Amongst the many new series, seasons, and films premiering in March in the US and beyond are these 40 from 14 countries in North and South America, Asia, and Africa.
Below is our curated list of 40 programs from countries in Africa, Asia, North America, and South America that are premiering in the US (and in many cases other territories, too) in March 2023. Additional programs are listed on our “viewing guide” page.
(For details about the premieres of programs from the UK, Ireland, English-speaking Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and subtitled original-language programs from countries in Europe, visit The British TV Place, The Down Under TV Place, and The Euro TV Place.)
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Diary of a Prosecutor (South Korea)
In this drama series, hotshot prosecutor Cha Myung-joo (Ryeowon Jung, The King of Dramas) threatens to shake up the humdrum routines of her overworked new colleagues when she’s transferred from Seoul to the (fictional) city of Jinyoung.
Diary of a Prosecutor premieres in the US on Wednesday, March 1, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Love Destiny: The Movie (Thailand)
This film sequel to the popular time-travel romantic comedy series Love Destiny stars Ranee Campen and Tanawat Wattanaputi, who play 19th-century Rattanakosin-era reincarnations of their characters from the series, which was set in the 17th-century Ayutthaya Kingdom. Bhop (Wattanaputi) still believes in destiny, so when he meets Gaysorn (Campen), who looks exactly like the girl who’s been in his dreams for many years, he is convinced she is his destined soulmate and starts following her, trying to win her heart. But Gaysorn doesn’t believe in destiny, dislikes Bhop, and is interested in Mathus (Paris Intarakomalyasut) — a Thai-Western guy whose strange slang matches the messages in an old journal of Lady Karaket (Campen). Did Mathus travel back in time from the future like Lady Karaket? Meanwhile, threats abound during the expansion of colonial rule.
Love Destiny: The Movie premieres in the US on Wednesday, March 1, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
One Dollar Lawyer (South Korea)
In this heartwarming comedy-drama series, a compassionate, pro bono lawyer fights fiercely for the weak and the underprivileged of society. His fee for helping them: 1,000 won (roughly US$1.00).
Starring Namkoong Min (Awaken) and Kim Ji-eun (Again My Life), One Dollar Lawyer, a Hulu Original Series, premieres in the US on Wednesday, March 1, exclusively on Hulu.
This musical comedy-drama series follows Rosendo Cuevas (Pedro Fernández, Until the End of Time) and the changes in himself and his life when he begins to show symptoms of Alzheimer’s. To help him, his family revives Rosendo’s musical past and creates a mariachi group, but betrayals and ghosts return, and as the group’s popularity grows, more secrets come to light.
Mariachis, a Max Original, premieres in the US on Thursday, March 2, exclusively on HBO Max and its digital channels, including HBO Max on Amazon.
Masameer County: Season 2 (Saudi Arabia)
The new season of this animated comedy series, which offers a a humorous view of a changing Saudi, includes a risky 24-hour mission, a shocking elevator ride, and a rocket launch gone awry.
Masameer County: Season 2, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, March 2, exclusively on Netflix.
Set in a rural village, this generational family drama sees a man’s long battle to save his comatose father met with financial obstacles and his family’s suggestion of committing euthanasia as the best possible option.
Starring Kathir and Samuthirakani, Thalaikoothal premieres in the US on Thursday, March 2, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Daisy Jones & The Six (US)
Based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s New York Times best-selling novel, Daisy Jones & the Six, this music drama follows the story of the iconic 1970s band, fronted by the feuding yet charismatic lead singers Daisy Jones (Riley Keough, The Terminal List) and Billy Dunne (Sam Claflin, Peaky Blinders). Drawn together by personal and artistic chemistry, their complicated musical partnership catapulted the band from obscurity to unbelievable fame. Then, after a sold-out show at Chicago’s Soldier Field, they suddenly called it quits. Now, decades later, the band members finally agree to reveal the truth, telling the story of how an iconic band imploded at the height of its powers.
Set to the original music from the Daisy Jones & The Six soundtrack, Daisy Jones & The Six, an Amazon Original Series, premieres globally on Friday, March 3, exclusively on Prime Video. (You can add it to your watchlist now.)
