What a year 2016 has been. And we don’t mean that in a good way. But with the end of December looming, the good news is that there’s a new year on the way. And the perfect cure for the January blues is this list of what’s coming soon to Netflix UK.
From US acquisitions such as Riverdale, Shooter and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to original kids’ series A Series of Unfortunate Events, there’s something for everyone, including historical epic Frontier, Season 2 of anime reboot Voltron: Legendary Defender and 2016’s breakout horror movie Under the Shadow. And, for those happy to feel a little blue for a little longer, it’s time to say goodbye to The Good Wife, with the arrival of its seventh and final season…
Here’s what is coming soon to Netflix UK in January 2017:
Whiplash – 1st January
A music student determined to be the best drummer of all time (Miles Teller) is pushed to his limits by a sadistic teacher (J.K. Simmons). The result is a riveting drama that has the toe-tapping style of jazz and the exhilarating thrill of an action movie.
The Interview – 1st January
James Franco and Seth Rogen play two journalists who are given an audience with Kim Jong-un, only to be approached by the CIA to assassinate him – a subject that North Korea took against so strongly, it effectively led to a cyber attack on Sony in 2014.
Misconduct – 1st January
Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino are together at last in this drama about a newly minted law partner, who stands to lose everything when he takes on a high-profile case against a corrupt pharmaceutical company executive. “Spellbindingly terrible on every conceivable level.” Read our full review.
My Best Friend’s Wedding – 1st January
The moment I wake up, before I put on my make-up…
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2, Episode 1 – 3rd January
The TV adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments returns for Season 2, with episodes arriving on Netflix every week on Tuesdays, hot on the heels of their US broadcast.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople – 5th January
Taika Waititi’s comedy is a charmingly offbeat affair, as Sam Neill plays a weary, grumpy bloke in the New Zealand bush, who finds himself lumbered with a young city kid Ricky. Stranded in the wilderness, they become the subjects of a nationwide manhunt.
Suburra – 5th January
Stefano Sollima’s gripping crime thriller has style to spare – and a good thing too, as it’s already been picked up by Netflix to transition into an original series, co-produced with Italy’s RAI.
Shooter: Season 1, Episode 8 – 4th January
Based on the Mark Wahlberg flick and starring Ryan Phillippe, this thriller about a sniper framed for an attempted assassination returns for the second half of its first season, with episodes added exclusively to Netflix UK every Thursday, following their US debut.
Tarzan and Jane – 6th January
From 41 Entertainment, Executive Producer Avi Arad (Arad Animation) and with animation from ARC Productions, comes a new series based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ collection of stories about his iconic characters, Tarzan and Jane. In this modern-day remake, 16 year old Tarzan returns from the African jungle to a London boarding school where he is a fish-out-of-water and challenges conformity.
DeGrassi: Next Class” Season 3 – 6th January
Netflix’s revival of the Canadian TV series, which began all the way back in 1979, follows a group of modern-day teens as they begin their journey into adulthood.
One Day at a Time – 6th January
The reimagining of Normal Lear’s 1970s sitcom follows a Cuban-American family: Our heroine is a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado), navigating a new single life, while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son, with the help of her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends-without-benefits building manager, named Schneider.
Coin Heist – 6th January
Pretty Little Liars’ Sasha Pieterse stars in this new original film, based on the young adult novel published by Adaptive Books, which follows four unlikely teen heroes, who, when their school is threatened to be destroyed by a crisis, decide to pull off an epic feat to raise $10 million. Step one? Breaking into the U.S. Mint.
Growing Up Coy – 6th January
Directed by Eric Juhola, this documentary follows the transgender six-year-old whose family fought for her right to use the girls’ bathroom – a landmark case that sparked a national debate.
Miss Sharon Jones! – 7th January
This colourful, music-filled documentary about the soul singer more than earns its exclamation mark.
Under the Shadow – 7th January
One of the year’s best horror movies, this superb debut for Iranian-born director Babak Anvari about a mother and daughter fighting to cope with the fallout of the Iran-Iraq war is an instant modern classic.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 2: Episode 8 and 9 – 8th January
The CW’s superb series is a must-watch for fans of romance, musicals or just really very good telly. Season 2 continues its run after the midseason break with a double-bill. New episodes arrive every weekend.
