New movies and TV shows in January 2023

Downton Abbey: A New Era, The Last of Us and Romantic Getaway will arrive on Sky Cinema and NOW in the UK from January 2023. (Universal/HBO/Sky UK)

Sky Cinema’s 2023 offering is marked by the arrival of Downton Abbey sequel A New Era on New Year’s Day, followed by a handful of intriguing new releases in the following weeks, including dark comedy The Estate.

Elsewhere on Sky’s release slate, Pedro Pascal leads the cast of hit video game adaptation The Last of Us, while comedy stalwarts Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan lead a comedic caper involving stolen money, fertility treatments and the criminal underbelly of Britain.

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Here’s everything we know going to Sky Cinema and NOW in January…

New films on Sky Cinema and NOW in January 2023

The estate (January 13)

This dark comedy thriller from writer-director Dean Craig follows a pair of sisters – played by Toni Collette and Anna Faris – as they travel to meet their elderly aunt when they learn she has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. They want to get featured prominently in her will and make some money, but when they get there, it turns out that pretty much their entire extended family has had the same idea.

The suspended sun (January 20)

The work of Norwegian crime master Jo Nesbø provides the inspiration for this British-Italian noir thriller, inspired by Nesbø’s 2015 novel Midnight Sun. Alessandro Borghi plays John, who is on the run after betraying his crime boss father until take refuge in an isolated village of religious conformists. He tries to build a new life there with Lea, played by Jessica Brown Findlay.

New TV on Sky and NOW in January 2023

Romantic getaway (January 1)

This six-part comedy series has been compared to Bonnie and Clyde, centered around a couple who steal money from their corrupt boss to fund another round of fertility treatment. However, they accidentally steal more money than expected, which sets off a rapid downward spiral in the British criminal underworld.

The cast is full of British comedy royalty, with Katherine Ryan and Romesh Ranganathan as the lead couple and Johnny Vegas as the boss.

Stranger Things S2 (January 2)

This history series explores the more unusual objects and relics discovered over the years, many of which currently reside in museums around the world.

The Curse of Oak Island S10 (January 4)

Since the 18th century, there have been stories of treasures of enormous value on or near Oak Island, a privately owned island connected by causeway to Nova Scotia in Canada. This reality series follows a group of treasure hunters determined to uncover the island’s many secrets.

Keeping the Front Page (January 4)

Nish Kumar and Josh Widdicombe try to decipher the world of local news in Hold the Front Page.  (Sky UK)

Nish Kumar and Josh Widdicombe try to decipher the world of local news in Hold the Front Page. (Sky UK)

In this six-part comedy series, comedians Nish Kumar and Josh Widdicombe join the staff of a different local newspaper in each episode. By exploring the communities covered by these newspapers, they hope to find and report on exciting stories lurking beneath the surface of British society. But, of course, they have very little experience with how to do this.

Specter (January 8)

In 2009, famous music producer Phil Spector was convicted of murdering actor Lana Clarkson. This four-part documentary examines Clarkson’s story and how she became involved with Spector, as well as the media circus in the aftermath of the crime.

Reginald the Vampire (January 10)

Spider-Man star Jacob Batalon leads the supernatural TV series Reginald the Vampire.  (SYFY/Sky UK)

Spider-Man star Jacob Batalon leads the supernatural TV series Reginald the Vampire. (SYFY/Sky UK)

Vampires in fiction tend to be conventionally beautiful, with their physical appeal being part of how they attract human prey. But this series tells the story of Reginald (Jacob Batalon, the boy in Spider-Man’s chair) and how his transformation into a vampire rubs powerful bloodsuckers obsessed with holding beauty standards the wrong way.

Landscape Artist of the Year 2023 (January 11)

This painting competition returns for the eighth year in a row, with applicants aiming to capture the beauty of Britain and secure a sizable commission from a major British institution.

Colosseum S1 (January 12)

This hybrid of documentary and drama traces the rise and fall of the Roman Empire by following a cast of characters competing in the blood-soaked surroundings of gladiatorial combat.

The Last of Us S1 (January 16)

Based on the acclaimed video game series, this post-apocalyptic show follows Pedro Pascal as survivor Joel, hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie (Bella Ramsey) out of a quarantine zone. Set two decades after the collapse of civilization, this should be an impressive and exciting series to start the year.

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The Hillside Strangler: Devil in Disguise (January 18)

Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono murdered 12 people in and around Los Angeles in the late 1970s, with their bodies often discovered in the hills around the city. This series delves into Bianchi and his psychology, as well as his trick of posing as an off-duty cop to lure victims.

The Lost Pirate Kingdom S1 (January 18)

This six-part documentary-drama hybrid explores the antics of the real-life pirates of the Caribbean and how many of them acted as the Robin Hoods of the seas, striking fear into the hearts of mighty world empires.

Arctic From Above with Liz Bonnin (tbc in January)

Biologist Liz Bonnin takes on this series in which she explores one of Earth’s great remaining wildernesses in hopes of revealing new information about the various unique animals that have made a home in this hostile region.

Fantasy Football League S2 (to be confirmed in January)

Elis James and Matt Lucas return to Fantasy Football League as Premier League returns to screens.  (Sky UK)

Elis James and Matt Lucas return to Fantasy Football League as Premier League returns to screens. (Sky UK)

After a month of World Cup action that culminated in Lionel Messi finally lifting the trophy, domestic football returned from Boxing Day with the return of the Premier League. With UK stadiums filling up once again, Elis James and Matt Lucas return to the Fantasy Football League couch for their own brand of fun sporting chatter and silliness.

NCIS: LA S14 (to be confirmed in January)

The first of many NCIS spin-offs to go forward is still on screens and is back with a fourteenth series, following the elite Office of Special Projects as they continue to carry out dangerous and covert undercover operations in the city’s murky underworld.

SWAT S6 (to be confirmed in January)

Shemar Moore returns as ex-Marine turned cop Hondo, who aims to bridge the gap between the police and the African-American community they serve in Los Angeles.

More movies/TV on Sky Cinema and NOW in January 2023

January 1st

Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022)

January 3-15

British Icons Collection (including The Imitation Game, Notting Hill and The Theory of Everything)

Watch: Trailer for Downton Abbey: A New Era

January 6th

Operation Mincemeat (2021)

January 7th

Crimes of the Future (2022)

Eiffel (2021)

The Last Son (2021)

January 14th

One way (2022)

Watch: Trailer for Marvel sequel Spider-Man: No Way Home

20 th January

Spider-Man Collection (including No Way Home, Into the Spider-Verse and the Venom franchise)

January 27th

Jurassic World: Domination (2022)

To be confirmed January

Brian and Charles (2022)

Watch: Jurassic World Dominion Trailer

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