Twenty-two new British, Canadian, and Irish TV series, seasons, films, and specials premiere in the US in March.
For updates about shows from the UK, Canada, and Ireland added to US linear TV and streaming channels throughout the month, see the British TV Viewing Guide.
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Presented by Danny Dyer (EastEnders) and Ellie Taylor (Plebs), this new quiz show, described as equal parts brains and blagging expects and encourages contestants to cheat their way to a cash prize. Just don’t get caught. Cheat premieres globally on Wednesday, March 1, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Wreck: Season 1 (UK)
Set aboard the MS Sacramentum cruise ship, this comedy-slasher thriller series follows Jamie (Oscar Kennedy, Ladhood), a 19-year-old new recruit who infiltrates the 1,000-strong crew in a desperate race to find his missing sister. She vanished mid-charter during a previous tour, so now Jamie is playing detective to uncover the sinister truth, all while bloodthirsty murders are taking place on board.
Wreck premieres in the US on Wednesday, March 1, exclusively on Hulu. (You can add it to your watchlist now.)
Based on the novel Holding by award-winning talk show host and best-selling author Graham Norton, this comedy-drama stars Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones, Vienna Blood) as police sergeant PJ Collins, who has a genuine crime to solve for the first time ever, after human remains are found buried on a farm in the tiny Irish town of Duneen. With it a lifetime’s worth of small-town secrets are unearthed, revealing the villagers’ dark pasts and rousing PJ’s own inner demons.
Featuring Charlene McKenna (Bloodlands) and Siobhan McSweeney (Derry Girls), Holding premieres in the US and Canada in its entirety on Monday, March 6, exclusively on Acorn TV.
Rain Dogs (UK)
This dark comedy-drama series revolves around a dysfunctional family on the fringes of society attempting to go straight in a crooked world. It’s an unconventional love story between a working class single mom (Daisy May Cooper, This Country), her 10-year-old daughter (Fleur Tashjian), and a privileged gay man (Jack Farthing, Poldark).
Costarring Ronke Adekoluejo (Alex Rider) and Adrian Edmondson (Bancroft), Rain Dogs, an HBO Original series, premieres in the US on Monday, March 6, at 10 PM ET/PT, on HBO, with streaming available on HBO Max.
The Confessions of Frannie Langton (UK)
Based on the novel The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins, this period drama, set against the dazzling opulence of Georgian London, chronicles Frannie’s (Karla-Simone Spence, Blue Story) journey from a Jamaican plantation to the grand Mayfair mansion of celebrated scientist George Benham (Stephen Campbell Moore, War of the Worlds) and his exquisitely beautiful wife, Madame Marguerite Benham (Sophie Cookson, Kingsman: The Secret Service). In a misguided and monstrous gesture, Frannie is gifted by the man who owns her, John Langton (Steven Mackintosh, Luther), to Benham, for whom she is employed as a maid in the household, much to her chagrin.
The Confessions of Frannie Langton premieres in North America on Wednesday, March 8, exclusively on BritBox.
MH370: The Plane That Disappeared (UK)
This docuseries delves into one of the greatest mysteries of modern times: the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 — a Boeing 777 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board, which vanished from all radar on March 8, 2014.
MH370: The Plane That Disappeared, a Netflix Documentary, premieres globally on Wednesday, March 8, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Luther: Fallen Sun (UK)
The wait for the return of Luther is nearly over. Idris Elba (Thor: Love and Thunder, Beasts of No Nation) reprises his role as DCI John Luther in this feature film, which finds the copper behind bars, haunted by his failure to catch David Robey (Andy Serkis, The Lord of the Rings trilogy), a tech millionaire, sadist, and serial killer. Now taunted by the cyber psychopath, Luther does what needs must: break out of prison to nick the psycho killer.