This touching drama feature follows the final four days of the multi-generation Batra family, who are all set to leave their 34-year-old family home, called Gulmohar, as they move to a new city. In telling their story, it shows how this shift in their lives allows a rediscovery of the bonds that have held them together as a family, despite personal secrets and insecurities.
Gulmohar premieres in the US on Friday, March 3, exclusively on Hulu.
In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal (South Korea)
This true-crime docuseries examines the chilling true stories of four Korean leaders claiming to be prophets — exploring the shocking events behind them and exposing the dark side of unquestioning belief.
In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, March 3, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Here Love Lies (US-Nigeria)
Tope Oshin (Shuga) stars in this romantic thriller as Amanda, a preacher’s daughter, a single mother, and a travel blogger who finds more than romance when she takes a trip to New York City to meet for the first time Michael (Tim Shelburne, Mind Over Murder), an American tour guide and her social media suitor.
Here Love Lies premieres in the US on Friday, March 3, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Chris Rock: Selective Outrage (US)
Comedy icon Chris Rock will take the stage in Baltimore, Maryland, for the first-ever Netflix live-streamed global event. Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, a Netflix Comedy Special, will stream live on Saturday, March 4, at 10pm ET/7pm PT, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Divorce Attorney Shin (South Korea)
Cho Seung-woo (Stranger) stars in this new drama series as a pianist-turned-lawyer who, driven by a personal tragedy, navigates the complex world of divorce — fighting for his clients to win by any means necessary.
Divorce Attorney Shin, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Saturday, March 4, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
School Spirits (US)
Based on the upcoming graphic novel School Spirits by Nate Trinrud and Megan Trinrud, and illustrated by Maria Nguyen, this supernatural drama series centers on Maddie (Peyton List, Cobra Kai), a teen stuck in the afterlife, investigating her own mysterious disappearance. Maddie goes on a crime-solving journey to uncover what happened to her, but the closer she gets to uncovering the truth, the more secrets and lies she discovers.
The cast includes Kristian Flores (Reboot), Spencer MacPherson (Reign), Kiara Pichardo (The Society), Sarah Yarkin (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Nick Pugliese (13 Reasons Why), Rainbow Wedell (The Wilds), and Milo Manheim (Zombies 3). Josh Zuckerman (The Offer) and Maria Dizzia (Orange Is the New Black) have recurring guest star roles.
School Spirits, a Paramount+ Original Series, premieres in the US and Canada with three episodes on Thursday, March 9, exclusively on Paramount+ and its digital channels, including Paramount+ on Amazon. New episodes will debut singly on Thursdays.
The Glory, Part 2 (South Korea)
In Part 1, viewers were introduced to Moon Dong-Eun (Song Hye-kyo, That Winter, the Wind Blows), a woman broken by bullying and school violence while growing up, who’s dedicated her life to a meticulous web of vengeance and ensnaring the people responsible in her plot. Part 2 follows the destruction of the perpetrators led by Yeon-jin (Lim Ji-yeon, Rose Mansion) as they fall, one by one, into the trap designed by Dong-eun.
The Glory, Part 2, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, March 10, exclusively on Netflix.
Have a Nice Day! (Mexico)
In this comedy-drama, a retired radio host bags groceries to earn money to attend his former employer’s anniversary party, where he hopes to reunite with the love of his life.
Have a Nice Day!, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, March 10, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Rana Naidu (India)
This action-crime drama — the official adaptation of the critically-acclaimed series Ray Donovan — stars Rana Daggubati (Baahubali: The Beginning) as Rana Naidu, the go-to problem solver for Bollywood’s rich and famous. But when his father is suddenly released from prison, the one mess he can’t handle may be his own.
Rana Naidu, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, March 10, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
La Guzmán (Mexico)
Majida Issa (News of a Kidnapping) stars as Alejandra Guzmán in this biopic about the hugely-successful, Latin Grammy®-winning Mexican singer.
La Guzmán premieres in the US on Saturday, March 11, on Prime Video.
Ariyoshi Assists (Japan)
He’s usually the host; but in this wacky comedy series, Ariyoshi lets a rotating cast of celebrities be the MC of the show while he claims the role of bemused assistant.
