12 most anticipated series in 2023

Posted January 3, 2023, 9:32 amUpdated January 3, 2023 at 11:29 am

In 2023, in addition to the sequels of “The Guardian”, “The Crown”, “Dragon House” or “Rings of Power”, a number of new releases should be prepared for us by famous directors such as Marco Bellocchio for “Esterno Notte”. ” or Xavier Dolan’s “The Night Laurier Gaudreau Woke Up” and starring Harrison Ford (“1923”, “The Shrinking One”), Virginie Elfira (“All’s Well”), Vincent Cassel and Eva Green (“Binding”). But One of the most anticipated series is undoubtedly the Three-Body Problem, a highly ambitious sci-fi venture signed by the famous Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss…


This is a French series that should have been a hit at the beginning of the year. Between detective, melodic and fantastic, this thriller born from the idea of ​​Franck Thilliez takes us on a journey through time, perfectly organized by director Slimane-Baptiste Berhoun (“Mental”, “Les dissociés”) and embodied by a group of actors. Tomer Sisley (“Largo the Witch,” “Balthazar,” “Don’t Look Up”) and Camille Claris (“The Last Life of Simon”). For the first time in France, using the new technology of the LED screen instead of the green screen, “Vortex”, a powerful and bold series, manages to avoid the pitfalls of a very confusing script to keep the audience in suspense until the finale. sadness. On January 2 in France.

Our last

Created by Craig Mazin, screenwriter of the particularly impressive Chernobyl, and Neil Druckmann, co-president of Naughty Dog, the video game studio of the same name, this major HBO production should create buzz early in the year. In the near future and in a world ravaged by an epidemic, only a few survivors try to escape the “infected” who have been transformed into voracious and bloodthirsty creatures. Joel (Pedro Pascal), who lost his daughter in the disaster, must cross the United States to find the only hope for a cure for the terrible virus, young Ellie (Bella Ramsey). A great show is guaranteed. January 15th?

The night Laurier Gaudreault woke up

In the early 1990s, Mireille, her brother Julien and their best friend Laurier formed a tight-knit trio. The boys just won the state championship in baseball, and Mireille dreams of lighting up the boards. Who knows what the future holds for them? But an event will separate them. They will meet again only thirty years after the mother’s death…

Adapted from Michel Marc Bouchard’s 2019 play, Xavier Dolan’s first TV series stays in the Canadian wunderkind’s favorite area: family conflicts. The young director will play Elliot, the youngest brother, while the cast will continue their screen roles, including Julie Le Breton, Magalie Lépine-Blondeau, Eric Bruneau and Patrick Hivon. A psychological thriller that combines humor, drama and tension in a virtuosic scene. On January 23rd on Canal+.


Many good fairies bent over the cradle of this new Apple TV series. The platform’s first French-English production, the film is actually written by Virginie Brac (“Engrenages”), directed by Stephen Hopkins (“24 Hour Chrono”) and stars Peter Mullan, Laëtitia Eïdo, Eva Green and Vincent Cassel. Gerard Lanvin, Stanislas Merhar and Irène Jacob…

Billed as a contemporary thriller that explores “the risks and potentially devastating consequences of past mistakes on our future,” Contact draws on an international cyber-terrorism espionage case to rekindle the burning passions between a French secret agent on the payroll and a mercenary. services and the person in charge at the British Home Office. Danger and desire usually go hand in hand… February 24 on Apple TV+.

Esterno Notte

Twenty years after Buongiorno notte (2003), Marco Bellocchio looks back at one of the most iconic events in Italy during the “leadership years”: the 1978 kidnapping, sequestration and murder of Aldo Moro by the Red Brigades. “We used documents and archives to create an artistic work in the film. This time we used fiction to bring us as close as possible to reality,” concludes the Italian filmmaker, who shot his first TV series here.

Circumstances are sometimes invented to better dramatize the story (the beginning can thus surprise) and the characters in more detail: Aldo Moro, of course, is the defender of the “historical compromise” between the Christian Democracy and the Communist Party, his anger then explodes. he realizes that he has been abandoned by his family; Francesco Cossiga, then Minister of the Interior, Pope Paul VI, whom he was close to, his wife, of course, and several brigades. This 83-year-old filmmaker has an intimate relationship with great history… At Arte in late February or early March.


1923 is the sequel to 1883, the excellent prequel to the hit series Yellowstone by Taylor Sheridan (also showrunner of The King of Tulsa with Sylvester Stallone), so it takes place forty years later. A trip that took the Dutton family to Montana. Now established on their land, Jacob’s brother (one of the heroes of 1883) and his wife Cara must protect them from cattle rustling and drought.

Instead of a brutal but luxurious journey across the plains of the West and the Rocky Mountains, this “season” is closer to the original series, where the Duttons never stop to stand up for their rights. . But the great interest of this opus has to be its excellent cast, as it is Harrison Ford who plays Jacob and Helen Mirren… On Paramount+ in April.

