2022 has been a momentous year for the nation, mourning their beloved Queen and celebrating with immense pride during the Lionesses’ victorious European campaign series.
Television has the amazing ability to bring millions of people together for a common watching experience at the click of a button.
Sadly, 2023 won’t be the season for some much awaited shows, but it will undoubtedly have its fair bit of fascinating TV programming. Unfortunately, we have no idea when (or even if!) shows like Line of Duty and Bodyguard will return to our televisions.
You are sure to enjoy the year ahead, with many exciting titles and events. Get ready for an unforgettable experience.
In 2023, there will be a lot of talk about the hottest TV shows and events. Here are a few that should thrill us all, in no particular order.
Series to Look Forward To
Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix)
As they watched the events of Squid Game in 2021 from the luxury of their couches, fans were glued to their seats.
The dystopian drama pitted participants against one another in a series of nerve-wracking games, and the winner was always a hot topic of discussion among viewers.
Prepare yourself for a thrilling real-world battle with just as high a stakes as in a Hollywood blockbuster.
In an epic quest, sixteen brave individuals are vying for a financial prize. Only those inside can prevail since half have been dumped off in paradise with the keys to a lovely villa and must work very hard to withstand its daily trials.
Who will persevere to the very end as each challenge calls for the ejection of one villa inhabitant from their opulent residence?
The Coronation of King Charles III (Multiple channels)
The magnificent event of a royal crowning, which happens infrequently and hits the TV screens even less, will draw attention from people all around the world.
We should all be present to witness the solemn event in Westminster Abbey, presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The reign of the Queen will go down in history. Her Majesty received her coronation on television for the first time in 1953. This turning point sparked a huge surge of TV purchases that made home entertainment accessible to everyone.
In 2021, we will see another historic event.
The Gathering (Channel Four)
Viewers will travel with Kelly as she traverses two very different worlds in the gripping story that is playing out in Merseyside. She will have to deal with the repercussions of a brutal attack that disturbs both her life as a gifted gymnast and her life as a passionate urban free runner.
Additionally, it results in compelling and impassioned insights into belonging and identity.
A shocking turn is introduced in Helen Walsh’s gripping book about the relationships between teens and their parents: one of the group’s ostensibly innocent members might actually be a mastermind behind the crimes.
With wonderful ease, the Line of Duty production team takes on yet another suspenseful mystery.
Although fans have always liked Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, the events of Infinity War and Endgame forced the program to reveal a different version of the character.
The Time Variance Authority, tasked with keeping the cosmos and its timelines free from chaos, has been presented with this new interpretation.
The second episode of this Marvel crossover series is anticipated even more after the shocking season finale. What occurs next is going to have an impact on other Marvel projects, as is typical in this complex world of storytelling.
With a fascinating drama produced by Russell T. Davies that is certain to attract an audience for their subscription service, ITVX is betting on the dramatic promise of a behind-the-scenes peek at Crossroads and its recognizable actress Noele Gordon.
The on-screen chemistry between Helena Bonham Carter and Mark Gatiss shines through in their depictions of Nolly and Larry, two best friends who are connected by their love of laughter, humor, and charm.
The Crown Series six (Netflix)
Imelda Staunton and Jonathan Pryce will complete the royal quest as Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh in The Crown’s sixth season after the fifth series sparked discussion about the junction between true history and dramatic fiction.
This brings this cherished narrative to a magnificent end.
Diana, Princess of Wales, died tragically in a Paris car accident, shocking the monarchy and affecting public opinion. We’ll talk about this seismic occurrence to find out how it affected everyone else around her both then and today.
Doctor Who (BBC One)
Fans of Doctor Who are living in historic times. Two Doctors are pouring in to celebrate this 60th anniversary, sort of, making it extra special.
David Tennant, the iconic Time Lord’s fourteenth incarnation, will be back in November for a special trilogy, much to the pleasure of Doctor Who fans everywhere.
Ncuti Gatwa, the star of Sex Education, will begin serving as The 15th Doctor around the holidays, traveling across space and time with Millie Gibson.
Russell T. Davies is in charge of bringing back Doctor Who. Additionally, with ardent followers like Gatwa already on deck, the resurrection has all the ingredients for great success.
Champion (BBC One)
Explore the strong link of brotherhood and sisters in this immensely dramatic musical drama set in South London.
Experience a mesmerizing love note to Black British songs as two siblings, each of whom is a rapper in their own right, get into emotional skirmishes.
The acclaimed Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams, who also won this year’s British Book Award for book of the year, is now available on television in a new series with an all-star ensemble cast.
It has renowned actors like Ray Fearon and Jo Martin in addition to Malcolm Kamulete, Déja J. Bowens, Ray BLK, and Nadine Marshall, rounding out an already impressive cast.
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