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The Unmissable New TV Shows To Add To Your Watch List Now

Shailene Woodley stars in the small-screen adaptation of Lisa Taddeo’s novel, Three Women

From the small-screen adaptation of a bestselling book to a TV debut from a cult Hollywood director, these are the shows to kick-start your new year

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Three Women

Based on the bestselling book by Lisa Taddeo that mesmerized readers when it was first published in 2019, this small-screen adaptation is poised to do the same. Following the lives of three female protagonists as they navigate the toxic masculinity and double standards that befall them, it stars Shailene Woodley, Betty Gilpin and DeWanda Wise. Don’t miss this talking-point show. On Showtime early 2023

Charlotte Richie and Penn Badgely star in season four of psychological thriller You

You

The creepy cult drama returns for its fourth instalment and sees Penn Badgely wasting no time in finding his next victim. This series is based in London, so expect fresh new scenery and a slew of new characters, played by cast members Lukas Gage (Euphoria) and Charlotte Richie (Feel Good), as well as returning favorite Marienne, portrayed by the brilliant Tati Gabrielle. On Netflix from February 10

Natasha Lyonne uses her lie-detecting psychic powers to solve crimes in mystery series Poker Face

Poker Face

Knives Out director and black-comedy virtuoso Rian Johnson is the brains behind this twisted anthology series. Follow Natasha Lyonne’s Charlie, who has a psychic ability to know when someone is lying, as she unravels a different mystery in each episode. With Maya Rudolph producing and a cast list that includes Chloë Sevigny, Rowan Blanchard and Stephanie Hsu, it’s sure to be as brilliant and barmy as any Johnson project. On Peacock TV from January 26

Pedro Pascal stars in The Last of Us, a disturbing, post-apocalyptic drama series

The Last of Us

Pandering to the curiously high demand for pandemic-themed entertainment comes this spooky new thriller. The year is 2033 (alarmingly, not too far off), 20 years after the world’s population has been annihilated by a virus that turns its victims into cannibals. The leads, Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) and Bella Ramsey (Catherine, Called Birdy), must guide survivors to safety amidst threats of infected victims and worse. The apocalyptic drama also stars Euphoria’s Storm Reid and newcomer Nico Parker. On HBO Max from January 15

Jessica Barden in the heart-warming romantic comedy series You & Me

You & Me

Russell T Davies, the creator of smash-hit drama It’s a Sin, is on the team behind this heart-warming new series, starring The End of the F***ing World’s Jessica Barden and Industry’s Harry Lawtey, about four strangers whose lives intersect serendipitously in the face of tragic circumstances. As with other Davies projects, expect a nuanced exploration of hope in the face of heartbreak. Think Sliding Doors meets Love Actually. On ITVX now

Beatrice Grannò (left) and Simona Tabasco join the cast of The White Lotus for season two

The White Lotus

November marked the return of Mike White’s holiday-from-hell hit. For the second season, the action moves to The White Lotus hotel in Sicily, where Jennifer Coolidge is back as fragile heiress Tanya McQuoid, alongside new cast members Aubrey Plaza, Haley Lu Richardson, Theo James and the fabulously sinister Tom Hollander. White’s first Hawaiian instalment was the talking-point TV show of 2021, so you can expect great things from season two. On HBO and Amazon Prime now

L-R: Lily Collins and Ashley Park return to the small screen to reprise their roles in Emily in Paris

Emily in Paris

Coming in haute, Emily (Lily Collins) is back for a third instalment of her Parisian misadventures. This time around, we can expect an even more outré wardrobe (courtesy of Sex and the City stylist Patricia Field), increasingly questionable Franglais and a ménage à trois so tense it will make us all go “ooh la la”. On Netflix now

Jenna Ortega (third from left) leads an all-star cast as Wednesday in this quirky Tim Burton spin-off of The Addams Family

Wednesday

Who better than Tim Burton to take on the spookiest family in fiction? The director is at the helm of this highly anticipated Addams Family spin-off, which centers on the enigmatic Wednesday. Scream queen Jenna Ortega plays the lead, while Catherine Zeta-Jones takes on Morticia and Christina Ricci (an original Wednesday) makes a welcome cameo. In short, this is a must-see for all Burton fans. On Netflix now

Juliette Lewis (center) stars as Denise – a Chippendales fan turned club manager who weathers the scandal storm

Welcome to Chippendales

This is the largely unknown and very strange tale of how the Chippendales (think first-gen Magic Mikes) came to be. It follows founder Somen ‘Steve’ Banerjee and the trail of scandal he left in his wake – from strippers to suicides, money-laundering to murder. Watch out for appearances from Nicola Peltz Beckham (who plays Playmate Dorothy Stratten), as well as Juliette Lewis, Dan Stevens and Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus). On Hulu now

Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana in series five of The Crown

The Crown

The blockbuster period drama jumps to the early 1990s, with John Major succeeding Margaret Thatcher as prime minister and the end of Charles and Diana’s marriage at the forefront. There’s also a whole new cast to enjoy, with Elizabeth Debicki replacing Emma Corrin as the Princess of Wales, Dominic West taking over from Josh O’Connor to play Charles, and Imelda Staunton playing Queen Elizabeth after Olivia Colman’s much-lauded reign. On Netflix now

L-R: Harry Lawtey, Myha’la Herrold, Marisa Abela, David Jonsson and Nabhaan Rizwan return for season two of Industry

Industry

The first season had the adrenaline levels of a Bruce Willis movie, so expect a similar energy from series two, which sees the Pierpoint Bank grad-schemers return for more all-nighters, power politics and number crunching. Indeed, its cast of newcomers are well on their way to becoming household names, with lead Myha’la Herrold landing a role in Bodies Bodies Bodies – an indie horror based on the screenplay by Kristen Roupenian (Cat Person), and banking bad boy Harry Lawtey starring in The Pale Blue Eye alongside Christian Bale and Lucy Boynton. On BBC iPlayer and HBO now

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