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ANTICIPATION REPORT: April Showers Us With Drama And Fantasy

The premiere of "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels" is finally near! Showtime

Spring has sprung! April brings forth quality television starting with Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (No. 1) on the 26th. Showtime’s spin-off series of horror drama, Penny Dreadful, takes us to 1938 Los Angeles where a detective and his partner find themselves entangled in an epic tale infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension. 

Next, mini-series, Mrs. America (No. 2), tells the true story of 1970's conservative activist, Phyllis Schlafly, and her unexpected fight against the Equal Rights Amendment. The FX on Hulu program features an all-star cast including: Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Tracey Ullman, Rose Byrne, Margo Martingale, and Uzo Aduba. 

Meanwhile, new fantasy series, Tower of God (No. 3) and Tales from the Loop (No. 4), arrive at the start of the month. On the 1st, anime action series, Tower of God, follows a boy who has spent his life trapped beneath a massive tower with his best friend. However, life as he knows it becomes challenged when his friend decides to try and reach the top. A few days later, Amazon sci-fi drama, Tales from the Loop, will explore a group of townspeople who live above a machine built to explore the mysteries of the universe.

Rounding out our new category is HBO comedy, Run (No. 5). Created by Vicky Jones and executive produced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the series brings laughter to our list when a woman (played by Merritt Weaver) decides to drop everything and meet her college sweetheart (Domhnall Gleeson). Together, they will fulfill a pact they made 17 years prior -- to travel across America. Run premieres on April 12th. 

The magic of Phoebe Waller-Bridge trickles into our returning category with Season 3 of Killing Eve (No. 1)! On the 26th, the British spy thriller will follow Villanelle and Eve as they attempt to live without their “drug of choice.” Luckily for viewers, a personal death sets them on a collision course once again …

Coming in at No. 2 is the second season of dark dramedy, After Life. After punishing the world for his wife’s death by doing whatever he wants, Tony, attempts to become a better friend to those around him. The entire season drops on April 24th.

Anime remains a powerful force in April as two series make their respective comebacks. The third and final season of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (No. 3) premieres on the 10th. Although few details have been revealed, it’s guaranteed that fans will receive answers regarding Season 2’s major cliffhanger with a nice wrap-up to the series. The following day delivers the second season of Kaguya-sams: Love is War (No. 4), where Miyuki will face new challenges after the introduction of Miko Lino, a rival in the student council elections.

Lastly, “something big is happening in Bristol Cove.” On April 2nd, the third season of Freeform fantasy drama, Siren (No. 5), picks up after Ben’s shocking decision at the end of Season 2; leaving ripple effects in his relationships. Meanwhile, a dangerous new mermaid arrives, igniting an undersea battle between rival tribes.

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