What’s On Prime Video? New Mar 2023 Releases, TV Series, and Movies
March 02, 2023
Having led the 2023 streaming content trends in February, Prime Video seems determined to produce back-to-back quality shows as we paddle into March. With a new torrent of Prime Originals from Donald Glover’s thriller series ‘Swarm’, and belly splitting Australian comedy ‘Class of ‘07’, you’re guaranteed to add (at least) a couple of these series and films to your must-watch list.
Take your pick of this month’s promising selection of films and series, curated by The Beat Asia, including two novel inspired Prime Originals ‘The Power’, featuring mutant-like shocking powers; and ‘Daisy & The Six’, starring Riley Keough and Sam Claffin.
“Reggie” reveals the career and legacy of Major League Baseball’s beloved icon and activist, Reggie Jackson, as he looks back on his journey trailblazing black excellence in sports. In an intimate re-telling, Jackson walks us through his barrier-breaking career as he fights for dignity, respect, and a seat at the table.
From the start of his career in Birmingham at the height of the civil rights movement, to becoming the highest-paid player in baseball as the Bronx was burning; Jackson and fellow baseball legends recount how far they’ve come – and what it is they wish to leave behind.
When: Mar. 24
‘Daisy Jones & The Six’
Based on the best-selling Taylor Jenkins Reid novel of the same name, the television adaptation of ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ takes the 70s rock and roll lifestyle and blows it up onto the big screen.
The series details the rise and fall of a fictional rock band (loosely inspired by Fleetwood Mac) and the bands’ enigmatic front woman, Daisy Jones (played by Riley Keough). The electric chemistry between Daisy and singer Billy Dune (played by Sam Claffin) spells out fame and success for the band, capturing the creative wild world of the 1970s. Played out by a star-studded cast, “Daisy Jones & The Six” is a show to bookmark for a visually striking and wistful discographic journey.
When: Mar. 3
This upcoming American horror thriller television series by great minds Donald Glover and Janine Nabers remains furtive in its’ marketing, with very little information out there on the exact premise of the series so far.
What we do know, however, is that Glover’s Midas touch is sure to deliver with his first venture into the horror genre. Inspired by Beyonce and Queen Bey’s legion of followers, “Swarm” follows Dre (played by Dominique Fishback) as she travels cross-country to defend her goddess and international pop-star Ni’Jah. Now that I have your attention, who’s your favourite artist you’d travel endless miles for?
When: Mar. 17
This young adult science-fiction series takes on hegemonic gender dynamics and flips them in and over itself onto an unsuspecting audience. Based on a novel of the same name, “The Power” tracks a strange phenomenon that impacts young girls around the world – giving them supernatural powers with the strength to kill and control.
In learning how to live without fear from the male gender, girls and women become drunk with power, summoning enough electricity to zap the patriarchy to dust. The series is an endlessly nuanced and terrifying story that enrages, illuminates, and encourages its’ audience to peer into what corrupt power can do – never mind the gender of who wields it.
When: Mar. 31
‘The Pimp – No F***ing Fairytale’
Inspired by the true story of Klaus Barkowsky, “The Pimp – No F***ing Fairytale”, recounts the tale of how the Nutella Gang came to be the most famous pimp cartel in Hamburg.
During his reign, the rough red-light district of Reeperbahn is transformed into a glamorous paradise for red-light visitors and residents. Now one of the big fish, Barkowsky stakes his claim as one of the most influential pimps of the Reeperbahn in the 80s, facing the established pimps of the GMBH head-on in a monumental power struggle.
When: Mar. 3
‘Class of ‘07’
“Class of ’07” marks Prime Video’s fourth scripted original series filmed in Australia. The eight-part high-concept comedy series sees a catastrophic tidal wave crash the party at the ten-year reunion of an all-girls school.
In what is essentially a ‘Lord of the Flies’ retelling in cocktail dresses and stilettos with resurfaced decade old drama, the former classmates attempt to save themselves from each other.
When: Mar. 17
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