With an exciting lineup of Netflix Originals for 2022, besides a charming and promising set of Original series to arrive this year, we must acknowledge Netflix’s constant valiant efforts to add new titles to their shelves for our audio-visual pleasure.
From Saul Goodman making a return to the second season of the existential comedy show Russian Doll finally coming to Netflix, April 2022 has a pretty promising line-up. The month will also help determine the fate of Marty Byrde from Ozark with Netflix releasing the final season of the show.
Ahead of their release, we decided to give you a headstart and get your watchlist sorted. Here are the seven best series to watch on Netflix in April 2022:
7 best Netflix series to watch in April 2022
7. Anatomy of a Scandal (David E. Kelley, Melissa James Gibson)
This upcoming British anthology series will star Naomi Scott, Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, Rupert Friend, Josette Simon and Ben Radcliffe. With six episodes, the miniseries will explore the deepest and darkest scandals of the British elite.
Rife with personal, professional and political scandals, the show will see the relationship between justice and financial and social privilege. Focusing on James and Sophie Whitehouse, the show will explore how a scandalous secret threatens to disrupt the Parliament Minister’s family and life, as pursued by a barrister who has her own personal interests to cater to.
It is scheduled for an April 14th, 2022 premiere.
6. Queen of the South (M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller, 2016)
An adaptation of the Spanish programme La Reina del Sur, the series was based on the escapades of a poor Mexican woman, Teresa, who journeys from poverty to riches by building a vast drug cartel after taking down a rival organisation to seek revenge.
Starring Alice Braga in the lead role, the show garnered a positive reaction during its successful five-season run. With various bittersweet and harrowing moments, the show was plenty popular with Ozark fans who seemingly could not get enough of the twisted female protagonist who helmed the drug cartel.
It is slated for an April 7th, 2022 release on Netflix.
5. Heartstopper (Euros Lyn)
After Doctor Who and Black Mirror, Lyn is coming back with a heartwarming adaptation of Alice Oseman’s eponymous coming-of-age LGBTQ+ graphic novel. This British series will tell a story of self-discovery, love, acceptance, teenage conflicts and emotional turmoil. The teaser promises a diverse and inclusive cast that will explore the changing landscape of friendship and love.
The series revolves around Charlie and Nick’s blossoming feelings and love story. While they have opposing personalities, they strike an unlikely friendship that soon gets overpowered by intense feelings of love and affection.
Heartstopper will premiere on Netflix on April 22nd, 2022.
4. Elite (Carlos Montero, Dario Madrona)
Teenage Spanish thriller drama Elite has always dealt with engrossing plotlines with each passing season. Often touching on heavyweight issues, including drinking problems, bullying, sexual conflicts and socio-economic differences, the iconic series has generated quite the fan following over the last four seasons.
The show’s fifth season will most likely be intense and gritty as the characters can be rounded for questioning by the police if they find Armando’s corpse. Reeking of suspense and violence, the fifth season might also see some other characters making a return, including Guzman and Ander.
It is scheduled to stream on Netflix on April 7th, 2022.
3. Russian Doll (Natasha Lyonne, Lesley Headland, Amy Poehler)
Following months of eager anticipation, Netflix has finally revealed the premiere date for the highly-anticipated second season of Russian Doll. Starring Charlie Bennett, Natasha Lyonne, Annie Murphy, Sharlto Copley, Greta Lee and others, Lyonne had previously announced how the show would “continue to explore existential thematics through an often humourous and sci-fi lens”.
Oddly humorous and dark, the second season will see Nadia and Alan journey “deeper into their pasts through an unexpected time portal located in one of Manhattan’s most notorious locations” to experience an “ever-expanding, era-spanning, intergenerational adventure”, facing a “fate even worse than endless death.”
It will release on April 20th, 2022 on Netflix.
2. Ozark (Bill Dubuque, Mark Williams)
Starring Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Julia Garner, Alfonso Herrera and others, the second part of the fourth and final season of Ozark is making a comeback this month to bid a bittersweet adieu to this fan-favourite show. While the show has consistently traced violent and convoluted narratives over the previous seasons surrounding the Byrde family’s tryst with drug cartels, the finale seems to be more violent and gruesome than ever.
The trailer shows how Marty Byrde is regretting some of his decisions while being constantly manipulated by his wife, a wild Ruth Langmore shooting Felix and more. The final season will most likely examine the ideas of dysfunctional families, violence, greed etc. and will most likely trace the imminent fall of the Byrde family.
It is slated to hit Netflix on April 29th, 2022.
1. Better Call Saul (Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould)
Fans will be delighted to know that the fifth season of Better Call Saul will finally arrive on the streaming service this month. A proper insight into the origin story of the smooth-talking Saul Goodman, this ten-episode series will see a proper mind-boggling finale. Gould had further heightened fan anticipation previously by asking questions like “What does this man deserve?” or “What would be a deserving end to this?” instead of a simple “What’s going to happen to him?”.
Yet another addition to the brilliant Gilligan Cinematic Universe, the fifth season will see Bob Odenkirk make a return as the iconic Saul Goodman. Odenkirk had previously suffered a massive health scare when he had a heart attack on set and collapsed while shooting the fifth season. Since he is currently in good health and spirits, the fifth season seems more meaningful than ever.
It is scheduled for an April 4th, 2022 premiere.