Dummm, dummm, dum-dum-dum dummm do-do daaa. That’s the sound of winter coming this spring, and before Season 8 of HBO’s fantasy epic finally hits our screens, March means one thing: time to catch up. Fortunately, Sky has brought back all previous seven seasons to Sky Box Sets, leading a month of big-hitting shows, including Billions’ fourth season, ongoing episodes of The Walking Dead’s ninth run and a second outing for Bounty Hunters.
Don’t have Sky? You can stream all of the above live and on-demand through NOW TV, Sky’s contract-free VOD service, which costs £7.99 a month for an Entertainment Pass. For more information, click here.
Things are equally big on Sky Cimena, with blockbusters such as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Skyscraper on the way, but it’s the smaller gems that really impress, from Leave No Trace and Apostasy to Nic Cage flick Mandy.
Again, if you don’t have Sky, you can stream all of Sky Cinema live and on-demand through NOW TV, for £9.99 a month. For more information on that, click here. For sports, you can also sign up to NOW TV’s Sky Sports Pass on a contract-free basis. For more information, click here.
Here’s your guide to what’s coming soon in March 2019:
Supergirl: Season 4, Part 2 (8pm, Sky One) – 4th March
Melissa Benoist returns as the charismatic, inspiring Supergirl for the second half of Season 4.
Arrow: Season 7, Part 2 (8pm, Sky One) – 5th March
The CW’s run of DC superhero series hits full steam once more with the return of Arrow for the second half of Season 7.
David Lynch: The Art Life (9pm, Sky Arts) – 5th March
Jon Nguyen directs this documentary which explores the life and career of renowned film-maker and screenwriter David Lynch. With the aid of extensive interviews with Lynch himself, the film gives an intriguing insight into the director’s formative years and recounts some of the experiences which helped shape his later work. While candidly providing a detailed account of some of his early films, Lynch also shares his love of fine art and discusses how he initially used painting as a starting point on his long journey from idyllic small-town America to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.
Brian Johnson’s A Life on the Road: Season 2 (9pm, Sky Arts) – 8th March
One of rock’s most iconic and tour-hardened frontmen, Brian Johnson, returns with a new and exclusive look at the fabled rock and roll life on tour, kicking off with Dolly Parton and followed by Billy Joel.
Janis: Little Girl Blue (10pm, Sky Arts) – 8th March
Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1970 at age 27. This in-depth examination presents an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, and often beleaguered artist.
Bounty Hunters: Season 2 (19pm, Sky One) – 13th March
Jack Whitehall and Rosie Perez return in the frenetic comedy as the bumbling antique dealer Barnaby and nononsense bounty hunter Nina team up once again in the second season of the Sky Original Production. This time, the unlikely duo find themselves in Mexico, with a bag full of narcotics and an angry drug lord in the boot of their car.
Madam Secretary: Season 5, Part 2 (10pm, Sky Witness) – 14th March
Tea Leoni returns to reprise her role as the Secretary of State in the concluding half of the show’s fifth run.
Billions: Season 4 (9pm, Sky Atlantic) – 20th March
The war between Axe and Chuck may have reached a ceasefire, but their battles are far from over. As the fourth season of the all or nothing drama begins, the bitter feud between hedge fund kingpin Booby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and US Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) appears to be over. But with new opponents rising in the form of former AxeCapital player Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) and dangerous Russian oligarch Grigor Andolov (John Malkovich), will the fragile alliance be strong enough to survive?
The Rookie (9pm, Sky Witness) – 21st March
Starting over isn’t easy. Especially not for 40-year old Jonathan Nolan (Nathan Fillion), who after a life-changing incident decides to pursue his dream of becoming a LAPD officer. Seen by many in the department as a walking mid-life crisis, and as a dangerous liability by others, he is out to prove that it’s never too late to live the life you want to live.
Blue Bloods: Season 9 (Sky Witness) – 25th March
Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg star in the ninth season of this US cop drama.
Art 50 (9pm, Sky Arts) – 25th March
Art 50 is a bold Sky Arts initiative, run in collaboration with the Barbican, The Sage and The Baltic. Launched in March 2017 to coincide with the invocation of Article 50, it set out to commission 50 works by artists from all disciplines. The artists were asked to consider the question ‘what does it mean to be British, now that we’re leaving the EU? The best of these projects will be presented at the three arts centres, and broadcast as live on the second anniversary of the triggering of Article 50. On Monday 25th March, watch the music and dance projects in The Sound of Britain, on Tuesday 26th March, catch the visual arts projects in A Picture of Britain, on Wednesday 27th March, see shorts from up and coming film-makers in Britain on Film, and on Thursday 28th March, hear the writers at work in The Voice of Britain.
