Authors: Haley, Julia, Kenedi, Megan
It’s 2023, which means there’s a ton of new content to look out for in terms of new and returning television shows. Whether streaming or broadcast, we have compiled a list of just a few shows releasing this year we’re most excited for!
Superman & Lois Season 3
Season 3 of Superman & Lois picks up a week after the defeat of Ally Allston. Clark and Lois are working at the Smallville Gazette together and enjoying small-town life. However, Lois’ work-life balance is put to the test when an undercover assignment reveals a deadly foe that promises to change the Kent family forever.
Meanwhile, the Kent boys get pulled in opposite directions as Jordan discovers what a superhero identity really means, and Jonathan searches for a purpose beyond the football field. John Henry is haunted by his doppelgänger’s past, leading to dangerous consequences for him and Natalie. Lana and Kyle redefine their family post-separation, while Sarah explores her and Jordan’s future now that she knows about his powers. General Lane has also reclaimed his post at the Department of Defense, only to face his own conflict in working with his grandson, Jordan.
Release Date: The season premiere “Closer” airs Tuesday, March 14 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
Daisy Jones & The Six
The long-awaited adaption of the Taylor Jenkins Reid novel, Daisy Jones & The Six, is set to premiere this spring on Prime Video. The book follows Daisy and rock band The Six in the height of ’60s and ’70s rock. Daisy spends most of her time sneaking into clubs dreaming of singing on stage. While making a name for herself in the music industry, she eventually joins The Six, thus forming Daisy Jones & The Six. The band isn’t entirely prepared for how famous they’re about to get as they retell the story of why they eventually split.
Release Date: March 3 on Prime Video
Dead City & The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon
Two of the newest Walking Dead universe spin-offs joining Fear the Walking Dead are Dead City and The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon. In Dead City, Maggie and Negan find themselves in New York, where they must put aside their differences to team up with native New Yorkers to evade a marshal with a troubled past and hunt down a notorious killer.
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon sees Daryl washed ashore in France, struggling to piece together how and why he got there. The connections he forms on his quest to find a way home ends up complicating things more than he planned.
Release Date: Dead City: June 2023 on AMC, The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon: TBD on AMC
Never Have I Ever Season 4
This year, we’ll be bidding farewell to Devi Vishwakumar and her friends as the fourth and final season of Never Have I Ever draws closer. The series first debuted in 2020, introducing viewers to Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), her best friends Fabiola (Lee Rodriguez) and Eleanor (Ramona Young), her frenemy Ben (Jaren Lewison), and her crush-turned boyfriend Paxton (Darren Barnet). In season 1, Devi returned to school after the sudden death of her father. She also set out to find a boyfriend and set her sights on Paxton (who didn’t reciprocate for a hot second). Throughout the seasons, viewers have seen Devi struggle with her grief, a tenuous relationship with her mother Nalini (Poorna Jagannathan), and face many ups and downs in the romance department.
As season 3 drew to a close, it jumped ahead in time to end as Devi prepares to go into her senior year of high school. After receiving an offer to a prestigious school, she chooses to decline to instead spend more time with her mom (and no, we definitely weren’t crying …). She and Paxton had also broken up months prior, and the season ends as Devi goes to redeem her “one free boink” coupon from Ben — will Bevi finally come to fruition?
Plot details for season 4 are still being held under wraps, but it will take place during Devi’s final year of high school. It will also introduce a new character played by Love, Victor‘s Michael Cimino.
Release Date: The final season has yet to set a release date, but following the trend of the first three, it may premiere sometime in late spring/early summer on Netflix.
Manifest Season 4 Part 2
After the Lifeboat was saved by Netflix, the first part of Manifest‘s fourth and final season premiered last year, continuing the mysteries of Flight 828 and bringing with it even more questions and answers about what happened on that fateful 2013 night. Part 1 ended on a major cliffhanger, with Zeke succumbing to Cal’s cancer after absorbing it with his abilities and the apocalypse starting, no thanks to Angelina. Instead of just the 192 passengers that Ben, Michaela, and the others had to worry about, it was now the whole world.
With only 10 more episodes left, fans will surely be in for the ride of their lives, and hopefully, they will finally get the true answers about 828 that they’ve been searching for. While also trying to stop the inevitable Death Date from taking over.
Release Date: There has been no news on when Part 2 will premiere, but creator and showrunner Jeff Rake has mentioned before that it will debut sometime in Spring 2023 on Netflix.
Riverdale Season 7
After dealing with the Black Hood, Gargoyle King, the Stonies, Percival Pickens, and more, Riverdale‘s seventh and final season will see the gang in the 1950s following the comet Cheryl blasted with their combined superpowers in the season 6 finale. Jughead is the only one who remembers life Before the Comet, and he tries to return to the present. Even after all they’ve been through, nothing could have prepared them for this.
Release Date: Wednesday, March 29 at 9 p.m. EST on The CW. The series finale is Wednesday, August 23.
From the start, The Boys has done numbers over at Prime Video; moreover, their audience has continued to grow season after season. Following the flagship show’s success, the streamer announced that they would be releasing a spinoff, Gen V (see the trailer here). Set to occur concurrently with The Boys season 4, Gen V will follow a group of heroes over at Godolkin University, America’s sole Supe-only college (run by the one and only Vought International, of course), where their limits will be tested in every sense.
It will be interesting to see what direction this show’s plot takes, considering all of the different elements from the comics at play here; quite a few have sporadically been tied in throughout The Boys. With the introduction of Payback last season and The Seven obviously being a focal point in the main show, will there be some type of G-Men (the third major Supe team in the comics) tie-in here? Clues are starting to point towards yes, though what fashion that will arrive in is still a mystery. Gen V is allegedly going to be based on the We Gotta Go Now arc in the comics, in which the G-Men are the main antagonistic forces. John Godolkin (who is presumably the founder of Godolkin University in the show) is the founder/leader of this sinister group. The only other substantial information we really have about Godolkin University is from one of the Seven on 7 episodes, in which we learn that the Annual Hero Draft is based out of the college (read more here).
Regardless of whether the G-Men show up or not, Gen V is shaping up to be an interesting, bloody, balls-to-the-wall insane watch — and as a spinoff of The Boys, we would expect nothing else.
Release Date: With no concrete release date having been released to the public at this time (though The Boys‘ Twitter account has released some hints that it may be sometime in July), Gen V is set to premiere sometime in 2023.
Succession Season 4
Get ready for World War Roy. After a harrowing three seasons with backstabbing and double-crossing galore, the Roy siblings (minus Connor, who’s doing … whatever it is that Connor does) have finally gotten their heads out of the mud and teamed up to take down Logan. However, Tom has finally come to terms with his and Shiv’s contentious marriage (all said contention coming from her side) and taken up with Logan, dragging Greg along with him to the other side. Tom’s betrayal came as quite the surprise considering his loyal, steadfast nature, but with a move that helped Logan resolidify control over his kids, he might be the next purported crown prince of the Roy dynasty. Season 4 is truly shaping up to have a Captain America: Civil War-esque plot, and we can’t wait to see the fallout.
Release Date: Succession season 4 will release March 26, 2023.
Stay tuned for our coverage of all of these upcoming titles!