HBO Now March Highlights, Including The Final Season Of ‘Veep’


HBO is ushering in spring with a handful of returning favorites and even more blockbusters — enough content to give you a month’s worth of excuses for avoiding outdoor barbecues, family reunions, and all of the other socially-accepted activities that come with warmer weather. Veep is saying goodbye after seven seasons with a final Presidential run for Selina Meyer while Bill Hader’s dark comedy returns for more acting lessons and assassination attempts. On the blockbuster side, we’ve got a Mamma Mia sequel to look forward to and a Jurassic World follow-up that (fingers-crossed) Chris Pratt’s character doesn’t totally screw the pooch on.

Here’s a roundup of everything coming to (and leaving) HBO this March.

Barry (season 2 premiere)

Bill Hader’s dark comedy series is back for round two. Season one saw Barry (Hader) traveling to Los Angeles and getting swept up in the acting scene. His no-nonsense acting coach (a brilliant Henry Winkler) convinced him to take his talents to the stage. That’s a problem, seeing as the former military-man-turned-assassin has more than a few enemies hunting him. Season two picks up with Barry — who may or may not have killed a detective — squaring off with the Bolivian mafia and his old frenemy.

Veep (season 7 premiere)

Veep’s final season is nearly upon us and if you thought the Julia Louis-Dreyfus-led comedy would go out with a whimper, not a bang, you just don’t know Selina Meyer. The former President is looking for a way back to the Oval Office via a constitutional loophole, but to earn the nomination (again) she has to beat a surprising foe, Jonah Ryan (Timothy Simons).

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

The sequel Mamma Mia fans didn’t know they wanted lands on HBO this month. The original cast including Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, and yes, Meryl f*cking Streep return. They’re joined by some refreshing new additions, most notably Lily James as a young Donna and Cher as Donna’s absentee mother. James carries this thing, taking us through the beginnings of her relationships with Sophie’s dads while Sophie (Seyfried) tries to carry on her legacy in the present.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Chris Pratt takes a break from helping Thanos destroy the galaxy to reprise his role in this sequel to the massively popular Jurassic World. Three years after the event of the first film, Owen (Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) return to the island to save the dinosaurs stranded there before a catastrophic event wipes them out. If you don’t mind seeing sweet, gentle Brachiosauruses die, this movie’s for you. Also, you’re a monster.

Here are all the titles coming and going on HBO NOW in March:

Original Programming:
The Shop (3/1)
Leaving Neverland, Part 1 (3/3)
Leaving Neverland, Part 2 (3/4)
HBO First Look: The Aftermath (3/5)
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (3/18)
One Nation Under Stress (3/25)

Series Premieres:
Grisse (3/6)
The Case Against Adnan Syed (3/10)
Psi, Season 4 (3/29)
Barry, Season 2 (3/31)
Veep, Season 7 (3/31)

Series Finales:
2 Dope Queens, Season 2 (3/1)
Crashing, Season 3 (3/10)
High Maintenance, Season 3 (3/17)
The Case Against Adnan Syed (3/31)

Theatrical Premieres:
My Friend Dahmer, 2017 (3/1)
Stratton, 2018 (3/1)
Skyscraper, 2018 (3/2)
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, 2018 (3/9)
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, 2018 (3/9)
The First Purge, 2018 (3/16)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post, 2018 (3/20)
The Meg, 2018 (3/23)
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, 2018 (3/30)

El último traje (AKA The Last Suit), 2017 (3/1)
Desde el principo (AKA From the Beginning), 2017 (3/1)
El ultimo romantico, 2018 (AKA The Last Romance) (3/1)
Yo no me llamo Rubén Blades (AKA Ruben Blades Is Not My Name), 2018 (3/22)
Havana Street Party Presents Orishas, 2018 (3/15)

Starting March 1:
50 First Dates, 2004
Angela’s Ashes, 1999
The Client, 1994
Courage Under Fire, 1996
Date Night (Extended Version), 2010
Deja Vu, 2006
The Devil Wears Prada, 2006
Despicable Me, 2010
Drugstore Cowboy, 1989
Entrapment, 1999
The Family Fang, 2016
Green Zone, 2010
The Grudge (Extended Version), 2004
Hellbound: Hellraiser II, 1988
Knock Knock, 2015
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, 2006
Love & Other Drugs, 2010
Paper Heart, 2009
Sinister 2, 2015
Taps, 1981
Tarzan, 2014
The Wicker Man (Director’s Cut), 2006
The Wolfman, 2010
Twisted, 2004
Weekend at Bernie’s, 1989
Yogi Bear, 2010

Ending March 24:
Knight and Day (Alternate Version), 2010
Vampires Suck (Extended Version), 2010

Ending March 25:
Taken (Unrated Version), 2009

Ending March 26:
Fantastic Mr. Fox, 2009

Ending March 31:
Being John Malkovich, 1999
Blow, 2001
The Boy Downstairs, 2018
The Brothers McMullen, 1995
Cool Runnings, 1993
Darkest Hour, 2017
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, 2003
Fargo, 1996
The Fabulous Baker Boys, 1989
Goodfellas, 1990
House of 1000 Corpses, 2003
House of the Dead, 2003
Inherent Vice, 2014
Justice League, 2017
The King and I, 1956
Liar Liar, 1997
Maverick, 1994
Mickey Blue Eyes, 1999
Murder at 1600, 1997
Murder on the Orient Express, 2017
Operation Dumbo Drop, 1995
Public Enemies, 2009
Reno 911: Miami, 2007
Ronin, 1998
Rupture, 2017
The Shape of Water, 2017
Sleight, 2017
Spy Kids, 2001
Super Troopers, 2002
Taking Woodstock, 2009
The Tale of Despereaux, 2008
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, 2017
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, 2005
Underworld (Unrated Version), 2003
Without a Trace, 1983
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (Unrated Version), 2007
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (Unrated Version), 2011
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (Unrated Version), 2012