The month of April brings a bunch of new shows to keep us all glued to our TVs, phones and computers for the foreseeable future. Throughout the month, networks will deliver new police dramas, true crime tales and exciting shows based on novels. Read on to find the details on your favorite TV shows or discover a future obsession.
Tokyo Vice – April 7
When an American student (Ansel Elgort) relocates to Tokyo to become a journalist he has no idea what he’s in for. Starting at the bottom, he makes important connections with the Tokyo Police Department which leads him into the dark underbelly of the Yakuza. Tokyo Vice is on HBO Max now.
Learn more about Tokyo Vice’s suspenseful adventure.
61st Street – April 10
There was a gap in the legal drama space and AMC Network jumped on the opportunity. 61st Street, set in Chicago, follows the story of Moses Johnson (Tosin Cole), a high school student athlete who becomes entrenched in the notoriously corrupt criminal justice system. The show debuted on April 10, catch new episodes each Sunday on AMC.
Killing It – April 14
Fans of The Office and Brooklyn Nine-Nine have been rooting for Craig Robinson for years, and finally, they gave the man his own show. Killing It premiered on Peacock on April 14 and features a down on his luck Craig as he descends into a world of snake hunting with an eccentric cast of characters.
The First Lady – April 17
Taking a fresh angle on the White House, The First Lady chronicles the lives of Michelle Obama, Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt as they navigated their respective times in the executive mansion (and how they got there). The 10-episode series premieres on April 17 on SHOWTIME and will shine a light on three of the most prominent presidential wives in recent history. This is just one of the shows on SHOWTIME that is highly anticipated this spring and summer.
Get the whole scoop to discover why The First Lady is a groundbreaking series.
Better Call Saul – April 18
The sixth and final season of AMC’s Breaking Bad spin off, Better Call Saul promises to tie up many loose ends, while further intertwining the two hit series connected plot lines (including cameos from Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston). The season six premiere is on April 18 on the AMC channel.
Good, bad and everything in between. Take a moment to relive Jimmy’s Most Human Moments on Better Call Saul.
Mayans M.C. – April 19
EZ (JD Pardo), who was once held in high regard of the Mayans M.C. is now in the midst of a battle amongst the ranks. Season 4 of action-packed drama will hold no punches in the violent and dramatic world of motorcycle clubs and family life. As one of the FX shows, the 10-episode season kicks off on April 19 and we can’t wait to hit the open road with the crew.
Russian Doll – April 20
Our favorite surreal death loop from 2019 is finally getting a well deserved second life. Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) continues her quest through time and space, but in season 2, she does a little transtemporal travel as well. Russian Doll makes its way back to Netflix on April 20, and who knows where (or when) she’ll end up.
Billy the Kid – April 24
We revisit the days of the American outlaw with Billy the Kid in a romantic tale that takes a young cowboy into the Lincoln County War. Catch this modern remake on EPIX on April 24.
Gaslit – April 24
We revisit an infamous period of American political history with Gaslit, a drama that adds an interesting narrative to the Watergate Scandal. The series, based on podcast Slow Burn by Leon Neyfakh stars Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Dan Stevens, Shea Whigham and more. This artfully driven creation is one of the shows on Starz, premiering April 24.
Learn more about this political thriller to get even more gassed up for the premiere.
We Own This City – April 25
We hit the city streets of Baltimore once again with David Simon (creator of The Wire) in a six-episode miniseries based on a book by Justin Fenton. An ensemble cast, including Jon Bernthal, Wunmi Mosaku, and Treat Williams explores the corruption of the Baltimore Police Department in this intense drama. We Own This City hits HBO on April 25.
Under the Banner of Heaven – April 28
Based on Jon Krakauer’s best selling book, this riveting true crime series touches on the devoutly religious, polygamy and murder. Catch this scandalous tale featuring Sam Worthington, Denise Gough, Wyatt Russell and more on Hulu starting April 28.
Mormons and Murder: Explore ‘Banner of Heaven’ and other times this religion has come up in modern media.
Ozark – April 29
The Netflix crime thriller is coming to a close with the release of the part 2 of the fourth and final season. Get the answers you’ve been waiting for, and see the conclusion of the chilling cliffhangers that part one left dangling for Ozark fans on April 29.
Stay tuned to find the next TV show that will have you hooked.
The content featured on https://www.directv.com/insider/ is editorial content brought to you by DIRECTV. While some of the programming discussed may now or in the future be available affiliates distribution services, the companies and persons discussed and depicted, and the authors and publishers of licensed content, are not necessarily associated with and do not necessarily endorse DIRECTV. When you click on ads on this site you may be taken to DIRECTV marketing pages that display advertising content. Content sponsored or co-created by programmers is identified as "Sponsored Content" or "Promoted Content."