The New Year is upon us, and Netflix January titles bring a few new potential gems.
After a failed film adaptation starring Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep, A Series of Unfortunate Events tries a reboot of sorts. Starring Neil Patrick Harris, the new series is but one of a new promising Netflix January titles we’re excited about. Norman Lear executive produces a return to his 1970s classic One Day at a Time. The timely update focuses on a Cuban-American family and stars Rita Moreno. If neither of these two Netflix January titles excites you, then try Voltron: Legendary Defender because, yeah, some people haven’t moved on from the 80’s.
Here’s the full roster of notable Netflix January titles and descriptions, courtesy of Netflix.
One Day at a Time
A reimagining of the Norman Lear classic, centering on a Cuban-American family. Our heroine is a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son, with the “help” of her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends- without-benefits building manager named Schneider. The 13-episode first season of One Day at a Time is produced by Act III Productions, Inc., Snowpants Productions and Small Fish Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television. Norman Lear, Mike Royce, Gloria Calderón Kellett and Michael Garcia are executive producers.
Jim Gaffigan: Cinco
Though he’s mostly concerned about what he’ll eat after the show, Jim Gaffigan finds time to joke about kids, phones, trucks and, of course, food in this stand-up special.
This new Netflix animated series featuring all new original music brings to life the popular Lalaloopsy girls. Viewers will follow the incredible misadventures of six friends and their pets through a whimsical world. By celebrating the magic of creativity, these friends can weather anything together. Lalaloopsy encourages viewers to express themselves in a magical, musical and silly way.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death. The eight-episode series is a Netflix original production, executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler, and also stars Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Malina Weissman (Violet Baudelaire) and Louis Hynes (Klaus Baudelaire).
The Investigator: A British Crime Story
This eerie true-crime series reopens the mysterious case of Carole Packman, who utterly vanished in 1985, and the husband convicted of her murder.
Voltron: Legendary Defender
From days long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes Netflix Original Series VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER. DreamWorks Animation reimagines one of the most popular fan-favorite shows of all time in this all-new comedic action-packed show from executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender) and co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra).
In this all-new Voltron series coming to Netflix this year, five unsuspecting teenagers are transported from Earth into the middle of a sprawling intergalactic war and become pilots for five robotic lions in the battle to protect the universe from evil. Only through the true power of teamwork can they unite to form the mighty warrior known as VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER.
The series will be available to Netflix members in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux, France and DACH beginning June 10.
Terrace House Aloha State
Terrace House is a widely popular reality show documenting the daily lives of six young men and women living together in a shared house. Cameras follow these six girls and boys with absolutely no previous connections day and night in their shared living situation, showing viewers the idyllic brilliance of the youth, friendship, love, dreams, as well as the jealousy and setbacks that fill the dramas of daily life as only a reality show can. The new series, set in Hawaii, will be the show’s very first “overseas version” going outside of Japan ever to be produced in Terrace House history. The unscripted daily lives of six young men and women living in a brand new shared house is about to commence in a location beloved to many Japanese people– one of the world’s leading resort destinations.