April World Drama Highlights (and full list of releases).

April Highlights

Bad Banks S1 Walter P. 04/04/2019
Stella Blomkvist S1 Sundance Now 04/04/2019
Helen Dorn FS Walter P. 05/04/2019
Quicksand (Störst av allt) Netflix 05/04/2019
Tijuana S1 Netflix 05/04/2019
Follow the Money (Bedrag) S3 BBC4 06/04/2019
Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries S1 Alibi 10/04/2019
The Murders S1 Universal 12/04/2019
The Protector S2 Netflix 26/04/2019
The Adulterer (Overspel) S1 Walter P. 28/04/2019

Other April releases

Juda S1 My5 01/04/2019
Peasants’ Rebellion S1 Netflix 01/04/2019
Sirens S2 My5 01/04/2019
That Winter, the Wind Blows S1 Netflix 01/04/2019
Fathers S1 Amazon 03/04/2019
Kim’s Convenience S3 Netflix 03/04/2019
Possessed S1 Netflix 03/04/2019
Tango S1 Netflix 03/04/2019
The Secret City S1-S3 Amazon 06/04/2019
Lost Girl S1/S2 Pick TV 08/04/2019 (Freeview Premiere)
Persona S1 Netflix 11/04/2019
Diablo Guardian S2 Amazon 12/04/2019
Laakhon Mein Ek S2 Amazon 12/04/2019
Strike Force S3 Amazon 12/04/2019
My First First Love S1 Netflix 18/04/2019
KO One S1 Netflix 19/04/2019
Lunatics S1 Netflix 19/04/2019
Master Lin in Seoul S1 Amazon 19/04/2019
My Dear Boy S1 Netflix 19/04/2019
Resurrection: Ertugrul S4 Netflix 19/04/2019
Samantha! S2 Netflix 19/04/2019
Selection Day S1P2 Netflix 19/04/2019
My Battalion S2 Amazon 20/04/2019
Beauty and the Bitches S1-2 Netflix 22/04/2019
Capture S1 Amazon 24/04/2019
Taekwondo Girl S1 Amazon 25/04/2019
Clean with Passion for Now S1 Netflix 26/04/2019
Forget Who I Am S1 Amazon 27/04/2019
SKY Castle S1 Netflix 28/04/2019
Angel ‘N’ Devil S1 Netflix 30/04/2019
Hearts of Citizens S1 Amazon 30/04/2019
Hong Kong West Side Stories S1 Netflix 30/04/2019
K.O. One Re-act S1 Netflix 30/04/2019
K.O.3an Guo S1 Netflix 30/04/2019
KO One Return S1 Netflix 30/04/2019
The Outsiders S1 Netflix 30/04/2019

Ongoing series

The Heart Guy (Doctor Doctor) S3 (Drama Channel, Sundays)
Murdoch Mysteries S12 (Alibi, Mondays)
Rush S3/S4 (Alibi, Monday to Friday)
Bite Club (Alibi, Wednesdays) (to 3 April)
Deutschland 86 (More4, Fridays)

*In the following sections: clicking on the series name will usually take you to the imdb page, their mydramalist.com page (most Asian dramas) or their elcinema.com page (Arabic language dramas) and clicking on the name of the channel/streaming platform will take you to where you can watch (Now TV links are preferred for Sky shows) if available at time of posting. Trailers & other links are as indicated by the text. A credit here too for the uknewonnetflix.info and amzprime.maft.uk pages without which it would be just about impossible to keep track of the many new additions to the relevant streaming services that receive just about zero pre-promotion.

April Highlights – details

Bad Banks S1 Walter P. 04/04/2019
“Sophisticated financial drama from Germany about a young, ambitious investment banker who is drawn into a merciless and convoluted power play after being wrongly fired from her prestigious job”. Trailer

Stella Blómkvist S1 Sundance Now 04/04/2019
“Stella Blómkvist is a young, cute, libertine, tough, confident, intelligent, Icelandic lawyer with a flexible moral compass. A friend at the police calls her when there’s a criminal in need of a lawyer”. Trailer.

