The Prime Video Hot List: Best new releases to watch in January - from The Rig to Jennifer Lopez's Shotgun Wedding

Find out what's new on Prime Video UK including Jennifer Lopez's Shotgun Wedding and nail-biting thriller The Rig.

By Alex Fletcher Updated: 30 December 2022 - 5.29pm
Prime Video Jennifer Lopez action comedy movie Shotgun Wedding - coming to Prime Video

There’s already plenty of TV shows and films to get stuck into on Prime Video - and they’re all included in your Amazon Prime subscription.  

But what's new in January 2023? Highlights include Jennifer Lopez's action comedy movie Shotgun Wedding and the highly-anticipated mystery thriller The Rig.

Read our must-watch TV guide for a full preview of the month ahead on Prime Video. Plus, don't miss what's coming up on Amazon Freevee at the end of this article.

The Rig

A character-driven mystery thriller following the crew of the Kinloch Bravo oil rig as they fight for survival after a strange fog cuts off all communication with the shore, and leaves them stranded in the fierce waves of the North Sea.

Starring an incredible cast - Martin Compston, Emily Hampshire, Iain Glen and Rochenda Sandall – this is a series about bravery, heroism, sacrifice and a confrontation with
the past.

Stream The Rig season 1 from Tuesday, 6 January on Prime Video.

Exclusive interviews - Behind the Scenes on The Rig

The Test season 2

The critically acclaimed cricket documentary about the Australian men’s cricket team returns for a season 2. Picking up after the exit of captain Tim Paine and coach Justin Langer, the series goes behind the scenes of the 2021/22 test season.

Spoiler warning for England cricket fans – the Ashes series featured will not make pretty viewing.

Stream The Test season 2 from Friday, 13 January on Prime Video.

The best sport documentaries on Prime Video

Hunters season 2

The second and final season of the violent period conspiracy thriller concludes in dramatic fashion in January with the Hunters banding together to take down Adolf Hitler.

Al Pacino returns for the epic series conclusion, alongside Jennifer Jason Leigh and returning regulars Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Lena Olin, Josh Radnor, Tiffany Boone, Carol Kane, Louis Ozawa, Kate Mulvany, and Greg Austin. 

Stream Hunters season 2 from Friday, 13 January on Prime Video.

The Legend of Vox Machina season 2

The adult fantasy animation series first season got a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score and the highly anticipated season 2 will have 12 episodes, releasing three new episodes weekly.

New cast include Will Friedle (Boy Meets World), Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings), Henry Winkler (Barry) and Lance Reddick (John Wick). They join returing voice cast Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Encanto), Indira Varma (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Game of Thrones), Gina Torres (9-1-1: Lone Star), Kelly Hu (BMF), and Esmé Creed-Miles (Hanna).

Watch new episodes of The Legend of Vox Machina from Friday, 20 January on Prime Video.

Shotgun Wedding (Original Film)

An early contender for the most OMG movie trailer in 2023. Shotgun Wedding is the story of Darcy (Jennifer Lopez) and Tom (Josh Duhamel), who gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as the couple begin to get cold feet.

Oh, and if that wasn’t enough of a threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken hostage. It’s quite the twist.

Watch Shotgun Wedding on Friday, 27 January on Prime Video.

KSI: In Real Life

Produced by Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter, Something from Tiffany’s tells the story of how the lives of Rachel and Gary (Zoey Deutch, Ray Nicholson) and Ethan and Vanessa (Kendrick Smith Sampson, Shay Mitchell), change when their paths cross due to a mix-up of gifts - showing how a special box from Tiffany could change the course of a person’s life.

Watch KSI: In Real Life from 26 January on Prime Video.

Amazon Freevee launches: What's on - New in 2023

Neighbours

After all the tears and emotional reunions - Kylie! Jason! - for the final episodes in 2022, Neighbours is already preparing to make a comeback in 2023.

The iconic Aussie series will return with a new home on Amazon Freevee with all the same dramas and challenges for the residents of Ramsay Street.

Stefan Dennis, Alan Fletcher, Ryan Moloney, and Jackie Woodburne will all be back as familiar faces for that perfect blend of sunshine and soap.

Watch Neighbours in 2023 on Amazon Freevee

Read more: What's coming up on NetflixNOW and Sky Cinema this month?