Series to Watch: March 2023

Series to Watch: March 2023

February 23, 2023

Ones to Watch

DQ checks out the upcoming schedules to pick 10 new series to watch this March, from a 70s-set music drama and a sun-soaked 80s crime saga to a Spanish western and the long-awaited adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s The Power.

Daisy Jones & The Six
From: US
Original broadcaster: Prime Video
Producers: Amazon Studios and Hello Sunshine
Starring: Riley Keough, Sam Claflin, Camila Morrone, Will Harrison, Suki Waterhouse, Josh Whitehouse, Sebastian Chacon, Nabiyah Be, Tom Wright and Timothy Olyphant
Launch date: March 3
Based on the novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, this music drama follows the story of a fictional 1970s band fronted by two feuding yet charismatic singers, Daisy Jones (Keough) and Billy Dunne (Claflin). Their complicated musical partnership catapulted the band from obscurity to stardom but, after a sold-out show, they suddenly called it quits. Decades later, the band members agree to reveal the truth behind the break-up.
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Rain Dogs
From: UK
Original broadcasters: HBO and BBC
Producer: Sid Gentle Films
Distributor: BBC Studios
Starring: Daisy May Cooper, Jack Farthing, Ronke Adekoluejo, Adrian Edmondson and Fleur Tashijan
Launch date: March 6 (HBO)
From new writer Cash Carraway comes this unconventional love story between a working-class single mum, her 10-year-old daughter and a privileged gay man, as a dysfunctional family on the fringes of society attempts to go straight in a crooked world.
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Luther: The Fallen Sun
From: UK
Original broadcaster: Netflix
Producers: BBC Studios and Chernin Entertainment
Starring: Idris Elba, Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis and Dermot Crowley
Launch date: March 10
The thrilling BBC crime drama gets a feature-length reimagining on Netflix as Elba returns as brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther on a mission to tackle a gruesome serial killer terrorising London. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary.
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A Town Called Malice
From: UK
Original broadcaster: Sky
Producers: Sky Studios, Rogue State and Vertigo Films
Distributor: NBCUniversal Global Distribution
Starring: Jason Flemyng, Jack Rowan, Tahirah Sharif, Martha Plimpton, Dougray Scott, Lex Shrapnel, Daniel Sharman, George Jacques and Eliza Butterworth.
Launch date: March 16
Pitched as a blend of Dallas and Pulp Fiction to the sounds of Duran Duran, this neon-soaked, 80s-set cocktail of crime thriller and family saga follows the Lords – a family of former South London gangsters who flee to Spain’s Costa del Sol following a gangland battle. But while they hope to recapture their former glory, they spend as much time battling each other as they do their opponents.
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From: US
Original broadcaster: Apple TV+
Producer: Media Res
Starring: Yara Shahidi, Kit Harington, Daveed Diggs, Matthew Rhys, Heather Graham, Sienna Miller, Tahar Rahim, Meryl Streep, David Schwimmer, Neska Rose, Judd Hirsch, Cherry Jones, Edward Norton, Michael Gandolfini, Indira Varma, Diane Lane, Adarsh Gourav, Gaz Choudhry, Keri Russell, Gemma Chan, Marion Cotillard, Forest Whitaker, Hari Nef, Eiza González, Tobey Maguire, Ben Harper, Murray Bartlett and MaameYaa Boafo
Launch date: March 17
From Scott Z Burns, the writer behind Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 film Contagion, comes this series set in a near future where the chaotic effects of climate change have become embedded into our everyday lives. Extrapolations features eight interwoven stories about love, work, faith and family from across the globe that explore the intimate, life-changing choices that must be made when the planet is changing faster than the population.
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Lucky Hank
From: US
Original broadcasters: AMC and AMC+
Producers: AMC Studios, TriStar TV and Gran Vi
Starring: Bob Odenkirk, Mireille Enos, Oscar Nunez, Tom Bower, Kyle MacLachlan and Chris Diamantopoulos
Launch date: March 19
Odenkirk reunites with Better Call Saul executive producer Mark Johnson for a midlife crisis tale about the unlikely chairman of the English department in a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt.
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Rabbit Hole
From: US
Original broadcaster: Paramount+
Producer: CBS Studios
Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Charles Dance, Meta Golding, Enid Graham, Jason Butler Harner, Walt Klink and Rob Yang
Launch date: March 26 (US & Canada), March 27 (UK, Australia, Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France)
Nothing is what it seems when John Weir (Sutherland), a master of deception in the world of corporate espionage, is framed for murder by powerful forces with the ability to influence and control populations.
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Six Four
From: UK
Original broadcaster: ITVX
Producer: House Productions
Distributor: BBC Studios
Starring: Kevin McKidd, Vinette Robinson
Launch date: March 30
Inspired by Hideo Yokoyama’s novel of the same name, this Glasgow-set drama is described as a dark and compelling story of kidnap, corruption, betrayal, revolving around an uncompromising search for the truth when Chris and Michelle O’Neill’s teenage daughter goes missing. Serving police detective Chris (McKidd) is provided with a startling revelation about an infamous unsolved case that once divided the police when a local girl called Julie Mackie disappeared. Now, reeling from the news that his own daughter has gone missing, Chris is approached by a journalist who tells him fatal mistakes were covered up following Julie’s disappearance. Revisiting the case, Chris uncovers a series of undeniable errors, corruption and unbridled ambition.

The Power
From: US/UK
Original broadcaster: Prime Video
Producers: Amazon Studios and Sister
Starring: Toni Collette, John Leguizamo, Auli’i Cravalho, Toheeb Jimoh, Josh Charles, Eddie Marsan, Ria Zmitrowicz, Zrinka Cvitešić and Halle Bush
Launch date: March 31
Suddenly, without warning, teen girls develop the power to electrocute people at will, and what starts as a tingle in teenagers’ collarbones leads to a complete reversal of the power balance of the world. Featuring a cast of characters from London to Seattle, Nigeria to Eastern Europe, The Power is based on the book by Naomi Alderman.
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Sin Huellas
From: Spain
Original broadcaster: Prime Video
Producer: Zeta Producciones
Starring: Carolina Yuste, Camila Sodi, Silvia Alonso, Borja Luna, Álex Gadea, Adrian Grösser, Adriana Torrebejano, Leonardo Ortizgris and Pastora Vega
Launch date: March TBC
A ‘paella western’ from creators Gabi Ochoa and Héctor Beltrán, Sin Huellas stars Desi (Yuste) and Cata (Sodi), who employed as cleaners – until they are fired. When they get a call to clean the mansion belonging to the Rosellós, one of the most powerful families in Alicante, they jump at the chance to earn some money. But when they find a woman’s dead body, they clean the crime scene and become the chief suspects in a murder. Soon the police are after them, as are Russian hitmen, a family of millionaires and an ex-husband with a mariachi band.
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