(ETX Daily Up) – Who says new year, says new series! Between the “Velma” prequels, “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story,” the “That ’90s Show” and “Freeridge” spinoffs, and the returns of our favorite actors like Jason Segel and Natasha Lyonne, here are ten new shows he won’t must absolutely not be missed in 2023.
The “Scooby-Doo” madness returns with this new series focusing on Velma, the mastermind of the small band of detectives. An animated series carried by the voice of Mindy Kaling in the main role. The actress and screenwriter will share the poster with Constance Wu, who will dub the character of Daphne. Sammy will be played by Sam Richardson and Fred by Glenn Howerton. Jane Lynch (“Glee”), Wanda Sykes, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Shay Mitchell (“Pretty Little Liars”), Nicole Byer will also be part of the voice cast.
The Scooby-Gang will have to solve a murder that occurred in their high school. The series will notably address the sexuality of Velma, originally from South Asia and officially a lesbian.
Release date: January 12 on HBO Max
The Last of Us
If Netflix was a hit with the adaptation of the video game “The Witcher” worn by Henry Cavill, it’s HBO’s turn to offer its version of another very popular game “The Last of Us”. We will find two actors from “Game of Thrones” in the main roles: Bella Ramsey, alias Lyanna Mormont and Pedro Pascal, the unforgettable Oberyn Martell. The latter will play Joel, a survivor in a post-apocalyptic world, twenty years after the destruction of civilization, hired to sneak a 14-year-old girl out of a quarantine zone.
Release date: January 15 on HBO
That ’90s Show
It’s one of the most anticipated reunions of 2023. Netflix is doing well by launching a sequel to “That ’70s Show” with “That ’90s Show”. This time around, the story will focus on Leia Forman, the daughter of Eric and Donna, played by Topher Grace and Laura Prepon respectively. Leia (Callie Havera) will come to visit his grandparents Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp) and Red (Kurtwood Smith). We will also find the rest of the band, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis and Wilmer Valderrama. Ten episodes will make up this new series, produced by the creators of the original series.
Release date: January 19 on Netflix
After “Russian Doll” on Netflix, Natasha Lyonne returns with “Poker Face”, from the screenwriter and director of “Glass Onion – A story at loggerheads”, Rian Johnson. The actress plays Charlie Cale, a woman with a knack for knowing when someone is lying. She will use this power to investigate murders. Like the old series, the heroine will have to solve one case per episode. In all, ten episodes will make up this first season, with the first four available from January 26, followed by one episode per week every Thursday.
Release date: January 26 on Peacock
Jason Segel is back in a comedy. After “How I Met Your Mother”, the actor will share the poster for “Shrinking” with Harrison Ford, Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein. The one who played Marshall Eriksen will play the main role, that of Jimmy Johns, a grief therapist. After reaching the point of no return, Jimmy then begins to speak his mind to his clients. An unconventional method that will change the lives of his patients as well as his own.
As for Harrison Ford, the eternal Indiana Jones will swap his whip for a sofa as Dr. Phil Rhodes, a quick-witted and very strict therapist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy. Unfortunately, he learns that he has Parkinson’s disease.
Release date: January 27 on Apple TV+
2023 definitely marks the return of the stars of our old favorite series. Sarah Michelle Gellar will make her return in a supernatural series. She will play Kristin Ramsey, responsible for investigating arson in California. We will follow the journey of Everett and Blake, two teenagers who see their lives change after the awakening of a supernatural creature following a forest fire. They will then meet Harlan and Luna, fraternal twins adopted 16 years earlier by a forest ranger. Strongly attracted to each other, the four teenagers discover that they have been bitten by a werewolf.
Release date: January 26 on Paramount+
After the spinoff of “That ’70s Show”, it’s “On My Block!” which sees its story continue with “Freeridge”. The plot takes place in the same district of Los Angeles, in the United States. This time four friends, the sisters Gloria and Ines as well as their friends Cameron and Demi, will have to find a way to get rid of a curse. Old characters will be able to make their appearance in this new series of ten episodes.
Release date: February 2 on Netflix
White House Plumbers
Immerse yourself in the Watergate affair. The new HBO miniseries will tell the story of E. Howard Hunt, played by Woody Harrelson, and G. Gordon Liddy, played by Justin Theroux, accidentally ruining Richard Nixon’s presidency. Lena Headey, who played Cersei in “Game of Thrones”, will play the role of Dorothy, a CIA agent and wife of E. Howard Hunt. The mini-series was based in particular on the book “Integrity” by Egil “Bud” Krogh and Matthew Krogh.
Release date: in March on HBO
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies
Nostalgia is the watchword of 2023 on television. After “That ’90s Show” and “Freeridge”, Paramount+ wants us to relive the era of “Grease” with “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies”. A ten-episode musical series set in 1954, four years before the events of the cult film. Tricia Fukuhara, Marisa Davila, Cheyenne Wells and Ari Notartomaso will play the Pink Ladies, this band of independent girls, united to change the school Rydell High.
Release date: Spring on Paramount+
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
We continue in the prequels with this new series which will retrace the young years of Queen Charlotte, seen in “The Bridgerton Chronicle”. Spectators will be able to discover the beginnings of this young 17-year-old queen at court and her forced marriage to the king. We can also discover Lady Danbury in her youth, played by actress Adjoa Andoh. As usual, the “Bridgerton” universe will deal with power, love and friendship.
Release date: sometime in 2023 on Netflix