After a year 2022 under the sign of heroic fantasy (House of the Dragon, The Rings of Power, The Sandman and Willow), make way for science fiction in 2023 with the highly anticipated The Last Of Usthe series inspired by the “Alien” franchise, Marvel production Secret Invasion or the adaptation Dune, the Sisterhood. Here are the 23 most anticipated series of 2023.
1. “The Last Of Us” (HBO Max)
A series eagerly awaited by fans of the video game franchise! The Last Of Us follows pandemic survivors Ellie (Bella Ramsey) and Joel (Pedro Pascal) in a post-apocalyptic world. A fiction written and produced by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann, the game’s creative director.
2. “Alien” (FX and Disney+)
The first serial adaptation of the franchise Alien ! This project, created by Noah Hawley (Fargo, Legion) and produced by Ridley Scott, will take place on Earth, in the future. It will not revolve around Ellen Ripley but around this central question in SF: does Humanity deserve to survive?
3. “Dune, the Sisterhood” (HBO Max)
Adaptation of the novel The Community of Sisterswritten by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert (Frank Herbert’s son), Dune, the Sisterhood is part of the literary sub-cycle “Dune, the origins” and will return to the genesis of Bene Gesserit, the sorority of Paul Atreides’ mother. The series will take place approximately 10,000 years before the events of the film of Denis Villeneuve.
4. “Fallout” (Amazon Prime Video)
Two years ago, Amazon announced its collaboration with Bethesda Game Studio for a series inspired by the cult video game license fallout. At the helm on the production side, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Jo, the producers of Westworld, have developed an original story never before seen in games… In the casting, Walton Goggins will play opposite Kyle MacLachlan and Ella Purnell.
5. “Ahsoka” (Disney+)
A new “Star Wars” series in addition to season 3 of The Mandalorianexpected on March 1. Ahsokacreated by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, follows ex-Jedi knight Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) in the aftermath of the fall of the Empire, as she investigates a latent threat that could upset the balance of a galaxy still fragile.
6. “Greek Salad” (Amazon Prime Video)
twenty years later The Spanish inn, Greek salad by Cédric Klapisch follows Wendy and Xavier’s children, Tom and Mia (Aliocha Schneider and Megan Northam) as they inherit a building in Athens and create a new Spanish inn. Romain Duris, Cécile de France, Kevin Bishop, Kelly Reilly and Barnaby Metschurat will take over the roles of Xavier, Isabelle, William, Wendy and Tobias respectively.
7. “Secret Invasion” (Disney+)
A new Marvel series halfway between espionage and vintage SF! In SSecret Invasion, the Skrulls, shape-shifting aliens, have been secretly infiltrating Earth for years. One of them, Talos (Ben Mendelsohn), nevertheless joins forces with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to fight against these creatures. The opportunity to discover newcomers to the MCU like Agent Sonya Falsworth (Olivia Colman) or a Skrull named G’iah (Emilia Clarke, Game Of Thrones).
8. “That ’90s Show” (Netflix)
A sitcom spin-off That ’70s Show ! That ’90s Show follows Eric and Donna’s (Topher Grace and Laura Prepon) daughter Leia Forman (Callie Haverda) as she spends the summer of 1995 with her grandparents Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp) and Red (Kurtwood Smith) in Point Place and befriend his neighbor, the rebellious Gwen, his adorable brother Nate, his smart girlfriend Nikki, the sarcastic Ozzie and the seductive Jay. Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis and Wilmer Valderrama will appear in this sequel, created and produced by the original team.
9. “Agatha: Coven of Chaos” (Disney+)
A spin-off of the miniseries Wanda Vision centered on the character of Agatha Harkness! In Agatha: Coven of Chaos (formerly titled House of Harkness), created by Jac Schaeffer, Kathryn Hahn reprises the role of the witch who revealed Wanda’s true potential as a Scarlet Witch.
10. “Queen Charlotte” (Netflix)
A prequel to the hit series by Shonda Rhimes The Bridgerton Chronicle. As indicated by his name, queen charlotte will follow the rise of the young Queen Charlotte (who will be played by India Amarteifio, whose resemblance to Golda Rosheuvel is quite disconcerting). Unlike the original series, queen charlotte develops a new narrative arc that was not written by Julia Quinn, the author of the initial literary saga.
11. “Velma” (HBO Max)
This is one of the most anticipated anime series of the year! Velma tells the backstory of Velma Dinkley, the mastermind of Scooby-Doo’s Mystery & Co. Velma, voiced by Mindy Kaling, will team up with Daphne (Constance Wu), Shaggy (Sam Richardson) and Fred (Glenn Howerton) to solve a murder at their high school. Mindy Kaling, also executive producer of the series, indicated that the main character will be of South Asian origin and will explore her sexual preferences.
