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Streaming Guide – February 2023

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The long wait will soon be over for fans of Carnival Row, as the second and final season of the fantasy series premieres Feb. 17 on Prime Video. Meanwhile, HBO’s The Nevers will find a new home this month on Tubi, the free ad-supported streaming service from Fox Corp.

February’s other streaming highlights include Sleepy Hollow on HBO Max and Brazil on Peacock.

Our monthly streaming guides focus on titles arriving each month on the major streaming services. See “Our Ultimate Streaming Guide” for a more comprehensive look at steampunk-related movies and series on these services.

Unless otherwise noted, these productions debuted Feb. 1. We can only confirm new arrivals in the U.S., but some titles may also be available on these streaming services in other countries.


Sleepy Hollow (1999) – Tim Burton directed this gothic horror film loosely based on Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Set in 1799, it stars Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, who in this version is a New York City constable on the trail of the Headless Horseman.

The cast also features Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, and Michael Gambon. The film received three Oscar nominations, including Best Costume Design, and won for Best Art Direction.

More info: Wikipedia | IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes

Also arriving in February: Steven Spielberg’s 2005 adaptation of War of the Worlds.

Titles leaving at month’s end include The Adventures Of Tintin, Spielberg’s 2011 adaptation of the popular comic book series.


Major arrivals this month include Peter Jackson’s epic adaptations of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Otherwise, it’s a good month for subscribers to catch up on the streamer’s large library of existing steampunk content.


Winchester (2018) – This period film puts a supernatural horror spin on the story of Sarah Winchester and what later became the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose. Helen Mirren portrayed the heiress, with Jason Clarke in a co-starring role. The film was a financial success, but it was panned by critics and received a Worst Picture nomination in the Razzie Awards.

More info: Wikipedia | IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes

Also arriving in February: Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands (1990); Barry Sonnenfeld’s The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993); and the cult classic sci-fi film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. Star Trek fans will welcome the third and final season of Star Trek: Picard, which premieres Feb. 16. Paramount+ will also begin streaming There Will Be Blood, which starred Daniel Day-Lewis in an Oscar-winning role as a turn-of-the-century oil baron in Southern California.


Brazil (1985) – Terry Gilliam’s dark dystopian comedy is now regarded as a major influence on steampunk, due in part to its depiction of quirky retrofuturistic technology. The cast features Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Kim Greist, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, and Michael Palin.

More info: Wikipedia | IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes

Also arriving in February: It’s a great month for Alfred Hitchcock fans, as Peacock will stream The Birds (1963) and Psycho (1960), plus two of the master’s older films, Saboteur (1942) and Shadow of a Doubt (1943), as well as Marnie (1964) and Frenzy (1972).

Prime Video

Carnival Row (Season 2) – Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne are back for the second and final season in this fantasy series, which has become a favorite among many steampunk fans. The story involves mythological creatures who form an immigrant underclass in a dystopian world with neo-Victorian styling.

The season “picks up with former inspector Rycroft Philostrate aka Philo (Bloom) investigating a series of gruesome murders stoking social tension,” states the synopsis from Amazon Studios. “Vignette Stonemoss (Delevingne) and the Black Raven plot payback for the unjust oppression inflicted by The Burgue’s human leaders, Jonah Breakspear (Arty Froushan) and Sophie Longerbane (Caroline Ford). Tourmaline Larou (Karla Crome) inherits supernatural powers that threaten her fate and the future of The Row. And, after escaping The Burgue and her vengeful brother Ezra (Andrew Gower), Imogen Spurnrose (Tamzin Merchant) and her partner Agreus Astrayon (David Gyasi) encounter a radical new society which upends their plans.”

The new season begins streaming on Feb. 17.

More info: Wikipedia | IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes


In December, steampunk fans were shocked to learn that HBO had cancelled The Nevers, and that the series had been removed from the HBO Max streaming library. At the time, parent company Warner Bros. Discovery announced that it would license the show, along with other cancelled series, to other unspecified streaming platforms.

Now we know that one of those platforms will be Tubi, a free ad-supported streaming service from Fox Corp. Tubi will include the series in a new linear channel called WB TV Watchlist along with Westworld, Raised by Wolves, Time Traveler’s Wife, Babylon 5, and others.

The good news is that the deal covers all 12 episodes of Season 1, including six that have not yet aired. The bad news? It appears, at least for now, that the series will be available only on a linear channel – similar to conventional TV – and not on-demand. And viewers, of course, will have to sit through commercials in a series that was not designed to have commercial breaks.

Tubi says it will roll out the newly licensed series throughout the month.

Set primarily in Victorian-era London, The Nevers tells the story of a group of people, mostly women, who received a variety of superpowers following a mysterious incident. HBO and HBO Max aired six episodes in 2021, representing the first half of Season 1. The sixth episode featured a major plot twist.

The former HBO and HBO Max series are also headed to The Roku Channel, a free ad-supported streaming service from Roku Inc. Roku said it will begin offering the series in new linear channels beginning this spring. It’s not yet clear if they’ll also be available on demand.

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