March is a huge month for Netflix streaming content
Emmy season is quickly upon us, and Netflix isn’t taking it lying down. The streaming content provider is premiering new seasons of some of its hottest shows as well as new series. Here’s a breakdown of new programming available on Netflix in March and their Emmy prospects.
House of Cards (Season Four)
Frank and Claire Underwood return in the Emmy-winning House of Cards. Season Four’s trailer tantalizes with soapy drama to match even the current political climate. Scream‘s Neve Campbell joins the drama as a political advisor for Claire’s pending congressional campaign. House of Cards premieres March 4. Read AwardsDaily TV’s review here.
Louie (Season Five)
Louie C.K.’s Emmy-winning comedy series Louie drops on Netflix. This allows viewers the opportunity to catch up with the brilliant season featuring Louie tackling gender roles in his own unique way. Even if you’ve never seen an episode, Season Five still works as a major comic masterpiece. Louie drops on March 4. Read AwardsDaily TV’s Emmy plea for this great season here.
Flaked (Season One) / Netflix Presents: The Characters (Season One)
On March 11, Netflix premieres two new comedy series. Flaked stars Will Arnett as what’s been described as his “latest handsome dirtbag.” Early reviews haven’t been promising, but the series comes from Arnett and the co-creator of Arrested Development. That warrants an open mind for sure. With The Characters, Netflix is giving eight promising comics a half-hour each to produce any kind of content they’d like. The promise of unfiltered comedy is indeed alluring if Netflix sticks to its “No rules. No limits.” promise.
Happy Valley (Season Two)
The BBC’s Happy Valley has become something of a minor cult hit here in the US. Season One of the crime series received widespread critical acclaim, including a Best Drama Series win at the BAFTA Television Awards. Season Two appears to have garnered a similar reaction. Now is a great time to catch up on this buzzy series. Because we all know how much you love television superiority over your friends. Don’t even play like you don’t. Check it out on March 16.
Marvel’s Daredevil (Season Two)
Daredevil. Elektra. The Punisher. The Hand. If those words don’t send you into a tizzy, then this series is not for you. Netflix’s critically acclaimed first stab at the Marvel Universe was a moody, violent, and bloody exploration into vigilante justice and Catholic guilt. Season Two promises to bring the same themes and blow them up exponentially. The only concern is will the series be able to balance such heavy characters. Daredevil Season Two premieres on March 18.