Amongst the US and global premieres and content additions in February are these 55 new series, seasons, and films.

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Below is our curated list of 55 programs from countries in Africa, Asia, North America, and South America that are premiering or being added to schedules/offerings in the US and other territories in February 2024. Additional program premieres are listed on our “viewing guide” page.

(For details about the premieres of programs from the UK, Ireland, English-speaking Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and original-language programs from countries in Europe, please visit The British TV Place, The Down Under TV Place, and The Euro TV Place.)

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A Bloody Lucky Day (South Korea)

Based on the Naver webtoon A Day of Bad Luck by Aporia, this new action thriller series follows Oh Taek (Lee Sung-min, Shadow Detective, Reborn Rich), a down-on-his-luck taxi driver having an uncharacteristic streak of good fortune. It seems that his streak is still going when he agrees to drive a mysterious man named Geum Hyuk-soo (Yoo Yeon-seok, Hospital Playlist, Mr. Sunshine) to a faraway city in exchange for an exorbitant fare. However, when Hyuk-soo reveals himself to be a serial killer, confessing to grisly crimes in his past and murdering others on the highway, Oh Taek must play mind games to ensure that his lucky streak doesn’t come to a deadly end.

Costarring Lee Jung-eun (Parasite, Daily Dose of Sunshine) as Hwang Soon-gyu, a mother desperately chasing down the killer of her son, A Bloody Lucky Day, a Paramount+ Original series, premieres as a ten-episode binge on Thursday, February 1, exclusively on Paramount+ in the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Latin America, Brazil, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

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Chasing Flavor (US)

In this new food and travel docuseries, celebrity chef and best-selling author Carla Hall takes viewers on a global adventure to explore the unexpected roots of popular dishes within today’s American food culture. Carla’s curiosity about America’s most delicious dishes, from chicken pot pie to ice cream, leads her to Ghana, Italy, Turkey, and more. Along the way, she traces the history and lineage of dishes, discovering the interconnected, international origins and cultures that paved the way for today’s American cuisine.

Chasing Flavor, a Max Original series, premieres in the US on Thursday, February 1, exclusively on Max.

Genius: MLK/X (US)

In a first for the “Genius” franchise, the new season of this Emmy® Award-winning anthology series focuses on two iconic geniuses instead of one: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Kelvin Harrison Jr., Godfather of Harlem) and Malcolm X (Aaron Pierre, The Underground Railroad). The show explores their formative years, when they were molded by strong fathers and traumatic injustices, to their rich, parallel stories as they shaped their identities and became the change they wished to see in the world. The docudrama series offers an intimate look into their complex lives as husbands, fathers, brothers, and sons, with their formidable wives, Coretta Scott King (Weruche Opia, I May Destroy You) and Betty Shabazz (Jayme Lawson, The First Lady), leading by their sides.

Genius: MLK/X premieres Thursday, February 1, at 9pm ET, on Nat Geo, with streaming available starting February 2 on Disney+ and Hulu.

Kings from Queens: The Run DMC Story (US)

This docuseries is the never-been-told story of the most influential rap group in the history of music: Run DMC. Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell met on the streets of Hollis, Queens, New York, before these hip-hop legends would go on to legitimize a genre of music that critics labeled a fad. Their influence on culture shattered racial barriers, making them international stars and fashion leaders of the ’80s. After a series of life-changing events and challenges, including the murder of their beloved DJ, Jam Master Jay, Rev Run and DMC reunite to tell their story and celebrate the genre of music they established.

Kings from Queens: The Run DMC Story, a Peacock Original, premieres Thursday, February 1, exclusively on Peacock.

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Lunar Lockdown (US)

In this sci-fi drama set in 2075, Earth is no longer the home of the United States’ most violent criminals, as these convicts are sent to the moon to serve their time under the rule of Warden Felicity Myers (LisaRaye McCoy, The Family Business). When inmate Christina Jenkins (Lalia Odom, Zatima) arrives at the prison, she quickly finds out that serving her time quietly is not an option. The women of Orion Colony Prison are used in every way a human being can be used for personal gain. When an opportunity arises, a group of inmates comes together in an attempt to regain their freedom and dignity.

Costars include Cameo Sherrell (The Black Hamptons), Janeshia Adams-Ginyard (NCIS: Los Angeles), Jhone Y. Lucas (Stay Out), Leila Weisberg (Paradies 2), and Erica Peeples (Deadly Desire).

Lunar Lockdown, an ALLBLK Original film, premieres Thursday, February 1, on ALLBLK and its digital channels, including ALLBLK on Prime Channels.

RedLife (Thailand)

A Best Film nominee at the 2023 Tokyo International Film Festival, this drama follows a criminal and a young student who, desperate to start anew, cling to their dreams of love and belonging as they try to break free from Bangkok’s slums.