The film costars Dermot Crowley (The Wonder) as his Luther’s former boss, DSU Martin Schenk, and Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, The Outsider) as DCI Odette Raine, a by-the-book inspector who basically has Luther’s old job and finds herself Luther’s unlikely ally. Additional cast members include Thomas Coombes (Save Me), Hattie Morahan (The Undeclared War), Lauryn Ajufo (Tell Me Everything), and Vincent Regan (Before We Die).
Luther: The Fallen Sun, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, March 10, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
A Spy Among Friends (UK-US)
Based on Ben Macintyre‘s New York Times best-selling book of the same name, this thriller limited series dramatizes the true story of Nicholas Elliott (Damian Lewis, Billions) and Kim Philby (Guy Pearce, Jack Irish), British spies and lifelong friends. A story of intimate duplicity, loyalty, trust and treachery, it reveals how the deeply-personal betrayal of Philby, the most notorious British defector and Soviet double agent in history, was uncovered at the height of the Cold War, and resulted in the gutting of British and American Intelligence.
Costarring Anna Maxwell Martin (Motherland) and Adrian Edmondson (Back to Life), A Spy Among Friends premieres in the US on Sunday, March 12, exclusively on MGM+.
Escape to the Country: Season 23 (UK)
Returning for a new season is this popular reality series, which sees experts and realtors helping city folks to achieve the dream of quitting the rat race in the concrete jungle for the peace of the countryside. In addition to helping them find a suitable property, they also guide prospective buyers through the process of buying, selling and moving. Each episode follows one move, and includes everything from snug, chocolate-box cottages to rambling castles. Escape to the Country: Season 23 premieres in the US on Tuesday, March 14, on BritBox.
Money Shot: The Pornhub Story (UK)
This documentary features interviews with performers, activists, and past employees of Pornhub, offering a deep dive into its successes and scandals. Money Shot: The Pornhub Story, a Netflix Documentary, premieres globally on Wednesday, March 15, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Dance 100 (UK)
Produced by Studio Lambert (The Nest, Gogglebox), this street dance competition series hosted by Ally Love sees eight choreographers giving their all to create increasingly complex routines for an ever-growing number of elite dancers — who are also the judges — in a bid to win the $100,000 prize.
Dance 100, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, March 17, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Call the Midwife: Season 12 (UK)
Set in 1968, the new season of this ever-popular period drama sees the nuns and nurses from Nonnatus House welcome a new nun, Sister Veronica (Rebecca Gethings, The Serpent Queen). Tensions rise in Poplar, including in the delivery room, following Enoch Powell’s “Rivers of Blood” speech, in which he denounces Commonwealth immigration.
Call the Midwife: Season 12 premieres in the US on Sunday, March 19, at 8 PM ET, on PBS. (Check your local listings.)
Marie Antoinette (UK-France)
Emilia Schüle (Berlin Dance School) stars in this biopic series as Marie Antoinette, a teen when she leaves Austria to marry the dauphin of France (Louis Cunningham, Bridgerton). With pressure to continue the Bourbon line and secure the Franco-Austrian alliance, she must follow the complex rules of the French court while attempting to charm her reluctant king-to-be, Louis XVI. Transforming into the Queen of Style and a true fashion icon, Marie Antoinette tries to recreate Versailles in her image: free, independent, and feminist. But defamatory pamphlets and persistent rumors about her private life undermine her status, and her opponents within the Royal Family do everything they can to bring her down.
Marie Antoinette premieres in the US on Sunday, March 19, at 10 PM ET, on PBS. (Check your local listings.)
Sandition: Season 3 (UK)
In the third and final season of this fan-favorite period drama, Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams, Reign) returns to Sanditon, she and Alexander Colbourne (Ben Lloyd-Hughes, The Ipcress File) have an awkward reunion, and Georgiana Lambe (Crystal Clarke, Roadkill) celebrates her 21st birthday, although things aren’t exactly fun when Georgina is called on to meet a startling new challenge.
Sandition: Season 3 premieres in the US on Sunday, March 19, at 9 PM ET, PBS. (Check your local listings.)
