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Think you’ve binged-watched everything? Here are some of our Netflix faves to add to your watchlist

Lockdown has had us all snuggled up on the sofa a little too often but, when the sun isn’t shining, why not cosy up with some of Netflix’s new offerings?

Shadow and Bone
Brand new to Netflix on 23rd April, Shadow and Bone is an attempt to recreate some of the magic Game of Thrones brought to viewers everywhere, and follows a coming-of-age story set in a fantastical world. The series is based on books by author Leigh Bardugo, The Grisha trilogy and the Six of Crows duology. Our main character must follow The Shadow Fold and in order to destroy it, they are going to need a miracle. This should have you suitably hooked from the get go.

Stowaway
This film hits Netflix on 22nd April and stars Anna Kendrick. A mission headed to Mars goes wrong and sees a stowaway cause damage to her spaceship’s life support system. Faced with dwindling resources, the crew are forced to make an impossible decision.

Thunder Force
A comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer follows two estranged childhood best friends, who reunite after one finds a treatment that gives them powers to protect their city, in a world where supervillains are the new normal. You’re in for a few laughs with this one.

Concrete Cowboy
Starring Idris Elba, this film follows the estranged father of a troubled teen who is torn between a criminal lifestyle or his father’s cowboy culture. Adapted from the novel Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri, it’s directed by Ricky Staub and promises to deliver you a coming-of-age story of growth when it drops on 2nd April.

Magical Andes: Season 2
Missing wild adventures and that buzz you get from foreign travel and exploration? This watch has you covered. From Argentina to Colombia, journey through South America's mountains and meet the people whose bond with the Andes has led them to live unique lives.

Worn Stories
You can watch this documentary, which is adapted from Emily Spivack’s New York Times best-selling book of the same name, from 1st April. It explores the often overlooked memories which live inside cherished articles of clothing. At times funny, tragic, poignant, and sometimes celebratory, each episode features a mix of dynamic interviews, beautifully-animated sequences and archival footage to bring these captivating and often surprising stories to life. The eight-episode series offers new ways to think about our clothes, our selves, and our shared human experiences.

Secrets of Great British Castles
Featuring York and Edinburgh Castles, this docuseries follows historian Dan Jones as he uncovers the secrets of Britain’s most iconic structures and their infamous inhabitants. In Season two, he explores the turbulent military, political and social histories of Edinburgh Castle and other ancient fortresses in Britain.

Diana: The Interview that Shook the World
Following The Crown, a renewed buzz and interest around the royal family’s affairs emerged. This documentary, available to watch on Netflix from 11th April, will analyse the impact of Princess Diana’s infamous BBC Panorama interview.

The Zookeeper’s Wife 
This is a real tear-jerker, but you really must watch it – this story will make you appreciate even the lowest parts of the lockdown life we’ve been living of late. From 16th April, you’ll be able to click watch on this touching film. Set in Nazi Germany, it follows a wife, son and husband as they attempt to find joy in a perilous period of history.

Family: The Mitchells vs The Machines 
The perfect weekend viewing for all the family. This new animation follows a family’s struggle to save the world, and stars Academy Award winner Olivia Colman. It also features Abbi Jacobson as Katie Mitchell, a young girl who gets into the film school of her dreams. As her whole family drives her to school together, their plans are interrupted by a tech uprising. The Mitchells must work together to save the world.

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