2023 has barely begun, and Netflix has had some interesting changes. From Reed Hastings stepping down as the co-CEO to the streamer increasingly adding more content and also getting several Oscar nominations, it seems like the upcoming year will be starkly different from 2022 in terms of revenue and quality of content.
Netflix has released lots of new content over the years, delivering great work across all genres. However, after an economic meltdown at the beginning of 2022 – despite having a hugely successful 2021 – Netflix decided to change its model by introducing ad-supported content and barring password sharing, making the latter illegal in the United Kingdom.
Despite this crisis, the streamer has been consistently producing new Originals and adding seasons to usual fan favourites, namely You, The Umbrella Academy, The Witcher etc. Some of the fan favourites are bringing back new seasons this year, some of which is going to debut in February itself.
Grab some popcorn and enjoy the lineup of Netflix Original shows set to debut in February 2023:
5 new Netflix Original shows to watch in February 2023
Back after a much-anticipated wait, the fourth season of You will premiere in two volumes, with the first one scheduled for a February 10th, 2023 release. Created by Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti, the show will star Penn Badgley as the psychotic Joe Goldberg yet again. With his penchant for books, panties and murder, he is coming back for more.
Joe will now be seen in the United Kingdom and Europe, disguising himself as a Professor and encountering several new characters, most of whom are rich English socialites from Oxford University. Their opulent lives, fueled by substance and tone-deafness, will surely be altered with Joe’s arrival.
Outer Banks season 3
With ten brand new episodes premiering on February 23rd, 2023, the third season will take viewers back to Poguelandia. The series revolved around the Pogues, a band of hot, rebellious teenagers fixated on discovering the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of their ringleader’s father. Soon they stumble upon the legend of a treasure with deep-rooted connections with the missing patriarch.
Starring Chase Stokes, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, Madelyn Cline and Rudy Pandow, the new season will see the Pogues and the Kooks clash yet again and promises a whole new set of twists, turns, romance and melodramatic tension.
Scheduled for a February 2nd, 2023 release, Freeridge is a much-awaited sequel to On My Block. Back with yet another modern-day supernatural tale, the series will focus on a group of four friends, namely Gloria, Ines, Cam and Demi who unwittingly unleash a curse.
Creators have promised Easter eggs that link the two series. It stars Bryana Salaz, Keyla Monterroso Mejia, Ciara Riley Wilsoni and Tenzing Trainor in the lead, and they will be a part of the ongoing mystery and mythology of the series.
Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal
Set to premiere on February 22nd, 2023, Murdaugh Murders is yet another queasy three-part Netflix series for true-crime aficionados based on the scandalous and chilling real-life incident that took place in South Carolina in 2021. A boating accident unravels a family’s secrets, lies, murderous intent and greed.
With several close friends and family members speaking about the incident, the series is based on the eponymous Murdaugh family, whose legacy included being prominent prosecutors in South Carolina. A double murder in the family, however, exposes the rocky past and present.
My Dad the Bounty Hunter– Everett Downing Jr., Patrick Harpin
A dad with a seemingly normal job is actually an intergalactic bounty hunter. His kids are oblivious to his job and crash his mission to find out their dad’s secret soon. Together, they embark on a lovely adventure unbeknownst to the mom.
The series is set to premiere on February 9th, 2023 and will be voiced by Kari Wahlgren,. Laz Alonso, Jim Rash and Yvette Nicole Brown among others. The trailer promises a hilarious and endearing premise with super cool animation and crazy adventure.