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Zendaya? Laura Linney? Jamie Dornan? Cynthia Nixon? Yup, all of them are coming to streaming services in January. (Image Design: Tina Tiller)
Zendaya? Laura Linney? Jamie Dornan? Cynthia Nixon? Yup, all of them are coming to streaming services in January. (Image Design: Tina Tiller)

Pop CultureJanuary 1, 2022

What’s new to Netflix NZ, Neon and other streaming services in January

Zendaya? Laura Linney? Jamie Dornan? Cynthia Nixon? Yup, all of them are coming to streaming services in January. (Image Design: Tina Tiller)
Zendaya? Laura Linney? Jamie Dornan? Cynthia Nixon? Yup, all of them are coming to streaming services in January. (Image Design: Tina Tiller)

What are you going to be watching in January? With thanks to our friends at Nando’s, we round up everything coming to streaming services this month, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, Neon and TVNZ OnDemand.

The biggies

The Gilded Age (weekly on Neon from January 25)

Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) adds his period drama touch to The Gilded Age, creating and writing this new HBO drama set in 1880s America. Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) and Christine Baranski (The Good Fight) play two rich New York aunts who adopt their orphaned niece and become caught up in a society shifting between old money and new, tradition and modernity. Gorgeous sets and costumes and plenty of melodrama mean The Gilded Age should go some way to filling the Downton void. / Tara Ward

Ozark (season four, part one on Netflix from January 21)

At first, Ozark felt like a basic Breaking Bad ripoff, another story about a mild-mannered man who finds he’s capable of doing terrible things. The show’s creator, Jason Bateman, has admitted as such. For those who’ve binged all three seasons on Netflix already, you’ll already know that Ozark has become something much more. Yes, it’s a twisted drug drama about a money launderer who gets in way over his head. Powered by sensational performances (the Emmy goes to … Julia Garner) and edge-of-your-seat storytelling, it consistently asks viewers the question: “What would you do?” Season three ended with blood. Judging by the trailer for season four, which will be split into two parts and is the series’ last, there’s much more where that came from. Let’s hope it’s been worth the very long wait. / Chris Schulz

Euphoria (season two on Neon weekly from January 10)

The hottest drama of 2019 finally returns to our screens. Time hasn’t necessarily been kind to Euphoria, the teen drama that tried to turn edge and style into substance and meaning, but it’s hard to deny that something about the series really works. That something? Zendaya, who has never been bigger than she is right now. I’ll watch anything for Zendaya, and the second season of Euphoria is no exception./ Sam Brooks

The Tourist (on TVNZ on Demand from January 3)

Jamie Dornan says hello to fifty shades of red in this tense new thriller set in the Australian outback. Dornan plays a British tourist being chased down by a big truck as they both drive across the desert, and when he wakes in hospital, can’t remember who he is or how he got there. Written by the team behind The Missing, Baptiste and Liar, this new drama promises plenty of surprising twists and turns, especially if you’re the one driving that big truck. / TW

The notables

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Windows (limited series on Netflix from January 28)

No, that’s not the new tongue-twister they’re trying out at drama schools across the globe, it’s a new dark comedy limited series starring Kristen Bell. The premise is more or less a play on Rear Window (or perhaps a pointed parody of the Amy Adams vehicle The Woman in the Window): We follow Anna (Bell), for whom every day is the exact same. She sits with her wine and watches the world pass her by from, yes, the window. When a handsome neighbour moves in across the street, life seems to change… until she witnesses a gruesome murder. Or is it the vino talking?/ SB

As We See It (on Amazon Prime Video from January 21)

The latest series from Emmy winner Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), As We See It follows the lives of three roommates in their twenties who are all on the autism spectrum. We see the world through Jack, Violet and Harrison’s eyes, as they try to fall in love, hold down jobs and make friends in a world that struggles to accept them for who they are. Grab the tissues, this is going to pull on every heartstring. / TW

The Afterparty (limited series on Apple TV+ from January 28)

