This April, be inspired by leading ladies who have a mind of their own and aren’t afraid to stand their ground on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411 HD). Two brand-new HBO Original series premiere this month – The Nevers, where individuals who develop new and unusual abilities in Victorian-era London band together under the guidance of two powerful women; and Mare of Easttown, starring Kate Winslet as a local detective who demonstrates sheer grit to solve a murder despite local resistance.
Check out these new movies and shows this April.
Made For Love
This comedy series is a darkly absurd and cynically poignant story of love, divorce and technology. It follows Hazel Green, a thirty-something woman on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to Byron Gogol, a controlling tech billionaire. Soon she discovers that her husband has implanted the Made for Love chip in her brain, allowing him to track, watch, and know her “emotional data” as she tries to regain her independence. Through the chip, Byron is able to watch Hazel’s every move as she flees to her desert hometown to take refuge with her ageing widower father Herbert and his synthetic partner, Diane.
Three episodes premiere same time as the U.S. on Thursday, 1 April at 3pm exclusively on HBO GO followed by three episodes and two episodes on the subsequent two Thursdays.
The War of the Househusband
After disappearing from the underworld, the legendary yakuza Tatsu, “the Immortal Dragon,” resurfaces — as a fiercely devoted stay-at-home husband.
Streaming Thursday, April 8, only on Netflix.
Two childhood best friends reunite as an unlikely crime-fighting superhero duo when one invents a formula that gives ordinary people superpowers.
Streaming Friday, April 9, only on Netflix.
In this remake of Jane Austen’s heroine, witness how the beautiful, smart and wealthy Emma Woodhouse uses her wits and charm to match-make couples, resulting in romantic missteps. Along the way, she muddles through the challenges of growing up, including her own attempts at finding true love.
Premieres Saturday, 10 April at 9pm on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411 HD)
In Victorian-era London, a group of people known as the ‘Touched’ are individuals – mostly women – who manifest a wide range of abnormal abilities, from charming to disturbing. Among them, Amalia True, a mysterious, quick-fisted widow, and Penance Adair, a brilliant young inventor, emerge as champions of this new underclass. Together, they make a home for the Touched while fighting the forces that oppose their existence.
Premieres Monday, 12 April at 9am exclusively on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411 HD). A new episode premieres every subsequent Monday.
Mare of Easttown
Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective, investigates a local murder as her life crumbles around her. Her efforts reveal the dark side of her close-knit close community and prompt her to examine how family and past tragedies can define the present.
Premieres Monday, 19 April at 10am exclusively on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411 HD). A new episode premieres every subsequent Monday.
The mundane life of Carol Peters is turned upside down when she starts getting snarky backtalk from her TV, phone and microwave. She thinks it’s all a complicated prank but the truth is she’s been selected for observation by the world’s first superintelligence, with a plan to take over the world. Now, Carol is humanity’s last chance.
Premieres Saturday, 24 April at 9pm on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411 HD)