We’re Lalaloopsy – 10th January
Laughter, creativity, caring and sharing: These cuties are learning what friendship is all about in a US series based on the Lalaloopsy dolls from MGA, originally released in 2010 as Bitty Buttons.
Drag Me to Hell – TBC
Sam Raimi’s horror about a gypsy woman placing a curse on a young woman is silly, yes, but scarily good.
A Series of Unfortunate Events – 13th January
Neil Patrick Harris stars as Count Olaf in this epic adaptation of the Lemony Snicket novels.
Clinical – 13th January
In this Netflix original thriller, a psychiatrist tries to put her life back together after a violent attack but finds she can’t escape her past.
Frontier – 20th January
Photo credit: Duncan de Young
This historical epic, which is created by Discovery Canada as a co-production with the streaming giant, stars Jason Momoa and follows the chaotic and violent struggle for wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the 18th century.
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 2 – 20th January
“Might be the best thing to happen to cartoons since The Legend of Korra,” is how we described Netflix’s reboot of the cult anime. Read our review of Season 1, before Season 2 arrives.
Terrace House: Aloha State: Season 1, Part 1 – 24th January
Say “Aloha” to young romance, clashing personalities and amazing sunsets when strangers share a home in scenic Hawaii.
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh – 27th January
Dynamic duo Oh (a misfit alien who conquers Earth) and Tip (an adventurous teen girl, who helped save the day) reunite after DreamWorks Animations’ feature film, Home. Picking up where the 2015 film left off, the new series sees Oh move in with Tip and her human family and finally discover the true meaning of home.
Riverdale – 27th January
Netflix has snapped up the rights to The CW’s teen drama, based on the characters by Archie Comics. Written by Archie Comics’ chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and executive produced by Arrow, Supergirl and The Flash’s Greg Berlanti, the show follows Archie, Betty, and Veronica in the titular town, as locals reel from the recent death of high school golden boy Jason. Molly Ringwald co-stars as Archie’s mum, Mary. Episodes arrive weekly on Netflix, following their US premiere.
The Good Wife: Season 7 – 28th January
Bid farewell to CBS’ classy legal drama with its last ever season – then start counting down the days until its spin-off arrives.
Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in January 2017:
Burn, Burn, Burn
The Pit and the Pendulum
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London
Power Rangers Super Megaforce: The Legendary Battle (Extended)
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 5
To Be a Miss
The Rat Race
Braquo: Season 3
Ascension: Season 1
Happy 300 Days: Season 1
Prince William: Season 1
What Is Love?: Season 1
Who’s The One
Shia Wa Se
In Between: Season 1
The Last Shaman
Des Vents Contraires
A Good Wife: Season 1
The Perfect Physique
Saheb Bibi Golaam
An Innocent Mistake
The New World: Season 1
An American in Madras
The Journey Home
The Client List: Season 1 and 2
Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’
Miss India America
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey
Witches of East End: Season 1 and 2
Friends with Benefits
Friends with Better Lives
Madame Antoine: Season 1
Plane Resurrection: Season 1
Crime Scene Investigation Center: Season 1
Love in Her Bag: Season 1
The Stolen Years
Vinnie Jones’ Toughest Cops: Season 1
Jim Gaffigan: Cinco
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2, Episode 2
Shooter: Season 1, Episode 9
Born of War
The Last Act
The Theory of Everything
Very Big Shot
Historia de un Clan (Netflix Original)
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Pororo: The Little Penguin
A Mouse’s Tale
Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women: Season 1
Estar o no estar
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 2: Episode 10
Hostage to the Devil
The Musketeers: Season 3
And So It Goes
Tierra de Reyes
Wanda and the Alien: Season 1
My Animal Friends: Season 1
Harry and Snowman
We Are Young. We Are Strong.
Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body
Anthony Bourdain: A Cook’s Tour
Neal Brennan: 3 Mics
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2, Episode 3
Shooter: Season 1, Episode 10
Subat: Season 1
Season 1 and 2
Slasher: Season 1
Stalked: Someone’s Watching: Season 1
Frenemies: Loyalty Turned Lethal
Caida del Cielo
Take the Ten (Netflix original)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 2: Episode 11
Grami’s Circus Show: Season 2
Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy
Gad Gone Wild
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2, Episode 3
iBoy (Netflix original)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 2: Episode 12
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2, Episode 4
Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
Saw: The Final Chapter
Good Luck Chuck
You Me Her
Ultimate Avengers: The Movie
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