True Lies – CBS (March 1st)
Based on the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis movie from 1994, True Lies is the story of a middle class American household. The wife discovers that her husband just happens to be a high-level secret agent whose business trips, are in fact, top-secret missions to save the world.
While the plot of the movie revolved around Schwarzenegger hiding his true occupation from his wife, with his lies slowly becoming unraveled as she discovers his secret, it looks like the television show is going to cover most of that in the pilot. The secret life aspect of the story, will mostly serve as setup for the series.
The movie ends (spoilers for a nearly three-decade old movie) with Jamie Lee Curtis joining her husband on future missions as an espionage partner. It looks like that setup is the kickoff to the series, with most episodes revolving around a new mission where the experienced agent has to go on secret missions with his brand-new agent wife.
History of the World Part II – Hulu (March 6th)
Back in 1981, comedy master Mel Brooks, released a movie titled History of the World Part I. The title, as Brooks explained it, was a joke and a way to keep people from asking him what his next project was going to be since they would assume it was Part II.
In reality, Part II was never a part of the plan, but now, over 40 years later, plans have changed, and History of the World Part II is going to be released as a special four-part series. Mel Brooks is writing and producing the series along with Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz and Nick Kroll who all also star in the series.
The rest of the cast is made up of almost every funny person in Hollywood, as it seems like everyone is eager to get a chance to perform some Mel Brooks written jokes. Assuming the series follows the movie that came before, it will likely be made up of different sketches or extended scenes, lampooning some of the most important moments in history.
School Spirits – Paramount Plus (March 9th)
The new show on Paramount Plus this month, is a supernatural teen drama. The main character, Maddie, finds herself dead, and stuck in an afterlife limbo where she’s trapped in her high school.
While nobody else seems to be able to see her, she discovers a group of other teenage ghosts who are all trapped at the school as well, and have formed a sort of support group. Maddie tries to solve her own murder, as she tries to figure out a way beyond the limbo that she is trapped in.
Gotham Knights – The CW (March 14th)
For the better part of the last decade, the superhero genre has risen on television just like it did in the movies. One of the most dominant aspects of superhero television, has been the multi-show franchise, the Arrowverse, that has been on the CW in some form or other since 2012.
Encompassing half a dozen different shows, the Arrowverse has been one of the biggest success stories for DC series, but in recent years it appears that it has been winding down. The titular Arrow series ended in 2020, with many other shows concluding their run around the same time.
Now only The Flash and Superman and Lois remain on the air. But The CW is releasing their next big DC series, specifically outside of the Arrowverse timeline.
Gotham Knights takes place in a future timeline where the death of Bruce Wayne reveals his secret identity as Batman. Then, the billionaire’s adopted son, Turner Hayes, is forced to team up with the children of Batman’s enemies to try and solve the murder of Bruce Wayne.
While the series looks like it might be the first steps into a post Arrowverse world for The CW, the series is reminiscent of the Birds of Prey. This was another DC series from twenty years ago, that also took great liberties with the source comics, to tell the story of Batman’s offspring taking up his crime fighting mantle.
Lucky Hank – AMC (March 19th)
Bob Odenkirk has had tremendous success with his work on AMC, playing Saul Goodman in both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. So, it’s no surprise that he’s returning to the network with his latest project, where he plays an English professor going through a midlife crisis.
The story kicks off with Odenkirk’s, Hank, yelling at one of his students about how the school he works for produces nothing but mediocrity. All of the students are destined for nothing better.
The rant is, of course, recorded, and the fallout from the incident begins to infiltrate every aspect of Hank’s life. There also may or may not be a part of the show where Hank gets overly invested in a personal battle with a wild goose.
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