March is packed with star-studded new Apple TV+ shows

March is packed with star-studded new Apple TV+ shows

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March is packed with star-studded new Apple TV+ shows
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jared Leto, Anne Hathaway and Samuel L. Jackson all appear in new series on Apple TV+ in March.
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Apple TV+ subscribers have a lot to look forward to in March. A series starring the great Samuel L. Jackson will premiere this month, plus Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway have their own series.

In addition, Snoopy is back on Apple TV+, while Dear… includes a roster of celebes, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jane Fonda, Viola Davis and more.

Samuel L. Jackson returns to Apple TV+ in The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey is a limited series adapted from a novel about a 91 year old man (Samuel L. Jackson) suffering from dementia who takes an experimental drug that revives the clarity of his mind and energy of his body. But there’s an inescapable side effect: he won’t live to 92.

The first episodes will debut globally on Friday, March 11 on Apple TV+.

Fans of Samuel L. Jackson can watch him in The Banker, which is already available on the streaming service.

Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway star in WeCrashed

WeCrashed is a “ripped from the headlines” tale of WeWorked, a company once worth $47 billion that dropped to $10 billion amid questions about how the business was managed. Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway take the leads as the controversial founder and his wife/fellow WeWork executive.

The first three episodes of WeCrashed will debut on March 18, 2022. They’ll be followed by new weekly installments each Friday during its eight-episode season.

The Snoopy Show returns for season 2 of canine hijinks

Snoopy is a celebrity too, and the second season of his Apple TV+ series premiers Friday, March 11. In the new season of the The Snoopy Show, Charlie Brown’s imaginative beagle becomes a pirate, a king, a superhero, a rocketeer and more.

The first season — available to stream now — has a 100% approval rating on the review-aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.

Apple TV+’s Dear… is all about celebrities

Dear… takes an unusual approach to biographies by using letters written to the celebrities by ordinary people whose lives have been changed in some way through their work.

Season one premiered on Apple TV+ in 2020, and Dear… season two reached viewers on Friday, March 4. It spotlights the late André Leon Talley, Viola Davis, Malala Yousafzai, Jane Fonda, Ava DuVernay, Billy Porter, Sandra Oh, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Laird Hamilton.

The Cult of Mac review of Dear… season two calls the new episodes “very persuasive and affecting.”

Central Park season two brings us more Leslie Odom Jr. and Stanley Tucci

The interrupted second season of Central Park resumed on March 4. The Apple TV+ musical comedy has eight more episodes with the madcap adventures of the Tillerman family.

The series was created by Loren Bouchard, best know for the Fox series Bob’s Burgers. It’s animated, with the likes of Leslie Odom Jr., Tituss Burgess and Stanley Tucci proving it voices.

Three new episodes of Central Park debuted on March 4, and weekly episodes have resumed on Apple’s streaming service. Anyone wanting to get caught up can watch season one and the first half of the second season.

Sweeping multinational drama Pachinko also premieres in March

To wrap up the month, March 25 will bring Pachinko to Apple TV+. This adaptation of a New York Times bestselling novel takes place across three countries and stars an internationally renowned cast.

It begins with a forbidden love and crescendos into a sweeping saga that journeys between Korea, Japan and America to tell an unforgettable story of war and peace, love and loss, triumph and reckoning.

The first three episodes of Pachinko will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on March 25, 2022. These will be followed by new weekly installments each Friday during its eight-episode season.

So many celebrities are on Apple TV+

Apple knows that big subscription numbers don’t come without big stars, and its streaming service has plenty of them. There’s Jennifer Anniston, Billy Crudup and Reese Witherspoon in The Morning Show. Jason Momoa stars in See. Justin Timberlake showed off his acting chops in Palmer. Or Bill Murray and Rashida Jones took the leads in On the Rocks.

Watching any or all of these comes with a $4.99-per-month subscription to Apple’s streaming service. This can be accessed from a wide variety of devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire and smart TVs. Or any Apple computer, of course.