Quicksand (Störst av allt) S1 Netflix 05/04/2019
“After a tragedy at a school sends shock waves through a wealthy Stockholm suburb, a seemingly well-adjusted teen finds herself on trial for murder”. Teaser trailer

Tijuana S1 Netflix 05/04/2019 
“When a prominent politician is murdered, the intrepid journalists of Frente Tijuana risk their lives to uncover the truth”. Trailer (no subtitles).

Follow the Money (Bedrag) S3 BBC4 06/04/2019
In the third season of the Danish crime drama the focus has shifted from white-collar crime in the world of high financing to the more gritty and rough world of street crime and drug dealing. “Nicky has become a heavy weight kingpin in the Danish underworld, while Alf is in a new job with one of the Police’s gang units, which The Fraud Squad lends out employees to when the narcotics investigators need to crack the kingpin’s accounts and finances”. Season 3 trailer.

Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries S1 Alibi 10/04/2019
“Spin-off from Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, set in the 1960s, starring Geraldine Hakewill as Peregrine, Miss Fisher’s niece, who sets out to investigate what happened to her aunt”. Trailer.

Helen Dorn FS Walter P. 12/04/2019 
“Gritty German crime drama following cases investigated by Detective Inspector Helen 
Dorn and her partner Gregor Georgi as they conduct interrogations, track down suspects and unearth secrets”. Trailer (no subtitles).

The Murders S1 Universal 12/04/2019 
“A rookie Homicide detective’s negligence in a fellow officer’s death has her searching for redemption in her investigations”. Canadian drama. Trailer.

The Protector S2 Netflix 26/04/2019
“Discovering his ties to a secret ancient order, a young man living in modern Istanbul embarks on a quest to save the city from an immortal enemy”. Season 2 of the Turkish fantasy drama arrives just four months after the first. Season 2 trailer.

The Adulterer (Overspel) S1 Walter P. 28/04/2019
“Powerful Dutch psychological thriller telling a provocative and compelling tale of sex, love, loyalty and treachery that occurs after photographer Iris and lawyer Willem embark on an affair”. Episode 1 is on Channel 4 at 11.00pm with all episodes then immediately available on All4. Trailer.

Other April releases – details

Juda S1 My5 01/04/2019
“A petty criminal places a life-changing bet and gets bitten by a beautiful female vampire”. Israeli drama. Trailer.

Peasants’ Rebellion (Thawrat Alfallahin) S1 Netflix 01/04/2019
“In feudalistic Lebanon, farmers revolt against the nobility under the leadership of a revolutionary figure who champions the oppressed”.

Sirens (Betoolot) S2 My5 01/04/2019
“When her twin washes up on shore, a cop uncovers her family’s secrets to find the killer”. Israeli drama.

That Winter, the Wind Blows S1 Netflix 01/04/2019
“Seeing the chance to enrich himself by deceiving a blind heiress, clever con man Oh
Soo just does what comes naturally — but his plans soon change”. Korean drama.

Fathers S1 Amazon 03/04/2019
“Russian students win a friendly match and take off for Moscow on a private plane from a wealthy sponsor. Soon after the takeoff, contact with the crew is lost, and the plane disappears from radar. In several hours of intense search, the plane is found in Libya. The girls turn out to be in the hands of terrorists. For the sake their daughters, ordinary men will have to make the impossible possible”.

Kim’s Convenience S3 Netflix 03/04/2019
“While running a convenience store in Toronto, members of a Korean-Canadian family deal with customers, each other and the evolving world around them”.

Possessed S1 Netflix 03/04/2019
“A reluctant clairvoyant joins forces with a brusque police detective hiding a soft heart to help him solve criminal cases using her psychic abilities”. Korean drama.

Tango (Tanghoo) S1 Netflix 03/04/2019
“Shocking secrets begin to unravel when the aftermath of a car crash leaves four best friends questioning the truth of their relationships”. Lebanese drama.

