Whether you’ve caught yourself deeply engrossed in the Harry and Meghan debacle or you’re still confused as to how Kaleidoscope makes any sense, Netflix does not care. The monstrous streamer has already moved on, dropping another delicious round of binge-worthy material to keep you entertained and occupied while they try to figure out which beloved sitcom they’re ready to reboot next. This month, it’s more of the same – a schedule locked and loaded with a big dawg buffet of movies, series and documentaries set to square your eyes and drain your brain. From the small screen return of the Formans in That ’90s Show to the star-studded comedy that is You People, Netflix isn’t placing all its eggs in one basket, and neither should you. Buckle up buddy, here’s what’s New on Netflix in January 2023
Best New Series on Netflix
The whole reason we come to the streamer in the first place, new Netflix series launches are the stuff of gold. This month, we’ve got a whole host of new releases, headlined by an innovative new show that seemingly changes depending on the order you watch it. Here are the best new series coming to Netflix in January 2023.
The premise is intriguing, the plot…maybe less so, but that isn’t stopping us from slapping on Kaleidoscope this month. The mind-bending entertainment experiment is a sort-of choose-you-own-adventure journey played out in film. The eight-episode series stars Breaking Bad legend (and our personal favourite) Giancarlo Esposito and can take pretty much any form you want. With Kaleidoscope, you can watch the first seven episodes in any order and it will still make sense, provided you finish with episode eight.
The plot sees Esposito’s character Leo break out of prison and assemble a team to pull off a $7 billion robbery. Insert a revenge story that includes a long-lost daughter, a wronged man and a lot of whiteboards and you’ve got one rather confusing story of greed and deception.
Release Date: 1 January 2023
Oh yes. Filmmaker extraordinaire and master of neon lighting, Nicolas Winding Refn is taking to Netflix this month with Copenhagen Cowboy. The brutal tale of revenge and justice follows Miu, who, after a lifetime of slavery, meets her nemesis and embarks on an “odyssey through the natural and supernatural in the perilous landscape that is Copenhagen’s criminal underworld”. While the synopsis reads like a back-and-forth battle between superlatives, Refn is the perfect man to bring it to life.
The Drive and Bronson director has a penchant for crafting cold-blooded criminal tales set to stunning aesthetics that shatter reality, just ask Collider’s Chase Hutchinson. The movie critic described the film as “a gem into which one can only stare and catch refractions of the world in all their sickening yet silly splendour.”
Release Date: 5 January 2023
That ’90s Show
The Formans are back, but not as you know them. In the reboot of the ever-popular That ’70s Show (and the no-so-popular That ’80s Show), the gang returns to Wisconsin for another spin. Set in 1995, a full 15 long years since the first show ended, not much has changed. Red is still threatening to stick his foot in the asses of anyone who wrongs him, which happens to be Leia Forman, the smart, sarcastic teenage daughter of Eric and Donna.
Upon her arrival, Leia happens to encounter some new faces, even makes some friends, and indulges in the iconic round-table smoke sesh too. Just like clockwork all over again. Nice!
Release Date: 19 January 2023
Vikings: Valhalla: Season 2
Season one of Vikings spin-off Valhalla may have failed to live up to our lofty expectations, but season two does look like a winner. In this new instalment, Freydis, Leif and Harald, our merry band of pillagers, encounter enemies — old and new – as they scatter to the far corners of the globe in pursuit of power and new worlds to conquer.
Release Date: 12 January 2023
Following the success of 365 Days, Netflix is forging further into the thick bushy forest that is soft-core porn with Lady Voyeur. When hacker Miranda realises that she lives next door to a stunning sex worker named Cléo, her curiosity gets the best of her. The amateur voyeur spends her days spying on Cléo and her near-endless number of perfectly chiselled guests, however, things go a bit haywire when the two cross paths. Judging by the trailer, you can expect a boatload of sex scenes, abs, lingerie and heavy breathing. Also, there is a murder, apparently, but we certainly missed it.
