Daredevil may be dominating superhero headlines for Netflix customers this March, but the month also marks a triple-bill of superhero action for Sky subscribers. Yes, this is the month when Arrow and The Flash finally return to British screens, alongside DC’s new spin-off series, Legends of Tomorrow.
For those who prefer their entertainment with fewer capes and more dragons, the first five seasons of Game of Thrones are also arriving as a box set on-demand, allowing fans to binge on HBO’s epic in the run-up to April’s sixth season.
Sky Movies customers, meanwhile, can enjoy an equally exciting line-up, from Robot Overlords and Spooks: The Greater Good to Pixar’s Oscar-nominated masterpiece, Inside Out.
Don’t have Sky? You can still get live and on-demand access to Sky’s main TV channels and movies through NOW TV. The VOD service costs £9.99 a month for a Sky Cinema Month Pass (Movies) or £6.99 a month for an Entertainment Pass (TV). Both come with no contract.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Sky and NOW TV in March 2016:
Game of Thrones (Seasons 1 to 5) – 14th March
Season 6 is coming on 25th April – which means that if you’re never braved the violent, frequently traumatising, world of Westeros, now is the perfect time to get up to speed with HBO’s fantasy epic.
The Flash: Season 2, Part 2 – 1st March
Everyone’s favourite fast-legged superhero finally returns to UK TV screens for the second half of his second season.
Arrow: Season 4, Part 2 – 2nd March
Hot on the heels of The Flash comes Arrow’s second half of Season 4, as Oliver Queen continues his quest to bring down Star City’s new big bad, Damien Darhk.
Legends of Tomorrow – 3rd March
Why the delay in both Arrow and The Flash’s return? The answer lies with this new spin-off show, which begins on Thursday, tying the whole DC TV universe together. Arthur Darvill stars as time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter, who, having seen the future, must put together a group of both heroes and villains to take on the formidable, unstoppable threat of Vandal Savage – a threat that not only puts the planet but all of time itself at stake. The series brings together several iconic DC characters, including Firestorm, The Atom (aka Ray Palmer – Brandon Routh), White Canary (aka Sara Lance – Caity Lotz), Hawkgirl, Captain Cold and Heatwave.
Ugly Betty (Seasons 1 to 4) – 1st March
It’s hard to believe that Ugly Betty turns 10 this year. Still not seen it? Catch up with Betty Suarez’s career at a fashion magazine, where she’s constantly surrounded by people skinnier than her, from the very beginning.
The Muppets: Episode 11 – 14th March (8pm)
After a mid-season break, this ultra-meta update of The Muppets (a TV series that takes us behind the scenes in a mockumentary about, well, The Muppets making a new TV series) returns for another run of episodes on Sky 1. With old showrunner Bob Kushell gone, new showrunner Kristin Newman aims to bring more joy to our fuzzy friends’ small-screen antics.
Geordie Shore: Season 12 – 15th March (10pm)
Geordie Shore returns to MTV on Tuesday 15th March, with Ex on the Beach’s Marty joining the gang and Marnie returning after her Season 11 exit. The first 11 seasons will also be available on-demand.
Ross Kemp’s Britain – Date TBC
After trotting the globe for a variety of Sky1 series, EastEnders actor Ross Kemp returns to home soil to investigate the problems currently facing Britain, from immigration to the rise of nationalist sentiment.
Son of a Gun – Friday 4th March
Ewan McGregor enjoys playing against type as ruthless criminal Brendan in Julius Avery’s thriller, which sees the public enemy number one take a young prison newbie (Brenton Thwaites) under his wing. Alicia Vikander steals scenes from both as token moll Tasha, while Avery keeps the gripping set pieces coming thick and fast.
San Andreas – Friday 11th March
Dwayne Johnson stars in this absurdly dumb disaster movie as Ray, a helicopter pilot who’s really good at rescuing people. When cataclysmic earthquakes strike the San Andreas fault – as predicted by a scientist played by Paul Giamatti – can he rescue everyone in time?
The Salvation – Friday 11th March
Mads Mikkelsen kicks ass in this Western that sees a Danish settler in America get revenge for the killing of his wife – only to incur the wrath of a local gang leader (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Worth seeing just for the hats, if not for the wasted Eva Green.
Spooks: The Greater Good – Friday 18th March
This big-screen outing for the BBC spy series isn’t afraid to keep things refreshingly low-key, as Kit Harington plays an old protege of Harry Pearce (Peter Firth), who finds himself back in the espionage fold to uncover a possible mole in MI5.
Robot Overlords – Friday 18th March
After the hilarious Grabbers, Jon Wright hits yet another winner with Robot Overlords, a sci-fi set in the near future, where Earth has been conquered by alien robots. When a group of kids discover a way to get around their tracking devices, leading to a pint-sized rebellion that is everything you could want from 1980s-style family adventure. Charming stuff.
Inside Out – Friday 25th March
Pixar’s masterful animation takes us on a tour through the head of a young girl, Riley, as she comes of age. As we move from the once-overriding emotion of joy to a mixture of sadness, anger and disgust, the resulting portrait of growing pains is both dazzlingly complex and entertainingly simple.
Other movies coming soon to NOW TV in March 2016:
Friday 4th March
Revenge of the Green Dragons
Friday 11th March
The Age of Adaline
Friday 18th March
Friday 25th March