Everything That’s Streaming in March 2023
Our comprehensive guide to the year’s biggest month of TV so far
Big things are happening in the world of streaming this March—on both sides of the camera. HBO Max is combining with Discovery+, doubling its content library and daring viewers to stick their faces into a firehose of more than 200,000 hours of conglomo-programming. Netflix is rolling out a new partypooping “Extra Members” feature to monetize password sharing, prompting subscribers to pay a fee to add a sub-account for anyone outside the household, but they’re balancing the scales by expanding their livestreaming field and investing in gaming properties.
No business strategy is complete without a flood of new movies and shows hoping to hook viewers: the anticipated feature film based on British television series Luther, Mel Brooks’s History of the World: Part II, and Donald Glovers’s buzzy new series Swarm, to name a few. The Mandalorian is debuting the long-awaited third chapter in Din Djarin’s space saga, creepy Brazilian comedy The Followers riffs on the dark side of social media fame, and star-encrusted envirodisaster anthology Extrapolations faces climate change from a social standpoint. Read on to rediscover old favorites and meet your next binge watch:
Chris Rock: Selective Outrage (March 4) – Chris Rock is making entertainment history by delivering a stand-up performance in real time in Netflix’s first globally livestreaming event. Taking the stage in *checks notes* Baltimore at 7pm Pacific, the trailer for the new comedy special reveals a stone-faced Rock doing the classic backstage walk-up toward blinding spotlights and a screaming crowd. Coming almost a year to the day after Will Smith assaulted him at the Oscars, viewership may hinge on the chance to hear Rock address the controversy on a widely public forum for the first time. In the meantime, the Spiral star is honing his on-screen pugilistic chops: he’s filming I Am Maurice with Leslie Jones, a film about a Haitian immigrant who comes to America after the devastating 2010 earthquake to fulfill his dream of being a boxer.
Luther: The Fallen Sun (March 10) – Haunted by an unsolved murder, brilliant but disgraced London police detective John Luther (Idris Elba) breaks out of prison to hunt down a sadistic serial killer. If Elba looks extra comfortable bashing heads and poking buzzing tattoo machines into eyeballs, it’s because he played the steely copper in the crime thriller series of the same name for five seasons from 2010-2019. The trailer for the new film continuation is similarly crammed with a fiery prison riot, hand-to-hand combat and a snowy Jeep chase on a glacier, interspersed with cheesy rooftop brooding shots and taunting phonecalls from the villain. Jamie Payne (Outlander, New Amsterdam) directs his first feature project behind the camera, while Luther writer/creator Neil Cross continues to serve up the British Commish one-liners.
Waco: American Apocalypse (March 22) – A new three-part docuseries includes never-before-seen material from the infamous 51-day standoff between federal agents and the heavily armed Branch Davidian cult in 1993. The apocalyptic sect accepted David Koresh as the reincarnated Christ and began stockpiling illegal weapons in preparation for a world-ending battle with federal agents— igniting a bloody siege when the ATF raided their remote compound to seize Koresh’s massive weapons cache. The longest shootout in American law enforcement history resulted in the deaths of 86 men, women and children. Directed by documentarian Tiller Russell (Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer), the series offers tactical footage, behind-the-scenes negotiations, and interviews from witnesses on both sides of the compound walls to explore the limits of law enforcement reach, religious freedom, and how the media influences the federal response to homegrown anti-government groups.
Unstable Season 1 (March 30) – Rob Lowe is starring in a new comedy series that proves only rich people can truly afford to go crazy. Lowe is narcissist biotech phenom and entrepreneur Ellis Dragon (yep) who’s trying to find meaning in his life and make the world a better place in his own manic way– like slashing into a water bottle on the cover of Rolling Stone as the headline blares “Ellis Dragon Wants to F*#k Plastic!” But his business partners grow worried about his mental state as his efforts to tame his Branson-sized ego become increasingly unhinged. The trailer reveals Lowe meditating nude at work and disliking his kitchen utensils out loud, channeling the eternally self-actualizing Chris Traeger (Lowe’s anxious, wellness-obsessed character from Parks & Rec) with a genius complex. Can Ellis’s grounded, mild-mannered flautist son Jackson (played by Lowe’s real-life son John Owen Lowe) get through to him and offer a counterbalance to his grandiose dysfunction?
