2023 has already been bountiful in the sphere of TV series, with some really delicious ones for the viewers to devour. The month of March, coming into it, also looks to be no exception as it is gearing up to be a month full of blockbuster scale showcases, both in the arena of films as well as series. In the case of TV series, some of the most anticipated and acclaimed ones are returning with new seasons, furthering the narrative that was laid by the previous seasons. Other than that, there also remains one of the most star-studded series of the entire year as far as TV series are concerned. While there remains a lot of buzz around some of these series, the negatives of the month remain the lack of new exciting series, which there will be more of in the upcoming months. Other than that, this list will include those series that are generally of a weekly release nature and will be having some or other episodic releases this month. So, without further ado, here is a list of series coming out in March 2023 for you to add to your watchlist:
The Mandalorian (Season 3) (Episodes 1–5) (1, 8, 15, 22, And 29 March) (Disney+)
One of the most popular series of recent times that perfectly struck a chord with both fans and critics alike, and also has quite a number of people waiting for its release. “The Mandalorian” (2019–) contains some exciting televisual technologies along with getting the essence of Star Wars right and balancing the act of fan service without compromising on the engagement factor. The show has also upped the ante with respect to building large-scale production value by effectively blending the use of both practical sets and computer-generated images and, furthermore, by featuring one of the most loved characters, the highly adorable Grogu commonly known as Baby Yoda. Furthermore, with every season, “The Mandalorian” (2019–) also managed to pack some surprises for the fans that further made it up for an exciting watch, and guess what? This show also stars Pedro Pascal.
Poker Face (Season 1) (Episodes 9 And 10) (2 And 9 March) (Peacock)
“Poker Face” (2023–) is probably among the most underrated series in 2023 that, till now, has broken viewership records for the NBCUniversal’s streaming arm Peacock, yet it is something waiting to be discovered by a larger audience. It also holds a steady Rotten Tomatoes rating of 99% and is quite a delicious watch, especially for fans of mysteries and whodunnits. Furthermore, the names behind the show may also excite the viewers, with filmmaker Rian Johnson (director of both “Knives Out” films) at the helm of the show as the creator, along with the brilliant Natasha Lyonne (from the Netflix series “Russian Doll”), who manages to blend a perfect amount of mystique with humor. So, one should definitely try this deliciously crafted treat of a show. It also bears resemblance from the legendary detective TV Show “Columbo” (1971-2003) where the audience is introduced to the murderer right out the gate, and watches with trepidation as Columbo works his way backwards from the clues to point the finger at the killer.
Daisy Jones & The Six (TV Mini-Series) (All Episodes) (3, 10, 17, And 24 March) (Amazon Prime)
This mini-series is based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s 2019 novel of the same name and will follow the journey of a rock band during the 1970s and their rise to fame. Even though the series takes a documentary-style approach, it is totally a fictional account that may be perfectly reminiscent of the essence of the times with a sense of madness and creativity associated with it. Furthermore, it stars Riley Keough as the titular character of Daisy Jones, with some of the episodes being directed by James Ponsoldt, who, although he has faltered with his recent films, has made acclaimed films such as “The Spectacular Now” (2013) and “The End of the Tour” (2015), along with Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (writers of the 2009 film “500 Days of Summer”) helming the role of the creator.
The Last Of Us (Season 1) (Episodes 8 And 9) (5 And 12 March) (HBO Max)
While one of the best series, “Succession” (2018-2023), bids its adieu, a very deserving successor from HBO can be seen in “The Last of Us” (2023-), adapted from the 2013 video game of the same name, which in itself is considered among the best in its domain. Furthermore, just for the sake of mentioning it, the show is helmed by the highly talented Craig Mazin (creator of Chernobyl) along with Neil Druckmann, one of the major creative brains behind the 2013 game. But “The Last of Us” (2023-) has seen its mention in various previous articles majorly due to the cinematic brilliance of the show, along with being massively popular among the viewers. So, this time it is mainly in this list because this month will mark the end of the first season of the show, which began streaming mid-January with a weekly release schedule. So, it can further be the perfect moment for the ones who are yet to dwell into this magnificent intimate journey of the characters set in a highly dystopic world to brace themselves up for an exciting finale sure to drop this month. Furthermore, the final two episodes will be directed by Ali Abbasi, who directed one of the finest films from last year, “Holy Spider” (2022).
