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The Cultbox Collection — ten shows coming in 2023 to add to your list of viewing resolutions

New Year means plenty of posts looking back on 2022 and forward to the year ahead. At the Cultbox Christmas Dinner, we put the names of the dozens of TV programmes we’re looking out for in 2023 onto pieces of paper. We placed these in Cultbox Crackers (TM) and put them all in a large box. As merriment abounded, paper hats fell on the floor and riddles a-plenty were exchanged, we also gathered the following list of shows. Many were left out, but here’s ten we recommend. Meanwhile, has anyone got a use for two-dozen second-hand cracker toys?

Note also we’ve only listed shows we know are arriving this year for certain. We expect others, but they aren’t confirmed.

Stonehouse Matthew Macfadyen

Stonehouse kicks off the New Year as husband and wife Matthew Macfadyen and Keeley Hawes bring us the story of the disgraced Labour MP who faked his own death. This three part series starts on January 2nd, so not long to wait

Another arrival with a firm date is season 3 of the Mandalorian. Coming to Disney+ on March 1. The trailer (see link) implies a lot of the season will focus on Mando’s redemption for taking off his helmet. We also expect to see Ahsoka to make an appearance, ahead of her own show arriving later in 2023.

We’ll keep addressing shows in pairs for a while, and let’s turn to romance.

Queen Charlotte Bridgerton spinoff

Bridgerton season 3 promises to change the running order of the books and bring us the romance between Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope (aka Lady Whistledown) played by Nicola Coughlan. There’s a lot to unpack from season 2, and fans won’t need to wait another year to return to this Netflix Regency romance as we also have the Queen Charlotte spin-off to look forward to.

While we’re talking spin-offs, we have to admit to being interested in how the BBC’s Death in Paradise spin-off Beyond Paradise develops. Back to the science fiction now and two long running shows.

Doctor Who hits 60 on November 23, so expect lots of build up over the next few months. Star Trek fans get to say farewell to Jean Luc Picard (and most of the rest of the Next Gen crew) in season 3 of PicardThere’s also another pair of shows we expect to enjoy on Prime Video.

Gen V teaser - Avenue V puppet

Welcome to new series Gen V , the spin-off from The Boyswhich itself returns for season 4 later in 2023. We expect Gen V to arrive first. Which will have most gore, outrage and mayhem? We look forward to finding out.

We’ve lost track of the number of shows (blame the Christmas pudding), so a quick mention for a pair of Marvel shows Agatha: Coven of Chaos as well as Loki season 2. And how did we get this far and not mention the mouth-watering prospect of Good Omens season 2? Even at this stage, 2023 promise a lot and we’ve not even mentioned cinematic delights such as Dune: Part 2. [OK we just mentioned it]

What are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!