RedLife premieres in the US and other territories on Thursday, February 1, on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Bosco (US)

Based on the book Chasin’ Freedum by Quawntay “Bosco” Adams, this biopic drama tells the author’s incredible-but-true prison-break story, with Aubrey Joseph (Little Fires Everywhere, Cloak & Dagger, The Night Of) starring in the film as Bosco. In 2006, only one of more than two million incarcerated people in America managed to escape a federal maximum-security prison while under 24-hour surveillance in solitary confinement: Quawntay “Bosco” Adams. Bosco was sentenced to 35 years behind bars for attempting to possess marijuana. For the chance to be at the birth of his first child, he plans an ingenious escape with the help of a lonely Missouri woman that he meets by replying to a personal ad.

The cast includes Nikki Blonsky (Smash), Tyrese Gibson (Transformers), Vivica A. Fox (Independence Day), Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy), and Thomas Jane (The Expanse), amongst others.

Bosco, a Peacock Original film, premieres Friday, February 2, 2024, exclusively on Peacock as part of the streamer’s Best Movies on Peacock collection.

Let’s Talk About Chu (Taiwan)

This new eight-episode romantic comedy-drama series revolves around Chu Ai (Chan Tzu-hsuan, The Post-Truth World), a wax therapist and part-time vlogger who runs a sex education social media channel, where she speaks candidly about sex. However, in real life, she finds the subject is way trickier. Guided by the mantra “make love, not fall in love,” she navigates her anxieties through a friends-with-benefits relationship with Ping-ke (Kai Ko, Bad Education), who also shares her skepticism about love.

At the same time, Chu Ai’s older sister, Chu-wei (Kimi Hsia, American Girl), faces marital challenges with her husband, Shi-chieh (Umin Boya, 20:30:40), while her brother, Yu-sen (JC Lin, At the Moment), breaks up with his long-time boyfriend after being trapped in an unbalanced relationship. Against the backdrop of a strained relationship between their parents (played by Miao Ke-li (A Thousand Goodnights) and Hong Sheng-te), the series delves into whether Chu-ai can find a path to self-discovery and satisfy her desires while establishing a meaningful relationship.

Let’s Talk About Chu, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, February 2, 2024, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (US)

In this reimagining of the 2005 Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie film of the same name, Donald Glover (Swarm, Atlanta) and Maya Erskine (PEN15, Casual) star as two lonely strangers who land jobs working for a mysterious spy agency that offers them a glorious life of espionage, wealth, world travels, and a dream brownstone in Manhattan. The catch? New identities in an arranged marriage as Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Smith. Now hitched, John and Jane navigate a high-risk mission every week while also facing a new relationship milestone. Their complex cover story becomes even more complicated when they catch real feelings for each other. What’s riskier: espionage or marriage?

Mr. & Mrs. Smith premieres globally on Friday, February 2, 2024, exclusively on Prime Video. (It launches on February 1 at 7pm ET in the US. You can add it to your watchlist now.)

The Tiger’s Apprentice (US)

Based on The Tiger’s Apprentice, Book 1 in Laurence Yep’s best-selling “Tiger’s Apprentice” novel series, this animated family film follows Chinese-American teenager Tom Lee (voiced by Brandon Soo Hoo, PEN15), whose life changes forever when he discovers he is part of a long lineage of magical protectors known as the Guardians. With guidance from a mythical tiger named Hu, Tom trains to take on Loo, a force that is as powerful as a Guardian but with evil intentions to use magic to destroy humanity. To have a fighting chance against Loo, Tom must reunite all twelve Zodiac animal warriors and master his own newly-discovered powers.

The film features the voice talents of Oscar® winner Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once) as Loo, Primetime Emmy® nominee Lucy Liu (Elementary), Golden Globe® winner Sandra Oh (Killing Eve), Leah Lewis (Nancy Drew), Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) as Hu, and three-time Primetime Emmy® nominee Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live), amongst others.

The Tiger’s Apprentice, a Paramount+ Original, premieres in the US on Friday, February 2, followed by the UK on Saturday, February 3, exclusively on Paramount+.

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An Encouragement of Love (Japan)

In this comedy series, the top student at a prestigious prep school risks it all when he falls in love and boldly breaks the institution’s strict “no relationships” rule. An Encouragement of Love premieres in the US and other territories on Saturday, February 3, on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

The Last Wife (Vietnam)

Set during the Nguyen Dynasty, this romantic period drama centers on Linh (Kaity Nguyen, Blood Moon Party), the tormented third wife of a district governor. Her life takes a dramatic turn when a chance encounter with her childhood sweetheart causes her to explore her feelings for him — sparking a series of unexpected events that will completely change her life.

The Last Wife has its streaming debut in the US and other territories on Saturday, February 3, on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Southern All Stars: Chigasaki Live 2023 (Japan)

In this concert film, beloved rock band Southern All Stars holds a multi-day concert in singer Keisuke Kuwata’s hometown of Chigasaki, 45 years after their debut.

