Touted as one of the major OTT platforms, Netflix has abounds a plethora of critically acclaimed TV shows that is exponentially rising at the moment. Sifting through this litany and choosing one to watch becomes a struggle. However, if you’re looking forward to watching some of the fresh Netflix Originals, then you’ve landed on the right destination.
We’ve compiled some of the most anticipated Netflix shows of 2023 that require you to not have any pre-contextual knowledge pool whatsoever. These are the debut shows which are expected to make a cut in Netflix’s top 10.
5 Most anticipated upcoming Netflix shows in 2023
1. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Two years since its debut, Bridgerton is already getting a spin-off called Queen Charlotte. As the name suggests, this series will peel off layers of the eponymous character. It will serve as the prequel of the mothership show and recount to us what made Queen Charlotte, Queen Charlotte. According to the statistics revealed in September 2021, Bridgerton remains one of the most-watched Netflix Original shows, which has been renewed to season 4. Not only will the spin-off be a limited series, but according to Netflix’s Bela Bajaria, the head of global TV, it will ‘expand her (Queen Charlotte’s) story and the world of Bridgerton, since “many viewers had never known the story of Queen Charlotte before Bridgerton brought her to the world.”
The official synopsis of the spin-off reads, “Centered on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power, this Bridgerton-verse prequel tells the story of how the young Queen’s marriage to King George sparked both a great love story and a societal shift, creating the world of the Ton inherited by the characters in Bridgerton.”
2. The Fall of the House of Usher
Anticipated to be one of Mike Flanagan’s best Netflix projects, The Fall of the House of Usher is expected to compensate for the wave of disappointment caused by The Midnight Club and throne Flanagan to his rightful place. According to What’s on Netflix, “The cast will feature many familiar faces from Flanagan’s previous projects, including the likes of Kate Siegel, Rahul Kohli, Henry Thomas, and Zach Gilford.”
The official synopsis of the show reads, “A man who has been invited to visit his childhood friend Roderick Usher. Usher gradually makes clear that his twin sister Madeline has been placed in the family vault not quite dead. When she reappears in her blood-stained shroud, the visitor rushes to leave as the entire house splits and sinks into a lake.”
3. Avatar: The Last Airbender
An American anime-influenced animated television series, Avatar: The Last Airbender or simply Avatar has risen to be identified as one of the best-animated series, which is created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, with production in the hands of Nickelodeon Animation Studio. The popularity of this American anime is so exponentially widespread that it will now be getting a Netflix live-action adaptation. According to TheDigitalFix, “The show will likely premiere sometime in 2023.”
The official synopsis of the live-action adaptation of one of the most critically acclaimed anime series reads, “Set in an Asiatic, war-torn world where certain people can “bend” one of the four classical elements: water, earth, fire, or air. Aang is the “Avatar”, the only one capable of bending all the elements, and is destined to bring peace to the world from the Fire Nation. With his new companions Katara and Sokka, Aang sets out to master the elements while being pursued by the exiled Fire Nation prince Zuko, who seeks to regain his honor by capturing the Avatar.”
4. The Three-Body Problem
Created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, The Three-Body Problem seems to resurrect the creators from the disappointing conclusion to the final season of Game of Thrones. Based on the titular novel written by Chinese author Liu Cixin, this adventure fantasy drama is expected to arrive on Netflix sometime in 2023. The official synopsis of the drama reads:
“Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.”
5. One Piece
Touted as one of the longest-running and most beloved fictional franchises from Japan, One Piece has a long 25-year publication history, boasting over 1060 chapters of the manga. Its most anticipated live-action adaptation of the series created by Steven Maeda and Matt Owens is considered to be Netflix’s most ambitious venture yet. But just imagine, if it is on par with the manga series, the show can run on the official streaming platform well in for ten years!
The official synopsis of the live-action adaptation of the manga reads:
“An alternate version of Earth, and one that is currently in the midst of the ‘Golden Age of Pirates’. Ruthless cut-throat pirates rule the seas, and only the strongest have the chance to lay claim to the mythical treasure known as ‘One Piece’ that was left behind by the greatest pirate of them all Gol D. Roger. Years after the death of Gold Roger, a young boy by the name of Monkey D. Luffy has dreams of raising his own crew, finding One Piece, and declaring himself as Pirate King. After eating a devil fruit that grants Luffy the power to make his body like rubber, it gives him enormous strength and agility. When Luffy finally comes of age, he sets sail from Foosha Village in East Blue and sets upon his grand adventure to become the next Pirate King.”