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Everything Coming to Netflix the Week of April 5, 2021

Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy in a scene from "Thunder Force."
Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy star as superheroes in Thunder Force. Netflix

This week, Netflix original content dominates the new drop. But from a tribute to country icon, Dolly Parton, to the superhero comedy, Thunder Force, starring Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy, there’s something for everyone.

If you want to get a sneak peek at what’s hitting your profile this week, here’s the full rundown:

  • April 5:
    • Coded Bias: This film explores the discovery that facial recognition technology has a racial bias.
    • Family Reunion: Part 3: The third part of this series about a family relocating to Georgia.
  • April 6:
    • The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You: In this interactive animated film, kids can help Jack battle monsters.
  • April 7:
    • The Big Day: Collection 2: This documentary-meets-reality series showcases engaged Indian couples throwing huge wedding celebrations.
    • Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute: Parton is honored by the music business in this documentary, which features performances from other famous artists.
    • Snabba Cash: A business student in love with a wealthy heiress turns to crime to maintain his lifestyle.
    • This Is A Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist: Find out how two men were able to steal a fortune in art from a Boston museum in this documentary.
    • The Wedding Coach: Comedian Jamie Lee helps engaged couples work through the stresses of wedding planning.

  • April 8:
    • The Way of the Househusband: This anime follows a former yakuza member who becomes a househusband.
  • April 9:
    • Have You Ever Seen Fireflies?: An older woman recounts her life amid social and political change.
    • Night in Paradise: A former gangster hiding out on Jeju Island meets a young woman with her own issues
    • Thunder Force: Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy star as superheroes in this comedy.

  • April 10:
    • The Stand-In: Drew Barrymore stars as a woman who stands in for an actress so she can get out of doing community service.
  • April 11:
    • Diana: The Interview That Shook the World: The iconic 1995 Princess Diana interview with Martin Bashir.
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