8 Awesome New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Series in January – Netflix, HBO & More

New weekly episode dates. “Bad Batch” and “The Last of Us” to “Vox Machina” – these are the new sci-fi and fantasy series in January 2023

From awesome new Star Wars Bad Batch to Sarah Michelle Gellar urban fantasy, medieval Nordic battles to game-inspired post-apocalyptic survival. Streaming on Disney+, Amazon Prime, Peacock, Hulu, HBO, AppleTV+ and Netflix. These are the most anticipated new sci-fi and fantasy series in January 2023.

New Seasons, Sci-Fi and Fantasy 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

Koala Man 

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 something very different…

Watch the Koala Man Trailer

Genres Superhero, Comedy, Adult Animation, Action, Adventure
Streaming Hulu | Watch it now

Vikings: Valhalla, Season 2

12 January 2023

The second season of the Vikings sequel series drops even as production on Season 3 starts. And it’s expected to continue the story following the bloody Battle of Kattegat, when Vikings Valhalla Season 2 comes to Netflix on 12 January.

Watch the Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 Trailer

Genres Historical, Drama, Adventure, Action
Streaming Netflix | 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

The Legend Of Vox Machina, Season 2

20 January 2023

From Kickstarter to Season 2 (and 3 following close behind), the quirky D&D-style quests continue in The Legend of Vox Machina’s second season which drops on Amazon Prime on 20 January 2023.

Watch The Legend of Vox Machina Season 2 Trailer

Genres Fantasy, Adult, Animation, Humorous
Streaming Amazon Prime | Watch it now

Wolf Pack 

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

Poker Face

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 Sci-Fi and Fantasy 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 about 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 elvorne@scifixfantasy.com and I’ll make it happen.

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