A murder-mystery comedy from the guys behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and 21 Jump Street? Starring Tiffany Haddish as a detective investigating said murder? Where each episode is told from a different character’s point of view and in a completely different film genre? Sign me the hell up. In all seriousness, this mini-series shows a lot of promise from the premise alone, but with actors like Ben Schwartz, Ilana Glazer, John Early and Sam Richardson, I’ll eat my various wigs and hats if it doesn’t meet all my expectations, and more. / SB

The Righteous Gemstones (season two weekly on Neon from January 11)

Praise be for a new season of the HBO comedy-drama about the powerful televangelist family and their corrupt megachurch. John Goodman plays family patriarch Dr Eli Gemstone, who – along with his three equally awful children – lives a life of blackmail, fraud and sin in the name of the good lord. There’s plenty of dark humour and star power here, and frankly, greed and corruption never looked so good.  / TW

The movies

F9: The Fast Saga (on Neon from January 1, director’s cut on Amazon Prime Video from January 3)

Look, I’m not going to sit here and tell you F9 is a well made movie. I’m not going to declare it full of stunning cinematography, or world class, Oscar-worthy performances. F9 has exactly none of those. The acting is rudimentary, the CGI is subpar, and any storytelling is an afterthought. What F9 does is it gets the job done. You want car chases? That’s basically the whole film. You want high octane action and adrenalised fight sequences? Yes and yes. Do you want to a see a supercar pulled into a truck using a giant magnet? Of course you do. F9 is the most ridiculous movie ever made. You already know if you want to see it, and the answer is yes. / Chris Schulz

Eternals (on Disney+ from January 12)

This film has one audience: Marvel fans. Eternals is incredibly lucky that a lot of people are Marvel fans, because its premise sounds about as accessible as the surface of the sun: the Eternals, an immortal alien race who have been hanging around Earth for millennia, come out of hiding in order to confront their ancient, evil counterparts, the Deviants. If that makes sense to you, great! If it doesn’t, it’s a high budget film directed by Academy Award winner Chloe Zhao, starring Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayke, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani and Brian Tyree Henry throwing lasers at each other. Go forth. / SB

Every film in the Twilight saga (on Neon from January 12)

Hey, a late Christmas for some of you! Have a good one. / SB

This post is made possible by our friends at Nando’s

The rest



January 1

The Hook Up Plan: Season 3

Chief Daddy 2 – Going for Broke

Young Sheldon: Season 4

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

January 4

Action Pack

January 5


Four to Dinner

January 6

The Club: Part 2

The Wasteland

DOTA: Dragon’s Blood: Book 2

January 7

Hype House


Johnny Test: Season 2

January 10

Undercover: Season 3

January 11

Dear Mother

January 12


The Journalist

How I Fell in Love with a Gangster

January 13



January 14

After Life: Season 3

The House

Archive 81

This is Not a Comedy

Riverdance: The Animated Adventure

January 18

The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman

Mighty Express: Train Trouble

January 19

Too Hot to Handle: Season 3

El marginal: Season 4

Heavenly Bites: Mexico

January 20

The Royal Treatment

Midnight Asia: Eat – Dance – Dream

January 21

Summer Heat

Ozark: Season 4: Part 1

My Father’s Violin

Munich – The Edge of War

That Girl Lay Lay

January 24

Three Songs for Benazir

January 25

Snowpiercer: Season 3 (weekly)

Neymar: The Perfect Chaos

Ada Twist, Scientist: Season 2

January 26

The Sinner: Season 4: Percy


Romper Stomper

January 27

Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery

January 28

Feria: The Dark Light

In From the Cold

The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

Home Team

Angry Birds: Summer Madness

The Orbital Children


January 1

Bob the Builder: Season 21

Fireman Sam: Season 12

Thomas and Friends: Season 24

PAW Patrol: Season 6b

Singing Safari

January 2



Ron’s Gone Wrong

January 3

The Casagrandes

F9: The Fast Saga

Steven Universe: The Movie

January 4

Chicken Run

Hibiscus and Ruthless

January 5

The Wine Show: Season 3

Fantastic Mr. Fox

January 6

Regular Show: The Movie

January 7

Adventure Time Distant Lands


January 8

Six Minutes to Midnight

The Unholy

January 9

A Discovery of Witches: Season 3

Tom and Jerry: The Movie

January 10

Euphoria: Season 2

Charlie’s Angels

Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

January 11

The Righteous Gemstones: Season 2

January 12

It’s Pony

Steven Universe


Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Twilight Saga: New Moon

January 14


French Exit

January 15

The Night House

The Professor and the Madman

January 16

Chaos Walking

January 17

Thomas and Friends: Season 23

Liverpool Narcos

Wiener Dog Internationals

January 18

The Fungies!

