10 Shows to Look Forward to Streaming on Netflix this Year

We love a good full-season binge, so it’s a good thing Netflix is pretty much constantly coming out with new content, and in so many different genres, too. With a huge dump of new movies, series and seasons in January alone, there’s always more to come. Here’s what we’re most looking forward to:

1. YOU

This absolutely bizarre romance-drama-murder-dark comedy series is on part 1 of its highly-anticipated fourth season. Focused on a disturbed young man who started as a creepy stalker but is now a full-on serial murderer, hopeless romantic and total psychopath Joe reinvents himself yet again and meets a new muse. Surely that will go poorly, but how?

2. Avatar: The Last Airbender

Is there a more universally beloved modern animated series than The Last Airbender? We would argue no. And many, many of its fans were violently disappointed by the live-action movie that was released a few years ago. Well, Netflix is going to make it up to us with a very expensive, impressively-produced live-action series adaptation that we’re all hoping will give us the same wholesome and creative vibe as the original Avatar and its almost-as-good spinoff, The Legend of Korra.

3. Bodkin

Produced by the Obamas – yes, the Obamas – this scripted drama is giving us true-crime energy. Centered on a ragtag group of podcasters investigating 3 missing people in a small coastal Irish town. A deeply dark-comedy take on the typical things-are-even-worse-than-they-seem criminal mystery storyline, this series will be the first of the Obama’s Higher Ground productions to be released in 2023.

4. Kaos

This fantasy series is way behind schedule, having been delayed for a good chunk of 2020-2021 due to COVID. However, we think it will be worth the wait. Kaos promises to turn traditional Greek myths on their heads, with modern perspectives and a dark, irreverent comedy behind all of it. Sounds like someone may have resurrected Rome’s Plautus. With Jeff Goldblum as Zeus, this one looks like it’ll be a blast to watch.

5. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Bridgerton fans get a new fix! Queen Charlotte’s character is a fan favorite, but we don’t yet know her storyline before Bridgerton. This limited series is going to change all of that. A coming-of-age tale, the series will tell the story of Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power, set against a love story that, in true Bridgerton style, has its roots in historical events… but only a little. 

6. Supacell

In the last few years, Netflix’s slate of series has become much more inclusive. Casts aren’t nearly as whitewashed, and other stories and perspectives are becoming the mainstream. Which, to be honest, is what Western media needs. This series, the newest of Rapman’s projects, will feature an all-black cast. Supacell is a UK sci-fi series in six parts that will tell the story of a group of ordinary people who suddenly become super-powered superheroes. 

7. The Fall of the House of Usher

One of Netflix’s great talents is horror series, most because Mike Flanagan is an absolute master. In the vein of his previous Netflix projects, The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor and Midnight Mass, this new series is based on the eponymous Edgar Allen Poe short story and was produced in the Giallo style. Simply put, that means we can expect serious psychological horror, visceral production techniques, and likely a lot of gore.

8. The Abandons

For all of us who’ve missed the gritty energy of Sons of Anarchy, this new project by Kurt Sutter will satiate that need. An outlaw Western, this series will follow several families settling out West in the 1850’s. You know; Manifest Destiny, frontier survival, David-Goliath vibes. In an exploration of power, wealth, and the difference between law and justice, we’re sure this highly-anticipated series won’t disappoint.

9. Death Note

We’re hoping Netflix learned its lesson with its total flop of a Death Note live-action movie adaptation from 2017, because it’s made it abundantly clear this new live-action series won’t be to do with the movie, but the original manga series. Will they be able to capture the same mythical Japanese jinn energy as the OG animated series while still offering a new take? We certainly hope so.

10. The Brothers Sun

Characterized as a Taipei gangster drama, this unique new series will follow the fictional Sun crime family. Packed with an impressive cast, family dynamics, cultural divides and international intrigue are all woven together. Set in both LA and Taiwan, this new show will likely have some Taken vibes. And it has Michelle Yeoh in it, so you know it’s going to be good.

This is just a taste of what’s to come – there are new documentaries, kids’ series and movies to expect as well. Explore more on these and dozens of other Netflix shows to look forward to this year.