2023 TV Preview: New and Returning Series to Look Out For
by FARUK IMAMOVIC | VIEW 172
2023 promises to be a big year for TV fans with a host of highly anticipated new and returning series set to hit the small screen. First up is "The Last of Us," a post-apocalyptic zombie drama based on the popular video game, which hits HBO on January 15th.
The show stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as they travel across the U.S. in a world overrun by zombies. HBO will also be home to "The Idol," a star-studded series featuring Lily Rose Depp, Troye Sivan, Jenny Kim from the group Blackpink, and The Weeknd, who also co-created the series.
In "The Idol," Depp plays a recently canceled pop star attempting a comeback, while The Weeknd stars as a cult leader who begins a relationship with her. The release date for "The Idol" has yet to be announced. "Daisy Jones and the Six," a drama about the rise and fall of a 1970s rock group, will stream on Amazon Prime Video on March 3rd.
Based on the novel of the same name, the series delves into the mystery behind the band's breakup. Comedy fans can look forward to "Poker Face," a mystery comedy streaming on Peacock on January 26th. The show stars Natasha Leone and features an all-star cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Adrian Brody, and Jamila Jamil.
In addition to these new series, there are also several fan-favorite shows returning in 2023. "You," the psychological thriller starring Penn Badgley, will return for its fourth season on Netflix on February 9th.
"The Mandalorian" will also be back for its third season on Disney+ on March 1st. "Succession," the juicy family drama, will return for a fourth season at some point in the spring, though a specific premiere date has yet to be announced.
Other shows with release dates still to be determined include the workplace thriller "Severance," the Jason Sudeikis-led comedy "Ted Lasso," and a new season of the "S*x and the City" reboot "And Just Like That."