The biggest new releases coming to Netflix, Stan, hayu and Foxtel this week

Matt Sayer 23 April 2018 NEWS

Robotic theme parks, animated spies and imaginary flying horses make for one wild week of Internet TV.

Summer might be over, but things are just starting to heat up in the world of online streaming. A fiery line-up of fresh TV seasons and hot movies await the eager binge-watcher this week, with one title in particular sure to glue more than a few eyeballs to screens with its authentic Western charm.

Before we get to that, though, there are plenty of other new releases worth getting the popcorn out for this week. Over on Netflix, for instance, the Grant Morrison comic Happy! makes the jump to the small screen in the SyFy adaptation of the same name. Starring Christopher Meloni of Law and Order: SVU fame, the quirky drama sees Meloni play the role of an alcoholic former cop now living as a hitman who ends up with an imaginary winged horse as a partner. Yeah, it's pretty wild.

Also hitting Netflix this week is the second season of 3%, the first of the streaming service's original series to be filmed in Portuguese. The sci-fi thriller explores the divide between the haves and the have-nots in a future world where the planet is literally split between the rich and successful 3% and the shunned 97% living in total ruin.

Stan adds a little more levity to this week's entertainment with the arrival of Season 7 of Trollied. The long-running British comedy follows a group of employees at the fictional supermarket "Valco", poking fun at the frustrations of working in retail and dealing with a never-ending stream of irate customers.

However, the landmark titles of the week come courtesy of Foxtel. Biggest of all is the premiere of Westworld Season 2, which kicks off today Monday 23 April. The HBO reboot of Michael Crichton's original film already captivated millions of people around the world in its first season, and with the promise of a grittier, more terrifying take on the topic of sentience and what it means to be human, Season 2 is positioned to enthrall even more viewers in its dark, tangled web.

Foxtel isn't resting on its spurs, either, as it's also serving up the ninth season of the off-beat comedy series Archer. Widely praised from its very first episode back in 2009, the adult-oriented animated show is taking a trip through time in what will be its second-last season, with Season 9 set in 1939 and featuring alternate versions of the show's traditional cast.

Take a look at the highlights of this week's new streaming releases below. For a complete schedule of upcoming programming, check out our list of everything coming to Aussie streaming services in April.


netflix

Wednesday 25 April

Bill Nye: Science Guy

Genre
Documentary
Runtime
1hr 41mins
IMDb
5.0

Thursday 26 April

Happy! Season 1

Genre
Comedy, Crime
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
8.3

Friday 27 April

3% Season 2

Genre
Action, Drama
Runtime
49min episodes
IMDb
7.6

The Week Of

Genre
Comedy
Runtime
TBA
IMDb
N/A

Sunday 29 April

Superstition Season 1

Genre
Drama, Horror
Runtime
45min episodes
IMDb
5.4

stan

Monday 23 April

Frances Ha

Genre
Comedy, Drama
Runtime
1hr 26mins
IMDb
7.4

Tuesday 24 April

Tangerine

Genre
Drama, Comedy
Runtime
1hr 28mins
IMDb
7.1

Wednesday 25 April

Trollied Season 7

Genre
Comedy
Runtime
26min episodes
IMDb
7.4


foxtel-on-demand

Monday 23 April

Westworld Season 2 premiere

Genre
Drama, Mystery
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
8.9

Tuesday 24 April

Genius Season 2 premiere

Genre
Documentary
Runtime
43min episodes
IMDb
8.4

Wednesday 25 April

One Strange Rock Season 1 premiere

Genre
Documentary
Runtime
43min episodes
IMDb
8.7

Archer Season 9 premiere

Genre
Comedy, Animated
Runtime
22min episodes
IMDb
8.7


hayu

No notable new releases are coming to hayu this week.

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