As the number of shows and movies available to stream in Australia continues to grow at an impressive rate, it can be tough to keep up with all the new additions to each streaming service each month.
We've all come to anticipate a new stable of Netflix Originals releases each month, but figuring out which shows they are and when exactly they become available isn't so easy. And what about the large number licensed shows and films that are made available to stream, if only for a limited time?
In an effort to keep you informed of the best shows and movies that are in the process of being added to Netflix, we'll be bringing you an updated list of what you can expect on the service on a monthly basis.
Not only that, we'll also be singling out the biggest releases, as well as a number of quality TV shows and films which we believe deserve your Netflixing time.
So get ready to kick off the month with an epic binge – here's what's new on Netflix in January 2019.
TV shows highlights for January 2019
The first DC Universe Original is set to land on Netflix in Australia, with Batman's former protégé Robin leading a group of foul-mouthed teen heroes in effort to fight crime and hopefully remove the chips from their shoulders. Parents, this one's not for kids…
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 Part 2 (25/1/2019)
One of Netflix's first and finest comedies is coming to an end, as Unbreakable Kimmy Kimmy Schmidt sees its titular character finally choosing to help herself along with her friends, Titus (Tituss Burgess), Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) and Lillian (Carol Kane). Keep an eye out for the show-stopping double episode inspired by the film Sliding Doors, which explores what life might have been like for the whole group if Kimmy had never been held against her will in the bunker.
Marvel's The Punisher: Season 2 (Coming Soon)
Little is known about the second (and likely final) season of Marvel's Punisher – not even an actual release date has been revealed! One thing we do know though, is that Netflix is planning to release the season this month, so stay tuned for a confirmed date.
Movies highlights for January 2019
In this remake of the '80s classic of the same name, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), and subway worker Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones) attempt to stop a ghostly invasion from occurring in New York City.
Game Night (1/1/2019)
One of the most entertaining comedies of 2018, Game Night sees a group of friends who meet regularly for game nights unwittingly dragged into a violent, real-life mystery when the host's brother abducted by gangsters. Now, they must follow the clues to save him.
A fascinating documentary that explores the short life of Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before dying in a tragic accident at age 34.
…and the rest for January 2019
COMEDIANS of the world (1/1/2019)
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (1/1/2019)
Ten Percent (aka Call My Agent!): Season 3 (4/1/2019)
When Heroes Fly (10/1/2019)
Sex Education (11/1/2019)
Friends from College: Season 2 (11/1/2019)
Grace and Frankie: Season 5 (18/1/2019)
Black Earth Rising (25/1/2019)
Club de Cuervos: Season 4 (25/1/2019)
NETFLIX WEEKLY SERIES
Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 (1/18/2019)
The Last Laugh (11/1/2019)
Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry (15/1/2019)
Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: One Show Fits All (29/1/2019)
ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium (11/1/2019)
FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (18/1/2019)
Trigger Warning with Killer Mike (18/1/2019)
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (24/1/2019)
NETFLIX KIDS & FAMILY
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3 (1/1/2019)
Pinky Malinky (1/1/2019)
Carmen Sandiego (18/1/2019)
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 5 (18/1/2019)
NETFLIX ORIGINAL ANIME
GODZILLA The Planet Eater (9/1/2019)
Conor McGregor: Notorious (1/1/2019)
The Book of Henry (1/1/2019)
Drake: Rewriting the Rules (15/1/2019)
Pitch Perfect (18/1/2019)
The Boss Baby (27/1/2019)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1/1/2019)
Deep Impact (1/1/2019)
Dark Shadows (1/1/2019)
Made of Honor (1/1/2019)
Imagine That (1/1/2019)
The Stepford Wives (1/1/2019)
Cast Away (1/1/2019)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1/1/2019)
The Investigator: A British Crime Story: Season 2 (1/1/2019)
A Cure for Wellness (13/1/2019)
Colony: Season 1&2 (14/1/2019)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (18/1/2019)
When Calls the Heart: Season 5 (18/1/2019)
The Lincoln Lawyer (26/1/2019)
Conan the Barbarian (26/1/2019)
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (26/1/2019)
The New Legends of Monkey: Season 1 (28/1/2019)
Fist Fight (30/1/2019)
What's coming next month and beyond?
Netflix has has big plans for 2018, with a number of high-profile shows and movies confirmed for release on the service. Here's our list of the best upcoming TV shows and movies on Netflix.
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