Netflix has some productions that have been awaited for several years, but always fail to appear on the platform. With a little hope, 2023 will be the year in which these films will finally appear on the streaming service. These are the 5 most anticipated Netflix Originals of 2023.
Spaceman (2023) is directed by Johan Renck, known for Downloading Nancy (2008). Adam Sandler will star in the lead role alongside Paul Dano and Carey Mulligan, among others. The film is about Jakub Procházka who was orphaned at a young age and was raised in the countryside of the Czech Republic by his grandparents. He overcomes all adversity and becomes the first ever Czech astronaut. The film is currently still in post-production, the release date has not yet been announced.
Watch on Netflix • An orphaned boy raised in the Czech countryside becomes the country’s first astronaut. He is tasked with a solo mission to Venus and, while venturing into deep space, discovers a possibly imaginary giant alien spider.
Havoc is directed by Gareth Evans, the man behind, among others The Raid: Redemption (2011). It’s been five years since Evans released his last feature film and now he’s back with an action thriller made for Netflix starring Tom Hardy, Timothy Olyphant, Forest Whitaker and Luis Guzman. Havoc is about a drug deal that goes wrong, after which the detective associated with the case must fight his way through the underworld to save the son of a politician from the hands of criminals.
Watch on Netflix • After a drug deal gone wrong, a battered detective must fight his way through a criminal underworld to save a politician’s estranged son.
3 The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
Wes Anderson is likely to bring us two brand new movies this year, one of which will be streaming on Netflix, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is a film adaptation of a story from Roald Dahl’s novel of the same name. Anderson managed to get an impressive cast together for this film consisting of: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Ruper Friend, Richard Ayoade and Dev Patel.
Actor and director Bradley Cooper, after his success with A Star Is Born (2018) and is confident he can at least match that film’s success. Maestro (2023) is a film about the life of West Side Story composer Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein is played by Cooper himself. In addition, there are also roles for Mata Hawke, Sarah Silverman, Matt Bomer and Carey Mulligan, among others.
7.6 Watch on Netflix • ‘A Star is Born’ tells the story of Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), a country star on the decline. He discovers the unknown talent Ally (Lady Gaga).
1 The Killer
For The Killer director David Fincher has brought together some of his Seven team, including screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker. The Killer is based on the French novel of the same name, written by Alexis Nolent. The film tells the story of a lonely man who is armed and about to lose his mind. The Killer stars Michael Fassbender, Tilde Swinton and Charles Parnell.
Image: Still ‘Maestro’ via Netflix/Jason McDonald