After the Series of Unfortunate Events that was 2018, you might think 2019 couldn’t be any worse – but Netflix is kicking things off with one last batch of Unfortunate Events, as its final season of the Lemony Snicket series is unleased for family binge-watching on New Year’s Day. It’s just one of many returning Netflix series in january, from Star Trek: Discovery and Grace and Frankie to Friends from College and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. And, of course, there’s the return of weekly episodes from Riverdale, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Black Lightning – the latter of which is joined by DC’s fellow superhero series Titans.
Those needing cheering need look no further than new stand-up series Comedians of the World, including Nish Kumar, or Gillian Anderson-starring comedy-drama Sex Education. Kids, meanwhile, can be kept entertained by the new animated show Carmen Sandiego, or just kept awake all night with scary dreams, thanks to the arrival of Nic Roeg’s timeless The Witches. And, for those still heartbroken over the cancellation of Daredevil, Marvel’s The Punisher will be making a return for Season 2 at some point…
Here’s what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in January 2019:
Note: This is not the full list of content coming to Netflix UK in January 2019. Bookmark this page as it will be kept updated with any other confirmed titles in the future.
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3 – 1st January
In the series’ third and final act, the Baudelaires will stop at nothing to solve the mysteries of the VFD and end Count Olaf’s relentless pursuit.
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: Season 1 – 1st January
In a series of inspiring home makeovers, world-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo helps clients clear out the clutter — and choose joy.
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me – 1st January
Mike Myers’ spy comedy trilogy returns for this excellent second outing, which combines period espionage parody with time travel to laugh-out-loud effect.
Comedians of the World: Season 1 – 1st January
This global, first-of-its-kind, series will showcase 47 comedians from 13 regions in 8 languages in an unprecedented stand-up comedy experience. The groundbreaking series will feature a range of stand-up specials from comedians diverse in style, gender and ethnicity.
Pinky Malinky: Season 1 – 1st January
Pinky Malinky sees the bright side of everything, including being born a hot dog. With his BFFs in tow, this little wiener takes a bite out of life.
Pacific Rim – 1st January
What’s the only thing that can stop a gigantic alien invasion? Even larger robots. That’s the premise behind Guillermo Del Toro’s unabashedly retro actioner, which hits all the monster movie buttons you could wish. The non-robot cast includes Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba.
The Witches – 1st January
What better way to remember Nic Roeg than to revisit the child-friendly masterpiece he made in 1990, bringing Roald Dahl’s tale to scary, funny, imaginative life. Angelica Huston and Rowan Atkinson are among the stars.
Lionheart – 4th January
When her father falls ill, Adaeze steps up to run the family business – alongside her uncle – and prove herself in a male-dominated world.
And Breathe Normally – 4th January
An Icelandic single mom struggling with poverty and a Guinea-Bissauan asylum seeker facing deportation find their lives intertwined in unexpected ways.
Call My Agent!: Season 3 – 4th January
Rising tensions prompt two agents to hatch a secret plot in a new season of showbiz antics with Isabelle Huppert, Monica Bellucci and Jean Dujardin.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 13 – 7th January
The gang finally return (with or without Dennis).
GODZILLA: The Planet Eater – 9th January
The third part of Netflix’s original anime trilogy based on the iconic monster. With the earth alliance weakened, Haruo weighs siding with the Exif, whose death cult is summoning a monster that can destroy the world.
When Heroes Fly: Season 1 – 10th January
Years after a bitter falling out, four Israeli military veterans reunite and travel to Colombia in search of a loved one they’d presumed to be dead.
Sex Education: Season 1 – 11th January
Meet Otis Milburn – an inexperienced, socially awkward high school student who lives with his mother, a sex therapist. Surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis is a reluctant expert on the subject. When his home life is revealed at school, Otis realizes that he can use his specialist knowledge to gain status. He teams up with Maeve, a whip-smart bad-girl, and together they set up an underground sex therapy clinic to deal with their fellow students’ weird and wonderful problems. Through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realises he may need some therapy of his own.
Friends from College: Season 2 – 11th January
Mistakes were made. Feelings were hurt. Life goes on. Now, with a wedding on the horizon, the gang tries to put the past behind them.
Titans: Season 1 – 11th January
Led by Batman’s former protégé Robin, a group of teen heroes forms to fight crime while wrestling with their inner demons.
The Last Laugh – 11th January
Retired talent manager Al reconnects with former client Buddy, a comedian who gave up performing decades ago, and urges him to go back out on the road.
Solo – 11th January
In a remote area of the Canary Islands, young surfer Alvaro Vizcaino accidentally falls from a cliff. Seriously injured, he must fight to survive.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 4, Part 2 – 12th January
Prepare to sing goodbye, as the final half of the final season of The CW’s musical gem finally airs.
Revenger – 15th January
A former detective hell-bent on revenge infiltrates a remote island serving as a prison for dangerous death row criminals in search of a brutal fiend.
Inception – 15th January
Christopher Nolan’s mind-blowing sci-fi literally folds Paris in on itself to achieve the director’s ambitious, imaginative aims: to dissect dreams, reality and memories within the constraints of a mainstream blockbuster. The form struggles at times to keep hold of the content – and that’s exactly the point. If you’ve never seen it, here’s your chance. If you already have, see it again.
