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Just a wee selection of the series and movies coming to streaming services in February!
Just a wee selection of the series and movies coming to streaming services in February!

Pop CultureFebruary 1, 2023

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

Just a wee selection of the series and movies coming to streaming services in February!
Just a wee selection of the series and movies coming to streaming services in February!

What are you going to be watching in February? We round up everything coming to streaming services this month, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, Neon and TVNZ+.

The biggies

You (season four, part one on Netflix from February 9)

When we last left murder-curious hipster Joe Goldberg, he was (massive spoiler alert) standing over the lifeless body of his freshly-killed wife, giving away his baby son to the neighbours, and then getting the hell out of dodge after faking his own death. Now he’s back, and starting yet another new life – and, presumably, another doomed attempt to “go straight” – in London, not the Paris where we saw Joe in the final few seconds of season three. Living under the alias Professor Jonathan Moore, Joe experiences a taste of his own medicine when he finds himself the victim of a mysterious stalker. Season four is 10 episodes, split into two; the second part is scheduled to land on March 9. / Catherine McGregor

Rūrangi: Rising Lights (on Neon from February 13)

The second season of this groundbreaking, International Emmy award-winning series, the first in New Zealand history to feature a trans actor in a leading role, couldn’t come at a better time. The first season saw Caz (a tremendous Elz Carrad) returning to his hometown, the fictional Rūrangi, with hopes of reconnecting with his father, but the politically divided dairy community had other ideas. In the second season, the culture war intensifies between transgender activists, farmers and local Māori, and there might even be a little mysticism thrown in. / Sam Brooks

Kindred (on Disney+ from February 8)

It’s absolutely wild that it has taken over 40 years for Octavia Butler’s seminal science fiction novel to make it to the screen, but finally, here we are. The limited series follows Dana, a Black writer who has moved to Los Angeles to get close to her family, but she gets pulled back in time to the 19th century. It is, as you might expect, an exploration of slavery from the sensibility of a 21st century Black woman. The book is a classic for a reason, and I’ve every reason to believe this adaptation could be the same. / SB

Hello Tomorrow! (on Apple TV from February 17)

There’s a certain kind of acto who you absolutely know will be playing the most rotten human you’ve ever come across whenever they show up onscreen. Billy Crudup (The Morning Show, Watchmen, Almost Famous) is one of those guys, and I’ve no reason to believe that his role as a salesman selling timeshares on the moon in Hello Tomorrow! is going to get me away from that. The dramedy, set in a strange sort of retrofuture, also stars Hank Azaria, Alison Pill and Jackie Weaver. / SB

The notables

Funny Woman (on Neon from February 9)

Novelist Nick Hornby has had quite the run when it comes to screen adaptations of his work, from High Fidelity to Fever Pitch to About a Boy. Now comes Funny Woman, a serialised version of Hornby’s 2016 novel Funny Girl, about a female star in the male-dominated comedy world of the 1960s. Starring Gemma Arterton in the lead role, Funny Woman also features Tom Bateman (Behind Her Eyes), Rupert Everett and David Threlfall in a six-part series set in London at its most swinging. / CM

Not Even (on Neon from February 6)

Super excited about this series, which follows an average group of Māori and Pasifika 20-somethings living in Wellington, from this line in the press release alone: “If there were a scale of Māoriness – Paula Bennett to Tame Iti – then the five mates are spread out between Winston Peters and a solid Cliff Curtis.” It comes from producers Ainsley Gardiner and Georgia Conder, and is written by newcomer Dana Leaming. This feels like the sort of show we should have a million of, but I’ll take one, just for the time being. / SB

Not Dead Yet (on Disney+ from February 9)

Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez? Back on our screens? In a comic role that will also probably utilise her considerable dramatic talents? Sign. Me. Up. Not Dead Yet, adapted from Confessions of a Forty-Something Fuck-Up by Alexandra Potter, follows Nell Stevens, a broke and newly single self-described disaster (censored down from fuck-up, this is a network show in the States after all), as she works to restart the life and journalism career she left behind, but the only job she can find is writing obituaries. The twist? She’s getting advice from the people she’s writing obituaries for. Couldn’t be keener for this. / SB

When Bob Came (on TVNZ+ from February 6)

