OTT Releases this Week (December 26 – January 1): The Teacher, Top Gun Maverick, Treason, and More Films and TV Shows Playing Now

This week's top films and shows going live on OTT platforms include The Teacher, Top Gun Maverick, Treason and More.

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The fourth week of December is upon us and brings some fresh content – new movies and shows on OTT platforms. From action to drama, romance, mystery, and more, there are several movies and shows across different genres that you can watch on OTT platforms.  If you’re wondering what to watch next, below is a list of some of the best content released this week on popular streaming platforms like Disney Plus Hotstar, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video.

The list includes shows and movies like the much-awaited Rise of Empires: Ottoman Season 2, Vir Das: Landing, Butterfly, and more. Besides these, there are new episodes to popular shows like 7 Women and a Murder. So whether you’re in the mood for action, drama, romance, or mystery, there’s something for you on this list.

Top OTT Releases this Week

Below is the list of all the movies and television series released on the different OTT platforms from 26 December 2022 to 1 January 2023

Movie/Show Platform Release Date IMDB Rating
The Teacher Netflix 26 December 2022 5.8
Top Gun Maverick  Amazon Prime Video 26 December 2022 8.4
Treason Netflix 26 December 2022 6.2
Live to Lead Netflix 31 December 2022 TBA
Rise of Empires: Ottoman season 2 Netflix 29 December 2022 7.9
Butterfly  Disney + Hotstar  29 December 2022 TBA
7 Women and a Murder Netflix 28 December 2022 5.5
Vir Das: Landing  Netflix 26 December 2022 7.2
Aar Ya Paar Disney + Hotstar  30 December 2022 TBA
Gold Amazon Prime Video 29 December 2022 5.2
Lady Voyeur Netflix 31 December 2022 TBA
Secrets of summer season 2 Netflix 30 December 2022 9.2
White Noise Netflix 30 December 2022 6.5
DSP Netflix 30 December 2022 3.3

The Teacher

The teacher is 2022 released drama series. This drama series’ central character Jenna who happens to be a teacher, suffers some serious false accusations of having a drunken sexual encounter with one of her students. Having no memory of the truth of events, Jenna sets out on the path of redemption while uncovering the truth about a dark event that happened in her past. The director of the show is Dominic Leclerc. The show is expected to be as thrilling as the plot looks. The drama, lies, and controversies lie ahead and are considered a perfect watch for all the drama lovers out there.

IMDb Rating: 5.8

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Sheridan Smith, Samuel Bottomley, Cecilia Noble, Kelvin Fletcher, Sharon Rooney, and David Fleeshman.

The Teacher Release Date: 26 December 2022

Top Gun Maverick

The action-adventure film Top Gun: Maverick is set to hit the screens with its amazing cast members and the exciting action-filled storyline. The 2022 action American film features Tom Cruise playing the role of Pete Mitchell “Maverick,” who is finally where he belongs after 30 years of serving as the Navy’s top aviator. Maverick will be seen facing the ghost of his past while training some graduates for a special assignment. The mission demands the ultimate sacrifice to be made. Will Maverick be able to do it? The director of the film is Joseph Kosinski. 

IMDB Rating: 8.4

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Cast: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer

Top Gun Maverick Release Date: 26 December 2022

Treason

Netflix’s newest drama series tells the tale of an MI6 deputy’s bright future taking a drastic turn when he had a reunion with a Russian spy which made him question his entire life and the ultimate choice that he needs to make during the time a looming conflict. A tough choice needs to be made, but what will it be? The audience can watch this exciting show.

 IMDb Rating: 6.2

 Where to watch: Netflix

 Cast: Charlie Cox, Oona Chaplin, Olga Kurylenko, and Tracy Ifeachor.

Treason Release Date: 26 December 2022

Live to Lead

This inspirational documentary will hit the screens on December 31st, 2022. The documentary features several world leaders, all committed to bringing much-needed change in the world through everything they can. These stories will be inspirational as well as moving. The show is executive produced by Prince Harry and Meghan. Fans keep high hopes for the show since it comes from the Royalties of the world. The director of the show is Geoff Blackwell.

