10 best thriller web series released in 2023 so far: The Night Manager, Farzi, Class, and more

From Hindi, English to Korean, there is something for everyone.

A bunch of new thriller web series have been released on the OTT platform this year and most of them are super hits. In this article, we take look at the best web series that have been released in 2023 so far and are streaming online on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus Hotstar, and more. From the American drama series set in the post-apocalyptic world The Last of Us to the Indian adaptation of Elite ‘Class’, Shahid Kapoor’s Farzi, The Night Manager, and more, the list has it all. Check it out.

List of new Hindi Web series on OTT of 2023

FarziAmazon Prime Video8.5
The Night Manager (Hindi)Disney Plus Hotstar7.9
The Last of UsDisney Plus Hotstar9.1
You: Season 4Netflix7.7
Fauda: Season 4Netflix8.3
KaleidoscopeAmazon Prime Video6.7
Jehanabad: Of Love & WarSony LIV6.8
Carnival Row: Season 2Amazon Prime Video7.8
Big Bet: Season 2Disney Plus Hotstar7.2


Probably one of the best Hindi Web series out in 2023, Farzi brings together the fantastic duo of Shahid Kapoor and Vijay Sethupathi, with a villainous appearance by Kay Kay Menon, in this gripping action thriller. Based on an artist who discovers that printing fake currency notes is the best way for him to get rich, Farzi shows how the criminals and police must think one step ahead of each other in an attempt to dupe the other. With the mastery of directors Raj & DK, this is a crime-comedy series that is sure to make you laugh even during the cruellest of scenes.

  • Farzi IMDb rating – 8.5
  • Farzi cast – Shahid Kapoor, Vijay Sethupathi, Kay Kay Menon
  • Farzi release date – February 10th, 2023
  • Where to watch on OTT – Amazon Prime Video

The Night Manager (Hindi)

Bringing the superb storytelling of The Night Manager is this Hindi adaptation that stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Anil Kapoor in lead roles. The Night Manager in Hindi is about a former Navy officer Shaan Sengupta must blend in as a night manager at five-star hotels, in an attempt to avenge his girlfriend’s death. If action is your thing, The Night Manager is all sorts of awesome with some superb acting performances by the lead actors, a suspenseful plot with twists and turns, and a soundtrack that keeps you gripped until the very end. Must watch! 

PS: Part 2 of Season 1 premieres a few months later.

  • The Night Manager (Hindi) IMDb rating – 7.9
  • The Night Manager (Hindi) cast – Aditya Roy Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Sobhita Dhulipala
  • The Night Manager (Hindi) release date – February 17th, 2023
  • Where to watch on OTT – Disney Plus Hotstar


The Indian adaptation of the Spanish series, Elite, has been garnering eyeballs across Netflix India’s subscriber base. Mostly because of its extremely raw portrayal of kids of the Indian elite. The plot revolves around the investigation of a murder mystery of a school student as the police uncover a life of riches with drugs, sex, cheating, and experimentation under the seemingly innocent school kids. It also shows how three underprivileged kids disrupt the day-to-day happenings of the elite school.

  • Class IMDb rating – 6.2
  • Class cast – Zeyn Shaw, Moses Koul, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee
  • Class release date – February 3rd, 2023
  • Where to watch on OTT – Netflix

The Last of Us

This post-apocalyptic drama is the latest to stream from HBO’s stable. Much like the game, the series follows the story of Joel and Ellie, two survivors of a deadly pandemic that has ravaged humanity. Together, they must make their way across the USA, facing dangers and challenges at every turn as they search for a way to save humanity from extinction. The series has been ultra-popular like the game, known for its gripping storyline.

  • The Last of Us IMDb rating – 9.1
  • The Last of Us cast – Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Anna Torv
  • The Last of Us release date – January 15th, 2023
  • Where to watch on OTT – Disney Plus Hotstar

You: Season 4

Season 4 of the superhit Netflix series, You, premiered on Netflix in March. The show shows us the story of Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager who becomes obsessed with a woman and devises different plans to stalk her. The latest season of You shows Goldberg travelling off to London and inventing a new identity in an attempt to refresh his stalking skills in the new city.

