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Netflix hypes up new seasons of Squid Game, Stranger Things, and more in 2023 preview trailer

Published Jan 6th, 2023 6:05PM EST
Squid Game on Netflix
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Netflix got on the bad side of many subscribers last year by canceling dozens of original shows, from Space Force and First Kill to The Midnight Club and Warrior Nun. The company then kicked off 2023 by canceling 1899, which had developed a significant following after a season. Of course, Netflix didn’t kill off every show it released over the past few years (even though it might seem like it). To prove that point, the streamer shared a 2023 preview trailer on Friday to hype up some of the shows that will be returning to the service this year.

Netflix originals returning in 2023

The first show that you see in the “New Year, New Seasons” trailer from Netflix is Squid Game. Netflix did formally renew the record-breaking Korean series for a second season in June 2022, but did not provide any information about release timing.

In an interview with Vanity Fair last May, creator Hwang Dong-hyuk suggested it could be out by the end of 2023. He also warned that we might not see season 2 until 2024, but this Netflix trailer seems to suggest that 2023 is, in fact, the target:

No actual dates are listed in the trailer, which also features clips from Stranger Things, Big Mouth, Emily in Paris, and Lupin — each of which Netflix renewed for at least one additional season. The video then goes on to list a number of additional returning shows:

  • Sweet Tooth | Season 2 | TBD
  • Outer Banks | Season 3 | February 23rd
  • Shadow and Bone | Season 2 | March 16th
  • Formula 1: Drive to Survive | Season 5 | TBD
  • Our Planet II | TBD
  • Sex Education | Season 4 | TBD
  • Never Have I Ever | Season 4 | TBD
  • Virgin River | Season 5 | TBD
  • The Upshaws | Season 3 | February 16th
  • Heartstopper | Season 2 | TBD
  • Vikings: Valhalla | Season 2 | January 12th
  • Love Is Blind | Season 4 | TBD
  • The Lincoln Lawyer | Season 2 | TBD
  • Selling Sunset | Season 6 | TBD
  • The Circle | Season 6 | TBD
  • You | Season 4 | February 9th
  • The Sandman | Season 2 | TBD
  • Wednesday | Season 2 | TBD

There’s clearly no guarantee that all these shows will return this year. Production issues happen, scheduling conflicts happen, pandemics happen — nothing is truly set in stone. That said, this is one strong slate of content as Netflix attempts to stop bleeding subscribers while its competitors continue to strength their libraries month after month.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.