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Sequel series That '90s Show, Vikings: Valhalla season 2, Giancarlo Esposito in heist thriller Kaleidoscope, Christian Bale in gothic horror film The Pale Blue Eye, and more movies and series launching this month.

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That ’90s Show, the highly-anticipated spinoff series to hit sitcom That ’70s Show, and the heist thriller Kaleidoscope, starring Giancarlo Esposito, lead Netflix’s January offerings.

That ’70s Show premiered to television in 1998, ensuring enough distance from the decade of hippies and bellbottoms to make this sitcom an instant classic. That ’90s Show takes us back to the era of loose flannel shirts and nihilistic grunge music and follows Leia Forman (Callie Haverda), daughter of Eric (Topher Grace) and Donna (Laura Prepon), as she takes a summer visit to her grandparents’ place. Get ready to be introduced to a new generation of Point Place kids — Ashley Aufderheide plays Gwen, Mace Coronel is Jay, Maxwell Acee Donovan is Nate, Reyn Doi is Ozzie, and Sam Morelo is Nikki — while the stern glare of Red (Kurtwood Smith) and the upbeat overbearing charm of Kitty Forman (Debra Jo Rupp) lurk right beyond every corner. Mila Kunis, Wilmer Valderrama, Ashton Kutcher, and yes, Tommy Chong, will all have cameos in the new comedy.

Kaleidoscope is an anthology series that spans 25 years, focusing on a crew of skilled thieves as they spend decades attempting to crack an unbreakable vault. The eight-episode program, which is loosely inspired by the real-life disappearance of $70 billion in bonds that went missing from downtown Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy, is presented in a non-linear format and can be viewed in any order the audience likes, offering a unique viewing experience every time. Corruption, greed, vengeance, scheming, loyalties, and betrayals make up the many colorful pieces to the Kaleidoscope puzzle. Giancarlo Esposito, Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Peter Mark Kendall, Rosaline Elbay, Jai Courtney, and Niousha Noor star.

If a gothic period thriller is your thing, be sure to check out Christian Bale in The Pale Blue Eye. Bale stars as Augustus Landor, a world-weary detective investigating a grisly murder who turns to a young cadet named Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling) for assistance.

Praise Odin, Vikings: Valhalla is back with season 2 to continue the heroic tales of legends Leif Erikson (Sam Corlett), Freydís Eiríksdóttir (Frida Gustavsson), Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter), King Canute (Bradley Freegard), Olaf Haraldsson (Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson), and more.

You People is a comedy written by Jonah Hill (who also stars) and Kenya Barris (who also directs) that follows a new couple on the precipice of marriage, as they face issues of modern love, clashing cultures, and some striking family dynamics. Eddie Murphy, Nia Long, David Duchovny, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Lauren London also star.

Find out what else is joining them on Netflix and what’s leaving the service below.


HIGHLIGHTS



Description: A master thief and his crew attempt an epic heist worth $7 billion, but betrayal, greed and other threats undermine their plans.

Premiere Date: January 1



The Pale Blue Eye (2022)

62%

Description: West Point, 1830. In the early hours of a gray winter morning, a cadet is found dead. But after the body arrives at the morgue, tragedy becomes savagery when it’s discovered that the young man’s heart has been skillfully removed. Fearing irreparable damage to the fledgling military academy, its leaders turn to a local detective, Augustus Landor (Christian Bale), to solve the murder. Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, Landor enlists the help of one of their own to pursue the case, an eccentric cadet with a disdain for the rigors of the military and a penchant for poetry — a young man named Edgar Allan Poe.

Premiere Date: January 6



Description: In this sequel to Vikings, a hundred years have passed and a new generation of legendary heroes arises to forge its own destiny — and make history.

Premiere Date: January 12



Description: Kitty and Red Forman welcome a new generation of teenagers into their basement when their granddaughter Leia decides to spend her summer in Wisconsin.

Premiere Date: January 19



You People (2023)

43%

Description: Families and cultures clash when two L.A. millennials from different backgrounds fall in love and face the ultimate relationship test: meeting the parents.

Premiere Date: January 27


FULL LIST OF SHOWS AND MOVIES COMING TO NETFLIX THIS MONTH


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Woman of the Dead*


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The Ultimatum: France: Season 1 Part 2* (new episodes)

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Break Point*




Trial by Fire*


Available 1/17


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Khallat+*


Women at War*


Available 1/20








Şahmaran*
Shanty Town*


Available 1/23



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Little Angel: Volume 2


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Kings of Jo’Burg: Season 2*




Available 1/30


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TV SHOWS AND MOVIES LEAVING NETFLIX THIS MONTH


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