Netflix plans to ring in 2017 with premieres of some highly anticipated original series. Escape the chill in the air; curl up on the couch and Netflix and chill instead. Here’s what’s coming in January.
Reimaginations: One Day At A Time & A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Netflix is a leader in the revival craze that has been taking over the small screen. It plans to continue providing viewers with different takes on old favorites in the new year. First, they’ll reboot the classic 1970s sitcom One Day at A Time, about a divorced mother (Justina Machado) struggling to balance her career with raising a family on her own. Rita Moreno also stars. Drops Jan. 6.
A week later, the highly anticipated television adaptation of the popular book series Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events premieres. True to the books and film, the series follows the Baudelaire children after the death of their parents. They’re forced to live with an evil relative who is only after their family fortune and they must do everything they can to save it. Neil Patrick Harris stars as the devious Count Olaf alongside other big names like Joan Cusack and Alfre Woodard. Drops Jan. 13.
From The North: Frontier
Frontier is a hit Canadian-American television series co-produced by Netflix that aired on Discovery Channel Canada in late 2016. The historical drama follows the story of the North American fur trade of the 1700s. Drops in the U.S. Jan. 20.
Returning Favorites: Voltron: Legendary Defender & Chelsea (Season 2)
The first season of comedian Chelsea Handler’s hit talk show Chelsea ended right before the holidays. Netflix ordered another 90-episode season, which will premiere in January after a short break. New episodes will be available to stream Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays worldwide. January release date unknown.
The Dreamworks series Voltron: Legendary Defenders is also back for a second season. It will revolve around the same group of teenagers as they fight against King Zarkon’s armies. Drops Jan. 20.
Movie Night: Coin Heist
This month’s movie targets a young teen audience. A group of prep school students decide to solve their individual financial problems by hatching a plan to rob the U.S. Mint. Drops Jan. 6.