Southern All Stars: Chigasaki Live 2023 premieres in the US and other territories on Saturday, February 3, on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Halo: Season 2 (US)

Following on from Season 1, the action in the new season of this hit cyber noir series sees genetically-engineered supersoldier Master Chief John-117 (Pablo Schreiber, Orange Is the New Black, American Gods) lead his team of elite Spartans against the alien threat known as the Covenant. In the wake of a shocking event on a desolate planet, John cannot shake the feeling that his war is about to change and risks everything to prove what no one else will believe: that the Covenant are preparing to attack humanity’s greatest stronghold. With the galaxy on the brink, John embarks on a journey to find the key to humankind’s salvation, or its extinction: the Halo.

The Season 2 cast includes series regulars Natascha McElhone (Californication), Jen Taylor (Halo game series), Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), Shabana Azmi (Next of Kin), Natasha Culzac (The Witcher), Olive Gray (Save Me), Yerin Ha (Troppo), Bentley Kalu (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Kate Kennedy (Catastrophe), Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders), and Danny Sapani (Penny Dreadful), as well as Fiona O’Shaughnessy (Foundation) and Tylan Bailey, and new cast members Joseph Morgan (Vampire Diaries, The Originals) Cristina Rodlo (The Terror, Too Old to Die Young), and Christina Bennington (Midsomer Murders).

Halo: Season 2 premieres globally with two episodes on Thursday, February 8, 2024, exclusively on Paramount+ in all countries where the streaming service is available.

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Jjajangmyeon Rhapsody (South Korea)

The latest addition to Netflix’s “Korean Food Rhapsody” collection is this foodie docuseries, which traces the evolution of jjajangmyeon from its Chinese origins to its status as one of South Korea’s most beloved comfort foods. Jjajangmyeon Rhapsody premieres in the US and other territories on Thursday, February 8, on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Lost in Perfection (Taiwan)

In this thriller, a news anchor (Yu-Wei Shao, Hello Ghost!) suspects her father’s fiancée (Mei-Hsiu Lin, I Missed You) is a scammer, but trying to prove it leads her down a dangerous path and causes her life to unravel after she discovers the woman is accused of murdering men she had dated.

Lost in Perfection premieres in the US and other territories on Thursday, February 8, on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Tokyo Vice: Season 2 (US)

Based on the book Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan, Jake Adelstein’s first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, this crime thriller series follows the character of Jake Adelstein (Golden Globe® nominee Ansel Elgort, The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent) as he, the first foreign-born journalist on the staff of major Japanese newspaper Meicho Shimbun, explores the seedy and corrupt world of Tokyo’s criminal underworld and the Japanese yakuza at the start of the new millennium. Guiding Jake through the thin and often precarious line between the law and organized crime is Hiroto Katagiri (Academy Award® nominee Ken Watanabe, The Last Samurai, Inception), a veteran detective in the Tokyo Police’s organized crime division.

The ten-episode second season takes us deeper into the city’s criminal underworld as Jake comes to realize that his life, and the lives of those close to him, are in terrible danger.

The Season 2 cast includes Academy Award® nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel), Rachel Keller (Fargo), Show Kasamatsu (Gannibal), Ayumi Ito (Noise), and new series regulars Yosuke Kubozuka (Giri/Haji) and Miki Maya (Night Doctor).

Tokyo Vice: Season 2, a Max Original, premieres in the US with two episodes on Thursday, February 8, exclusively on Max and its digital channels, including Max on Prime Channels, followed by one new episode weekly for eight weeks.

Bhakshak (India)

Inspired by true events, this drama follows a struggling local journalist, who begins a dogged investigation into harrowing cases of abuse being covered up at a shelter for young girls.

Bhakshak, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, February 9, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

An Incurable Case of Love (Japan)

In this romantic dramedy, Nanase Sakura (Mone Kamishiraishi, Home Sweet Tokyo) met and fell in love with Dr Kairi Tendo (Takeru Satoh, First Love) five years ago. She became a nurse in order to see him again, but when she does, she realizes he isn’t the nice guy she remembered him to be.

An Incurable Case of Love premieres in the US and other territories on Friday, February 9, on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

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A Killer Paradox (South Korea)

Based on Kkomabi’s multi-award-winning webtoon of the same name, this crime thriller follows Lee Tang (Choi Woo-Shik, Parasite, Train to Busan), a run-of-the-mill college student until circumstances lead to his accidental murder of a man who was a serial killer. Then the same thing happens again, and soon Lee Tang becomes a multiple murderer himself. Pursuing Lee Tang is Jang Nan-gam (Son Suk-ku, D.P., Big Bet), a highly-intuitive detective who is intent on capturing him despite feeling conflicted.

