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TV Shows That We Can't Wait To Check Out In 2023

2022 was an eventful year in television. Critically acclaimed prestige shows of the 2010s came to an end, including "Better Call Saul," "The Walking Dead," and "Atlanta." Other popular shows continued to gain more traction and attention with their subsequent seasons, including the second seasons of "Euphoria" and "Bridgerton," as well as "What We Do in the Shadows," "Derry Girls," and "Hacks." 

Other shows that premiered during the year caught the attention of the general public and social media fandoms, such as the first of many "Game of Thrones" spin-offs, "House of the Dragon," as well as the Ben Stiller-directed science-fiction drama "Severance." In the comedy sphere, shows like "The Afterparty" turned the murder mystery on its head, while HBO's Nathan Fielder-led "The Rehearsal" garnered dozens of articles and think-pieces on the show's portrayal of reality versus fiction. Additionally, the world of genre television expanded, with new series exploring the worlds of "Star Wars" ("Obi-Wan Kenobi," "Andor"), Marvel ("Moon Knight," "She-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law"), "The Lord of the Rings," and "The Sandman." 

Now that we're in 2023, there's even more television to look forward to. Across the year, fans will get to explore their favorite universes and franchises more deeply while also being introduced to new characters and stories to become addicted to binge-watching. Whether they're the beginning of the next great show of the 2020s or a limited series certain to catch your attention, viewers should have their eyes on these series in the next year.

Orphan Black: Echoes

"Orphan Black" was one of the most critically acclaimed shows of the 2010s, starring Tatiana Maslany as Sarah, a woman who discovers she is one of many clones created via in vitro fertilization. The science-fiction series attracted a passionate and loyal fan base, particularly during the many years when Maslany failed to nab Emmy nominations for her performance. She eventually was nominated three times, winning in 2016. The show came to an end in 2017, but ever since, AMC has made plans to return to the universe of "Orphan Black."

While Tatiana Maslany is off hulking out over on Disney+, AMC continues their plans to revive "Orphan Black," this time with the spin-off series "Orphan Black: Echoes," set to premiere in 2023. In Maslany's place, the show will star Krysten Ritter, widely known for her work in the second season of "Breaking Bad," as well as the Netflix MCU series "Jessica Jones." Ritter will appear in the spin-off alongside Keeley Hawes and Avan Jogia, though who will be the clone this time around remains to be known.

In fact, very little is known about "Orphan Black: Echoes" at all, particularly its connection to the original AMC series. However, given how much acclaim and fan support "Orphan Black" had during its run, "Echoes" will probably find its audience, however big or small. Perhaps this time, Krysten Ritter will be rightfully acclaimed for her performance. 

The Fall of the House of Usher

Director and horror TV creator Mike Flanagan typically doesn't miss. Not only has he directed some twisted movies over the years, but he's also given us some of Netflix's best horror programming. "The Haunting of Hill House," "The Haunting of Bly Manor," "Midnight Mass," and "The Midnight Club" have all been well-received hits for the streaming giant, and Flanagan will now add some scares to 2023's spooky season with "The Fall of the House of Usher."

"The Fall of the House of Usher" is a modern-day amalgamation of several of the works of Edgar Allan Poe. It focuses on a pharmaceutical CEO who grows increasingly paranoid as his children begin to die through progressively bizarre and violent means. Flanagan has always had a deft hand at building dread, so Poe's timeless tales of terror seem like a perfect fit for the director.

Flanagan tends to work with a reliable stable of actors, and many of them appear in "The Fall of the House of Usher." Look for Carla Gugino, Kate Siegel, Henry Thomas, Rahul Kohli, and many more familiar faces in the cast list. Other big names include Willa Fitzgerald, Bruce Greenwood, Mary McDonnell, and Mark Hamill. The series arrives on Netflix on October 12.

The Changeling

Apple TV+ knows that audiences want spooky shows during the fall, and they are bringing it with "The Changeling." This is not the same story as the 1980 horror film "The Changeling," nor is it the same story as the 2008 film starring Angelina Jolie. Instead, this series is based on a 2017 fantasy-horror novel by Victor LaValle, and it looks wholly unnerving.

"The Changeling" stars LaKeith Stanfield as a man named Apollo, who finally marries the woman of his dreams (played by Clark Backo) and has a child with her. However, his world quickly unravels when he wakes up one morning to find his wife and daughter have disappeared without a trace. As he frantically searches for them, Apollo begins to question the nature of his entire reality, as supernatural events and magical beings start to make him realize that he may be toying with forces well beyond his control.

The first three episodes of "The Changeling" premiere on Apple TV+ on September 8, followed by a new episode each week afterward.

The Continental: From the World of John Wick

The "John Wick" films have had a huge impact on the world of action cinema, popularizing new techniques in choreography, stunt work, and pacing. The films have been so successful — and audiences have fallen so hard for the labyrinthine lore of a world filled with sexy assassins — that Peacock looks to capitalize on them with "The Continental: From the World of John Wick."

The miniseries is three episodes, and serves as a prequel to the films. It focuses on Winston Scott, the proprietor of the New York branch of The Continental, an assassin safehouse/hotel/armory/whatever else it needs to be. It is set during the 1970s, and will weave historical events of the time into the story of how Scott took control of the hotel.

Winston Scott is played by Ian McShane in the "John Wick" films, but Colin Woodell is playing the character this time around — after all, it is set in the 1970s, rather than the present day. Mel Gibson stars as Cormac, who runs The Continental when the series kicks off. Though the series is just three episodes, they will only be released on Peacock weekly, starting on September 22.


