After The Last of Us, what will be 2023's other must-see TV shows? (2023)

While plenty of new shows have already dropped since the start of the year, there’s only been one everybody has been talking about – the video game-inspired The Last of Us.

Only three episodes in and Neon’s critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic drama has already provoked plenty of watercooler chat on Tuesday mornings – after the debut of each new instalment. It’s probably what we should have expected from the creator of one of 2019’s most talked-about series – Chernobyl.

But its success did get us thinking at Stuff to Watch, what are likely to be the other zeitgeist and attention-grabbing shows of 2023? And when – and on where – are they likely to be coming to a screen near you? Below is what we’ve managed to suss out – and predict – so far.

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Best Interests (TBC)

Bad Sisters’ Sharon Horgan and Staged’s Michael Sheen team up for this four-part BBC drama about a couple whose daughter’s life-threatening condition draws them into a legal battle with her doctors over the right to end her pain early.

(Video) Episode 5 Preview | The Last of Us | HBO Max

Created by His Dark Materials and Enola Holmes’ screenwriter Jack Thorne, producers promise it will be both “compelling and thought-provoking”.

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Extrapolations (March 17, Apple TV+)

Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Kit Harington, Daveed Diggs, Edward Norton, Diane Lane, Tahar Rahim, Matthew Rhys, Gemma Chan, Eiza Gonzalez, Forest Whitaker and Marion Cotillard.

Yes, Contagion writer Scott Z. Burns has surely assembled the ensemble of the year for his eight-part near-future set drama where the chaotic effects of climate change have become embedded into our everyday lives.

Each episode focuses on different characters, but the stories are interwoven and all “explore the intimate, life-altering choices that must be made when the planet is changing faster than the population”.

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Fifteen-Love (TBC, Prime Video)

Set in the world of professional tennis, this provocative drama looks at the relationship between teenage prodigy Justine Pearce (Ella Lily Hyland) and her maverick coach Glenn Lapthorn (Poldark’s Aidan Turner).

Five years after her own career is cut short by a devastating wrist injury, she’s back working as a therapist at her old tennis academy. Re-encountering Glenn though dredges up the past and leads to Jessica making an explosive allegation which forces everyone to reconsider everything they thought they knew about the pair’s past success.

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The Last Thing He Told Me (April 14, Apple TV+)

This highly anticipated seven-part drama is based on the critically-acclaimed, best-selling novel 2021 by Laura Dave.

Jennifer Garner plays Hannah, a woman who is forced to forge a close relationship with her 16-year-old step-daughter Bailey (Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Angourie Rice) in order to find the truth about why her husband Owen (Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) has mysteriously disappeared.

The Mandalorian (March 1, Disney+)

After a seemingly interminable wait - and a slightly disappointingly less-than-satisfying segue into The Book of Boba Fett – Pedro Pascal’s masked bounty hunter is back for a third, eight-part season of this mega-popular Star Wars Universe TV series.

As the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history, “Din Djarin” and his pint-sized companion Grogu will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies. Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd is among those joining in on the fun.

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Masters of the Air (TBC, Apple TV+)

Following in the footsteps of the extremely popular Band of Brothers and The Pacific, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg bring together another extremely impressive ensemble for this World War II tale which focuses in on the exploits of the US Army’s Eighth Air Force.

Inspired by Donald L. Miller’s 2007 book Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany, the 10-part drama’s cast includes Elvis’ Austin Butler, The Capture’s Callum Turner, The Banshees of Inisherin’s Barry Keoghan and Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa.

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(Video) The Last of Us | Official Trailer | HBO Max

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (TBC, Netflix)

This six-part prequel to the hit period drama will focus on the eponymous royal’s rise to prominence and power.

As well as Golda Rosheuvel, Adjoa Andoh’s Lady Danbury and Ruth Gemmell’s Dowager Viscountess Bridgerton will also play prominent roles (with India Amarteifio, Arsema Thomas and Connie Jenkins-Greig essaying younger versions of the trio). Game of Thrones’ Michelle Fairley, Nancy Drew’s Tunji Kasim and The Bill’s Cyril Nri have also been cast.

Squid Game: The Challenge (TBC, Netflix)

While global audiences eagerly await the return of the hit Korean drama that captured the world’s attention in late 2021, here’s a chance to see real-life competitors take on some of the show’s dangerous (and potentially deadly) tests.

Four-hundred-and-fifty-six players are hoping to be the one to take home US$4.56m.

Production started last week in the UK, with a small number of contestants apparently requiring medical assistance after the first day’s filming in less-than-tropical conditions. According to Variety, only half of the participants made it past the opening Red Light Green Light game.

Succession (March 27, Neon)

Season 4 of everyone’s favourite scabrous black comedy sees the Roy kids plot against family patriarch Logan (Brian Cox), as he attempts to push through the sale of Waystar Royco to tech entrepreneur Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgard).