You (Season 4: Part 2) (All Episodes) (9 March) (Netflix)
So, this is the second part of the fourth season that will see the light of day this month and marks the return of the highly thrilling journey revolving around the character of Joe Goldberg. Although “You” (2018–) is among the most popular series, it is starting to get a little monotonous, yet one cannot get rid of the addictive nature of the episodes that one may binge without realizing it. It is majorly because of this quality; this is mentioned in the list, and among all the others, “You” (2018-) is the perfect guilty pleasure that one can ask for with a really twisted yet fun-filled narrative that tends to keep one glued to the screen.
Ted Lasso (Season 3) (Episodes 1 And 2) (15 And 22 March) (Apple TV+)
While a majority of the names on this list are of a somewhat serious nature, the return of “Ted Lasso” (2020–) for a third season can be the perfect balance, with a fun-filled, joyous, and entertaining ride. The titular character himself possesses a sense of warmth and positivity that can help to uplift and cheer one up even during the saddest of times. Other than that, the show is filled with some really funny moments while at the same time being a treat for soccer fans, as the show majorly revolves around the sport with some Easter eggs here and there for fans of the game. Jason Sudeikis perfectly fits and shapes the roles with a very generous and heartwarming approach that makes the character one of the most loved ones from the recent bunch of TV series. Other than that, the second season ended on a very tense note that can further be explored and result in heightening the drama and making for a perfect binge-watch for some light-hearted entertainment.
Extrapolations (Season 1) (Episodes 1–5) (3, 24, And 31 March) (Apple TV+)
While a majority of the series mentioned in this list are new seasons of ongoing series, “Extrapolations” (2023–) is one that premiers this month with its debut season. This anthology series revolves around the topical and serious issue of climate change and has a massively star-studded lineup of actors including Meryl Streep, Marion Cotillard, Edward Norton, Tobey Maguire, David Schwimmer, Forest Whitaker, Kit Harington, and many more, as the list is not over and goes on and on. Other than such a glitzy-looking lineup, it is being helmed by Scott Z. Burns, who wrote quite a few films that were directed by Steven Soderberg, notably the 2011 medical thriller “Contagion.” So, from the onset, “Extrapolations” (2023–) looks to be one of the most exciting series coming this month, which may also emerge as quite a thought-provoking commentary on the current state of affairs concerning human beings and nature.
Succession (Season 4) (1 Episode) (26 March) (HBO Max)
“Succession” (2018-2023) is definitely among the best of the ongoing TV series; it is just on a different level altogether, and that too from the perspective of all the departments, from acting and writing to technical prowess. The almost Shakespearean tale of twists and turns, with a game of deceit and trust revolving around the Roy family, features characters that are written with the utmost care and depth, further elevating the show as one of the finest cinematic experiences in the longer format of series. The acting performances from a brilliant ensemble cast of actors (it is so great that the list of actors itself will take up half the space) are top-notch and nothing less than pure perfection. So, for obvious reasons, the return of this magnificent show for its fourth season is definitely something one should be highly excited about, especially with how the third season ended. Interestingly it is both a great as well as a sad piece of news, mainly because the creators have confirmed that this will also be the final season of the show, therefore a signal of closing the curtains. So as the end is coming soon for “Succession” (2018-2023), one can further expect them to create something of a different level altogether and end it with a bang.
Although these are some of the series coming out in March, there always remains the chance that some hidden gems may blossom out of nowhere and dig deep inside the minds and hearts of the viewers. Also, I am giving a special shout out to the second season of “Rocket Boys” (2022–), which will be released this month but is yet awaiting an exact release date. This is mainly due to the first season being quite an interesting and engaging watch, along with some really layered performances. So, one may keep an eye on it.