You Season 4 Part 2 (March 9)
Outlast Season 1 (March 10)
Money Shot: The Pornhub Story (March 15)
Murder Mystery 2 (March 31)
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History of the World: Part II (March 6) – 40 years after Mel Brooks swing-danced through the annals of the past in his parody movie History of the World: Part I, the Herodotus of humor is delivering its sequel as a star-packed sketch comedy series. Brooks creates, writes and narrates another whirlwind trip through human development, mining eight episodes of chuckle-worthy content by transposing modern and ancient conventions via dad jokes and visual puns: Alexander Graham Bell getting a prank call, Sigmund Freud promoting his MasterClass series, Civil War soldiers raving with glowsticks. Brooks’s comedic timing is brilliant as ever: as a new generation re-engineers time honored social conventions, the “Brooks treatment” remains an irreverently cornball elbow in the ribs of established tradition. Starring Jack Black, Ronny Chieng, Taika Waititi, Jason Alexander, Wanda Sykes, Richard Kind, Zazie Beets, Jillian Bell, Jason Mantzoukas, David Duchovny, Fred Armisen, Rob Corddry, Nick Kroll, Danny DeVito, Kumail Nanjiani, Quinta Brunson, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman and Tyler James Williams.
UnPrisoned Season 1 (March 10) – Kerry Washington is Paige, a messy but perfectionist relationship therapist and single mom whose life is turned upside down when her dad (Delroy Lindo) gets out of prison and moves in with her and her teenage son. Inspired by the life of author and executive producer Tracy McMillan, the comedy series highlights their awkwardly sweet efforts to repair their father/daughter relationship. Paige learns to build a new kind of connection with her dad while blarping around doing Lady Therapy which is mostly wine-soaked girlfriend talks, livestreaming her personal feelings, working through frustration in a sweaty spin cycle class, and tossing word salad she likely charges therapy clients $100 an hour for: “Life is messy! It’s not about what you owe someone else, it’s about who you want to be.”
Boston Strangler (March 17) – Based on the infamous Boston Strangler murders, this is the true story of Loretta McLaughlin (Kiera Knightley), the first reporter to connect the deaths and break the story of the Strangler, who murdered 11 women in the early 1960s. She and fellow reporter Jean Cole (Carrie Coon) put their personal and professional lives at risk and challenged the sexism of the era to report on the city’s most notorious serial killer and keep women informed of the danger. The men in the film, from editors to law enforcement to husbands, are willfully oblivious, obstructive and corrupt, but the intrepid “skirts” trust their guts and crack the case wide open.
Rye Lane (March 31) – A bright, visually ambitious rom-com unfolding over a single day in South London, Rye Lane follows rebounding 20-somethings Dom (David Jonsson) and Yaz (Vivian Oparah) as they reconcile their past heartbreaks and find unexpected romance. Drawing stylistic comparisons to Amelie and Before Sunrise, Raine Allen-Miller makes a magnificent directorial debut, shooting the culturally diverse Peckham neighborhood in exuberant pastels and letting Jonsson’s and Oparah’s wit spark against the vivid landscape.
Sin Eater: a Two-Part Documentary (March 10)
The Oscars (March 13)
RapCaviar Presents Season 1 (March 30)
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Daisy Jones and the Six (March 3) – Shot as a faux documentary, Daisy Jones and the Six follows the rise of a fictional rock band in the 1970s, from their scrappy beginnings in the LA music scene to ruling the global charts and electrifying the live stage at the peak of their career. Riley Keough is Daisy, the witchy woman whose creative relationship with lead guitarist and singer Billy Dunne (Sam Claflin) starts to look a whole lot like love – upending relationships and threatening the group’s future. The documentary style combines performance footage with confessionals and flashbacks, offering an inside look at the turmoil behind the band’s dramatic split at the height of their success. The 10-episode miniseries is based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s book of the same name, partly based on the tumultuous relationships of the legendary group Fleetwood Mac. Also starring Suki Waterhouse, Camila Morrone and Timothy Olyphant.
