March CraveTV Highlights: SHOWTIME®’s Hit Drama BILLIONS Returns for Season 3, CraveTV’s First Original Stand-Up Special Debuts, Plus POWER and THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE Headline New Starz Collection
This month on CraveTV, BILLIONS returns for a third season, CraveTV’s first original comedy special debuts, a new collection launches featuring more content from Starz, HBO’s SILICON VALLEY begins streaming, and more. New series, documentaries, and specials that begin streaming in March include:
Starring Oscar® nominee and Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Paul Giamatti, and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, the new season of BILLIONS begins streaming Sunday, March 25 at 10 p.m. ET, day-and-date with SHOWTIME in the U.S. The new season finds Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) in a world that has shifted, with both men still determined to destroy the other, but also battling new forces and powerful enemies for their own survival. Joining Season 3 in guest-starring roles are Oscar-nominee John Malkovich who plays Russian billionaire Grigor Andolov, and actor-comedian Mike Birbiglia. BILLIONS also stars Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Asia Kate Dillon, and Jeffrey DeMunn.
Streaming Friday, March 9, DARCY MICHAEL GOES TO CHURCH is the first of three original CraveTV stand-up comedy specials developed in partnership with JUST FOR LAUGHS. Filmed at the Berkeley Church in Toronto during last year’s JFL42 Festival, Canadian comedy darling Darcy Michael delivers a sermon covering topics like gay parenting and casual drug use. The remaining two original specials, DEBRA DIGIOVANNI: HERE’S THE THING and GRAHAM CHITTENDEN: RELUCTANT ADULT follow in April and May, respectively.
The Starz Sampler, an all-new collection that launches on Friday, March 16, puts CraveTV’s Starz content in one, easy-to-find spot. In addition to COUNTERPART and BLACK SAILS, new Starz titles that will be added to the collection in March include:
Seasons 1-2 of the cult comedy PARTY DOWN which follows a group of struggling actors and dysfunctional dreamers waiting for their big break while working for a catering company to make ends meet;
Season 1 of the shot-in-Toronto drama series THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, a reimagining of Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 critically-acclaimed film of the same name that explores the relationships between exclusive escorts and their clients;
from executive producer Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson, POWER (Season 1) is a crime drama set in two different worlds, the glamourous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade;
executive produced by LeBron James, SURVIVOR’S REMORSE (Season 1-2) follows a basketball phenom in his early 20s who is suddenly thrust into the limelight after signing a contract with a pro team in Atlanta;
DA VINCI’S DEMONS (Season 1) is an action-adventure historical fantasy following the ‘untold’ story of the world’s greatest genius, Leonardo da Vinci, during his turbulent youth;
and THE WHITE QUEEN, a 10-part limited series adapted from Philippa Gregory’s best-selling novels based on England’s War of the Roses.
CraveTV’s HBO Collection continues to expand in March with the addition of Seasons 1-3 of SILICON VALLEY, which begin streaming on Friday, March 2. The Emmy-winning comedy series from Mike Judge and Alec Berg is set in the world of tech start-ups and the awkward underdogs who try to make their way to the top. SILICON VALLEY stars Canadian Thomas Middleditch as Richard, an introverted computer programmer living in the Hacker Hostel start-up incubator along with his best friend Big Head (Josh Brener), pompous Gilfoyle (Martin Starr), and dry-witted Dinesh (Oscar-nominee Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick). These social misfits live under the watch of a self-satisfied dotcom millionaire who lets them stay in his house for free, as long as he gets a 10 percent stake in their projects.
Slated for its world premiere this month at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, OPERATION ODESSA is a true crime documentary about a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy, and a Cuban spy who sold a Soviet submarine to a Colombian drug cartel. An early 90s gangster tale that hopscotches from Brooklyn to Miami and California to Moscow, the film tells the true story of three friends who set out to hustle the Russian mob, the Cali cartel, and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for the score of a lifetime. OPERATION ODESSA streams Saturday, March 31 at 9 p.m. ET, day-and-date with SHOWTIME in the U.S. (CraveTV)