The releases of January in Star+ include the premiere of new exclusive series such as “Kaçis: terrorist escape”, “Welcome to Wrexham”, “I am extraordinary” and “Women of the Movement”; new exclusive movies like “The Menu,” “You Decide” and “Darby and the Spirits,” new exclusive animated series like “Koala Man” and “Isle of Shadows,” as well as new episodes of “Welcome to Chippendale.”
Following, the premieres in January 2023 of Star+:
“KAÇIS: TERRORIST ESCAPE” S1 (January 4)
Consisting of eight 60-minute episodes, “Kaçis: Terrorist Escape,” the streaming service’s first original series produced in Turkey, follows the story of a war photographer named Mehmet (Engin Akyürek), who goes into a prison with other journalists. the Ezidi people, a pre-Islamic minority of Kurdish origin, who are being persecuted and massacred by jihadists in Iraq.
Although his plan is to visit several countries to investigate what is happening with the territories in conflict, at his first stop, the reporters are captured by a terrorist organization. Knowing that they crossed the border unofficially, the radicals will put them in trouble. Under a constant threat of death, journalists will do everything possible to survive and, in this way, be able to recount the horrors, abuses and deprivations that those most harmed by the warfare in the area are going through.
“WELCOME TO WREXHAM” S1 (January 18)
Rob McElhenney (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) and ryan reynolds (Deadpool) go through the challenges of managing the third oldest soccer club in the world. “welcome to wrexham” is a docuseries that reveals the dreams and problems of Wrexham, a working-class town in North Wales (Great Britain), when two Hollywood stars take possession of the town’s historic football club.
In 2020, Rob and Ryan teamed up to buy the club from the fifth division Red Dragons, hoping to take the club forward and show the world a story of overcoming against all odds. The problem? Rob and Ryan have no experience in soccer or working together. From Hollywood to Wales, from the pitch to the locker room, from the office to the pub, “welcome to wrexham” shows the crash course in football club ownership that Rob and Ryan must take, and the inextricably connected destinies of a team and a town that counts on two players to bring hope and change to a community that needs them.
“I AM EXTRAORDINARY” T1 (January 25)
“I am extraordinary“, written by Emma Moran and directed by toby mcdonald (“Ragdoll”), jennifer sheridan (“Rules of the Game”) and Nadira Amrani (“On the Edge”) is an original British comedy set in a world where everyone over the age of 18 develops a superpower…everyone except Jen, who at 25 is still waiting for hers. Her insecurities are not helped by the fact that she is trapped in a dead-end job and that Luke, a young man with the ability to fly with whom she occasionally dates, has no intention of committing himself. Luckily, Jen has her best friend, Carrie, whose endless positivity keeps Jen from falling into a pit of self-pity. Adrift in a vast and confusing world, and armed with only a little hope and a lot of despair, Jen begins a journey to find her potential superpower.
“I am extraordinary” is starring Mairead Tyers (Jen), Sofia Oxenham (Carrie), bilal hasna (Kash) and Luke Rollason. They complete the cast siobhan mcsweeney (Mary, Jen’s mom), Robbie Gee (Ian, Jen’s stepfather), Safia Oakley-Green (Andy, Jen’s half sister) and Ned Porteous (Luke).
“WOMEN OF THE MOVEMENT” S1 (January 25)
Directed by Gina Prince Bythewood and written by Marissa Jo Close“women of the movement” tells the story of Mamie Till-Mobley (adrienne Warren), who dedicated his life to seeking justice for his son Emmett Till (cedric Joe) after his brutal murder in the southern United States, during the Jim Crow era. Reluctant to let Emmett’s murder fade from the headlines, Mamie chose to bear her grief in front of the world in order to emerge as an activist for justice and thus start the Civil Rights Movement in America as we know it today.
They complete the cast Tonya Pinkins, Ray Fisher, Glynn Turman, Chris Coy, Carter Jenkins Y julia mcdermott.
“THE MENU” (January 18)
A couple, Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Tyler (Nicholas Hoult), travels to an island off the coast of the Pacific Northwest to dine at an upscale restaurant, Hawthorn, where reclusive and world-renowned chef Julian Slowik (Ralph Fiennes), prepares a luxurious menu for a small group of special diners. As the evening progresses, the tension increases at all the tables, while secrets are revealed and unexpected dishes are served.
