Find out what premiere highlights the major streaming platforms have in store for March

1.  Our Flag Means Death (HBO Max)

HBO Max kicks off the month of March with guaranteed laughs with Our Flag Means Death and a new adventure comedy and parody of the pirate genre. Creator David Jenkins has prepared ten episodes, which will be released during the month of March starting with the pilot, and the two subsequent episodes this coming March 3. Just the ticket for those who miss Captain Jack Sparrow as we introduce his TV substitute and based on real events, Stede Bonnet, played by New Zealand actor Rhys Darby. The series also features Taika Waititi in the cast, who will play Captain Blackbeard.

2.  Star Trek: Picard (Prime Video)

Outer space is more alive than ever as the series starring Patrick Stewart is back on Day 4 on Prime. The trailer already revealed added details of the storyline and thread in  this second season, including a first look at Queen Borg and a trip to the twenty-first century, courtesy of Q as part of his endless judgment of humanity. Season two cast members, apart from Stewart himself, includes Alison Pill, Isa Briones and Evan Evagora in the main roles.

3. Outlander (Movistar Series)

One of the most emblematic fantasy series of our time is finally ready to return after  a series of delays due to the pandemic and a new season confirmed, already into its seventh season. The finale to season five left us all in shock and eager to discover how things will pan out for the Fraser family. Season six premieres on Movistar Series on March 7 remains faithful to its literary references, although there are some who say it has ceased to comply as rigidly with the original material. Showrunners are aware that they have to come full circle and provide answers to matters as macabre as the consequences of Claire’s rape.

4. Upload (Prime Video)

But it’s time for some more interesting returns for March 11, and this time it’s the turn of Upload (Amazon), the series caught audiences’ attention back in 2020 with a unique sci-fi proposal that blends perspectives of the Beyond from series such as The Good Place with the storyline of Ghost, and at the same time achieving an original comedy with shades of intrigue and romance. Greg Daniels, creator of the iconic The Office, remains at the helm of this project set in the near future (2033) with oodles of tech concepts we may very possibly have to deal with in the coming decades.

5.  The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (Apple TV)

For those who don’t dare peer into the future to see what technology has in store for us will also have an opportunity to look into the past through the eyes of the ailing elderly man Ptolemy, whose story lands on Apple TV also on the 11th. Hollywood great Samuel L. Jackson returns to television drama in the role of Ptolemy Grey, a 91-year-old man forgotten by his family and friends and diagnosed with dementia as the storyline revolves around the relationship he establishes with his caregiver, an orphaned teenager played by Dominique Fishback.

6.  Moto GP Unlimited (Prime Video)

Amazon Prime Video always have space for new docuseries, and this time they pay tribute to Moto GP idols Marc Márquez, Joan Mir, Jorge Martín, Maverick Viñales and Jack Miller in 8 50-minute episodes. The series is produced by The Mediapro Studio in association with Dorna is scheduled for release on March 14 and comes packed with surprises apart from the riders themselves, featuring up-close interviews and footage from directors of the most important teams, who have all given themselves entirely over to the project, so the public gets to see the other side of the coin of the lives of these athletes.

7.  La Unidad (Movistar+)

Subscribers to Movistar+ can start getting ready for a fresh shot of adrenaline on March 18, as the second season of the thriller “La Unidad” arrives. Season two features the same team of protagonists, faithful to its predecessor but this time with a different story to tell. Remember that La Unidad is one of the platforms hardest-hitting shows, specializing in jihadist terrorism conflicts and the subsequent investigation network deployed by Spanish National Police. Created by Dani de la Torre and Alberto Marini, season one traded blows very convincingly with the best US crime films, and features Nathalie Poza, along with Luis Zahera and Michel Noher.

8.  Bridgerton (Netflix)

Fans of Bridgerton are in for a real treat this month, after the first season became such a smash hit among audiences that they’ve renewed for a third and fourth run. As far as the second is concerned, the show premieres on March 25, and as shared by the platform, this time the focus shifts onto Anthony, Viscount Bridgerton, who is licking his wounds after his relationship with Siena and focusing his efforts on finding a suitable wife. Series creator, Chris Van Dusen, has promised romance, sexuality and intimacy in this new installment of one of the most popular series on Netflix.

9. Moon Knight (Disney+)

The Marvel Universe continues to swell its already copious catalog of characters of a serial nature with Moon Knight, the first episodes of which will be available on March  30. The story, which stands out in Phase 4 as a product that starts from scratch, follows Marc Spector, a former boxer and CIA agent whose life is saved by the moon god Khonshu. The character first appeared in the franchise’s comics in 1975, and in this adaptation is played by Oscar Isaac, one of the most reputable actors in Hollywood today.

10.  Julia (HBO Max)

Those watchers interested in gastronomy can enjoy Julia scheduled to see the light of day on the last day of the month, inspired by the life of Julia Child and her long-running television series The French Chef, a veritable pioneer in the cooking program genre. The series will have plenty to say also with respect to the context, set in an era in the United States that understood the emergence of television as a new social institution, as well as the founding of new feminist movements. Sarah Lancashire crosses the pond to star in the title role, after having previously intervened in such critically-acclaimed British series as Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley.

‘Julia’. HBO Max.

11.  Ser o no ser (Playz)

And finally, this March we will also have the pleasure of witnessing a new series on transgender identities. Created by Coral Cruz, Ser o no ser borrows the title of the classic to narrate thew story of Joel, a 16-year-old transsexual boy studying theatrical studies at a new high school where nobody knows him. However, this unfamiliar environment proves to be more complex a setting as his transition process comes into  conflict with the temperament of the teacher, and a classmate who falls in love with him. The six-part series, produced by RTVE in association with Big Bang Media (The Mediapro Studio) will premiere on March 30. In addition, Ser o no ser showrunners were in consultancy throughout with members of the trans community to ensure the plausibility of the story.

‘Ser o no ser’. Playz.
Arnau Martín Camarasa. Student of Audiovisual Communication at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. My high-school major was in the Arts at Sant Adrià del Besòs. My main goal is to become a critic, analyst or teacher specializing in film and television series. I have more specific objectives that would help me including attending film festivals, being part of the jury and contacting specialized critics to gradually learn to master the art.