Latinxs have been making their mark in media and entertainment lately, especially in Latinx TV shows. There’s no shortage of great shows to watch but it’s especially amazing to see Latinx talent both in front of and behind the camera, as the leads in shows like Wednesday and important supporting characters in shows like How I Met Your Father. This year, there’s a great line-up of new Latinx shows to watch that are premiering in 2023 including Not Dead Yet starring Gina Rodriguez and Freeridge, a spin-off series of the beloved Black and Latinx-led show On My Block. We’re also excited to see new seasons of established shows like The Mandalorian and Never Have I Ever and the return of our favorite characters. 2023 is already set to be a great year for TV and the Latinx community, so read on to learn more about 14 shows featuring Latinx talent that are premiering this year.
Lopez vs. Lopez on NBC/Peacock
Premiere Date: January 6, 2023
We’ve been loving the first half of George Lopez’s brand-new show, Lopez vs Lopez, starring himself and his real-life daughter Mayan Lopez. Inspired by their relationship, the series follows the father-daughter pair as a fictionalized version of themselves, where George, struggling with work, moves in with his formerly estranged daughter. The sitcom centers on the generational divide and the tension of unhealed trauma as the duo try to live together alongside Mayan’s husband and their young son, Chance. The series stars other incredible Latinx actors including Selenis Leyva and Al Madrigal, and has guest-starred Latinx icons Cheech Marin, Rita Moreno, Constance Marie, and Valente Rodriguez.
Velma on HBO Max
Premiere Date: January 12, 2023
For fans of the Scooby-Doo franchise, the new show Velma is one to watch this year and it’ll also introduce the beloved characters to new audiences. Starring Mindy Kaling in the lead role as the nerdy wanna-be detective Velma, the series focuses on her but also follows the rest of the Scooby gang before their official formation as professional mystery solvers. Cuban American actress Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn 99, Blockbuster) stars in a supporting role as Sophie, the girlfriend of Velma’s father. We can’t wait to see her flexing her voice-acting skills as part of such an iconic team.
The Last of Us on HBO Max
Premiere Date: January 15, 2023
The Last of Us is a highly anticipated new series starring Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) in the lead role. Based on the popular video game of the same name from 2013 (considered one of the best video games ever made), the show takes place in a post-apocalyptic U.S. The series follows Joel, a hardened survivor who is tasked with smuggling Ellie, a teenage girl, out of quarantine and across the country. Along the way, they meet enemies but also form a close bond and friendship. The series is already garnering rave reviews and critics are calling it the best video game adaptation ever made.
How I Met Your Father (S2) on Hulu
Premiere Date: January 24, 2023
How I Met Your Father is the spin-off of How I Met Your Mother starring Hilary Duff in the lead role as Sophie, who, through the show, is recounting to her son how she met his father. Like its predecessor, the series follows the hijinks of her group of friends as they figure out life, romance, and their careers. Her best friend and assistant-stylist Valentina is played by Mexican and Honduran American actress Francia Raisa, who shines as the feisty yet loving bestie.
That ’90s Show on Netflix
Premiere Date: January 19, 2023
Fans of That’70s Show are excitedly anticipating the spin-off That ’90s Show featuring some of the original cast members. The series follows Leia Forman, the daughter of Eric Forman and Donna Pinciotti, veteran characters from the original show. We can expect to see guest star appearances from the entire original main cast including Venezuelan and Colombian American Wilmer Valderrama, known for his iconic role as Fez.
Poker Face on Peacock
Premiere Date: January 26, 2023
Poker Face is a brand-new comedy-drama show from Rian Johnson, the creator of beloved mystery films Knives Out starring Ana de Armas and most recently, Glass Onion. Over ten episodes, viewers will see a new mystery being solved each week by a detective and a colorful all-star ensemble cast. We can expect to see incredible Latinx talent including Mexican actor David Castañeda (The Umbrella Academy), Dominican American actress Dascha Polanco (Orange is the New Black, In the Heights), and Puerto Rican actor Luis Guzmán (Narcos, Wednesday).
