2023 TV: A Year of Endings & Next Chapters


Apr 6, 2023

 A new year has arrived and that means there are numerous new series premiering as well as the return of all your favorite shows. Jump back into the action of something you’ve seen or experience something new. There are lots to choose from so we will break them all down for you.

Final Seasons:

Succession – HBO

HBO’s satirical black comedy-drama series Succession returns March 26th for its final season. It has been a while since we last saw the Roy family battle it out for control of Logan Roy’s family business and the stakes have never been bigger. Last season saw the three youngest children (Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strong) get cut out of the running to succeed their father. Get ready for more backstabbing and family drama when the series finally returns to our screens.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon Prime

The fifth season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel hits our screens with the first three episodes on April 14th. Rachel Brosnahan stars as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a Jewish American housewife who becomes a stand-up comic after her husband leaves her. There isn’t much info about the show’s swan song but expect a lot of laughter, and tears, as the series says goodbye.

Fear The Walking Dead – AMC

AMC’s post-apocalyptic zombie series returns May 14th. After the events of the previous season, Morgan (Lennie James) and Madison (Kim Dickens) are brought to a mysterious island where nothing is as it seems. The upcoming season will also institute a seven-year time jump to up the stakes for the final season. Expect to see some familiar faces as the series wraps up its run.

The Handmaid’s Tale - Hulu

The upcoming sixth season of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu will be its last. The series stars Elizabeth Moss as June Osbourne as she tries to survive under Gilead’s brutal regime. Tune in to what is sure to be an explosive and intense climax. The Emmy-winning series is projected to return in June.

Barry – HBO

Barry, another highly acclaimed HBO drama wraps with its fourth season premiering April 16th. This comedy-drama stars Bill Hader as the titular character. The end of last season saw the the conflicted assassin arrested and the new season promises to go in some exciting new directions. If you’re a fan of black comedies than this show is worth checking out. The series also stars Henry Winkler and Anthony Carrigan.

 Next Chapters:

Yellowjackets – SHOWTIME

One of 2021’s breakout hits is returning March 24th on Showtime for a second season. Yellowjackets follows a group of teenage survivors who are trapped in the Canadian wilderness after a plane crash. The storyline alternates between the young survivors and the characters as middle-aged who are threatened by mysterious forces during present day. The series stars Melanie Lynskey, Christina Ricci, and Juliette Lewis.

Ahsoka – Disney+

Always a side-character, but now finally the main lead, Ahsoka comes to our screens this summer on Disney+. Appearances from Hayden Christiansen (Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker), as well as new live-action castings for Rebels characters Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren and Hera Syndulla, have the slate jam packed and fans absolutely drooling to find out what’s next. Filoni and Favreau have been tight-lipped about the plot, so it’s been theorized to be everything from Rebels season 5, to the turning point for Star Wars away from the Skywalker Saga. Tune in to find out!

Justified: City Primeval – FX

A brand-new limited series continuing the story of Justified is coming to FX and Hulu later this year. Justified: City Primeval is more of a sequel series than an actual continuation, however. The story will move to Detroit and will feature brand-new characters including Boyd Holbrook and Vivian Olyphant. Timothy Olyphant’scharacter Raylan Givens finds himself pursuing The Oklahoma Wildman who has been eluding the Detroit police force. The series is based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard.

Ironheart – Disney+

Coming Fall 2023 is Ironheart, a new Marvel Cinematic Universe series that continues the events of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It will star Dominique Thorneas Riri Williams, an MIT student genius inventor from Chicago who develops a suit like Iron Man. The series will consist of six episodes and plot details are being held under wraps.

Masters of the Air – Apple TV+

A new war drama miniseries based on the Eighth Air Force of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II is coming to Apple TV+ later this year. Made on a budget of $25 Million dollars, this series produced by Steven Spielberg is being called a sister series to Band of Brothers. It will star Austin Butler and Callum Turner. It is expected to premiere sometime in 2023.

All these series are sure to contribute to the television renaissance we are currently living through. Which series is your favorite? Be sure to let us know on Twitter using the hashtag #xtreambinge.

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