Cobra Kai will officially become a Netflix original series this coming January.
Netflix announced in a teaser video last October that season 3 of the martial arts series will arrive on the streamer on January 8th, 2021. This date, however, doesn’t seem to hold true anymore, as the recently dropped official trailer for the season and a new press release from the streaming service simply state that the show will premiere sometime in January.
While this means that the premiere of Cobra Kai season 3 will probably be delayed for a number of days, some fans are convinced that Netflix will actually release it on the very first day of 2021, as the New Year’s Song, Auld Lang Syne, can be heard in the trailer.
Aside from Cobra Kai, other new Netflix original series premiering next month include the Nicolas Cage-hosted comedy series History of Swear Words (January 5th); French crime drama Lupin (January 8th), true crime documentary Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer (January 13th); and the young adult live-action adaptation of the Winx Club titled Fate: The Winx Saga (January 22nd).
A number of fan-favorite original series are also returning to Netflix in January. Dream Home Makeover season 2 drops on January 1st, followed by Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons season 5 on January 8th. Carmen Sandiego season 4 and Disenchantment part 3, meanwhile, will be both available to stream starting January 15th. Season 2 of the dark comedy series Bonding will also hit the streamer next month, but it doesn’t have an exact release date yet.
On the original movie front, Netflix will release the drama film Pieces of a Woman on January 7th. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, the movie stars Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf as a Boston couple on the verge of parenthood whose lives change irrevocably during a home birth at the hands of a flustered midwife. The heartbreaking incident forced Kirby’s character to navigate her grief while working through fractious relationships with her husband and her domineering mother, along with the publicly vilified midwife whom she must face in court.
After his one-season stint on the sci-fi series Altered Carbon, Anthony Mackie returns to Netflix in the action-adventure film Outside the Wire. Debuting on January 15th, the future-set movie follows a drone pilot (Damson Idris) sent into a deadly militarized zone where he finds himself teaming up with an android officer (Mackie) on a mission to stop a nuclear attack.
Also premiering on Netflix next month are the film adaptations of the novels The White Tiger (January 22nd), Penguin Bloom (January 27th), and The Dig (January 29th).
Completing Netflix’s January 2021 slate is a slew of critically acclaimed third-party movies, including Bonnie and Clyde, Catch Me If You Can, Cool Hand Luke, The Departed, Goodfellas, Into the Wild, Julie & Julia, and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. All these movies will be available to stream on the platform starting January 1st.