12. “Wolf Pack” (Paramount+)
Notice to fans of buffy ! Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to the world of the supernatural, but not to fight vampires… Based on the book series by Edo Van Belko and written and produced by Jeff Davis (Teen Wolf), Wolf Pack follows a gang of four teenagers who are bitten by a werewolf during a wildfire in California.
13. Shrinking (Apple TV+)
In the comedy he wrote, ShrinkingJason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) plays a Jimmy Johns, a bereavement therapist, who begins to tell his clients exactly what he’s thinking, despite the lack of ethics. He shares his practice with Gaby (Jessica Williams) and Dr Phil Rhodes (Harrison Ford), therapist specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy, suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Jimmy Johns’ new method will change their lives and those of patients.
14. Freeridge (Netflix)
A spin-off of On My Block ! Coming of age comedy Freeridge follows a new group of four friends – siblings Gloria (Keyla Monterroso Mejia) and Ines (Bryana Salaz) and their friends Demi and (Ciara Riley Wilson) and Cameron (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) – and their adventures in the Freeridge neighborhood in Los Angeles. Some cast members of On My Block will make appearances over the eight expected episodes.
15. “The Three-Body Problem” (Netflix)
The serial adaptation of the sci-fi literary trilogy The three-body problem by Chinese author Liu Cixin. This series is expected because it marks the return of the showrunners of Game Of Thrones, David Bienoff and DB Weiss. The three-body problem follows Ye Wenjie, an astrophysicist who participates in a research program aimed at making contact with potential extraterrestrial civilizations.
16. “The Continental” (Amazon Prime Video)
The saga John Wick continues as a series titled The Continental. The latter will follow a young Winston Scott (Colin Woodell) in the slums of 1970s New York, where he will face the demons of his past while trying to take control of the iconic hotel – a hotel that serves as a point of meet the world’s most dangerous criminals.
17. “BRI” (Canal+)
The heiress ofgears ? To the BIS (research and intervention brigade) of Versailles, a historical unit specializing in organized crime, Saïd succeeds Patrick, charismatic and respected leader, and takes the lead of a team made up of young elite cops as reckless as they are efficient. . He will have to find his place within his group while preventing a gang war from breaking out between the family of Eric, head of a Parisian underworld clan who collaborated for twenty years with Patrick, and that of the El Hassani brothers.
18. “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” (Paramount +)
Paramount+ takes a serious look at its heritage. After The Offera miniseries behind the scenes of the Godfather, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies serves as a prequel to the famous musical grease. The action takes place in 1954, four years before the events of the film worn by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, Rydell High School was then not yet run by the T-Birds, but by a band of four independent women and rebels, the Pink Ladies…
19. “The Penguin” (HBO Max)
In the eight episodes of The PenguinColin Farrell takes over from Oswald Cobblepot, alias the Penguin, role he camped in the film The Batman by Matt Reeves. The story of The Penguin picks up just after the events of the feature film and follows the adventures of this gangster in Gotham’s crime scene.
20. “Mrs. Davis” (Peacock)
Take two titans of television whose universes are a priori very far apart like Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers, Watchmen) and Tara Hernandez (The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon), combine them to create a series. You will get “an absurd and epic story of an unconventional heroine”, namely a nun, Simone (Betty Giplin) who comes up against an all-powerful AI known as Mrs Davis.
21. “Dear Edward” (Apple TV+)
The creator of the cult Friday Night Lights, Jason Katims, finally finds Connie Britton, the interpreter of Tami Taylor. Adaptation of the novel don’t forget to live by Ann Napolitano, Dear Edward is a story of survival, resilience and humanity, which tells the story of Edward Adlet (played by Colin O’Brien), a 12-year-old boy who survives a horrific plane crash that claimed his life. all passengers, including his own family.
22. “White House Plumbers” (HBO Max)
New year, new series on Watergate! After the excellent Gaslit on Lionsgate+, White House Plumbers features Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux as E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy, respectively, two men who accidentally destroyed Nixon’s presidency while working on his staff. Lena Headey, Judy Greer, Domhnall Gleeson, Toby Huss, Ike Barinholtz and Kathleen Turner round out the cast.
23. “Daisy Jones & The Six” (Amazon Prime Video)
Based on the novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & The Six chronicles the rise and fall of a fictional 1970s rock band led by two charismatic singers, Daisy Jones (Riley Keough) and Billy Dunne (Sam Claflin). The implosion of an emblematic group at the height of its glory.