The AMC Networks March 2023 programming has been announced and includes new dramedy Lucky Hank, starring Emmy-nominated Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) and Mireille Enos (The Killing). The series will premiere across AMC, AMC+, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.
Also, this month, AMC+ will feature the season finales of BBC America’s Frozen Planet II and Sundance Now Original Black Snow.
The AMC Networks March 2023 lineup includes new AMC+ film debuts every Friday, such as Taurus, Corsage, The Almond and the Seahorse, as well as Shudder thrillers Leave and The Unheard. New episodes of WE tv’s docuseries Grown & Gospel debut on ALLBLK every Monday, beginning March 20.
The AMC Networks properties include AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, IFC Films Unlimited, Shudder, Sundance Now, and anime-focused HIDIVE.
AMC NETWORKS MARCH 2023 PROGRAMMING
(Also see the full Acorn TV March 2023 schedule)
Holding (Acorn TV Exclusive) – Binge Premiere Monday, March 6
Nothing ever happens in tiny Irish towns like Duneen—until one day human remains are found buried on a farm there. For the first time ever, police sergeant PJ Collins (Conleth Hill) has a genuine crime to solve.
A lifetime’s worth of small-town secrets are unearthed, revealing the villagers’ dark pasts and rousing PJ’s own inner demons. Also featuring Charlene McKenna (Bloodlands) and Siobhan McSweeney (Derry Girls).
The Madame Blanc Mysteries Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) – New Episodes Premiere Mondays Until Season Finale on March 6
Renowned and respected antiques dealer, Jean White (Sally Lindsay) returns fresh from surviving an attempt on her life by the duplicitous Barbara. Jean’s expertise in the world of antiquities and antiques once again proves the key to solving a series of murders and mysteries against the backdrop of the beautiful French village of Sainte Victoire.
This season, Jean and Dom will grow much closer – but will friendship finally grow into something more? Meanwhile, love rolls into town for Gloria and Barbara has deadly plans to finally finish what she began.
The Larkins Season 2 (Acorn TV Exclusive) – New Season Premieres Monday, March 20
A new adaptation of the classic novel The Darling Buds of May by H.E. Bates, following the warm-hearted, wheeler-dealing adventures of the iconic Larkin family in the idyllic Kent countryside. Season 2 is set in the summer of 1959 and stars Bradley Walsh, Joanna Scanlan and Lydia Page.
Murdoch Mysteries Season 16 (Acorn TV Exclusive) – New Season Premieres Monday, March 27
The series continues to explore the personal and professional developments in the lives of Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy), Inspector Thomas Brackenreid (Thomas Craig), Constables George Crabtree (Jonny Harris) and Henry Higgins-Newsome (Lachlan Murdoch), and Detective Llewelyn Watts (Daniel Maslany) as they tackle Toronto’s toughest mysteries, from the serious and historic to the comical and unusual.
Double Cross Season 4 (ALLBLK Original Series) – New Episodes Every Thursday Until Season Finale on March 9
The events of last season have left the Cross siblings in a crisis! Once again, they pull each other up from the trenches to continue on their quest to eradicate child trafficking. And this time, they are taking it down from the top!
Bite of a Mango (Film) – ALLBLK World Premiere on March 2
2020 comes with enough challenges of its own, but as four best friends each attempt to overcome their own trying situations, they are left unsure if the group can survive. Starring Jayne Kamara, Ryan Rosery, Orville Cummings and Nathan Taylor
Grown & Gospel (WE tv) – New Series Premieres on ALLBLK Monday, March 20
Six one-hour episodes follow five, career-driven childhood friends searching for success in the Detroit gospel scene and beyond. Navigating the murky waters of the music industry and hustling to step out of the shadows of their prominent parents…this close-knit crew grapples with their strict upbringing and high standards as they push towards being the new generation of Gospel.
Hearts are broken, dark secrets revealed, as they work to make names for themselves in the music scene and balance their personal lives with career ambition.
Frozen Planet II (BBC America) – New Episodes Premiere Every Saturday Until Season Finale on March 4
Over a decade ago, four-time Emmy-winning series Frozen Planet gave viewers unprecedented insight into life in the Poles. Now, the highly anticipated sequel, Frozen Planet II, returns to the Arctic and Antarctic to observe the amazing species that thrive there.