Costarring Lee Hee-Jun (Miss Baek, Vincenzo), A Killer Paradox, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, February 9, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Lost in the Night (Mexico)

This drama thriller follows Emiliano (Juan Daniel García Treviño, I’m No Longer Here), a young man who sets out to find the people responsible for the disappearance of his mother, an activist who was protesting against an international mining company. His search leads him to a wealthy family with dark secrets…

Lost in the Night premieres in the US and other territories on Friday, February 9, on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

La Luna (Malaysia)

This comedy-drama film revolves around Hanie Abdullah (Sharifah Amani, From Saga with Love), a bold woman who opens a lingerie store in the very conservative and strict village of Kampong Bras Basah, which gains both ardent support and opposition.

La Luna premieres in the US and other territories on Friday, February 9, on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

The Silent Service Season One – The Battle of Tokyo Bay (Japan)

Adapted from the manga series of the same name, this new live-action thriller series is about the crew of a rogue nuclear submarine. It includes footage from the 2023 film The Silent Service and adds over three hours of new content that expands the on-screen universe and goes beyond the film’s ending to a new conclusion. The series depicts Captain Shiro Kaieda’s (Takao Osawa, Kingdom) story on a grand scale — from declaring the independent state of Yamato and negotiating a military alliance with Japan, to the subsequent Battle of Tokyo Bay. The Silent Service Season One – The Battle of Tokyo Bay premieres globally with six episodes on Friday, February 9, exclusively on Prime Video, followed by the final two episodes on Friday, February 16.

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Skeletons in the Closet (US)

Academy Award® nominee Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow) and Academy Award® winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) star in this horror thriller, in which a desperate mother allows herself to become possessed in order to save the life of her terminally-ill daughter. Skeletons in the Closet premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, February 9, on Shudder, AMC+, and their digital channels, including Shudder on Prime Channels and AMC+ on Prime Channels.

Suncoast (US)

From debut feature film writer/director Laura Chinn, this coming-of-age drama is inspired by her semi-autobiographical story of a teenager who, while caring for her seriously-ill brother along with her audacious mother, strikes up an unlikely friendship with an eccentric activist who is protesting one of the most landmark medical cases of all time.

Starring Nico Parker (The Last of Us) and three-time Oscar® nominees Laura Linney (Savages) and Woody Harrelson (The People vs. Larry Flynt), Suncoast, a Hulu Original, premieres in the US on Friday, February 9, exclusively on Hulu.

The Accidental Influencer (Taiwan)

This new comedy-drama series follows Red Ho (Shu-Yao Kuo, Step Back to Glory), whose dreams of a perfect life are dashed when her boyfriend dumps her on her 30th birthday. Heartbroken, Red resigns from her job while her friends encourage her to move on. With no boyfriend, no job, and seemingly no hope for the future, Red airs her grievances on social media, where she finds a surprising outcome, rediscovers her independence, and embarks on an unexpected journey.

The Accidental Influencer, a Max Original, premieres in the US on Saturday, February 10 (the start of the Lunar New Year), exclusively on Max and its digital channels, including Max on Prime Channels. The series launches on the same date as an HBO Asia Original in Taiwan and across Southeast Asia exclusively on HBO Go.

Home for Rent (Thailand)

Inspired by true events, this horror thriller revolves around Ning (Nittha Jirayungyurn, My Husband in Law) and Kwin (Sukollawat Kanarot, Once Upon a Star), a couple with a 7-year-old daughter, who decide to rent out their house to retired doctor Ratree (Penpak Sirikul, Girl from Nowhere) and her 40-year-old daughter, Nuch (Namfon Pakdee, The Impossible). After they move in, Ning finds herself terrorized by cult members who have enthralled Kwin and have the couple’s young daughter in their sights…

Home for Rent premieres in the US and other territories on Saturday, February 10, on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Tracker (US)

Based on The Never Game, Book 1 in Jeffery Deaver’s “Colter Shaw” novels, Tracker is a new crime drama series that stars Justin Hartley (This Is Us, Smallville) as Colter Shaw, a lone-wolf survivalist who roams the country as a reward seeker — using his expert tracking skills to help private citizens and law enforcement solve all manner of mysteries while contending with his own fractured family.

Tracker premieres Sunday, February 11, following Super Bowl LVIII on CBS, with streaming available on the CBS app and Paramount+.

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Gospel (US)

This latest history series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr. digs deep into the origin story of Black spirituality through sermon and song. From the blues to hip hop, African Americans have been the driving force of sonic innovation for over a century. As musical styles come and go, one sound has been a constant source of strength, courage, and wisdom from the pulpit to the choir lofts on any given Sunday: gospel.

Gospel premieres in the US on Monday, February 12, at 9pm ET, on PBS (check your local listings), with streaming available on PBS.org and the PBS app.

