Mandatory Streamers: Westworld Season 3 Explores a Brand-New World
Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of March 9, Westworld Season 3 is introducing a brand-new world in the Emmy-winning series that will serve as a departure from the first two seasons as the hosts meet their makers. Check out the best shows debuting and returning online this week as well as the latest renewal announcements below and be sure to visit our mother site Mandatory by clicking here!
Westworld, Season 3 Premiere: The third season, consisting of eight episodes, welcomes newcomers for the series including Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Lena Waithe (Ready Player One), NFL player Marshawn Lynch, and Vincent Cassel (Black Swan). They will be joined by returning cast members Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Luke Hemsworth, and Rodrigo Santoro in a more linear season as the hosts step into the human world. The new season will kick off on Sunday, March 15, and will be available to stream on HBO’s platforms.
Marc Maron: End Times Fun, Special Premiere: Marc Maron’s newest stand-up comedy special, features his signature style of raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy. In his third comedy special for Netflix, Maron touches on trying to “stay woke,” the importance of taking Turmeric, life before cell phones, and vaccinating children against measles, mumps, and Marvel movie fans. The comedy special will launch globally on Tuesday, March 10.
On My Block, Season 3 Premiere: They thought life was about to return to what passes for normal in Freeridge, but the stakes just got even higher. At the end of Season 2, Cesar (Diego Tinoco), Jamal (Brett Gray), Ruby (Jason Genao) and Monse (Sierra Capri) were thrown into a van by unknown assailants. The third season of the coming-of-age comedy will begin streaming on Wednesday, March 11, continuing the story of four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through the triumph, pain, and the newness of high school.
Elite, Season 3 Premiere: The Spanish teen drama is returning for its third season with new cast members Leïti Sène and Sergio Momo joining the murder and mayhem. As the trailers have teased (and plainly revealed) another murdered classmate, how will the characters handle another mysterious death at the exclusive Las Encinas school? The new season will premiere on Friday, March 13.
Black Monday, Season 2 Premiere: Produced by star Don Cheadle, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg, the second season of the comedy follows after the events of the first season’s disruptions resulted in the horrific stock market crash of 1987, and two people dead. Now, Mo (Cheadle) and Keith (Paul Scheer) are on the run but hungry for more power, more acclaim, and more money. But Dawn (Regina Hall) and Blair (Andrew Rannells) are the new dogs on top. What will happen when their paths collide once more? Find out when the new season launches on Sunday, March 15. The show will be available to stream on Showtime’s website and respective streaming platforms.
Blood, Season 2 Premiere: Season 2 marks the return of BAFTA nominee Adrian Dunbar who plays Dr. Jim Hogan. In Season 2, Hogan returns home a year later stripped of his medical license and his once-stellar reputation because of the suspicious death of his wife, determined to make amends and reconnect with his family. But his eldest daughter, Fiona (Gràinne Keenan) suffers from the same debilitating illness as her mother and has a troubled marriage to cash-strapped husband Paul (Ian Lloyd Anderson). At first, Jim can’t find employment in the town, so Paul helps him get a job at the farm he works at — but when they both witness some criminal activity in the barn, Jim’s path to redemption hits a roadblock. Things worsen when Fiona gets injured when her car plunges into a canal, and everyone is shocked to the core when they learn there’s a dead body in the trunk. The gritty thriller begins streaming on Monday, March 9, with new episodes rolling out every Monday through April 6.
Lost in Space, Season 3: Netflix has renewed the sci-fi series for a third and final season! Set to premiere in 2021, Season 3 will feature the conclusion of the Robinson family’s space journey towards Alpha Centauri. The first two seasons are available to stream now.
Truth Be Told, Season 2: Apple TV+ has renewed the Octavia Spencer drama for a second season, changing the initial plans for the show to run as a limited series. The second season will continue to follow Spencer’s podcaster/investigator character, as she uncovers a new case. This obviously departs from the original adaptation of the Kathleen Barber novel, Are You Sleeping, which focused on a woman who reopens a murder case after realizing she may have helped put an innocent man in jail. The first season, also starring Aaron Paul, is available to stream now.