What to watch on streaming in March: Netflix, Disney, Binge, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+ and more

The hotly anticipated returns from Succession, Ted Lasso and Yellowjackets may be the flashier offerings for March, but there’s really a lot to get excited about.

Follow-up S4 (Foxtel/Binge*, March 27): The good news is that the delightfully destructive Succession is back with more business intrigue, family betrayal and the scrapping of one-liners. The bad news is that this is the final season, so bathe in the Roys’ revolting wealth and moral decline for this final installment.

Ted Lasso S3 (Apple TV+, March 15): Kindness will prevail in the third (and perhaps last?) season of Apple TV+’s escape show. Richmond FC is back in the Premier League, but the question is can they stay there? And will Ted be able to stare down his former protégé and traitor, Nathan Shelley?

Luther: The Fallen Son (Netflix, March 10): We’ll never say no to Idris Elba in that tweed jacket again. We last saw John Luther get arrested and we find him in prison at the beginning of this sequel. But with a cyber-killer stalking London, Luther knows he’s the only one who can stop them.

Perry Mason S2 (Foxtel/Binge, March 7): Sultry jazz, femme fatales and a world-weary take on rampant corruption make for the best noir mysteries, and the Perry Mason prequel is shrouded in darkness. Matthew Rhys and Juliet Rylance return for a long-running second season of the crime drama.

Class of ’07 (Amazon Prime Video, March 17): As if high school reunions weren’t already melodramatic and terrifying. Throw in an apocalypse and it’s going to be the worst night of your life. The Australian comedy stars Emily Browning, Caitlin Stasey and Megan Smart.

Yellow Jackets S2 (Paramount+, March 24): What’s a little cannibalism between friends? There are so many questions left over from the first season of the drama set between two time periods – in the past when a group of high school girls crashed in the woods, and in the present when the traumas still sink in to every survivor. We also love Melanie Lynskey, who is so wonderful.

Wellmania (Netflix, March 29): Starring Celeste Barber, the dramedy is about a food critic who is about to get her dream job in the US when she gets stuck in Australia. She can’t leave until she passes a health test, so she plunges into the world of the wellness cult. But self-discovery is more than superficial.

Happy Hank (Stan, March 20): After the closing of You better call Saul, should Bob Odenkirk not stay away from our screens for long. Here he plays a college English professor who is always on the verge of a complete meltdown and struggles to keep it alone in crisis mode in his personal and professional life.

Daisy Jones and the Six (Amazon Prime Video, March 3): Set in the heady world of the 1970s LA music scene, starring Riley Keough, Sam Claflin and Suki Waterhouse, the series charts the rise and fall of a Fleetwood Mac-inspired band.

Murder mystery 2 (Netflix, March 31): A few years after getting caught up in a murder mystery in the first film, the pair are now private investigators who run their own agency. They will need their wits when their friend, a Maharaja, is kidnapped at his own wedding.

Tetris (Apple TV+, March 31): Fortunately, this is not a conceptual film based on the game – a la the Angry Birds or Battleship movies. Tetris is a historical drama about the struggle for the rights to the game invented in the USSR. Taron Edgerton, Toby Jones and Nikita Yefremov play the lead roles.

Rain dogs (Foxtel/Binge, March 7): Family dramas are hardly a rare species, but if you get the character mix right, they can be different. Set in London, Rain Dogs is about a single mother with a 10-year-old daughter and a rocky relationship with her bestie. The show stars Daisy May Cooper and Jack Farthing.

The Night Agent (Netflix, March 23): Created by Shawn Ryan (The shield, Timeless) and an adaptation of a book by Matthew Quirk, the spy thriller seems mundane with the story of an FBI agent caught in a massive conspiracy after answering a phone call. The real draw has to be Oscar nominee Hong Chau, who is among the cast.

Swarm (Amazon Prime Video, March 17): Co-created by Donald Glover and starring Dominique Fishback and Chloe Bailey, the horror series focuses on a young woman’s dark obsession with a pop star and her fandom, nicknamed “the Swarm”. It’s not for nothing that a swarm looks a lot like a beehive.

History of the world part 2 (Disney+, March 6): When Mel Brooks made History of the world part 1 in 1981, the film famously declared that there would be no part two. What a difference 42 years make. The follow-up features performances from Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, Taika Waititi, David Duchovny and many more, plus Brooks’ narration.

Shadow and Bone S2 (Netflix, March 16): The high-concept fantasy series returns with its adventures in the Grishaverse. The hero, Alina, is on the run after her confrontation with Kirigan, while other beloved characters from Leigh Bardugo’s books finally make their screen debut.

Beyond paradise (Foxtel/Binge*/Fetch, March 4): A spin-off of Death in Paradisethe highly anticipated series is a must-see for anyone who has followed the adventures of the Saint Marie police force, and especially anyone curious about what Humphrey is up to since his return to England.

Rabbit hole (Paramount+, March 27): If you like a paranoid conspiracy thriller – and who doesn’t – Kiefer Sutherland is here to serve. In Rabbit hole, he plays a “corporate espionage agent” accused of murder. Charles Dance, the master of condescending humiliation, is also in the cast.

The power (Amazon Prime Video, March 31): There is no denying the power of teenage girls when they literally stand in their power. In this sci-fi drama, all the teenage girls of the world have the power to electrocute people, and it’s spreading to women of all ages. Power stars Toni Collette, Toheeb Jimoh and John Leguizamo.

Will Trent (Disney+, March 8): When it comes to police procedurals, there are a handful of templates, and one of the most beloved is the wayward detective with odd methods, but it’s their spry nature that helps bring about justice. Will Trent is that show. With Ramon Rodriguez, Erika Christensen and Sonja Sohn from The Wire.

Weird: The Story of Al Yankovich (Paramount+, March 2): Daniel Radcliffe continues his string of surprising career choices with this biopic about Weird Al Yankovic. And in true form for a Weird Al movie, it’s mostly a brutal parody. Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson and Toby Huss can also be seen.

Up here (Disney+, March 24): A musical rom-com may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if it’s totally your genre, Up here has faith. The co-creators are Dear Evan Hansenfrom Steven Levenson and Frozen‘s Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus Hamilton‘s Thomas Kail directs the first episode. Belting on the tunes are Mae Whitman, Carlos Valdez and Katie Finneran.

Extrapolations (Apple TV+, March 17): A star-studded anthology series featuring stories about climate change, Extrapolations can have one of the dazzling ensembles put together for one series. Stars include Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Gemma Chan, Kit Harington, Edward Norton, Matthew Rhys, Tobey Maguire, Keri Russell, Marion Cotillard and Murray Bartlett.

Back in time for the corner shop (ABC iview, March 7): Na Back in time for dinnerAnnabel Crabb takes another stroll down memory lane, exploring Australian history and culture through that great mainstay of every suburb, the corner shop.

In our blood (ABC iview, March 19): Featuring a huge Australian ensemble cast including Jada Alberts and Matt Day, In our blood is the comprehensive story of how Australia fought the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, taking the stories of the gay community along with those from the medical and political worlds.

to survive (Netflix, March 10): You can’t throw a rock without winning a reality competition featuring brave (and perhaps reckless) souls trying to outdo each other and survive in an unforgiving landscape. This is Netflix’s version and is set in the Alaskan wilderness.

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