Cleaning Up (South Korea)

In this crime comedy-drama, Eo Yong-mi (Yum Jung-ah, Sky Castle), a divorced mother of two and a cleaner at a brokerage firm, is addicted to gambling and struggling to make ends meet. One day, she overhears an illegal trade being made and thinks, if these high rollers can steal company secrets to make even more, why can’t she? Yong-mi knows it’s a crime, but she’s in no position to be choosy and starts making her own foray into insider trading.

Cleaning Up premieres in the US on Tuesday, February 13, exclusively on Hulu.

Good Morning, Verônica: The Final Hunt (Season 3) (Brazil)

In the final season of this hit mystery-crime thriller, rogue cop Verônica Torres (Tainá Muller, Bingo: The King of the Mornings, The Other Side of Paradise) searches for the third brother while investigating the orphanage where Brandão (Eduardo Moscovis) and Matias (Reynaldo Gianecchini, Wounded Past) grew up. She also meets Jeronimo (Rodrigo Santoro, Boundless, Westworld), a millionaire stud farmer, and his mother, Diana (Maitê Proença, Passione), a beautiful and mysterious woman who is concealing secrets about the place’s macabre past. When a mafioso puts Verô’s family in danger, she finds herself in a race against time, risking everything and putting her life on the line in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game.

The Season 3 cast includes Klara Castanho (Back to 15), Camila Márdila (A Mother’s Love), Adriano Garib (Magnífica 70), Ester Dias (Nobody’s Looking), Liza Del Dala (Pantanal), Alice Valverde, César Mello (The Mechanism), DJ Amorim (Impuros), and Johnnas Oliva (O Negócio).

Good Morning, Verônica: The Final Hunt, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Wednesday, February 14, exclusively on Netflix.

The New Look (US)

Inspired by true events and filmed exclusively in Paris, this new ten-episode drama centers on fashion designers Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, and their contemporaries as they navigated the horrors of World War II and launched modern fashion. Set against the Nazi occupation of Paris, it focuses on the pivotal moment when the French capital led the world back to life through its fashion icon, Christian Dior. As Dior rises to prominence with his groundbreaking, iconic imprint of beauty and influence, Chanel’s reign as the world’s most famous fashion designer is put into jeopardy.

The interwoven saga follows the surprising stories of Dior’s contemporaries and rivals — from Chanel and Pierre Balmain, to Cristóbal Balenciaga and more — and provides a stunning view into the atelier, designs, and clothing created by Christian Dior through collaboration with the House of Dior.

The star-studded ensemble cast includes Emmy® Award winner Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline, The Outsider) as Christian Dior; Academy Award® winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Chocolat) as Coco Chanel; two-time Primetime Emmy® nominee Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones, Pistol) as Catherine Dior; two-time Oscar® nominee John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire, Places in the Heart) as Lucien Lelong; BAFTA TV Award nominee Emily Mortimer (The Pursuit of Love, Lars and the Real Girl) as Elsa Lombardi; European Film Awards winner Claes Bang (The Square, Bad Sisters) as Hans “Spatz” von Dincklage; and eight-time Oscar® nominee Glenn Close (The Wife, Fatal Attraction) as Carmel Snow.

The New Look premieres globally with the first three episodes on Wednesday, February 14, exclusively on Apple TV+, followed by one episode every Wednesday through April 3.

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A Soweto Love Story (South Africa)

In this romantic comedy, a mother, in her desperation for her three single sons to get married, promises her house to the first one to tie the knot, setting off a race to the altar.

A Soweto Love Story, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, February 14, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

AlRawabi School for Girls: Season 2 (Jordan)

In the new season of this drama, it’s a new school year, which means a new class, new rules — and new rulers — at the prestigious girls school.

AlRawabi School for Girls: Season 2, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, February 15, exclusively on Netflix.

House of Ninjas (Japan)

This new drama series tells the story of the Tawara family, the last ninja clan, who abandoned their ninja roots after a particular mission. Now, the family must face the biggest crisis Japan has seen yet — one that threatens to shake the nation to its core.

Kento Kaku (My Family, The Untold Tale of the Three Kingdoms) stars as Haru, the second son of the Tawara family. Although Haru is an elite ninja with unrivaled skills, his kindness led to disaster and a trauma that still haunts him. Costars include Yosuke Eguchi (Nemesis) as Haru’s father, Soichi; Tae Kimura (It’s Your Turn) as his mother, Yoko; Kengo Kora (Shin Godzilla) as his older brother, Gaku; Aju Makita (The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House) as his older sister, Nagi; and Nobuko Miyamoto (A Taxing Woman) as his mysterious grandmother, Taki, who watches the family from the shadows. (For additional cast details, read this article.)

House of Ninjas, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, February 15, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now at https://www.netflix.com/houseofninjas.)

