Netflix keeps us entertained this week with a couple of new series and a thrilling biopic with some familiar faces. First up is a Goonies-approved teen mystery set on the North Carolina coast that has everything you could want — think treasure hunts and missing parents. Next is Black-ish creator Kenya Barris’ meta-comedy based on his own life and starring Rashida Jones. And finally, there’s Sergio, a star-studded drama based on a gripping true story.
Here’s everything coming to (and leaving) Netflix this week of April 17.
Outer Banks (Netflix series streaming 4/15)
Netflix’s latest teen drama is like an aged up Goonies, but with a lot more angst. The series follows a trio of friends investigating missing persons and looking for lost treasure on the North Carolina coast. The setting is familiar to anyone who’s seen a Nicholas Sparks movie, but the drama is, surprisingly, entertaining. There are enough twists to keep you intrigued, even if watching a bunch of suntanned hotties frolicking on the beach gives you serious FOMO because, you know, corona.
#blackAF (Netflix series streaming 4/17)
Rashida Jones and Black-ish creator Kenya Barris team up for this comedy series that carries a bit more edge than its cousin over on ABC. The show follows an over-the-top version of Barris and his struggles to connect with his wife Joya (Jones) and his six kids. Wielding a mockumentary type format — Barris’ oldest daughter is an NYU student doing a doc on the family’s life and her father’s career — it’s meta to the nth degree and as unlikable as some of the characters are, it’s the kind of interestingly funny comedy we don’t see often which makes it worthy of a watch.
Sergio (Netflix film streaming 4/17)
Narcos star Wagner Moura stars as the title character in this biopic about United Nations diplomat Sérgio Vieira de Mello, a lauded humanitarian and peacekeeper who was assassinated in a hotel bombing in 2003. The film starts with that tragedy, working backward to tell the story of a man on the brink of greatness and the people who helped get him there.
Here’s a full list of what’s been added in the last week:
Chris D’Elia: No Pain
The Innocence Files
Fary: Hexagone: Season 2
Fauda: Season 3
Mauricio Meirelles: Levando o Caos
Jem and the Holograms
Earth and Blood (La terre et le sang)
The Last Kids on Earth: Book 2
Legado en los huesos
Too Hot to Handle
And here’s what’s leaving next week, so it’s your last chance:
The Longest Yard
The Ugly Truth