A new month means there's new things to watch on our locally available streaming services. Here's a quick look at some of the movies and series coming to streaming services in South Africa this month. The focus is on Netflix this time around because there's a lot coming from the Big Red N this month.
This Month on Netflix
Worst Roommate Ever
5-part documentary series streams on Netflix from 1 March
From Blumhouse Television, the new five-part documentary series Worst Roommate Ever highlights four harrowing tales of seemingly harmless roommates turning into real-life nightmares for their unsuspecting victims when their malevolent and sometimes violent intentions are revealed. These unsettling true stories chronicle the menace that can be lurking right down the hall.
Guardians of Justice
Mixed media series streams on Netflix from 1 March
When their seemingly fearless leader self-destructs, a team of troubled superheroes must confront festering evil in the world — and in themselves. A dark satire of the superhero genre, Guardians of Justice mixes live action with traditional animation, claymation, cut out paper animation, and 8-bit video game footage in a kaleidoscope of pop art insanity. Creator Adi Shankar (Bootleg Universe) also co-stars in this provocative series that blends animation and live action.
Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale
Documentary on Netflix from 3 March
Another beautifully shot wildlife documentary from Netflix. Narrated by Regé-Jean Page, Surviving Paradise explores the Okavango Delta, a vast oasis, and home to one of Africa’s greatest concentrations of wildlife. This film explores the blueprints for building the perfect world and maintaining it despite the extremes of drought, famine, and flood. As the area faces a worsening dry season, prides, packs and herds of all kinds must rely on the power of family to survive.
The Weekend Away
Movie debuts on Netflix on 3 March
The Weekend Away is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that follows two best friends on a vacation gone awry. When one of them goes missing, the other must prove her innocence but her efforts to get to the truth uncover painful secrets. Directed by Kim Farrant from a screenplay by Sarah Alderson based on her book. The Weekend Away stars Leighton Meester, Christina Wolfe, Ziad Bakri, and Luke Norris.
Pieces of Her
8-episode mini-series debuts on Netflix on 4 March
The hugely underrated Toni Collette stars in this adaptation of Karin Slaughter's bestselling novel. A small-town Georgia speech pathologist, Laura, finds her family's secret past coming back to haunt her and her aimless adult daughter after a shocking act of violence at a local diner. The 8-episode adaptation is directed in its entirety by Minkie Spiro. Bella Heathcote, Jessica Barden, Omari Hardwick, Calum Worthy, and Terry O'Quinn also star.
Taylor Tomlinson: Look At You
Comedy Special streams on Netflix from 8 March
Taylor Tomlinson's second original comedy special on Netflix hilariously shares an intimate look at her struggles with mental health, grief, and dating. Filmed at the historic Wilbur Theater in Boston.
The Andy Warhol Diaries
Documentary in 6 parts streams on Netflix from 9 March
This breathtakingly expansive, six-part portrait of a legend chronicles the remarkable life of Andy Warhol from the intimate vantage point offered by the artist’s own posthumously published diaries.
The Adam Project
Movie debuts on 11 March on Netflix
Shawn Levy reunites with Free Guy star, Ryan Reynolds, to direct a sci-fi adventure about a man from 2050 who travels back in time on a rogue mission to search for his missing girlfriend. He finds himself, somewhat conveniently, in the year 2022, where he enlists his teenage self for assistance. With the added star power of Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, and Catherine Keener, The Adam Project, is set to become another Netflix winner.
Animated series streams on Netflix from 18 March
This comedy series - the first spin0ff from Netflix's hit adult animated comedy Big Mouth - is an animated workplace comedy. It is set in a workplace populated by hormone monsters, gremlins, and other far-from-human workers. Season 1 features the voice talents of Rosie Perez, Henry Winkler, Jemaine Clement, Maria Bamford, Thandie Newton, and Bobby Cannavale, and other familiar characters from the original series. Binge all 10 episodes on day one.
Debuts on Netflix on 18 March
A Hitchcockian thriller following a young couple who arrive at their vacation home only to find it’s being robbed. A man breaks into a tech billionaire's empty vacation home, but things go sideways when the arrogant mogul and his wife arrive for a last-minute getaway. A more commonly seen in comedic roles cast of Lily Collins, Jesse Plemons, and Jason Segel star.
Bridgerton: Season 2
Season 2 debuts 25 March on Netflix
This month on Prime Video
The Boys Presents: Diabolical (Season 1)
Animated anthology series that debuts 4 March on Prime Video. We have to wait until June to get a 3rd season of Amazon's hit superhero series The Boys. But in the meantime, the animated spinoff Diabolical is an anthology consisting of eight short episodes, each ranging from 12-14 minutes and each animated in a different style.
Lucy and Desi
Documentary debuts 4 March 4 on Prime Video. Following the Aaron Sorkin Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz biopic Being the Ricardos, comes a more expansive nonfiction feature about two of TV's greatest innovators and stars. The first documentary directed by Amy Poehler shows Ball and Arnaz as they were in real life, using an abundance of archival footage (including home movies) and new interviews to trace their trailblazing paths through the entertainment industry while also documenting their much rockier personal relationship
This month on Apple TV+
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
Miniseries streams from 11 March on Apple TV+. Samuel L. Jackson stars in a six-episode adaptation of the novel by Walter Mosley about an elderly dementia patient who is abandoned by his family and friends and falls into the care of a teenager. Together, they learn of a treatment that can temporarily restore the man's memories—but with them come some major revelations about his family's past. The first 2 episodes will be available to stream on 11 March, with the remaining 4 releasing weekly.
Miniseries debuts March 18 on Apple TV+. Miniseries about the one-time high-flying office rental startup WeWork and the rapid fall from grace of its founder, Adam Neumann, played by an Israeli-accented Jared Leto. Anne Hathaway (as Neumann's wife and WeWork cofounder Rebekah Neumann), O-T Fagbenle, America Ferrera, and Kyle Marvin also star in the series, which is adapted from the podcast of the same name. Three episodes stream on day one followed by single-episode installments over the following five Fridays.
Pachinko (Season 1)
Drama series debuts March 25 on Apple TV+. Apple's first tri-lingual original series—with dialogue in English, Korean, and Japanese—is based on the acclaimed best-selling 2017 novel of the same name by Min Jin Lee that tells the decades-spanning story of four generations of a Korean family that emigrates to Japan (with some of the series also taking place in America). First ordered to series over three years ago (but delayed, like everything else, by the pandemic), Pachinko comes from Soo Hugh (The Terror) and is the first TV series directed by acclaimed filmmaker/video essayist Kogonada, who splits the eight episodes with director Justin Chon. The cast is led by Youn Yuh-jung (a recent Oscar winner for Minari), Korean superstar Lee Min-ho, and Jin Ha (Devs, Love Life). Three episodes stream on launch day followed by weekly installments.