What's on the streaming platforms in January 2023?

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4 Jan 2023, 15:33

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We’ve picked out the best TV shows and films coming to a streaming platform near you next month

It’s a new year and we’ve got a fresh batch of TV shows and films coming to the streaming platforms to help ease us into 2023. 

January is never the most exciting month but thankfully, we have a lot of new things to watch. However, it can be hard to decide what is worth your time or not so, to help, we’ve made a list of the shows and movies you just cannot miss. 


Kaleidoscope, 1st January

Created by Eric Garcia, this eight part series focuses around master thief Leo Pap who is attempting to pull off an epic heist worth $7 billion with his crew. However, there are many things at play that could threaten his plans. 

The most interesting thing about Kaleidoscope however, is that the episodes have been designed so that viewers can watch them in any order and it will still make sense.

The Pale Blue Eye, 6th January

Christian Bale stars as veteran detective Augustus Landor, who has been charged with investigating a series of gruesome murders with the help of a young cadet. This fresh faced apprentice will eventually go on to become the infamous author Edgar Allan Poe. 

That ‘90s Show (Season 1), 19th January

Set two decades after the events of That ‘70s Show, this new series focuses on Leia Forman, the teenage daughter of Eric Forman and Donna Pinciotti. Set in 1995, it will follow Leia as she spends the summer with her grandparents, Red and Kitty, in Point Place, Wisconsin. 

Apple TV+

Servant (Season 4), 13th January

If you haven’t seen the first three seasons of Servant, then this is the perfect opportunity to binge them. Season four follows on from the suspenseful finale in season three and will bring the Turner story to an epic but emotional close as their family's brownstone continues to crumble. 

Truth Be Told (Season 3), 20th January

Octavia Spencer is back as investigative reporter turned true crime podcaster Poppy Scoville to try her hand a new case. In the third season, Poppy will be turning her attention to several young missing Black girls, who she suspects have landed victims to a sex trafficking ring. She will be teaming up with Gabrielle Union to try and solve the case and keep the girls’ names in the media. 

A trailer for season three has not yet been released but you can watch season two below.

Shrinking (Season 1), 27th January

Jason Segel stars in this 10-episode comedy as a grieving therapist who begins to ignore his training and ethics. He breaks the rules and tells his clients exactly what he thinks of them but soon finds that what he says can make huge and tumultuous changes to people’s lives, least of all his own. Harrison Ford will co-star and Segal has written the series with Ted Lasso’s Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein. 

Prime Video

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (2022), 1st January

A retired widow, Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson), decides she needs a night of pleasure and self-discovery after being in an unfulfilling marriage for most of her life. She enlists the help of a good-looking sex worker called Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack) who will transform the way she sees herself.

The Rig, 6th January

Emily Hampshire, Ian Glen and Martin Compston star in this new thriller as Rose, Magnus and Fulmer, who are working on an oil rig off the coast of Scotland. Things take a turn when the rig is engulfed by a supernatural mist, threatening their chances of making it back home alive.

Hunters (Season 2), 13th January

Hunters follows a group of Nazi Hunters operating in 1977 New York City who have discovered that hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to enforce a Fourth Reich in America. Season two sees the gang back together to hunt down Adolf Hilter, who is actually hiding in South America. The thriller was created by David Weil and exec-produced by Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele, so you know you’re in good hands.

Where The Crawdads Sing, 28th January

Just months after its cinematic release, the highly anticipated Where The Crawdads Sing is coming to Prime Video. Based on Deila Owens’ 2018 novel of the same name, the story follows Catherine ‘Kya’ Clark (Daisy Edgar Jones), a timid and impoverished girl who finds herself at the centre of a murder investigation. Set in the south of America in the ‘60s, the movie grapples with questions of class, culture and growth. 

Sky and NOW

Romantic Getaway: Season 1 (Sky Comedy), 1st January

Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan star as couple Deacon and Allison, who are desperate for a baby but have run out of money for IVF treatment. The pair decide to ‘borrow’ £50k from their boss Alfie and suddenly find themselves in a downward spiral into the criminal underworld of suburban Britain. What’s more, Allison starts to secretly doubt whether she actually wants a baby. 

Operation Mincemeat, (Sky Cinema) 6th January

As Hitler’s grip on Europe tightens in 1943, the Allies are at their wits end trying to protect Sicily from an all-out assault from the Nazis. The impossible challenge of protecting their invasion force from potential massacre falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen) who have to come up with something special. Operation Mincemeat is the incredible true story of a brilliant but mad plan to evade enemy forces.

The Last of Us: Season 1 (Sky Atlantic), 16th January

Based on the infamous video game of the same name, The Last of Us is set 20 years after a virus has spread through the world and destroyed life as we know it. Joel (Pedro Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, out of the quarantine zone. What is seemingly a small job soon becomes a gruelling journey as the pair depend on each other for survival.

So there you have it, the best tv shows and films coming to the streaming platforms next month. Let us know how many you get through!