OTT Releases this Week (January 2 – 8): HIT 2, Fantasy Island Season 2, STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH Season 2, and More Films and TV Shows Playing Now

This week's top films and shows going live on OTT platforms include HIT 2, Fantasy Island Season 2, STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH Season 2 and More.

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The first week of January is almost over, bringing a fresh string of releases on OTTs. You have movies and shows ranging from action to drama, romance, comedy, and more.  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. You have shows and movies of almost every genre releasing this week, and you must watch at least one. So which movie or show on which OTT will you end up watching? Read our list and find out. 

Movie Platform Rating OTT Release Date
HIT: The Second Case Amazon Prime Video 7.4 6 January
Fantasy Island Season 2  SonyLIV 6.1 2 January 
Phone Bhoot Amazon Prime Video 6 2 January
STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH SEASON 2  Disney+Hotstar 7.8 4 January
The Lying Life of Adults  Netflix TBA 4 January 
Woman of the Dead  Netflix 7 5 January
Ginny and Georgia – Season 2  Netflix 7.4 5 January
Copenhagen Cowboy  Netflix 7.7 5 January 
Uunchai  Netflix 7.8 6 January
Taaza Khabar Disney+Hotstar NA 6 January
Saudi Vellakka SonyLIV 8.3 6 January

HIT: The Second Case

The Homicide Intervention Team (HIT), which specializes in forensics to identify the perpetrators, is led by the Superintendent of Police of Visakhapatnam, Krishna Dev, also known as KD (Adivi Sesh). KD is a haughty policeman. His confidence comes from his capacity to solve a crime in a flash. What types of crimes has he solved, though? And can he stop a serial killer with his current abilities? Find out this week!

IMDb rating – 7.4

Where to watch– Amazon Prime Video

Cast- Adivi Sesh, Meenakshii Chaudhary, Rao Ramesh

HIT: The Second Case Release Date – 6 January

Fantasy Island Season 2 

In this show we are introduced to people entering the magical world of “Fantasy Island” with their set of desires. The makers of this show are coming out with a new season of this reality show that will feature some new names and take the audience on a trip into the beautiful world of Fantasy Island. 

IMDb rating – 6.1

Where to watch– SonyLIV

Cast-Roselyn Sanchez, Kiara Barnes, John Gabriel Rodriquez, Lindsey Kraft, and others.

Fantasy Island Season 2 Release Date – 2 January

Phone Bhoot

This is a horror comedy that follows a shop that offers Ghost busting services. Watch as the employees of the shop flounder regularly and the comedy that was within the shop.  This is a must-watch as it is a rib-tickling comedy.

IMDb rating-6

Where to watch-Amazon Prime Video

Cast-Katrina Kaif, Jackie Shroff, Ishaan Khattar, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Rafique Khan, Iftekhar Mahmud, Abhinay Raj Singh, Md Abu Yousuf, Hani Yadav, Amol Parchure, Kuldeep Kushwaha

Phone Bhoot release date – 2 January

STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH SEASON 2 

This marks the return of the Star Wars series with new episodes as the Bad Batch make new friends on Kamino. This interesting spin-off has new episodes that will take you to dangerous planets as they undertake a series of risky mercenary tasks to earn money. Inspired by the popular space franchise created by George Lucas, this show is an interesting watch. 

IMDb rating – 7.8

Where to watch – Disney+Hotstar

Cast-Ming-Na Wen, Dee Bradley Baker, Michelle Ang, Noshir Dalal, Liam O’Brien, Rhea Perlman, Gwendoline Yeo, Sam Riegel, Bob Bergen, Ben Diskin, Corey Burton, Matthew Wood, Tina Huang, Ness Bautista, Dahle Hall, Stephen Stanton, Robin Atkin Downes, Ferelith Young. 

Star Wars:The Bad Batch Season 2 release Date – 4 January 

The Lying Life of Adults 

This show is set in the 90s and focuses on the life of a rebellious teen, who touches base with her estranged aunt after years, trying to understand her better. This engaging drama will give you a nice glimpse of what Naples looked like in the 90s. Take a trip down memory lane when you watch this show. 

IMDb Rating – TBA

Where to watch – Netflix. 

Cast-Giuseppe Brunetti, Valeria Golino, Alessandro Preziosi, Pina Turco, Giordana Marengo, Luigi Chiocca, Adriano Pantaleo.

The Lying Life of Adults Release Date – 4 January

Woman of the Dead – 

This interesting drama series is a must-watch. The story of this drama revolves around a woman who is searching for revenge after she gets dragged into a complicated conspiracy post a car crash that suddenly turns her life upside down. Will she get justice? Watch this series and find out.

IMDb rating – 7

Where to watch – Netflix. 

