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Need a new series to sink your teeth into this January? These are the best new TV shows to binge-watch now. We'll see you on the sofa.
Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, Bridgerton follows the esteemed families of British high society and their romantic pursuits through the lens of a mysterious gossip columnist, Lady Whistledown (voiced by none other than Julie Andrews). The series has already stoked a frenzy of fans lusting after the Duke of Hastings and elaborate costumes. The streaming giant projects it will become the fifth most-watched original series on the provider to date. The 8-episode series is available to watch now on Netflix.
Alice In Borderland
Based on Manga, an aimless gamer and his two friends suddenly find themselves in an emptied-out, parallel Tokyo. As they begin their search for civilization, the trio quickly finds out that they are trapped in the city in which they are forced to participate in risky, violent, and dangerous games in order to survive. The 8-episode series is available to watch now on Netflix.
Fuelled by ambition, youth and romance, Industry examines issues of gender, race, class, and privilege in the workplace as five impressionable young graduates begin to forge their identities within the pressure cooker environment and sensory blitz of Pierpoint & Co's trading floor, where meritocracy is promised but hierarchy is king. The series is available to stream now on BBC iPlayer.
Marvel Studios' new series stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany and marks the first series from Marvel Studios streaming exclusively on Disney+. The series is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision, two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives, begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. The series is scheduled to premiere on January 15th and will consist of nine episodes. It will be the first series in Phase Four of the MCU.
Search Party – Series 4
This mystery drama starts following the disappearance of a former college acquaintance Chantal which leads several 20-somethings to get entangled in the mystery of how she went missing. The upcoming season will follow Drew (John Reynolds), Elliott (John Early) and Portia’s (Meredith Hagner) investigation into where Dory (Alia Shawkat) is. The new season of the comedy thriller will premiere on HBO Max on January 14th with three episodes, followed by three episodes on January 21st and the final four episodes on January 28th.
As a teenager, Assane Diop's life was turned upside down when his father died after being accused of a crime he didn’t commit. 25 years later, Assane will use "Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar" as his inspiration to avenge his father. You can watch the 5-episode Part 1 on Netflix now.
Father Vergara, an exorcist, boxer and ex-convict exiled to a remote town in Spain, enlists the help of the mayor and a veterinarian when a series of paranormal phenomena begins to occur. You can stream the series on HBO Max now.
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer
In the upcoming Netflix four-part documentary series, premiering January 13, the viewer is taken on a wild ride alongside two brilliant detectives as they meticulously investigate a multitude of crime scenes that at first appear to be unrelated. Witness the story of one of the most vicious serial killers in American history, a real-life boogeyman that brought California to a standstill.
Bulletproof: South Africa
Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters return as Bishop and Pike for a special outing for the wise-cracking London cops. Unfortunately for them, their rest and relaxation will have to wait as they get swept up in the kidnapping of a young girl. With time running out, the duo has to solve a conspiracy amongst underworld of Cape Town. This three-part special comes to Sky One January 20th.
Pretend It’s a City
Wander the New York streets and fascinating mind of wry writer, humourist and raconteur Fran Lebowitz as she sits down with Martin Scorsese. Watch the 7-part limited series on Netflix now.
A Discovery of Witches – Series 2
We join the second series as reluctant witch Diana Bishop and vampire Matthew Clairmont seek refuge in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London. There, they must find a powerful witch to help Diana control her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life. Diana realises instantly that the 16th century Matthew Roydon is a different man to the one she fell in love with, but there is no time to settle in, as Matthew must report to his boss, William Cecil, who pressures Matthew to resume his former occupation – spying for the Queen. Both series 1 and 2 are available to watch on Sky One now.