New TV series and movies to watch in January 2020: Messiah, Dracula, Bombshell, Next In Fashion, and Little America
Cast: Mehdi Dehbi, Tomer Sisley, and Michelle Monaghan
Premise: The series follows the modern world's reaction to a man, who appears in the Middle East and alleges to be the incarnate of 'Isa (Jesus). His magical appearance, disappearances, and miracles spark a controversial cult-like following, which prompts a CIA officer to dig a little deeper into his true identity.
First impression: There are possibilities that he is, in fact, the Anti-Christ, which makes it even more thrilling.
What the Internet is saying: There are more 'dislikes' than 'likes' for the series' trailer on YouTube.
Release date: It starts streaming on Netflix on 1 January 2020.
Cast: Danish actor Claes Bang plays Dracula.
Premise: Inspired by Bram Stoker's classic novel, the series tells the story of Dracula: his origins in Eastern Europe to terrifying new stories that detail his horrific crimes and his unlikely weakness.
Trivia: Dracula was first revealed in Bram Stoker's 1897 gothic novel and has seen multiple cinematic adaptations with the last being Dracula Untold (2014).
First impression: You can't go wrong with the creators of Sherlock and Doctor Who. This one looks promising with its creepy soundtrack, dark medieval setting, and gory scenes. Let's just hope that it won't be cancelled after just one season like the 2013 version.
What the Internet is saying: "An actual dark Dracula? I'm in."
Release date: It will begin streaming on Netflix on 1 January 2020.
Next in Fashion
Cast: Tan France and Alexa Chung
Premise: In a similar spirit as Project Runway, Next in Fashion is a competitive showcase that's co-hosted by Queer Eye's Tan France and fashion icon Alexa Chung.
Trivia: Did you know that Tan France is the first openly gay South Asian man on television?
First impression: Netflix's take on Project Runway, count us in!
What the Internet is saying: "The reason why I pay my Netflix subscription is only one: Tan France."
Release date: It streams on Netflix on 29 January 2020.
Cast: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie
Premise: Based on the Fox News sexual harassment scandal, the film follows the lives of a few women who attempt to find justice against CEO Roger Ailes.
Trivia: Margot Robbie's character, Kayla Pospisil, is not based on a real-life person.
First impression: Charlize Theron is completely unrecognizable as Megyn Kelly! Besides the three leading women, the film is also supported by some pretty outstanding names: John Lithgow, Allison Janney, and Kate McKinnon to name a few.
What the Internet is saying: "Charlize's side-eye alone can win her an Oscar."
Release date: It hits theatres on 30 January 2020.
Little America, Apple TV+
Cast: Unknown at the moment, but we did spot Zachary Quinto in one of the episodes.
Premise: Based on Epic magazine's immigrant stories of the same name, Little America explores the complicated lives of immigrants in America, featuring comedic, romantic, inspirational, and unpredictable tales.
Trivia: Apple has renewed Little America for a second season even before the first season's debut.
First impression: At the heart of this anthology series, there's a undercurrent of familial love, hope, and strive for a better future. We couldn't have asked for a more optimistic start to 2020!
Release date: It premieres on AppleTV+ on 17 January 2020.
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