9 new Netflix releases that everyone you know will be talking about next week

9 new Netflix releases that everyone you know will be talking about next week

Netflix is ​​wasting no time in greeting the arrival of 2023 with a slate filled with fantastic new content to check out, with upcoming Netflix releases ranging from crime dramas and docuseries to the return of fan favorites like Ginny & Georgia.

If you need some recommendations on what to watch at the start of the new year, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the biggest and most unique titles coming to the service over the next few days. For more recommendations, you can also check out our full list of everything coming to Netflix throughout January.

Ginny & Georgia Season 2

By the time Ginny & Georgia Season 2 hits Netflix on January 5, fans of this mother-daughter drama will have waited nearly two years to see what happens next after that drip of a Season 1 finale.

Season 2 picks up just weeks after that shocking Season 1 finale (titled “The Worst Betrayal Since Jordyn and Kylie”). “We wanted to pick up the story right where we left off,” series creator and executive producer Sarah Lampert said in an interview on Netflix. “We left it on such a juicy cliffhanger.”

Lampert continues, “We spent all of Season 1 breaking these characters down and putting them in certain places. So we wanted to honor that by picking up Season 2 two weeks later. We are back to where we left everyone emotionally at the end of Season 1.”

As of this writing, the show – starring Antonia Gentry as Ginny and Brianne Howey as Georgia – currently has a critics score of 68% as well as an audience score of 68. % on Rotten Tomatoes.

Scott Porter as Mayor Paul Randolph and Brianne Howey in Georgia in Netflix’s “Ginny & Georgia.” Image source: Netflix Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street and other upcoming Netflix releases

Moving on, the collapse of crypto exchange FTX and the legal entanglements now swirling around it might sound a little reminiscent of the fraud empire built by Bernie Madoff. FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried has certainly drawn many comparisons to the disgraced financier in media coverage of the former’s trades. And just in time, a 4-episode Madoff docuseries directed by Joe Berlinger is set to hit Netflix on January 4th.

From the official Netflix synopsis:

“Madoff: The monster of Wall Street reveals the truth behind Bernie Madoff’s infamous $64 billion global Ponzi scheme, the largest in history, which shattered the lives of countless individual investors who placed their trust in the revered statesman of Wall Street. With unique access to whistleblowers, employees, investigators and victims, and never-before-seen video depositions from Madoff himself, this four-part documentary series traces the Madoff’s rise from humble beginnings to one of Wall Street’s most influential brokers.

Upcoming Sunday: Kaleidoscope

As for what’s set to hit the streaming giant soon, this weekend is a Netflix release that’s sure to please fans of heist thrillers. The 8-episode Kaleidoscope – which debuts on January 1 and stars Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito – comes with a neat storytelling gimmick, in that viewers can watch the episodes in any order they choose.

The story of this anthology series spans a total of 25 years and revolves around a team of master thieves vying to crack a seemingly unbreakable safe – for the biggest payday in history. . Depending on the order you choose to watch the episodes, leading up to the finale titled White: The Heist, you’ll learn different things at different times about the characters and the story, compared to other viewers.

Other titles to discover

In the meantime, here’s a look at several more Netflix releases coming to the streamer over the next few days, including movies and TV series:

How I Became a Gangster: You can never have too much crime drama, apparently. In this Polish Netflix version, an ambitious mobster makes his way through the underworld of Warsaw. Release date: January 4.

The Way of the Househusband: In this animated comedy series, a legendary Yakuza figure known as the “Immortal Dragon” has resurfaced… only, as the title suggests, as a devoted househusband. Season 2 release date: January 1.

Best of Stand-Up 2022: If you need a laugh to close out the year, check out this collection of performances from some of the streaming giant’s many stand-up specials that debuted during 2022 – from comedians like Bill Burr, Ali Wong, Trevor Noah and many more. Release date: December 31.

Mumbai Mafia: Police vs the Underworld: According to the official synopsis for this Netflix release – “In 1990s Mumbai, a crime boss and his network wield unchecked power over the city – until the rise of” meet cops”, who brazenly kill their targets.” Release date: January 6.

Two more new Netflix releases

Finally, if all of the above wasn’t enough to keep you streaming busy in early 2023, there are still a few top titles set to debut on Netflix in just a few days. They include a new Danish TV series (Copenhagen Cowboy) and the new feature film directed by Christian Bale, The Pale Blue Eye.

Copenhagen Cowboy

As for the first, coming January 5th, this Scandinavian version from Netflix is ​​a 6-episode series about a woman with supernatural powers who has essentially spent her life being sold as a “lucky charm”. Eventually, she decides to get revenge on those who wronged her.

pale blue eye

Finally, we come to a dark new period play set in and around 1830s West Point. In The Pale Blue Eye, a Netflix film that debuts on the streamer on January 6, Christian Bale plays a world-weary Augustus Landor, who has been hired to investigate the murder of a cadet. When he runs into opposition in the form of the Cadets’ unbreakable code of silence, he turns to a young man named Edgar Allan Poe for help.

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