 IMDb Rating: TBA

 Where to watch: Netflix

 Cast: Greta Thunberg, Jacinda Ardern, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Live to lead Release Date: 31 December 2022

Rise of Empires: Ottoman Season 2

The famous historical drama series is back with another thrilling season. Given the popularity and interest that this series’s 2020 released season one managed to gain. It is only fair to expect remarkable things from the upcoming sequel of the show. It is believed that the upcoming season two plot will focus on Sultan Mehmed II, who increased his powers and authority after the successful conquest of Constantinople. Still, he will not be the only powerful man. Vlad Dracula will also be seen gaining power. Season two will feature the ultimate battle between the two heroes. The show’s producers are Kelly McPherson, Emre Şahin, and Sarah Wetherbee, and the show’s director is Emre Şahin. It is believed that the upcoming season two will have a total of five to six episodes, with each episode having an average length of about forty-five minutes.

IMDb Rating: 7.9

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu, Tommaso Basili, Selim Bayraktar, Tuba Büyüküstün, Damla Sönmez, and Osman Sonant.    

Rise of Empires: Ottoman Season 2 Release Date: 29 December 2022

Butterfly

Butterfly is the upcoming 2022 released Kannada language film exploring the genre of comedy and drama. It is believed to be a remake of the 2013 released Hindi movie named “Queen.” Butterfly follows a similar storyline to Queen’s, where a young girl’s marriage gets cancelled. All her plans and hopes come shattering to the ground, but in the middle of her chaotic life, she decides to travel solo for her planned honeymoon. The movie will be filled with laughter and fun. Fans are readily looking forward to this comedy film. An exciting fact about this upcoming movie is that the great Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan will be seen making his debut as a playback singer in the first-ever Telugu film of his career. The movie is primarily made in Telugu, but it will also be available in other dubbed versions.

 IMDb Rating: TBA

Where to watch: Disney Hotstar Plus

Cast: Parul Yadav, Elli Avram, Varun Shashi Rao, Bhargavi Narayan, and Sudha Belawadi.

Butterfly Release Date: 29 December 2022

7 Women and a Murder

It is a 2022 released Italian film exploring the genres of mystery, crime, and comedy. The story features seven women trying to unravel a murder mystery. The story begins with a dead body being found in the palace; with their family patriarch found dead, these seven women try to solve the puzzle of the crime. Each woman with an ulterior motive gets trapped in the palace and puts in their best effort to find the killer and the motive behind the brutal murder. This murder mystery film is expected to be filled with intense mystery and thrill. Fans can expect nerve-wracking twists and turns, which will surely intrigue the viewer. It is expected to be a good watch for all mystery lovers.

IMDb Rating: 5.5

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Margherita Buy, Diana Del Bufalo, Sabrina Impacciatore, Benedetta Porcaroli, Micaela  Ramazzotti, Luisa Ranieri, Ornella Vanoni, Luca Pastorelli, Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld, and Marco Rossetti.

7 Women and a Murder Release Date: 28 December 2022

Vir Das: Landing

It is the upcoming special displaying the standup comedian Vir Das and his interesting political jokes. The special is assumed to be Vir’s fifth collaboration with Netflix. The special is expected to be 66 minutes long. Fans are keeping some high hopes for the upcoming special given that Vir Das has always managed to make the fans laugh with his hearty jokes, and it has not always been about jokes and fun, but he can also make one think and feel about reality. For all the people looking in the mood for some light-hearted jokes and some thought-evoking remarks, this is the show for them.

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Vir Das

Vir Das: Landing Release Date: 26 December 2022

Aar Ya Paar

This is 2022 released Disney Hotstar Plus original show. The show deals with a unique theme dealing with the usual human survival and the basic human needs, and the basic human aspect of greed. The show is expected to be exploring the genres of action and thriller. The show’s main protagonist is Aditya Rawal, the son of the famous Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal. The director of the show is Sidharth Sengupta. The released trailer of the show gives a short glimpse into the show’s main storyline; it features a tribal man fighting with the modern world to protect and survive his community. It is a flashy modern society full of corruption and crime, which forces this man to enter a world of crime, changing him into a deadly assassin. Fans can expect some high-level action from this series.

IMDb Rating: TBA

Where to watch: Disney + Hotstar

Cast: Aditya Rawal, Sumeet Vyas, Patralekhaa, Ashish Vidyarthi, and Shilpa Shukla.