The Secret City (Taynyy gorod) S1-3 Amazon 06/04/2019
“Based on the sci-fi novels of Vadim Panov about “the other” Moscow where in parallel reality the last representatives of the disappeared civilizations live. For thousands of years in the territory of Moscow there existed another – the Secret City, inhabited by those who ruled long before humans”. There are 3 seasons of 8 episodes each. 

Lost Girl S1-2 Pick TV 08/04/2019 (Freeview Premiere)
The Canadian supernatural drama, which follows bisexual succubus Bo as she navigates the Fae world with the help of her human friend Kenzi, comes to freeview airing on Pick TV from Monday to Friday at 8.00pm. There are 5 seasons. Trailer

Persona S1 Netflix 11/04/2019
“An exploration of different personas in an eclectic collection of four works by critically acclaimed Korean directors”. Trailer via the Netflix link.

Diablo Guardian S2 Amazon 12/04/2019
“Based on Xavier Velasco’s award-winning novel, Diablo Guardián tells the story of Violetta, a young woman who flees her native Mexico to start anew in New York City. But instead of living a dream, Violetta is awoken to a harsh reality when she runs out of money, sending her into the arms of the villainous Nefastófeles”. Season 2 of the Mexican drama. Season 2 trailer (no subtitles).

Laakhon Mein Ek S2 Amazon 12/04/2019
“Dr Shreya is posted in Sitlapur village to conduct a cataract camp. But the villagers aren’t the biggest believers in Government healthcare, the supplies aren’t separate from the politics, and the staff isn’t the dream team one would desire. Dr Shreya keeps fighting the system, but the question remains whether she will change the system or will the system change her?”. Indian series created by Indian stand-up comedian, writer and YouTuber Biswa Kalyan Rath which is labelled as a Prime Exclusive series. It seems to also be an anthology series as season 1 was a different story entirely. Season 2 trailer(CC for subtitles).

Strike Force (Force) (Smeris) S3 Amazon 12/04/2019
The third season of the Dutch crime drama following a boisterous homicide detective who is partnered with a neurotic narc to fight organized crime in the Dutch city of Tilburg is now available. 

My First First Love S1 Netflix 18/04/2019
“Due to various personal reasons, a group of Yun Tae-o’s friends move into his house, where they experience love, friendship, and everything in between”. Korean drama. Trailer.

KO One S1 Netflix 19/04/2019
“Gifted with special powers, fighting skills and slick hair, the rowdy KO One navigates tough friendships and high school romance”. Taiwanese drama from 2005-06 which introduces the Zhongji universe. Here’s a link to the fandom page for the whole series.

Lunatics S1 Netflix 19/04/2019
“This mockumentary series follows the peculiar lives of six eccentric — and sometimes obscene — misfits who march to their own beat”. New Australian comedy series from Chris Lilley. Trailer.

Master Lin in Seoul S1 Amazon 19/04/2019
“It is a story about a Chinese restaurant named Furong Hall in Seoul. To extend the renting contract, Pu Shan Ji has to present excellent Chinese cuisine to convince the landlord. Pu Shan Ji quits her job and flies to China to find a brilliant chef, Master Lin, for some recipes. Unexpectedly, there is a subtle spark between them. Will Pu Shan Ji save the restaurant in the end?” Chinese drama.

My Dear Boy S1 Netflix 19/04/2019
“Heartbroken and romantically pessimistic, a commercial director meets a young artist and teaches him life-changing lessons about love”. Taiwanese drama.

Resurrection: Ertugrul (Diriliş: Ertuğrul) Netflix 19/04/2019
“When a good deed unwittingly endangers his clan, a 13th-century Turkish warrior agrees to fight a sultan’s enemies in exchange for new tribal land”

Samantha! S2 Netflix 19/04/2019
“A child star in the ’80s, Samantha clings to the fringes of celebrity with hilarious harebrained schemes to launch herself back into the spotlight”. Brazilian comedy drama. Season 2 trailer.

