Disney+ UK January 2022: The new movies and TV shows to stream

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'Queens', 'Eternals' and 'Marvel's Hit Monkey' are heading to Disney+ in January 2022. (Disney/Marvel)
'Queens', 'Eternals' and 'Marvel's Hit Monkey' are heading to Disney+ in January 2022. (Disney/Marvel)

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With Marvel series Hawkeye finishing in December and the first episode of The Book of Boba Fett arriving as a nice present in between Christmas and New Year, Disney+ subscribers have been spoiled with big event series of late.

The January slate for the platform includes the streaming debut of last year's MCU hit Eternals, with Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao bringing a whole new ensemble of super-powered beings to audiences. Meanwhile, on the small screen, there's a decidedly weirder Marvel property — and Jeff Goldblum is back too.

Here's everything Disney is bringing to its streaming platform in January...

Original movies coming to Disney+ UK in January 2022

Eternals (12 January)

Chloe Zhao's debut in the MCU was a big swing for cinema's most enormous franchise, giving a filmmaker known for her low-key, character-driven pieces the keys to something gargantuan. But the film is a fascinating one, using its titular team of superheroes to explore the notion of what it means to be a hero and provide surprisingly murky shades around the actions of the Eternals — immortal beings with enormous power.

She's assisted by a brilliant cast, led by Gemma Chan and including the likes of Richard Madden, Brian Tyree Henry, Kumail Nanjiani, Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek.

Original TV shows coming to Disney+ UK in January 2022

Big Sky S2 (weekly from 5 January via Star)

Thriller series Big Sky — created by Big Little Lies helmer David E. Kelley — was a big part of the launch slate for the Star platform of Disney+ and, now, private detectives Cassie Dewell and Jenny Hoyt are back for a second instalment. This time around, they discover complex wrinkles and added mysteries surrounding a Montana car wreck.

The Real Queens of Hip Hop: The Women Who Changed the Game (14 January via Star)

An all-female line-up of interviewees takes centre stage in this wide-ranging documentary special, which explores the trailblazing women of hip-hop music all the way from the 1970s through to today.

Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Hawkeye (19 January)

Marvel's latest documentary will delve into the making of TV series 'Hawkeye'. (Marvel/Disney)
Marvel's latest documentary will delve into the making of TV series 'Hawkeye'. (Marvel/Disney)

Hawkeye was another visually spectacular and thrilling Marvel series and so, as has become traditional, Disney+ has provided a special look behind the scenes of the show. Expect plenty of archery action with Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld, as well as a look at how the brilliant fight scenes came together and the genesis of those big cameos.

Queens (weekly from 19 January via Star)

'Queens' follows a group of 90s hip-hop stars who decide to reunite. (ABC/Disney)
'Queens' follows a group of 90s hip-hop stars who decide to reunite. (ABC/Disney)

This musical drama series picks up the lives of four former hip-hop stars, more than 20 years after their heyday in the spotlight. The protagonists of Queens were once known as the Nasty Bitches and took the music world by storm in the 1990s. Now estranged from each other and moving into middle-age, they decide to work on a potential reunion.

The World According to Jeff Goldblum S2 E6-10 (19 January)

Jeff Goldblum's endless sense of wonder anchors another five episodes of his documentary series, in which he takes on a series of different topics. This time around, the themes include birthdays, motorbikes and "tiny things".

Insania S1 (26 January via Star)

This Brazilian series is led by Carol Castro as a police officer who ends up at a mysterious clinic after a tragedy in her family. In investigating why she has ended up at the clinic, she uncovers a frightening conspiracy.

Marvel’s Hit Monkey (26 January via Star)

'Marvel's Hit Monkey' is another show to explore a stranger corner of the comic company's back catalogue. (Marvel/Disney)
'Marvel's Hit Monkey' is another show to explore a stranger corner of the comic company's back catalogue. (Marvel/Disney)

Hit Monkey is just a normal, average TV series about a snow monkey teaming up with the ghost of an assassin in order to exact revenge throughout the underworld of Tokyo. Pretty standard fare, right? Fred Tatasciore plays the titular character, with Jason Sudeikis as the voice of his deceased assassin mentor. It arrived to strong reviews on Hulu last year and is now set to become available to UK viewers through Disney+.

