The third week of 2023 arrives loaded with series premieres. It seems that the platforms have waited a few days after the Christmas holidays to bring out the heavy artillery. Over the next few days, around twenty premieres will be released on different digital platforms. Highly anticipated titles such as ‘Interview with the Vampire, by Anne Rice’ on AMC+ and ‘The Last of Us’ on HBO Max and three Spanish productions stand out: the third season of ‘Sky Rojo’ on Netflix, ‘Cristo y Rey’ on Atresplayer Premium and ‘La Promesa’ on RTVE Play. A whole range of proposals to stay on the screen.
AMC+, January 12
‘Interview with the Vampire, by Anne Rice’
Anne Rice’s gothic universe returns with the series premiere of ‘Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire’ on AMC+. Almost three decades after the Neil Jordan film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, a new adaptation of the novel hits the screens in the form of the series. Mark Johnson, the producer of the new fiction that has already received very good reviews, assures that they have tried to be more faithful to the book compared to the film version.
Johnson’s project tells the story of Louis de Pointe du Lac (Anderson), a man who will meet the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt (Reid), for whom he will feel an enormous fascination to the point of allowing himself to be turned into a vampire. But Louis’ new intoxicating powers come with a violent price, and the arrival of Claudia, Lestat’s child vampire, sets them off on a decades-long journey of revenge and atonement.
Syfy, January 12
Reginald the Vampire
Vampires are also the protagonists of ‘Reginald the Vampire’, although here in humor. In this story that premieres on Syfy, Reginald Andres (Jacob Batalon) is an unlikely hero who will have to overcome all kinds of obstacles: an impossible love, a bully boss at work and the vampire boss who wants him dead. Reginald soon discovers that he has some unrecognized powers of his own.
As with ‘Interview with the Vampire’, ‘Reginald the Vampire’ is also inspired by literature, in this case by Johnny B. Truant’s ‘Fat Vampire’ novels.
Netflix, January 12
‘Makanai: the cook of the maiko’
Among the premieres that Netflix offers this week is ‘Makanai: the cook of the maiko’, a story of friendship, tradition, art and cooking. The successful director Kore-Eda, winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes festival, turns to series with the adaptation of the manga that transports him to the famous geisha district in Kyoto, where the young Kiyo becomes Makanai. , that is, the one in charge of cooking, in the same house where the geisha apprentices live, the Maiko.
HBO Max, January 12
Adult animation appears among the news this week with the series ‘Velma’, which opens on January 12. The new Scooby-Doo series uncovers the enigmatic origins of Mysteries Inc. from the point of view of beloved bespectacled detective Velma.
The spin-off is the first in the franchise directed exclusively for HBO Max. Executive producer Mindy Kaling voices the lead in the original version.
RTVE Play, January 12
A love story and revenge are the ingredients of ‘La Promesa’, RTVE’s new fiction bet, which premiered this Thursday, January 12 in prime time and is available on RTVE Play.
Ana Garcés, Arturo Sancho, Eva Martín, Joaquín Climent, María Castro, Antonio Velázquez, Andrea del Río, Manuel Regueiro, Carmen Flores, Alicia Bercán and Paula Losada are the main names in a highly choral cast led by strong women.
Sundance TV, January 12
‘The longest night’
The French remake of the global hit ‘The Night Of’ lands on SundanceTV. Throughout six episodes, the story of Sami is told, a young student accused of murdering a young woman he met at a party. Jeff, a retiring cop, takes charge of the investigation, while Isabelle, a misdemeanor lawyer, handles the boy’s defense. Police and lawyer, who are old close enemies, must clarify the boy’s guilt or innocence.
Netflix, January 12
‘Vikings: Valhalla’ (season 2)
‘Vikings’ and its successor, ‘Vikings: Valhalla’, are one of the last great successes in terms of series in recent years.
Set over a thousand years ago, in the early 11th century, ‘Vikings: Valhalla’ chronicles the heroic adventures of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived: legendary explorer Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), his fiery and headstrong sister Freydis Eriksdotter. (Frida Gustavsson) and the ambitious Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter).
From this week the second season is available on Netflix, consisting of eight new episodes.
Netflix, January 13
‘Justice under fire’
Based on true events, this Indian series grieves devastated parents after losing their children in a deadly fire at the Uphaar cinema. As they overcome the loss they fight for justice to be done.
Inspired by the bestseller ‘Trial by Fire: The Tragic Tale of the Uphaar Fire Tragedy’, written by Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy, it focuses on the terrible event that occurred in 1997 in South Delhi that left 59 victims and 100 injured bystanders.
13th Street, January 13
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Season 24)
One of the longest-running fictions on American television returns with a new season. The Special Victims Unit is the police department that deals with the most complex and sensitive crimes, such as crimes of a sexual nature and child abuse. As the protagonist, Mariska Hargitey repeats, although it seems that detective Rollins will soon be replaced by agent Grace Muncy, who is played by Molly Burnett.
