Predicting the Best and Worst Performances of Netflix Original Series in 2023

2023 will be an even busier year on Netflix with new releases and returning original series. And thanks to weekly top 10 data and an emphasis on hourly audience statistics, we’ll be able to judge who the year’s best and worst performers are. Below, we’ve compiled some bold predictions for the shows we think will shine and the shows that won’t live up to expectations.

All of the following predictions are likely to be wrong. For at least a few of them, we really hope we’re completely wrong. No one can ever accurately predict the size and scope of a series. Sometimes series meant to be successful miss the mark, and series with little or no potential end up exceeding or surpassing all expectations. This was proven with the release of Squid Game in 2021, and in 2022 with the release of Monster and Wednesday. For now, these are just a few harmless predictions based on our intuition about what the best and worst performing shows on Netflix will be in 2023.

Predicting the best of 2023

Avatar: The Last Airbender

avatar predicts the best and worst Netflix shows of 2023.

Avatar: The Last Airbender could rank in either camp as one of the best or worst shows of 2023. But we believe that the series will be one of the best shows of the year. The upcoming adaptation is going to be huge, so we expect Netflix to have a heavy marketing campaign.

Fans of the franchise have a story on their side to back up their skepticism. M. Night Shyamalan’s attempt to adapt the series into a live-action film in 2010 failed disastrously. However, the vast majority of what we’ve seen during the series’ development has only been positive. The casting was excellent and we can’t wait to see a young Gordon Cormier as Aang.

Verdict: The hype and excitement surrounding the series will result in a great performance.


Shadow and Bone

shadow and bone predicts the best and worst performing Netflix shows of 2023.

Stranger ThingsNetflix’s flagship series will end in a few years. And with The Witcher franchise, Netflix is ​​hoping to find series to help propel the streaming service for the next few years. The first season Shadow and Bone was incredibly well received by audiences and did not reach the same heights as titles like it Squid Game, strangeWhere Wednesdaywe could see only from the second season Stranger Things became the much-loved series we know today.

Shadow and Bone has already been singled out as one of the most unique fantasy shows on Netflix, and as long as it stays true to its source material and continues to wow book readers, the show’s popularity can only continue to grow.

Verdict: A stronger second season will take Shadow and Bone’s popularity to the next level.


Our planet 2

our planet 2 predicts the best and worst performing Netflix shows in 2023.

While it may seem surprising to see a documentary series on this list, let’s not forget that the first season of Our Planet was absolutely amazing on Netflix. Even if you don’t have a 4k device and a premium subscription, the pictures on Our Planet will take your breath away. It’s been four years since the first season aired in 2023, which means there could be more advances in the technology used to document the awe-inspiring wonders of the natural world. If it’s not already clear, we’re excited for season two.

Verdict: Silverback films are the benchmark for nature documentaries, so we’re in for a treat in 2023.


Predicting the worst of 2023

One piece

A coin that predicts the best and worst Netflix shows of 2023.

We never wanted to be so wrong on a prediction. However, history has not been particularly kind to Netflix when it comes to live-action adaptations of beloved anime/manga. One of the worst-performing and least-received live-action adaptations was the failed release of Cowboy Bebop, and unfortunately, with One Piece, we have every chance to have Cowboy Bebop 2.0 on our hands.

That doesn’t mean we think the show will be terrible. But considering how popular the anime series has become, it’s natural for fans to compare the quality of the live-action series to the anime and manga. Whether it’s the cast, costumes, sets, or any changes to the story, One Piece will be scrutinized like no adaptation before it.

Our only hope is that One Piece creator and writer Eiichiro Oda will be involved in the adaptation. Although he was unable to attend in person, Oda was omnipresent in the background of the series’ development. Among the major decisions he made was the casting of the Straw Hat team, which has been the subject of much discussion in the fan community.

Verdict: Incredibly high expectations and a skeptical fan base could spell doom for the show.


The three body problem

The Three Body Problem: Predicting the Best and Worst Netflix Shows of 2023.

Game of Thrones, perhaps the greatest television series of the 21st century, came to a rather controversial end in 2019. Four years later, fans are still trying to get the bitter taste out of their mouths as they continue to come to terms with his self-destruction. one of the greatest television shows ever made.

The ones responsible for this self-destruction are GoT creators and showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff. After fan outrage, Disney dropped the duo for the Star Wars trilogy, but Netflix hired them to produce exclusive content. So far, Dan and Dave have only produced Chairman for Netflix, which peaked at number four in the global rankings for a week, but ended up with just 14 million hours watched. In the end, the performance was very poor.

Their next project, The three body problemhas the potential to restore its image and create something truly amazing for Netflix. With only three novels in the series, this gives Netflix the opportunity to order more seasons.

It’s pretty hard to say how Three Body Trouble will perform on Netflix. On the one hand, you have a pair of extremely talented producers who are fantastic at adapting the released source material of a popular work, and on the other hand, these are the same producers who almost single-handedly destroyed the franchise. to build.

Verdict: The two entertainers’ reputations are still suffering from the last major project they were involved in. Without a major marketing campaign, The Three Body Challenge could have been a colossal failure.


The Witcher (Season 3)

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The final nail in the coffin for the future of digital television. The Witcher The Witcher franchise on Netflix took a hit after it was announced that Henry Cavill would be stepping down as Geralt of Rivia after the third season. While The Witcher adaptation is not without flaws, the franchise’s one bright spot has always been Cavill’s excellent portrayal of Geralt. For many subscribers, Cavill’s departure will give them little reason to continue watching the show. That’s not a criticism of the rest of the cast, but it says a lot when the face of the franchise chooses to leave after seven seasons of saying he’s ready to commit.

It should also be noted that Blood Origin, the prequel series, had an exceptionally poor performance. Between public reception and critics, if it weren’t for the miniseries, there would have been little chance of a return for a second season.

We will make a bold claim. If the filming of the fourth season The Witcher if it doesn’t pick up after the third season airs, we could see the series canceled before the end of the year.

Verdict: With Cavill’s departure from the show, the appetite for season three has been greatly diminished.


What do you think will be the best and worst Netflix Originals of 2023? Let us know in the comments below!

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