Watch: The new “Star Wars: Bad Batch” season 2, “The Last of Us” release and all-new “Servant” & more new and upcoming sci-fi series in January 2023
From awesome new Star Wars animation to a dark Shyamalan thriller and game-inspired post-apocalyptic survival. From Disney+, Amazon Prime, Peacock, Hulu, HBO, AppleTV+ and Netflix. These are the most anticipated new sci-fi series in January 2023.
New Seasons and Sci-Fi Series in January
Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Season 2
4 January 2023
After winning the Best Animated Series at the 47th Saturn Awards, Lucasfilm’s The Clone Wars spin-off and sequel series Star Wars: Bad Batch returns to Disney+ for Season 2 on 4 January. In episode 1, titled “Spoils of War”: with Crosshair and Nala Se elsewhere, Omega, Tech and Echo are off to Serenno to Count Dooku’s massive “war chest”.
Watch the Star Wars: Bad Batch S2 Trailer
Genres Sci-fi, Animation, Adventure, Action
Streaming Disney+ | Watch it now
9 January 2023
From the executive producers of Rick and Morty and starring the likes of Adult Swim’s Michael Cusack, Hugh Jackman, Australian comedienne Demi Lardner and the voice of Sauron’s Eye in The Lego Batman Movie, Jemaine Clement, Koala Man is the newest adult animation, coming to Hulu on 9 January. And, if the trailer’s anything to go by, it’s going to be bananas…
Watch the Koala Man Trailer
Genres Superhero, Comedy, Adult Animation, Action, Adventure
Streaming Hulu | Watch it now
Servant, Season 4
13 January 2023
Following the suspenseful Season 3 finale directed by showrunner M. Night Shyamalan’s daughter, Ishana, Servant Season 4 brings us back to the house to hopefully learn what will become of baby Jericho and Dorothy after her horrific fall.
Watch the Servant, S4 Trailer
Genres Thriller, Horror, Psychological, Dark
Streaming AppleTV+ | Watch it now
The Last of Us
15 January 2023
The Sony Pictures TV show adaptation of Naughty Dog’s multiple award-winning game series sees The Mandolorian’s Pedro Pascal and Games of Thrones’s Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ella in a post-apocalyptic world of zombies and often-heartbreaking decisions to keep surviving. Good news is the original game writer and director Neil Druckmann is on board as a writer for the show. As is the original score composer Gustavo Santaolalla. So we can all have pretty high hopes for The Last of Us TV series.
Watch The Last of Us Trailer
Genres Post Apocalyptic, Drama, Thriller
Streaming HBO and HBO Max | Watch it now
26 January 2023
What happens when the creator of Teen Wolf (Jeff Davis) teams up with the all-time reigning queen of daytime supernatural teen drama – none other than Buffy herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar? Check out the trailer for Wolf Pack and then you tell us!
Watch the Wolf Pack Trailer
Genres Supernatural, Teen, YA, Drama, Urban Fantasy
Streaming Paramount+ | Watch it now
26 January 2023
New on NBCUniversal’s Peacock, love-him-or-hate him Rian Johnson of Looper and Glass Onion (but note: also Star Wars: The Last Jedi) returns with a classic Columbo-style “case-of-the-week” mystery drama, Poker Face. Starring Orange is the New Black’s Natasha Lyonne, it lands on 26 January.
Watch the Poker Face Trailer
Genres Mystery, Comedy-Drama
Streaming Peacock | Watch it now
More Series to Watch Out For in January
New Quantum Leap Episodes
There are new weekly episodes of the all-new rendition of Quantum Leap every Tuesday – 3, 10, 24 and 31 January 2023 – on Peacock | Watch now
Check out the Quantum Leap trailer
New Willow Episodes
Disney+ brings you the final two Willow episodes every Wednesday – 4 and 11 January – Watch it now
Watch the Willow trailer
Rewatch The Walking Dead S11 on Netflix
And, in case you missed it, The Walking Dead Season 11 is coming to Netflix on 6 January 2023 – Watch it now
Play The Walking Dead S11 trailer
Note: I try my best to get every bit of info I can on these sci-fi and fantasy series in January, and will keep updating this page all the time. If you know of a show or channel that should be on this list, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll make it happen.
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