New movies and TV shows in January 2023

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

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

Sky Cinema’s 2023 lineup will feature Downton Abbey’s sequel A New Era on New Year’s Day, followed by some intriguing new releases in the weeks ahead, including the dark comedy The Estate.

Elsewhere on the set of Sky’s premiere, Pedro Pascal leads the cast of the hit video game adaptation of The Last of Us, while indomitable comedies Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan conduct a comedy prank involving stolen money, fertility treatments and the British criminal underworld.

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

New movies on Sky Cinema and NOW in January 2023

The Estate (January 13)

From writer-director Dean Craig, this dark comedy thriller follows a pair of sisters – played by Toni Collette and Anna Faris – who travel to meet their aging aunt when they discover she has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. They want to get a plum in her will and make some money, but when they arrive, they find that almost all of their extended family have had the same idea.

The Hanging Sun (January 20)

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

New TV on Sky and NOW in January 2023

Romantic Getaway (January 1)

The six-part comedy series has been likened to Bonnie and Clyde, focusing on a couple who steal money from their corrupt boss to fund another round of fertility treatments. However, they accidentally steal more cash than planned, resulting in a steep descent into the British criminal underworld.

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

Strangest Things S2 (January 2)

This historical series presents the most remarkable objects and relics discovered over the years, many of which are now in museums around the world.

The Curse of Oak Island S10 (January 4)

Since the 18th century, stories have circulated of extremely valuable treasures on or near Oak Island, a private island connected by a causeway to Nova Scotia, Canada. This reality series follows a group of treasure hunters who are determined to uncover the island’s many mysteries.

Keep the Front Page (January 4)

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

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

Comedians Nish Kumar and Josh Widdicombe join the team of a different local newspaper each episode in this six-episode comedy series. By exploring the communities featured in these articles, they hope to find and describe the exciting stories lurking beneath the surface of British society. But of course they have very little experience of how to do it.

Spector (January 8)

In 2009, the famous music producer Phil Spector was convicted of the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. This four-part documentary explores Clarkson’s story and how she became involved with Spector, as well as the media circus after the crime.

Reginald the Vampire (January 10)

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

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

Vampires in fiction are usually beautiful, and their physical appeal is part of how they attract human prey. But this series tells the story of Reginald (Jacob Batalon, the Spider-Man guy in the chair) and how his transformation into a vampire affects powerful bloodsuckers who are obsessed with keeping beauty standards the wrong way.

Landscape Artist of the Year 2023 (January 11)

This painting competition is back for its eighth year in a row, with applicants aiming to capture the beauty of Britain and win a major 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, following a cast of characters competing in the blood-soaked grounds of gladiatorial combat.

The Last of Us S1 (January 16)

Based on the acclaimed video game franchise, this post-apocalyptic series follows Pedro Pascal as survivor Joel who is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie (Bella Ramsey) out of the quarantine zone. Set two decades after the fall of civilization, this should be an impressive and exciting hit 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, and their bodies were often found 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 police officer to lure victims.

The Lost Kingdom of the Pirate S1 (January 18)

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

Arctic From Above with Liz Bonnin (to be confirmed, January)

Biologist Liz Bonnin leads this series as she explores one of the greatest wildernesses on Earth in hopes of revealing new information about the various unique animals that have made their home in this hostile region.

Fantasy Football League S2 (tbc January)

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

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

After a month of struggle at the World Cup, culminating in Lionel Messi winning the trophy, domestic football returns from Boxing Day with the return of the Premier League. As UK stadiums fill up again, Elis James and Matt Lucas are back on the Fantasy Football League couch to chat and laugh about the sport.

NCIS: LA S14 (to be confirmed, January)

The first of many NCIS spin-offs to go live is still on screen and returns for its 14th series, following the elite Special Projects Office as it continues its dangerous and undercover covert operations in the city’s dark underworld.

SWAT S6 (to be confirmed in January)

Shemar Moore returns as an ex-Marine turned Hondo cop whose goal is to bridge the gap between the police force and the African American community they serve in Los Angeles.

Other Films/Tv on Sky Cinema and NOW in January 2023

1st of January

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 6

Operation Mincemeat (2021)

January 7

Future Crimes (2022)

Eiffel (2021)

The Last Son (2021)

January 14

One Way (2022)

Watch: Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home Sequel Trailer

20th January

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

January 27

Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)

TBC January

Brian & Charles (2022)

Watch: Trailer of Jurassic World Dominion

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