A new year is upon us, and so are more films and series for our lineup. With 2023 promising more stories we’ve yet to unravel, January might just serve as the perfect peek of that. And as usual, Netflix won’t run short, as the streaming service comes packed with titles yet again.
From a Bling Empire set in all-new city to experimental series that challenge the age-old format, here are a couple of upcoming highlights for the month of January.
Kaleidoscope (January 1)
Following Money Heist and Money Heist: Korea, grandscale thievery continues to be a Netflix favorite. Its latest offering to the genre is the new series Kaleidoscope, where a master thief and his crew try to their luck in an elaborate heist with $7 billion at stake. Fun fact: The show’s epsides can be watched in any order!
Starring: Giancarlo Esposito, Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle
Ginny and Georgia: Season 2 (January 5)
The follow-up to the comedy-drama’s first season sees the titular mother-and-daughter duo Ginny (Antonia Gentry) and Georgia (Brianne Howey) navigate more new relationships and challenges in seemingly picturesque Wellsbury, while secrets from their past threaten to unravel.
Starring: Brianne Howey, Antonia Gentry, Diesel La Torraca, Jennifer Robertson, Felix Mallard
That '90s Show (January 19)
Two decades after the events of cult favorite That ’70s show, Eric (Topher Grace) and Donna’s (Laura Prepon) daughter Leia Forman (Callie Haverda) is all grown-up now that it’s 1995. While visiting her grandparents for the summer, she meets the new gen of Point Place kids under the watchful eye of Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp) and Red (Kurtwood Smith).
Starring: Callie Haverda, Kurtwood Smith, Debra Jo Rupp, Mace Coronel, Ashley Aufderheide
Bling Empire: New York (January 20)
Can’t get over the original Bling Empire? More scenes from the extravagant lives of the uber-wealthy continue in its New York edition, where a new cast of fashionable Asian American socialites flaunt and flourish their lifestyles and the drama attached.
Starring: Freya Fox, Dorothy Wang, Blake Abbie, Tina Leung, Lynn Ban, Richard Chang, Deborah Hung, Stephen Hung
Lockwood & Co. (January 27)
Based on the young adult thriller series of the same name, a trio of teenage ghost-hungers–two gifted boys (Cameron Chapman, Ali Hadji-Hesmati) and a girl with psychic abilities (Ruby Strokes)–combats the deadly spirits of London with their small supernatural startup: Lockwood & Co.
Starring: Ruby Strokes, Cameron Chapman, Ali Hadji-Heshmati, Ivano Jeremiah
Sitsit (January 6)
The two-part film now arrives on Netflix screens, which follows two characters embroiled in horrors based on Filipino folklore. In one, an aging photographer (Dido de la Paz) seeks a potion to attain youth once more for the desire of a younger woman. In another, a character down on her luck (Ivana Alawi) adopts a stray dog, who unwittingly transforms into the viscous aswang.
Starring: Jake Cuenca, Ivana Alawi, Dido de la Paz, Sarah Patricia Gill, Lehner Mendoza
The Pale Blue Eye (January 6)
In 1830, a retired and world-weary detective (Christian Bale) is tasked to investigate the murder of a West Point Academy cadet. Horror starts to unfold when they discover that the victim’s body is missing its heart. In the whirlwind of mysteries, the detective enlists the help of a young man known by the name of Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling).
Starring: Christian Bale, Harry Melling, Fred Hechinger, Gillian Anderson, Robert Duvall, Lucy Boynton
You People (January 27)
In the star-studded film featuring modern comedy regulars Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy, a couple and their families examine relationships amid clashing cultures and generational differences, alongside society’s expectations.
Starring: Jonah Hill, Lauren London, Eddie Murphy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Jung-E (Coming soon)
In post-apocalyptic 22nd century, climate change has caused the planet Earth to become uninhabitable. A researcher at an AI lab becomes the leader of an effort to stop a civil war by cloning the brain of a heroic soldier, who happens to be her mother.
Starring: Kim Hyun Joo, Kang Soo Yeon, Ryoo Kyung Soo
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