The best new TV shows to drop on Netflix this month.

The weather’s getting colder, the evenings darker and the desire to get out of your bed (or your pyjamas) each morning less and less.

The solution? Don’t.

April sees a whole cast of new shows and series dropping on Netflix, ready for your bingeing.

Your biggest dilemma will be choosing what to watch first.

Listen to The Binge to find out the five shows you must watch this long weekend.

The Get Down (Part Two)

The first half of Baz Lurhmann’s epic tribute to the early days of hip hop may have divided people when it dropped last year, but the second half of the series will bring you back.

The five episodes pick ups up a year late – in 1978 – and cranks everything up a notch or five. Vox described each episode as “feeling like a season finale”, packed with huge numbers and “emotional landmines”. Count us in.

‘Casting JonBenét’

Dropping on April 28th, this is a documentary with a twist. Blurring the line between documentary and drama, director Kitty Green returns to the scene of the crime - Boulder, Colorado - to audition local actors for a 'recreation' of the infamous 1996 murder.

As well as seeing them in 'character, the subjects also share their own memories of the case, how it affected them personally and their own theories on what really happened on that Christmas night. A must-watch for any true-crime lovers.

Listen: Meshel Laurie talks to John Ramsey about the night his daughter was murdered. Post continues after audio.


Girlboss: Season one

Inspired by the best-selling book of the same name, this Netflix original series follows the rise of Sophia Amoruso's multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal, while she was still in her twenties.

Overseen by Kay Cannon (the screenwriter for Pitch Perfect) and executive produced by Charlize Theron, it stars Britt Robertson as the tech and fashion entrepreneur. Coming to your screen April 21.

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Dear White People: Season one.

Pencil April 28th in your diaries for this hilarious drop from writer-director Justin Simien. His 2014 campus comedy of the same name took "a frank and funny look at Ivy League race relations" which many believed felt like a TV pilot.

Netflix made it so, commissioning it into a series with a new cast to tell the story of escalating racial tensions at a prestigious Ivy Leage college from the perspective of several African American students.

Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On.

If you were captivated by the original documentary, this is must-watch. Described as "unflinchingly honest", the six part series tells the personal stories of those involved in the porn industry and explores the intersection of sex and technology.

Episodes include a behind the scenes look at a small porn production and a young female recruiter mentoring other young women in the porn career aspirations. Dropping April 21.

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Chewing Gum: Season 2.

No-one does quirky comedy quite like the British. In season two, creator, writer and actor Michaela Coel continues on her quest to lose her virginity as Tracey, a 20-something resident of a London housing project.

Add a very religious household (complete with a minister for a mother!) and it's a funny, unique and heartwarming watch.