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By Maddy Casale@madhoops
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Netflix has tons of terrific titles in their list of new content available this January that will be sure to start your New Year off strong. While it’s always hard to say goodbye to the titles leaving Netflix, you won’t be feeling down for long once you get a good look at the impressive array of Netflix Original series coming to the platform to take their place. With everything from brand new titles to long-awaited continuations of fan favorites, Netflix’s diverse and delightful January 2023 premieres are sure to have something for everyone.
The streamer is set to help you celebrate the new month with premieres from highly-anticipated new shows across several different genres (so there’s truly something for everyone) like That ’90s Show, Lockwood & Co., and Kaleidoscope.
While the list of January’s top shows features these brand new titles, there’s also plenty of fresh episodes and seasons from more established shows to look forward to that are streaming exclusively on Netflix starting this month. Keep an eye out in particular for Ginny & Georgia: Season 2, Sky Rojo: Season 3, and Vikings: Valhalla: Season 2, which are already looking to be some of the most promising releases out of January’s entire streaming lineup.
So what makes the cut for our top 11, and which of them have what it takes to be in the Netflix Top 10? Keep reading to treat yourself to the greatness that is the list of streaming standouts for January 2023.
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'That '90s Show'
Released Jaunary 19
CAST:Debra Jo Rupp, Kurtwood Smith, Callie Haverda, Ashley Aufderheide, Mace Coronel, Maxwell Acee Donovan, Reyn Doi, Sam Morelos
DESCRIPTION: That ’90s Show is a Netflix Original teen sitcom that is set in 1995 and follows Leia Forman (Haverda), the 15-year-old daughter of That ’70s Show characters Eric Forman (Grace) and Donna Pinciotti (Prepon), as she spends the summer with her grandparents, Kitty (Rupp) and Red (Smith). As she stays with them in Point Place, Wisconsin, Leia tries to make friends, have fun, and find herself under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red. Don’t miss out on this show that’s the perfect blend of a blast from the past and something new!
Released Jaunary 5
CAST:Brianne Howey, Antonia Gentry, Diesel La Torraca, Jennifer Robertson, Felix Mallard, Sara Waisglass, Scott Porter, Raymond Ablack, Aaron Ashmore
DESCRIPTION:After the Netflix Original comedy-drama’s jaw-dropping Season 1 finale in February 2021,Ginny & Georgiais returning for its highly-anticipated sophomore season early in January. The show picks up where it left off, delving even more into the truth about young single (and now, newly engaged) mom Georgia’s (Howey) past and following how her teenage daughter Ginny (Gentry) reckons with these stunning revelations. Experience the new relationships, challenges, and major secrets ahead by watchingGinny & Georgia: Season 2 this month on Netflix.
Released January 27
CAST:Ruby Stokes, Cameron Chapman, Ali Hadji-Heshmati, Ivanno Jeremiah, Luke Treadaway, Morven Christie, Jemma Moore, Jack Bandeira, Ben Crompton
DESCRIPTION:This brand new Netflix Original supernatural thriller based on Jonathan Stroud’s book series of the same name takes place in London, where the most skilled ghost-hunters engage in nightly battles with dangerous spirits. Setting themselves apart from all the adult-run ghost-hunting agencies are the three teens behind Lockwood & Co., a small startup determined to investigate the deadly spirits haunting their city.
Without the burdens of adult supervision or financial motivation, Anthony Lockwood (Chapman), George Karim (Hadji-Heshmati), and gifted psychic Lucy Carlyle (Stokes) are on the case and ready to take on any mystery that comes their way.
'Sky Rojo': Season 3
Released January 13
CAST:Verónica Sánchez, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Asier Etxeandia, Lali Espósito, Yany Prado, Rauw Alejandro
DESCRIPTION:Netflix Original black comedy action-dramaSky Rojois back on the platform for its third and final season this January, and it’s ready to go out with a bang. The Spanish-language series follows Coral (Sánchez), Gina (Prado), and Wendy (Espósito), three prostitutes who go on the run to find freedom from their pimp Romeo (Etxeandia), his henchman, and their former lifestyle.
This season sees the three women finding love and making new lives for themselves in Almería, but still not free from Romeo, who is determined to ruin their new peaceful lives at all costs in the pursuit of revenge.
'The Way of the Househusband': Season 2
Released January 1
CAST:Kenjiro Tsuda, Maaya Sakamoto, Kenichi Suzumura, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Atsuko Tanaka, M.A.O, Jun Fukushima, Kimiko Saitō
DESCRIPTION:2021’s breakout Netflix Original anime is back and better than ever to kick off the New Year! Based on the ongoing manga series by Kousuke Oono, the slice-of-life comedy series follows fearsome ex-yakuza member Tatsu (Tsuda), who retires from crime to become a househusband in order to support his career woman wife, Miku (Sakamoto).
