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What’s new on Netflix in April

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This buffet is fully loaded.

What, you thought you had to wait until October to get spooky new content on Netflix? Think again. The second season of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina makes landfall on April 5, only six months after its widely praised first season. Elsewhere, Netflix original film Someone Great stars Gina Rodriguez, an aspiring music journalist who lands her dream job in San Francisco and decides to spend one last wild night in New York with her best friends after her boyfriend (Lakeith Stanfield) calls it quits. And if you want to laugh out loud, check out Kevin Hart’s latest standup special and his first Netflix original, Irresponsible, which he filmed in front of 15,000-plus people at London’s O2 Arena.

Check out the full listings below.

What’s new on Netflix: Editor’s picks

Losers

Losers puts defeat in its crosshairs, with the understanding that no one prepares for losing—they survive it. The eight-episode sports docuseries captures the agonies of defeat and considers the cumulative cost of failure in the lives of its subjects. In the end, people who fail on a grand scale usually arrive at triumph through adversity. Losers finally allows time and space for the humanity that’s often lost in the middle. —Kahron Spearman

What's new on Netflix April 2019: Losers Netflix/YouTube

The Umbrella Academy

With a compelling cast and a refreshingly unpredictable plot, The Umbrella Academy blows most comic book shows out of the water. Using the framework of superhero origin stories, the show explores the kind of themes you usually see in indie dramas. The main characters are a squad of super-powered siblings who were adopted at birth by an eccentric billionaire. Instead of using childhood trauma as the motivation to become a hero, The Umbrella Academy explores how parental issues actually get in the way of these characters fulfilling their heroic destiny. —Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

What's new on Netflix: Umbrella Academy Netflix

Russian Doll

There are plenty of TV shows and movies about alternate realities and star-crossed timelines, but Russian Doll takes that premise and builds in a detective show and a philosophical exploration of morality. Series co-creator Natasha Lyonne plays Nadia, a former game designer who dies on her 36th birthday only to be rerouted back into that night to relive it again. As Nadia investigates her situation she has to take a look at herself as well, but the series resists giving us a neat ending or “fixing” her. —Audra Schroeder

What's new on Netflix: Russian Doll Netflix

Bryan Rolli

Bryan Rolli

Bryan Rolli is a reporter who specializes in streaming entertainment. He writes about music and film for Forbes, Billboard, and the Austin American-Statesman. He met Flavor Flav in two separate Las Vegas bowling alleys and still can’t stop talking about it.