Bob Marley only ever played a single time in Aotearoa, but that one show – at Western Springs in Auckland, on April 16, 1979 – had a seismic effect on this country’s music scene and cultural life. When Bob Came, fronted by actor James Rolleston, explores the galvanising effect Marley’s visit with his band the Wailers had on Māori in particular, who found inspiration in the reggae star’s questioning of the post-colonial status quo. Not just a historical documentary, When Bob Came digs into why, more than 40 years on, Marley’s music still holds such a special place in the hearts of New Zealanders. / CM

The movies

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (on Disney+ from February 1)

Oh hey, it’s the little known indie film that gave Angela Bassett her second Oscar nomination! If you need me to tell you what Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is, you’re probably not going to care that you can stream it at home now. For what it’s worth: Angela Bassett is really good in it! / SB

A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou (on Netflix from February 28)

Don’t know who Jamie Demetriou is? He played the Bus Rodent in Fleabag, had a choice role in Apple TV+’s The Afterparty and created the truly hilarious Stath Lets Flats (which you can stream on TVNZ+, and you really really should). A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou marks his first live comedy special, a mixture of musical and sketch, and will take the viewer on a journey through life from birth to death. He’ll be joined by comedians Ellie White, Sian Clifford and Katy Wix among others. / SB

Emily the Criminal (on Neon from February 26)

Aubrey Plaza’s star continues to rise and rise. Although she’s been reliably killing it for years, Emily the Criminal is Plaza’s first foray into a full-on dramatic role. She plays Emily, who is struggling to pay off her student loans and works as a delivery driver, through which she comes into contact with a crime ring. You can probably guess what happens next. As she gets further invested in the criminal underworld she gets involved with Youcef (Theo Rossi), complicating things. Plaza has received rave reviews for her performance, but if you didn’t know she was capable of being this great, where’ve you been? / SB

The rest



February 1

Gunther’s Millions

Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa

February 2


Make My Day

February 3


True Spirit




February 8

The Exchange

Bill Russell: Legend

February 9

You: Season 4: Part 1

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

Dear David

My Dad the Bounty Hunter

February 10

Love is Blind: After the Altar Season 3

Love to Hate You

10 Days of a Good Man

Your Place or Mine

February 13

Squared Love All Over Again

The Love Punch

February 14

In Love All Over Again

Perfect Match

All the Places

A Sunday Affair


Jim Jefferies: High n’ Dry

February 15

Eva Lasting


The Law According to Linda Poet

Red Rose

African Queens: Njinga

Full Swing

Love and Other Drugs

February 16

The Upshaws: Part 3

Aggretsuko: Season 5

Fifty Shafes Darker

Pitch Perfect

The Unusual Suspects

February 17

Ganglands: Season 2

Community Squad

A Girl and an Astronaut


Ellie and Abbie

February 19

Whindersson Nunes: Preaching to the Choir

February 22


The Strays

Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal

February 23

Outer Banks: Season 3

Call me Chihiro

That Girl Lay Lay: Season 2

February 24

Who Were We Running From?

We Have a Ghost

Formula 1: Drive to Survive: Season 5

Oddballs: Season 2

February 28

Too Hot to Handle: Germany

A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou


February 1

Teen Mom OG: Season 9b

The Loud House: Season 5

The Penguins of Madagascar: Season 3

Jurassic World: Dominion

February 2

Keeping Up With The Kardashians: Season 12-20


February 3

Flip It Like Disick

Ben 10 Ultimate Alien

Father Stu

February 4

Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry: Season 3-4

Around the World in 80 Days

February 5

The Unbearable

February 6

Not Even

February 7

Reunion Road Trip

Big Gold Brick

February 8

Overserved with Lisa Vanderpump

The Wolf and the Lion

February 9

Botched: Season 2-7

Funny Woman

Dumb and Dumber

February 10

Dr. 90210

A Million Little Things: Season 5

The Flash: Season 9

Agent Game

February 11

E! True Hollywood Story: Season 1-2


XXX: The Next Level

February 12

For Real: The Story of Reality TV

Blade Runner

Blade Runner 2049


February 13

Rūrangi: Rising Lights

The Son Of Bigfoot

February 14

Miss Scarlett and the Duke: Season 2b

February 15

Steven Universe: Season 4-5

The Bounty Hunter

February 16

The Black Phone

February 17

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows

February 18


February 19

Dazed and Confused


February 20

Helter Skelter: An American Myth

Last Week with John Oliver: Season 10

February 21

Book Of Love

February 22

Lethal Weapon: Season 1-3


February 23

Above The Law

February 24

Reno 911: Season 1-6

Snowfall: Season 6


My Sweet Monster

February 25

Last Man Standing

February 26

Over the Garden Well

Emily the Criminal

The Outfit

February 27

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

February 28

Safe Haven


February 1

The Negotiators

Taskmater: Season 1-7, Season 10-12

The Medallion

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

A Son

Florianopolis Dream


Cold War Secrets: Stealing the Atomic Bomb

First Lady of the Revoution

Red LInes

Flowers in the Attic

Petals on the Wind

If There Be Thorns

Seeds of Yesterday

Bear Grylls: Mission Survive: Season 2

Could You Survive

Call Me Mother

Sew Fierce

Game of Bros: Season 2

Translation: Season 2

The Fantasy Makers

Are You Proud?

Beyond Driven

Making Montgomery Clift

February 3

The Ex-Wife

Act of Valour

Three Kings

End of Watch


A Most Violent Year

No Escape

Flight of the Navigator

Short Circuit

February 4

House: Seasons 1-8

February 5

Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams

February 6

When Bob Came

February 7

Bride and Prejudice

The Lake House

Music and Lyrics

The Wedding Date

Leap Year

Beautiful Creatures

Memoirs of a Geisha

February 8

The Body in the Bag

The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell

Method of a Serial Killer

February 10

Love/Hate: Season 1-5

February 14

Beauty and the Geek UK

February 15

7.7 Billion People and Counting

February 16

Transplant: Season 3

February 17

All Eyez On Me

Killer Joe

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Dukes of Hazzard

Gary of the Pacific

February 18

One of Us Is Lying

Re: Dating While Asian

February 19

Seven Days on Mars

February 23

Bel Air: Season 2

February 24

Bad Chefs

The Duff

The Perks of Being a Wallflower



February 25

The Box

February 26

Elvis: Heartbreaker

Prey: Season 1-2

February 27

The Flatshare

February 28



February 1

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder: Season 2

The Chorus: Success

Miraculous Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir: Seasons 1-4

The Simpsons: Season 33

February 3

Killing Country

Iron Man: Rise of Technovore

Sran Lee’s Mutants, Monsters and Marvels

February 8


The Saint

America’s National Parks

Ancient Aliens: Season 18

Broke-Ass Bride

The First 48: Seasons 17-18

Love at First Flight

Storage Wars: Season 2

Storage Wars: Season 14

Storage Wars: Unlocked

February 9

Not Dead Yet


February 10

Dug Days: Carl’s Date

Marvel Studios Legends: Episodes 1-3

Recep Ivedik 7

Baby Sharks

February 15

Mila in the Multiverse

Prime Time

The Hair Tales

American Dad: Season 18

Dance Moms: Miami

Forged in Fire: Best of Season 1

Forged in Fire: Knife or Death: Seasons 1-2

Wild Crime: Season 2

February 17

j-hope IN THE BOX

February 22

The Low Tone Club

Web of Death

Call It Love

Atlanta Plastic

Ice Road Trucks; Season 11

Intervention: Seasons 19, 21, 22

Pawn Stars: Season 2

Stan Lee’s Superhumans: Seasons 1-3

February 24


Avengers Confidential: Black Widow and Punisher

Amazon Prime Video

February 2

Gary and His Demons: Season 1-2

February 3

Harlem: Season 2


The Estate

Father Stu

February 10

Clarkson’s Farm: Season 2

Somebody That I Used To Know

February 14


February 15

The Nanny: Season 1-6

Unforgettable: Season 1-4

February 16

The Big Lebowski

The Purge: Anarchy

American Gangster

The Purge: Aanarchy

The Shield: Season 1-7

Carnival Row: Season 2

February 17

Nate Bargatze: Hello World

Joel Creasey Queen of the Outback

Rhys Nicholson’s Big Queer Comedy Concert

February 18

Star Trek: Picard: Season 3

February 20

Five Feet Apart

February 24

Die Hart

The Consultant

Apple TV+

February 3

Pinecone and Pony: Season 2

Dear Edward

February 9

A Charlie Brown Valentine

February 17

Hello Tomorrow!


February 23

The Reluctant Traveler

February 24

Pretzel and the Puppies: Season 2



February 6

Shetland: Season 7

February 27

Candice Renoir: Season 5


February 2


February 9


February 16

The Witch: Part 2: The Other One

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