March is shaping up to be another stellar month for Sky Cinema, headlined by the arrival of Baz Luhrmann’s rhinestone encrusted musical biopic Elvis. Austin Butler puts in a BAFTA-winning turn as Elvis Presley alongside a transformative Tom Hanks, who plays EP’s manipulative manager Col. Tom Parker in this whirlwind look at the life and musical times of the king of rock’n’roll.
Elsewhere, Daisy Edgar Jones is a murder suspect in the American Deep South in slow-burn thriller Where The Crawdads Sing, based on Delia Owens’ bestselling novel. And, on the Originals front, Liam Neeson puts on his noir hat — and an actual hat — in Neil Jordan’s Marlowe, inspired by Raymond Chandler’s legendary private eye.
Leading the TV line-up is the eagerly awaited return of Succession, which follows the trials, tribulations, and wince-inducing antics of the megarich Roy family as the sale of their media conglomerate inches ever closer.
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Another, somewhat less powerful family are at the heart of buzzy new original series A Town Called Malice, an 80s set crime thriller which sees a brood of former Cockney gangsters flee to the Costa del Sol in the hopes of getting back in the game.
Here’s everything that’s heading to Sky and NOW this month…
New movies on Sky Cinema and NOW in March 2023
Elvis | 3 March
Baz Luhrmann’s multiple award-winning Elvis offers viewers an epic biopic filtered through a fantastical lens. Following Presley (Austin Butler) from the first shake of his hips to his dying breaths, all as recollected by his controversial manager Col. Tom Parker (Tom Hanks), Luhrmann’s unapologetically grandiose musical odyssey is one you can’t help falling in love with.
The Voyagers (Sky Original) | 5 March
This Italian film (I viaggiatori) sees a group of teenagers looking for a missing brother catapulted through time back to Fascist Rome in 1939 when the whole country is on the brink of World War II.
Premiering at Rome Film Festival in 2022, the film was picked up by Sky as part of its Original film slate for 2023.
Where The Crawdads Sing | 10 March
Adapted from Delia Owens’ bestselling book, Where The Crawdad Sings is a beautifully shot, slow-burn thriller. It stars Daisy Edgar Jones as Kya Clarke, a young woman who raised herself in the marshes of the American Deep South.
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When a promising quarterback (Harris Dickinson) is found dead, Kya is the prime suspect among a townsfolk who made her a monster long before any body showed up.
Marlowe (Sky Original) | 17 March
Late 1930s, Los Angeles. Liam Neeson is Philip Marlowe, a down on his luck private investigator enlisted to help find the ex-lover of a glamorous heiress (Diane Kruger), the daughter of a well-known movie star (Jessica Lange).
Twists and turns abound in this gripping noir thriller, inspired by Raymond Chandler’s legendary literary detective.
Minions: The Rise of Gru | 31 March
The second Minions movie arrives on Sky Cinema just in time for the Easter holidays, and sees the gibberish-spouting henchmen joining forces with Gru for the first time.
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The 1970s-set prequel pits Gru (Steve Carell) — and Kevin, Stuart, Bob, Otto — against a team of supervillains called the Vicious 6, voiced by Alan Arkin, Taraji P Henson, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo and Lucy Lawless.
New TV on Sky and NOW in March 2023
A Town Called Malice S1 | 16 March
This all-new original series revolves around the Lords, a family of South London gangsters who hit upon a chance to reinvent themselves and recaptures past glories by relocating to the Costa del Sol. Described as a high-octane Neon western ‘filled with romance, obsession, violence, deceit, and swagger’, and boasting a powerhouse ensemble including Martha Plimpton and Jason Flemyng, this looks set to be essential appointment viewing.
Succession S4 | Weekly from 27 March
The Roys are back in town! In this, the fourth season of HBO’s sensational family saga, fans will see the Roy clan, spearheaded by Brian Cox’s withering patriarch, moving closer to completing the sale of Waystar Royco to Alexander Skarsgård’s tech visionary Lukas Matsson. Expect existential angst and frayed familial ties to be strained even further as the family reckon with a future that they will no longer hold power over.
The Flash S9 | TBC March
Having defeated the Reverse Flash once and for all, Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen is back as the eponymous hero in the ninth and final season of The Flash. After nine years and countless saved lives, made allies, and felled foes, the fastest man in the DC Universe is all set to go out with a bang as Team Flash prepares to save Central City one last time.
Other movies/TV on Sky Cinema and NOW in March 2023
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The Black Phone
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