Hulu’s ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ Top New Show, Netflix’s ‘Russian Doll’ Top Returning Show Anticipated in April

Hulu’s “Under the Banner of Heaven” was the top anticipated new show, Netflix’s “Russian Doll” was the most anticipated returning show, and Sony Pictures’ Morbius was the top anticipated movie on the Whip Media charts for April.

Starring Andrew Garfield, “Under the Banner of Heaven” starts streaming on Hulu April 28. The limited series, inspired by the true-crime bestseller, follows the events that led to the 1984 murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty and her baby daughter in a suburb in Salt Lake Valley, Utah.

The second season of “Russian Doll” starts streaming on Netflix April 20. The series follows Nadia (Natasha Lyonne), a woman caught in a time loop in which she dies repeatedly.

Morbius, debuting in theaters April 1, is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It stars Jared Leto as Dr. Michael Morbius, who becomes a vampire after he cures himself of a rare disease.

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TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with 21 million global users, according to the company. TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” is based on data from those users.

Most Anticipated New Shows for April:

  1. “Under the Banner of Heaven” (Hulu) — April 28
  2. “The First Lady” (Showtime) — April 17
  3. “Slow Horses” (Apple TV+) — April 1
  4. “The Offer” (Paramount+) — April 28
  5. “Tokyo Vice” (HBO Max) — April 7


Most Anticipated Returning Shows for April:

  1. “Russian Doll” (Netflix) — April 20
  2. “The Flight Attendant” (HBO Max) — April 21
  3. “Barry” (HBO) — April 24
  4. “Better Call Saul” (AMC) — April 18
  5. “Undone” (Prime Video) — April 29


Most Anticipated Movies for April:

  1. Morbius — April 1
  2. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore — April 15
  3. Ambulance — April 8
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — April 8
  5. The Northman — April 22
  6. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent — April 22
  7. The Bad Guys — April 22
  8. The Contractor — April 1
  9. The Bubble — April 1
  10. All the Old Knives — April 8

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