2023 will hopefully bring in a rain of amazing TV shows and movies, and guess what? a lot of shows have already started rolling out. Here is a list of some TV shows that will be coming out this year:
1. Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World
Fight the Power, which Chuck D produced, may be the best narrative of hip-hop as a movement for social change. This may be the strongest proof yet that, for a period, rap truly was “the Black CNN.” It combines first-person testimonies from rap pioneers like Ice-T and Run DMC with old video clips of what will be known as a foundational era of race relations in US history.
Coming out on: BBC Two, January
Imagine living in a society where everyone has superpowers except you. Everyone gains the ability to communicate with the dead, transform into a cat, walk through walls, and initiate ecstasy with a single touch at the age of 18. The producers of Killing Eve commissioned first-time TV writer Emma Moran to pen this sharp comedy, which introduces us to Jen, a 25-year-old who is still without power and is anxious to find her gift at any cost.
Coming Out: January, Disney+
3. Pamela, A Love Story
Pamela Anderson has experienced a crazy journey from being a Playboy star to Baywatch queen and tabloid fodder. Although we enjoyed the drama Pam & Tommy, it was disappointing to learn that Pammy had not given her authorization for the production in any way. She now has the opportunity to tell her own tale through this private documentary that was made with her consent and that includes honest interviews.
Coming out on: Netflix, January
Given that Shrinking stars Harrison Ford and was made by the Ted Lasso creators Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein, the cynical approach to promote it would be as “Indiana Jones does Ted Lasso” (along with Jason Segel). Although the premise may not sound the most original—a therapist had an epiphany and begins telling patients what he actually thinks of them—the sheer talent of everyone involved should make up for that.
Releasing on: Apple TV+, January
Lee Sung Jin has written for several amazing comedies, like Tuca & Bertie and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and he has now crafted this A24 series. The movie centers on “two individuals who become embroiled in an incident of road rage that soon consumes all of their thoughts and actions.” Steven Yeun and Ali Wong are in it, which is always a good sign.
Releasing on: Netflix
6. The Gold
Neil Forsyth established himself as one of the UK’s most talented authors with his brilliantly suspenseful novel Guilt. The Gold, a bolder and brasher film on the 1983 Brink’s-Mat heist in which £26 million worth of gold bullion was stolen from a London depot, comes after. The cast includes Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Spencer, Jack Lowden, and Hugh Bonneville.
Releasing on: BBC
7. Masters of the Air
Steven Spielberg’s Masters of the Air follows the hugely successful double-bill of Band of Brothers and The Pacific and marks the conclusion of a trilogy that has taken two decades to complete. Similar to earlier shows, this one is an ambitious, soaring drama about the air force during World War II, with a large cast full of future famous names. High hopes are held for this one.
Releasing on: Apple TV+
8. The Gallows Pole
Brace yourself if the words “Shane Meadows period drama” makes you uneasy. The novel by Benjamin Myers about a massive worker-led deception that occurred at the start of the industrial revolution has been adapted by Meadows. Expect all the things Meadows excels at, such as social commentary and unflinching drama, but with even worse teeth.
Releasing on: BBC
Champion, a second brand-new production from Queenie’s Candice Carty-Williams, has been called “a love letter to Black British music set in south London” and has the potential to be absolutely fantastic provided the writer’s meticulous attention to detail is maintained.
Releasing soon on: BBC
The first season of Feud, which focused on the strained friendship between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, was hilarious. Season two, which centres on Truman Capote’s incomplete book Answered Prayers and how it shocked New York society by disparaging his acquaintances, seems to follow in the same vein. Featuring Tom Hollander, Chloe Sevigny, Naomi Watts, Diane Lane, Calista Flockhart, and Demi Moore.
Releasing soon on: Disney+
Kaos is a series where Jeff Goldblum plays Zeus and is the easiest sell in the history of television. There is more to it than that, including people, an old prophecy, and what appear to be strong thematic connections to Simon Rich’s egregiously underrated Miracle Workers, but Jeff Goldblum plays Zeus most of the time.
coming soon on: Netflix
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