New to Disney+ in March

Forget the hoo-ha over Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version) and the return of Grey’s Anatomy for its 20th year, the really big news on Disney+ this month is the long overdue season four-premiere of brilliant UK comedy Breeders.

The Martin Freeman-Daisy Haggard parenthood series ends with S4 (March 13), which premiered on FX eight months ago — an unusually long gap between its US and NZ runs.

The bombshell development this time is Paul and Ally are about to become … grandparents!

“This is writing steeped in experience and with a high gag count,” The Times said. “The humour is merciless and compassionate, unflinching yet truthful.”

Echoed Decider: “Breeders season four feels like it’s building up to a bang that’ll leave us craving more of the Worsleys, but more than anything else, it’s just great to see this series back on track as it looks to wrap up this tale in fine fashion.”

Also of note:

Renegade Nell March 29
Disney+ Original Series

England, 1705: Nell Jackson returns from war to her family in Tottenham. Aided by plucky sprite Billy Blind, who gives her fighting superpowers, Nell takes on the local landowner’s bullying son Thomas Blancheford but finds herself framed for murder. Forced on the run with her sisters Roxy and George, Nell becomes a highwaywoman. But as word of Nell’s extraordinary power spreads, she attracts the attention of the sinister Earl of Poynton who is hatching a magical plot against the Queen of England. Set on a collision course with Poynton, Nell, and Billy realise that her quest for justice stretches further than she ever imagined and that in order to clear her name, Nell first has to defeat Poynton and save the country.

X-Men ‘97 March 20
Disney+ Original Series (animated)

X-Men ’97 revisits the iconic era of the 1990s as The X-Men, a band of mutants who use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them, are challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future.

Queens March 5
Disney+ Series

In six remote and beautiful places on our planet are queendoms run by the most powerful leaders in the animal world. These queens are sisters, single mothers, grandmothers. Queens tells their stories of resilience, strength, love and loss for the first time. A final episode celebrates the women going to great lengths to document and protect our animal queens.

Madu March 29
Disney+ Original

From practicing barefoot on the streets of Lagos to performing on stage in England, Madu follows 12-year-old Anthony Madu as he leaves his home in Nigeria to study at one of the most prestigious ballet schools in the world, Elmhurst Ballet School. Anthony, who has barely been out of his neighbourhood in Lagos, finds himself thrust into a foreign new world where his wildest dream is suddenly within reach. His journey is a story of courage, growth, extraordinary obstacles, an unexpected complication that threatens his dreams, and, ultimately, his search for belonging.

Also new:

March 1

  • Wonderful World S1
  • Queen Elizabeth II: Passing of the Crown – A Special Edition of 20/20
  • Queen Elizabeth II: A Royal Life – A Special Edition of 20/20
  • Queen Elizabeth II: The Legacy, the Life

March 6

  • Extraordinary S2
  • Chrissy & Dave Dine Out S1
  • Playdate with Winnie the Pooh S1

March 13

  • Not Dead Yet S2
  • Will Trent S2

March 15

  • Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version)
  • Sacred Soil: The Piney Woods School Story
  • Coppola: The Agent S1

March 21

March 27

  • BUNK’D: Learning the Ropes S7
  • Morphle and the Magic Pets S1

March 28

  • Grey’s Anatomy S20
  • Station 19 S7

March 30

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3 Responses to “New to Disney+ in March”

  1. Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '/' in /home/customer/www/ on line 66
    March 11, 2024 at 8:42 am

    I see today’s Oscars are only on Disney + in NZ this year. Guess it reflects the lack of interest over the past few years.

  2. True, and the fact Disney has the rights to the telecast. As pointed out here, across the Tasman the Oscars are screening FTA and streaming on a broadcaster’s service. Disney also could see this as an opportunity to test the appeal of awards shows on D+.

  3. You’d suspect contracts like that for TVNZ are probably an easy choice not to renew given their financial issues – it adds prestige to their line-up but probably doesn’t drive ad sales that much given it’s a one-off and dayside.

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