New releases for your streaming pleasure: March 20-26

New releases for your streaming pleasure: March 20-26

9 new titles from Apple TV+, Netflix, HBO Go, Prime Video and AFN

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
New releases for your streaming pleasure: March 20-26

Looking for a title to binge-watch this weekend? Here's our pick!

APPLE TV+

Palm Royale

Premieres March 20

Maxine Simmons is an outsider trying to gain entry into the Palm Royale Club (and thereby Floridian high society) in the summer of 1969 after she's tossed to the curb by her husband and social circle. A 10-episode period comedy loosely based on the novel Mr. & Mrs. American Pie by Juliet McDaniel. 


NETLFIX

3 Body Problem

Premieres on March 21

Over the course of eight episodes, the series immerses audiences in mysteries and earth-shattering discoveries, before potentially catastrophic consequences come to life as we know it. Before embarking on this mind-boggling journey spanning continents and timelines — from the 60s Cultural Revolution in China to the present-day streets of Oxford, England, and the United Nations in New York — here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming series. The story begins in 60s China when a young woman makes a fateful decision that reverberates across space and time into the present day. When the laws of nature inexplicably unravel, a tight-knit group of brilliant scientists must join forces with an unflinching detective to stop humanity’s greatest threat. An epic story that redefines sci-fi drama with its layered mysteries and story of human connection. Based on the internationally celebrated trilogy by Chinese author Cixin Liu, which chronicles humanity’s greatest threat to date.

Love Island Australia: Season 5

Premieres on March 21

A group of single Aussie contestants faces romance, rejection and more as they couple up for a shot at finding a soulmate and winning a cash prize.

Buying Beverly Hills: Season 2

Premieres on March 22

In the fast-paced world of the high-end property business, a healthy market is never guaranteed. This keeps Mauricio and his agents — including daughters Farrah and Alexia —on their toes. Plus, the Umanskys bring another family member into the fold in Season 2: Recent college grad Sophia becomes The Agency’s newest intern. With Mauricio at the helm and the support of mom and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards, the new generation of agents is practically built for handling any business and drama that comes across their desk. But nothing could have prepared them for the bombshells this season, as the foundation of the Umansky clan is rocked like never before, potentially changing the very fabric of the family forever. 

Shirley

Premieres on March 22

Shirley Chisholm makes a trailblazing run for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination after becoming the first Black woman elected to Congress.


PRIME VIDEO

Road House

Premieres on March 21

Dalton, an ex-UFC fighter trying to escape his dark past and his penchant for violence, in this adrenaline-fuelled actioner. Dalton is barely scraping by on the reputation that still precedes him when he is spotted by Frankie, owner of a roadhouse in the Florida Keys. She hires him to be her new bouncer in hopes of stopping a violent gang, working for crime boss Brandt, from destroying her beloved bar. Even five to one, Brandt’s crew is no match for Dalton’s skills. But the stakes get higher with the arrival of ruthless gun-for-hire Knox. As the brutal brawls and bloodshed escalate, the tropical Keys prove more dangerous than anything Dalton ever faced in the Octagon. Based on the motion picture “Road House”.

My Undead Yokai Girlfriend

Premieres on March 22

A unique collaboration of Japanese production and original script written by Yalun Tu and Zack Heins; the series will be directed by the acclaimed Takahiro Miki, popular for directing numerous live-action adaptations of original manga and teen-age love story novels. Shot in the traditional and beautiful city of Kyoto, the series depicts the extraordinary Japanese folklore of “Yokai" and “Otaku”, as a strange relationship of love and mystery is sparked between a lonely college student Tadashi, who wants nothing more than to find a girlfriend, and Izzy, a Yokai girl who accidentally finds herself bonded to him through a magical hex. But the quirky love story takes an unexpected and gripping twist as the true intention of Izzy is to exact revenge on a human family for an incident from more than 500 years ago.


HBO/HBO GO

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant 

Premieres on March 23

A survival war drama, which follows US Army Sergeant John Kinley and an Afghan interpreter Ahmed. After an ambush, Ahmed goes to Herculean lengths to save Kinley’s life. When Kinley learns that Ahmed and his family were not given safe passage to America as promised, he must repay his debt by returning to the war zone to retrieve them before the Taliban hunts them down.


AFN

Paradise Kitchen Bali

Premieres on March 20

Lauren Camilleri takes viewers on a tantalising culinary journey through Bali, as host she explores the island's vibrant culture, rich traditions and mouthwatering cuisine.

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