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With coronavirus lockdowns expected to last through the end of April — and possibly beyond — we’re all looking for a few good TV shows and films to keep us entertained. Fortunately, Showtime is delivering with a brand-new spinoff of Penny Dreadful, new episodes of Black Monday, the series finale of Homeland, and a bunch of new movies. Here’s what to stream on Showtime in April 2020. 

‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ premieres April 26 

Natalie Dormer
Natalie Dormer stars in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels | Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer returns to the small screen in the new series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. The spinoff of Penny Dreadful is set in 1938 Los Angeles and Dormer plays a supernatural demon named Magda. Daniel Zovatto plays Detective Tiago Vega and Nathan Lane is his partner Lewis Michener. Together, they investigate a grisly murder that sees them get caught up in an epic story that ties in with L.A.’s colorful history. It premieres Sunday, April 26 at 10/9c. 

New episodes of ‘Black Monday,’ ‘Vice,’ and the end of ‘Homeland’   

Also coming to Showtime this month are new episodes of the dark comedy series Black Monday, which chronicles the 1987 stock market crash (airing Sundays at 10/9c), and the series finale of Homeland, which airs April 26 at 9/8c.

You can also tune in to watch new episodes of the docuseries Vice on Sundays at 8/7c. This season includes a look at the growing human rights crisis in India and an investigation of the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. Plus, the new Showtime documentary The Longest War, about America’s war in Afghanistan, premieres Sunday, April 19 at 10/9c. 

New movies on Showtime in April 2020 

Showtime is also adding dozens of new movies to its streaming lineup this month, including the premieres of Mary Magdalene, A Dog’s Journey, and Semper Fi. You can also stream classic rom-coms such as While You Were Sleeping and Sleepless in Seattle; comedies including Superbad, I Feel Pretty, Analyze This, and Scrooged; and horror and sci-fi flicks such as Carrie, The Fog, Cabin Fever, and Total Recall. 

Here’s the complete list of what’s new to Showtime streaming in April 2020. 

Available April 1: 

The 6th Day

The American President


Analyze This


Be Cool

A Better Life

Breakin’ All the Rules

Cabin Fever


Charlie’s Angels

Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dreams

Clear and Present Danger

Cold Brook

Dan In Real Life

Donnie Brasco

The Fog

God Told Me To

How to Be a Player

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Indecent Proposal


The Jane Austen Book Club


The Nines

Panic Room

Poetic Justice

Private Parts

Push (2009)


Red Velvet

A River Runs Through It


S.W.A.T.: Firefight


Sleepless in Seattle

Sniper: Legacy

Stranger Than Fiction

Striking Distance


The Switch

Total Recall



The United States of Leland

When A Stranger Calls

While You Were Sleeping


Wild Things

Wild Things II

Zathura: A Space Adventure

Available April 2:

When In Rome

Available April 3: 

Mary Magdalene (Premiere)

Available April 4:

A Dog’s Journey (Premiere)

I Feel Pretty

Available April 9: 

Movie 43

Available April 10:

Sword of Trust (Premiere)

Available April 11:

Semper Fi (Premiere)

Available April 16: 

21 And Over

Basic Instinct

Available April 19: 

The Longest War (Premiere)

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

Available April 25: 

The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

Available April 29:

The Siren

The Sixth Sense

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