But, going further than the first season, it also explores life beyond the Poles – witnessing the wildlife dramas that play out in all the world’s coldest regions: our high mountains, frozen deserts, snowbound forests, and ice-cold oceans. These are the last true wildernesses on earth; places so challenging for survival that only a heroic cast of animals can live here.
From polar bears to penguins, Siberian tigers to snow monkeys, each species must overcome unique challenges to survive their extreme environments. Narrated by Emmy®-winning famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough (Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II). with an original score by Academy Award®-winning Hans Zimmer and his cohort of dynamic composers at Bleeding Fingers Music.
Hap & Leonard – All Three Seasons of SundanceTV’s Acclaimed Original Series Join AMC+ on Tuesday, March 7
SundanceTV’s genre-bending original scripted anthology series set in the 1980s is based on the celebrated book series of the same name by famed author Joe R. Lansdale, and follows two lifelong best friends, Hap Collins (James Purefoy) and Leonard Pine (Michael Kenneth Williams).
Lucky Hank – New Series Premieres Sunday, March 19 on AMC+, AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV
Lucky Hank is a mid-life crisis tale set at Railton College, told in the first person by William Henry “Hank” Devereaux, Jr. (Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad), the unlikely chairman of the English department in a badly underfunded college in a working-class American town. Hank’s discontent is rooted in unresolved issues with his father, a mediocre and entitled student body, and in the fact that his department is more savagely divided than the Balkans.
Mireille Enos (Hanna, The Killing) stars as Lily Devereaux, the emotionally grounded, unflappable wife of Hank and the Vice Principal of the local high school in rural Pennsylvania where they live. As Hank’s life starts to unravel, Lily begins to question the path she’s on and the choices she’s made.
Love After Lockup – First Two Seasons of WE tv’s Hit Docuseries Join AMC+ on Wednesday, March 22
Streaming for the first time, WE tv’s groundbreaking docuseries follows relationships in which one half of the couple is behind bars, tracking the emotional journey of a prison release and life together after months or years of correspondence supervised visits and highly structured interactions.
The Graham Norton Show – New Episodes Premiere Every Sunday Until Season Finale on March 26
BBC America’s BAFTA-award-winning talk show features a packed lineup of celebrity guests, laugh out loud stories and exciting musical performances. Guest lineup is as follows:
Sunday, March 5 – Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Patrick Stewart, Ariana DeBose, Pedro Pascal, and Freya Ridings
Sunday, March 12 – Guests to be announced.
Sunday, March 19 – Guests to be announced.
AMC+ EXCLUSIVE FILMS (New films premiere every Friday)
Taurus – Premieres Friday, March 3
A rising but problematic musician searches for the inspiration to record his next song, pushing himself deep into the void in this official selection from the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. Starring Colson Baker, Megan Fox, Ruby Rose and Maddie Hasson, featuring original songs by Machine Gun Kelly.
Corsage – Premieres Friday, March 10
A fictional account of one year in the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. On Christmas Eve 1877, Elisabeth, once idolized for her beauty, turns 40 and is officially deemed an old woman; she starts trying to maintain her public image. This BAFTA-nominated film stars Vicky Krieps (Cannes Film Festival Winner, Best Performance), Colin Morgan, Finnegan Oldfield, Tamás Lengyel and Alma Hasun.
Leave – Premieres Friday, March 17 (Shudder)
As an infant, Hunter White was discovered abandoned in a New England cemetery. She was wrapped in a piece of cloth covered in satanic symbols, and around her neck hung a Wolf’s Cross pendant. 20 years later, she is obsessed with finding out why she was abandoned and who her biological parents are. Starring Alicia von Rittberg, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Herman Tømmeraas, Stig Amdam and Morten Holst.
The Almond and the Seahorse – Premieres Friday, March 24
What happens when you’re ambushed by time? An archaeologist and an architect fight to re-imagine a future after traumatic brain injury leaves them adrift from the people they love. Starring Rebel Wilson, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Meera Syal.
The Unheard – New Film Premieres Friday, March 31 (Shudder)
After a young deaf woman undergoes experimental treatment to regain her hearing, she fears she is not alone while recovering at her family’s beach home – all while uncovering family secrets and experiencing psychological strife and auditory hallucinations. Starring Lachlan Watson, Nick Sandow and Brendan Meyer.
Eternal Boys (HIDIVE Exclusive) -English Subtitled Premiere on March 19 at 1:00pm ET
“The Mature Idol Project” – the latest project proposed by Manpuku Entertainment Productions in a bid to revive their company. Experienced in the successes and failures of the business world, six middle-aged men now face the many hurdles of age and physical ability in their pursuit to become idols.
