Despite all of the conundrum associated with COVID-19, 2022 was a smash hit for television shows all over the world. We saw the arrival of some of the most anticipated shows around, such as Heart Stopper, House of the Dragon and The Rings of Power.
2022 also saw the end of some shows, such as Legacies, which brought The Vampire Diaries Universe to a close, and also Westworld, which was cancelled not too long ago after HBO decided not to renew for a fifth season.
Nonetheless, 2023 is expected to be another smash hit for television all over the world, and, as sad as it is, shows ending makes way for new programming to take their place. Here are the top ten 2023 shows that we’re most excited about.
Citadel is a new experimental spy thriller series created by The Russo Brothers and Patrick Moran. We’re excited for this one because it seems to have quite a lot of potential and, if successful, there will be numerous spin-offs focusing on different countries. The series, which is produced by Prime Studios, follows Citadel agents Mason Kane and Nadia Singh, but little other details have been confirmed about the series thus far.
Whilst an official release date is also being kept under wraps at the moment, it is expected to launch on Prime Video sometime in 2023.
9. Never Have I Ever
At the end of season three of Never Have I Ever, Devi decided to stay in Sherman Oaks to finish out her senior year. She also almost made a big decision about her love life after it was exposed that she was dating two people at the same time, and this is something that will definitely be explored more in the fourth season, which has also been confirmed to be the series’ last season.
Whilst a release date hasn’t been announced yet, it’s likely that the final season will drop in 2023. There are several season regulars returning for their roles in the fourth and final season including Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Darren Barnet, Karen Lewison, Poorna Jagannathan and Richa Moorjani.
Returning for its fourth season, the Penn Badly thriller returns to Netflix on February 9, 2023. In this season, Badgley’s Joe Goldberg assumes a new identity in Paris as he attempts to track down the one that got away. In the meantime, he obsesses over a new selection of vulnerable women. If the previous seasons are anything to go by, this ones going to be good.
7. Shadow and Bone
Season 1 of Shadow and Bone was a true pleasure to watch, culminating in Sun Summoner Alina Stark defeating the Darkling, or so she thought. Things are about to become even more dangerous than ever for her, however with his return in the second season of the Netflix fantasy series.
The show has a bundle of new characters stepping foot into the established world of the Grisha to join the fight against the Darkling; one thing is clear, however, Alina will need all of the help and as many allies as she can find in her new fight. Shadow and Bone season two has a confirmed release date of March 16, 2023, and will run for eight episodes. Jessie Mei Li, Archie Renaux, Ben Barnes, Freddy Carter, Amita Suman, and Kit Young star in the live-action adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s books.
Yellowjackets was something definitely out of the ordinary when it premiered last year. And if you managed to stomach the gore, and are coming back for a second hit, you’ll be pleased to know that the second season is due to land on Netflix on March 24, 2023. The second season picks up where the second season left off, flashing between the aftermath of the 1996 plane crash and a jump of 25 years afterwards. This is one we’re definitely looking forward to.
Catch the second, highly anticipated season on Netflix when it drops on March 24, 2023.
5. Agatha: Coven of Chaos
WandaVision brought a plethora of new characters into the universe and one of the most interesting was Agatha Harkness, a witch possessed by a magical book known as the Darkhold. Despite the fact that Agatha was trapped in the end of WandaVision, she will be returning in Agatha: Coven of Chaos, which is set to release in Winter 2023.
Kathryn Hahn will be joined by Aubrey Plaza, Joe Locke, to name a few names.
4. The Mandalorian
Having captured the hearts of many with his cuteness, Grogu is finally returning to our screens on March 1, when thre show returns for its third season on Disney+. It will have been a little over two years since the end of the second season.
Picking up following the events of the second half of The Book of Boba Fett season 1, the season will see the Mandalorian and Grogu reunited and speeding through the galaxy in search of their next adventure. In addition to starring in The Last of Us — which also debutes in 2023 — Pedro Pascal will reprise his role as Mando in season 3, which will also see the return of Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon and Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze.
3. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is a prequel to the popular Netflix series, Bridgerton, and follows the titular character as she rises to power. The show documents her marriage to King George and how this caused a shift in the aristocracy. Consisting of eight episodes, the show is set to air sometime in 2023, and will star Golda Rosheuvel as the titular character whilst India Amartefio will portray the younger version of herself.
2. Wolf Pack
Wolf Pack is one of the series that has us the most excited, and sees the return of Sarah Michelle Geller to the supernatural genre; she’s albeit been lying a bit low ever since she shot to acclaim with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her appearance in the show is enough alone to make us tune in.
Interestingly, Geller wasn’t interested in the show originally, but after reading the script changed her mind. The show is based on the book series by Ego Van Belkom, and follows two teens whose lives are changed forever when a California wildfire awakens a terrifying supernatural creature. The series releases on Paramount+ on January 2026, 2023.
1. The Last of Us
The Last of Us is one of the shows were most excited about that will be releasing in 2023; actually, it will be releasing pretty soon, January 15, 2023 to be exact!
Based on the popular video game of the same name, the show is created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, and follows Joel (Pedro Pascal), a smuggler who travels across an infected United States to deliver humanities last hope of survival, Ellie, to a research lab. Ellie is immune to the Cordyceps brain infection ravaging the world and is humanities last hope of creating a vaccine.
The show is set to release on HBO January 15, 2023.