Disney+ Hotstar January 2023: Taaza Khabar, the menu, The Last of Us and more
Disney+ Hotstar has announced a slate of 29 movies and web series to be released on its streaming platform in January 2023. Well, to be precise, there’s only one movie in the mix, which is heading to the streaming, after a brief run in theaters – Le Menu . In it, Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult travel to a coastal island to dine at an exclusive restaurant, where celebrity chef Slowik (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a sumptuous menu, complete with some gruesome surprises. The menu releases January 4 on Disney+ Hotstar. Follow that with a healthy serving of the live-action adaptation of the acclaimed PlayStation video game, The Last of Us, which sees Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey venture into infected, post-apocalyptic America in search of answers. The first episode drops on January 16 on the platform – which would have been 85 minutes long – after which the remaining eight episodes follow a weekly release cycle.
Popular YouTuber Bhuvan Bam is headlining Disney+ Hotstar’s Indian catalog in January 2023, with a comedy drama series. Taaza Khabar follows a Mumbai-based sanitation worker whose life of poverty is turned upside down when he is given surreal powers. With new goals to accomplish and equally impactful karma, all episodes will be available to stream on January 6th. That should be enough for Indian releases this month, with even the lengthy Aashiqana Season 2 ending in December.
Watch Hotstar Specials’ Taaza Khabar Teaser
From the galaxy far, far away we have Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which returns for its second run, as our friendly soldiers navigate the empire after the fall of the Republic. The first two episodes drop January 4, followed by a weekly schedule. After that, experience Japan’s serene surfing culture in the episodic documentary, Chasing Waves, which captures the culture and tension leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Featuring real-life pro surfers including the Olympic silver medalist 2021 Kanoa Igarashi, all eight episodes will stream January 11 on Disney+ Hotstar.
If anime is your jam, get ready for Tokyo Revengers Season 2, which adapts the Christmas Showdown arc, picking up at the point where Takemichi Hanagaki and Chifuyu Matsuno were shot by Tetta Kisaki, the top Tokyo Manji official. Gang. Season 2 is also set to introduce some new characters, as we head into battle against the 10th Gen Black Dragon. Tokyo Revengers Season 2 episodes drop on a weekly schedule, starting January 8th. At Detective Conan’s The main arc is still far from over, so why not dive into a live-action drama adaptation of The Files Of Young Kindaichi? This new, reimagined series features 10 curated episodes, giving the original 1995 series a “contemporary perspective.”
Will Trent is another new addition to Disney+ Hotstar this month, highlighting the eponymous Special Agent (Ramón Rodríguez)’s abandonment issues as he navigates life to get cases resolved. The highest. The series debuts on January 4, with the remaining six episodes airing in the following weeks. Those looking for new American cartoons to watch — because The Simpsons did it all first — check out koala man, which seems to draw heavily from James Gunn’s Super, but not as grounded. In it, an Australian family man lives up to a not-so-secret identity as the Koala Man, stifling petty crime as a vigilante, despite being incredibly bad at it. Michael Cusack (Smiling Friends) voices Kevin/Koala Man, while Sarah Snook (Succession) breathes life into his weary wife Vicky. Koala Man will air on January 10 on the platform.
The 53 most anticipated films of 2023
Beyond that is Hulu’s Extraordinary, a world where everyone develops superpowers by the age of 18, except for our 25-year-old lead Jen (Máiréad Tyers). Her insecurities about being left behind are amplified by her dead-end job and casual relationships, who has no plans to commit anytime soon. Will the tiny bit of hope help Jen find her “maybe superpower”? Find out when all eight episodes of Extraordinary will be available to stream January 25 on Disney+ Hotstar. Meanwhile, thriller fanatics can tune in to The Watchful Eye on January 31, in which a young woman, hired as a live-in nanny for a wealthy family, observes the deadly secrets of its members.
Since there are no new specials from Disney or Marvel this month – besides at willow continuous run – there are only a few Korean and Japanese dramas left. Lovers turn into political enemies in Bloody Heart, a fictional drama set in the Joseon Dynasty, where Emperor Lee Tae and Queen Yoo Jeong are forced to abandon their affection for each other. New episodes are released every Wednesday and Thursday, starting January 18. There’s also a treat for K-pop fans in Super Junior: The Last Man Standing, a documentary series that captures the history of boy bands from their earliest days. All episodes will air on January 18.
In addition to the two aforementioned – Tokyo Revengers season 2 and The Files of Young Kindaichi – Japan has another Disney+ offering. In Lost Man Found, Saturo Matsudo (Taiga Nakano), an aspiring actor moves to Tokyo in hopes of fulfilling his dream, battling poverty and the difficulties of breaking into show business. All that changes one day when he comes across a plane ticket belonging to the CEO of a talent agency. New episodes air weekly, starting January 25.
Disney+ Hotstar January 2023 releases – the full list
With that, here’s the full list of movies and TV shows coming to Disney+ Hotstar in January 2023. We’ve marked Disney+ and Hulu Originals in bold.
The Simpsons: Season 34 Weekly
Family Guy: Season 21, Weekly
Bob’s Burgers: Season 13, Weekly
The Great North: Season 3, weekly
Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Season 2Episodes 1-2, weekly
Will Trent: Season 1weekly
The Resident: Season 6, weekly
Welcome to Chippendales: Season 1weekly
willow: Season 1weekly
National Treasure: On the Edge of History: Season 1weekly
Gannibal: Season 1, weekly
Big Bet: Season 1weekly
Big Sky: Season 3, weekly
Abbott Elementary: Season 2, Weekly
Taaza Khabar: Season 1
Young Kindaichi’s Files: Season 1
Alaska Daily: Season 1weekly
The L Word: Generation Q: Season 3 Weekly
Tokyo Revengers: Season 2weekly
koala man: Season 1weekly
Chasing Waves: Season 1
The Last of Us: Season 1, weekly
9-1-1: Lone Star: Season 4weekly
Super Junior: The Last Man Standing: Season 1
Bloody Heart: Season 1Wednesday to Thursday, weekly
Extraordinary: Season 1
Lost Man Found: Season 1, Weekly
The Watching Eye: Season 1Episode 1–2, weekly
India v Sri Lanka T20
Premier League 2022-2023
ISL Heroes 2022–23
2023 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup
Check out the latest from the Consumer Electronics Show on Gadgets 360, in our CES 2023 hub.