5 Best Shows Coming to HBO Max in January 2023: As 2023 draws near, many of our preferred streaming services have announced plans to debut brand new films & bring back old favourites. Fans of old favourites and new discoveries alike will want to know what January 2023 holds for the movie business & streaming services in light of this exciting news.
Some of the upcoming films on HBO Max could be a revitalising project that lays the groundwork for what trends and risks filmmakers take as the public's psyche shifts away from the 2010s. Several projects and series on the streaming platform were cancelled or never released in 2021, so HBO Max's course of action this year will likely determine the service's fate.
Moreover, for those just beginning their foray into the world of cinema, what better way is there than to check out critical assessments of the most popular, critically acclaimed, and divisive films on a reputable platform like HBO Max?
The streaming service features popular franchises like DC's, as well as numerous titles from the incredible Criterion Collection, fan-favorite independent films, and some of the year's most anticipated releases.
HBO Max features a wide variety of excellent films from a wide variety of aesthetics, directors, and genres, ranging from the classic Don't Worry Darling to the 2017 cult classic Thoroughbreds. This is what you can expect in the month of January.
1. Hereditary (January 01, 2023)
The meteoric rise of A24, a distributor of independent films, has been witnessed by many cineastes. The company shot to fame in the middle of the 2010s thanks to a string of commercial and critical successes that included Spring Breakers, Moonlight, and most recently Everything, Everywhere, All At Once.
Hereditary, the latest film from director Ari Aster, stands alongside those aforementioned works as one of the most recognisable entries in both A24's lauded universe & the conversation surrounding horror in the 2010s.
The film features an impressive cast including Toni Colette, Milly Shapiro, Alex Wolf, and Gabriel Byrne, and it chronicles the upheaval that occurs within the Graham family after the death of Ellen, Annie's mother.
What seems like a normal family drama at first quickly turns into an intriguing and terrifying adventure through the realms of loss, the supernatural, and the strains of family relationships.
2. The Menu (January 3, 2023)
It has been said that Mark Mylod's The Menu is a satirical take on elitism in the restaurant industry that takes some unexpected turns but ultimately pays off. The show follows a couple as they dine at a fancy restaurant, and it stars Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nicolas Hoult.
When a high-class, entertaining event quickly goes horribly wrong, the audience is served delicious humour and insightful commentary. Audiences looking for a funny and suspenseful critique of obscene wealth and elitism will love The Menu for all it has to offer.
3.Velma (January 12, 2023)
Has it ever occurred to you while watching Scooby-Doo that the show would benefit from focusing solely on Velma? Well, that's great news because Mindy Kaling lends her voice to the animated series Sherlock, which explores her formative years and how she evolved into the brilliant detective we know and love today.
4. The Last of Us (January 15, 2023)
Long overdue, The Last of Us finally brings us a live-action adaptation of one of the best video games of the past decade, and the results look fantastic. The drama follows a survivor as he tries to smuggle a teenage girl out of the quarantine zone in a dystopian future America where cannibalistic creatures have overrun the country.
Craig Mazin, who directed Chernobyl, and Neil Druckmann, who oversaw the game's development, collaborated on the series' creation, and the show's ensemble cast includes such illustrious names as Murray Bartlett, Anna Torv, and Melanie Lynskey.
5. Batman & Superman: Battle of The Super Sons (January 17, 2023)
The DC Extended Universe has been airing on HBO Max for quite some time. It's no surprise that Batman v Superman: Battle of the Super Sons will join the rest of DC's projects on HBO Max now that Black Adam has joined Man of Steel and Zack Snyder's divisive Justice League on the streaming platform.
Many people, including Batman and Superman, have been taken over by Starro and their parasites, and they are wreaking havoc on Earth. In order to save their respective fathers, Jonathan Kent and Damian Wayne form an alliance to take down Starro. The DCEU has a number of promising projects in the works, including Titans and Doom Patrol, and this Batman and Superman film is among them.