Disney + Hotstar has announced a list of 33 titles that will be released on its platform in April 2022. We already know some of them, including the Shreya Talpade-led Hindi-language sports biography Kaun Pravin Tambe? which was released on April 1. Later in April, Disney + Hotstar will unveil a new Tamil-language police training camp drama in Taanakkaran, starring Lal and Anjali Nair. There will also be a Tami-language series in April, where Kanaa Kaanum Kaalangal will return to school with a second season – only on Disney + Hotstar. And we’ll also get a prequel to Rupali Ganguly’s Anupamaa who takes back the original cast, with Sarita Joshi in a central role. Anupamaa: Namaste America will be released on April 25 on Disney + Hotstar.
Internationally, the biggest new title at Disney + Hotstar in April 2022 is the return of MasterChef Australia for its 14th season – it starts on April 19, a day after the Australian premiere. Although Disney + Hotstar has not announced any new titles from FX, ABC or HBO for April 2022, as we have seen before, I expect at least three. Bill Hader’s killer and actor returns Barry season 3, expected April 25 at Disney + Hotstar. Sons of Anarchy spin-off Mayans MC should begin its fourth season on April 20 at Disney + Hotstar. And finally, Robin Thede & Co. returns in A Black Lady Sketch Show, with the third season expected to launch on April 8 at Disney + Hotstar.
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Among recurring programs on Disney + Hotstar, the new Oscar Isaac-led Marvel series Knights of the Moon is the biggest draw, with new episodes throughout the month on Wednesdays – in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. Other big names include the Korean romantic drama Snowdrop, the sixth and final season of the heartwarming This Is Us, the sixth season of Billions with Corey Stoll taking over from Damian Lewis, the ninth season of the news satire talk show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the eighteenth season of the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, the thirty-third season of the animated sitcom The Simpsons and the miniseries based on Therano’s aspiring founder-CEO Elizabeth Holmes, The Dropout.
If these are new movies you’re looking for, Better Nate Than Ever – out on April 1 – serves a 13-year-old who escapes to New York City with Broadway dreams and gets help from his aunt (Lisa Kudrow). And in the thriller No Exit, a young woman stranded by a blizzard tries to figure out the kidnapper after tripping over a kidnapped girl in the parking lot. No Exit will be released on April 15 on Disney + Hotstar.
Several films will also have their streaming premiere in April 2022. Guillermo del Toro’s remake of the neo-noir psychological thriller and Oscar-nominated Nightmare Alley is out now – available April 1 – on Disney + Hotstar. One week later on April 8, we get Kingsman World War I prequel The King’s Man, with roles such as Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou and Charles Dance. And then a week after that, on April 15, Kenneth Branagh’s second Hercule Poirot film Death on the Nile – which also stars Gal Gadot and Ali Fazal – rolls to Disney + Hotstar in India.
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Disney + Hotstar will also offer a bunch of nature documentaries thanks to Earth Day on April 22. Explorer: The Last Tepui, the elite-free climber Alex Honnold (Free Solo) tries to climb a 1,000-foot cliff with a climbing team. Catherine Keener tells Polar bear, the story of a new mother navigating motherhood in an ever-challenging world for polar bears. The documentary will be accompanied by a behind-the-scenes docu Bear Witness, where you can see the filmmakers’ journey. And with The Biggest Little Farm: The Return, Nat Geo goes back to farmers John and Molly Chester, whose work was previously made into an award-winning document from 2018. This one looks at how they have changed their farm in 10 years.
And in what is not an Earth Day launch, the intimate documentary series Sketchbook – out on April 27 on Disney + Hotstar – takes us out on the desks and into the lives of talented artists and animators.
Those who like the Ice Age world can return to it on April 13 with Ice Age: Scrat Tales, a series of six animated short films with the titular unhappy saber-toothed squirrel as he navigates as a father with Baby Scrat.
As always, there is a lot of sports at Disney + Hotstar in April 2022 as well. The 2022 edition of the largest Twenty20 cricket tournament Indian Premier League (IPL) continues during the month. Comments are available in 8 languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bangla, Malayalam and Marathi. On April 3, Australia will face England in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Final 2022 in New Zealand’s capital. At the same time, Bangladesh’s tour of South Africa ends with a series of two tests that started on April 1.
In addition to cricket, matches from the most popular domestic football league Premier League will be broadcast in April on Disney + Hotstar. Both the men’s and women’s hockey editions of the 2022 FIH Pro League also take place during the month. And finally, Formula 1 goes to Australia for its third Grand Prix for the 2022 season on April 10, while Formula E is scheduled for Rome on April 9, also for its third “ePrix” for the season.
Disney + Hotstar will be released in April 2022 – full list
With that, here is the full list of movies and TV shows coming to Disney + Hotstar in April 2022. We have highlighted the Disney + original and Disney + Hotstar Multiplex titles in bold.
Kanaa Kaanum Kaalangal
Better Nate than ever
Big Sky: Season 2, weekly
Dicktown: Season 2, Weekly
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 18, weekly
Kaun Pravin Tambe?
South Africa vs Bangladesh: 1st tested
2022 ICC Cricket World Cup final for women
Billions: Season 6, weekly
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 9, weekly
Abbott Elementary: Season 1, Weekly
Knights of the MoonEvery week
The Proud Family: Louder and Proouder: Season 1Every week
The Resident: Season 5, weekly
Snowdrop, every week
This Is Us: Season 6, Weekly
Snowfall: Season 5, weekly
A Black Lady Sketch Show: Season 3, Weekly (Expected)
The king’s man
South Africa vs Bangladesh: 2nd tested
Formula E: Rome Grand Prix
Bigg Boss Ultimate Tamil: Final
Formula 1: Australian Grand Prix
The Great North: Season 2, weekly
The Simpsons: Season 33, Weekly
9-1-1 Lone Star: Season 3, weekly
Ice Age: Scrat Tales
Death on the Nile
MasterChef Australia: Season 14, 5 days a week
Mayans MC: Season 4, Weekly (Expected)
Explorer: The Last Tepui
The Biggest Little Farm: The Return
Anupamaa: Namaste America
Barry: Season 3, Weekly (Expected)
All of April
2022 Indian Premier League
Bigg Boss Malayalam: Season 4
Bigg Boss Non-Stop Telugu
FIH Pro League 2022 – Men
FIH Pro League 2022 – Ladies
the elite series