Ah, March. The month where would-be Emmys heavy hitters line up to try to outclass the competition. Not that it wasn’t the case already, but now the TV world is starting to settle into a steady wave of new shows, not merely finding creative ways around a pandemic production shortage.
This month brings new series that deal with the real-life curiosities of the recent past, with widespread and small-scale cons alike getting plenty of turns in the spotlight. And of course, now no month can go by without a healthy dose of existing franchise material getting shaped into a TV-ready package. Past and few favorites are getting their chances to take the Epic TV Genre Story crown.
Adaptations of documentary phenomena, bestselling genre-spanning bestsellers, and bizarre historical figures all take their spot on the docket of brand new TV offerings. Following a proud tradition, these span network, cable, and streaming. (As usual, if you happened to miss any of our past monthly roundups, you can peruse the premieres of January, February, or that bygone era of 2021.)