Van Gogh Live (Sky Arts) – Date TBC
Take a front row seat at one of the biggest art shows of 2019 – Van Gogh and Britain at Tate Britain. Van Gogh is, of course, one of the world’s most beloved artists, with his genius touching even people who do not consider themselves art lovers. And this show will give everyone the opportunity to admire his
works, accompanied by sparkling conversation, beautiful films and musical performances.
Game of Thrones: Season 1 to 7 – 1st March
With the start date for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones confirmed as 14 April, there isn’t much time left to prepare. Whether you’re a seasoned Thrones veteran looking to prime yourself in the world of Westeros one last time before the final episodes hit, or maybe you’ve been hiding under a Mountain for the last decade or so and finally want to see what the rest of the world has been talking about all this time, with every episode now available to stream, don’t sit around holding the door open: the binge is coming.
Serenity – 1st March
Academy Award-winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway star in a Sky Cinema Original thriller evocative of the classic noir films of Billy Wilder. Baker Dill (McConaughey) lives a peaceful life as a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil cove by Plymouth Island. This peace is shattered when his estranged ex-wife Karen (Hathaway) reappears out of the blue, begging for him to help save her and their young son from her brutally violent husband. Her plan is for Baker to take him on a short trip to the bottom of the sea, but will Baker be dragged back into the life he tried so hard to forget?
Leave No Trace – 3rd March
Traumatised war veteran Will (Ben Foster) and his 13-year-old daughter Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie) live just off the grid in a tented encampment in Forest Park in the Oregon mountains. Carefully hiding from the rangers and police, they’re forced to go on the move thanks to a simple mistake… and embark on a gruelling road trip that relies on the kindness of strangers. Poignant relationship drama from director Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone).
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – 8th March
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard renew their roles when, three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World, they are asked to return to the theme park to save the resident dinos from the island’s active volcano. As they attempt to save the terrible lizards from going extinct a second time, they uncover a conspiracy that may affect the entire planet. A Monster Calls director J A Bayona takes the helm for this second chapter in the Jurassic World story.
Apostasy – 12th March
Zealous Jehovah’s Witness Ivanna (Siobhan Finneran) has brought up her two daughters Luisa (Sacha Parkinson) and Alex (Molly Wright) to believe in “the truth” as professed by the hardline teachings at her local Kingdom Hall in Manchester. However, Luisa’s subsequent disfellowship following a pregnancy threatens to tear the fabric of the family open.
Deadpool 2 – 15th March
Chimichanga! The Merc with a Mouth returns. When his life is shattered by a tragic case of fridging, the fourth-wall breaking anti-hero falls into a deep funk. But when he meets Russell (Julian Dennison, Hunt for the Wilderpeople), a young mutant being pursued by a heavily armed cyborg from the future (Josh Brolin), he realises he finally has something to live for again. But in order to save Russell, he’ll need to team up with Domino (Zazie Beetz) – an exceptionally lucky mutant – and five other much less lucky teammates.
Mandy – 16th March
Nicolas Cage at his Nicolas Cagiest. In the Pacific Northwest of 1983, lumberjack Red (Cage) lives with his partner Mandy in a remote cabin beneath the Shadow Mountains. However, their peaceful existence is shattered when Mandy attracts the eye of the sadistic leader of a cult known as the Children of the New Dawn. What follows is a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire, gonzo violence, and Cage’s trademark volcanic outbursts.
Tag – 22nd March
Every year, for one month, five old school friends bring the playground home. While still getting on with their adult lives, going to work and raising their families, these manchildren embark on a no-hold bars game of tag, and risk their necks, jobs and relationships to take each other down and come out as the winner.
Skyscraper – Date TBC
The sky is the limit, as Dwayne Johnson takes on terrorists at 3,500 feet. The Rock plays Will Sawyer, a former FBI agent and war veteran who now works as a security specialist for high-rise buildings. As he assesses the top half of The Pearl, a just-finished, 240-story building in Hong Kong, a team of international mercenaries strike, setting the building alight and framing Will for reasons unknown. With his wife and family in the building, it’s down to Will to clear his name, beat the baddies and save his family.
Other titles coming soon to Sky Cinema and NOW TV in March 2019:
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