US release date: January 14, Max
Death and Other Details
Mandy Patinkin goes full Hercule Poirot (minus the pristine mustache) as Rufus Cotesworth, the world’s greatest detective. He’s trapped on a luxury ocean liner with some of the world’s richest and most powerful people, one of whom may be a murderer. It’s up to Cotesworth and his sidekick to figure it all out.
US release date: January 16, Hulu
Nicole Kidman’s first big move to the small screen, in Big Little Lies, was an impressive feat for the Oscar winner. Her more recent television output, including the second season of Big Little Lies, The Undoing, Nine Perfect Strangers, Roar, and the utterly baffling Faraway Downs, has been more miss than hit. Could this Prime series, based on Janice Y. K. Lee’s bestselling novel, turn it around? Kidman stars as Margaret, part of a close-knit group of expatriates living and loving in Hong Kong.
US release date: January 26, Prime Video
Masters of the Air
More than a dozen years after The Pacific, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman are returning to World War II with Masters of the Air, the third miniseries in their war trilogy (which began with Band of Brothers in 2001). This time, they’re following the 100th Bomb Group, a group that flew more than 300 combat missions during the war and lost more than half that number of aircraft, earning them the nickname the “Bloody Hundredth.” The miniseries has been a long time coming, with development first announced by HBO back in 2012. One network switch (it’s now an Apple TV+ production) and several Covid-19 delays later, the massive 10-part production is finally almost here with an equally massive roster of big names, including Austin Butler, Barry Keoghan, Raff Law, and new Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa.