March 2023 is going to bring us a number of highly anticipated new and returning TV series, from Yellowjackets to Succession, Ted Lasso, The Mandalorian, History of the World, Part II and more. We’re here to run down the upcoming premieres we’re excited about, and to say a little bit about why. Below you’ll find release dates, links, and expressions of our hopes and dreams.
While we’re focusing on March, you’ll also find release dates moving into the future, along with a list of series scheduled to premiere at some point in 2023 that don’t have an announced release date yet. Hopefully they will by next month. You can find dates and blurbs for February here.
So without further ado…
March 1: True Lies, CBS
Well they’ve made a TV show based on the 1994 film True Lies, and as much as I may at times lament the constant barrage of remakes, reboots, and revivals, I have to say I’m intrigued. The writing/creator credit on this one goes to Matthew E. Nix, who was behind Burn Notice and The Good Guys, amongst other things. Maybe it will be good! – Caemeron
True Lies premieres on March 1, 2023 on CBS
March 1: The Mandalorian Season 3, Disney+
The Mandalorian remains the flagship series for Disney+ and really for the entire Star Wars franchise at this point. I guess that is what having the biggest breakaway merchandising character in the modern era will do for you.
Season 3 of the show debuts on March 1 and in many ways it is hotly anticipated by both hard core and casual fans, but there are some real questions. Will casual fans who didn’t watch The Book of Boba Fett be OK with missing critical details in Mando and Grogu’s story? Will the show lean into the promise of Mandalore and the new additions to the lore that the characters there bring to this series? (This is the way, and also seems to be happening based on the trailer.) And, of course, will Pedro Pascal spend more than one day on set over the course of the entire season?
I have to count myself among the many who can’t wait to find out. – Clay
The Mandalorian Season 3 premieres on March 1, 2023 on Disney+
March 3: Daisy Jones & The Six, Prime Video
The amazing novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, is brought to life by executive producer Charmaine DeGraté. Daisy Jones (Riley Keough) is a very talented singing Serena Van Der Woodsen in ’70s LA with some serious trauma and drug addictions. She joins on the up band The Six with charismatic and musically passionate leading man Billy Dunne (Sam Claflin). The story plays out a like a documentary about the past told through interview clips of all the bandmates and close friends. Daisy Jones and The Six resemble many of the issues of real bands like The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. Booktok massively anticipates the series’ release on Prime Video. – Isobel
Daisy Jones & The Six premieres on March 3, 2023 on Prime Video
March 6: History of the World, Part II, Hulu
Brien Allen wrote a long blurb for this one and I thought it deserved to be an article of its own. You should go read it. As for me, I kind of still can’t believe that History of the World, Part II is happening. I always took the “Part I” as a subtle (and hilarious) joke, even if it didn’t start that way. Or did it start that way and then become a real intention? Which is funnier? I’ve decided I don’t want to know the answer.
Regardless, History of the World, Part II is coming our way courtesy of Hulu. I have no idea at the time of writing when or where it might air in countries that don’t have Hulu (feel free to tell us in the comments), but I certainly hope our friends across the pond will get to see it too.
This is the History of the World, after all! Part 2! – Caemeron
History of the World, Part II premieres on Hulu on March 6, 2023
March 6: Perry Mason Season 2, HBO
If you haven’t seen HBO’s Perry Mason, which had its first season back in 2020, I do recommend that you check it out. Matthew Rhys is as compelling as ever, and though the series doesn’t directly feel just like the Perry Mason you grew up with, it manages to resonate just enough that at the end of Season 1 that feeling is able to click into place. It’s a good show.
Season 2 seems lined up to potentially center the courtroom more than Season 1 did, which would be fitting insofar as Season 1 in its entirety almost felt more like a prequel to Perry Mason than Perry Mason proper. I’ll be curious to see how they carry this one forward, even if I’d secretly prefer a Sister Alice spinoff. – Caemeron
Perry Mason Season 2 premieres on HBO on March 6, 2023
March 9: You Season 4 Part 2, Netflix
Netlix is releasing You Season 4 in two parts. You can read what Isobel Grieve had to say about Part 1 here, and look forward to her coverage of Part 2 after it airs.
You Season 4 Part 2 premieres on Netflix on March 9, 2023
March 15: Ted Lasso Season 3, Apple TV+
Ted Lasso returns for a third season in March. While you wait, consider reading Anna’s piece looking at what the show has to say about masculinity.
Ted Lasso Season 3 premieres on Apple TV+ on March 15, 2023
March 16: Shadow and Bone Season 2, Netflix
Shadow and Bone Season 1 was a pleasant surprise for me in 2021. I had never read or frankly, even heard of, the “Grishaverse” novels, so the show itself wasn’t even on my radar. I ended up listing it as my Favorite New Show for our 2021 TV Awards article. At that time, it had already been renewed for a second season. Which is good, because while it wasn’t a complete cliffhanger ending, it definitely left you wanting more.
Shadow and Bone blended together storylines from two different novels in the universe. In one, Alina Starkov finds out that she is a Grisha, one of the rare people able to wield magic in this world. In fact, she is a “sun summoner,” an extremely rare ability that has been long sought after in hopes of banishing the Shadow Fold, a wall of darkness that splits her country in two.
The second story features the Crows, a misfit band of rogues who are hired to kidnap Alina by underworld forces who profit from the Fold. These three are the true delight of the series, bringing a playful levity that nicely offsets the serious intrigue and politics of Alina’s plight. In the end, they ally with Alina and help her defeat the Darkling, the Grisha responsible for the Fold.
The first season covered the first novel of the original trilogy, titled Shadow and Bone, of course. The second season promises to cover the second and third novels, Siege and Storm and Ruin and Rising. The Crows come from Six of Crows, the first book of a duology set in the same universe. Like any good adaptation though, the television series has made changes and woven the two stories together seamlessly.
If all goes well, a third season promising to more fully adapt Six of Crows is already planned by the showrunners. While it’s hard to be hopeful for a third season of anything from Netflix, this show does have a lot of momentum coming off its first. We’ll see if they can pick it up where they left off and keep it going strong. – Brien
Shadow and Bone Season 2 premieres on Netflix on March 16, 2023
March 17: Extrapolations, Apple TV+
Extrapolations is the latest big budget, big reach from Apple TV+. The streamer still seems to be working to find its place in the world with Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and all the rest taking up so much real estate, but so far the best Apple TV+ shows have found their niche as experimental and heady looks at life, both real and imagined—never severed.
The series itself has huge stars (Meryl Streep, Tobey Maguire, Daveed Diggs, Keri Russell, and many many more) in some sort of interconnected stories that all have to do with the way global climate change affects people’s lives. So, a big Apple TV+ swing, that could be amazing or terrible, but hopefully won’t be boring. – Clay
Extrapolations premieres on March 17, 2023 on Apple TV+
March 19: Lucky Hank, AMC
Saul Goodman as a disgruntled college professor, anyone? That’s not exactly what we will get in Lucky Hank, premiering on AMC in March, but it will mark Bob Odenkirk’s return to the small screen for the first time since Better Call Saul ended. He stars as aging English professor William Henry Devereaux, Jr. who seems to be battling not only the complex politics of the run-of-the-mill American university but also the Generation War against Gen-Z and their unreachable expectations.
This series, adapted from the Richard Russo book Straight Man, promises to be a lot less battling drug cartels and a lot more battling mid-life crises. All with the requisite charm and abrasiveness Bob Odenkirk is known to bring to all his roles. The recently-released trailer shows us all the various types of struggles Professor Devereaux will face in this first season as he seeks to save his school, his family, and his own sanity.
Lucky Hank also stars Oscar Nunez (The Office), Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks), and Mireille Enos (The Killing) and the primary showrunners are Aaron Zelman (Silicon Valley) and Paul Lieberstein (The Office). – Ryan
Lucky Hank premieres on March 19, 2023 on AMC
March 24: Yellowjackets Season 2, Showtime
Buzz! Buzz! Buzz! I have basically not shut up about Yellowjackets since the show premiered back in late 2021, and I can’t wait for Season 2. Lauren Ambrose will be in it! That’s wonderful.
