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6 New Things To Look Out For On Netflix In April 2016

'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' returns for series 2.

29/03/2016 13:37

The big news this month on Netflix is the return of 'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt', as well as the debut of Ricky Gervais's feature, 'Special Correspondents'. 

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (debuts 15 April)

The return of the tireless Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), carving out a life in New York, following her 15-year abduction at the hands of a cult leader Reverend Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm). The first series was nominated for seven Emmy Awards, with scenes being regularly stolen by Kimmy’s boss, the troubled socialite Jacqueline Voorhees (Jane Krakowski). 

Special Correspondents (debuts 29 April)

Written and directed by Ricky Gervais who also stars, this is his remake of the 2009 French comedy of the same name. A satirical comedy about X, it also stars Eric Bana, Vera Farming, Kelly MacDonald, Benjamin Bratt and America Ferrera. It’s a satirical comedy, concerning a radio journalist and his technician who bite off more than they can chew when they hatch a scheme to fake their own kidnapping during a rebel uprising in South America and hide out in New York instead.

Team Foxcatcher (debuts 29 April)

This documentary follows the real-life events that inspired the Oscar-nominated film of 2014, when troubled DuPont heir John took the life of his senior wrestling manager David Schultz. This doc includes never-before-seen footage and first hand accounts from former teammates, coaches and family, shedding light on the the disturbing details of DuPont's relationships with his recruits.

The Ranch (debuts 1 April)

Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Sam Elliott and Debra Winger star in a multi-camera comedy series set on a Colorado ranch. The show follows Colt’s (Kutcher) return home after a brief and failed semi- pro football career to run the family ranching business with his older brother Jameson “Rooster” (Masterson) and father Beau (Elliott), whom he hasn’t seen in 15 years. Winger stars as Colt’s and Jimmy’s mother, Maggie, who runs the local town bar.

Rebellion (debuts 8 April)

As World War I rages, three women and their families in Dublin choose sides in the violent Easter Rising revolt against British rule. 

 

Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (debuts 22 April)

This month's showcase stand-up comedy special focuses on US comedian writer, actor and voice writer Patton Oswalt, known for his roles in 'The King of Queens', as well as voicing Remy in the film 'Ratatouille' and playing (at least) three identical brothers in 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

 

 

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