Amazon Prime Video assembles a quietly brilliant month of programming this March, from Hulu’s new 9/11 drama, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, to the return of Hap and Leonard, starring James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams. Gripping con man drama Sneaky Pete, exec-produced by Bryan Cranston, is also back for Season 2, alongside its new family series, The Dangerous Book for Boys. But it’s the film side of things, often Amazon Prime Video’s weak point, that really impresses this month, with the release not only of cracking British horror The Ritual and Kathryn Bigelow’s powerful Detroit, but also the superb Oscar nominee The Florida Project.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in March 2018:
The Looming Tower – 1st March
This 10-episode drama is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning exposé of the same name by Lawrence Wright. It traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, and takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI may have inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq. Episodes 1 to 3 arrive on 1st March, with new episodes then available weekly. Read our spoiler-free review of the opening chapters.
In the Heart of the Sea – 1st March
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick…
Sneaky Pete: Season 2 – 9th March
Amazon’s gripping original drama returns for a second season of con man misadventures. Marius is on the verge of starting fresh, when two thugs, believing he is Pete, threaten to kill the family unless he takes them to Pete’s estranged mother, Maggie (Jane Adams), and the millions she stole from their mysterious employer. Now, Marius must tread a dangerous line to find the elusive Maggie, protect the family, and keep up the illusion that he is their long-lost Pete, all while finagling a way to ditch the thugs and keep the money for himself.
The 33 – 12th March
Antonio Banderas and Juliette Binoche star in this survival drama based on the real-life event of a gold and copper mine collapsing, trapping 33 miners underground for 69 days.
Hap and Leonard: Season 3 – 7th March
James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams return for a third chapter in their swamp noirs based on the novels by Joe R. Lansdale. Set in East Texas just before Christmas of 1989, Hap and Leonard scramble to locate Florida Grange who has gone missing in the Klan-infested town of Grovetown. Once again at the centre of an impending storm of Biblical proportion, Hap and Leonard find themselves at odds with a cast of characters so tough they could chew the bumper off a pickup truck, including a possibly corrupt sheriff and the leader of the Caucasian Knights. The boys learn that the good guys don’t always win and nobody beats Mother Nature.
The Florida Project – 19th March
Arriving on Amazon Prime Video just one week after its DVD release, Sean Baker’s warm, stunning and heartbreaking drama tells the story of a precocious six-year-old and her rag-tag group of close friends, whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure, while their parents and the adults around them struggle with hard times.
The Dangerous Book for Boys – 30th March
Amazon’s new family series follows the McKennas, as they cope with the untimely passing of Patrick (Chris Diamantopoulos), their patriarch and a whimsical inventor, who positively impacted the lives of everyone who knew him. His death has left the family reeling, but hope appears in the form of a book called The Dangerous Book for Boys that Patrick created as a handbook to help his three sons…
Detroit – 31st March
John Boyega and Will Pouter deliver blistering turns in Kathryn Bigelow’s gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ’67.
The Ritual – 31st March
After the violent death of one of their group, four old college friends – Luke (Rafe Spall), Hutch (Robert James-Collier), Phil (Arsher Ali) and Dom (Sam Troughton) – decide to take a hiking trip deep in the Swedish wilderness in order to bond and reminisce about old times. This low-budget British flick is a fantastic, creepy slice of indie horror.
Other new releases coming soon to Amazon Prime Video in March 2018:
Our Brand in Crisis
Lucifer: Season 3, Episode 16
UnREAL: Season 3, Episode 2
The Looming Tower: Episode 4
The Path: Season 3, Episode 10
Lucifer: Season 3, Episode 17
UnREAL: Season 3, Episode 3
The Looming Tower: Episode 5
The Path: Season 3, Episode 11
Lucifer: Season 3, Episode 18
UnREAL: Season 3, Episode 4
The Looming Tower: Episode 6
The Path: Season 3, Episode 12
Hap and Leonard: Season 3, Episode 2
England is Mine
Lucifer: Season 3, Episode 19
UnREAL: Season 3, Episode 5
How to be Single
The Looming Tower: Episode 7
The Path: Season 3, Episode 13
Hap and Leonard: Season 3, Episode 3
The Jungle Brunch
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