By Mike Murphy
Get ready for the return of 'Ozark' and 'After Life,' and Kristen Bell in a thriller spoof with a really long title
Netflix Inc. will slow the content spigot a bit in January, giving viewers a chance to catch up on recent releases -- but that doesn't mean there's nothing notable on the way.
After nearly two years off, the popular crime drama "Ozark" (Jan. 21) returns for seven episodes in the first half of its fourth and final season (the seven-episode Part 2 will stream later this year). Now firmly entrenched with the cartel, will the Byrd family (Jason Bateman and Laura Linney) finally lean into being outright bad guys?
There's also the third and final season of Ricky Gervais' bittersweet comedy "After Life" (Jan. 14); "Archive 81" (Jan. 14), a supernatural horror series from producer James Wan ("The Conjuring"); Season 3 of the stay-celibate-or-you-lose dating show "Too Hot to Handle" (Jan. 19); "Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness" (Jan. 28), an educational series from the "Queer Eye" co-star, who delves into topics he's interested in learning more about; and "The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window" (Jan. 28), a new series that's a spoof of domestic thrillers, starring Kristen Bell.
Streaming picks: Here's what's worth streaming in January 2022 (and why you can skip Netflix for once)
Also: What's coming in January to Hulu | Amazon Prime Video
On the movie front, Netflix (NFLX) has originals such as "Munich: The Edge of War" (Jan. 21), a pre-WWII thriller about behind-the-scenes intrigue at the infamous 1938 conference between Adolf Hitler and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain (played by Jeremy Irons); and "Home Team" (Jan. 28), starring Kevin James as a disgraced NFL coach who takes over a sixth-grade football team, based on the true story of the Saints' Sean Payton; as well as older films such as "Braveheart," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "Interview with the Vampire," "Taxi Driver" and "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (all Jan. 1).
It's also your last chance to watch all five seasons of Matt LeBlanc's "Episodes" and the entire "Twilight" saga, which are leaving Netflix next month.
Here's the full list of what's coming and going, as of Dec. 19 (release dates are subject to change):
What's coming in January 2022
Date TBAAll of Us Are Dead -- Netflix SeriesI Am Georgina -- Netflix SeriesYeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein -- Netflix Series
Jan. 1Chief Daddy 2 -- Going for Broke -- Netflix FilmThe Hook Up Plan: Season 3 -- Netflix Series3001BRAnnie (1982)Big FishBraveheartCadillac RecordsCharlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)Doing Hard TimeEscaping the NXIVM Cult: A Mother's Fight To Save Her DaughterFirst SundayFree WillyG.I. Joe: The Rise of CobraGeronimo: An American LegendGhosts of Girlfriends PastGirl, InterruptedThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)Godzilla (1998)GremlinsHappy FeetHell or High WaterHookI Know What You Did Last SummerI Love You, ManI Still Know What You Did Last SummerInterview with the VampireJust Go With ItKung Fu PandaLinewatchThe Longest Yard (2005)The Lost BoysMidnight in ParisMonsters vs. AliensNacho LibreThe NeverEnding StoryParanormal ActivityThe PatriotRoad TripRunaway BrideScary Stories to Tell in the DarkStand by MeSuperman ReturnsTaxi DriverTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2007)Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the OozeTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IIITeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990)Terminator 2: Judgment DayTerminator 3: Rise of the MachinesTerminator SalvationThe TownTroyTrue Grit (2010)The Wedding SingerWild Wild WestWilly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)Woo
Jan. 4Action Pack -- Netflix Family
Jan. 5Four to Dinner -- Netflix FilmRebelde -- Netflix Series
Jan. 6The Club: Part 2 -- Netflix SeriesThe Wasteland -- Netflix Film
Jan. 7Hype House -- Netflix SeriesJohnny Test: Season 2 -- Netflix Family
Jan. 10Undercover: Season 3 -- Netflix Series
Jan. 11Dear Mother -- Netflix Film
Jan. 12How I Fell in Love with a Gangster -- Netflix Film
Jan. 13Brazen -- Netflix FilmChosen -- Netflix SeriesThe Journalist -- Netflix SeriesPhotocopier -- Netflix Film
Jan. 14After Life: Season 3 -- Netflix Series
Archive 81 -- Netflix SeriesBlippi: AdventuresBlippy's School Supply Scavenger HuntThe House -- Netflix SeriesRiverdance: The Animated Adventure -- Netflix FamilyThis Is Not a Comedy -- Netflix Film
Jan. 16Phantom Thread
Jan. 17After We Fell
Jan. 18Mighty Express: Train Trouble -- Netflix Family
Jan. 19El marginal: Season 4 -- Netflix SeriesHeavenly Bites: Mexico -- Netflix DocumentaryJuanpis González -- The Series -- Netflix SeriesThe Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman -- Netflix DocumentaryToo Hot to Handle: Season 3 -- Netflix Series
Jan. 20Midnight Asia: Eat -- Dance -- Dream -- Netflix DocumentaryThe Royal Treatment -- Netflix Film
Jan. 21American BoogeywomanMunich: The Edge of War -- Netflix Film
My Father's Violin -- Netflix FilmOzark: Season 4 Part 1 -- Netflix SeriesPokémon Master Journeys: The Series: Part 2 -- Netflix FamilySummer Heat -- Netflix SeriesThat Girl Lay Lay
Jan. 24Three Songs for Benazir -- Netflix Documentary
Jan. 25Ada Twist, Scientist: Season 2 -- Netflix FamilyNeymar: The Perfect Chaos -- Netflix Documentary
Jan. 27Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery -- Netflix Series
Jan. 28Angry Birds: Summer Madness -- Netflix FamilyFeria: The Darkest Light -- Netflix SeriesGetting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness -- Netflix SeriesHome Team -- Netflix Film
In From the Cold -- Netflix SeriesThe Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window -- Netflix Series
What's leaving in January 2022
Jan. 5Episodes: Seasons 1-5
Jan. 6A Ghost StoryBallerinaDr. Seuss' The Lorax
Jan. 10Hardy Bucks: Seasons 1-4
Jan. 11Betty White: First Lady of Television
Jan. 15TwilightThe Twilight Saga: New MoonThe Twilight Saga: EclipseThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2
Jan. 17The Bling RingHomefront
Jan. 21The Shannara Chronicles: Seasons 1-2
Jan. 31Bleach: The EntryBleach: The RescueBleach: The SubstituteCloud AtlasThe General's DaughterMy Girl 2My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Seasons 1-8Mystic RiverShutter Island
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
December 29, 2021 19:38 ET (00:38 GMT)
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