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19 LGBTQ+ Shows We’re Eager to See Return in 2023

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Our list of the binge-worthy queer series returning for another season this year.

2023 is going to be epic! Though we have had to say many tearful goodbyes to many LGBTQ-inclusive projects in 2022 (don’t even get me started), there is still much to celebrate going into the new year. Get ready for more Heartstopper, Drag Race, The White Lotus, and so much more!

Only Murders in the Building (Season 3)

Disney has confirmed the third season of OMITB will premiere sometime in 2023. As teased in the finale of S2 (spoiler alert), Marvel Cinematic Universe star Paul Rudd will join the show as Broadway actor Ben Glenroy. Martin Short will return as Oliver, Steve Martin will return as Charles, and Selena Gomez will return as the fabulous, queer character Mabel.

Élite (Season 7)

Not only is the beloved drama series returning to Netflix, former actor Omar Ayuso will also be rejoining the cast as the fan-favorite character Omar.


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Heartstopper (Season 2)

Hi! Netflix’s adorable teen drama Heartstopper quickly captured our hearts by introducing us to Charlie and Nick. Now, the squad is off to Paris in season two of Heartstopper, which has already wrapped filming!


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And Just Like That… (Season 2)

The sequel to Sex and the City premiered on HBO Max earlier this year and was met with mixed reviews. Nevertheless, fans of the series can find out what happens next for Che Diaz (Sara Ramirez) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixxon) when it returns.

9-1-1: Lone Star (Season 4)

Tarlos is coming back to Fox! After telling their friends about their engagement last season, we can only hope season four will deliver a wedding between Carlos (Rafael L. Silva) and TK (Ronen Rubinstein). Fans will also see the return of trans actor Brian Michael Smith as Paul Strickland.

The White Lotus (Season 3)

The first two seasons of The White Lotus have given us plenty to talk about, and there is about to be a lot more! The Mike White production is expected to return for a third season this year.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 15)

Season 15 of RuPaul’s Drag Race will welcome all-new queens as they attempt to wow the judges and win the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” Drag Race will premiere on January 6th on MTV.

Young Royals (Season 3)

Young Royals will return to Netflix for a third and final season later this year. The show follows Prince Wilhelm of Sweden (Edvin Ryding) as he attends the fictional elite boarding school Hillerska and falls for his fellow classmate Simon (Omar Rudberg).


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Loki (Season 2)

Tom Hiddleston is back as the pansexual Norse God in the Marvel television series, Loki.


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Hacks (Season 3)

After the gayest season yet, Hacks will return for season three! We can’t wait to see what Ava (Hannah Einbinder) will get up to this time. Hacks is coming to HBO Max.


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The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 6)

The Handmaid’s Tale will come to an end with its sixth season this year. Watch how it all ends on Hulu.

Queer Eye (Season 7)

The Fab Five are back and headed to New Orleans! See Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk and Tan France return to Netflix later this year.


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Yellowjackets (Season 3)

Showtime announced season three of Yellowjackets ahead of its season two premiere.

What We Do in the Shadows (Season 5)

Filming for season five of What We Do in the Shadows is already underway! FX recently renewed the queer-inclusive vampire series for two more seasons following the season four finale in September.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Season 4)

What team? Wildcats! Get ready for another season of fun with these singing teens as High School Musical: The Musical: The Series returns to Disney+. In addition to returning characters like Ricky, Gina, EJ, Kourtney, Ashlyn, and Carlos; the show will also welcome a few nastalgic faces. KayCee Stroh (Martha), Alyson Reed (Mrs. Darbus), and Bart Johnson (Coach Bolton) will all make appearances in the new season.

Loot (Season 2)

The Maya Rudolph-led comedy is returning to Apple TV+. The series follows a recently divorced woman as she restarts her life with $87 billion in her pocket. Loot also stars Michaela Jaé Rodriguez and Joel Kim Booster.

Never Have I Ever (Season 4)

Devi is back for a fourth and final season! The Mindy Kaling created series follows the life of a first-gen Indian American teenager and her group of friends as they attempt to navigate love, sex, school, and identity. Oh, and did we mention that the dreamy Love, Victor star Michael Cimino is joining the cast?


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Riverdale (Season 7)

Let the chaos begin! The seventh and final season of the mystery series based on the Archie Comics is coming to The CW. Following the season six finale, it’s likely the next season will start with Archie, Jughead, Veronica, and Betty attending high school in 1955.


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The Sex Lives of College Girls (Season 3)

Alright, we are so ready to see more of Reneé Rapp on our screens! It is another Mindy Kaling masterpiece that will drop on HBO Max this year.

19 LGBTQ+ Shows We’re Eager to See Return in 2023
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