New on Netflix UK: January 2017

New on Netflix UK: January 2016

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Miss Sharon Jones, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Voltron: Legendary Defender and Under the Shadow among January highlights on Netflix

2016 saw the passing of many talented musicians including soul singer Sharon Jones who sadly died from cancer in November. Documentary Miss Sharon Jones! (7 Jan) directed by Barbara Kopple began filming as Jones was receiving treatment for her illness in 2013 and charted her amazing comeback to the stage. It's a stirring film about the power of music and a gifted artist who showed determination in the face of great adversity.

In his debut feature Babak Anvari has not only created one of the best horror films of the year with Under the Shadow (7 Jan) but also one of most exquisitely crafted jump scares. Set in 1980s Tehran it tells the story of a mother and daughter who are sheltering from the war in their apartment. It's a suspenseful, claustrophobic and startlingly beautiful horror that's grounded in human drama and is all about a mother's fear for her daughter. Another fantastic debut appears this month with Chanya Button's road trip movie Burn, Burn, Burn (1 Jan) which sees two women travel the UK to scatter their friend's ashes. It boasts a real depth of emotional intelligence in its exploration of grief and captures late 20s ennui wonderfully.

In TV, Neil Patrick Harris stars as the evil Count Olaf who takes in three orphans in an eight part series adaptation of Daniel Hadler's fantastic children's books Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (13 Jan). Each episode features a special guest star including Joan Cusack, Catherine O' Hara and Don Johnson. The show is executively produced by Barry Sonnenfeld who also directs four episodes. Plus new western Frontier (20 Jan) starring Jason Momoa that focuses on the fur trade in the 1700s or for a complete change of pace the second season of 80s reboot Voltron: Legendary Defender (20 Jan).

Full January lineup after this trailer for Lemony Snicket...

1 January
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London
Braquo: Season 3
Burn, Burn, Burn
Good Luck Chuck
Halo Legends
Law Breakers
The Rat Race
My Best Friend's Wedding
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Season 5
The Pit and the Pendulum
Power Rangers Super Megaforce: The Legendary Battle (Extended)
The Principal
Real Detective
Saw: The Final Chapter
To Be A Miss
Udta Punjab

3 January
Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin'?
Jim Gaffigan: Cinco
Shadowhunders: The Mortal Instruments – Season 2

4 January
Dirty Work

5 January
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Miss India America

6 January
Coin Heist
Degrassi: Next Class – Season 3
Growing Up Coy
Historia De Un Clan
One Day At A Time
Tarzan And Jane

7 January
Under The Shadow
Miss Sharon Jones!

10 January
Jim Gaffigan: Cinco
Neal Brennan: 3 Mics
We're Lalaloopsy

11 January
Drag Me To Hell

13 January
A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Historia de un Clan
Take The Ten
You Me Her

15 January
Hostage To The Devil
The Musketeers: Season 3

17 January
Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy
Neal Brennan: 3 Mics

18 January
You Me Her

20 January
Take the Ten
Terrace House: Aloha State: Season 1 (Part 1)
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 2

24 January
Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy
Gad Gone Wild
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2 (Weekly Episodes)
Terrace HouseL Aloha State

25 January
Ultimate Avengers: The Movie

27 January
Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh: Season 2

28 January
The Good Wife: Season 7

Also check out our 31 best Netflix exclusives for 2017.

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