The 10 Most Anticipated New Scripted TV Shows Coming in 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter

If 2022 will be remembered as the year that game of thrones won the battle to be crowned the next, uh, game of thrones, 2023 may go down as the year Peak TV finally peaked. Yes, there is literally more hundreds of new scripted TV shows making their way to streaming platforms and many of them still cost an arm and a leg, but like shows like Ted Lasso have proven, those with the biggest price tags don’t always guarantee success.

In agreement with THR‘s tradition, we’ve scoured the scripted landscape for all the major players in town and whittled our annual list down to a mere 10 shows that we’re about to say will be the ones that cut through the clutter to to become the talk of the town. We did the obvious (a Shonda Rhimes-written Bridgerton prequel) and the not so obvious (get ready to feel your feelings with Jason Katims again) as well as everything in between. One thing that’s new this year: Rather than doing 23 shows in 2023, our field of 10 also takes a bigger look at what’s still coming across a variety of platforms, as cutting this score for a few very tough calls were made. (With apologies to Disney+, we know there’s plenty more from Marvel and Star Wars so none are included here.)

So without further ado, here are our 10 can’t-miss picks for the new series, which is expected to arrive in 2023. (Presented in alphabetical order, including premiere dates where available.)

*COVID-19 is still a factor, and so are evolving slates, as many platforms are undergoing review under new executive regimes, so there are no guarantees.

1. Citadel (Amazon, 2023)

Fresh off its $1 billion roll-in Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Amazon has another bank breaker with Citadela so-called global event series of Avengers directors Joe and Anthony Russo which has been in the works since 2018. The series boasts a cast led by game of thrones grad Richard Madden and global star Priyanka Chopra Jonas and plans are already underway for local language spinoffs with an Indian installment of the mega-budget action spy series already on air. The US installment, like a number of other Amazon originals, saw showrunners change and a round of expensive reshoots. The drama is already on track to become Amazon’s second highest-grossing show ever produced and the Jennifer Salke-led streamer hasn’t even gotten to marketing yet. While LOTR was greenlit under Amazon’s previous executive regime, Citadel will be a make-or-break moment for Salke, whose other big swings in the coming year include dramas with Christoph Waltz (The Consultant, due this winter) and Rachel Weisz (Dead Ringers).

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2. Dear Edward (Apple, February 3)

Why yes, we are indeed still upset that Amazon canceled Jason Katims’ extremely personal autism series As we see it, which marked a return to form for the Parenthood and Friday Night Lights showrunner. Next up for the king of the tearjerker (with apologies to Dan Fogelman) is Dear Edwarda weepy drama based on the bestseller by Ann Napolitano. Wonka‘s Colin O’Brien stars as Edward Adler, a 12-year-old who survives a commercial airliner crash that kills every other passenger on the flight – including his family. As Edward and a diverse ensemble of others affected by the tragedy try to make sense of life after the accident, unexpected friendships, romances and communities are formed. Like Katim’s FNL and Parenthood, Dear Edward is described as a “heartbreaking, life-affirming and uplifting story about survival, resilience, connection and the exploration of what makes us human.” The killer cast, which is a reunion between Katims and his former FNL leading lady Connie Britton, as well as Taylor Schilling (Orange is the new black). Other highlights from Apple’s 2023 slate include Brotherhood and Pacific Ocean prosecute masters of the sky, Black Panther drama The Big Cigar with Andre Holland and LaKeith Stanfield in horror story The Change.

3. Fatal Attraction (Paramount+, 2023)

We strive to showcase shows from all the major conglomerates and streamers here and we’ll be honest: the Paramount+ bank is perhaps the weakest of all the major platforms when it comes to new arrivals in the coming year. Of course, there is more from Taylor Sheridan Yellowstone “Dutton verse” in store but out? The closest we have here is fatal attraction, which won us based on its exploration of mental illness and the strength of its cast. Lizzy Caplan steps into Glenn Close’s shoes in this reboot of the 1987 film with Joshua Jackson taking on the role previously played by Michael Douglas. As for the rest of the slate? Rejected HBO Max Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, an update on the MTV update of Teen Wolf and Kiefer Sutherland in Designated survivor rabbit hole

4. The Idol (HBO/HBO Max)

Consider us intrigued: Grammy winner The Weeknd stars in this LA-based music industry series he co-created Euphoria creator Sam Levinson. Lily-Rose Depp (yes, that Depp). The series has already undergone creative changes, including its creative direction, as it now centers on a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult who develops a complicated relationship with an up-and-coming pop singer. Other HBO originals earmarked for 2023 include The White House Plumbers and a Jodie Foster-led delivery of True detective.

