The year is almost over, so that means that the Fangirlish End of the Year List is close to coming to an end for another year. On this occasion, we are going to review the shows we’re looking forward to in 2023. Ready?
Here we go!
1. Shadow and Bone (Netflix)
We definitely can’t wait for Shadow and Bone season 2 to premiere. We really love this show – even though there are characters some of us don’t know yet (wink, wink) – and we’re ready to dive back into the Grishaverse.
And yes, we won’t hide it, we can’t wait to die in love with Kanej again, discover the next adventure of our Crows, see Wylan and Jesper together for the first time and, of course, witness the confrontation between Alina and The Darkling.
That said, we neither confirm nor deny that the Crows are our favorites here, sorry not sorry.
2. Bridgerton (Netflix)
Bridgerton season 3 doesn’t have a set release date yet but it’s sure to be released sometime next year and we’re excited! Polin’s relationship will blossom very soon and we are screaming!
Colin and Penelope have a lot of obstacles to overcome, including Colin being such a jerk in the season 2 finale and the fracture of Eloise and Penelope’s friendship – and the reason for that fracture.
The unrequited love that Penelope felt for Colin for years and how he despised her marked a before and after in Penelope, disappointing her in a way that is difficult to overcome.
So we’re all set for Penelope to step into her sassy era and set a couple of Bridgertons straight, while Colin is smitten with jealousy and learns how valuable Penelope is.
3. The Last of Us (HBO Max)
Apocalyptic shows are not our cup of tea, but the truth is that The Last of Us is endorsed by big names both on and off camera. We are sure that they will give this adaptation of one of the most famous video games of recent times a twist.
The Last of Us takes place in a post-apocalyptic America after a disease outbreak has devastated the population, turning infected into zombie-like creatures. Are you ready to kill zombies?
4. You (Netflix)
You tells the story of Joe, a manipulative stalker who leaves corpses in his wake, masking his true nature under a façade of the perfect man straight out of an early 2000s rom-com.
After the first season, the series didn’t seem to have a longer run, but the show knew how to reinvent itself and twist it. So much so, that season 4 is really close and in the new episodes, we will see if Joe’s plan to start a second life from scratch works.
5. Star Wars Shows (Disney+)
The shows from the Star Wars universe and Marvel Studios form a wonderful tandem that catapults Disney+ to the top. Throughout 2023, this dynamic duo continues to do their thing with a slew of new shows.
As for The Mandalorian, it was dubbed the best expansion of the Star Wars universe, even better than the new movies. While in season 1 we all fell in love with Baby Yoda, the third season must answer what the series will be like without this adorable character. Grogu arrives to try to replace him but the question is: will he be up to it?
Ahsoka is another new show coming soon to fully introduce us to the Jedi world. But who is Ahsoka Tano? She is an alien Jedi who was Anakin’s pupil before he became Darth Vader, so she is in the same timeline as The Mandalorian.
6. Marvel New Shows (Disney+)
Maya López will arrive to conquer us in the same way that Ms. Marvel did. Echo is one of the great bets of the streaming service for next year and it looks very good!
Another of the great upcoming releases of the streaming platform is Ironheart. The leading lady is a relatively new heroine since her first appearance in Marvel comics was in 2016. Ironheart is Riri Williams, a young engineer with a prodigious brain who takes over from Iron Man after his death in Avengers: Endgame movie – and we already love her 3000.
In Agatha: Coven of Chaos, we resume the character of Agatha Harkness in WandaVision to tell her own story. We still don’t know much about this new show, but it is clear that it comes to fill the void that WandaVision left in our hearts.
7. Loki (Disney+)
Loki revolutionized Disney+ in its first season, putting itself above the rest of the Marvel series in terms of quality and complexity. After some series that have competed in their field and with the appearance of Loki in the MCU soon, season 2 will definitely raise the bar.
The question now is whether season 2 of the show will be able to measure up, not only to season 1, but also to series that premiered after it and that set the bar especially high. Loki was always what all Marvel fans dreamed of, but there is no doubt that there are much more expectations placed on her now than there were in season 1, and there were already many then.
The good – and best – thing is that we have very little left to know the answer.
8. Outlander (STARZ)
After a long wait, Outlander season 7 is just a few months away from hitting our screens! Following the release of the new teaser, we are even more excited to see the new adventures of the Fraser family.
Many adventures await our favorite time travelers. And we believe that even the readers, will be quite surprised by the events of the series. In addition, season 7 seems to recover that spirit of epicity that its predecessors lack, and that is already sorely missed in Outlander.
9. The Witcher (Netflix)
We are not going to lie, we were looking forward to the new season of The Witcher much more before learning about the departure of its leader. However, despite the latest news and scandals, the show still has a lot to say.
And to be honest, we’re a bit curious as to how The Witcher will handle its change of male lead at the end of season 3 and how the pieces will all fit together…if they can.
10. Heartstopper (Netflix)
One of the few series with representation and diversity that Netflix left alive – thank the goddess. We still don’t know when exactly the second season of Heartstopper will premiere, but the show has already finished filming so it won’t be long before it arrives.
Nick and Charlie’s precious story of love, discovery, and acceptance will continue shortly. That means we’ll get answers about what’s in store for Nick, Charlie, and their group of friends as they figure out their future. There will be trouble, drama, and lots and lots of love. We’re ready!