Dan Harmon continues his multi-network takeover of animation, this time landing a primetime spot on Fox with his series "Krapopolis." This puts it in the realm of heavy hitters like "The Simpsons," "Family Guy," and "Bob's Burgers." Fox is apparently betting hard that they've got another hit on their hands: "Krapopolis" was already renewed for a second and third season before the premiere even aired.

If you've watched Dan Harmon's other shows, you should be used to the animation stylings of "Krapopolis." It's set in a city in ancient Greece, and features a wide variety of humans, gods, and monsters from Greek mythology. What should help "Krapopolis" stand out is its collection of absolutely hysterical people leading the ensemble cast. Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Hannah Waddingham, Pam Murphy, and Duncan Trussell voice the lead characters, and each of them has proven time and time again how hilarious their dialogue can be. "Krapopolis" also has some big-time guest actors slated, including Susan Sarandon, Will Forte, Daveed Diggs, Ben Stiller, Stephanie Beatriz, and more. Scheduled for Fox's Animation Domination programming block, "Krapopolis" premieres September 24.

Loki Season 2

In general, a show's second season wouldn't be particularly newsworthy, but Season 2 of "Loki" demands our attention. For one, the television shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been up and down in terms of quality, but "Loki" is generally seen as one of the most successful. More interestingly, "Loki" Season 2 has captured our attention because of the real-world drama surrounding actor Jonathan Majors.

Majors was all set to take the MCU by storm as Kang the Conqueror, the big bad stepping up in place of Thanos. He made his debut on the first season of "Loki," before getting a more formal introduction in "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania," ahead of warping reality even more in Season 2 of "Loki." However, in March, Majors was accused of domestic violence — and even more revelations started to come out about the actor. In June, Rolling Stone published an article detailing almost a decade of "extreme abuse" from Majors, both toward his romantic partners and on various acting gigs. Majors' trial has not occurred yet as of this writing, but Marvel has bet big on the actor — so it will be interesting to see if "Loki" Season 2 hedges that bet in any way.

On top of all the drama, Tom Hiddleston is still incredible in the lead role, and "Loki" has a ton of fun with time travel and multiversal adventures. It isn't all behind-the-scenes drama with this one. Look for Season 2 in October.

Gen V

For all the talk about "superhero fatigue," the world of comics and superpowers is still giving us some of the best television out there. Prime Video's "The Boys" is one such example, filling our screens with terrifying beings and more gore and gross-out humor than you can shake a bloody cape at. "Gen V" is a spin-off of that show, set concurrently with the yet-to-be-released fourth season of "The Boys."

"Gen V" focuses on the Godolkin University School of Crimefighting, a training ground for up-and-coming superheroes. The school is run by Vought International, so we are well aware that debauchery is afoot from the very beginning. The school puts wannabe supes through a series of grueling tests to see if they'd be a good fit for one of Vought's many worldwide brands of heroes, and the show looks like it will feature just as much blood and mayhem as its big brother.

"Gen V" features a number of up-and-coming actors, including Jaz Sinclair, Lizze Broadway, and Chance Perdomo. It arrives on Prime Video on September 29.

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off

Whenever you see behind-the-scenes stories from the filming of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," it seems like everyone involved was just having a blast. Director Edgar Wright put together an incredible cast of actors for the film, many of whom have gone on to become huge stars in their own right. That's why "Scott Pilgrim Takes Off," the upcoming Netflix anime series, has fans of the movie so excited: pretty much everybody is back!

Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aubrey Plaza, Kieren Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Jason Schwartzman, and many more are all reprising their roles from the film. What sets the series apart, however, is that it is drawn in a similar style to the comics, and the comic's creator, Bryan Lee O'Malley, is also helping to develop the story and characters. It will follow the story of the comics (which the movie also did), but will seemingly have more room to develop the characters along the way. It will probably also adhere more to the ending; when the film was released, the final volume of the comic was still unfinished.

With the film such a beloved cult classic, it will be interesting to see what new life the series brings to the world of evil exes. "Scott Pilgrim Takes Off" hits Netflix on November 17.

Castlevania: Nocturne

The "Castlevania" anime series didn't seem like it would amount to much when it was announced, but it didn't take long for audiences to take notice. Not only did it do an excellent job of adapting story beats from the popular video game series, but it also featured great writing, stellar voice acting, and incredible animation. Four seasons in, and Netflix has decided to start telling a different tale in the same universe with "Castlevania: Nocturne."

Whereas "Castlevania" focused its attention on Trevor Belmont, "Castlevania: Nocturne" will change up settings, characters, and time periods. It will feature Richter Belmont, a descendent of Trevor, and will take place during the French Revolution. There have not been many details released about the plot just yet, but it stands that Richter will need to find a group of allies to help him in a battle against the forces of darkness. Gruesome fight scenes, difficult choices, and over-the-top villains will surely abound.

Whether "Castlevania: Nocturne" can keep the magic going is yet to be seen but, judging from the quality of the original series, we wouldn't bet against it. It premieres on Netflix on September 28.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

When "Harry Potter" mania took over the world, every movie studio scrambled to find the next YA book series that they could turn into a money-printing empire. Some, like "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games," found huge success in the aftermath. Others, like "City of Embers," are barely remembered. Some, like "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," created a decent fandom but petered out before they could become huge. Disney is hoping that fandom will return for their updated take on the book series, a Disney+ show called "Percy Jackson and the Olympians."

For those unfamiliar with the series, Percy is Perseus, a demigod and the son of Poseidon, Greek god of the sea. The story follows Percy and a group of his mythology-inspired schoolmates as they navigate the perils of being a teenager, deal with powerful magic and angry deities, and try to figure out where they fit into the world.

The Disney+ series looks to improve where the film series couldn't quite adapt the books very well, and it looks like it could be a fun and magical adventure for parents and their kids. It premieres December 20.