Ariyoshi Assists, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Tuesday, March 14, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Ikebukuro West Gate Park (Japan)
This is the original 2000 live-action version of the mystery-crime drama series (not the 2020 anime remake), which stars Tomoya Nagase (I’m Sorry, I Love You) as Majima Makoto, who lives in Ikebukuro West Gate Park (IWGP), an area known for gangs and juvenile delinquency. While Makoto is trying to solve the brutal murder of a close friend, he finds himself called on by other residents of IWGP to help them with their many mysteries and problems, all while tension is mounting between rival gangs.
Ikebukuro West Gate Park (2000) premieres in the US on Wednesday, March 15, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The Law of the Jungle (Mexico)
In this new competition series set in the middle of the jungle, twelve athletes must put on their fiercest selves, both mentally and physically, and either work as a team or sabotage each other for a cut of a jackpot.
The Law of the Jungle, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Wednesday, March 15, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Tiger and Dragon (Japan)
This crime comedy-drama series from 2005 follows a Yakuza who goes to a Rakugo (traditional Japanese comedy) performer to collect debts, and the talented comedian who tries to change his destiny. Tiger and Dragon premieres in the US on Wednesday, March 15, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
This historical crime thriller series dramatizes the true story of Eti Alon (Dana Ivgy, Autonomies), an employee at a family-owned bank, who embezzles money from customers’ accounts and funnels it to her her gambling-addicted brother, Ofer (Yehuda Levi, East Side), to save him from debt collectors. All told, she embezzles a quarter of a billion shekels (roughly US$100M at the time, $1B in today’s value) and triggers the downfall of the bank.
In 2002, Eti, an unassuming mother of two, enters a police station and confesses to the investigators, who then unravel a case that changed Israeli society: The stolen money was first siphoned to illicit casinos run by local organized crime, and then used to buy sophisticated arms and advanced ammunition, fueling internal wars and giving rise to a new generation of young crime families.
Embezzlement premieres in the US and Canada in its seven-episode entirety on Thursday, March 16, exclusively on Topic and its digital channels, including Topic on Amazon.
Angel Flight (Japan)
Based on the book Angel Flight: International Coffin Repatriation Officer by Ryouko Sasa, this drama series stars Ryôko Yunekura (The Journalist) as an international border-crossing hearse transporter who brings the bodies of deceased persons back to their families.
Angel Flight premieres in the US on Friday, March 17, exclusively on Prime Video. (You can add it to your watchlist now.)
Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming with Dave Letterman (US)
In this new documentary, U2’s Bono and the Edge make a return to Dublin with Dave Letterman, reflecting on their journey as musicians and friends. It features never-before-seen footage and interviews detailing their songwriting process and the inspiration behind their greatest hits.
Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming with Dave Letterman, a Disney+ Original, premieres globally on Friday, March 17, exclusively on Disney+.
Boston Strangler (US)
Keira Knightley (The Duchess) stars in this historical crime drama as Loretta McLaughlin, the first reporter to connect the murders and break the story of the Boston Strangler. McLaughlin and fellow reporter Jean Cole (Carrie Coon, Gone Girl) challenged the sexism of the early 1960s to report on the city’s most notorious serial killer and worked tirelessly to keep women informed.
Boston Strangler, a Hulu Original Movie, premieres in the US on Friday, March 17, exclusively on Hulu. (You can add it to your watchlist now.)
DOM: Season 2 (Brazil)
Inspired by the life of Pedro Dom, a real-life gang leader who terrorized Rio de Janeiro in the 2000s, this crime drama follows Victor Dantas (Flávio Tolezani, Kissing Game), a police officer dedicated to fighting narcotics trafficking and helping his drug-addict son, Pedro (Gabriel Leone, Island City). Following the events in Season 1, the new season sees Dom become the most wanted criminal in Rio de Janeiro. As the police close in, Dom tries to escape, but ends up being arrested. With crime on the rise on all sides, he has only one option left: impersonate someone else to survive this hellish scenario. In the past, a young Victor is at war with the rotten side of the police and, much like his son years later, must escape before it’s too late. Isolated on a mission in the Amazon, he also assumes a new identity in order to infiltrate the locals.
DOM: Season 2, an Amazon Original Series, premieres globally on Friday, March 17, exclusively on Prime Video.