Riverdale: Season 3 Part 2 – 17th January
After a festive break, Riverdale’s third season finally returns for more weekly teen drama with its ninth episode.
Close – 18th January
Trained to protect. Born to survive. Noomi Rapace stars in this action thriller as a counter-terrorist expert used to war zones, who takes on the job of protecting Zoe (Sophie Nélisse), a young and rich heiress — a babysitting job for her. But a violent attempted kidnapping forces the two to go on the run. Now they’ve got to take some lives — or lose theirs.
Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 – 18th January
Mysterious events in different regions of the galaxy launch Discovery on a new mission with a temporary captain: Christopher Pike of the Enterprise.
Carmen Sandiego – 18th January
Carmen Sandiego returns in this series that follows her new international capers as well as past escapades that led to her becoming a super thief.
Grace and Frankie: Season 5 – 18th January
In the return of this Emmy winning comedy, two friends launch a scheme to get their old lives back. Watch out for a guest appearance by RuPaul.
FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened – 18th January
The Fyre Festival was billed as a luxury music experience full of social media influencers on a posh island, but the reality was far from the promises.
IO – 18th January
One of the last survivors on Earth, a teen races to cure her poisoned planet before the final shuttle to a distant space colony leaves her stranded.
Soni – 18th January
While fighting crimes against women in Delhi, a short-fused policewoman and her level-headed female boss grapple with gender issues in their own lives.
Close – 18th January
To protect an heiress from highly trained kidnappers, a lone security expert must unravel a sinister plot – while striving to stay alive.
Trigger Warning with Killer Mike – 18th January
In this subversive comedy documentary series, rapper and activist Killer Mike and a team of funny correspondents explore socially relevant topics.
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 5 – 18th January
This season, the trolls get lost in wormholes, journey to the Fountain of Glitter, go for a ride in a submarine, play in the snow and more.
Marvel’s The Punisher: Season 2 – 18th January
One of Netflix’s few Marvel series still left standing, The Punisher makes a return for a second run.
Dynasty: Season 2 Part 2 – 19th January
Netflix’s reboot of the classic soap returns for the second half of its sophomore run.
Lion – 20th January
Dev Patel is sensational in this powerfully moving drama about a five-year-old Indian boy, who gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. 25 years later, after being adopted by a family in Australia, he sets out to find his lost family.
Justice: Season 1
Instead of joining her father’s law firm as her family expects, Farah strikes out on her own as a defense attorney after returning home to Abu Dhabi.
Black Lightning: Season 2 Part 2 – 22nd January
The CW’s quietly impressive superhero series manages to be both groundbreaking and grounded, as Cress Williams reprises his role of Jefferson Pierce, a former superhero who comes out of retirement to save his neighbourhood from crime.
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes – 24th January
Get a unique look inside the mind of an infamous serial killer with this cinematic self-portrait crafted from statements made by Ted Bundy.
Suits: Season 8 Part 2 – 24th January
The slick legal drama continues its first season without Meghan Markle.
Polar – 25th January
The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser, is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced.
Medici: The Magnificent – 25th January
He already sacrificed his dreams of being an artist and marrying his true love. Will building and protecting the Medici legacy cost him his soul too?
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4 Part 2 – 25th January
As the series comes to a hilarious and moving close, Kimmy has to choose between helping her friends, Titus (Tituss Burgess), Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) and Lillian (Carol Kane), and helping someone she’s never put first before: herself. This final season includes a double-sized “Sliding Doors” episode exploring how the main characters’ lives might have been different if Kimmy had never been kidnapped.
Kingdom: Season 1 – 25th January
In a kingdom defeated by corruption and famine, a mysterious rumour of the king’s death spreads as does a strange plague that renders the infected immune to death and hungry for flesh. The crown prince, fallen victim to a conspiracy, sets out on a journey to unveil the evil behind it all and save his people.
Animas – 25th January
When her best friend starts acting odd after a strange accident, a young woman descends into a living hell where nightmare and reality are blurred.
Club de Cuervos: Season 4 – 25th January
Chava and Isabel come to terms with their futures and the future of the Cuervos in an all-new season of surprises.
Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in January 2019:
The Blind Side
The Fault in Our Stars
The Ottoman Lieutenant
Slasher: Guilty Party
Heavy Rescue: 401: Season 2
ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium
The Good Place: Season 3, Episode 11
The Great Wall
The Bye Bye Man
Invisible Essence: The Little Prince
La Grande Chaumiere Violette: Season 1
Top Cat Begins
Abducted in Plain Sight
Abdullah, The Final Witness
Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry
The Doll 2
The Purge: Anarchy
The Good Place: Season 3, Episode 12
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 4, Episode 10
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Us and Them
Robozuna: Season 1
Riverdale: Season 3, Episode 10
The Good Place: Season 3, Episode 13
Dynasty: Season 2, Episode 11
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 4, Episode 11
Fifty Shades Darker
Black Lightning: Season 2, Episode 11
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All
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