To prove that old dogs can not only learn new tricks but also learn to shine no matter your age, these middle-aged men, now at the end of their ropes, are taking a stand! With animation by Liden Films, Eternal Boys is directed by migmi along with writing by Kimiko Ueno, character design by Seiko Asai and music by Yukari Hashimoto.
Utano☆Princesama Maji LOVE ST☆RISH Tours (HIDIVE Exclusive) – English Subtitled Premiere in March
A-1 Pictures, the studio behind the original four season, fan-favorite anime series, has returned to produce this their second franchise film. With the great success of “Maji LOVE LIVE Kingdom,” the members of ST☆RISH have been busy with their idol activities. However, while their success has brought a sense of fulfillment, they began to have feelings they never felt before.
“What do we do from now on…” At that time, a call comes in from the Shining Office summoning everyone to receive a “reward.” What is it…? This is the behind-the-scenes story of ST☆RISH – connecting “Maji LOVE Kingdom” to the “Maji LOVE ST☆RISH Tours.” Utano☆Princesama Maji LOVE ST☆RISH Tours is directed by Chiaki Nagaoka with music by Elements Garden.
IFC FILMS UNLIMITED
Spin Me Round – Film Premieres Wednesday, March 1
A manager of the Bakersfield, California franchise of the Italian chain eatery Tuscan Grove wins an all-expenses trip to the company’s gorgeous “institute” outside of Florence, Italy, and the chance to meet the restaurant chain’s wealthy and charismatic owner. Along with a mismatched group of local American franchise managers, Amber finds a far different adventure than the romantic fantasy she had imagined.
Starring Alison Brie (GLOW), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Molly Shannon (I Love That For You), Debby Ryan (Jessie), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Zach Woods (The Office), Tim Heidecker (Moonbase 8), and Ego Nwodim (Saturday Night Live)
Rubikon – Film Premieres Wednesday, March 8
A toxic cloud of pollution has swallowed the earth, killing untold numbers. The world’s nations have dissolved, with all power now in the hands of giant corporations. The rich retreat to sealed biodomes while the poor choke and starve. On the space station Rubikon, Hannah (Julia Franz Richter), Gavin (George Blagden) and Dimitri (Mark Ivanir) weigh the fate of the planet’s survivors.
Should these crewmembers risk their own lives on a rescue mission to the surface, or ignore the old world to build a new one of safety and solitude, living off the station’s sophisticated algae symbiosis system?
(Also see the full Shudder March 2023 schedule)
Spoonful of Sugar – New Film Premieres Thursday, March 2
Millicent is taking a semester off from her studies to concentrate on her thesis about children with severe allergies, which makes her the perfect person to take care of little Johnny, a sickly, mute child who suffers from every allergy under the sun, from nickel to artificial fabric.
His overbearing mother, Rebecca, is an accomplished author who is focused on her latest book release, while his dissatisfied father, Jacob, spends sweaty, shirtless days toiling away on a carpentry project in the backyard. Starring Morgan Saylor, Kat Foster and Myko Olivier.
Leave – New Film Premieres Friday, March 17
As an infant, Hunter White was discovered abandoned in a New England cemetery. She was wrapped in a piece of cloth covered in satanic symbols, and around her neck hung a Wolf’s Cross pendant. 20 years later, she is obsessed with finding out why she was abandoned and who her biological parents are.
Starring Alicia von Rittberg, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Herman Tømmeraas, Stig Amdam and Morten Holst.
The Unheard – New Film Premieres Friday, March 31
After a young deaf woman undergoes experimental treatment to regain her hearing, she fears she is not alone while recovering at her family’s beach home – all while uncovering family secrets and experiencing psychological strife and auditory hallucinations.
Starring Lachlan Watson, Nick Sandow and Brendan Meyer.
Black Snow (Sundance Now Original) – New Episodes Every Thursday Until Season Finale on March 23
Part coming-of-age drama and part whodunit, the six-part series follows the mystery of a small-town murder that rocked a tight-knit community and left a town devastated. In 1995, seventeen-year-old Isabel Baker was murdered. The case was never solved, the killer never found.
In 2020, the opening of a time capsule unearths a secret that puts cold-case detective James Cormack (Travis Fimmel, Vikings, Raised By Wolves) on the trail of the killer.