February 2023 TV Premiere Dates: Upcoming Series We’re Excited For

Adam Scott with a balloon in the teaser for Party Down Season 3

Welcome back! In this installment, we’re going to focus on upcoming new and returning TV series set to premiere in February 2023, though we’ll include as much as we can working later into the year, prioritizing things with release dates.

Putting this list together is unfortunately difficult, as it involves pulling from multiple sources of information, but even more so because it seems that networks and streaming services sometimes like to hold off on announcing release dates until a couple of weeks before air.

I do not understand why they want to make it difficult for us to plan to watch their shows, but so it goes. Thus last month, we had Velma listed under TBA but lo and behold the show’s out now and you can read what Isobel has to say about it.

I’ll try to update this article as I get more information in the coming month, but do please feel free to help! If there is an upcoming TV premiere that you’re excited about, or something that just got a release date, drop it in the comments. We’re all in it together in this crazy world with no real offseason or regularity to how TV scheduling works.

But enough preamble. If you’re new to what we’re doing here, it’s pretty straightfoward. Below you’ll find a list of upcoming TV premieres that we’re excited about, along with some blurbs explaining why. The criteria in making this list is nothing beyond our collective tastes, so again feel free to leave comments about what you’re looking forward to.

We’re not looking down at anyone’s interests, but we are trying to provide something a step more curated than a list of absolutely every TV premiere date in 2023.

Onto the list!

February 1: The Ark, Syfy

Syfy’s new series The Ark looks like it will continue the network’s streak of creating interesting looking science fiction content that doesn’t make it into the cultural conversation. The Ark takes the classic science fiction premise of a malfunctioning colonization ship—see Passengers, Lost in Space, or any number of episodes of Star Trek—and tries to do something new with it. (Remember when Syfy was still the SciFi channel? I do, and all these years later I’m still not actually over how much I hate the name.)

The premise, and Syfy’s track record, may be iffy, but The Ark does look like the producers are really trying. The budget and effects are better than usual for a Syfy show and the stories and characters seem to have some promise, if they are willing to build on them and deepen them. – Clay

The Ark premieres on February 1, 2023 on Syfy

February 9: You Season 4, Netflix

Its time! Well, it’s almost time. For the sick and twisted who can’t get enough of the horrifying serial killing soft boy played by the one and only Penn Badgely, the wait is almost over! The first part of the highly anticipated fourth season of You will arrive on Netflix on February 9th.

Of course, we last saw Joe Goldberg on the streets of Paris briefly at the end of Season 3 searching for his newest obsession, Marienne Bellamy (Tati Gabrielle), the librarian. It’s hard to imagine the series without the eloquent and neurotic Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti) now that she’s perished, but if Joe can move on, so can we.

Joe looks at a phone, with a bubble on the screen saying "Hello, Joe"

We’re promised a little bit of a twist this season, where Joe isn’t just being the hunter; our favourite little stalker will also be the hunted. Perhaps, Joe’s past will finally catch up with him. In reality, his last few murders were a little reckless, but he also attempted to fake his own death, so who knows! There are so many possibilities for this new instalment of the beloved show.

I suggest starting a rewatch now! There are three seasons to get through before the beautiful, the terrifying, the divisive Joe Goldberg is back on our screens. – Isobel

You Season 4 premieres on February 9, 2023 on Netflix

February ??: Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special, HBO Max

For three seasons and counting, Harley Quinn has been far and away the best thing to come out of the extended DC media machine: a wild, raunchy, bloody, outrageously funny show that gleefully twists the knife on nearly everything inherently ridiculous about the DC universe while still respecting both its source material, all centered around one of the best written queer love stories I’ve seen in any medium—basically, Harley Quinn is everything that HBO Max roommate Velma refuses to be.

While the show’s fourth season is set to air sometime later in 2023, in the meantime fans of the show are receiving an early gift in the form of Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special. The official synopsis gives us little to go off of, only saying that we’ll be seeing how Harley, Ivy, and other citizens of Gotham City celebrate the special day, but more Harley Quinn is always better and with a title like that it’s sure to be an outrageously good time.  – Tim

Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special is set to air on HBO Max in February (one would guess on the 14th?)

February 16: Picard, Paramount+

Star Trek: Picard has, in my estimation at least, been the least consistent of the current Star Trek series. There have been some really great moments and it has been fantastic just to see Patrick Stewart back in the title role, but the overall plots of each of the first two seasons have lacked direction and each has spiraled a bit out of control by the end.

Picard S1E5 Picard in costume as a smuggler with his eye patch flipped up

For Season 3 though the creative team seems to finally be giving fans what they wanted from the start: a full Star Trek: The Next Generation reunion. Just seeing Worf (Michael Dorn) and Dr. Crusher (Gates McFadden) in the trailer is enough to give fans chills once again. The fact that the entire crew will be back, and seemingly integral to the plot, is enough to make Picard Season 3 a must watch series. – Clay

Star Trek: Picard Season 3 premieres on February 16, 2023 on Paramount+

February 17: Carnival Row Season 2, Prime Video

It has been so long—nearly three years—since the first season of Carnival Row aired that I legitimately had no idea that a new season was even in production. This second—and final—season looks just as gorgeous, dreary, and gory as the first. And it feels like the desperate and ever darkening times we are living through makes this wild and sometimes too literal fantasy series even more likely to resonate.

