Ripper Street’s fourth season may be over, but Amazon isn’t slowing down its original train: Bosch returns for a second season this March, as the streaming service looks for another hit (Season 1 had the most popular opening weekend of any Amazon original to date last year).
March also brings good news for fans of The Walking Dead who were unable to see the prequel last year, as AMC’s spin-off Fear The Walking Dead finally arrives on Prime Video. The most intriguing thing coming soon, though, may prove to be Hap and Leonard, Jim Mickle’s new noir series…
Here’s what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video in March 2016:
Insurgent – 1st March
The Divergent series continues with this sequel, which takes place a few days after the first film and sees Tris (Shailene Woodley) searching for answers in the ruins of Chicago.
Maison Close: Season 2 – 1st March
This French series tells the story of a 19th century Paris brothel, as three women attempt to escape their circumstances. Season 1 is already on Amazon Prime Video.
Dallas Buyers Club – 2nd March
Matthew McConaughey puts in an Oscar-winning performance in this moving true tale of one man’s fight against AIDs – and the pharmaceutical industry’s lack of treatment for it. Jared Leto impresses even more as his friend, Rayon.
Hap and Leonard – 3rd March
Based on Joe R. Lansdale’s novels of the same name, Hap and Leonard is a Texan noir that stars James Purefoy, Christina Hendricks and Michael K Williams – and is created by Jim Mickle and Nick Damici, who previously adapted Lansdale’s Cold in July for the screen. Judging by how good that was, this may well prove March’s surprise TV hit. The six-episode mini-series will see new episodes arrive on Prime Video every Thursday, within 24 hours of their US broadcast. For more information, click here.
Hocus Pocus – 4th March
Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker have a whale of a time in Disney’s cult comedy about a trio of witches who are accidentally resurrected by a teenager.
Bosch: Season 2 – 11th March
Titus Welliver reprises his role as Detective Harry Bosch in the second season of Amazon’s original crime drama. The new run will be based on the novels Trunk Music and The Drop. You can read our reviews of Season 1 here.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – 11th March
Johnny Deep is on hilarious form as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney’s pirate romp, which spawned many sequels but never quite recaptured the thrill and fun of this first outing.
Suite Francaise – 13th March
Michaelle Williams stars in this period romance set in the early years of the Nazi’s occupation of France.
Midnight in Paris – 24th March
Woody Allen fans longing for that proverbial return to form are more than rewarded with this delightfully funny ode to nostalgia, less a return to the good old days than a film about returning to the good old days. If time travel, Owen Wilson and a stunning Parisian backdrop don’t have you wooed, a madcap Luis Buñuel will. Silly, sentimental, charming.
Mr. Holmes – 25th March
Ian McKellen stars in this quietly smart take on the Baker Street detective, a sensitive and elegant meditation on memory, wrapped in an ingenious unpicking of the Sherlock mythology. (Read our full review.)
Brave – 26th March
Pixar’s animated gem may look like a story about an archer versus a bear but emerges as a sweet and simple tale of one daughter and her relationship with her mother.
Fear the Walking Dead – 27th March
AMC’s spin-off from The Walking Dead, created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson, takes us back to day one of the zombie outbreak. The first season arrives on Amazon Prime Video just in time for people to catch up before Season 2 airs on 11th April on BT TV.
The LEGO Movie – 28th March
A laugh-out-loud anti-capitalist satire created to advertise a capitalist giant’s child-friendly toy? Somehow, The LEGO Movie works. Is it Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s anarchic sense of humour (see 22 Jump Street)? Chris Pratt and the rest of the voice cast’s comic timing? The non-stop fascination of watching tiny bricks come together? Or is it the toe-tapping soundtrack? Either way, everything about this really is awesome.
Stung – 30th March
Lance Henriksen and Clifton Collins Jr. star in this fun horror-comedy, which sees a swarm of giant mutant wasps attack a society garden party.
Other new releases coming soon to Amazon Prime Video in March 2016:
Ooops! Noah Is Gone…
The Hangover: Part II
Insidious: Chapter 3
A Christmas Horror Story
Rock of Ages
The Blind Side
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox