Outer Banks season 3 and more Netflix shows we hope return in early 2023

OUTER BANKS (L to R) RUDY PANKOW as JJ, JONATHAN DAVISS as POPE, MADISON BAILEY as KIARA, MADELYN CLINE as SARAH CAMERON and CHASE STOKES as JOHN B on the set of OUTER BANKS Cr. ELAINE SIEMEK/NETFLIX © 2021
OUTER BANKS (L to R) RUDY PANKOW as JJ, JONATHAN DAVISS as POPE, MADISON BAILEY as KIARA, MADELYN CLINE as SARAH CAMERON and CHASE STOKES as JOHN B on the set of OUTER BANKS Cr. ELAINE SIEMEK/NETFLIX © 2021 /
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The year is almost over, and we’ve already started to look ahead at what’s to come in 2023 on Netflix. There are so many popular Netflix shows with new seasons slated to arrive in the new year, such as Outer BanksThe WitcherYou, Vikings: Valhalla, Never Have I Ever etc. However, not all returning Netflix shows have official release dates yet. With that in mind, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that some come out in early 2023.

Since we haven’t officially entered 2023, Netflix hasn’t handed out many release dates for its shows coming next year. However, the streamer has confirmed some specific titles that will definitely return in 2023. We just need to figure out when exactly each Netflix show will come out.

Based on production and post-production schedules, we are able to get an idea of which Netflix shows have a better chance of coming out in early 2023. So if you’re curious to know what we found, all you have to do is continue reading.

Netflix shows we hope return in early 2023

We’ll be starting off the list with the hit teen series, Outer Banks.

Outer Banks season 3

Outer Banks has a really good chance of returning in early 2023. Why? Well, production wrapped back in September and the episodes are currently being edited to perfection in post-production. The second season spent almost four months in post-production before landing on Netflix. So if the third season spends the same amount of time, we could be looking at a release in January 2023.

However, according to a recent interview with Outer Banks star Madelyn Cline, it looks like we might be seeing Outer Banks season 3 in February. During the interview, Cline accidentally revealed that the third season would be coming on Feb. 23, 2023, or Feb. 22, 2023. However, it’s important to mention that an official release date has not been confirmed by Netflix yet, so the date could possibly change.


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Never Have I Ever. (L to R) Lee Rodriguez as Fabiola Torres, Ramona Young as Eleanor Wong, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi in episode 309 of Never Have I Ever. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022 /

Never Have I Ever season 4

We found out that Never Have Have I Ever season 4 would be released in 2023 when Netflix announced a fourth season would be happening. It was later confirmed during TUDUM. Since then, we’ve been trying to figure out when the fourth and final season could land on Netflix in the next year.

Principal photography on the fourth season wrapped in early August, so the new episodes have been in post-production for almost four months as of Nov. 22. In previous seasons, we’ve seen the show spend between four to six months in post-production before making its way to Netflix.

If the show were to spend about four months in post-production, we would see the fourth season sometime in December 2022. However, a 2023 release has already been confirmed, so we can knock out a December release. Also, we’ve only ever seen one season of Never Have I Ever be released each year. If the fourth season were to come out in December, that would have meant two seasons were released in 2022.

Our guess is that the episodes will spend five or six months in post-production before landing on Netflix. This would put the release date sometime in January or February 2023. However, there’s a chance Netflix might hold the fourth season until the spring or summer since that’s when new seasons of Never Have I Ever typically come out. Hopefully, we will get to see the fourth season in early 2023.


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Sweet Magnolias. (L to R) Joanna Garcia Swisher as Maddie Townsend, Caroline Lagerfelt as Paula Vreeland in episode 201 of Sweet Magnolias. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2021 /

Sweet Magnolias season 3

Sweet Magnolias season 3 began filming in July 2022 and wrapped just three months later in late October. As of Nov. 22, the show has only spent a month in post-production. We’re probably looking at about six to eight months of post-production before the third season comes out. If this is the case, we could expect a release somewhere between April and June 2023. There’s a possibility we could see Sweet Magnolias season 3 in May 2023. This means the show would have spent seven months in post-production before being released. I mean, it’s definitely possible because the second season spent seven months in post-production before coming out.

New seasons of Sweet Magnolias typically come out earlier in the year, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that nothing changes for the third season.


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Bridgerton. Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in episode 201 of Bridgerton. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022 /

Bridgerton season 3

Everyone’s patiently waiting for Bridgerton season 3 to be released on Netflix. After an amazing second season, fans are ready to see Colin and Penelope’s love story be told in season 3. The cameras start rolling on the third season in late July, and everything is expected to wrap up in December. Afterward, the episodes should immediately enter post-production, where they will spend at least four months before making their way to everyone’s Netflix accounts. We’re basing this post-production schedule on last season’s schedule. So if the third season spends four months in post-production, we could see it sometime in April 2023. However, we believe the latest we could see the third season would be in the summer of 2023.


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Shadow and Bone season 2

Netflix announced that Shadow and Bone season 2 would be released in 2023 during TUDUM. Production on the second season wrapped on June 6, so the new season is currently being edited in post-production. For a show like Shadow and Bone, many special effects are used. So, our guess is that we’re looking at least eight months of post-production before the second season comes out. This means we could be looking at a release in February 2023. However, since the first season came out in the month of April, Netflix might hold the release until April 2023 to follow a pattern. Although this would be a little later in the year, it would still be considered an early 2023 release.

UPDATE 12/29/2022: Shadow and Bone season 2 will arrive on Netflix on March 16, 2023.


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Manifest season 4 part 2

After watching the first half of Manifest season 4, fans can’t wait to see how the supernatural drama will end in the second and final part, which is scheduled to arrive in 2023. However, we still don’t have an official release date yet. Filming wrapped on Oct. 11, so the episodes are now being edited. According to a recent tweet by the show’s creator Jeff Rake, he’s hoping the final batch of episodes will be ready for a spring 2023 release.

This adds up to one of our earlier release predictions. We previously predicted that Manifest season 4 part 2 would arrive in April 2023. More specifically, April 7, 2023. Why this specific date? Well, this date is connected to the show. On April 7, Flight 828 went missing after leaving Jamaica. This wouldn’t be the first time Netflix used a date related to the show as a release date. The first part of season 4 was released on Nov. 4, which is the day Flight 828 finally landed in New York.

If Manifest season 4 part 2 doesn’t come out in spring 2023, we believe the latest it will come out is summer 2023. We’ll let you know the official release date once it’s announced.

Which Netflix shows are you hoping to make a return in early 2023? Let us know in the comment section below.

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