Most Anticipated Upcoming Netflix Shows: May 23rd, 2023 (2023)

Here are the most anticipated upcoming TV shows on Netflix.

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Netflix has hundreds of TV shows in development at any one time, and sifting through the full list (or even finding one) is a chore. So we will list what you’re most looking forward to in the coming months and years with the help of IMDb. Here are the Netflix Original series people are most looking forward to watching, according to the IMDb MOVIEmeter.

Every Monday, IMDb updates its list of the hottest titles, which is sourced from its vast database. These updates are based on the site’s traffic, which continues to draw in over half a billion monthly visits.

If you want to see what movies are hotly anticipated for Netflix, we’re running aseparate list for those movies here.

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One quick note is that this list is only for the upcoming debut series. That means big returning series like Stranger Things aren’t going to be listed below.

Note: MOVIEmeter scores are correct as of May 23rd, 2023.

15. Painkiller

Created By: Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster
Genre: Crime, Drama | Cast: Uzo Aduba, Matthew Boderick, West Duchovny, Dina Shihabi, Taylor Kitsch
Netflix Release Date: August 10th, 2023
MOVIEmeter: 11265

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Fans of Orange Is The New Black fans will be delighted to see actress Uzo Aduba in action on Netflix once again.

Painkiller exposes the roots of the most pressing health epidemic of the 21st century. Powerful narcotic painkillers, or opioids, were once used as drugs of last resort for pain sufferers. Purdue turned OxyContin into a billion dollar blockbuster by launching an unprecedented marketing campaign claiming that the drug’s long-acting formulation made it safer to use than traditional painkillers for many types of pain. That illusion was quickly shattered as drug abusers learned that crushing an Oxy could release its narcotic payload all at once. Even in its prescribed form, Oxy proved fiercely addictive. As OxyContin’s use and abuse grew, Purdue concealed what it knew from regulators, doctors, and patients.

10. Squid Game: The Challenge

Genre: Game Show, Reality
MOVIEmeter: 10450

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Thanks to the controversy and the fact this reality series is based on Netflix’s biggest show in its history, Squid Game, it’s clear why Squid Game: The Challenge has started ranking in the MOVIEmeter.

This reality series, filmed in the UK and produced by Studio Lambert, will put contestants through the wringer (quite literally) as they compete in games resembling the Korean series.

13. Tomb Raider

Created By: Tasha Huo
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure | Cast: Hayley Atwell, Allen Maldonado, Earl Baylon
Netflix Release Date: 2023
Moviemeter: 10268

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Hayley Atwell aka Captain Carter of the MCU is taking on the iconic role of Lara Croft. The assumption is the story will be centered around the rebooted Tomb Raider.

12. Zero Day

Created By: Eric Newman, Noah Oppenheim
Genre: Drama, Thriller | Cast: Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Lizzy Caplan, Connie Britton, Joan Allen
Netflix Release Date: TBA
MOVIEmeter: 10050

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In the midst of crisis: how can we discover the truth when it seems that the world is being destroyed by uncontrollable forces? Also, to what extent are conspiracy theories our own inventions or products of our imagination?

11. The Perfect Couple

Created By: Jenna Lamia
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery | Cast: Nicole Kidman, Dakota Fanning, Eve Hewson, Meghann Fahy, Liev Schreiber
Netflix Release Date: TBA
Moviemeter: 8757

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Over the past several years Nicole Kidman has been starring in some fantastic television roles, and The Perfect Stranger will be the Australian actress’s very first Netflix Original series.

When one lavish wedding ends in disaster before it can even begin – with a body discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony – everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect.

10. Turn of the Tide

Created By: Augusto Fraga
Genre: Action, Thriller | Cast: José Condessa, Helena Caldeira, Rodrigo Tomás, André Leitão, Maria João Bastos
Netflix Release Date: May 26th, 2023
MOVIEmeter: 8583

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Originating out of Portugal, Turn of the Tide is a new action thriller about four friends whose lives changed forever with the arrival of a ton of cocaine.

9. The Gentlemen

Created By:Guy Ritchie
Genre:Action, Adventure, Comedy |Cast: Theo James, Kaya Scodelario, Joely Richardson, Vinnie Jones, Daniel Ings
Netflix Release Date:2023
MOVIEmeter: 6576

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Moving into television for the first time is director Guy Ritchie, who will be expanding upon the world ofThe Gentlemenwith an exclusive new Netflix series.

The series follows Eddie Halstead, who has inherited his father’s sizeable estate only to discover that it’s sitting on top of a weed empire owned by the legendary Mickey Pearson. Has this straight-up soldier got what it takes to master the dark arts of the British criminal underworld and take control of the entire operation?

8. Scoop

Created By: Hansal Mehta
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama | Cast: Karishma Tanna, Harman Baweja, Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Deven Bhojani
Netflix Release Date: June 2nd, 2023

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A journalist’s life takes a 360 because of the very system that made her who she is. Will she fight or will she concede?

7. Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas

Created By:Steven Maeda, Matt Owens
Genre:Action, Adventure, Comedy |Cast:Tig Notaro, Monica Barbaro, Anya Chalotra, Christian Slater, Vanessa Hudgens
Netflix Release Date:2023
MOVIEmeter: 5432

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Originally, we thought that the animated prequel of Zack Snyder’sArmy of the Deadwould be released in 2022, however, it has since been pushed back to 2023.

Scott Ward and his rescue crew’s efforts to protect all they love during the first phases of the mysterious zombie outbreak in Vegas.

6. Avatar: The Last Airbender

Created By:Albert Kim
Genre:Action, Adventure, Comedy |Cast:Gordon Cormier, Tamlyn Tomita, Ken Leung, Daniel Dae Kim, Yvonne Chapman
Netflix Release Date:2023
MOVIEmeter: 3834

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When you take into consideration howbelovedAvatar: The Last Airbenderis by its fans, there’s a huge amount of pressure on Netflix to get the live-action adaptation correct. Easily one of the most anticipated Netflix titles of 2023, if done correctly, Netflix will claw back some of its lost reputations from recent adaptations.

Set in an Asiatic, war-torn world where certain people can “bend” one of the four classical elements: water, earth, fire, or air. Aang is the “Avatar”, the only one capable of bending all the elements, and is destined to bring peace to the world from the Fire Nation. With his new companions Katara and Sokka, Aang sets out to master the elements while being pursued by the exiled Fire Nation prince Zuko, who seeks to regain his honor by capturing the Avatar.

5. The Fall of the House of Usher

Created By:Mike Flanagan
Genre:Drama, Horror |Cast:Carla Gugino, Ruth Codd, Willa Fitzgerald, T’Nia Miller, Michael Trucco
Netflix Release Date:2023
Moviemeter: 3822

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WhileThe Midnight Clubwasn’t the best of what we’ve seen from Mike Flanagan. hisupcoming series,The Fall of the House of Usher, has the potential to be one of his best Netflix projects yet. As expected, the cast will feature many familiar faces from Flanagan’s previous projects, including the likes of Kate Siegel, Rahul Kohli, Henry Thomas, and Zach Gilford.

A man who has been invited to visit his childhood friend Roderick Usher. Usher gradually makes clear that his twin sister Madeline has been placed in the family vault not quite dead. When she reappears in her blood-stained shroud, the visitor rushes to leave as the entire house splits and sinks into a lake.

4. The Three-Body Problem

Created By:David Benioff, D.B. Weis, Alexander Woo
Genre:Adventure, Drama, Fantasy |Cast:Eiza González, Benedict Wong, Liam Cunningham, John Bradley, Alex Sharp
Netflix Release Date:2023
MOVIEmeter: 3708

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The reputation of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss was left in disarray after the disappointing ending to the final season ofGame of Thrones. Seeking their fortunes outside of Warner, the pair are nowworking on the adaptation ofThe Three BodyProblem, from popular Chinese author Liu Cixin.

Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.

3. All the Light We Cannot See

Created by: Steve Knight, Shawn Levy
Genre: Drama, History, War | Cast: Lars Edinger, Louis Hofmann, Aria Mia Loberti, Hugh Laurie, Mark Ruffalo
Netflix Release Date: TBA
Moviemeter: 3623

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Shawn Levy has been one of the busiest producers for Netflix from Stranger Things to The Adam Project, and for the first time will explore a story set in WW2.

The story of Marie-Laure, a blind French teenager, and Werner, a German soldier, whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

2. One Piece

Created By:Steven Maeda, Matt Owens
Genre:Action, Adventure, Comedy |Cast:Iñaki Godoy, Emily Rudd, Mackenyu, Stevel Marc, Taz Skylar
Netflix Release Date:August 2023
MOVIEmeter: 1836

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With a 25-year publication history and over 1060 chapters of the manga,One Pieceis one the longest-running and most beloved fictional franchises from Japan. This is why alive-action adaptation of the series is one of Netflix’s most ambitiousyet, but if it pays off, then Netflix has a brand new series that could span well over ten years.

An alternate version of Earth, and one that is currently in the midst of the ‘Golden Age of Pirates’. Ruthless cut-throat pirates rule the seas, and only the strongest have the chance to lay claim to the mythical treasure known as ‘One Piece’ that was left behind by the greatest pirate of them all Gol D. Roger. Years after the death of Gold Roger, a young boy by the name of Monkey D. Luffy has dreams of raising his own crew, finding One Piece, and declaring himself as Pirate King. After eating a devil fruit that grants Luffy the power to make his body like rubber, it gives him enormous strength and agility. When Luffy finally comes of age, he sets sail from Foosha Village in East Blue and sets upon his grand adventure to become the next Pirate King.


Created By:Nick Santora
Genre:Action, Adventure, Thriller |Cast:Arnold Schwarzenegger, Monica Barbaro, Adam Pally, Fabiana Udenio, Fortune Feimster
Netflix Release Date:May 25th, 2023
MOVIEmeter: 473

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Inspired by films such asTrue Lies, Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in action for his very first lead role in a television series.

A CIA operative on the edge of retirement discovers a family secret and is called back into the field for one last job.

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