Selection Day S1P2 Netflix 19/04/2019 
“Two teen cricket prodigies struggle against their overbearing father and a system stacked against them to realize their own ambitions and identities”. Indian drama. Trailer.

My Battalion S2 Amazon 20/04/2019
“It is a heroic story of Chinese Army courageously resisted the Japanese Invaders during the World War II. In the year 1938, the Japanese Army went down south to invade Xu Zhou. Liao Guangyi, the Chief Commander of the 56th Corps were forced to retreat. Liao’s subordinate Zhou Tianyi, commander of No.1 battalion refuses to abandon for the sake of his nation”. Season 1 has been available since July 2018. Chinese drama.

Beauty and the Bitches S1-2 Netflix 22/04/2019
“Beauty pageant contestants from all over Thailand fight for the crown as they contend with drama and intrigue behind the scenes”. Thai drama.

Capture S1 Amazon 24/04/2019
“An unknown person calls the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the bank to Pochekaev and reports that one of the branches of his bank is being seized by armed robbers. Police and special forces arrive at the crime scene but soon realize that this is not an ordinary robbery. Instead of money, the robbers are interested in certain documents contained in Pochekayev’s cell”. Russian drama.

Taekwondo Girl (The Whirlwind Girl) S1 Amazon 25/04/2019
“10 years ago in the town of An Yang, the origin of Yuan Wu Dao martial arts, world champion Qu Xiang Nan was accused of doping and his prestigious title was stripped. He became a disgrace to the town and tarnished their name in the arts of Yuan Wu Dao”. Chinese drama.

Clean with Passion for Now S1 Netflix 26/04/2019
“An unexpected romance blooms between a germophobic CEO of a cleaning company and a woman not prone to neatness in this K-drama based on a webtoon”.

Forget Who I Am S1 Amazon 27/04/2019
“Because of a fire accident, Ci Hui was adapted by raised by her adoptive father, Mr. Wu. By doing as gratitude, Ci Hui decided to marry Mr. Wu’s son and broke up with the man that she truly loves. Is it this sacrifice going to worth at the end to make everybody happy? Or is it just a beginning of a tragedy?” Chinese drama.

SKY Castle S1 Netflix 28/04/2019
“For the families living at Sky Castle, an exclusive residential community that’s home to Korea’s elite, their children’s success means everything”.

Angel ‘N’ Devil S1 Netflix 30/04/2019
“In a world known as the Copper Dimension, a group of high-school girls fights against dark forces — and their own inner demons”. Taiwanese drama. Part of the KO One series.

Hearts of Citizens S1 Amazon 30/04/2019
“It is an autobiography of Qi Junzao, the legendary politician, writer, calligraphist, from the age 17 to 70. It depicted his politicals fights in the late Qing dynasty as the politician for three generations of Qing Emperors. Qi Junzao dared to execute his trusted fellow who was a corrupted official, to protect the innocent friend who framed in the endless political fights”.

Hong Kong West Side Stories S1 Netflix 30/04/2019
“The intimate lives of young men and women from Hong Kong are linked by loosely connected stories about love, lust, separation and deceit”.

K.O. One Re-act S1 Netflix 30/04/2019
“As a guardian of space-time order, 28-year-old Wang Dadong returns to Bale High School to investigate an anomaly and clashes with King”. Taiwanese drama

K.O.3an Guo S1 Netflix 30/04/2019
“In the Silver Dimension, Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei plan to enroll in an elite academy as sworn brothers, but KO One visitors derail the plan”. Taiwanese drama.

KO One Return S1 Netflix 30/04/2019
“A time quake propels Wang Dadong into the future, where he encounters a classmate named King who presides over the KO One”. Taiwanese drama.

The Outsiders S1 Netflix 30/04/2019
“A trio of delinquent brothers fends off neighborhood rivals until one joins a gang to gain protection for the upper-class girl he loves”. Taiwanese drama.

For more details about the ongoing series please see our March list.

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