What to watch on Crave in January 2022

NOW's critics pick the best new movies and TV shows this month, including Peacemaker, Somebody Somewhere and the season finale of Yellowjackets


Our picks for the best new movies and TV shows hitting Crave in January 2022 include James Gunn’s Peacemaker series, the final season of Search Party, the season finale of Yellowjackets and W. Kamau Bell’s hotly anticipated Bill Cosby documentary.

Peacemaker

John Cena’s Peacemaker was one of the comic highlights of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad last summer – a jacked-up, irony-free assassin committed to bringing peace to the world by murdering however many people it takes. HBO Max’s spinoff series – written and mostly directed by Gunn – picks up a few months later, with Peacemaker and his handlers Emilia Harcourt (Jennifer Holland) and John Economos (Steve Agee) assigned to a mysterious dark-ops team. This being a James Gunn joint, we can expect spectacular carnage, deep-cut character pulls from the DC Comics archives, and a catchy, idiosyncratic soundtrack. (This time, it’s hair metal.) Premieres January 13

Euphoria (season 2)

Get ready for more drama and glittery eyeshadow because we’re finally back with East Highland High’s misfits. Based off the trailer, it looks like this season is going to be even more chaotic than the last one, with glimpses of an unknown hand holding a gun and a swarm of police vehicles. We also see more of Rue [Zendaya], who’s since relapsed. She seems to have an “amazing plan” for her pills-filled suitcase that she’s been wheeling around. Premieres January 9

Search Party (season 5)

This show about a group of entitled millennials has had a surprisingly long life, but it’s stayed fresh by shape-shifting genres nearly every season. It’s done mystery, murder thriller, comedy and courtroom drama, and it’s sure to go in surprising directions again this time around. Last season ended with our anti-heroine Dory (Alia Shawkat) finally escaping form her kidnapper (Cole Escola), and now she reunites with her co-dependent friends – played by the perfectly cast ensemble of John Reynolds, John Early and Meredith Hagner – and now she enters into a deal with a charismatic tech billionaire played by Jeff Goldblum. What could go wrong? Whole season drops January 7

The Righteous Gemstones (season 2)

The spiritual sequel to cult TV classics Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals, Danny McBride’s comedy about a megachurch and the mega-rich televangelist family at the heart of it enters its second season. Like Succession but with Jesus instead of media, the religious satire is really about high-stakes family drama. And it has a similarly stacked cast, with Edi Patterson, Adam Devine and John Goodman joining McBride at the top of the bill. Season one was an underrated gem (sorry), so it’s worth catching up before the next one drops. Premieres January 9

Somebody Somewhere

You might recognize Bridget Everett from her work on TV’s Inside Amy Schumer and Camping and her scene-stealing supporting work in movies like Trainwreck and Patti Cake$. She’s also one helluva cabaret performer, with a huge voice. She puts that voice to use in this new seven-episode semi-autobiographical series, in which she plays an aspiring singer returning to her home in Kansas after the death of her sister. Word has it that fellow Manhattan cabaret star Murray Hill also has a recurrent role. Premieres January 16

We Need To Talk About Cosby

Set to arrive on Crave just a week after its Sundance premiere, this four-part Showtime documentary from producer/director W. Kamau Bell (CNN’s Emmy-winning United Shades Of America) will examine the cultural legacy of the disgraced sitcom star, “weighing his actions against his indisputable global influence through interviews with comedians, cultural commentators, journalists and women who share their most personal, harrowing encounters with Cosby.” Premieres January 30

Yellowjackets

This time-shuffling Showtime series from writers Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson (Narcos, Dispatches From Elsewhere, Narcos: Mexico) landed in mid-December with a bang, its time-shifting narrative of a high-school girls’ soccer team struggling to survive after a 1996 plane crash in the Canadian wilderness – and the complicated lives of the survivors 25 years later – playing as a perfect mash-up of Lost and Heathers. Sophie Nélisse, Ella Purnell, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher and Sammi Hanratty are among the teenage protagonists who may or may not be heading towards savagery and cannibalism; Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci play the present-day women suddenly forced to work through their long-buried issues. The first-season finale drops January 16, so you have plenty of time to get caught up. Sundays through January 16

The Gilded Age

Here’s something for The Downton Abbey set, co-created by that series’ Julian Fellowes. The Gilded Age takes a look at the clash between old money New York City (personified by Christine Baranski’s gloriously named Agnes van Rhijn) and the nouveaux riches (Carrie Coon and Morgan Spector’s Russells) trying to elbow their way into society in the late 1880s. With a cast that includes Cynthia Nixon, Denée Benton, Taissa Farmiga, Jack Gilpin and Nathan Lane, this ought to make addictive prestige viewing as we wait out the pandemic. Premieres January 24

Riders Of Justice

Like the Nicolas Cage drama Pig, this dark Danish comedy (which reunites Men & Chicken filmmaker Anders Thomas Jensen and star Mads Mikkelsen) uses the structure of a revenge picture to explore something else entirely. Mikkelsen plays Markus, a soldier whose wife is killed in a tram disaster – which a trio of scientists (Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Brygmann, Nicolas Bro) insist wasn’t an accident, but a targeted hit on another passenger. Markus’s need to avenge his wife’s death – and, more importantly, to find someone to blame for it – leads to a whole mess of unforeseen consequences, as Riders Of Justice reveals itself to be as interested in the mechanisms by which men convince themselves they’re in control of their chaotic lives. Also, it’s pretty funny. January 7

Here’s the full list of new titles available on Crave in January 2022. The * symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available with the Starz add-on.

