8 TV shows arriving in March that we’re excited about

As we march further into 2024, the slate of new shows available to streaming platform subscribers gets a tad brainier. Check out Eliza Janssen’s recommendations for the most buzzy new shows you’ll wanna watch throughout the next month, from period comedies to star-studded prestige drama.


Fifftt sex scenes in 95 days: it’s a tough job depicting the life of legendary porn star Rocco Siffredi, but someone’s gotta do it. Alessandro Borghi plays the Italian lothario in this steamy biographical drama, which is exactly the kind of thing your parents catch you watching at the most opportune time. We know, we know; you’re only watching it for the meditative reflections on sexuality and identity, right?

Palm Royale

A terrific female cast (joined by Ricky Martin) adopts the snide looks and retro fashions of an exclusive 1960s beach resort, with Kristen Wiig starring as the rural wannabe longing to join in on the luxury. Laura Dern, Allison Janney, Leslie Bibb and Carol Burnett play characters with names like Linda and Evelyn—we’re sure their snobbish ways won’t stop Wiig’s desperado from making it to the upper echelons of Palm Beach high society.

The Regime

We’d totally vote for Kate Winslet to run a country somewhere…but things don’t seem so democratic in this drama about a fictional European autocracy. The Oscar-winner rules over her authoritarian government with an iron fist, until scheming forces (perhaps co-stars Andrea Riseborough, Hugh Grant, and Matthias Schoenaerts) cause the whole system to crumble around her. All six episodes are set over the course of one year, leaving us in suspense as to where Winslet’s leader might wind up.


Based on a non-fiction novel with the subheading “The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer”, this historical thriller proves that the truth is far more intense than fiction. Tobias Menzies stars as the right-hand man of Honest Abe (Hamish Linklater, bearding it up) who organised the urgent search for John Wilkes Booth (Anthony Boyle), no doubt revealing fascinating and forgotten details about the whole assassination saga along the way.

The Gentlemen

Less than a year after the release of his blokey gangster film of the same name, Guy Ritchie decided he wasn’t quite done with The Gentlemen and announced this spin-off series. Theo James stars as Eddie Halstead, a player facing off against such forces as Giancarlo Esposito, Vinnie Jones, and Ray Winstone in tumultuous estate battles. There’s a solid chance that Matthew McConaughey shows up somewhere along the way.

3 Body Problem

You’ll want to play close attention to each episode of this sci-fi epic, the latest show from the creators of Game of Thrones. It’ll traverse time and space, beginning with a Chinese scientist’s reality-shattering experiments and rippling into a present-day setting, where humanity’s fate is at threat. In short: we really dunno what this series is going to be about. Better read the celebrated Liu Cixin book to find out.

The Signal

Four hour-long episodes tell the story of a husband left reeling by the sudden disappearance of his astronaut wife. Creator Florian David Fitz plays this poor lost sap, raising his daughter alone until a mysterious riddle with scary implications sends him back on his lost partner’s trail. Netflix has been smashing it with weighty, existential sci-fi lately; let’s hope The Signal can be part of that canon.

The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin

According to star and producer Noel Fielding (you know, the guy from Mighty Boosh and Bake-Off), Dick Turpin is as famous to Brits as Robin Hood. Pity that we won’t learn anything too legit about the guy from this silly new series, which reimagines the outlaw as a pacifist vegan. Heaps of your favourite British actors are bound to show up on the road to nonsense and infamy.