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Exciting New Netflix Shows To Come Out In 2023

2022 was, arguably, a rough patch for streaming services across the board. Losing billions in market value, media stocks like Disney + and Netflix went through a bad year. Netflix even saw its subscriber growth wane over a nightmare year, with increasing fan backlash to boot. 

Disappointing shows came out and got canceled in a matter of weeks, from Resident Evil to 1899 and Blockbuster. Recent shows like The Witcher Blood Origin did not fare any better, as the spin-off to the Witcher franchise combined both abysmal audience scores and poor critical reception. 

Still, surprise hits such as Wednesday, Arcane, and Cyberpunk: Edgerunners showed that Netflix isn’t done just yet. And while the next chapters of success stories like Stranger Things and You will sure be crowd-pullers, the streaming giant has enough novelty in store to get back on its feet. So, here are four brand-new Netflix shows to get hyped up about in 2023. 

Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre

We kick off our list with a chilling new series coming straight from Japan. These Japanese Tales of the Macabre draw inspiration from the works of the master of horror manga, Junji Ito. Known for his inventive – if twisted – short stories and ghastly illustrations, the mangaka has garnered a cult following in his home country as well as abroad. 

And the king of terror himself has handpicked a selection of 20 impactful stories to bring to the screen, from the disturbing to the bizarre. If you’re into foreign productions with an edge, thus, this anime anthology is sure to get shivers running down your spine on January 19. 

Queen Charlotte: a Bridgerton story

Bridgerton has been a mega success, to say the least. The historical romance’s second season even broke records for most streamed English-language series ever. And while fans remain hopeful for season 3 to see the light of day in the coming months, a spin-off limited series has already been scheduled for 2023. Acting as an origin story to one of the show’s central characters, this eight-episode prequel will focus on young Queen Charlotte and her ascension to the throne. 

This deep dive into Charlotte’s background will also explore her initially arranged marriage to King George and the great love story that ensued. Announced as early as May 2021, this Bridgerton spin-off has no official release date yet. But it is premiering in 2023 for sure, along with a brand-new book jointly penned by showrunner Shonda Rimes and best-selling author Julia Quinn.

Assassin’s Creed

Not one but three Assassin’s Creed shows shall be coming to Netflix, comprising two anime programmes and a live-action production. Little else is known about these projects, and the recent departure of the live-action adaptation’s showrunner might give fans pause. 2023 still looks to be an eventful year for the franchise, as a Netflix-exclusive Assassin’s Creed mobile game is coming up. Die-hard gamers can also look forward to a fresh instalment in Ubisoft’s flagship series. 

A throwback to its origins, Assassin’s Creed Mirage will take players to medieval Baghdad. The game is also set to return to a more stealth-centric approach. Contrary to rumors, however, Mirage won’t feature any gambling minigames.

Gears of War

Netflix is eyeing the gaming industry this year. Besides diving into the Assassin’s Creed universe, the streaming giant is cooking up multiple adaptations of the Gears of War saga. A live-action feature film is already in the works. And although no information has leaked about the potential cast, actor Dave Bautista has been sending crystal-clear signals to Netflix by posting a video in full Gears of War armour last November. 

Netflix has also greenlighted an adult animated series, which shall follow the Delta Squad in its mortal combat with a race of genetically altered underground humans called the Locust Horde. No premiere date has been disclosed yet. But the iconic franchise is heading toward a fresh start in 2023, no questions asked.