This star-studded drama limited series introduces a near future where the chaotic effects of climate change have become embedded into our everyday lives. Eight interwoven stories about love, work, faith, and family from across the globe explore the intimate, life-altering choices that must be made when the planet is changing faster than the population.
The series stars Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada), Sienna Miller (Anatomy of a Scandal), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Daveed Diggs, Snowpiercer), Edward Norton (Fight Club), Diane Lane (Under the Tuscan Sun), Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian), Yara Shahidi (Black-ish), Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason), Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians), David Schwimmer (Friends), Adarsh Gourav (Hostel Daze), Keri Russell (The Americans), Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Eiza González (Welcome to Marwen), Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus), Indira Varma (The Capture), Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man), MaameYaa Boafo (The Mysterious Benedict Society), Hari Nef (You), Heather Graham (Boogie Nights), Michael Gandolfini (The Many Saints of Newark), Cherry Jones (Succession), Gaz Choudhry, Ben Harper, Judd Hirsch (The Fabelmans), and Neska Rose (Drama Club), amongst others.
Extrapolations, an Apple Original, premieres globally on Friday, March 17, exclusively on Apple TV+.
Set between 2016-2018, this comedy-drama series follows Dre (Dominique Fishback, Judas and the Black Messiah), an obsessed fan of the world’s biggest pop star, who sets off on an unexpected cross-country journey.
Swarm, an Amazon Original Series, premieres globally on Friday, March 17, exclusively on Prime Video. (You can add it to your watchlist now.)
Lucky Hank (US)
Based on the novel Straight Man by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo, this series stars Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) as William Henry “Hank” Devereaux, Jr., the unlikely chairman of the English department in a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. Hank toes the line between midlife crisis and full-blown meltdown, navigating the offbeat chaos in his personal and professional life — and oddly proving that tantrums get better with age.
Lucky Hank, an AMC+ Original series, premieres Sunday, March 19, exclusively on AMC+ and its digital channels, including AMC+ on Amazon, as well as on linear channel AMC.
Invisible City: Season 2 (Brazil)
In this fantasy-crime drama, environmental detective and widower Eric (Marco Pigossi, High Seas) discovers a hidden world inhabited by mythical creatures from Brazilian folklore while searching for a connection between his wife’s death and a mysterious appearance on a beach in Rio de Janeiro. When the series returns, Eric desperately searches for his daughter after reawakening in sacred water, leading him to discover his true nature buried within.
Invisible City: Season 2, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Wednesday, March 22, exclusively on Netflix.
The Kingdom: Season 2 (Argentina)
In the second and final season of this crime drama, Diego Peretti (The Wrath of God) returns as Emilio Vázquez Pena to complete the story of the controversial televangelist who, in Season 1, became Argentina’s presidential candidate after his running mate was assassinated. Let the epic battle between good and evil begin!
The Kingdom: Season 2, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Wednesday, March 22, exclusively on Netflix.
This martial arts-action drama set in 1990s Saigon, a prequel to the hit 2019 film Furie, tells a thrilling tale of justice and revenge. It follows Bi (Dong Anh Quynh), Thanh (Toc Tien) and Hong (Rima Thanh Vy), fierce vigilantes who team up to take down a sinister crime syndicate led by vile crime lord Hai, as the trio of assassins delivers furious justice.
Furies, a Netflix Film, premieres globally exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The Night Agent (US)
Based on the novel of the same name by Matthew Quirk, this character-driven action thriller centers on a low-level FBI agent who works in the basement of the White House, manning a phone that never rings — until the night that it does, propelling him into a fast-moving and dangerous conspiracy that ultimately leads all the way to the Oval Office.
Starring Gabriel Basso (The Big C), The Night Agent, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, March 23, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga (India)
In this crime thriller, a flight attendant and her partner must steal a cache of diamonds to clear an old debt. But while flying at 40,000 feet, their plan is thrown way off-course when the plane is hijacked.
Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, March 24, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
You’re Not Alone (US)
In this thriller, Keith Mitchell (Michael Jai White, The Dark Knight) must leave his daughter, Alexis (Precious Way, Queens), alone at home when his flight home from a business trip is delayed. Once in the air, he checks his home security cameras and notices a stranger enter the house, moments before the plane’s WiFi cuts out. Unable to warn Alexis, Keith sits helpless at 30,000 feet while his daughter fights for her life. You’re Not Alone premieres in the US on Friday, March 24, exclusively on Tubi.