Air benders

After the unforgettable Brothers in Arms and The Pacific, the third installment in Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ World War II trilogy, this new one focuses on the abandoned US 8th Air Force before it was finally picked up by HBO. by AppleTV+. Adapted from Donald L. Miller’s book Masters of the Air: America’s Boy Bombers Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany, this miniseries tells the story of some of these British-based American “suicide bombers.” Bomb the weapons and strategic locations of the Third Reich.

Many of them died in battles or were captured. With a big budget (between 200 and 250 million dollars), outstanding young actors (Austin Butler, Ncuti Gatwa, Callum Turner…), there will be no shortage of spectacular aerial battles and action scenes where patriotism will definitely take its place. . Broadcast of the year on AppleTV+.


The fourth season, which is currently the best series, is clearly eagerly awaited. In particular, the last one, which aired in December 2021, ended with a surprising twist in the betrayal of Shiv Roy’s (Sarah Snook) husband Tom Wambsangs (Matthew Macfadyen) in favor of the terrible Logan Roy (Brian Cox). The now-announced battle between the media mogul and all his children therefore promises to be particularly bloody.

In addition, the character of Lukas Matsson, played by the tech entrepreneur Alexander Skarsgård, will become increasingly important. Part of the season will also be held on his land, in Norway. The fourth season of this HBO series from Jesse Armstrong will be released this spring. Current year at OCS.

The three body problem

This is undoubtedly the most anticipated series this year, as it was created by David Benioff and DB Weiss, two famous Game of Thrones showrunners, who are linked to their relationship with Alexander Woo (“True Blood”)… Adapted. Based on the 2014 Hugo Award-winning first Asian novel of the same name by China’s Liu Jixi (which also inspired a series at Tencent), this major sci-fi series from Netflix is ​​the most ambitious to date about humanity’s first contact with an extraterrestrial civilization.

An astrophysicist in China, alone and accused of being an enemy of the people, decides to send an ominous message to the universe. Years later, the “Trisalorians” answer him, explaining that their home planet will soon be destroyed and that they have reached Earth… All this during the Cultural Revolution in China. On Netflix later this year.

Illegal citizens

Adapted from the book of the same name by the 2007 detective fiction grand prize DOA, this French spy series features Laurent Stocker aka Montana, director of the DGSE, Frédéric Pierrot aka Steiner, an ex-soldier now in the private sector, and Lynx. , a mercenary commissioned by the French secret services _ but directed by Steiner _ to prevent a large-scale attack on national soil… Lynx is the young rising actor Raphaël Quenard (“HP”, “Cutez”, “Smoking makes you cough”…) directed by the series and screenwriter Laetitia Masson clearly shined.

With all these characters and others like Nicolas Duvauchelle (whom we will soon see in the Amazon series “Black Hearts”), we will have to wait before we meet the command of RG or Gringe, infiltrating military intelligence to the cell terrorist. until next fall. Current of the year in Arte.


This will be the sixth and final season of the Netflix series about the reign of Elizabeth II. We left the royal family when the House of Windsor hung by a thread and Diana (Elizabeth Debicki) and Charles (Dominic West) made their separation official. In the final episodes, the creator of the series, Peter Morgan, will talk about the last weeks of the prince’s life in 1997, his romance with Dodi Fayed and his accidental death, and later years with his children William and Harry. grew up. Prince William, Rufus Campa and Ed McVeigh will be played by two actors, while Meg Bellamy will give her features to Kate Middleton. On Netflix in late 2023.

wonder man

Bernard Tapie, an actor himself, probably wouldn’t turn down a series project about him. When the businessman died in 2021, Netflix chose Laurent Lafitte to play him. From a pilot to a salesman, from a singer to a businessman, from a minister to a prisoner, from a football club manager to a press director, this extraordinary character has been through everything… He has experienced successes as well as failures.

The creators of Wonderman (a nod to Tapie’s takeover of Wonder in 1984), Tristan Seguéla (the son of an adman close to Tapie) and Olivier Demangel (“November,” “Baron Noir”) are behind this legendary cheeky character worthy of an Alexandre Dumas novel. show the man and avoid both accusation and hagiography.In addition to Laurent Lafitte, who looks amazing with his model, there are also Fabrice Luchini, Joséphine Japy, Sarah Suco and Patrick D’Assumção. Late 2023 on Netflix.

And also…

“Dragon House”, “Rings of Power”, Fauda, ​​Lupine… Adaptation of “The World of Narnia” and “One Piece” manga by Netflix. Two new Canal+ series, one police (“BRI”) and one judicial (“66.5”), thriller “Hyjack” with Idris Elba in “24 hours chrono” on Apple TV+, comedy (“Alphonse”) ) Nicolas Bedos by Jean Dujardin and Charlotte Gainsbourg on Amazon and a drama (‘All’s Well’) on Disney+ with Virginie Elfira… Queen Charlotte’s Youth…

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