The Resident S5 (weekly from 26 January via Star)

The bureaucracy and complications of the American healthcare industry sit at the heart of this medical drama set at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital, which is back for another season.

Movies coming to Disney+ UK in January 2022

7 January

The Big Short (2015, Star)

The Book Thief (2013, Star)

Hope Floats (1998, Star)

Marley and Me (2008, Star)

The Spectacular Now (2013, Star)

Adam McKay's financial drama 'The Big Short' stars Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell. (Paramount Pictures)
Adam McKay's financial drama 'The Big Short' stars Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell. (Paramount Pictures)

14 January

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017, Star)

Gifted (2017, Star)

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003, Star)

21 January

Fantastic Mr Fox (2009, Star)

Lucy in the Sky (2020, Star)

My Cousin Rachel (2017, Star)

28 January

Date Night (2010, Star)

Demolition (2015, Star)

Underwater (2020, Star)

Watch: Trailer for Kristen Stewart in Underwater

TV shows coming to Disney+ UK in January 2022

5 January

Bob’s Burgers (S11, Star)

Breakthrough (S1-2)

Dollhouse (S1-2, Star)

Higglytown Heroes (S1)

Lawless Oceans (S1)

Ready for Preschool Shorts (S2)

The Witch Doctor Will See You Now (S1)

Last year's season of 'Bob's Burgers' is heading to Disney+. (Fox/Disney)
Last year's season of 'Bob's Burgers' is heading to Disney+. (Fox/Disney)

7 January

Believeland (2016, Star)

The Birth of Big Air (2010, Star)

Born Wild: The Next Generation (2020)

Elway to Marino (2013, Star)

T-Rex Autopsy (2015)

Where Oceans Collide (2018)

12 January

Africa’s Hunters (S2)

Better Things (S1-4, Star)

The Chi (S1-4, Star)

Lena Waithe's Showtime series 'The Chi' is heading to Disney+. (Showtime)
Lena Waithe's Showtime series 'The Chi' is heading to Disney+. (Showtime)

14 January

Betty White Goes Wild! (2013)

Buried Secrets of Keros (2019)

Fernando Nation (2010, Star)

Four Days in October (2010, Star)

Free Spirits (2013, Star)

The Gospel According to Mac (2015, Star)

Inside Costa Concordia: Voices of Disaster (2012)

The Raising of the Costa Concordia (2014)

Superstorm New York: What Really Happened (2012)

World’s Weirdest Extreme Body Parts (2014)

19 January

Born in Africa (S1)

Calling all T.O.T.S. (S1)

How to Win at Everything (S1)

Incredibly Small World (S1)

Mixed-ish (S2, Star)

Talespin (S1)

The second season of 'Mixed-ish' is heading to Disney+. (Temma Hankin/ABC via Getty Images)
The second season of 'Mixed-ish' is heading to Disney+. (Temma Hankin/ABC via Getty Images)

21 January

Blood on the Wall (2020)

Catholics vs. Convicts (2016, Star)

Guru of Go (2010, Star)

Into the Wind (2010, Star)

King’s Ransom (2009, Star)

The Legend of Jimmy the Greek (2009, Star)

The New Air Force One: The Flying Fortress (2021)

26 January

Crimes Against Nature (S2)

High Fidelity (S1, Star)

The Owl House (S2 E1-10)

PJ Masks Music Videos (S1-3)

Random Rings (S1-2)

Savage Kingdom (S1-3)

World’s Deadliest Snakes (S1)

'World's Deadliest Snakes' is one of the National Geographic docs heading to Disney+ this month. (Disney/Nat Geo)
'World's Deadliest Snakes' is one of the National Geographic docs heading to Disney+ this month. (Disney/Nat Geo)

28 January

Hubble’s Cosmic Journey (2015)

Playing for the Mob (2014, Star)

Sec Storied: Herschel (2011, Star)

Shanghai Disney Resort Grand Opening Gala

Trojan War (2015, Star)

Virus Hunters (2020)

Youngstown Boys (2013, Star)

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