It’s the start of a new year and the start of a new month of Netflix Instant releases. January brings all 10 seasons of ‘Friends’ to the streaming service, as well as some old classics and new favorites, and several new seasons of television for you to binge-watch as needed. Ready your queues and read on for our guide to the newest releases hitting Netflix Instant in January 2015.
It’s been some time since we’d heard that Netflix had potentially lined up a prequel series to David Wain and Michael Showalter’s star-studded cult classic ‘Wet Hot American Summer.’ Most of the cast has been said to show interest in a return as well, and now it seems production may move forward on a mini-series as early as January 2015.
Just yesterday saw Krysten Ritter emerging as the frontrunner for Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ Netflix series, with Mike Colter somewhat less certain to be our ‘Luke Cage,’ and today Marvel has officially followed suit to confirm Ritter’s role as the superpowered private detective. Not only that, but the Netflix series to follow ‘Daredevil’ has a shiny new title, becoming Marvel’s ‘AKA Jessica Jones.’
Though Marvel’s Netflix ‘Daredevil’ has yet to reveal an image of its titular hero in costume, we’d recently learned the second of the ‘Defenders’ series, ‘Jessica Jones’ had begun its casting search. We were split between ‘True Detective’'s Alexandra Daddario and ‘Breaking Bad’'s Krysten Ritter, but the latter seems to have won the role, with ‘The Following’'s Mike Coulter potentially acting as our ‘Luke Cage.’
Netflix's 'House of Cards' seemed for a time that it might fold after two seasons, but Vice President Underwood has officially risen to the challenge. The political drama has released its first season 3 teaser, setting a February premiere date for Frank and Claire's presidential ascent, both literally, and figuratively.
It's the holiday season, and what better way to spend your free time than with some new streaming goodies courtesy of Netflix Instant? Whether your curled up with your loved ones or best buddies, or settling in for some much-need you time, Netflix has some awesome new movies and TV shows headed to Instant this December—from new releases to titles you've been meaning to catch up with, tis the season for binge-watching.
Netflix keeps adding to its reputation as a savior of cancelled shows, most recently picking up a fourth season of ‘Longmire’ after A&E’s cancellation, but their latest acquisition proves even notably weirder. Prior to ever even airing on NBC, Tina Fey-Ellie Kemper comedy ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ has set a March 2015 premiere on Netflix, where the show has been picked up for two full seasons.
Marvel’s Netflix ‘Defenders’ have only been seen through brief glimpses at the forthcoming ‘Daredevil’ TV series, but with ‘Jessica Jones’ to follow, casting news couldn’t be long behind. ‘True Detective’ breakout Alexandra Daddario, Krysten Ritter and more are reportedly under consideration for Marvel’s newest female superhero, plus, find out who’s testing for the role of ‘Luke Cage’!
The ongoing firestorm against Bill Cosby has only swelled in recent weeks, as more and more allegations of rape emerge against the once-revered comedian, so it wasn’t any surprise that Netflix would opt to discard the November 28 release of a new Cosby standup special. Now, NBC has expectedly followed suit by abandoning development plans for a new Cosby sitcom for 2015.
Netflix has some exciting original series on the horizon to compliment its current Emmy-winning crop, but the streaming service has acquired yet another big name to add to the shelf. Lemony Snicket's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' will get the Netflix treatment as an original series, following the 2004 attempt to craft a film franchise with Jim Carrey.