  • You: Season 4 IMDb rating – 7.7
  • You: Season 4 cast – Penn Badgley, Victoria Pedretti, Ambyr Childers
  • You: Season 4 release date – September 22nd, 2018
  • Where to watch on OTT – Netflix

Fauda: Season 4

This superhit Israeli spy thriller series is back for a fourth season. The Web series follows the story of an Israeli undercover unit operating in the West Bank, and the Palestinian militants they are trying to capture. Across seasons, it gives us a glimpse into the superb intelligence that Israeli agencies use when trying to protect their nation from enemy forces such as Palestine and other Arab countries. The show recently won Best Drama Series at the 2018 Israeli Academy Awards and is known for its suspenseful sequences and gritty action scenes.

  • Fauda: Season 4 IMDb rating – 8.3
  • Fauda: Season 4 cast – Lior Raz, Itzik Cohen, Neta Garty
  • Fauda: Season 4 release date – February 15th, 2015
  • Where to watch on OTT – Netflix


Released on January 1st, 2023, Kaleidoscope is a heist drama series that has been appreciated by audiences on Netflix. With the superb Giancarlo Esposito in the lead role of master thief Leo Pap, this series shows us what goes on in the brain of a talented robber as he attempts a massive $7 billion along with his crew. However, to add to the drama, not everything goes their way as greed, enmity, and ego come in the way. With eight episodes of varying runtime in Season 1, the Netflix show has not yet been renewed for another season by the streaming giant.

  • Kaleidoscope IMDb rating – 6.7
  • Kaleidoscope cast – Giancarlo Esposito, Rufus Sewell, Paz Vega
  • Kaleidoscope release date – January 1st, 2023
  • Where to watch on OTT – Amazon Prime Video

Jehanabad: Of Love & War

Jehanabad: Of Love & War is a crime thriller series released on Sony LIV. One of the most anticipated big-budget releases from the streaming platform, this show is about Veer Singh and Sameera, who get caught up in a web of violence, power struggles, and political corruption, as they struggle through love and life. Abhay Singh and Mahie Gill give you the trust that this series with twists and turns has solid acting performances across the board. This series premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2021, to an appreciative audience.

  • Jehanabad: Of Love & War IMDb rating – 6.8
  • Jehanabad: Of Love & War cast – Ritwik Bhowmik, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Rajat Kapoor

  • Jehanabad: Of Love & War release date – February 3rd, 2023
  • Where to watch on OTT – Sony LIV

Carnival Row: Season 2

A fantasy Web series from Amazon Prime Video, Carnival Row saw its second season released in 2023. Set in the fictional city of Burgue, a Victorian-era metropolis, this crazy show is all about humans, faeries, and other mythical creatures. While it follows the chronicles of detective Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom) investigating a series of murders in the city’s immigrant faerie population. But as he delves deeper into the case, he uncovers a web of political conspiracy and forbidden love that threatens to tear the city apart.

  • Carnival Row: Season 2 IMDb rating – 7.8
  • Carnival Row: Season 2 cast – Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Simon McBurney
  • Carnival Row: Season 2 release date – August 30th, 2019
  • Where to watch on OTT – Amazon Prime Video

Big Bet: Season 2

Season 2 of Big Bet was also released this year. This Korean thriller series was released on February 15th, 2023, and tells the story of the rise of a casino tycoon in the Philippines but is caught up in a series of unfortunate events as he is accused of a murder he did not commit. He must do what it takes to bring back justice and his life together. Stars Choi Min-sik and Lee Kyu-hyung in lead roles.

  • Big Bet: Season 2 IMDb rating – 7.2
  • Big Bet: Season 2 cast – Choi Min-sik, Sukku Son, Dong-hwi Lee
  • Big Bet: Season 2 release date – December 21st, 2022
  • Where to watch on OTT – Disney Plus Hotstar