Wolf Pack on Paramount+
Premiere Date: January 26, 2023
For the teens in our lives, we couldn’t be more excited about Wolf Pack, an upcoming supernatural teen drama show based on the 2004 book of the same name by Edo van Belkom. It will follow a group of teenagers whose small California town is threatened not only by wildfires, but also the werewolves that are awoken by the flames. In order to save themselves, their town, and their loved ones, they will have to work together as a team. Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro (Lost, Westworld) stars in the main cast, with James Martinez (One Day at a Time, Love, Victor) set to appear in a recurring role throughout the first season.
Freeridge on Netflix
Premiere Date: February 2, 2023
If you’re an On My Block fan, you won’t want to miss the premiere of its spin-off series Freeridge. Starring incredible up-and-coming Latinx talent like Keyla Monterroso Mejia (Abbott Elementary) and Bryana Salaz (Team Kaylie), the show follows a new group of friends in Freeridge who were seen in the series finale of On My Block and who find a mysterious old box—only for it to bring more baggage, chaos, and curses than any of them signed up for. In addition to the new cast, we can also expect to see the return of old favorites like Peggy Blow, who played Ruby’s abuela in the original show.
Not Dead Yet on ABC/Hulu
Premiere Date: February 8, 2023
Not Dead Yet is a new comedy series starring Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin, I Want You Back) in the lead role as Nell Stevens, a self-described “disaster of a woman” who is newly separated from her fiancé after years of putting her dreams on hold for the sake of his business. After ten years off the job market, she finds the only job available to her—writing obituaries. Just when she thinks her life can’t get any stranger, she also develops the ability to see ghosts who start to offer her advice on life and love. The first two episodes will premiere on ABC on February 8 and will also be available to stream on Hulu.
The Mandalorian on Disney+
Premiere Date: March 1, 2023
We couldn’t be more ready for a third season of the Star Wars series The Mandalorian, starring Pedro Pascal in the title role as a bounty hunter to protect Grogu, otherwise known as “Baby Yoda.” The first episode will follow immediately after the events of its companion series, The Book of Boba Fett, where the Mandalorian. The series is so popular that fans don’t have to worry cause the fourth season is already in development.
Ironheart on Disney+
Premiere Date: Late 2023
Ironheart is an upcoming Marvel show following Riri Williams, also known as Ironheart and played by Domonique Thorne, who made her on-screen debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. An MIT student and an inventing prodigy, she makes a suit that rivals the Iron Man made by Tony Stark. Co-starring alongside her will be Anthony Ramos (In the Heights) as her ally Parker Robbins / The Hood, whose hood allows him to harness dark arts and magic. We can also expect to see other Latinx talent including Manny Montana (Good Girls, Westworld), Nicaraguan American actress Shakira Barrera (GLOW), and Puerto Rican actor Paul Calderón (Antrum).
Riverdale on CW
Premiere Date: Early 2023
2023 is the year we will be saying goodbye to the characters of the teen drama show Riverdale after six seasons and five years of thrilling and surprising TV since premiering in 2017. The seventh season will pick up where the last one ended, with the main character developing mysterious powers after an explosion in Riverdale. We can expect to see the return of Veronica Lodge, played by Brazilian actress Camila Mendes, as well as the rest of the main cast in this last season.
Dark Matter on Apple TV+
Premiere Date: Sometime in 2023
Dark Matter is a new upcoming sci-fi series based on the acclaimed book of the same name by Blake Crouch. Starring Brazilian actress Alice Braga (The Suicide Squad, Queen of the South) in the main ensemble cast, the show follows a psychiatrist based in Chicago who is transported to an alternate reality that threatens his universe and his family should he remain there too long. No release date for the first season’s nine episodes has been announced for this year.
Never Have I Ever on Netflix
Premiere Date: Sometime in 2023
Since premiering in 2020, Never Have I Ever has become a staple of teen rom-com dramas on TV, especially for how it brings much-needed representation and breaks stereotypes. It follows Devi Vishwakumar, a young Indian American girl who suddenly loses her father and tries to improve her social life in high school despite the lingering grief and trauma. Throughout the three seasons, she gets into mishaps in her friendships, romantic relationships, and family ties. The fourth season is confirmed to be its last but we’re excited to see the return of Devi’s friends including Fabiola Torres, played by Afro-Latina actress Lee Rodriguez (Grown-ish).