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Ready, Set, Love (Thailand)

Set in a very colorful, alternate-reality world, where women significantly outnumber men and men are considered national treasures, this six-episode romantic comedy series sees the government sponsor a competition show called Ready, Set, Love, in which women vie for the men’s affection. Day (Kemisara “Belle” Paladesh, Remember You), an ordinary young woman, is as surprised as everyone else when she is selected to participate in the show. Initially hesitant, Day decides to take the plunge and soon crosses paths with Son (Pongtiwat “Blue” Tangwancharoen, The Family), one of the five bachelors — leading to true love with a twist.

Ready, Set, Love, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, February 15, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Comedy Chaos (Indonesia)

This comedy series stars Raditya Dika (The Guys) as Panca, a hapless man who, after getting kicked out of his own company, is determined to make his fortune at a stand-up comedy cafe. His socialite wife (Susan Sameh, Wedding Agreement: The Series), though, isn’t up for what looks to be certain poverty.

Comedy Chaos, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, February 16, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Oppenheimer (US)

Nominated for 13 Oscars® and the winner of five Golden Globe® Awards, this drama, hailed by critics as “one of the best movies of the century” (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times), propels audiences into the mind of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, an enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it. With America locked in a devastating war, Oppenheimer becomes the central figure in a pulse-pounding race against the Nazis, for which his landmark work on the Manhattan Project created the first atomic bomb.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, adapted for the screen and directed by Christopher Nolan, and produced by Golden Globe® winners Emma Thomas, p.g.a., Charles Roven, p.g.a., and Christopher Nolan, p.g.a, Oppenheimer features an all-star cast that includes Golden Globe® winner Cillian Murphy as Oppenheimer, Golden Globe® winner Emily Blunt, Oscar® winner Matt Damon, Golden Globe® winner and Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr., Oscar® nominee Florence Pugh, Josh Hartnett, and Oscar® winners Casey Affleck, Rami Malek, and Kenneth Branagh.

Oppenheimer begins streaming in the US on SVOD on Friday, February 16, on Peacock. (You can add it to your watchlist now.)

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This Is Me… Now: A Love Story (US)

This narrative-driven cinematic odyssey created by megastar Jennifer Lopez, alongside director Dave Meyers, is steeped in mythological storytelling and personal healing. Dropping in tandem with her first studio album in a decade, this genre-bending work, with fantastical costumes, breathtaking choreography, and star-studded cameos, showcases her journey to love through her own eyes.

This Is Me… Now: A Love Story, an Amazon Original, premieres globally on Friday, February 16, exclusively on Prime Video. (You can add it to your watchlist now.)

Warrior (US)

Set during the Tong Wars in late 1870s San Francisco, this action-crime drama follows Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji, Peaky Blinders), a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China to look for his sister — only to be sold to one of the most powerful tongs in Chinatown, for whom he becomes a henchman.

Costarring Olivia Cheng (Marco Polo), Kieran Bew (Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands), Hoon Lee (Banshee), and Tom Weston-Jones (Copper), amongst others, Warrior begins streaming in the US and other territories on Friday, February 16, on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Blue Birthday (South Korea)

Yeri, a member of the Kpop group Red Velvet, stars in this romantic fantasy thriller as Oh Ha Rin, a 28-year-old woman whose heart still yearns for her first love and closest friend, Ji Seo Jun (Hongseok of Kpop group Pentagon). Both had strong romantic feelings for one another, and exactly a decade ago, when she turned 18, she was set to tell him how she felt about him — only to discover that he had taken his own life and had confessed his romantic feelings for her in a note.

Now, looking back at the tragic day ten years on, Ha Rin happens upon eight unseen photos that Seo Jun had kept hidden away while looking through his belongings. Distraught by the painful memories, she burns one of the photos — only to find herself back in high school at the exact moment when the photo was taken. Realizing that she has been gifted the power to travel back in time, Ha Rin resolves to find a way to save Seo Jun. But she must be prudent: With every photo she burns, she loses another chance to save his life.

Blue Birthday begins streaming in the US on Wednesday, February 21, on Hulu.

Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend (international)

This four-part documentary event about football (soccer) superstar Lionel Messi tracks the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner through his sensational career, including five FIFA World Cup appearances and his FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 win. In his own words, Messi tells the definitive story of his incredible career with the Argentina national football team, providing an intimate and unprecedented look at his quest for a legacy-defining World Cup victory.

The docuseries highlights Messi’s thrilling story, his loyal supporters across Argentina, and those who made the pilgrimage across the globe to witness his epic World Cup win. It also features the most personal interviews to date with Messi, alongside conversations with teammates, coaches, competitors, devout fans, and commentators testifying to the incredible influence and impact he has on a nation and world stage. The series explores the grace, fortitude, and willpower Messi has exhibited throughout his career, as it charts the dramatic path from his first match with the Argentina national football team, to carrying the weight of a country on his shoulders through several elusive World Cup wins — leading to his early retirement in 2016 and, ultimately, his comeback to become a FIFA World Cup champion and be crowned the 2022 tournament’s best player.

Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend premieres globally on Wednesday, February 21, exclusively on Apple TV+.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender (US)

This live-action reimagining of the beloved Nickelodeon animated series follows Aang (Gordon Cormier, Lost in Space), the young Avatar, as he learns to master the four elements — Water, Earth, Fire, and Air — to restore balance to a world threatened by the terrifying Fire Nation.

The four nations once lived in harmony, with the Avatar, master of all four elements, keeping peace between them. But everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked and wiped out the Air Nomads, the first step taken by the firebenders toward conquering the world. With the current incarnation of the Avatar yet to emerge, the world has lost hope. But hope springs forth when Aang, a young Air Nomad — and the last of his kind — reawakens to take his rightful place as the next Avatar.

Alongside his newfound friends Sokka (Ian Ousley, 13 Reasons Why) and Katara (Kiawentiio, Anne with an E), siblings and members of the Southern Water Tribe, Aang embarks on a fantastical, action-packed quest to save the world and fight back against the fearsome onslaught of Fire Lord Ozai (Daniel Dae Kim, Lost). But with a driven Crown Prince Zuko (Dallas Liu, PEN15) determined to capture them, it won’t be an easy task. They’ll need the help of the many allies and colorful characters they meet along the way.

Avatar: The Last Airbender, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, February 22, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Apartment404 (South Korea)

This unscripted retro reality variety program is set in an apartment building where the six residents trace the truth behind extraordinary events that occur in their residences. With events based on true stories, each episode will have a unique setting and take place in a different period. The six cast members — including comedian and TV personality Yu Jae Seok, actor Cha Tae-hyun (Moving), actress Oh Na-ra (Alchemy of Souls), comedian Yang Se Chan, Kpop group Blackpink’s JENNIE, and actor Lee Jung Ha (Moving) — will split up into two teams and, along with special guests, compete against each other. At the end of the series, one person will be crowned the winner of the show.

Apartment404, an Amazon Original series, premieres globally (outside South Korea) on Friday, February 23, exclusively on Prime Video, with episodes being released every Friday for eight weeks.

Ghost Doctor (South Korea)

In this fantasy comedy series, arrogant and highly-skilled surgeon Cha Young-Min (Jung Jihoon, The Queen’s Umbrella) is involved in a fatal car accident, but his spirit takes up residence in the body of first-year resident Go Seung-Tak (Kim Bum, Tale of the Nine Tailed), turning him into the most sought-after physician overnight.

Ghost Doctor premieres in the US and other territories on Friday, February 23, on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

The Indrani Mukerjea Story: Buried Truth (India)

Featuring new revelations and unprecedented access, this docuseries digs into the disappearance of 25-year-old Sheena Bora and the shocking aftermath. The Indrani Mukerjea Story: Buried Truth, a Netflix Documentary, premieres globally on Friday, February 23, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

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Mea Culpa (US)

Kelly Rowland (Grown-ish) stars in this crime thriller as Mea Harper, a criminal defense attorney who takes on the case of artist Zyair Malloy (Trevante Rhodes, Bird Box), who is accused of murdering his girlfriend. While Mea tries to determine the innocence or guilt of her cagey-yet-seductive client, it is uncovered that everyone is guilty of something. And when burning desire takes hold, things get hot… and dangerous.

Written and directed by Tyler Perry (“Madea” movies), Mea Culpa, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, February 23, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Poacher (India-US)

In this drama limited series, a group of Indian Forest Service officers, NGO workers, police constables, and Good Samaritans risk their lives trying to track down the biggest elephant ivory poachers in the history of India and bring them to justice. Poacher premieres globally on Friday, February 23, exclusively on Prime Video.

The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live (US)

In this highly-anticipated next series in “The Walking Dead” universe, original series stars Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually, After Life) and Danai Gurira (“Black Panther” and “Avengers” films) reprise their roles as Rick and Michonne, two people changed by a changed world and kept apart by distance, an unstoppable power, and the ghosts of who they were. Now they are thrown into another world, one built on a war against the dead… and ultimately against the living, too.

The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live premieres Sunday, February 25, on AMC, AMC+, and AMC+ on Prime Channels.

As We Speak: Rap Music on Trial (US)

This new feature-length documentary follows Bronx rap artist Kemba as he explores the growing weaponization of rap lyrics in the United States criminal-justice system and abroad. His exploration reveals how law enforcement has quietly used artistic creation as evidence in criminal cases for decades. Since the 1990s, more than 700 criminal court cases have used rap lyrics as evidence against defendants, and with the recent criminal trial of rapper Young Thug, this issue has become more mainstream and in the public eye. The film doesn’t ask whether someone is innocent or guilty; it asks whether lyrics can be used for conviction.