The Larkins: Season 2 (UK)
Adapted from H.E. Bates‘s classic novel The Darling Buds of May, the second and final season of this period comedy-drama finds the Larkins getting some dubious new neighbors in the Jerebohm family, Ma (Joanna Scanlan, The Light in the Hall, No Offence) playing Cupid between her daughter Primrose (Lydia Page, The Worst Witch) and Rev Candy, and Pop (Bradley Walsh, Doctor Who, Law & Order: UK) landing in trouble with the law after he falls into a trap. And that’s just for starters!
Costarring Julian Rhind-Tutt (Britannia) as Mr. Jerebohm, Morgana Robinson (Stuck) as Pinkie Jerebohm, and Maxim Ays (Sanditon) as Rev. Candy, The Larkins: Season 2, an Acorn TV Original, premieres in the US with two episodes on Monday, March 20, exclusively on Acorn TV. New episodes will drop in pairs through April 3.
Great Expectations (UK-US)
Adapted from the classic novel by Charles Dickens, this period drama tells the coming-of-age story of Pip, an orphan who yearns for a greater lot in life, until a twist of fate and the evil machinations of the mysterious and eccentric Miss Havisham show him a dark world of possibilities. Under the great expectations placed upon him, Pip will have to work out the true cost of this new world and whether it will truly make him the man he wishes to be.
The six-episode series stars Tom Sweet (Gunpowder) and Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk) as Pip, Owen McDonnell (Killing Eve) as Joe, Johnny Harris (The Salisbury Poisonings) as Magwitch, Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows) as Mr. Pumblechuck, Shalom Brune-Franklin (The Tourist) as Estella, and Olivia Coleman (The Crown) as Miss Havisham.
Great Expectations premieres in the US on Sunday, March 26, exclusively on Hulu. (You can add it to your watchlist now.)
Mae Martin: SAP (CA)
Award-winning comedian, writer, and actor Mae Martin (Feel Good) makes their hour-long stand-up comedy special debut with SAP, in which they reflect on a world off its axis — from a mythical moose encounter, to the gender spectrum in Beauty and the Beast. Mae Martin: SAP, a Netflix Comedy Special, premieres globally on Tuesday, March 28, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Staged: Season 3 (UK)
Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) and David Tennant (Broadchurch) return to their pandemic-era hit comedy-drama series for a third season. Joined by a host of guest stars, the two continue to navigate working from home, their personal lives, and their careers.
Staged: Season 3 premieres in North America on Tuesday, March 28, exclusively on BritBox.
The Power (US-UK)
Based on Naomi Alderman’s best-selling and award-winning novel The Power (hailed as “our era’s The Handmaid’s Tale” by The Washington Post), this thriller finds there is a twist of nature in our world: Suddenly, and without warning, teenage girls develop the power to electrocute people at will — a power that evolves from a tingle in teenagers’ collarbones to a complete reversal of the power balance of the world.
The series stars Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense, United States of Tara), along with John Leguizamo (When They See Us), Auli’i Cravalho (Darby and the Dead), Toheeb Jimoh (Ted Lasso), Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Eddie Marsan (Deceit), Ria Zmitrowicz (Mr. Selfridge), Zrinka Cvitešić (London Spy), and Halle Bush.
The Power premieres globally on Friday, March 31, exclusively on Prime Video. (You can add it to your watchlist now.)
Rye Lane (UK)
This romantic comedy-drama stars David Jonsson (Industry) and Vivian Oparah (Class), as Dom and Yas, two twenty-somethings reeling from bad break-ups. They connect over the course of an eventful day in South London, helping each other deal with their nightmare exes, and potentially restoring their faith in romance.
Rye Lane, a Hulu Original, premieres in the US on Friday, March 31, exclusively on Hulu.
Based on a true story, this Cold War–era thriller starring Taron Egerton (Rocketman) tells the unbelievable story of how one of the world’s most popular video games found its way to avid players around the globe. After Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton) discovers the game Tetris in 1988, he risks everything by traveling to the Soviet Union, where he joins forces with inventor Alexey Pajitnov (Nikita Efremov, Londongrad) to outsmart the KGB and bring the game to the masses.
