Tom Beasley

Hunters, Shotgun Wedding and The Rig come to Prime Video UK in January. (Prime Video)

Hunters, Shotgun Wedding and The Rig come to Prime Video UK in January. (Prime Video)

As the new year begins, Prime Video UK is unleashing some of its big guns. Al Pacino is back in the lead role of drama series Hunters — despite his fate in the first season — and there’s some morally murky Nazi-hunting revenge being dished out once again.

On the movie front, the headline offering is Jennifer Lopez showing she can be an action hero while wearing a big, white dress in Shotgun Wedding. Elsewhere, the likes of Mortal Kombat and Judas and the Black Messiah are heading to streaming.

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Here’s what’s heading to Prime Video UK in January…

Shotgun Wedding (27 January)

Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore takes the helm of this raucous romcom, which stars Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel as a couple preparing for a glitzy, expensive destination wedding.

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But when the wedding party is taken hostage and bullets start flying, their big day becomes a battle for survival. As trailers go, this one is an absolute blast.

New TV shows coming to Prime Video UK in January 2023

The Rig (all episodes from 6 January)

A collection of great British actors — including Iain Glen and Line of Duty’s Martin Compston — anchors this mystery thriller series, set on an oil rig miles out in the North Sea. Things start to go wrong when a fog cuts off their contact with the mainland, leaving them stranded in their hostile working environment, only for the situation to worsen when a horrifying accident takes place.

Hunters S2 (all episodes from 13 January)

Al Pacino returns for the second and final season of this drama series, which focuses on a group of Nazi hunters in the 1970s. Pacino’s character will figure as part of a dual-timeline story, given his death at the end of season one, while the show will also reckon with the rather huge plot twists of the first season’s finale. It’s fair to say there were some big swings, which stop this from being just another historical show.

The Test S2 (13 January)

Documentary series The Test takes a behind the scenes look at the Australia men's test cricket team. (Prime Video)

Documentary series The Test takes a behind the scenes look at the Australia men’s test cricket team. (Prime Video)

Streaming services have really grown to love fly-on-the-wall sports documentaries and this one, returning for its second season, follows the Australian men’s test cricket team. It focuses on the 2021/22 test season, including a clash with England and the end of a 20-year spell in which they never travelled to play Pakistan on their soil.

The Legend of Vox Machina S2 (20 January)

Adult animated series The Legend of Vox Machina returns for a second run this month. (Prime Video)

Adult animated series The Legend of Vox Machina returns for a second run this month. (Prime Video)

Based on the hugely popular Dungeons & Dragons web series Critical Role, this adult animated show is back once again. This time around, Vox Machina are forced to try to save the world again when a threat emerges from the Chroma Conclave — a terrifying group of dragons.

Nate Bargatze: Hello World (31 January)

Nate Bargatze brings his latest stand-up special to audiences globally via Prime Video. (Prime Video)

Nate Bargatze brings his latest stand-up special to audiences globally via Prime Video. (Prime Video)

After two stand-up specials for Netflix over the last few years, Nashville-born comic Nate Bargatze is bringing his latest performance to Prime Video. Recorded on a 360-degree stage in Phoenix, Arizona, this new special is another showcase of Bargatze’s relatable material.

Other movies and TV to watch on Prime Video UK in January 2023

1 January

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (2022)

18 January

Mortal Kombat (2021)

30 January

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

Watch: Trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah

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