Having had its world premiere screening at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, As We Speak: Rap Music on Trial premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, February 27, exclusively on Paramount+, followed by the UK, Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria on Wednesday, February 28.

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Shōgun (US)

This ten-episode historical drama limited series, an original adaptation of James Clavell’s bestselling novel Shogun, is set in Japan in the year 1600, at the dawn of a century-defining civil war. It stars Hiroyuki Sanada (John Wick: Chapter 4, Avengers: Endgame, Westworld) as Lord Yoshii Toranaga, who is fighting for his life as his enemies on the Council of Regents unite against him.

When a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village, its English pilot, John Blackthorne (Cosmo Jarvis, Peaky Blinders, Raised by Wolves), comes bearing secrets that could help Toranaga tip the scales of power and devastate the formidable influence of Blackthorne’s own enemies: the Jesuit priests and Portuguese merchants. Toranaga’s and Blackthorne’s fates become inextricably tied to their translator, Toda Mariko (Anna Sawai, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, Pachinko), a mysterious Christian noblewoman and the last of a disgraced line. While serving her lord amidst this fraught political landscape, Mariko must reconcile her newfound companionship with Blackthorne, her commitment to the faith that saved her, and her duty to her late father.

The acclaimed Japanese cast, unprecedented for an American production, includes Tadanobu Asano (Thor) as Kashigi Yabushige, a notorious backstabber and close ally of Toranaga; Hiroto Kanai (Kirin ga kuru) as Kashigi Omi, the young leader of the fishing village where Blackthorne’s ship was found; Takehiro Hira (Giri/Haji) as Ishido Kazunari, a powerful bureaucrat who is Toranaga’s chief rival; Moeka Hoshi (Why Didn’t I Tell You a Million Times) as Usami Fuji, a widow who must find new purpose amidst her lord’s fight; Tokuma Nishioka (The Naked Director) as Toda Hiromatsu, Toranaga’s trusted general and closest friend; Shinnosuke Abe (Kingdom) as Toda Hiroshige, Mariko’s jealous husband; Yuki Kura (The Curry Songs) as Yoshii Nagakado, the brash son of Toranaga with a strong desire to prove himself; Yuka Kouri (September 1923) as Kiku, a courtesan renowned for her artistry throughout Japan; and Fumi Nikaido (Vivant) as Ochiba no Kata, the revered mother of the heir who will stop at nothing to put an end to Toranaga and his threat to her son’s power.

Shōgun premieres in the US on Tuesday, February 27, on FX and Hulu.

Iwájú (US)

Set in a futuristic Lagos, Nigeria, this animated coming-of-age drama series follows Tola, a young girl from the wealthy island, and her best friend, Kole, a self-taught tech expert, as they discover the secrets and dangers hidden in their different worlds. The result of a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pan-African comic book entertainment company Kugali, Iwájú premieres globally on Wednesday, February 28, exclusively on Disney+.

Elsbeth (US)

Emmy® Award winner Carrie Preston reprises her The Good Wife and The Good Fight role of astute but unconventional attorney Elsbeth Tascioni for this new crime drama series. After leaving her successful legal career in Chicago to tackle a new investigative role in New York City, Elsbeth finds herself jockeying with the toast of the NYPD, Captain C.W. Wagner (Wendell Pierce, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan), a charismatic and revered leader. Working alongside Elsbeth is Officer Kaya Blanke (Carra Patterson, Servant), a stoic and ethical officer who quickly develops an appreciation for Elsbeth’s insightful and offbeat ways.

Elsbeth premieres in the US on Thursday, February 29, at 10pm ET/PT, on CBS, with streaming available on Paramount+.

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The Parades (Japan)

Masami Nagasawa (Kingdom, Mother) stars in this fantasy drama as Minako, a mother looking for her son after a devastating calamity, only to realize that she has died and is now confined to the realm of restless spirits. Soon she takes part in the parades, a gathering of deceased people in search of a loved one.

The Parades, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Thursday, February 29, on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Perimeter (US)

Set in Atlanta in the 1990s, against the backdrop of Freaknik and the 1996 Summer Olympics, this new drama series revolves around the Dawn family. They include daughter Paige (Ava Mone’t), a sophomore at Spelman college, whose life goes off track when she falls for a bad boy type; her father, Councilman Robert Dawn (Donovan Christie Jr., East New York), whose ambitions to become mayor come at a grave personal and moral cost; and his wife, Connie (Tatyana Ali, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), who tries to keep the family together.

Perimeter, a BET+ Original series, premieres in the US with the first four episodes on Thursday, February 29, exclusively on BET+ and its digital channels, including BET+ on Amazon.

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