The film features Toby Jones (Detectorists), Sofya Lebedeva (Vikings: Valhalla), Ben Miles (The Capture), Rick Yune (The Fast and the Furious), Roger Allam (Endeavour), Greg Kolpakchi (Happy Valley), Anthony Boyle (Ordeal by Innocence), and Matthew Marsh (Knightfall).
Tetris premieres globally on Friday, March 31, exclusively on Apple TV+.
The Bay: Season 4 (UK)
Marsha Thomason (Cobra, White Collar) reprises her role as DS Jenn Townsend, Morecambe CID’s Family Liaison Officer, in the new season of this mystery-crime drama. In the season opener, Beth Metcalf dies in what seems to be a targeted attack, leaving her husband, Dean (Joe Armstrong, Gentleman Jack), shocked, bereft, unprepared for being the sole carer to their four children, and struggling at every turn, unable to process what’s happened. As Jenn and the team dig deeper into the case, they discover secrets and lies lurk beneath every surface. The Bay: Season 4, a BritBox Original, premieres in North America exclusively on BritBox (date tba)
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Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon.
The Clinic: Seasons 5 & 6 (IE)
This multiple award-winning, character-driven Irish medical drama is sudsy and addictive like Grey’s Anatomy. Set at the multi-disciplinary Clarence Street Clinic in an affluent area of Dublin, the stories revolve around the clinic’s staff, whose personal foibles and relationship issues are as common as their patients’ medical needs. The Clinic: Season 5 begins streaming Monday, March 6, followed by Season 6 on March 20.
Count Arthur Strong: Seasons 1-3 (UK)
I love this show so much, I bought the DVD box set (and I rarely buy DVDs!). The hilarious comedy revolves around Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney), an out-of-work former vaudevillian who believes he’s still a star. But he’s skint, so he cooks up hair-brained schemes to make money, and entangles Michael Baker (Rory Kinnear, Our Flag Means Death), the son of Arthur’s former stage partner, in them — all while he causes chaos and confusion wherever he goes. Count Arthur Strong: Seasons 1-3 begins streaming Monday, March 13.
Happy Valley: Season 1 (UK)
Hands down, one of the best crime dramas, ever. Sarah Lancashire (Julia, Last Tango in Halifax) stars as Catherine Cawood, a police sergeant in the West Yorkshire community of Calder Valley, where she lives with her sister, Clare (Siobhan Finneran, Downton Abbey) and grandson, Ryan (Rhys Connah, The White Princess). Ryan’s mum is Catherine’s daughter, Becky, who committed suicide after she was raped — a crime Catherine believes was committed by nasty criminal Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton, McMafia, Grantchester). So when Catherine learns that Royce has been released from prison, she makes it her mission to find him. Little does she know, though, that he is involved in the kidnapping of Ann Gallagher (Charlie Murphy, Peaky Blinders), the daughter of a local millionaire, whom she is trying to locate. Happy Valley: Season 1 begins streaming Monday, March 13.
Ireland Coast & Country (IE)
This factual series takes viewers into the heart of Ireland through the stories and journeys of those who were born in the Emerald Isle, as well as those from elsewhere who’ve made it their home. Ireland Coast & Country begins streaming Monday, March 13.
Murdoch Mysteries: Season 16 (CA)
In the latest season of this hit period mystery series, Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) and Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy) settle into life with baby Susannah, while Constable George Crabtree (Jonny Harris) is brokenhearted over leaving Effie Newsome (Clare McConnell) at the altar, owing to a dire prophecy by his aunt. Constable Henry Higgins-Newsome (Lachlan Murdoch) thinks Crabtree got cold feet, but then starts to suspect that Crabtree’s aunt might have hoodwinked him.
