Netflix looks to be leading the streaming wars for the month of March, with plenty of new projects that should appeal to genre fans — but Hulu and Amazon still have a few goodies waiting in the wings, too.
Netflix is looking to drop two new shows — the secret society thriller The Order, and the wild animated series Love, Death & Robots — which should fit nicely into most "Watch" lists. Beyond those newbies, though, fan favorite horror-comedy Santa Clarita Diet is also back for its third season this month. Looking into deeper cuts, the streaming service is also dropping geek-friendly movies like Apollo 13, Disney's Christopher Robin, and Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. Oh, and the second season of The OA.
Hulu and Amazon Prime are a bit lighter when it comes to sci-fi and fantasy, but there are still some highlights. Hulu has a new episode of its horror anthology Into the Dark, as well as the entire fourth season of the (excellent) Fear the Walking Dead. Amazon Prime is looking to get in on the mystery thriller action with the debut of The Widow, starring Underworld alum Kate Beckinsale.
Check out our full rundown below and let us know what you’ll be streaming.
The Order (Netflix Original): This one has a Magicians-meets-Riverdale kind of vibe, just with a few more monsters in the mix. The Netflix series follows a college freshman who falls in with a secret society and gets more than he bargained for — most notably werewolves and some mighty twisty conspiracies.
Santa Clarita Diet: Season 3 (Netflix Original): One of the coolest, deepest cuts on Netflix is finally coming back. This horror comedy series stars Drew Barrymore as a newly-undead mom still trying to make it all work, alongside her husband, played by Timothy Olyphant. If you only know Olyphant from Justified, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn the guy has some serious comedy chops.
Love, Death & Robots (Netflix Original): This could definitely be one to keep an eye on. This ambitious, adult-aimed animated series hails from Tim Miller (Deadpool) and legendary filmmaker David Fincher. We don’t know much about the plot, but the NSFW trailer made it clear this show is unlike pretty much anything else out there. The studio has teased it'll focus on everything from garbage monsters to alien spiders, so come ready.
A Clockwork Orange
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Larva Island (Season 2) Netflix Original
Saving Mr. Banks
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
The Order (Netflix Original)
Hunter X Hunter (Seasons 1-3)
Immortals (Netflix Original)
Shadow (Netflix Original)
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
Kung Fu Hustle
Love, Death & Robots (Netflix Original)
Robozuna: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
YooHoo to the Rescue (Netflix Original)
Charlie's Colorforms City (Netflix Original)
The OA: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Osmosis (Netflix Original)
Santa Clarita Diet: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
Into The Dark: Treehouse: Episode 6 Premiere (Hulu Original): The latest installment of Hulu's horror anthology looks to bring the scares on vacation. The story follows a chef (Jimmi Simpson) who learns there are "debts to repay" while out there all secluded and along. The show has a Black Mirror vibe, and could make for a fun distraction while we wait on Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone reboot next month over at CBS All Access.
Edward Scissorhands: Tim Burton’s 1990 classic will be free to revisit on Hulu. It put Johnny Depp on the map as a serious actor and still holds up pretty well almost 30 years later. But hey, don't take our word for it.
Fear the Walking Dead (Complete Season 4): After starting out as a somewhat direction-less prequel, Fear the Walking Dead found its footing by finally embracing the mothership series and heavily revamping its core cast. It won't make you miss Rick any less, but catching up on Fear's fourth season will make it abundantly clear this world can tell compelling stories without a Grimes in sight.
Into The Dark: Treehouse: Episode 6 Premiere (Hulu Original)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
An American Haunting
Blast from the Past
The Dark Knight
Lego Batman: DC Super Heroes Unite
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash
Open Season 2
Open Season 3
Open Season: Scared Silly
Ouija Séance: The Final Game
Return of the Living Dead 3
Return of the Living Dead 4: Necropolis
Return of the Living Dead 5: Rave to the Grave
What Lies Beneath
Cosmos: Possible Worlds (Series Premiere)
A Frozen Christmas 3
Fear the Walking Dead (Complete Season 4)
A Frozen New Year's
The Widow (Prime Original Series): Amazon scored with the action-thriller space with John Krasinski-vehicle Jack Ryan, and now it's looking to do the same with Kate Beckinsale's The Widow. The eight-episode series is a globe-trotting thriller that follows a woman try to come to terms with her past and a life she left behind. After years of Underworld films, Beckinsale is adept at kicking butt, and this looks like it could be a fun ride with plenty of twists.
UFO: Okay, yeah. This one looks like a low-budget cheese-fest of a sci-fi flick. But it does feature X-Files' Gillian Anderson in a starring role, so it could be worth it for fans of the actress. That said, fair warning, reviews have not been kind to this UFO.
The Widow (Prime Original Series)
City of the Living Dead (Paura Nella Città Dei Morti Viventi)
P.O.E.: Project of Evil
The Dead And The Damned
Costume Quest (Prime Original Series)
The Stinky & Dirty Show (Prime Original Series), Season 2