Best Netflix shows released in 2023 (so far)

The Witcher season 3. CR: Netflix.
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Queen Charlotte
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. (L to R) Corey Mylchreest as Young King George, India Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte, Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte, James Fleet as King George in episode 104 of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2023 /

Queen Charlotte

Queen Charlotte is one of the most acclaimed Netflix series released this year and has already garnered an incredible amount of views on the streaming service. The series functions as a prequel to Bridgerton, focusing primarily on the monarch we first met in the parent series.

In Queen Charlotte, we meet the young queen in 1761 when she first met and fell in love with King George III. We also meet several other notable characters from the Bridgerton universe, like the young Lady Danbury and more. In a second timeline, we catch up with the queen in 1817, after the death of the royal heir, Princess Charlotte. We still don’t know exactly when Bridgerton season 3 is going to come out, so it was nice to get a new series to tide fans over in the interim.

Even though Queen Charlotte is an original story not based on a book (though a book was created to complement the show), it’s quickly cemented its place within the Bridgerton canon, and fans have embraced the show with open arms. Even though it is billed as a limited series, many fans are hopeful that additional spinoff series could be on the way in the future. In fact, the show is so popular, it has joined the Netflix Top 10 for most viewed shows of all time.