Class of ‘07 (March 17) –When an apocalyptic tidal wave hits during the 10-year reunion of an all-girls high school, a group of women must find a way to survive atop the island peak of their high school campus. Part Gilligan’s Island, part Lord of the Flies, the women wade through unresolved drama and forge new bonds to reckon with their watery new world and their tangled pasts. The rollercoaster Australian comedy series starring Emily Browning, Caitlin Stasey, and Megan Smart is a sweet and salty end-of-the-world journey toward embracing friendship, oblivion and hope.
Swarm (March 17) – Donald Glover’s new series since Atlanta ended in November after four seasons, Swarm is a horror thriller about the dark side of fandom. The show follows teenager Dre (a ferocious Dominique Fishback), whose adoration for the world’s biggest pop star metastasizes into obsession, and a series of tragedies sends her on a bloody cross-country journey to meet her idol. Glover and co-creator Janine Nabers (Watchmen) create a Beyoncé-like singer with a “beehive” of fans whose loyalty verges on religious mania – and when Dre’s personal demons collide with her love for her “goddess,” turns violent.
Reggie (March 24)
But I’m a Cheerleader (March 31)
The Power (March 31)
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Perry Mason Season 2 (March 6) – The gritty gumshoe-turned-lawyer origin series is back for a second season after a three-year hiatus and some serious behind-the-camera churn, with a brand new slate of showrunners, directors and writers. When the son of a powerful oil family is savagely murdered in 1933 Los Angeles, the DA finds an easy patsy in three down-and-out men. But when Perry Mason (Matthew Rhys) takes the case, he uncovers sweeping conspiracies and high-level corruption that throw a spotlight on the historical injustices of the era.
Succession Season 4 (March 26) – The Emmy-winning drama is calling it a wrap after season four as the Roy family saga builds to a hotly-anticipated finale. The children of ultra-rich patriarch Logan (Brian Cox) have spent the last three seasons pulling power moves, sniping, backbiting and forming toxic alliances for a piece of the media empire he controls – and now that he’s selling it to tech founder Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgård), they’re scrambling for whatever’s left. The series boasts razor-sharp writing and A-list guest appearances, with regulars Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Sarah Snook and Jeremy Strong returning as Logan’s deliciously calculating heirs.
Mariachis Season 1 premiere (March 2)
Marlon Wayans: God Loves Me (March 2)
Rain Dogs Season 1 premiere (March 6)
The Last of Us Season Finale (March 12)
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Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3 (March 1) –The season picks up after the events of The Book of Boba Fett, with the Mandalorian and Grogu traveling to Mandalore so Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) can redeem himself for the cardinal sin of removing his helmet. Showrunner Jon Favreau wrote all eight episodes, adding that the production held an advantage while filming in 2021 during the pandemic: several characters wear masks and much of the action is digitized. Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers and Amy Sedaris are returning in feature roles, while Christopher Lloyd and Tim Meadows will make guest appearances.
How to Win at Everything Season 1 (March 22) – Identical twins Chris and Justin Nelson are going head to head in a series of dude-centric experiments in the name of better living. The beefy Australian duo put competing scientific theories to the test in scenarios straight off a Reddit thread: is it faster to smash through a locked door in an emergency with your foot or a crowbar? Are women are more attracted to men who wear red or men who dance? What’s the best way to stay cool in the heat, eating spicy food or dipping your clothes in lukewarm water? The pair beer-sweat through grueling and mentally demanding challenges where one twin gets professional guidance while the other relies on intuition and brute athleticism to determine who will come out on top: nature or nurture?
Restaurants at the End of the World Season 1 (March 22) – Acclaimed chef, entrepreneur and adventurer Kristen Kish (Iron Chef, Top Chef) travels the world in search of the people, culture and traditions behind the world’s most remote restaurants. Truly off the grid and isolated from mainstream supply lines, local purveyors, farmers, kitchen crew and chefs have nevertheless created remarkable culinary oases with determination and ingenuity. Kristen is going behind the scenes to meet the people, hear the stories and learn what it takes to keep food on the table in the most remote outposts on earth.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 (March 1)
Doogie Kameāloha, M.D. Season 2 (March 31)
Doogie Howser, M.D. Seasons 1-4 (March 15)
Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming, with Dave Letterman (March 17)
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Apple TV Plus
Ted Lasso Season 3 (March 15) – After the fuzzy, unsinkably nice show about a goofball American coaching a jaded British underdog soccer team took home several Emmys for seasons 1 and 2, creator, producer and star Jason Sudeikis is gearing up for a third (and possibly final) season. The stakes are rising after the team’s big league promotion, as the media predicts they’ll be last in the League and “wonder kid” and kit man turned coach Nate defects to another club. Lasso’s personal life remains volatile, including the tantalizing possibility of romantic tension with team owner Rebecca. Apple TV+ says, “Things seem to be falling apart both on and off the pitch, but Team Lasso is set to give it their best shot anyway.” New episodes air weekly every Wednesday.