In other goings-on, Inspector Thomas Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) tracks down the missing Detective Llewelyn Watts (Daniel Maslany), finding Watts, his paramour Jack (Jesse Lavercombe) and his infant, Samuel, in New York. While there, Brackenreid lets his defenses down and soon realizes that not only is Watts’s future in peril, so, too, is his own. And Murdoch gets suspicious about what’s really going on with Violet Hart (Shanice Banton) and her father, Maurice Majors (Roger Cross).
Murdoch Mysteries: Season 16 has its SVOD streaming debut on Monday, March 27.
Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on AMC+ and its digital channels, including AMC+ on Amazon.
The Almond and the Seahorse (UK)
This film follows the lives of two couples who are forced to deal with the effects of one partner suffering from anterograde amnesia following a traumatic brain injury. Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids) and Celyn Jones (Manhunt) play one couple, Charlotte Gainsbourg (The Pale Blue Eye) and Trine Dyrholm (Face to Face) play the other. Meera Syal (The Devil’s Hour) costars as the doctor supporting both couples. The Almond and the Seahorse begins streaming Friday, March 24.
Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on BritBox and its digital channels, including BritBox on Amazon.
Staged: Seasons 1-2 (UK)
In this hit comedy-drama series, David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Michael Sheen (Good Omens) play themselves. They were due to star in a production of Six Characters in Search of an Author in the West End when the pandemic put paid to that. But their director, Simon Evans (The Dazzle), also playing himself, is determined not to let the opportunity pass him by, so he cajoles his stars into rehearsing over the internet. All they need to do is read the first scene, but throughout the series they come up against a multitude of oppositional forces, from distraction and boredom, to home-schooling and their own egos. Staged: Seasons 1-2 begins streaming Wednesday, March 1, exclusively on BritBox.
Pie in the Sky: Seasons 1-5 (UK)
This fan-favorite mystery series stars Richard Griffiths (Harry Potter) as DI Henry Crabbe, who is set to retire and open Pie in the Sky, his own restaurant (technically his wife’s). But his supervisor, Assistant Chief Constable Fisher (Malcolm Sinclair, Andor), won’t let him retire, as Crabbe is highly-skilled in solving cases. So the DI serves up favorite dishes with justice on the side. Pie in the Sky: Seasons 1-5 begins streaming Friday, March 10, on BritBox.
Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown on Topic and its digital channels, including Topic on Amazon.
Temple: Season 1 (UK)
Based on the hit Norwegian series Valkyrien, this crime thriller stars Mark Strong (Tár, 1917) as Daniel Milton, a highly-respected surgeon whose wife, Beth (Catherine McCormack, Slow Horses), suffers from a terminal illness. To find a cure, he must do research and experiments; to fund these, he sets up an illegal medical clinic in the abandoned service tunnels below the Temple Tube station, where he treats criminals and other desperate patients who can’t or won’t seek help from regular medical facilities. Helping Daniel are Lee (Daniel Mays, Magpie Murders), a Temple station staff member, and Anna (Carice van Houten, Game of Thrones), a medical researcher. Temple: Season 1 begins streaming in the US only (not available in Canada) on Thursday, March 2, as a Topic SVOD/FAST exclusive. Three episodes drop on that date, with subsequent episodes being released weekly thereafter.
I, Anna (UK)
Based on Elsa Lewin’s novel I, Anna, this award-winning noir thriller stars Charlotte Rampling (Swimming Pool) as Anna Welles, an enigmatic woman who develops a mutual attraction with DCI Bernie Reid (Gabriel Byrne, The Usual Suspects), who’s investigating a murder case. Costars include Eddie Marsan (The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe), Jodhi May (Gentleman Jack), Honor Blackman (Goldfinger), Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), and Caroline Catz (Doc Martin). I, Anna begins streaming Thursday, March 23.
Did you miss any of the new shows from previous days, weeks, or months? Check out the British TV Viewing Guide and Archives to find out.
For details about the March premieres of shows from Australia and New Zealand, visit The Down Under TV Place. For info about the debuts of original-language, English-subtitled programs from Europe, visit The Euro TV Place. And for that of a select list of titles from other countries, visit The Global TV Place.