The second week of 2023 reserves films and series awaited by the streaming public. From January 9 to 15, subscribers to services such as Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Netflix and Star+ will have guaranteed content until the marathon. In the catalog of titles for the week are the films Noise (Netflix, 11/01) and Eight Women and a Secret (Amazon Prime Video, 13/01), as well as premieres of series such as Velma and The Last of Us, both on HBO Max In the following list it is possible to view the card of the most relevant articles to be included in the catalog of the platforms. In each topic there is information on the date and platform, without neglecting the cast and plot of the productions.
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Koala Man (Star+): Koala Man is the alter ego of Kevin McKay (Michael Cusack), an awkward middle-aged man who wants to fight crime in his neighborhood. Season 1 features the voices of Hugh Jackman (Logan), Sarah Snook (Succession), Hugo Weaving (The Matrix), among others.
Kevin McKay (Michael Cusack) is a middle-aged man who acts awkwardly like a superhero in the neighborhood where he lives – Photo: Playback/IMDb
Noise (Netflix): The long Netflix exclusive tells the drama of a mother who is looking for her missing daughter. Along the way, she meets a support group made up of female victims of domestic violence. The production features actresses Julieta Egurrola (Machete Language), Teresa Ruiz (Narcos: Mexico) and Erick Israel Consuelo (Finland).
Aquaman (Amazon Prime videos): DC Studios’ success comes with streaming on Amazon. In the first film of the heroes of the seas, Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), Aquaman, faces the persecution of the villain Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and the political coup carried out by his half-brother Ocean Master (Patrick Wilson ). The film is directed by James Wan (The Conjuring).
Winter: Dolphin 2 (Amazon Prime Video): The adventure film continues the saga of the winter dolphin in its captive breeding. After losing his mother, Winter refuses to move to a new tank, as he can’t stand alone in the tank he lives in. The cast includes Morgan Freeman (Almighty), Ashley Judd (Double Jeopardy) and Nathan Gamble (Babel).
In Noise, Julieta Egurrola plays a mother who investigates the whereabouts of her daughter, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances — Photo: Playback/IMDb
Kung Fu Panda: Knight of the Dragon – Season 2 (Netflix): Panda warrior Po (Jack Black) returns to TV in another series spin out from the Kung Fu Panda franchise, but this time on Netflix. In the new series, Po enlists the help of English warrior Wandering Blade (Rita Ora) on a new adventure across China.
Vikings: Valhalla – Season 2 (Netflix): another series spin out The second season on Netflix is Vikings: Valhalla, set 100 years after the original series Vikings. The work narrates the historical clashes between Norwegians and Britons in the region of England. Sam Corlett (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (Game of Thrones) are among the main names in the cast.
Velma (HBO Max): the Scooby-Doo franchise will get its first adult series in Velma. In the animation, the focus is on the character Velma Dinkley, who in the new version is a young black and bisexual detective who investigates mysterious murders at her university. Mindy Kaling, Kelly Kapoor in The Office, voices the protagonist and is one of the animation producers.
Sky Rojo – Season 3 (Netflix): The Spanish action comedy series is releasing its final season next week. In the story, a group of three call girls run away from a pimp and his henchmen. In search of freedom, they cross the country to start their lives over. Verónica Sánchez (O Píer), Lali Espósito (wedding script) and Yany Prado (The Queen Is Me) are in the main cast.
The character Velma is the protagonist of the Scooby-Doo spin-off series that bears her name, where the plot is more aimed at an adult audience — Photo: Playback/IMDb
A Quiet Place: Part II (Netflix): The second chapter of the franchise directed by John Krasinski (The Office) continues with the saga of the survivors who make as little noise as possible so as not to attract the hunting aliens. Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada), stars in the film, along with Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) and Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy 3).
Eight Women and a Secret (Amazon Prime Video): The female version of the Ocean’s Eleven franchise has a strong cast, formed by Sandra Bullock (Lost City), Cate Blanchett (Tár), Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables), Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story), singer Rihanna (Guava Island) , Helena Bonham Carter (Fight Club) and Awkafina (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings). As in the original film, the eight characters are involved in a millionaire robbery.
Shazam! (Amazon Prime Videos): Another DC Studios movie coming to Amazon is Shazam!. The hero who rises when his name is called stars Zachary Levi (Chuck), Mark Strong (Kick-Ass), Jack Dylan Grazer (It) and Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy 3). It’s worth mentioning that the continuation of the long-running Shazam! Wrath of the Gods hits theaters this year on March 17th.
Mortal combat (Amazon Prime videos): the adaptation live of the bloody fighting game was one of the most anticipated in 2021 and now it will arrive on Prime Video. Without giving up the scenes of violence, the film features a cast of Lewis Tan (Deadpool 2), Jessica McNamee (Dangerous Obsession), Mehcad Brooks (Desperate Housewifes), Hiroyuki Sanada (The Last Samurai), among others.
Hunters: Season 2 (Amazon Prime Video): The period action series Hunters greets audiences in its second and final season. Starring Al Pacino (The Irishman), the story follows the investigation of a group of Nazi hunters looking for members of the Third Reich living in secret in the United States in the 1970s.
Al Pacino plays a Polish Jew investigating Nazi Germans on American soil – Photo: Handout/Amazon Prime Video
Annabelle 3: The Coming Home (Amazon Prime Video): And yet another “Invocaverse” film arrives in streaming. In Annabelle 3: Back Home, the cursed doll causes terror and fear in the family of supernatural investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga), protagonists of the Conjuring franchise.
The Last of Us (HBO Max): And to finish the list, adaptation live of The Last of Us, one of the most celebrated games among players and who now has his story adapted for TV. Faithful to the script of the original work, the show shows the struggle of the survivors amidst the viral apocalypse where infected people turn into horrible monsters. Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) are part of the main cast.
With information from Amazon Prime Video, Global gameHBO Max, Netflix, Star+
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