7 new shows and movies on Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ and more this weekend (March 17) – Global Village Space
This weekend is a treat for streaming service fans as some of the most anticipated shows and movies are finally available. Ted Lasso Season 3 and Shadow and Bone Season 2 are streaming now on Apple TV Plus and Netflix, respectively. Meanwhile, Prime Video has a new series from Atlanta creator Donald Glover called Swarm. Keira Knightley is also making a comeback in The Boston Strangler, streaming on Hulu in the US and Disney Plus in the UK.
Season 3 of Ted Lasso is one of the most anticipated shows of the year. The titular football manager is tasked with keeping AFC Richmond afloat following promotion to the English Premier League. Ted’s former protégé Nate is now employed by a rival team, West Ham United, which complicates matters further. The show’s latest chapter is, according to our review, “delightfully charming, thought-provoking and audience-engaging.” Episode 1 is available to stream now, with more coming in weekly every Wednesday.
Donald Glover returns to his showrunning duties with a new thriller series called Swarm on Prime Video. This seven-part story, co-created with Watchmen writer Janine Nabers, follows a young woman named Dre as she becomes increasingly supportive of her favorite R&B singer. Amazon seems willingly coy about the series’ premise beyond this cryptic synopsis, but Swarm’s trailer suggests it’s going to be a gory horror adventure in the mold of Jordan Peele. All seven episodes are available to stream now.
The acclaimed Netflix fantasy series Shadow and Bone returned this week for its highly anticipated second season. The heroine of the series, Alina Starkov, embarks on a continent-spanning voyage across the seas in search of allies to help her fight the nefarious General Kirigan. Meanwhile, The Crows, led by Kaz Brekker, have more domestic troubles to contend with as new enemies descend on their Ketterdam-based turf. This latest season is also based on Leigh Bardugo’s book series of the same name, with several novels providing narrative inspiration.
If you’re in the mood for some grisly detective drama this weekend, The Boston Strangler is streaming on Hulu in the US and Disney Plus in the UK. This feature-length thriller stars Keira Knightley and Carrie Coon as journalists investigating the Boston Strangler murders of the 1960s. David Dastmalchian, Chris Cooper and Bill Camp are among the film’s impressive supporting cast. Reviews suggest it’s worth using one of the world’s top streaming services.
Extrapolations is a new Apple TV Plus series that aims to further expand the streamer’s increasingly stellar sci-fi genre back catalogue. An anthology sci-fi drama, Extrapolations tells a decades-long story of humanity’s struggle to combat climate change. Each episode functions as a standalone story, but there’s an intriguing uninterrupted line where the characters’ journeys collide in a storyline that is eventually fleshed out into a collection of interconnected stories. Reviewers have hinted at Extrapolations’ propensity to hit us over the head with its political and environmental messages.
Agent Elvis is an R-rated Netflix animated series in which Elvis joins a top-secret 1960s spy program tasked with stopping the world’s greatest supervillains. With needless violence, sex scenes and lots of swearing, this is not a family-friendly affair. Still, viewers are sure to be entertained by the offerings and the cast — including Matthew McConaughey, Christine Hendricks, Simon Pegg, Kieran Culkin, and Priscilla Presley in its expansive cast.
The Magician’s Elephant is a heartwarming CGI flick based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Kate DiCamillo. Noah Justus plays Peter, whose search for his sister leads him to a fortune teller. There he is supposed to find a magician with an elephant who can help him find his missing sibling. The Magician’s Elephant isn’t overly inventive when it comes to storytelling, but its themes, starry cast and wow visuals will keep young tots hooked for a few hours.