From Podcast Flowers to Harnessing the Wind—What’s New and Black on Netflix in March?

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
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Sundance’s darling The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, will kick off the month of March for what’s new and black on Netflix.

Juanita, starring Alfre Woodard premieres on March 8. It’s Women’s History Month, and here’s the umpteenth reminder that this includes black women. What better way to celebrate than watching a film where an older black woman doesn’t allow her age to snatch her right to reclaim her agency in life? Also premiering that day is Shadow, a Johannesburg-set thriller following an ex-cop with the rare inability to feel pain.

Mid-March will bring the return of Queer Eye, now in its third season. Karamo back! Speaking of eye, here’s some candy: Idris Elba’s Turn Up Charlie also joins the fabulous gay reality show genre with a premiere of March 13.


The end of the month, March 30, will allow you to catch up on Season 5 of How to Get Away with Murder and check out drama-thriller The Burial of Kojo.

As always, there are a few titles leaving as well, so if you want to see Buckwheat eat two pickles (hey hey hey hey) in The Little Rascals or binge on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Eighteenth Year, you better get to it, because they’re leaving soon!

Side note: In addition to its television and film content, Netflix recently launched a black ass podcast called Strong Black Legends, where host Tracy Clayton gives flowers (figuratively and literally) to the icons of Black Hollywood.


There are already a few episodes featuring fun and informative conversations with beloved folks such as Lynn Whitfield and Ruth Carter so you might as well catch up now. I’m sure there will be more dope guests in the month of March!

Staff Writer, Entertainment at The Root. Sugar, spice & everything rice. Equipped with the uncanny ability to make a Disney reference and a double entendre in the same sentence.

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I personally loved The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. And it’s family watchable (as in I forced my 8 year to watch it). I recommend.