Cast-Anna Maria Mühe, Yousef ‘Joe’ Sweid, Luis Vorbach, Romina Küper, Gregor Bloeb, Robert Palfrader, Simon Schwarz, Stephanie Lexer, Felix Klare, Franz Josef Danner, Katrin Butt. 

Woman of the Dead release date – 5 January

Ginny and Georgia – Season 2 

The return of this show makes the list of OTT releases much better. Follow Ginny and Georgia, as they encounter and overcome fresh challenges in their life in Wellsburg. However, things aren’t as simple as before this time, because a few secrets from the past could affect their present and future lives. 

IMDb rating – 7.4

Where to watch – Netflix

Cast – Brianne Howey, Antonia Gentry, Diesel La Torraca, Jennifer Robertson, Sara Waisglass, Felix Mallard, Scott Porter, Raymond Ablack, Chelsea Clark, Mason Temple, Katie Douglas, Nikki Roumel, Alex Mallari Jr, Damian Romeo, Nathan Mitchell, Aaron Ashmore, Dan Beirne, Sabrina Grdevich

Ginny and Georgia release date – 5 January

Copenhagen Cowboy 

This list of OTTs just got more interesting. An exciting drama called Copenhagen Cowboy will be out on Netflix on the 5th of January 2023. The plot of this drama revolves around a strange woman with supernatural powers who is hell-bent on seeking revenge against all those who have wronged her. 

IMDb rating – 7.7

Where to watch – Netflix

Cast-Angela Bundalovic, Andreas Lykke Jørgensen, Li Ii Zhang, Zlatko Buric, Shang Preben Madsen, Hok Kit Cheng, Emilie Xin Tong Han, Maria Erwolter, Valentina Dejanovic, Ramadan Hoseini, Fleur Frilund, Lei Ba, Uyen Nha Dang Nguyen, Wencan Zhu, Jiasi Chen, Thomas Algren, Slavko Labovic, Leif Sylvester. 

Copenhagen Cowboy Release Date – 5 January

Uunchai 

The Mt Everest base camp is quite a popular destination for those who want to push their bodies to the limit. This story revolves around the base camp. The story follows three friends who trek to the Everest Base Camp. What was supposed to be a simple trek turns into a personal, spiritual and emotional journey as the three battle their physical constraints and find the true meaning of freedom. 

IMDb rating – 7.8

Where to watch – Netflix 

Cast – Amitabh Bachchan, Parineeti Chopra, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Neena Gupta, Sarika Thakur, Danny Denzongpa, Nafisa Ali, Raju Kher, Sheen Das, Ajay Dutta, Rachit Jadoun, Umesh Kaushik, Sharik Khan, Vivaan Modi, Rahul Nawach Mukhia, Khuman Nongyai.

Uunchai Release Date – 6 January

Taaza Khabar

This show is by the famous YouTuber and comedian Bhuvan Bam. This comedy-drama follows Vasant Gawde, a sanitation worker whose life turns interesting when he becomes the recipient of surreal powers. However, does he use his powers to bring positive societal change? Watch the show and find out. 

IMDb rating – NA

Where to watch – DISNEY+ HOTSTAR

Cast – Bhuvan Bam, Shriya Pilgaonkar, J.D. Chakravarthi, Shilpa Shukla, Deven Bhojani, Prathamesh Parab, Mithilesh Chaturvedi, Nitya Mathur, Aryan Taliyan, Nishant Taliyan, Siddhant Mishra. 

Taaza Khabar Release Date – 6 January

Saudi Vellakka 

This Malayalam movie revolves around a young man who gets a summons to appear in court for a long-pending case. The engaging courtroom drama gets a weird twist when Abhilash arrives in court, and a small issue becomes a huge conflict. Will this get resolved? Watch this movie and find out. 

IMDb rating – 8.3

Where to watch – SonyLIV

Cast – Vincy Aloshious, Binu Pappu, Sminu Sijo, Sujith Shanker, Srindaa, Nilja K. Baby, Riah Sarah, Dhanya Ananya, Devi Varma, Sajeed Pattalam, Vaibhav Gohil, Remya Suresh, NP Nisa, Sidhartha Siva, Lukman Lukku, Gokulan, Shiny T. Rajan, Devaki Rajendran

Saudi Vellakka Release Date – 6 January 

Other shows that you can catch this week. 

Movie Name Platform Rating OTT Release Date
Shark Tank India Season 2 SonyLIV 8.8 2 January
Madoff: The Moster of Wall Street Netflix 7.4 4 January
The Pale Blue Eye Netflix 6.5 6 January
Babe Bhangra Paunde Ne Zee5 7.5 6 January
Aftersun Mubi India 7.8 6 January
STORY OF THINGS SonyLIV TBA 6 January
Mumbai Mafia: Police vs The Underworld Netflix TBA 6 January

That rounds it up for the OTT releases expected this week. So which one are you looking forward to the most?