Release Date: 1 January 2023
Best New Movies on Netflix
While the quality of Netflix’s films is a bit up and down, this month, the streamer has thrown its weight behind a few major releases. Christian Bale is doing Christian Bale things in The Pale Blue Eye and Jonah Hill is teaming up with Eddie Murphy for You People, so buckle up. Here are the best new movies on Netflix this month.
The Pale Blue Eye
The biggest new movie on Netflix in January 2023, The Pale Blue Eye is set to stun. Starring Christian Bale, Robert Duvall and Gillian Anderson, Netflix has gone all-out on A-listers, presumably in the hopes of attracting some Oscar buzz. Judging by the first look, they may well be onto something. The gothic crime thriller sees Bale as a jaded detective tracking down the culprit behind a deliciously morbid mystery, aided by the one and only king of crime himself Edgar Allen Poe.
Release Date: 6 January 2023
Jonah Hill, Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus – enough said. Three of the most iconic comedy legends of all time are joining forces for a new flick that looks, frankly, a little beneath them. The buddy comedy from Kenya Barris sees a new couple and their families reckon with “modern love amid culture clashes, societal expectations and generational differences”. Just what that means, we’re not sure, but here’s hoping it’s just Eddie Murphy wearing a bunch of different wigs. You know, like the good old days.
Release Date: 27 January 2023
Jonathan Majors is about to own Hollywood. After nabbing the role of Kang, certified destroyer of worlds and the biggest threat to the Guardians of the Galaxy’s future, the American actor is set to star alongside Michael B. Jordan for Creed III and now he’s got Devotion coming out. In this flick, Majors brings the inspirational true story of Jesse Brown to life on screen. The first Black aviator in U.S. Navy history, Brown, along with fellow fighter pilot Tom Hudner (played by Top Gun: Maverick star Glenn Powell), help to turn the tide in the most brutal battle in the Korean War. Expect an uplifting tale of tragedy and triumph.
Release Date: 20 January 2023
New Documentaries on Netflix
This month, Netflix has streamlined the number of new documentaries, focusing on one major sporting event, alongside another great true-crime series. Here are the best new documentaries coming to Netflix in January 2023.
MADOFF: The Monster of Wall Street
Where would the world be without Bernie? Presumably a lot better off, financially. In this new docu-series from Netflix, we unpack the rise and fall of financier Bernie Madoff, the man who orchestrated one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in the history of Wall Street. What starts out a little Jordan Belfort-esque quickly turns into a cautionary tale when Madoff confirms that he actually went to jail to avoid being the subject of a mob hit. Word to the wise – don’t rip off criminals.
Release Date: 4 January 2023
Pamela, a love story
She’s a mother, actress, Julian Assange supporter and arguably the biggest babe of the ’90s, but there is a lot more to Pamela Anderson than you might think. In this tell-all documentary, Pamela herself reveals what it’s like to be the ‘it girl’ for thirty straight years, while detailing her unique rise to fame, rocky romances and infamous sex tape scandal.
Release Date: 31 January 2023
Think Drive to Survive but for tennis. Following some of the game’s top talent on and off the court as they compete in gruelling Grand Slams and tournaments all over the world, Break Point takes fans behind the scenes of tennis’ brutal underbelly. Players featured include Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada), Matteo Berrettini (Italy), Taylor Fritz (USA), Ons Jabeur (Tunisia), Nick Kyrgios (Australia), Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus), Sloane Stephens (USA), Iga Swiatek (Poland), Frances Tiafoe (USA), Ajla Tomljanovic (Australia) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece).
Release Date: 13 January 2023
New Comedy on Netflix
When it comes to laughs, Netflix has delivered the goods this month, with specials arriving from a host of the world’s best comedians. Here are the top comedy specials landing on Netflix in January 2023.
