We’ve looked over the list of Netflix drama shows expected to come out in 2023, and let us just say, there will be plenty to watch and enjoy! Of course, people are most excited about the release of Bridgerton season 3, but that’s not all. The streaming giant will be rolling out new seasons of other popular drama shows as well as releasing new drama series.
Throughout 2023, you can also expect the releases of new Netflix shows of different genres and the return of many highly anticipated Netflix originals, like You season 4, Shadow and Bone season 2, The Witcher season 3, Manifest season 4 part 2, Kaleidoscope, That ’90s Show and so much more.
But right now, our focus is on Netflix drama shows. What drama shows will arrive on Netflix in the new year? Below, you’ll find a list of seven drama shows expected to be released on Netflix in 2023.
Bridgerton season 3 and more Netflix drama shows coming in 2023
Bridgerton season 3
Everyone can’t wait to see a brand new season of the popular period drama make its way to Netflix. Bridgerton season 3 will center around the love story between the third Bridgerton child and son, Colin Bridgerton, and the sharp-witted youngest Featherington child, Penelope Featherington.
Sadly, we don’t have a release date yet, but the third season is expected to come out sometime in 2023. Principal photography on Bridgerton season 3 started in July 2022 and is rumored to wrap in late December. Afterward, we’re probably looking at about four to six months of post-production before the new season lands on Netflix. This would put the release in the spring or summer of 2023. We don’t foresee the streamer holding the release to the fall, but it’s possible. We’ll get back to you with the official release date once it’s made public.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
The Bridgerton prequel series titled Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is confirmed to make its arrival on Netflix in 2023. However, we’re still waiting on the official release date. Fortunately, production has already wrapped on the limited series, so we’re a step closer to its release. In fact, a release on May 4, 2023, has been rumored by What’s on Netflix. But it’s important to mention that Netflix has not confirmed this date.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story follows a young Queen Charlotte’s rise to power and love life. India Amarteifio, Golda Rosheuvel, Adjoa Andoh, Ruth Gemmell, Michelle Fairley, Corey Mylchreest, Cyril Nri, Connie Jenkins-Greig, and Arsema Thomas are some of the actors in the cast.
If the new period drama does come out in May, this could push Bridgerton season 3’s release into the fall instead of the expected spring or summer release. Netflix will most likely want to space out the releases of each show. But we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
Firefly Lane season 2 part 2
Firefly Lane will wrap up its final season on June 8, 2023! You can expect the remaining seven episodes to drop into your Netflix account on this date. The first part of season 2 ended with a shocking twist that left fans eager to see how the story would continue. Sadly, we’ll have to wait until late spring 2023 for the show’s return. However, we’re confident the drama series will go out with a bang!
Sweet Magnolias season 3
Sweet Magnolias is one of our favorite feel-good series on Netflix. Two seasons have been released so far, with a third season expected to come out in 2023. Production on the third season wrapped in October 2022, and we’re probably looking at about six to eight months of post-production before it makes its way to Netflix. This means we would be looking at a release somewhere between April and June 2023. For now, expect a spring or summer release. We’ll make sure to share the official release date once it’s announced.
Virgin River season 5
Virgin River is arguably one of the best Netflix drama shows. The popular series has proven that it has staying power time after time. In fact, with every new season, the show’s fan base only gets stronger. Now we’re on the fifth season, and everyone’s wondering when it will be released. Unfortunately, Netflix has not announced the release date yet, but it’s expected to be released in 2023.
Virgin River season 5 finished filming in November 2022, and we’re probably looking at about six to eight months of post-production. So what does this mean for the release date? Well, we could be looking at a spring 2023 release at the earliest. But a summer 2023 release is more likely since the previous two seasons were released in the summertime. Netflix typically likes to keep up with a release pattern if possible.
The Crown season 6
The Crown is expected to end its run on Netflix in 2023 with its sixth and final season. The last season will reportedly cover the time period from the late ’90s to the early 2000s.
Production on the sixth season started in September 2022, but a wrap date is unknown. However, even with little information known about the production schedule, we’re still able to predict when The Crown season 6 will arrive on Netflix. Previous seasons have landed on the streamer in either November or December. So, I think it’s safe to say The Crown season 6 will follow suit and come out in November or December 2023. You can definitely count on us to share the official release date once Netflix announces it.
The Lincoln Lawyer season 2
We can’t wait for the return of The Lincoln Lawyer. The second season of the legal drama doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s another show expected to come back in 2023.
The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 is based on The Fifth Witness, the fourth book in The Lincoln Lawyer book series by Michael Connelly. Manuel Garcia-Rulfo returns as criminal-defense lawyer, Mickey Haller. Neve Campbell, Becki Newton, Jazz Raycole, Angus Sampson, and Krista Warner are also expected to reprise their roles for the second season. Additionally, Lana Parrilla and Yaya DaCosta have joined the season 2 cast.
Principal photography on the second season began in October 2022 and is rumored to wrap on March 23, 2023. The new episodes should then spend about six to eight months in post-production. This would put the release in the late summer or fall of 2023. Once Netflix announces the release date, you’ll be the first to know!
What Netflix drama shows are you most looking forward to in 2023? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!