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On April 5, the new Disney+ series The Crossover will debut online.

Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel-in-verse by Kwame Alexander, the series introduces teen brothers Josh and Jordan Bell (Jayln Hall and Amir O’Neil), widely considered basketball phenoms. Through his lyrical poetry, an adult version of Josh, aka Filthy McNasty, narrates the story (the voice of the narrator will be provided by Daveed Diggs) of he and his brother’s coming of age, on and off the court, as their former professional basketball player father adjusts to life after basketball, and their mother finally pursues lifelong dreams of her own.

The cast includes Derek Luke and Phylicia Rashad.

Here is a trailer for The Crossover:

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The new series The Power will debut online on Amazon Prime on March 31.

Based on the novel by British author Naomi Alderman, the series is our world, but for one twist of nature. Suddenly, and without warning, teenage girls develop the power to electrocute people at will. The series features a cast of remarkable characters from London to Seattle, Nigeria to Eastern Europe, as the Power evolves from a tingle in teenagers’ collarbones to a complete reversal of the power balance of the world.

The cast includes Auli’i Cravalho, Eddie Marsan, John Leguizamo, Josh Charles and Toni Collette.

Here is a trailer for The Power:

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The 8-episode musical romantic comedy Up Here will debut online on Hulu on March 24.

This musical romantic comedy set in New York City in the waning days of 1999, following the extraordinary story of one ordinary couple, Lindsay and Miguel, as they fall in love and discover that the single greatest obstacle to finding happiness together might just be themselves – and the treacherous world of memories, obsessions, fears and fantasies that lives inside their head.

The cast includes Mae Whitman, Carlos Valdez, Scott Porter and Katie Finneran [among others].

Here is a trailer for Up Here:

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On March 26, the new Hallmark Channel series Ride will debut at 9 PM.

The series is about the McMurray family, part of a rodeo dynasty going back a generation, as they struggle to keep their beloved ranch afloat. After a tragic loss, each character embarks on an empowering journey of transformation and self-discovery while also uncovering a twisted web of secrets, threatening to tear the family and their small Colorado town apart at the seams.

The cast includes Nancy Travis, Tiera Skovbye, Beau Mirchoff, Sara Garcia, Jake Foy and Tyler Jacob Moore.

Here is a trailer for Ride:

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On March 26, the new Paramount+ drama Rabbit Hole will debut online.

John Weir (Kiefer Sutherland) is a corporate spy adept at deception. A mysterious world-controlling power frames him for murder, and as Weir goes against this power, he finds himself fighting for democracy.

The show also stars Charles Dance, Jason Butler Harner and Meta Golding.

Here is a trailer for Rabbit Hole:

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The new series Great Expectations will debut on FX on Hulu on March 26.

The coming-of-age story of Pip (Fionn Whitehead and Tom Sweet as Young Pip) an orphan who yearns for a greater lot in life, until a twist of fate and the evil machinations of the mysterious and eccentric “Miss Havisham” shows him a dark world of possibilities. Under the great expectations placed upon him, Pip will have to work out the true cost of this new world and whether it will truly make him the man he wishes to be.

A damning critique of the class system, Dickens’ novel was published in 1861 after first releasing it in a series of weekly chapters beginning in December 1860.

The series also stars Olivia Colman [among others].

Here is a trailer for Great Expectations:

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On March 23, the new Netflix drama The Night Agent will debut online.

While monitoring an emergency line, a vigilant FBI agent answers a call that plunges him into a deadly conspiracy involving a mole at the White House.

The series stars Gabriel Basso, Hong Chau, D.B. Woodside, Enrique Murciano, Eve Harlow, Fola Evans-Akingbola and Sarah Desjardins.

Here is a trailer for The Night Agent:

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The new series Lucky Hank will debut on March 19 at 9 PM on the following networks: AMC, IFC, BBC America, AMC+ and Sundance.

Bob Odenkirk and Mireille Enos star in this 8-episode series, a mid-life crisis tale set at Railton College. Told in the first person by William Henry Devereaux, Jr. (Odenkirk), the unlikely chairman of the English department in a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt.

The cast includes Diedrich Bader, Alvina August, Cedric Yarbrough and Suzanne Cryer.

Here is a trailer for Lucky Hank:

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The new period drama Marie-Antoniette will debut on PBS on March 19 at 10 PM.

The title character (Emilia Schüle) is just a teenager when she leaves Austria to marry the Dauphin of France (Louis Cunningham). When she arrives at Versailles, she must obey the numerous and complex rules of the French court. The princess quickly suffers from not being able to live her life the way she wants, while her mother, the Empress of Austria, (Tony nominee Marthe Keller) keeps pushing her to continue the Bourbon line and thus secure the alliance between the two countries. However, faced with Louis’ avoidant and solitary character, the mission turns out to be more complicated than expected.

Here is a trailer for Marie-Antoinette:

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On March 17, the new Apple TV+ series Extrapolations will debut.

This bracing drama introduces a near future where the chaotic effects of climate change have become embedded into our everyday lives. Eight interwoven stories about love, work, faith and family from across the globe will explore the intimate, life-altering choices that must be made when the planet is changing faster than the population. Every story is different, but the fight for our future is universal. And when the fate of humanity is up against a ticking clock, the battle between courage and complacency has never been more urgent. Are we brave enough to become the solution to our own undoing before it’s too late?

The ensemble cast includes Cherry Jones, Daveed Diggs, David Schwimmer, Diane Lane, Edward Norton, Eiza Gonzalez, Forest Whittaker, Gemma Chan, Heather Graham, Indira Varma, Judd Hirsch, Keri Russell, Kit Harrington, Marion Cotillard, Matthew Rhys, Meryl Streep, Michael Gandolfini, Sienna Miller, Tahar Rahim, Tobey Maguire and Yara Shahidi.

Here is a trailer for Extrapolations:

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