Andrew Santino: Cheeseburger
You’ve seen him in podcasta, starring alongside James Franco and telling Bobby Lee he looks like the guy from his high school that got caught staring at underage girls, now get ready for Andrew Santino’s stand-up special. In this upcoming comedy feature, no topic is safe as Santino skewers everything from global warming to sex injuries to politics.
Release Date: 10 January 2023
Everything Coming to Netflix in January 2023
With all the best movies, series and documentaries Netflix has to offer delved into, it’s time to put the whole schedule on display. Here is everything coming to Netflix in January 2023 for your viewing pleasure.
- Kaleidoscope (01/01/2023
- Lady Voyeur (01/01/2023)
- The Lying Life of Adults (04/01/2023)
- Ginny & Georgia: Season 2 (05/01/2023)
- Woman of the Dead (05/01/2023
- Copenhagen Cowboy (05/01/2023)
- The Ultimatum: France Season 1 Part 2 (Rolling episodes)
- Pressure Cooker (06/01/2023)
- Sexify: Season 2 (11/01/2023)
- The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House (12/01/2023)
- Vikings: Valhalla: Season 2 (12/01/2023)
- Sky Rojo: Season 3 (13/01/2023)
- Trial by Fire (13/01/2023)
- That ’90s Show (19/01/2023)
- Women at War (19/01/2023)
- Fauda: Season 4 (20/01/2023)
- Şahmaran (20/01/2023)
- Bake Squad: Season 2 (20/01/2023)
- Bling Empire: New York (20/01/2023)
- Represent (20/01/2023)
- Shanty Town (20/01/2023)
- Against the Ropes (25/01/2023)
- Lockwood & Co. (27/01/2023)
- Kings of Jo’Burg: Season 2 (27/01/2023)
- The Snow Girl (27/01/2023)
- Cunk On Earth (31/01/2023)
- The Endless Night (Coming Soon)
- Physical: 100 (Coming Soon)
- How I Became a Gangster (04/01/2023)
- The Pale Blue Eye (06/01/2023)
- Noise (11/01/2023)
- Dog Gone (13/01/2023)
- Khallat+ (19/01/2023)
- Devotion (20/01/2023)
- Narvik (23/01/2023)
- You People (27/01/2023)
- JUNG_E (Coming Soon)
- Andrew Santino: Cheeseburger (10/01/2023)
- MADOFF: The Monster of Wall Street (04/01/2023
- Mumbai Mafia: Police vs The Underworld (06/01/2023)
- The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker (10/01/2023)
- Break Point (13/01/2023)
- Pamela, a love story (31/01/2023)
- Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight: Season 2 (12/01/2023)
- Daniel Spellbound: Season 2 (26/01/2023)
- Princess Power (30/01/2023)
- The Way of the Househusband: Season 2 (01/01/2023)
- Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre (19/01/2023)
- Record of Ragnarok: Season 2 Episodes 1-10 (26/01/2023)
- Valiant Hearts: Coming Home (Coming Soon)
- TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge (Coming Soon)
- F9: The Fast Saga (01/01/2023)
- The Hills: Season 1 (04/01/2023)
- The Hills: Season 2 (04/01/2023)
- A Quiet Place Part II (14/01/2023)
- Bosch & Rockit (18/01/2023)
What new movies are coming to Netflix in January 2023?
There are a number of new films coming to Netflix in January 2023. These include: How I Became a Gangster, The Pale Blue Eye, Noise, Dog Gone, Devotion, and You People.
What new series are coming to Netflix in January 2023?
Known for its originals, Netflix is home to some great series. In January 2023, Netflix is adding: Kaleidoscope, Lady Voyeur, The Lying Life of Adults, Copenhagen Cowboy, Vikings Valhalla, That 90s Show, Women at War and The Snow Girl
What new documentaries are coming to Netflix in January 2023?
There are a bunch of new documentaries coming to Netflix in January 2023. These include: MADOFF: The Monster of Wall Street, Mumbai Mafia: Police vs The Underworld, The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker, Break Point, and Pamela, a love story.