Extrapolations Season 1 (March 27) – The anthology drama series introduces a “near-future where the chaotic effects of climate change have become embedded into our everyday lives.” Eight interconnected stories from around the globe explore how a nosediving climate drives the deeply intimate evolution of family, work, and faith alongside it, with human survival at stake. It’s a class tale, too: cancer is cured, Mars has been explored, and technology blooms as the icecaps melt and forests burn. Rich people pursue golden parachutes like science-driven biological adaptations and extraplanetary settlement, while the less-haves have no alternative but to fight to save their home. The cast is a regular We Are the World of celebrities, featuring Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, Forest Whitaker, Tobey Maguire, Edward Norton, Sienna Miller, Meryl Streep, Daveed Diggs, and Marion Cotillard.
The Big Door Prize Season 1 (March 29) – A small town changes forever when a magical, destiny-predicting machine called Morpho appears in the local grocery store, promising to reveal everyone’s true life potential based on a DNA sample. Soon residents start changing jobs, rethinking relationships, questioning long-held beliefs and digging up long-buried dreams. Based on the M.O. Walsh novel, the comedy series stars Chris O’Dowd and speaks tenderly to the bittersweet misalignment between potential and reality, free will and destiny, and the human need to be part of – and impactful upon – the world.
Eva the Owlet (March 31)
My Kind of Country Season 1 (March 24)
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Rabbit Hole (March 26) – Kiefer Sutherland, America’s answer to Liam Neeson, is back to save democracy as John Weir, a corporate espionage operative battling paranoia and murky loyalties. When a job goes south, Weir is framed for the murder of a Treasury Department official (Rob Yang, Succession) and his investigation reveals a menacing conspiracy to control the American population through technology. Weir quickly learns that he can’t trust anyone in his search for the man behind the curtain, and soon starts to question reality itself. Like his role in 24, Sutherland is the walking validation of (and answer to) the fitful fantasies of a collectively disoriented and divided America in a volatile political climate: wronged and distrustful, digging into conspiracy theories, with extremists and disaster lurking at the door. The trailer cranks the tension tight as bombs erupt and protesters scream; as Weir’s spy colleague (Charles Dance) intones, “No one has ever succeeded in toppling a democracy such as ours. But a country rife with anger and division is a job already half done.”
School Spirits Season 1 premiere (March 9) – Maddie (Peyton List, Cobra Kai) wakes up in the afterlife after being murdered at her high school, robbed of her memory and earthly existence. Trapped in limbo on campus, she decides to investigate her own disappearance with the help of a group of students who are also stuck in high school purgatory. But as she tries to adjust to her new reality and uncover the truth through mounting lies and secrets, Maddie realizes that she might not like what she finds. With Bridgerton and Pretty Little Liars writer Oliver Goldstick as showrunner, expect lots of monotone sass and intrigue pimpled with zingers like, “high school used to feel like an eternity, and now it actually is.”
The Followers Season 1 (March 30) – A digital influencer follows her self-obsession to its logical end in the darkly comic Brazilian thriller where the only thing worse than being dead is being cancelled. Liv (Maria Bopp) is collecting followers hand over fist with her sunny, inspiring social media account—until she smokes a man over the head with a coffee pot when he threatens to cancel her. As time goes by without an arrest, Liv realizes she has not only a talent for homicide but the perfect image to place her beyond suspicion– and a camera-friendly Dexter is born. One intrepid podcaster (Raisa Chaddad) is determined to find the truth, however, as Liv racks up a body count while dodging online drama, faked trauma, and blocked accounts in her quest for clicks. The show cleverly highlights the irony of the media’s bloodthirsty fixation on murder while remaining completely oblivious to the photogenic killer in their midst.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Seasons 1-6 (March 29)
The Visitor (March 6)
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