“The menu” is a thriller satirical produced by hyperobject Industries/Gary Sanchezdirected by Mark Mylod. With the performances of Ralph Fiennes, Anya TaylorJoy, Nicholas Hoult, Hong Chau, Janet McTeer, Reed Birney, Judith Light, Paul Adelstein, Aimee Carrero, Arturo Castro, Rob Yang, Mark St. Cyr Y John Leguizamothe script is from Seth Reiss Y Will Tracy. The producers of the film are Adam McKay, Betsy Koch Y Will Ferrellthe cinematographer is Peter DemingASC, with production design of ethan tobmann and edition of Christopher TellefsenACE. Colin Stetson is the composer of the soundtrack and the costume design is by Amy Westcott.
“YOU DECIDE” (January 25)
“You decideis a comedy starring Gaston Soffritti, Luciano Leyrado Y Barbara Lombardo which follows the story of Nico (soffritti), a young actor, who, tired of acting failure, decides to immerse himself in the world of streaming, influencers and social media celebrities at any cost and regardless of the consequences to achieve “success”. During this path, Nico will go through a series of absurd, dramatic, eccentric and comic events, the product of his immediate popularity on social networks, which will reveal the voracity and consequences that exist in the virtual world.
“DARBY AND THE SPIRITS” (January 27)
This supernatural comedy for teens follows Darby Harper (downs), who after suffering a near-death experience as a young man, gains the ability to see the dead. As a result, she becomes introverted and withdraws from her schoolmates, preferring to spend her time advising lonely spirits who have unfinished business on Earth. But everything changes when Capri (Cravalho), the “queen bee” of the most popular group in school, dies unexpectedly in a freak accident with the hair straightener, causing the cancellation of her “Sweet 17” party. However, Capri begs Darby from the other side to intervene and convince Capri’s friends to go ahead with the party as planned. To appease the diva of the dead’s wrath, Darby must come out of her self-exile and reinvent herself, allowing her to find a new joy in the land of the living.
“Darby and the spirits“is starring Riele Downs (“Henry Danger”), Auli’i cravalho (MOANA), chosen jacobs (“ITEM”), Asher Angel (“Shazam!”), Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld”), with Derek Luke (“13 Reasons Why”) and Tony Dance (“Who’s the Boss?”), and is directed by Silas Howard (“Dickinson”). The script is from becca Greene (“Good Vibes”), based on a story by wenonah Wilms (“Fem 101”), and the producers are Adam Saunders (“When We First Met”) and eddy rubin (“Blue Bayou”), with Michele Weisler (“The Kissing Booth”) and mac hendrickson as executive producerss.
“KOALA MAN” T1 (January 9th)
“Koala Man” follows Kevin, a middle-aged father and not-so-secret identity, whose only superpower is a burning passion to follow the rules and crack down on petty crime in the town of Dapto. Although it may seem like any other Australian suburb, the forces of evil, both cosmic and man-made, lie in wait to pounce on the unsuspecting Daptonians. On a quest to cleanse his hometown and often involving his frustrated family in his adventures, Koala Man is ready. He’ll do whatever it takes. to take down evil masterminds, supernatural horrors, or worse, idiots who don’t take out their trash on the right days.
“Koala Man” is a series created by Australian animator michael cusack (“YOLO: Crystal Fantasy,” “Smiling Friends”), who also voices the titular hero, and is executive produced by the co-creator of “Solar Opposites” and “Rick and Morty.” justin roiland and the writers of “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu” Dan Hernandez Y benji samit. michael cowap he also serves as an executive producer. “Koala Man” is a production of 20th Television Animation.
“THE ISLAND OF SHADOWS” T1 (January 11)
“Island of Shadows” is a suspenseful science fiction story set on a small island. After the death of his childhood friend, Ushio Kofune, Shinpei Ajiro returns to his native home after two years for the funeral. His best friend, Sou Hishigata, suspects that something is behind Ushio’s death and that someone else could soon suffer the same fate. The next day, the entire family from the house next door disappears, leaving an ominous omen alongside the event.
“WELCOME TO CHIPPENDALE” (A new episode of the first season every Tuesday / Season finale: January 3)
Based on true events, the miniseries tells the scandalous story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee (kumail nanjiani), an immigrant from India who unexpectedly became the founder of the world’s largest male stripper empire, letting nothing stand in his way in the process. The stellar cast of “welcome to chippendale” It is composed of kumail nanjiani (“An inseparable love”), Murray Bartlett (“The White Lotus”), juliette lewis (“Yellowjackets”), Annaleigh Ashford (“American Crime Story”), Quentin Plair (“The Good Lord Bird”), robin de jesus (“tick, tick…BOOM!”), Andrew Rannells (“Girls5eva”) and Spencer Boldmann (“Cruise”), with the special participation of Nicola Peltz Beckham (“Calendar Love”) and danny stevens (“Gaslit”).
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