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What’s Premiering This Week (April 19-April 25)

Freeform will debut 'Cruel Summer' in April
Freeform will debut 'Cruel Summer' in April (Image credit: Freeform )

HBO Max’s latest Warner Bros. film premiere and a new Freefrom teen thriller series highlight this week’s new and returning show premieres.

HBO Max on April 23 will premiere Mortal Kombat, the latest Warner Bros. film to debut on the streaming service day and date with the film’s theatrical premiere. The movie is the  latest film adaptation of the Mortal Kombat video game franchise.

Read also: WarnerMedia's Kilar: We Should Have Given Hollywood a Head-up About Day-and-Date HBO Max Premieres

Debuting April 20 is Freeform’s latest teen drama series Cruel Summer, produced by actress Jessica Biel. The series takes place over three summers in the 1990s and follows events surrounding a popular teen who goes missing and a seemingly unrelated girl who transforms from a sweet and awkward to the most popular girl in town, according to Freeform.

Read also: Cruel Summer Review 

Below are video trailers and premiere dates for several shows debuting the week of April 19 to April 25 on cable networks and streaming services (for some videos, viewer discretion is advised):

April 20 -- Sasquatch (documentary) -- Hulu

April 22 -- Boys from County Hell (horror) -- Shudder

April 22 -- Cher and the Loneliest Elephant (documentary) -- Paramount Plus

April 22 -- Rutherford Falls (comedy) -- Peacock

April 22 -- Stowaway (sci-fi/thriller) -- Netflix

April 23 -- A Black Lady Sketch Show (returning series) -- HBO

April 23 -- Shadow and Bone (drama) -- Netflix

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.