Expect plenty of twists and turns in the struggle for power, while the recent teaser trailer also suggests eldest sibling Connor (Alan Ruck) tying the knot with Willa (Justine Lupe) and the hapless, but ambitious Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) settling into Logan’s inner-circle.

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Secret Invasion (TBC, Disney+)

While much of the focus will be on movies like Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantamania, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Marvels, this six-part series is also likely to be key to Phase V of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Focusing in on Samuel L. Jackson’s former Shield director Nick Fury’s involvement in the infiltration of Earth by shapeshifting aliens the Skrulls (first revealed in 2019’s Captain Marvel), the storyline (based on one of the most-popular Marvel Comics series ever) not only features the return of characters played by Cobie Smulders, Martin Freeman and Don Cheadle, but also introduces new ones essayed by top talent such as Emilia Clarke, Olivia Colman and Kingsley Ben-Adir.

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True Detective (TBC, Neon)

More than four years after the Mahershala Ali-starring third-edition of this once appointment-viewing crime anthology series unspooled, it’s headed back to our screens with a juicy new premise.

Set in Ennis, Alaska, this edition sees detective duo Liz Danvers (Jodie Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Kali Reis) forced to confront their own pasts when they investigate the disappearance of the eight men who operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station. John Hawkes, Christopher Eccleston and Fiona Shaw also feature among the cast.

Yellowjackets (March 27, Neon)

Fresh from her Emmy nomination first time out, New Zealand’s own Melanie Lynskey is back playing Shauna Sadecki (nee Shipman) in the sophomore season of this hit thriller.

Switching between 1996 and 2021, its tale of the events leading up to and the fallout from a 1996 plane crash in the Canadian wilderness involving a girl’s high school football team ended its initial 10-episode run with viewers having more questions than answers.

Joining the already impressive troupe (that includes Christina Ricci and Juliette Lewis) are The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy’s Elijah Wood, Kiwi Simone Kessell (Obi-Wan Kenobi) and Lynskey’s husband Jason Ritter (Parenthood).

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What is the upcoming vampire series 2023? ›

Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches” Official Trailer – AMC+ Series Premieres in January 2023. AMC kicked off their brand new Anne Rice Universe with “Interview with the Vampire” just last week, and up next from AMC's universe is the series “Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches.”

What time travel show is in 2023? ›

23. A Time Called You (2023– ) A grieving woman magically travels through time to 1998, where she meets a man with an uncanny resemblance to her late love.

What TV shows are renewed for next season? ›

  • Below Deck: Renewed for Season 10.
  • Below Deck Mediterranean: Renewed for Season 7.
  • Family Karma: Renewed for Season 3.
  • Married to Medicine: Renewed for Season 9.
  • Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles: Renewed for Season 12.
  • Project Runway: Renewed for Season 20.
  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Currently airing Season 14.

What shows are coming back soon? ›

  • Poker Face release date: January 26. ...
  • Lockwood & Co. ...
  • Shrinking release date: January 27. ...
  • You season 4 part 1 release date: February 9. ...
  • Star Trek: Picard season 3: February 16. ...
  • Carnival row season 2 release date: February 17. ...
  • Outer Banks season 3 release date: February 23. ...
  • The Mandalorian season 3 release date: March 1.
Jan 18, 2023

What comes out 2025? ›

Feature Film, Released between 2025-01-01 and 2025-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
  • Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (2025) Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Pre-production. ...
  • Fantastic Four (2025) ...
  • Tron: Ares (2025) ...
  • Aladdin 2 (2025) ...
  • M3GAN 2.0 (2025) ...
  • The Batman 2 (2025) ...
  • A Quiet Place III (2025) ...
  • Spaceless (2025)

What is the year 2023 of? ›

2023 is the Year of the Water Rabbit

The rabbit is the symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese Culture, thus 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope. The Rabbit of 2023 falls under the wood element, with water as the complementary element.

What is the most trending series right now? ›

TV Series (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
  1. The Last of Us (2023– ) TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Drama. ...
  2. Poker Face (2023– ) TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery. ...
  3. The White Lotus (2021–2023) ...
  4. Lockwood & Co (2023– ) ...
  5. Yellowstone (2018– ) ...
  6. Shrinking (2023– ) ...
  7. Wednesday (2022– ) ...
  8. That '90s Show (2023– )

What is the new show about time traveler? ›

FX has released the first look at its upcoming series, Kindred, offering a look at a terrifying concept -- time traveling while Black.

What shows are returning in january 2023? ›

Jan. 3
  • FBI — Season 5 (CBS)
  • FBI: International — Season 2 (CBS) Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. — Season 9 (PBS)
  • New Amsterdam — Season 5 (NBC)
  • The Resident — Season 6 (Fox)
  • The Rookie — Season 5 (ABC) The Rookie: Feds — Season 1 (ABC) Sometimes When We Touch — Limited (Paramount+)
Jan 26, 2023

What is the new series on Amazon Prime about time travel? ›

Amazon Prime Video series stars Chloë Grace Moretz and involves virtual realities that become actual realities. “The Peripheral” is about time travel and people who are electronically linked, about super soldiers and invisible cars, about androids and an inter-dimensional conspiracy.

