January 2023: 7 Premieres on Streaming Platforms to Start the New Year
New year, new movies and series. Here we bring you our first guide to premieres on streaming platforms in 2023 for you to enjoy throughout the month of January .
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Happy New Year! This 2023 is shaping up to be a magnificent year for streaming platforms, since the competition is increasingly fierce and therefore the quality of their productions continues to improve remarkably. January will be decisive for some and transitional for others. What news will Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max, Disney+, Paramount+ and Apple TV give us? Check out these 7 must-see premieres!
"Star Wars: The Bad Batch" (January 4 - Disney+)
The great reception that the first season of this animated series had given the green light to another 16 chapters. For those who don't know, the plot is a sequel and spin-off of "The Clone Wars" and follows the adventures of a group of soldiers known as the Bad Batch. The second season will take place several years after the last events, where we will see a more turbulent time in the galaxy during the rise of the Galactic Empire.
"The Rig" (January 6 - Prime Video)
2023 kicks off with a bang for Prime Video with its first original series shot entirely in Scotland. It is a six episode supernatural thriller starring Iain Glen and Emily Hampshire. Here, we will meet the crew of an oil platform in the North Sea, who will have to deal with a strange fog that hits them and cuts off communication with the outside world. What is this unknown force due to? Will they manage to get ahead?
"Red Sky" (January 13 - Netflix)
The series created by Alex Pina returns for its third and final season. Netflix has already started promoting it as "the final chase" and that gives us an idea of the intensity that we will experience during its 8 episodes. On this occasion, Coral (Verónica Sánchez), Wendy (Lali Esposito) and Gina (Yany Prado) will discover that the peace in their lives is not entirely real, something that will make them face the past again to try to be truly free.
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"Servant" (January 13 - Apple TV)
Another series coming to an end. The psychological thriller from acclaimed producer M. Night Shyamalan enters its fourth and final season with more mysteries, intrigue, and questions. Will the Turners have a “happy ending”? Will the war between Leanne and the Church of the Lesser Saints escalate? And what about the child who lives in your home? Undoubtedly, a rather tangled plot that is satisfying to see chapter by chapter.
"The Last of Us" (January 15 - HBO Max)
January is the most anticipated month for HBO Max subscribers, as a premiere will arrive that is generating great expectations. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the plot follows Joel (Pedro Pascal), a man who, due to a series of events, will have to move and protect Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a young woman immune to the virus that is plaguing the world and who will be key for the salvation. According to screenwriter Neil Druckmann, the series will deviate a bit from the original game story.
"Teen Wolf: The Movie" (January 26 - Paramount+)
The 2011 MTV series will feature a movie that will bring back all of its original cast and that will also serve as a continuation of its story. A terrifying evil begins to rise in Beacon Hills and only one werewolf, Scott McCall, will be able to form new alliances to face the unknown. It is worth mentioning that this production will also serve as a starting point for “Wolf Pack”, a series that will premiere on the same platform on the same day.
"Lockwood & Co" (January 27 - Netflix)
For lovers of detective adventures comes this British series that will have touches of thriller and supernatural. Here we will follow a small corporate agency led by two teenagers and a girl with psychic powers, who stand out as ghost hunters every night. However, everything will take a sudden turn when they investigate a mystery that will change their lives.