The Netflix UK Hot List: What to watch on Netflix in January - From brand new After Life to the return of Ozark

Start 2022 off right, with the best TV shows and films on Netflix this January – from season 4 of Ozark to the third series of After Life starring Ricky Gervais.

By James Descombes Updated: 30 December 2021 - 12.01am
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Netflix is home to thousands of TV shows and movies, including award-winning dramas, binge-worthy documentaries and original movies.

And the new year brings lot of new TV shows and films to discover, including brand new After Life and the return of Jason Bateman thriller Ozark.  

We list the best new Netflix releases in our January Netflix TV guide, below.

Plus, don’t miss what’s on Amazon Prime Video, NOW and Sky Cinema this month.

After Life Series 3

After Life series 3 Netflix

Ricky Gervais returns as Tony for the third and final series of the Netflix hit series, After Life.

We’ll see how Tony continues to cope after the death of his wife Lisa (Kerry Godliman) and also his father, Ray (David Bradley), who *spoiler alert* died in the nursing home during season 2.

Expect to see more from series’ favourites too, including Tony’s work pals Lenny (Tony Way), Kath (Diane Morgan) and Sandy (Mandeep Dhillon), bench buddy Anne (Penelope Wilton), sex-worker Roxy (Roisin Conaty), brother in-law Matt (Tom Basden), and, of course, Brandy the Dog (Anti).

After Life Series 3 is released on Netflix on January 14. Find out more about After Life Series 3 >

Catch up on seasons 1 and 2 now.

Archive 81 

Archive 81. Dina Shihabi as Melody Pendras Netflix

Archive 81 is a supernatural thriller series, loosely based on the popular podcast of the same name.

It follows the story of Dan Turner (Mamoudou Athie) as he takes a job restoring a collection of damaged video tapes from 1994. He reconstructs the work of documentary filmmaker Melody Pendras (Dina Shihabi) and is drawn into her investigation of a dangerous cult at the Visser apartment building. The pair form a mysterious connection and Dan believes he can save Melody from the terrifying fate she met 25 years ago.

Archive 81 premieres on Netflix on January 14.

Too Hot To Handle Series 3 

Get ready for a steamy start to 2022, as the sexy new Too Hot To Handle contestants convene for their hottest holiday ever. But will the boys and girls be able to control themselves and keep their animal instincts in check? The biggest prize-fund in the show’s history is at stake, so they’ll need to keep their kissing and canoodling to a bare minimum.

Too Hot To Handle Season 3 airs on Netflix on January 19.

Netflix is now included in our Entertainment TV packs

You can now enjoy hit shows such as Stay Close, Squid Game, Sex Education, The Crown and more when you take a flexible BT TV package.

Ozark Season 4 Part 1

After a two-year wait, the first part of the final season of Ozark is here. As we head into the series, the line between friends and foes is blurred. The Byrdes will need to tread carefully as they negotiate potential threats from all angles including from the cartels, Ruth, Darlene and Wyatt. 

Ozark Season 4 Part 1 premieres on Netflix on January 21.

Discover everything you need to know about Ozark Season 4 Part 1 >

Munich – The Edge of War 

George MacKay (1917), Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons (Die Hard: With a Vengeance) and Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) star in this new Netflix film based on the bestselling book by Robert Harris.

As Hitler prepares to invade Czechoslovakia in the Autumn of 1938, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain (Irons) and his government try to find a peaceful solution. But as the pressure mounts, British civil servant Hugh Legat (MacKay) and German diplomat Paul von Hartmann (Jannis Niewöhner) travel to Munich for an emergency conference where they find themselves tangled in a web of political subterfuge. 

Munich - The Edge of War is available to watch on Netflix from January 22.

Neymar: The Perfect Chaos 

This three-episode docuseries lifts the lid on the world’s most expensive football player, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior.

Follow his rise from hot prospect at Santos to world superstar alongside the likes of Messi and Luis Suárez at Barcelona to his current club, PSG, which he joined for nearly £200m in 2017.

Plus, witness his rollercoaster ride with the Brazilian national team and what goes on in the inner sanctum of the Neymar marketing machine, which his father has a cast-iron grip on. The series features interviews with David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and more. 

Neymar: The Perfect Chaos comes to Netflix on January 25.

Home Team

Home Team is an intriguing new film for sports fans, based on the true story of New Orleans Saints’ Head Coach, Sean Payton. In 2012, Payton was suspended by the NFL for an entire year for his role in ‘Bountygate’, where members of his squad were paid bounties for injuring players on opposing teams.

With time on his hands, Payton (played by The King of Queens actor Kevin James) goes back to his hometown in Texas to coach his son’s sixth-grade American football team.

The film’s written and produced by Adam Sandler, so expect the comedy to come thick and fast. And Sandler’s wife Jackie Sandler features alongside funny man Rob Schneider and Twilight star Taylor Lautner. 

Home Team comes to Netflix on January 28.

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window

Kristen Bell (Frozen) stars in this satirical psychological thriller with a very long name.

Suffering from heartbreak, Anna (Bell), sits inside her apartment guzzling wine as she gazes out the window watching life pass by. Things perk up when a handsome new neighbour and widower, Neil (Tom Riley), and his adorable daughter (Samsara Yett) move in across the street. But when Anna witnesses what she believes to be a gruesome murder, she (and the audience) is taken on an emotional and funny thrill ride. 

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window premieres on Netflix on January 28.

Netflix is now included in our Entertainment TV packs

You can now enjoy hit shows such as Stay Close, Squid Game, Sex Education, The Crown and more when you take a flexible BT TV package.