It’s not quite spring yet, but there are already signs that winter is coming to an end. For one, there are some beautiful new shows sprouting up on Netflix UK, including new episodes of Designated Survivor, Love and Jessica Jones.
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There’s also plenty of fantastic Original films dropping too, including Annihilation, Alex Garland’s hotly anticipated follow-up to Ex Machina. It’s a female-led sci-fi which stars Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and the reviews from the US – where it has already received a cinematic release – are very, very good.
Elsewhere, Jared Leto stars as an American soldier in Japan who gets involved with the Yakuza in The Outsider.
There are a few classics arriving this month, too, led by Tribe Called Quest documentary Beats Rhymes and Life, Kramer Vs Kramer and German WW2 drama Downfall.
Here is everything coming to Netflix UK in March 2018.
Thursday 1st March
Designated Survivor: season 2 weekly eps of the brilliantly absurd Kiefer Sutherland drama begin again. New episodes will stream every Thursday.
21 Thunder: Season 1 Like American football drama Friday Night Lights, but with *actual* football (soccer)
Carrie (1976) A bullied teenager exacts her revenge in this bloody Stephen King adaptation
Milk Sean Penn stars in this biopic of gay rights activist Harvey Milk
Downfall The last days of Adolf Hitler – try to look past the parodies and see this for the great film it is.
Calvary Black comedy about a Catholic priest in the west of Ireland (the brilliant Brendan Gleeson) who’s life is anonymously threatened by a member of his community
Misery Psychopathic fangirl Kathy Bates traps her favourite author in her house
Friday 2nd March
Girls Incarcerated: Season 1 Documentary following the lives of teenage girls incarcerated in a maximum security juvenile detention centre
Flint Town: season 1 Examining the state of law enforcement in the USA through the lens of the Flint, Michigan police department. A true crime documentary on Netflix? Prepare the Making a Murderer comparisons…
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest The trials and tribulations of the legendary hip-hop outfit, driven by the tumultuous relationship between bandleaders Q-Tip and the late Phife Dawg
Saturday 3rd March
Whitney: Can I Be Me Nick Broomfield delves into the life of the troubled singer, who passed away in 2012