I have seen some people complain that Yellowjackets needs to pick up the pace, to which I say: No. I want to luxuriate in the woods and let mystery simmer for the next five years. I want to spend as much time with my BFF Misty Quigley as possible. And yes, sure, ultimately I want to know how we get from A to B.
(I also hope Season 2 has new opening credits, even though the Season 1 sequence was a banger.)
If you haven’t watched Yellowjackets, you have the next few weeks to do so before Season 2 comes out. The series follows its core characters in two main timelines, one in 1996 and the other in 2021, and I am constantly impressed at how well we’re presented with two versions of the same character. Kudos to everyone who acts in this show! I feel like I should list them all, but the fact that Yellowjackets features Christina Ricci and Juliette Lewis should be enough. And Melanie Lynskey. C’mon! – Caemeron
Yellowjackets Season 2 premieres on Showtime’s streaming service on March 24, 2023 and airs on the linear network on March 26, 2023
March 26: Succession Season 4, HBO
We were going to write a blurb, but this is Succession, you know what it is. Look out for Andrew’s continuing coverage starting March 26.
Succession Season 4 premieres on March 26, 2023 on HBO
March 26: Rabbit Hole, Paramount+
Kiefer Sutherland returns to our screens in Rabbit Hole, a corporate espionage spy thriller. The target demographic for this one might be “people who miss watching 24” but there’s nothing wrong with that. – Caemeron
Rabbit Hole premieres on March 26, 2023 on Paramount+
March 30: Unstable, Netflix
Unstable is an eight-part comedy centering on the relationship between a father and a son. It stars Rob Lowe and John Owen Lowe, who is literally Rob’s son, and was purportedly inspired by John Owen Lowe’s social media trolling of his father. Could be worth checking out. – Caemeron
Unstable premieres on March 30, 2023 on Netflix
March 31: The Power, Prime Video
The pandemic significantly affected this British sci-fi series, changing leads and taking more than three years to reach our streaming screens—finally. The Power now stars Toni Collette, Halle Bush, Jon Leguizamo, and Toheeb Jimoh. In the pilot, teenage girls all get the power to electrocute people. So it could be another Amazon superhero deconstruction, but with Collette in the lead, there is always the possibility it could be more. – Clay
The Power premieres on Prime Video on March 31, 2023
March ??: White House Plumbers, HBO
They’ve told us White House Plumbers will premiere in March, but for some reason, as of this writing, HBO is remaining tight-lipped as to exactly when. I find this kind of bizarre. Regardless, the cast on this one is amazing, with Justin Theroux and Woody Harrelson headling, along with Lena Headey, Kiernan Shipka, Gary Cole, Judy Greer… Kathleen Turner! I’m just picking names off the cast list. Created and written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck and directed by David Mandel (whose most pertinent credit may be Veep), White House Plumbers is about the toppling of the Nixon White House. Which is interesting, sure, but I’m mostly going to tune in because of the cast. – Caemeron
White House Plumbers supposedly premieres sometime in March 2023 on HBO
Next Time on 2023 Premieres…
April 7: Schmigadoon! Season 2, Apple TV+
April 7: Tiny Beautiful Things, Hulu
April 20: Mrs. Davis, Peacock
April 21: Dead Ringers, Prime Video
April 26: Saint X, Hulu
April 27: Love and Death, HBO Max
April 28: The Afterparty Season 2, Apple TV+
April 30: Fatal Attraction, Paramount+
The Witcher Season 3, Netflix
Good Omens Season 2, Amazon Prime
Purportedly Sometime in 2023
Orphan Black: Echoes, AMC
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, HBO Max
The Penguin, HBO Max
The Three-Body Problem, Netflix
Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, Netflix
Magic: The Gathering, Netflix
Metropolis, Apple TV+
Invincible, Prime Video
Excited about a 2023 TV premiere that didn’t make our list? Let us know in the comments!