March came and went, bringing with it at least one major new release in the form of Apple TV+’s grand family opera, Pachinko. This month might not be as epic, all things considered, but there are certainly some noteworthy new additions being added to Apple’s video streaming library this month.
And, as usual, we’ve got a quick breakdown of what to expect for the month of April when it comes to new things to watch. Much like last month, Apple TV+ is really leaning into TV shows this month, too. For fans of the Peanuts gang, though, there’s a new special coming down the pipe to keep an eye out for.
In any event, let’s get down to it.
April 2022 film and TV premieres
Here’s Apple’s official description of the series:
Slow Horses follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 – Slough House. Oldman stars as Jackson Lamb, the brilliant but irascible leader of the spies who end up in Slough House due to their career-ending mistakes.
Slow Horses stars Gary Oldman (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Kristin Scott Thomas (Confessions of a Shopaholic), Jack Lowden (Dunkirk), and Graham Yost (Sneaky Pete).
Slow Horses premieres Friday, April 1, 2022.
Pinecone & Pony
This is an animated series based on the book written by Kate Beaton. Pinecone is a warrior in training who fears no challenge, and Pony is her trusted friend that makes sure the little warrior never gets in over her head. This is a family-friendly adventure series starring the voice talents of Maria Nash, Chase Dillon, Rachel House, and Thom Allison.
Pinecone & Pony starts streaming Friday, April 8, 2022.
Roar is a mind-bending anthology series with a stacked cast. It’s a female-driven effort, both in front and behind the cameras, and will tell a variety of different stories from different perspectives. There are eight stories in total. Here’s Apple’s official description:
Based on the book by best-selling author Cecelia Ahern and led by a star-studded cast of female talent in front of and behind the camera, Roar explores female experiences that many women have but rarely talk about. Through these 8 stories, each episode uses magical realism and delivers an insightful, poignant, and sometimes hilarious portrait of what it means to be a woman today.
Roar stars Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies), Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Alison Brie (Glow), Betty Gilpin (Glow), Kara Hayward (Moonrise Kingdom), and Jake Johnson (New Girl), among others.
The series will premiere on Friday, April 15, 2022.
It’s The Small Things Charlie Brown
Here’s another entry in the Peanuts lineup from Apple TV+. This is a fun special that’s meant to help promote Earth Day, which is a very special day for Charlie Brown’s little sister, Sally:
For Charlie Brown’s little sister Sally, every day is Earth Day. Maybe she’s onto something.
It’s The Small Things, Charlie Brown premieres April 15, 2022.
They Call Me Magic
They Call Me Magic is a documentary series all about the life and times of the historic basketball player, philanthropist, and so much more, Earvin “Magic” Johnson. This is a four-part docuseries, and here’s Apple’s official description:
Earvin “Magic” Johnson is an icon for the ages—from humble beginnings to the Dream Team to business titan. Featuring candid interviews with teammates, rivals, family, friends, and more, this docuseries charts the life and career of an icon.
This should be an exciting look at one of the most iconic human beings on the planet. It starts streaming April 22, 2022.
The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball
If one docuseries featuring a basketball isn’t enough, how about two? This one will focus on the five-star NBA prospect Makur Maker, who was on his way to an exciting career in the league. However, a detour brought him in a different direction: attending Howard University. This one’s a coming-of-age story about Maker, and it will be told over five parts.
It starts streaming April 22, 2022.
Shining Girls is a thriller series starring Elisabeth Moss (The Invisible Man), who plays a journalist living with the effects of a brutal life event that leaves her with a shifting reality. Here’s Apple’s description:
Based on Lauren Beukes’ best-selling novel, Shining Girls follows Kirby Mazrachi (Moss) as a Chicago newspaper archivist whose journalistic ambitions were put on hold after enduring a traumatic assault.Years after a brutal attack left her in a constantly shifting reality, Kirby Mazrachi learns that a recent murder is linked to her assault. She teams with veteran reporter Dan Velazquez (played by Wagner Moura) to understand her ever-changing present—and confront her past.
The upcoming show will also star Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), Chris Chalk (12 Years a Slave), Amy Brenneman (Fear), and Jamie Bell (Rocketman).
Shining Girls will premiere April 29, 2022.
Make or Break
Make or Break is a seven-part documentary series about the lives of pro surfers competing for the World Championship title. The docuseries will include surfers like Kelly Slater, Stephanie Gilmore, Tyler Wright, Italo Ferreira, and others.
Here’s Apple’s official description:
Dive into the world of pro surfing as the best in the sport travel the globe to compete for the World Championship title. With unprecedented access, this docuseries captures the athletes’ lives on tour and the sacrifices they make to get to the top.
Make or Break premieres April 29, 2022.