Is there going to be a new vampire show? ›

Reginald the Vampire (TV Series 2022– ) - IMDb.

Are there any good vampire TV shows? ›

The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time
  • Moonlight (CBS, 2007–2008) ...
  • Being Human (Syfy, 2011–2014) ...
  • A Discovery of Witches (Sundance Now/Shudder, 2018–2022) ...
  • Legacies (The CW, 2018–2022) ...
  • Castlevania (Netflix, 2017–2021) ...
  • American Horror Story: Hotel (FX, 2015–2016) ...
  • Midnight Mass (Netflix, 2021)
Oct 23, 2022

What shows are not coming back? ›

Canceled TV Shows 2022: Which of Your Favorite Series Are Coming to an End?
  • ABC. black-ish, 8 seasons. ...
  • AMC. The Walking Dead, 11 seasons. ...
  • Apple TV+ Servant, 4 seasons.
  • BBC America. Killing Eve, 4 seasons.
  • CBS. B Positive, 2 seasons. ...
  • The CW. Batwoman, 3 seasons. ...
  • EPIX. Bridge and Tunnel, 2 seasons.
  • FOX. The Big Leap, 1 season.
Dec 3, 2022

What shows are canceled for 2022 2023? ›

96 Ending or Cancelled TV Shows for the 2022-23 Season
  • 1899 (Netflix) ...
  • 61st Street (AMC) ...
  • American Gigolo (Showtime) ...
  • Atlanta (FX) ...
  • Armor Wars (Disney+) ...
  • Avalon (ABC) ...
  • Back on the Record (HBO) ...
  • Bad Crimes (Netflix)

What shows will not return in 2022? ›

All 110 TV Shows Canceled Or Ending In 2022
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer (Prime Video) Premiered on: October 15, 2021. ...
  • The Lost Symbol (Peacock) Premiered on: September 16, 2021. ...
  • Gentefied (Netflix) ...
  • Cooking with Paris (Netflix) ...
  • Bull (CBS) ...
  • American Rust (Showtime) ...
  • Black Monday (Showtime) ...
  • Work in Progress (Showtime)
Jan 17, 2023

What is the number 1 TV show 2022? ›

Stranger Things: Season 4 - 91%

What shows are on in the winter 2023? ›

Winter 2023 TV Preview: Here Are 35 Shows That Are Worth Watching (Or Catching Up On)
  • The Last Of Us. HBO. ...
  • You Season 4. Netflix. ...
  • That '90s Show. Patrick Wymore / Netflix. ...
  • The Mandalorian Season 3. Lucasfilm / Disney+ ...
  • Daisy Jones & the Six. Lacey Terrell / Prime Video. ...
  • Outer Banks Season 3. ...
  • Poker Face. ...
  • Ginny & Georgia Season 2.
Jan 10, 2023

What is CW renewing for 2022 2023? ›

And sadly, as part of their plan to make The CW profitable, they have decided to cancel almost all of its series. The CW's 2022-2023 broadcast season, which began in October, will remain unchanged.

What shows are not coming back in 2022? ›

Canceled TV Shows 2022: Which of Your Favorite Series Are Coming to an End?
  • ABC. black-ish, 8 seasons. ...
  • AMC. The Walking Dead, 11 seasons. ...
  • Apple TV+ Servant, 4 seasons.
  • BBC America. Killing Eve, 4 seasons.
  • CBS. B Positive, 2 seasons. ...
  • The CW. Batwoman, 3 seasons. ...
  • EPIX. Bridge and Tunnel, 2 seasons.
  • FOX. The Big Leap, 1 season.
Dec 3, 2022

Is this is us renewed for 2023? ›

Why This Is Us Creator Dan Fogelman Said the Show Had to End With Season 6. "It's not because we don't have any more story to tell," Fogelman says. We've known since spring 2021 that Season 6 of This Is Us would be its last—but even still, we're not ready to say goodbye to The Big Three and their loved ones.

What shows are renewed for 2022 2023? ›

The CW took the opportunity for multiple early renewals, announcing its plans to bring back “Riverdale,” “The Flash,” “Walker,” “All American,” “Nancy Drew,” “Superman & Lois,” “All American: Homecoming” and “Kung Fu.” However, they also axed many big hits, including “Charmed,” “Dynasty” and “Roswell, New Mexico,” ...

What show has 17 seasons? ›

NCIS - 17 Seasons

CBS's police procedural NCIS also makes the list of longest-running primetime television shows with seventeen current seasons and an eighteenth set to star premiering in the next few weeks.


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