Which TV series are Durhamites most anticipating?
Squid Game Season 2 is the most anticipated TV show season in the UK, with 75,000 monthly searches on average.
Stranger Things Season 5 and Clarkson’s Farm Season 2 are the second and third most searched.
Line of Duty Season 7, The Crown Season 5, and Bridgerton Season 3 are also among the most searched.
Having your favourite show renewed for another season can often feel like music to your ears.
But as streaming services churn out new seasons seemingly quicker than ever, it’s not easy to determine which shows flopped and which ones we want more of.
So, as the year draws to a close and we look forward to 2023, which shows do we eagerly anticipate the return of?
Online casinos comparison service CasinoAlpha looked at the number of Google searches for upcoming seasons of TV shows to find out which ones are the most anticipated in the UK.
The most anticipated TV show seasons are as follows:
12. YOU (Season 4) - 19,000 monthly searches
Hello again, You. The fourth season of the franchise will see our charismatic killer assume the new identity of university lecturer, Professor Jonathan Moore. Fans eagerly search 19,000 times a month on average for the upcoming fourth instalment, which looks to be set in Paris, based on the previous season finale.
YOU Season 4 is set to be released on Netflix in two parts, the first of which will aptly be available ahead of Valentine’s Day, on February 10, 2023. The remaining episodes will air a month later, on March 10.
11. Bridgerton (Season 3) - 20,000 monthly searches
Season 3 of Shonda Rhimes’ British period drama Bridgerton, averages 20,000 searches every month.
The third season is expected to centre around Colin Bridgerton and Lady Whistledown’s romance, taking inspiration from the fourth book in Julia Quinn’s series - Romancing Mister Bridgerton. While a release date has not been confirmed, fans can expect to catch season three of the show on Netflix at some point in 2023.
10. Ginny and Georgia (Season 2) - 22,000 monthly searches
Sarah Lampert’s American comedy-drama Ginny and Georgia, has fans searching for a follow up season 22,000 times every month.
The Netflix series which premiered in February 2021, follows the story of 15-year-old Ginny, who behaves more maturely than her 30-year-old mother, Georgia as they settle down in a small New England town.
In April 2021 it was confirmed that the show, which was watched by around 52 million subscribers, would be renewed for a second season. Debra J Fisher, the show’s executive producer and writer, confirmed that season two has officially wrapped, which means it could grace our screens as early as December 2022.
9. Invincible (Season 2) - 22,000 monthly searches
The adult animated superhero series Invincible sees people searching 22,000 times every month for a second season of the show, which is exclusive to Amazon Prime Video.
The only animated show in the list, the comic book adaptation follows 17-year-old Mark Grayson’s struggling transition into a superhero, under the guidance of his father Omni-Man, the most powerful being on the planet.
In April 2021, Amazon confirmed that the show would be renewed for a second and third season on their platform, although a release date has not yet been confirmed.
8. Ted Lasso (Season 3) - 23,000 monthly searches
The American sports drama starring Jason Sudeikis in the title role has audiences searching 23,000 times a month for a third series.
The first two series, which are exclusive to Apple TV+, follow Ted as an American college football coach who is hired to coach an English Premier League football team, despite having no experience with the sport.
At the end of Season 2, we saw “Nate the Great” Shelley take on a coaching job with West Ham, the club owned by Rebecca’s nasty ex-husband. The upcoming third season will likely see West Ham face off against Ted’s team, Richmond AFC. Season 3 has experienced delays and currently has no official release date, but it should be on our screens by late 2022 to early 2023.
7. Outer Banks (Season 3) - 26,000 monthly searches
Teen drama Outer Banks has fans searching a whopping 26,000 times a month for season three of the show.
The season two finale left fans on a cliff hanger, when it was revealed that John B’s (Chase Stokes) presumed dead father Big John is very much alive. The third season of the Netflix show is likely to explore how this will play out when John B learns of this surprising news.
Outer Banks Season 3 was confirmed way back in December 2021, and while a release date has not yet materialized, the attractive bunch are expected to return to Netflix at some point in 2023.
6. The Crown (Season 5) - 28,000 monthly searches
Netflix’s royal biopic following the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown Season 5, receives 28,000 searches per month.
The previous season saw the beginning of Diana and Charles marital breakdown, as well as the resignation of Margaret Thatcher’s role as British Prime Minister. The upcoming fifth season has received a mixed reception from critics and will be the first season to air after the deaths of Prince Philip in April last year and Queen Elizabeth II in September this year.
The fifth series timeline will begin in 1991, with Imelda Staunton cast in place of Olivia Colman, as an older Queen Elizabeth II. The Crown Season 5 will be available to stream on Netflix from November 9, 2022.
5. The Mandalorian (Season 3) - 30,000 monthly searches
Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian, has fans searching a whopping 30,000 times a month for its upcoming third series.
The series stars Pedro Pascal as the interstellar bounty hunter, alongside his companion Grogu (aka Baby Yoda) as they travel to Mandalore five years after the events of Return of the Jedi. The show’s creator John Favreau confirmed that The Mandalorian Season 3 will be available to stream on Disney+ from February 22, 2023.
4. Line of Duty (Season 7) - 33,000 monthly searches
BBC police drama Line of Duty receives 33,000 searches per month in the UK for its unconfirmed seventh season.
During the show's most recent season, which concluded in May last year on BBC One, we finally got an answer to who H (aka The Fourth Man) actually is - corrupt police officer Matthew “Dot” Cottan.
Creator Jed Mercurio has spoken ambiguously about the future of the show and has been unable to give a definitive answer of whether it will return for a seventh season.
3. Clarkson’s Farm (Season 2) - 35,000 monthly searches
Starting off the top three, Clarkson’s Farm Season 2 receives 35,000 searches per month in the UK.
The docuseries which premiered on Amazon Prime Video last year, follows former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, as he attempts to run a farm in the countryside with no previous farming experience.
Season 2 of the show is set to follow Clarkson in his second year on Diddy Squat Farm, alongside returning fan favourites Caleb, Charlie and Gerald, as he looks to diversify into new areas of farming.
Amazon Prime Video confirmed that the second season of Clarkson’s Farm will be released on their platform in early 2023, however an exact date has not yet been confirmed. A third season is also already in production.
2. Stranger Things (Season 5) - 66,000 monthly searches
Coming in second place, Stranger Things Season 5 receives a staggering 66,000 searches every month in the UK alone.
The most recent fourth instalment of the show concluded with a battle against the season’s antagonist, Vecna, who was able to survive and who is sure to return in season five.
Filming of the fifth and final season of the supernatural series is not set to start until 2023, according to the show’s main star, Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven. Unfortunately for fans, this could mean having to wait until early 2024 before they can see how the creators decide to wrap things up for our teenagers and the residents of Hawkins.
1. Squid Game (Season 2) - 75,000 monthly searches
Taking the top spot as the most highly anticipated upcoming TV show season Squid Game Season 2 receives 75,000 searches every month in the UK.
The first season of the Korean survival drama saw desperate contestants compete in deadly children’s games in the hope of winning a life-changing cash prize. The show quickly became Netflix’s most successful series and later became a household name worldwide.
Netflix released a ten-second teaser in June this year, confirming that the show will return for a second season. As of yet, there is no confirmed release date, however, the show’s creator Hwang Dong-Hyuk anticipates that it could be on our screens by the end of 2023 or early 2024.