The Amazon Prime Video hot list: From American Gods season 3 to This Is Us season 5 – what to watch in January 2021

What’s on Prime Video in January? Star Trek: Lower Decks and Amazon Original movie The Rental are just some of the TV and movie highlights on Prime Video this month.

By Becky Gamester-Newton Updated: 31 December 2020 - 5.29pm
Amazon Prime Video / BT.com Prime January 2020 image

Already binge-watched The Wilds and laughed your way through The Grand Tour presents A Massive Hunt? You'll be pleased to know there's loads of new content coming to Amazon Prime Video in January.

So what’s new on Prime Video UK this month? From American Gods season 3 to more new episodes of This Is Us, we list the best new films and TV shows coming soon.

Read our must-watch TV guide for the month ahead on Prime Video – plus, don’t miss what’s coming up on Netflix, NOW TV and Sky Cinema this month.

This Is Us season 5

Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson, Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson,  Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson in This Is Us 2019 NBCUniversal Media, LLC

After a mid-season break, This Is Us continues with episode five and beyond. Follow the Pearson family in the past and present – and specifically how a teenage Kate deals with some big news.

This Is Us season 5 continues on Prime Video from Thursday, January 7, with new episodes weekly.

American Gods season 3

The mythical Amazon Original series is back! Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane return as ex-con Shadow Moon and the mysterious Mr Wednesday.

In this new season, Shadow angrily pushes his apparent destiny away and moves to the idyllic town of Lakeside, Wisconsin – but he soon discovers you can’t simply reject being a god.

American Gods season 3 will launch exclusively on Prime Video on Monday January 11, with new episodes weekly.

Get Prime Video on BT TV

Don't miss Truth Seekers, The Grand Tour, The Boys and Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.

Star Trek: Lower Decks

This animated comedy focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the USS Cerritos, in 2380.

Developed by Emmy Award-winner Mike McMahan and featuring the voices of Jack Quaid and Tawny Newsome, there will also be cameos from Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis and John de Lancie.

All 10 episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks will be available to watch from Friday, January 22 on Prime Video.

The Rental (film)

Alison Brie is one of the stars in this unnerving debut thriller from Dave Franco.

Two couples on a seaside break grow suspicious that they may be being spied on in their accommodation. As things become more sinister, secrets are exposed and the four friends come to see each other in a whole new light.

The Rental premieres on Friday, January 22 on Prime Video.

Get Prime Video on BT TV

Don't miss Truth Seekers, The Grand Tour, The Boys and Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.