8 new thrillers and shows to watch in April 2022

With the spring movie season in full swing, the thriller genre has a lot to offer, whether you’re a fan of fast-paced car chases, as in Ambulanceor a lover of period pieces, as with The man from the north. Meanwhile, television is also embracing the genre, offering takes on historic events, like Watergate, as well as many sequels to fan-favorite series, like barry, Russian doll and You better call Saul. With so much exciting content, here are eight thrillers coming to the big and small screen in April.

Ambulance hits theaters April 8

Michael Bay is no stranger to action thrillers, as seen with Armageddon, The rock and Bad Boys. His latest thriller stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as brothers who must think quickly after their heist goes wrong, leading them to hijack an ambulance, holding the EMT (Eiza González) captive in the process. .

Better Call Saul Season 6 Hits AMC April 18

breaking Bad has been one of the most popular television series of recent decades, highly praised by critics and fans alike. While breaking Bad ended, a spin-off series, You better call Saul on television in 2015, two years after breaking bad’s final. Now, You better call Saul, which followed the life of the titular lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk, is nearing the end of its run with a sixth and final season.

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Russian Doll Season 2 on Netflix April 20

Russian doll was a one-off comedy-thriller series for Netflix, starting in 2019, as it was Natasha Leyonne’s Nadia Vulvokov, who couldn’t seem to stay dead. Each time she dies, she is sent back to a friend’s party, thus trapping her in a time loop, and in Season 1 she meets another person, Alan Zaveri (Charlie Barnett), who experiences a similar event. . There hasn’t been much buzz surrounding Season 2 over the years, but three years later, Nadia’s story is finally picking up.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Hits Theaters April 22nd

Nicolas Cage is one of the most recognizable actors, probably due to the many movies he has starred in, garnering 110 acting credits on IMDB. He also gives his all in every role, even winning an Oscar for his performance in Leaving Las Vegasand he has acted in a wide range of films, animated films like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and The Teen Titans Go! At the movie theaterto independent darlings like Pork and mandyto blockbusters like Kick ass and Front/Off. With all that in mind, it’s no surprise that Cage features himself in The unbearable weight of massive talentwhere he is used by the CIA to infiltrate a billionaire fan’s party to gain information.

The Northman hits theaters April 22

Robert Eggers has become one of the most distinct directors of recent years, especially with work like The witch and Lighthouse under his belt. In April, his next film, which is another period piece, this time looks at the Vikings. Made up of an all-star cast, including Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor-Joy and Willem Dafoe, The man from the north is about a Viking prince avenging the murder of his father.

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Barry hits HBO Max on April 24

Another popular series returns to the small screen with barry Season 3. Led by Bill Hader, barry has received critical acclaim over the years, with Hader himself winning two Primetime Emmy Awards for his performance, and those aren’t the only awards the show has won, with the show’s cast and crew being recognized in several areas for their excellent work. barry is created by Hader and co-creator Alec Berg, and the series is about the titular assassin trying to start a new life for himself as a struggling actor in Los Angeles.

Gaslit Hits Starz on April 24

Political scandals often make for good television, especially with the ever-growing interest in true crime. Although it’s not the usual true detective series, as it’s not a murder mystery, Gas lighting is poised to grab the attention of history buffs and those intrigued by political drama and cover-ups. Starring Sean Penn, Julia Roberts, Dan Stevens and Patton Oswalt, the series will follow the actors often overlooked in this scandal.

Under the Sky Banner comes to Hulu on April 28

2021 has been a good year for Andrew Garfield, who received an Oscar nomination for his performance in tick, tick… BOOM! and acting in both Tammy Faye’s eyes and the record broken Spider-Man: No Coming Home. It looks like he has no intention of slowing down in 2022, staring in a new thriller series based on Jon Krakauer’s book, Under the banner of heaven. Here, Garfield portrays a detective investigating a brutal murder that tests his faith.

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