Amazon Prime Video, January 13
‘Hunters’ (season 2 and last)
Al Pacino returns to lead ‘Hunters’ in his second and final season. In the first few episodes, the eclectic team of Hunters embark on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.
Three years after the premiere, the fiction will return with new episodes in its final season. Jonah (Logan Lerman) will be the new leader of the resistance, joined by Sister Harriet, Roxy Jones and Lonny Flash. In addition, they must seek to put an end to Adolf Hitler, who in this reality escaped with Eva Braun to Argentina.
Disney+, January 13
‘Atlanta’ (season 4 and last)
Another series that premieres last season is ‘Atlanta’, which says goodbye to Disney +. After touring Europe, rapper Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry), his cousin Earn (Donald Glover), his buddy Darius (Lakeith Stanfield) and the girl in the band, Van (Zazie Beetz), return home. But back in Georgia, they don’t know if Atlanta has changed or if they are no longer the same.
Apple TV+, January 13
‘Servant’ (season 4 and last)
M. Night Shyamalan’s chilling thriller ‘Servant’ returns to Apple TV+ with its fourth and final season. Following the intriguing finale of the third season, the new episodes will bring the Turners’ story to an epic and emotional conclusion in equal measure.
Leanne’s war with the Church of Lesser Saints escalates, putting Spruce Street and the city of Philadelphia in jeopardy. Meanwhile, a shattered Turner family must not only face the growing threat of Leanne, but the fact that Dorothy is awakening. As the Turner house continues to fall apart, we’ll finally have answers: Who is Leanne Grayson? And who is the child that she dwells in her home?
Movistar Plus+, January 13
‘Your Honor’ (season 2)
Movistar+ premieres this January 13th season 2 of ‘Your Honor’, a series created by Peter Moffat. Bryan Cranston stars in this thriller-tinged courtroom drama as Michael Desiato, a respected New Orleans judge whose life is turned upside down when his teenage son accidentally kills crime boss Jimmy Baxter’s (Michael Stuhlbarg) son and goes on the run. .
Netflix, January 13
‘Red Sky’ (season 3)
On Friday comes another of the highlights of the week, the third season of ‘Sky Rojo’, the series created by Esther Martínez Lobato and Álex Pina (‘La casa de papel’).
After escaping with four million euros from their pimp, Coral (Verónica Sánchez), Wendy (Lali Espósito) and Gina (Yany Prado) begin to get excited about the possibility of a new life, in a remote fishing village. Far from Romeo (Asier Etxeandia) and Moisés’ (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) need for revenge. But they will soon discover that their past is knocking on the door again. Tiago Correa and Catalina Sopelana join and Rauw Alejandro makes a special collaboration.
Atresplayer Premium, January 15
‘Christ and King’
The prolific Daniel Écija (‘Periodistas’ and ‘Los Serrano’) recreates, four decades later, the turbulent relationship of the tamer Ángel Cristo (played by Jaime Lorente) with the actress and muse of the uncover Bárbara Rey (played by Belén Cuesta ). The series delves into his fleeting courtship, his mediatic wedding, his million-dollar business in the circus and the birth of his children. But also on the darker side: the escalation of drug addiction, gambling, infidelity and mistreatment and, in the background, the shadow of Barbara’s relationship with a powerful statesman.
The series is thus a portrait of the pink chronicle of the 80s.
and next week
HBO Max, January 16
‘The Last of Us’
Fans of the famous video game developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation 3 had been waiting months for the premiere of its adaptation to the world of series.
Its plot takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a born survivor, is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts out as a small job soon turns into a brutal and harrowing journey as both must traverse the US and depend on each other for survival.
Filmin, January 17
‘Manayek’ (season 2)
Filmin premieres on Tuesday, January 17, a new batch of 10 episodes of the Israeli police series. After discovering Roslan’s lifeless body, Tal investigates the murder despite the fact that everyone around him seems to want to prevent him from advancing the case.
Movistar Series, January 17
‘Young Sheldon’ (season 6)
Next week the sixth season of ‘Young Sheldon’ also sees the light of day on Movistar+. In the new episodes George is still looking for a job after resigning as the team’s coach and Mary has a hard time finding a new place to feel useful now that she is no longer welcome in the church. Meanwhile, Georgie does his best to be the parent Mandy needs, Missy tries to find her place as a teenager, and Sheldon tries out a new style in college.
‘Ghosts’ (season 2)
Samantha (Rose McIver) and Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar) are two urbanites who turn their lives upside down when they move to the countryside with the aim of turning an old mansion they have inherited into a charming hotel. On Monday the 16th the second season premieres on TNT.
‘Chicago PD’ (season 10)
This drama that follows the cases of a Chicago police department premieres new chapters on Wednesday, January 18 at Calle 13.