2023 is fast approaching, so it’s time to take stock of all these series that will celebrate their tenth anniversary in the coming months. Of vikings to rick and mortyPassing by Orange Is The New Blackit’s the (little) old-fashioned thing of the day!
While the universe of vikings is still present on our screens, through the spin-off Vikings: Valhalla offered by Netflix since 2022, the original series is about to celebrate its tenth anniversary. The adventures of young Viking warrior Ragnar Lothbrok premiered on the History channel on March 3, 2013, the start of a long journey filled with bloody battles, shocking moments and – of course – tragedies. Series vikings ran for six seasons, for a total of 89 episodes, and bowed out on December 30, 2020.
This may seem surprising, when we know that Peaky Blinders ended in 2022 after only six seasons, and yet… The British series led by Cillian Murphyin the role of the emblematic Tommy Shelby, will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2023. And, for good reason, it was broadcast on September 12, 2013 Peaky Blinders for the first time on BBC Two in the UK. Thirty-six episodes later, we can say that she has marked the history of the small screen in her own way as well as millions of fans around the world.
Devious Maidsthe little sister of Desperate Housewives
One year after the broadcast of the final episode of Desperate Housewivesfans were able to find the dough of screenwriter and producer Marc Cherry in Devious Maids. Launched on June 23, 2013 on the American cable channel Lifetime, the series tells the daily life of four housekeepers working in a residential area of Beverly Hills. The story begins with the death of one of their friends and colleagues… Does that remind you of anything? Beyond obvious commonalities with his eldest Desperate Housewivesseries Devious Maids has been able to build a real community of fans who are still not recovered from its sudden cancellation after four seasons and on a sizable cliffhanger.
Series Orange Is The New Black on Netflix
The year 2013 marked a turning point in the history of series since it was then that Netflix really began to establish itself as a serious competitor in terms of original creations. Although the first series made in Netflix (lilyhammer) was released in 2012, it was really the following year that the platform made headlines with its original productions, in particular Orange Is The New Black.
Launched on July 11, 2013, the series telling the story of Piper Chapman, a young woman incarcerated in Litchfield prison, quickly became essential. It was met with considerable success around the world, which allowed it to last for seven seasons for a total of 91 episodes. Orange Is The New Black is to date the second longest running Netflix original series in the history of the platform (behind Grace and Frankie and its 94 episodes).
The Originalsa spin-off from The Vampire Diaries
In view of the success of The Vampire Diaries and particularly the enthusiasm around the character of Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan), a spin-off series centered on him and his family sees the light of day on the American channel The CW. Title The Originals, it was launched on October 3, 2013 and quickly became (almost) as popular as its predecessor. It lasts five seasons and 92 episodes in total, before bowing out in 2018 and leading to its own spin-off titled Legacies.
Another series that will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2023 is The Fosters. Featuring the daily life of a couple of women, mothers of five children, most of whom are adopted, the show produced by Jennifer Lopez quickly found its audience across the Atlantic. Addressing important societal issues, all with accuracy and kindness, The Fosters aired until 2018 on the American channel Freeform (formerly ABC Family). It lasted five seasons for a total of 104 episodes and even gave rise to a spin-off, Good Trouble, currently airing. In addition, the series revealed to the general public Maia Mitchell or Noah Centineo.
The comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Unmissable sitcom of recent years, Brooklyn Nine-Nine will celebrate its tenth anniversary on September 17, 2023. The series, which humorously tells the life from a Brooklyn police station, propelled its star actors to the height of glory and offered us replicas or expressions that have become cult. Broadcast on the American channel FOX until 2018, it was then offered by NBC from 2019 to 2021 before bowing out after eight hilarious seasons and a total of 153 episodes.
2013 saw the birth of another fairly popular series on the American network The CW: reign. This historical drama, based on the life of Mary Stuart, stars Adelaide Kane as the Queen of Scotland. It was on October 17 of that year that the very first episode of reign. In all, the series ran for four seasons and 78 episodes.
House of Cards
Of course, we can’t talk about the series that will celebrate their tenth anniversary in 2023 without mentioning House of Cards, which premiered on February 1, 2013. Starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, this political thriller was one of the first Netflix original series to hit the big time. Good that tainted by scandal these last years, House of Cards remains a mainstay of the platform’s productions.
The animated series rick and morty
We end this selection with one of the most famous animation series in the world: rick and morty. Following the misadventures of a scientist and his grandson, this darkly humorous comedy premiered December 2, 2013 on Adult Swim. Still in production, rick and morty has just completed its sixth season and still has a bright future ahead of it.