The Way of the Househusband: Season 2 sees Tatsu continue to take his job as a househusband extremely seriously, as he clips coupons, saves money, and plans meals with the same dedication and intensity he once reserved for yakuza work.
'Vikings: Valhalla': Season 2
Released January 12
CAST:Sam Corlett, Leo Suter, Frida Gustavsson, Laura Berlin, David Oakes, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Søren Pilmark, Bradley Freegard, Pollyanna McIntosh, Florian Munteanu, James Bradley, Hayat Kamille, Marcin Doronciski, Sofya Lebedeva
DESCRIPTION: Vikings: Valhalla returns to Netflix in the New Year for its sophomore season, picking up where the previous season left off as it continues to explore the rising tensions and violent confrontations between the descendants of Vikings and native people and royals of England during the end of the Viking Age. The historical drama series will see Freydis Eiríksdóttir (Gustavsson), Leif Erikson (Corlett), and Harald Sigurdsson (Suter) take on enemies both fresh and familiar as they all spread around the world in pursuit of power, land, and new worlds to call their own.
'Sexify': Season 2
Released January 11
CAST:Sandra Drzymalska, Aleksandra Skraba, Maria Sobocinska, Małgorzata Foremniak, Cezary Pazura, Zbigniew Zamachowski
DESCRIPTION:January will also be ushering in the second season ofSexify, a Polish sex comedy about university students and friends Natalia (Skraba), Paulina (Sobocińska), and Monika (Drzymalska) who join forces to create an app dedicated to exploring female sexuality and pleasure.
This latest season of the Netflix Original series begins with the future of their Sexify startup suddenly uncertain, challenging the three young women to find balance between their efforts to face off against a bitter rival, the whims and wishes of a demanding investor, and their respective tumultuous personal lives. Clearly, Sexify: Season 2 has no shortage of titillating content ahead!
Released January 13
CAST:Nick Kyrgios, Casper Ruud, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Paula Badosa, Matteo Berrettini, Taylor Fritz, Ons Jabeur, Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, John McEnroe
DESCRIPTION:Break Pointis a brand new Netflix Original docuseries that follows a wide range of tennis players both on and off the court as they duke it out in demanding competitions as they each give it their all to emerge as world’s best. Backed by the expert team behind Netflix’s F1: Drive to Survive,
Break Pointfollows players from all around the globe, getting up close and personal with them as they play in Grand Slams and the ATP and WTA tours. Experience a year in the life of tennis pros like you’ve never seen them before, full of everything from crushing injuries to major on-court victories to on and off-court heartbreaks. It’s sure to be an absolute ace!
Released January 1
CAST: Giancarlo Esposito, Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Rosaline Elbay, Peter Mark Kendall, Jai Courtney, Niousha Noor, Jordan Mendoza, Max Casella, Patch Darragh
DESCRIPTION:This heart-pounding Netflix Original action crime-drama series is an absolute must-watch for 2023. Follow along as a master thief and his crew try to carry out an extremely elaborate and ambitious heist worth a whopping $7 billion dollars. Unsurprisingly, an effort this big comes with its own share of problems that include betrayals, greed, vengeance, and more threats that seek to undermine their mission. See it all go down Kaleidoscopethis month, only on Netflix.
'Bake Squad': Season 2
Released January 20
CAST:Christina Tosi, Maya-Camille Broussard, Ashley Holt, Christophe Rull, Gonzo Jimenez
DESCRIPTION:Netflix Original food reality competition series Bake Squadreturns with its titular squad of Maya-Camille Broussard, Ashley Holt, Christophe Rull, and Gonzo Jimenez and Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi to lead the way for its delicious second season. The expert bakers continue to sate their appetites for elevated desserts by creating show-stopping masterpieces for their clients’ special occasions.
This season takes everything up a notch with even more surprises and sweets that are surprising both visually and in taste, all in pursuit of creating desserts out of our wildest dreams. Look forward to feasting on the greatness that is Bake Squad: Season 2!
'Fauda': Season 4
Released January 20
CAST:Lior Raz, Itzik Cohen, Naty Garty, Rona-Lee Shim’on, Doron Ben-David, Yaakov Zada Daniel, Boaz Konforty, Idan Amedi
DESCRIPTION:Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff’s Israeli political action-thriller seriesFaudareturns to Netflix for its fourth season this January. Based on the creators’ own experience in the Israel Defense Forces, Fauda tells the story of Mista’arvim unit commander Doron Kavillio (Raz) and his team as they engage in the Israel-Palestine conflict, which we come to see from both sides. The critically-acclaimed Netflix Original premieres its latest season later this month that is sure to be more action-packed than ever before (which is really saying something), so be sure to catch it as soon as it drops.
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