5. The Last of We (HBO/HBO Max, January 15)

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We’re going to go out on a limb and say this will be one of the most talked-about new series of the year, as the premium cable network drew die-hard fans of the PlayStation game and new viewers alike. Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) stars in the series set 20 years after the destruction of modern civilization as Joel, a hardened survivor of the apocalypse who is hired to smuggle a 14-year-old girl (Bella Ramsey, game of thrones) from an oppressive quarantine zone. The seemingly small job becomes a brutal journey as they become dependent on each other for survival. Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) serves as showrunner on the series, which counts the game’s writer and creative director Neil Druckmann among its executive producers. Elsewhere on HBO Max, expect Mindy Kaling’s animation Velma, Greg Berlanti The girls on the bus and limited series Love & Death.

6. Poker face (Peacock, Jan. 26)

Rian Johnson (Knives out) and Natasha Lyonne (Russian doll). Need we say more? ok good The Star Wars: The Last Jedi director makes his TV debut with this character-driven, case-of-the-week mystery series that sees the always fabulous Lyonne hit the road and cross paths with a new cast of characters (Adrien Brody, Chloë Sevigny, Dascha Polanco, Ron Pearlman, Lil Rel Howery, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tim Meadows to name a few) as she sets out to solve one bizarre crime after another. Will this be Peacock’s big must-see show? Another caught our eye: Mrs. Davis, the AI ​​drama starring Betty Gilpin from creators Tara Hernandez (The big bang theory) and hitmaker Damon Lindelof (Lost, Watchmen).

7. Queen Charlotte (Netflix, 2023)

Shonda Rhimes knows a hit when she sees one. After a parade of missteps on broadcast to Scandalthe Grey’s Anatomy mastermind launched strong at Netflix with Bridgerton. Although Rhimes does not serve as showrunner on the flagship series and has not written any of its episodes (so far), she is the creative force behind prequel series Queen Charlotte. India Amarteifio plays the younger version of the character, with Bridgertonsaid Golda Rosheuvel, who reprises her role in the spin-off. Rhimes serves as showrunner and writes the series, which marks her second original for Netflix after co-hit Anna found out. While Bridgerton may have cooled off, it’s fair to expect Rhimes to bring the heat back to the franchise with this love story.

8. Shogun (FX, 2023)

Speaking of people we wouldn’t bet against, FX CEO John Landgraf worked to get his opinion Shogun right for a decade when he originally pitched this project at former corporate sibling Fox. After changing writers a few times and officially migrating to FX in 2018, this limited series based on James Clavell’s 1975 novel promises to be the cable network’s largest international scale production to date. Unlike the former NBC recording, Landgraf’s FX series will be told from the Japanese POV and has been updated to feature a more culturally sensitive and accurate portrayal. Shogun also boasts the largest budget Landgraf has ever devoted to anything in the network’s history and was cast out of Japan. Hiroyuki Sanada (Army of the Dead, Lost), Anna Sawai (F9, Pachinko) and Cosmo Jarvis (Raised by Wolves). Also on FX’s radar: The Full Monty update, a return to Justified and Retreat, The Sterling Affairs and retreat, the new series of The OA duo Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij.

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9. Shrink (Apple, January 27)

Ted Lasso co-creator Bill Lawrence, Emmy winner Brett Goldstein, Jason Segel and … Harrison Ford. Where do we sign? This 10-episode comedy starring and written by Segel revolves around a grieving therapist (the How I Met Your Mother grad) who starts breaking the rules and tells his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making big, turbulent changes to people’s lives…including his own. Ford, which already has a Yellowstone prequel under his belt and put on his Indiana Jones fedora once again plays a blue-collar shrink in the series that counts in 2023 Ted Lassos Lawrence and Goldstein among his creative team. Apple’s comedy lineup also features alien planet, a new animated series from Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty) which is based on the graphic novel of the same name, the aspirational Chris O’Dowd series The Big Door Prize and retro-future dramedy Hello Tomorrow with Billy Crudup (The Morning Show).

10. 3 Body problem (Netflix, 2023)

game of thrones co-creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss are adapting Liu Cixin’s Hugo-winning trilogy into their first series under their nine-figure overall deal with the streaming giant. In the works since late 2020, Benioff and Weiss are teaming up with Alexander Woo (The Terror) about the science fiction epic that tells the story of humanity’s first contact with an alien civilization. Executive producers include Rian Johnson and Brad Pitt, with a cast of familiar faces: Eiza González (Baby driver), game of thrones grad John Bradley, Liam Cunningham and Jonathan Pryce, among others. Elsewhere at Netflix, keep your eyes peeled for All the light we can’t see of strange things executive producer Shawn Levy.


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