, Katie is left as the sole heir after her death, and she and her husband Adam (Jessie T. Usher) are dragged into a complex web of lies, deception and murder.

Netflix original comedy

The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show – April 1

Hold the highest knot and grab the remote for the upcoming six-part sketch series, Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show.

David Batra: Elefanten I Rummet – April 1st

Swedish stand-up David Batra makes jokes about being married to a recently resigned political leader.

Chris D’Elia: No Pain – April 14th

Stand-up comedian, actor, writer and podcast host Congratulations, Chris D’Elia is back for a new special comedy.

Mauricio Meirelles: Levando o Caos – April 16

Brazilian comedian Mauricio Meirelles brings the comedy to a live audience in São Paulo.

Middleditch & Schwartz – April 21

Middleditch And Schwartz Comedy Special 2019

Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz bring their two-person comedy show, Middleditch & Schwartz, to a global audience in a collection of three completely improvised Netflix special comedians: Dream Job, Law School Magic and Parking Lot Wedding.

Sincerely, Kanan Gill – April 24

By comparing his teenage dreams with his future self, Kanan Gill becomes dark and fun.

Netflix original documentaries

How to fix a drug scandal – April 1st

The shocking crimes of two drug lab chemists change a state’s criminal justice system forever.

LA Originals – April 10

Estevan Oriol and Mister Cartoon examine their journey from talented artists to pioneers of culture.

The Innocence Files – April 15

Who was unjustly sentenced in The Innocence Files?

The Innocence Files sheds light on the untold personal stories behind eight instances of unfair belief that the non-profit organization of the Innocence Project and the organizations within the Innocence Network have discovered and worked tirelessly to overturn.

Book circus – April 22

For nearly four decades, the unpretentious couple Karen and Barry Mason ran Circus of Books, a Los Angeles porn store that became a center for the local gay community.

A Secret Love – April 29

A Secret Love tells the true love story between Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, a love story that has lasted for seven decades. Terry played in the women’s professional baseball league, inspiring the hit film A League of Own Own.

Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story – Open 29

Should 16-year-old Cyntoia Brown have been sentenced to life imprisonment? This documentary examines the meaning of guilt.

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Netflix kids and family

Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy – April 3

A new chapter begins for Lucky and her friends as they head to the Palomino Bluffs Riding Academy.

StarBeam – April 3

The seaside city is protected by a young superhero and his technical sidecick.

The Last Kids on Earth: Book 2 – April 17

Jack, June, Quint and Dirk are on an adventure to find the missing zombies and find a place on the nice children’s table.

The Willoughbys – April 22

Convinced that they are better off alone, Willoughby’s children devise a mischievous plan to get rid of their selfish parents but soon find the true meaning of the family.

Original Netflix anime

Hi Score Girl: Season 2 – April 9

Haruo, Akira and their friends face their final level after all the training in arcade games.

Drifting Dragons – April 30th

The crew of the airship Quin Zaza sets off on a dragon hunt!

What will you watch on Netflix in April? Let us know your plans in the comments below.


Nursing homes face unique challenges with Coronavirus – NBC Los Angeles

From Miami to Seattle, nursing homes and other facilities for the elderly host stocks of masks and thermometers, preparing staff shortages and checking visitors to protect a particularly vulnerable population from the coronavirus.

In China, where the epidemic started, the disease was basically deadly for the elderly. In Italy, the epicenter of the virus epidemic in Europe, the more than 100 people who died were elderly, suffering from other complications or both.

Of the 19 deaths in the United States since Saturday, at least 14 had been linked to a nursing home in the Seattle area, along with many other infections among residents, staff and family members. The Seattle Times reported that a second nursing home and a retired community in the area had reported a virus case.

This has alerted other structures in the United States, especially in states with large populations of older residents, such as Florida and California. About 2.5 million people live in long-term care facilities in the United States.

“For people over the age of 80 … the death rate could reach 15%,” said Mark Parkinson, president of the American Health Care Association nursing homes group.

The federal government is now focusing all inspections of nursing homes on infection control, identifying facilities in the city with confirmed cases and those previously mentioned for not following the protocol.

Federal regulations already require homes to have a specialist in preventing infections in staff, and many have already taken measures to deal with seasonal flow and other ailments that pose a greater risk to the elderly.

Even so, the response of structures to coronavirus has varied across the country.

In Florida, where some 160,000 seniors live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, mandatory screening for visitors is not expected “because we are not at that point,” said Florida Health Care Association spokeswoman Kristen Knapp.

But aged care centers are posting signs that urge visitors to stay away if they have symptoms and are looking for alternative ways to connect to families, such as through video chats, Knapp said.

Concierges in the 14 Florida nursing homes managed by Palm Gardens Corporation are now offering all visitors a short questionnaire asking for information on symptoms, recent trips and contacts with others, said company vice president Luke Neumann.

Neumann said that nursing homes have also purchased additional thermometers in case they have to check visitors’ temperatures and accumulate preventive supplies, including medical masks, protective goggles and clothing. In laundries they make sure to use enough bleach and heat to kill any persistent viral germs, he said.

In the South Shore Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center south of Boston, patient Leo Marchand holds a container of disinfectant wipes on a shelf near the bed that he uses several times a day. The 71-year-old Vietnam veteran and retired truck driver has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which makes it difficult to breathe. The possibility of contracting the coronavirus scares him.

“It’s a concern,” said Marchand. “Really.”

Many facilities across the country have said they have trouble getting masks and medical clothes because of the shortage.

The more intense screening of visitors, meanwhile, isn’t going well with some.

“Some of the visitors have been quite reluctant to comply, and this has been stressful,” said Janet Snipes, executive director of Denver’s Holly Heights nursing center.

Under federal regulations, nursing homes are considered to be a patient’s residence and facilities want to keep them in contact with the family, especially when they are almost dead.

“I don’t think you can completely prevent visitors,” said Dr. David A. Nace, director of long-term care and flu programs at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine. Supervise 300 facilities in Pennsylvania.

For now, facilities in most states are underlining basic precautions, including hand washing and the cough tag.

Centers across the country are also trying to prepare staff for the worst.

An adult daycare center in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami purchased long-lasting ready meals in preparation for possible shortages. The Hebrew Home in Riverdale, New York is running nursing staff through exercises to see how they will handle situations in the 750-bed facility if the virus progresses. Their IT department is building an infrastructure to allow staff to work remotely if they get sick.

“If one of our sites has an outbreak, we will quickly run out of staff in that position,” said Randy Bury, CEO of The Good Samaritan Society, one of the largest nonprofit senior care providers in the country, with 19,000 employees in 24 states.

Some families are considering withdrawing loved ones from the facilities.

Kathleen Churchyard said her family decided to move her 80-year-old mother out of her retirement community near Jacksonville, Florida, and to her sister’s home nearby if the virus is confirmed in the area.

Churchyard, who lives in Concord, North Carolina, fears that her mother won’t take her seriously, and is particularly concerned about her dining room.

“I tried to get her to buy things to prepare … She said, ‘No. If (the virus) catches me, it takes it,'” said Churchyard.


Associate associate writer Philip Marcelo in Rockland, Massachusetts contributed to this report.


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