Another weekend is here, which means tons of new movies, TV shows and more are arriving on Netflix, giving you a lot more content to add to your watchlist. In fact, we’re about to get everything from a new political drama starring Keri Russell from a producer of The western wing to a third season of Indian Dating Agency (one of the more well-known titles among Netflix’s seemingly never-ending reality series), as well as a documentary about a young couple stranded abroad during Covid who become a love story during lockdown, and much more.
Let’s jump right in to see our latest look at everything coming to the streaming giant over the next week. (*Also a reminder: don’t forget to check out the standalone version Last Kingdom Movie Seven kings must die, which we told you about last week. It debuted on Netflix on Friday).
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Here’s one that’s perfect for them woman secretary fans. If this is the kind of drama you enjoy, next week’s Netflix releases have one just for you: The diplomatstarring Keri Russell as a power-suited career diplomat put into a pressure cooker of a new role as US Ambassador.
In particular, Russell’s “Kate Wyler” is set to serve as US Ambassador to Britain in the midst of an international crisis — a job Wyler doesn’t want or doesn’t think she’s suited to.
This 8 part political drama is coming on 20.04 was created by Debora Cahn, whose previous TV work includes Homeland And The western wing. The diplomat was filmed in London, the Cotswolds and Paris. In addition to Russell, the cast includes Rufus Sewell, Rory Kinnear and Michael McKean.
“The diplomat is a show about the transcendence and torture of long-term relationships,” Cahn said of the show in a promotional interview with Netflix.
“It’s a show about a bunch of good people doing their best to keep their global and personal partnerships intact without killing each other. In the world of diplomacy you deal with a lot of rule-bound, protocol-driven behavior, but underneath it all these are people who sweat and spill coffee on their clothes and forget the name of the person they are back in the conversation. All of this always simmers beneath the grandeur and majesty of working with heads of state.”
Indian Dating Agency Season 3 and other Netflix releases
Moving on right away, those of you who are particularly fans of the reality side of Netflix’s content library — and the dating-related shows in this genre in particular — will no doubt be glad to know that a third season of Indian Dating Agency is scheduled to debut in less than a week.
Everyone’s favorite matchmaker Sima Taparia from Mumbai is busier than ever this season. This time she’s looking for potential romantic partners for single millennials hailing from cities like London, New Delhi, Miami and New York.
From the Netflix synopsis of the new season that debuts on 04/21: “Sima will meet more expectations than ever from old and new customers. Using her decades of experience, insightful intuition and traditional methods, Sima strives to help some lucky singles find their destiny.”
As for the other releases coming to Netflix over the coming days, here’s some more content from the streaming giant’s latest batch of new content:
A guide to love: From Netflix’s official logline for this romantic comedy starring Rachael Leigh Cook: “After an unexpected breakup, a tour guide accepts an assignment to go undercover and learn more about the tourism industry in Vietnam. Along the way, she finds adventure and romance with her Vietnamese expat tour guide when they decide to re-route the tour bus to explore life and love off the beaten path.”
Cook is also a producer on this film, while screenwriter Eirene Tran Donohue based the events depicted in it on a breakup she experienced on the eve of her own five-week trip to Vietnam (where her mother’s family still resides). Release date: April 21st.
Doctor Ch: This weekend, Netflix’s massive library of Korean content is getting a little bigger as another new K-Drama has been added to the batch.
It’s Doctor Cha, about a housewife who has been out of the medical field for 20 years and decides to return – as a first year resident. Her husband, on the other hand, is a doctor himself. He’s great at his job and seems to have it all. However, he also cheats on his wife.
The show joins around three dozen Korean movies and TV shows hitting the streamer this year, a wave of content that already includes well-received titles like last week’s action-packed one Kill Boksoon. As for Doctor Cha, starting this weekend, episodes will be arriving in pairs weekly. Release Date: April 15th.
Longest third date: In this documentary, Khani Le and Matt Robertson meet and decide to do something wild and spontaneous for their third date: a trip to Costa Rica. If you’re young and beautiful and maybe in love, why not?
What they didn’t anticipate, which they couldn’t have known in advance, was that fate would add a massive complication to their plan (as the title suggests).
They arrived in March 2020 not knowing… well that they would be staying for a while thanks to COVID-related lockdowns making it impossible to go for any length of time. “The documentary chronicles the true story of two strangers’ journey to love in unprecedented times – a multi-month date that puts their compatibility to the ultimate test,” Netflix explains of the release.
“Edited and produced from the extensive footage aspiring vlogger Matt captured during his experience, the film captures everything from the shock of both realizing they would be stranded in Costa Rica to cooking in quarantine to impromptu dance parties and the need to explain their circumstances to family and loved ones back home.”
It’s a love story unfolding during lockdown, but you’ll have to watch to the end to see if Khani and Matt stay together. Release Date: April 18th.