Rabbit Hole (US)
Nothing is what it seems in this action thriller. It stars Kiefer Sutherland (24, 24: Redemption, 24: Live Another Day) as John Weir, a master of deception in the world of corporate espionage, who must use all the resources at his disposal when he’s framed for murder by powerful forces with the ability to influence and control populations.
The cast includes Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Meta Golding (Empire), Enid Graham (Mare of Easttown), Jason Butler Harner (Ozark), Walt Klink (Arctic Circle), and Rob Yang (Succession).
Rabbit Hole, a Paramount+ Original Series, premieres in the US and Canada with two episodes on Sunday, March 26, exclusively on Paramount+ and its digital channels, including Paramount+ on Amazon. New episodes will drop weekly on Sundays through May 7. The eight-episode series debuts in the UK, Australia, Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and France on Monday, March 27, with the date of the show’s launch in South Korea to be announced at a later date.
The Big Door Prize (US)
Based on M.O. Walsh’s novel of the same name, this new half-hour comedy series tells the story of a small town that is forever changed when a mysterious machine appears in the general store, promising to reveal each resident’s true life potential.
The ensemble cast includes Chris O’Dowd (Get Shorty), Gabrielle Dennis (The Upshaws), Ally Maki (Hacks), Josh Segarra (Arrow), Damon Gupton (Black Lightning), Crystal Fox (The Haves and the Have Nots), Sammy Fourlas, and Djouliet Amara (So Help Me Todd).
The Big Door Prize, an Apple Original, premieres globally on Wednesday, March 29, exclusively on Apple TV+.
Unseen (South Africa)
Gail Mabalane (Blood & Water) stars in this thriller as Zenzi Mwale, who hides behind her identity as an unremarkable, nondescript, and all-but-invisible cleaning lady while desperately searching for her husband after he is released from prison — all as a shadowy conspiracy dredges up past tragedies and ultimately drives her to murder.
Unseen, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Wednesday, March 29, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
From Me to You: Kimi ni Todoke (Japan)
In this teen romantic drama, Sawako has a hard time fitting in, as others are put off by her gloomy demeanor. But when an outgoing classmate approaches her, life takes a turn for the better. From Me to You: Kimi ni Todoke, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, March 30, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Copycat Killer (Taiwan)
Adapted from renowned Japanese mystery writer Miyuki Miyabe’s best-selling novel of the same name, this mystery-crime drama tells the story of the first-ever serial murder case in Taiwan. Set in 1990s Taipei, it follows no-nonsense prosecutor Guo Xiaoqi (Kang Ren Wu, Mom, Don’t Do That!) as he handles his first-ever serial killer case. The media-savvy multiple murderer takes advantage of the widespread interest in the case and turns it into a national spectacle, fueling both gossip and notoriety. Guo vows to solve the case, even if it means putting his life on the line — only to realize that things are not what they seem. Meanwhile, the killer repeatedly makes a mockery of law and justice as he seeks to destroy peace and order in society.
Costars include Alice Ko (Silicon Valley), Tuo Tsung-hua (Code 2), Yao Chun-yao (Detention), Fandy Fan (More than Blue: The Series), Cammy Chiang (Light the Night), and Hsia Teng-Hung (Detention), with a guest appearance by Ruby Lin (Light the Night).
Copycat Killer, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, March 31, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Kill Boksoon (South Korea)
Written and directed by Byun Sung-hyun (Kingmaker, The Merciless), this action thriller stars Jeon Do-yeon (Crash Course in Romance) as Boksoon, a single mother of a teenage daughter and as a renowned professional killer at MK, a top-tier killing agency. In leading this double life, she’s caught between the missions of killing someone and raising someone. But when she refuses to complete an assignment, Boksoon is thrown into an inevitable fight.
Kill Boksoon, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, March 31, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
For details about the premieres of programs from the UK, Ireland, English-speaking Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and original-language programs from countries in Europe, please visit The British TV Place, The Down Under TV Place, and The Euro TV Place.