Olympus has Fallen

January 19

Frayed: Season 1-2

January 20

Timmy Time: Season 3

London Has Fallen

January 21

Catfish: The TV Show: Season 8

Long Story Short

January 22


January 23

Judas and the Black Messiah

January 24

Billions: Season 6

January 25

The Gilded Age

LA LA Land

January 26

First Dates: Season 6-8

A Royal Night Out

January 27

My Week with Marilyn

January 28

Butterbeans Cafe

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

The Devil has a Name

January 29

Great White

January 30

Mortal Kombat

January 31

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Hateful Eight

TVNZ OnDemand

January 1

Outrageous Fortune

The Ideal Palace

Blue is the Warmest Colour

Is Love Racist? The Dating Game

Finding Vivien Maier


The Song Catcher


Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story

Kidnapping in Paradise

Girl in the Basement

Bear Grylls: Mission Survive

Bottom Feeders: Season 3

Cheetah in August


Boy Boy Montreal

The Heart Dances – The Journey of the Piano: The Ballet


Breaking Habits

Chicken People

January 3

The Tourist

January 4

The Bachelor

Dragon Nine Realms

January 5


January 6

Good Sam


Heroes Reborn

January 10

Ahikāroa: Season 4: Part 2

January 12

Superman & Lois

January 13

Hollington Drive

January 18



January 22

Deadly Power

January 21

The Game

January 23

The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane

Queen: Days of Our Lives

January 28

Malory Towers

January 29

Demons in the City of Angels

January 31

SEAL Team: Season 5


January 5

Delicacies Destiny

The Fosters: Seasons 1-5

Tokyo Mer

The Simpsons: Season 32

Siren: Seasons 1-3

Good Trouble: Seasons 1-2

January 7

The Big Short

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Marley and Me

The Perfect Adventure

January 12

Gabby Duran and the Unsittables

Out the Shadows: The Man Behind the Steele Dossier

Chibi Tiny Tales

January 19

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

January 21

The Hate U Give

January 26

Breakthrough: Seasons 1-2

World’s Deadliest Snakes

Winnie the Pooh, A Valentine For You

January 28

Hit Monkey

Amazon Prime Video

January 1

F9: The Fast Saga: Director’s Cut

January 6

Les Norton

This is Us: Season 6

Arctic Drift

January 7

The Tender Bar

January 13

Every Breath You Take

Nike’s Big Best

January 14

City of Lies

All Things Valentine

Deepest Cut

Do, Re and Mi: Season 1

Hotel Transvylania: Transformania

Home by Spring

Iain Stirling: Season 1

Love to the Rescue

Matching Hearts

The Story of Us

January 18


January 20

The Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog

The Expendables

The Expendables 2

The Expendables 3

January 21

As We See It

My Son

January 25

Shane Warne

January 26

This is Us: Season 6

January 31

Happy Feet

Penguins of Madagascar

Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitter Adventures


The Sparks Brothers

Apple TV+

January 7

El Deafo

January 12

Wild Things: Siegfried and Roy

January 14

The Tragedy of Macbeth

January 21

Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock

Servant: Season 3

January 28

The Afterparty

Acorn TV

January 3

Gold Digger

January 10

Queens of Mystery: Season 2

Rectify: Season 3

January 17

Poldark: Season 2

Republic of Doyle: Season 6

January 24

The Madame Blanc Mysteries

January 31

Cracker: Season 2


January 4


The Source of Shadows

January 11

Eyes of Fire

Alison’s Birthday

Edge of the Knife

January 18

The Devil Below

Green Room


All Cheerleaders Die

January 28

Come True

Keep going!