The show offers the now familiar, but still fun, trope of putting fantasy creatures and races in a more “modern” era (in this case, basically Edwardian England). The themes are all pretty broad and the plotlines of the first season were melodramatic and basic, but the cast, particularly leads Orlando Bloom (Philo) and Cara Delevigne (Vignette) are unquestionably magnetic and capable of making even the dumbest plots seem intriguing. Basically, I’m excited to see more, though I worry about having to see more scenes of fairies cutting off their wings… those were not fun and that is the direction I think Season 2 is primed to steer the ship. – Clay

Carnival Row Season 2 premieres on February 17, 2023 on Prime Video

February 17: Hello Tomorrow!, Apple TV+

Hello Tomorrow! is described as a sci-fi dramedy, and honestly I have to say Apple TV+ has been putting out some good stuff the past couple of years. This one stars Billy Crudup (aka Dr. Manhattan), Alison Pill (who has been in a lot of things but really sticks in my mind because of the wonderful Devs), and Hank Azaria (Huff!). Jonathan Entwhistle (who is not in The Who but whom you might be familiar with from The End of the F***king World and I Am Not Okay With This) has a role behind the camera.

I think this might be a good one! Let’s watch it. – Caemeron

Hello Tomorrow! premieres on February 17, 2023 on Apple TV+

February 24: Liaison, Apple TV+

From the director of Predator 2 (Stephen Hopkins, who may or may not appreciate me picking that as the notable credit), Liaison features Vincent Cassel and Eva Green. Eva Green! That should probably be enough.

Described as a British-French thriller, details on Liaison are a little sparse beyond that. But if you’re into this kind of thing, I think it may be well worth checking out.  – Caemeron

Liaison premieres on February 24, 2023 on Apple TV+

February 24: Party Down Season 3, Starz

If you’ve ever worked in the service industry and you haven’t seen Party Down, I recommend you remedy that right away. Go subscribe to Straz or whatever and binge the first two seasons as quickly as you can. Trust me, you’ll love it. And if you haven’t worked in the service industry, you’ll probably like it too, as long as you’ve got a sympathetic sense of humor.

Like so many great shows, Party Down was cancelled too soon, but here’s hoping the revival for a Season 3 finds the magic again. The available description suggests that the gang has moved on from their catering jobs in the intervening years, which I find somewhat disappointing. I want to see our friends still grinding away at their thankless service jobs a decade later. It would be realistic, honestly, so I’m crossing my fingers that by “moving on” we mean to things like being the GM of a restaurant or working for a cruise line, etc.

Unfortunately, reports are Lizzy Caplan won’t be returning for Season 3 due to scheduling conflicts and the like, but that’s maybe OK if Casey is the one person from the group who actually made it as a successful actor or something like that. We’ll see!

Ken Marino, Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen, and Megan Mullally are all returning, and I hope we’ll see some more familiar faces from the original run pop up without preannouncement. It’s kind of amazing this is happening, so mark your calendars, rewatch the first two seasons, and take bets on whether we’ll see Ken Marino’s (prosthetic?) penis again.

I can’t wait. – Caemeron

Party Down Season 3 premieres on February 24, 2023 on Starz

February 24: The Consultant, Prime Video

Christoph Waltz plays the incredibly manipulative and sinister person in charge of a sketchy tech company in a dark comedy series. I can’t think of any reason NOT to at least check that out. At worst, it should be a fun meta-rumination on Elon Musk Twitter debacle and our other incredibly terrible people in tech. At best it could be this year’s Severance… but I guess Amazon would prefer people actually watch it. – Clay

All eight episodes of The Consultant premiere on February 24, 2023 on Prime Video

Next Time on 2023 Premieres…

March 2023

March 1: The Mandalorian Season 3, Disney+

March ???: White House Plumbers, HBO

March 6: Perry Mason Season 2, HBO

March 6: The History of the World Part II, Hulu

March 16: Shadow and Bone Season 2, Netflix

March 19: Lucky Hank, AMC

March 24: Yellowjackets Season 2, Showtime

April 2023

April 20: Mrs. Davis, Peacock

Summer 2023

The Witcher Season 3, Netflix

Good Omens Season 2, Amazon Prime

Purportedly Sometime in 2023

Orphan Black: Echoes, AMC

Justified: City Primeval, FX

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, HBO Max

Love and Death, HBO Max

The Penguin, HBO Max

The Three-Body Problem, Netflix

Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, Netflix

Magic: The Gathering, Netflix

Frasier, Paramount+

Dead Ringers, Amazon Prime

Retreat, FX

Metropolis, Apple TV+

Excited about a 2023 TV premiere that didn’t make our list? Let us know in the comments!

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