Superheroes, sequels, and screams: Four movies and shows coming your way in January

The new year has finally arrived and what better way to start 2022 than with some fresh new entertainment?

Dylan Minnette stars as Wes Hicks in the upcoming fifth Scream film.
Dylan Minnette stars as Wes Hicks in the upcoming fifth Scream film.  © Imago/Prod.Db

2021 definitely had some heavy hitters in the movie and TV world, thanks especially to Marvel unleashing its Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

When it comes to Marvel, it seems fans have some time before the craziness picks back up again this year.

But in the meantime, this month has some pretty exciting shows and films for viewers to feast their eyes upon.

Lizzo plays 200-year-old crystal flute owned by James Madison at DC concert
Lizzo Lizzo plays 200-year-old crystal flute owned by James Madison at DC concert

Here are four must-see TV shows and movies to watch out for this January.

How I Met Your Father

Hilary Duff will star as Sophie in the upcoming Hulu series, How I Met Your Father.
Hilary Duff will star as Sophie in the upcoming Hulu series, How I Met Your Father.  © IMAGO/NurPhoto

The standalone sequel to the infamous sitcom How I Met Your Mother will be arriving via Hulu this month.

This time, Lizzie McGuire star Hilary Duff will be the one recounting the sure to be entertaining tale of how she met her children's father.

Chris Lowell and Francia Raisa are also on board, and so is Kim Cattrall, who will portray the older version of Hilary's fictional character.

Taylor Swift hints at a major Joe Alwyn confessional on Midnights
Taylor Swift Taylor Swift hints at a major Joe Alwyn confessional on Midnights

Shot similarly like its predecessor, the show will follow Sophie who shares her misadventures to her kids that led to their existence.

While sequels and reboots are tricky territory, previews for this upcoming show have piqued the interest of fans, especially with Hilary at the helm.

Take a trip down memory lane with Hilary and the gang when How I Met Your Father premieres on Hulu, January 18.

Scream

Neve Campbell (l.) and Courteney Cox return as Sidney Prescott and Gale Weathers in the upcoming Scream movie.
Neve Campbell (l.) and Courteney Cox return as Sidney Prescott and Gale Weathers in the upcoming Scream movie.  © imago/ZUMA Press

Speaking of sequels, fans will be returning to Woodsboro once again for more grisly murder.

The fifth installment for the Scream series is coming this month.

Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette will reprise their roles from the four previous slasher films will helping newcomers uncover who's behind the Ghostface mask.

It's been a full 10 years since the last entry in this franchise and Scream 4 didn't do too badly at the box office or with critics. There's clearly still plenty of life left in this series.

Scream hits theaters January 14.

Euphoria season 2

Zendaya reprises her role as the troubled teen drug addict Rue Bennett in the trippy HBO Max series, Euphoria.
Zendaya reprises her role as the troubled teen drug addict Rue Bennett in the trippy HBO Max series, Euphoria.  © imago/Everett Collection

The outrageously bingeworthy drama is back for another season.

HBO Max's daring series Euphoria will once again follow Zendaya's character Rue Bennett– a troubled recovering addict who fell in love with the new girl in season one.

However, previews for the second season have hinted that Rue's obsession with her former bestie, Jules, played Hunter Schafer, will be the furthest thing from her mind.

The young adult has been teased to get into even more madness and mayhem as she continues to navigate the usual high school drama most teens deal with.

That being said, it's been clear from the very beginning that Euphoria is not your average take on these experiences, as it tackles drugs, sex, abuse, and other darker topics.

Euphoria will take fans back on a trippy ride on January 9 exclusively on HBO Max.

Peacemaker

John Cena reprises his role as Christopher Smith/ Peacemaker in the HBO Max series of the same name.
John Cena reprises his role as Christopher Smith/ Peacemaker in the HBO Max series of the same name.  © IMAGO/Picturelux

While the MCU takes a breather, the DC extended universe will step to the mantle with its expanded world of heroes, villains, and those in between.

Enter the newest – albeit not the nicest – super dude that will maybe save the day: Peacemaker.

John Cena reprises his Suicide Squad role as a merciless killer is who's a bit of a douchebag.

Set after the events of The Suicide Squad, Peacemaker follows the origins of the anti-hero.

While the MCU has dabbled a bit more with the darker side of being a superhero, the DCEU has never had an issue with displaying violence and chaos in its shows and films.

Needless to say, this next DCEU series will surely be a wild ride.

Peacemaker hits the small screens on January 13 exclusively on HBO Max.

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