With the weather slowly dropping and post-covid catchups dwindling, many Aussies are settling in and enjoying some great new shows or waiting for the next blockbuster to hit cinemas.
Today we’re diving into some of the coolest things to make their way to our big and little screens next month: we’ve got second seasons of British period dramas, worldwide superhero blockbusters, and some great remakes of past classics.
Keep up with the latest Melbourne film and television news here.
What’s coming to streaming services
Have you missed the trials and tribulations of Lady Whistledown and the rest of the Bridgerton clan? So have we. Season 2 is on its way, and is set to bring back much of the same cast, with the notable exception of breakout star Rege-Jean Paige who left to pursue other interests. You haven’t got too much longer to wait, with Season 2 making its way to Netflix on March 25.
The movie that blew all expectations out of the water is making its way to Disney+ next month. It’s the Stephen Spielberg directed remake of the 1957 musical of the same name. The movie has received a great deal of attention, earning several nominations across different categories this awards season.
Were you a fan of the long running sitcom How I Met Your Mother? well there’s plenty more where that came from, with this new reboot/remake/sequel. It does not follow the story of the mother from the original series, but rather a new character played by Hillary Duff. There are a few cool references and easter eggs to the maiden series, so keep your eyes peeled. It hits the digital mouse house on March 2.
There’s no question that Olivia Rodrigo has quickly become one of the world’s biggest performers, selling out shows and breaking records with her hit debut album Sour. This Disney+ movie is actually a concert film and is set to display new arrangements of the 11 tracks on Sour. If you’re a music fan that doesn’t usually listen to pop, this is still a show for you, the film promises appearances from Indie acts like Towa Bird, Jacob Collier and Blu DeTiger. You can catch it on Disney+ on March 25.
Do those names sound familiar? They might harken back to those dark days of baking sourdough and singing happy birthday 45 times while washing our hands, but the Tiger King story is one that’ll stand the test of time. This show recreates the story, with a few cool twists and turns. This series was filmed in Australia late last year, and stars Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon and talented character actor John Cameron Mitchell. It hits Binge from March 4.
There sometimes feels like there’s a lot of shows on the late-night circuit, open on YouTube and be bombarded with viral games, videos and jokes from the variety of shows. But there’s one new addition to the group that is almost needed, a red friend we have all met at some point in our lives, Elmo. Join Elmo and sidekick Cookie Monster as they interview some cool celebrities like John Mulaney, Jordin Sparks and Jason Sudeikis to name a few.
Binge / Foxtel are currently the only streaming service to hold a HBO licence, which means they have the opportunity to provide Aussies with arguably some of the best shows, like Succession, Euphoria and Curb Your Enthusiasm to name a few. One of the newest shows making its way to HBO and Binge next month is called Lust, a Swedish comedy that mixes the struggles of women over 40 with some great humour. It’s hitting Binge on March 1.
Star Trek Picard
Star Trek fans rejoice! Season two of the beloved show is coming to Amazon Prime Video next month. Join Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard alongside some other well-known and new characters, including a cameo of Whoopi Goldberg’s Guinan, who first met in 1988’s season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It’s coming to Amazon Prime weekly starting March 4.
Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls
This series joins mega-star Lizzo on her quest to find new dancers for an upcoming tour, who she calls The Big Grrls. 10 lucky women move into the Big Grrrls House and compete for the coveted position. The show hits Amazon Prime Video on March 25.
What’s coming to Melbourne cinemas
Here Today comes from massively talented writer Alan Zweibel, who has been behind some of the world’s best comedy shows, movies and books. This film brings two amazing comedic minds in Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish together, their chemistry being quite memorable. The movie surrounds the relationship between comedy writer Charlie (Crystal) and Jazz singer Emma Payge (Haddish). It’ll hit select Aussie cinemas on March 2.
Check out more info on Here Today here.
This movie is set to move audiences from all across the world. Blind Ambition tells the true story of four Zimbabwean refugees, and their journey to the World Wine Tasting Championships. Their passion, heart and emotion is inspiring and you’ll leave feeling uplifted. It’s hitting Aussie cinemas on March 3, check out showtimes here.
Dive into the story more here.
It’s perhaps one of the most awaited films of the last year, The Batman is only days away from release in Australia. Robert Pattinson is at the helm of the coveted role, which has previously been shared by performers like Christian Bale, Michael Keaton and even George Clooney. Early reviews have lauded the performance of Pattinson, who truly makes the role his own. It makes its way to cinemas on March 3.
Check out more info on The Batman here.