This weekend, Netflix is bringing a new version of a horror docuseries, a Western drama movie, and a miniseries about a real-life serial killer.
This weekend, Netflix will add a new version of a paranormal TV series, a Western drama movie, and a miniseries about the crimes of a real-life serial killer. The streaming wars are heating up again with the arrival of new platforms and with the coronavirus pandemic still keeping many cinemas closed, but Netflix continues to be at the top of its game. In addition to offering a home to some of those movies that couldn’t be released in theaters, the streaming giant continues to add new content – licensed and original – every week.
Last weekend, Netflix welcomed the drama movie Philomena, the neo-noir British movie Croupier, and all seasons of the musical comedy TV series Big Time Rush, along with the Italian romance movie Caught by a Wave, the adult fantasy TV series DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, and the British crime TV series The Irregulars. This weekend, and as it does on the first day of every month, Netflix will add a long list of licensed content, as are the dramas At Eternity’s Gates, The Pianist, and The Time Traveler’s Wife, the comedies Friends with Benefits and Legally Blonde, and the horror movies Insidious and Leprechaun.
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As for original content, the platform will bring the Latinamerican version of a horror pseudo-documentary series, a Western drama movie starring Idris Elba, and a crime miniseries about a real-life serial killer. Here are the best movies and TV shows coming to Netflix this weekend – April 2.
Haunted: Latin America
Following the steps of the paranormal pseudo-documentary Haunted, released in 2018, Netflix’s Haunted: Latin America is here to share different paranormal stories. Just like the original version, Haunted: Latin America focuses on six horror stories told by those who lived through them and recreated in order to immerse the audience in them. Although the series claims to be all about “true stories”, viewers have disputed the veracity of these, but they are still entertaining whether they are real or not, and the Latinamerican version offers ghost stories, possessed dolls, and even encounters with the devil himself.
Netflix’s Concrete Cowboy is a Western drama movie directed by Ricky Staub and based on the novel Ghetto Cowboy by Greg Neri, a fictionalization of the Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club and urban African-American horse-riding culture in Pennsylvania. While spending the summer in North Philadelphia, a troubled teen named Cole (Caleb McLaughlin) is caught between a life of crime and his estranged father’s (Idris Elba) vibrant urban-cowboy subculture. Also starring are Jharrel Jerome, Byron Bowers, Lorraine Toussaint, and Clifford “Method Man” Smith.
The Serpent is a crime drama miniseries based on the crimes of serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who murdered young tourists in 1975 and 1976. Posing as a gem dealer, Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim) and his girlfriend Marie-Andrée Leclerc (Jenna Colman) travel across Thailand, Nepal, and India carrying out a spree of crimes on the Asian “Hippie Trail”. The Serpent was released on BBC One in January 2021, with Netflix getting the rights to stream it internationally.
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