TV shows

January 1

Doctor Who: Eve Of The Daleks
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts

January 2

Crossing Swords (season 2)
Dexter: New Blood (season 1, episode 9)
JFL Gala 2021: Rita Baga And Jean-Thomas Jobin Part 1
Power Book II: Ghost (season 2, episode 6)*
Yellowjackets (season 1, episode 8)

January 6

1 Queen, 5 Queers (season 1, episode 6)
And Just Like That… (season 1, episode 6)
Star Trek: Prodigy (season 1, episode 5)
Station Eleven (season 1, episodes 8-9)

January 7

Aussie Gold Hunters (season 5)
Chillin Island (season 1, episodes 5-6)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 14)
Search Party (season 5)

January 9

Dexter: New Blood (season 1, episode 10)
Euphoria (season 2, episode 1)
JFL Gala 2021: Rita Baga And Jean-Thomas Jobin Part 2
The Righteous Gemstones (season 2, episodes 1-2)
Yellowjackets (season 1, episode 9)

January 13

1 Queen, 5 Queers (season 1, episode 7)
And Just Like That… (season 1, episode 7)
My Mom, Your Dad (season 1)
Peacemaker (episodes 1-3)
Star Trek: Prodigy (season 1, episode 6)
Station Eleven (season 1, episode 10)

January 14

Chillin Island (season 1, episodes 5-6)

January 15

The Adventures Of Tintin (season 1)
Bob The Builder (season 2, episodes 13-32)
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (season 1, episodes 1-20)

January 16

Euphoria (season 2, episode 2)
Power Book II: Ghost (season 2, episode 7)*
The Righteous Gemstones (season 2, episode 3)
Somebody Somewhere (season 1, episode 1)
Yellowjackets (season 1, episode 10)

January 20

1 Queen, 5 Queers (season 1, episode 8)
And Just Like That… (season 1, episode 8)
Peacemaker (episode 4)
Star Trek: Prodigy (season 1, episode 7)

January 21

Ridiculousness (seasons 20-22)

January 22

Abby Hatcher (season 2)
Geronimo Stilton (season 3)
The Jungle Bunch (season 1, episodes 1-20)
Real Time With Bill Maher (season 20, episode 1)

January 23

Billions (season 6, episode 1)
Euphoria (season 2, episode 3)
Power Book II: Ghost (season 2, episode 8)*
The Righteous Gemstones (season 2, episode 4)
Somebody Somewhere (season 1, episode 2)

January 24

The Gilded Age (season 1, episode 1)

January 26

Astrid And Lilly Save The World (season 1, episode 1)

January 27

Star Trek: Prodigy (season 1, episode 8)

January 28

And Just Like That… (season 1, episode 9)
The Congregation (season 1)
Peacemaker (episode 5)

January 29

Blippi Visits (season 1, episodes 1-20)
Clifford The Big Red Dog (season 1)
Denver The Dinosaur
Handico (season 1)
Legendaries (season 1)
Moominvalley (seasons 1-2)
Real Time With Bill Maher (season 20, episode 2)

January 30

Billions (season 6, episode 2)
Euphoria (season 2, episode 4)
Power Book II: Ghost (season 2, episode 9)*
The Righteous Gemstones (season 2, episode 5)
Somebody Somewhere (season 1, episode 3)

January 31

The Gilded Age (season 1, episode 2)

Movies

January 1

Apollo 13*

January 2

Buckley’s Chance

January 5

Falls Around Her

January 7

Back Of The Net
Crimson Peak*
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat
Dr. Suess’ The Lorax
Frailty*
Jacob’s Ladder*
The Many Saints Of Newark
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps*
Riders Of Justice
Sex And The City 2
Trigger Point

January 14

1000 To 1
Hearts Of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse*
L.A. Story*
The Midnight Meat Train*
Near Dark*
Nobody
Ray Donovan: The Movie

January 17

Fanny: The Right To Rock

January 21

Action Jackson
Agneepath (2012)
Badlapur
Bajirao Mastani
Dabaang
False Positive
Free Willy*
Free Willy 2*
Happy Bhaag Jayegi
Hellboy: Blood And Iron*
Hellboy: Sword Of Storms*
Housefull
Housefull 2
In The Earth
Ki & Ka
Kindergarten Cop*
Kindred Spirits
Manmarzian
Miss Sharon Jones!*
Ocean’s Twelve*
Ram Leela
Sarkar 3
Singham Returns
Son Of Sardaar
Traffik*
Yeh Jawwani Hai Dewwani

January 27

The Final Account

January 28

Black Bodies
Campus Code
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory*
Enter The Dragon*
Eve’s Bayou*
The Fallout
Ocean’s Thirteen*
Patch Adams*
Reminiscence
The Sting*

Last call

The following titles are leaving Crave in January 2022.

January 7

And The Birds Rained Down

January 8

The Song Of Names

January 13

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

January 14

Almost Naked Animals (season 3)

January 18

Brexit

January 19

Les Miserables (2019)
On Freddie Roach

January 20

The Last Full Measure

January 21

Ailo’s Journey: The Amazing Odyssey Of A Newborn
Robert The Bruce

January 27

In This Together: A Bell Let’s Talk Day Special
Reboot (seasons 1-4)

January 31

The Age Of Innocence
Being There
The Big Sick
Boys Don’t Cry
Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
The Colony
The Conspiracy
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Endings, Beginnings
Five Easy Pieces
Gandhi
Harry & His Bucket Full Of Dinosaurs
Hitchcock/Truffaut
I Am An Animal: The Story Of Ingrid Newkirk And PETA
I’m Yours
The Lake House
Lawrence Of Arabia
Midnight Express
Network
Norma Rae
On The Waterfront
The Quarry
Rabid (2019)
Run This Town
Saw II
Saw III
Saw IV
Saw V
Saw VI
Saw: The Final Chapter
Tootsie
When Harry Met Sally…
William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet

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