2021 is off to a strong start with plenty of action and adventure beginning with WandaVision (No. 1) on Disney+. Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (after the ends of Avengers: Endgame), Wanda Maximoff and Vision try to conceal their powers while living in an ideal suburban town. However, they begin to suspect things are not what they seem as the pair enters new decades and encounter different television tropes. The miniseries premieres on January 15th.
Next, animated series Winx Club (No. 2) gets the live-action treatment in Fate: The Winx Saga (No. 2). Season 1 of the Netflix fantasy drama follows a group of teens as they navigate rivalry, romance, and supernatural studies at a magical boarding school. Meanwhile, western crime-drama Walker (No. 3) comes to town on the 21st. Jared Padalecki stars in this Walker, Texas Ranger reboot as a widowed father attempting to reconnect with his children, while growing suspicious of his wife's death.
Coming in at No. 4 is anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation. Based on the Japanese light novel series by Rifujin na Magonote, the adventure follows a jobless and hopeless man who reincarnates in a fantasy world determined to live his new life without regrets. Catch the premiere on TV Tokyo, KBS Kyoto, or BS11 on January 10th. (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation will also be available to stream on Funimation.)
Finally, French mystery drama Lupin (No. 5) rounds out the month’s new series category. The show is a retelling of the adventures of Arsène Lupin, a world-famous thief and master of disguise, sets out to avenge his father for an injustice influenced by a wealthy family. Lupin debuts on January 8th.
January also brings several fan-favorites back to our screens! Season 5 of Riverdale (No. 1) kicks off our returning category with major drama. There’s much in store for Riverdale fans as secrets are revealed, while the gang experiences their final days of high school and a seven-year time jump! Find out what happens on the 20th.
Anime continues to be a powerful force in 2021 as two more series make January’s list. Season 2 of The Promised Neverland (No. 2) follows the fifteen children who escaped Grace Field House, where the outside world is beautiful, yet almost too cruel to face. Meanwhile, The Seven Deadly Sins (No. 5) returns for its fifth season, “The Judgement of Anger.” Meliodas, Elizabeth, Hawk, Dianne, Van, King, Gowther, Merlin, and Escanor are standing against the flames, a mighty enemy, while a visual depicting the members of the Seven Deadly Sins confront their destiny.
Additionally, adventure awaits in Part 3 of Disenchantment! Bean, Elfo, and Luci venture to a new world, Steamland, where Bean begins to grow into her powers and her own destiny. The Netflix series’ third installment arrives on January 15th.
Lastly, Cobra Kai Season 2 picks up where last season left off. "The soul of the Valley is at stake, and the fate of every student and sensei hangs in the balance." With everyone reeling from the aftermath of the high school brawl between dojos, Daniel and Johnny team up to break the tension between their students. The action dramedy’s original release, January 8th, was moved up to the 1st, making it available to binge now!
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