Aar Ya Paar Release Date: 30 December 2022

Gold

Gold is a 2022 released Indian film exploring the genres of crime and comedy. This movie marks the directorial comeback of the famous Mollywood director Alphonse Puthren, and the producers are Supriya Menon and Listin Stephen. The movie has been in the news because of its constantly changing release date, but finally, the release has been set to be 29th December. The movie is expected to be filled with comedy and laughter, and it tells the story of a man named Prithviraj Josey and his witnessing a few goons trying to get rid of the Bolero parked in front of his house. The length of the film is 165 minutes. The movie is made in Malayalam but will also be available in other dubbed versions.

IMDb Rating: 5.2

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Videos

Cast: Prithviraj Sukumaran and Nayanthara

Gold Release Date: 29 December 2022

Lady Voyeur

Lady Voyeur is a 2022 released Portuguese series that happens to be an engaging thriller show. The series directors are Luciana Oliveira, Fabrizia Pinto, and Leticia Veiga. The show revolves around Miranda (played by Débora Nascimento), who is portrayed as an uncontrollable voyeur and an exceptionally talented and skilled hacker who finds herself caught up in a dangerous investigation after her neighbor’s departure who happens to be a sex worker. Things take a drastic turn when Miranda simultaneously meets the man of her dreams, which shatters her dreams of a loving fairytale. The show is going to feature some intense, nerve-wracking thrills and drama.

IMDb Rating: TBA

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Débora Nascimento, Emanuelle Araújo, Ângelo Rodrigues, and Nikolas Antunes.

Lady Voyeur Release Date: 31 December 2022

Secrets of Summer Season 2

After the success of the show’s previous season, the makers are back again with an exciting season two of the series named Secrets of Summer. In the upcoming sequel, the main characters will be seen trying to save an old hotel. Season two will have an additional member named Oliver (played by Pasquale Di Nuzzo). The show perfectly combines drama, mystery, romance, music, and action. This Spanish-language show is a lighthearted watch highlighting different themes and diverse people of color. The show has always gained positive reviews, and the sequel is expected to be just as amazing as season one.

IMDb Rating: 9.2

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Pilar Pascual, Guido Messina, Abril Di Yorio, Víctor Varona, Giulia Guerrini, Francisco Bass, Thaís Rippel, Luan Brum, and Pasquale Di Nuzzo

Secrets of Summer Season 2 Release Date: 30 December 2022

White Noise

White Noise happens to be an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s Novel called “White Noise.” The dark comedy movie focuses on the upended mundane life of a college professor and his family after a nearby chemical leak. The leak causes huge toxic black clouds to hover over the region, leading to the evacuation of the Gladney family. The movie is expected to be 136 minutes long and high on mystery, drama, and suspense. It is a perfect watch for all mystery lovers; the show will feature a good amount of drama, romance, thrill, and mystery. Given the description, it sounds like a fun mystery movie.

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, and Don Cheadle.

 White Noise Release Date: 30 December 2022

DSP

DSP is a 2022 released Tamil film that will be released on the online streaming service Netflix on 30th December. This action-crime film will feature the theme of revenge.

A young man, after a dangerous encounter with a don, was sent into exile and made a strong comeback as a police officer to acquire revenge on his enemies. The movie was also released in theatres, but unfortunately, it did not do well and was negatively criticized by the audience and critics. However, its released trailer gained more than 4.2 million views and is described as an action and crime movie.

IMDb Rating: 3.3

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Anukreethy Vas, Pugazh, Prabhakar, Ilavarasu, G. Gnanasambandam, Deepa Shankar, Singampuli, Shivani Narayanan, Gajaraj, and Vimal.

DSP Release Date: 30 December 2022

Other OTT Releases this Week

Movie/Show Platform Release Date IMDB Rating
Chelsea Handler: Revolution Netflix 29 December 2022 4.9
Paws of fury: The legend of Hank Amazon Prime Video 30 December 2022 5.7
Step Up Season 3 Lionsgate Play 30 December 2022 7.2
Wildcat Amazon Prime Video 27 December 2022 8.7
Alpha Males Netflix 30 December 2022 5.8
The one and only MX Player 31 December 2022 9.3

These online streaming platforms are gearing up to drop in the last bunch of these exciting shows and movies. It is expected that the coming year will also bring in some fresh bunch of exciting shows and films. Fans keep high hopes and look forward to binge-worthy items on their watch list.