For Netflix, 2022 is the year where they pick up back the steam after losing some due do the restrictions on production that the pandemic has imposed on them. The streaming giant is back with new seasons for many of its biggest original shows and even more interesting new stuff coming in 2022, so no wonder there’s a lot of anticipated Netflix shows in 2022.
Whether we will learn more about what is going on in Hawkins or what happened in Umbrella Academy there are a lot of some of the biggest Netflix TV shows that are coming in 2022 or released just as we enter the new year. But don’t fret! We will tell you everything that is hot and anticipated to come in 2022!
Stranger Things Season 4 (Summer 2022)
If it seems like we’ve been waiting years for Stranger Things season 4, that’s because we have. ST3 aired way back in July 2019, a time that might as well have been centuries ago given everything that’s come since. Has that long delay dampened our enthusiasm for the return of Eleven, Will, Mike, Dustin, Lucas and the rest of the gang? Not a jot — in fact, it’s only ramped up our expectations. For one, we’re eager to find out how Hopper survived the explosive end to season three, as well as being excited to find out how a change of scene from Hawkins to California will affect the dynamics.
Umbrella Academy Season 3 (2022)
The first season of The Umbrella Academy was an entertainingly skewed take on the superhero genre, but season two lifted it to another level. With the majority of the action set in 1960s Dallas, UE2 was able to explore everything from the civil rights movement to mental health to sexuality, while tying its time-jumping, alternate-universe lore into increasingly complex knots. All of which has left us more excited about Umbrella Academy season 3 than almost any other 2022 Netflix show. We don’t yet know a lot about it, but we’re pretty confident it will be brilliant and bewildering in equal measure. — Marc McLaren
Ozark Season 4 (Part 1: January 21, 2022)
Marty and Wendy, fresh off of seeing the murder of Helen Pierce by Navarro, are now deeper in the underworld of crime than ever before. Their other concern in Ozark season 4, Ruth Langmore, is going to continue to try and make their lives hell, as she’s now working with Darlene Snell. Showrunner Chris Mundy told the press that Ruth will be a pivotal part of the new season, which is split in two halves. We don’t know when part 2 will air. — Henry T. Casey
The Crown Season 5 (November 2022)
All hail the new queen, Imelda Staunton. The actress will take over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Olivia Colman, who took over from Claire Foy. Since Colman and Foy both won Emmys for their portrayals, Staunton may find herself with a trophy next year, too. As per its regular cycle, The Crown is changing its entire cast. Joining Staunton are Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Dominic West as Prince Charles and Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana. The Crown season 5 won’t jump too far ahead in time, as it will pick up more or less where the last episode left off — with Charles and Diana’s marriage on the rocks. Covering the early to mid-’90s, the show will touch on everything from Diana’s explosive Panorama interview to her little black revenge dress to their separation and divorce. Buckle up, because it’s going to be quite the ride (even if you tend to fall down a Wikipedia hole like me).
Bridgerton Season 2 (2022)
Sometimes, a “meet-cute” is a “meet-I hate you.” That was the case for Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, and it’s also the case for Bridgerton’s Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) and Viscount Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey). In Bridgerton season 2, he moves into the spotlight, now that his sister Daphne has wed the Hot Duke. Anthony is determined to hit the marriage mart and find a bride. But he’s developed quite the reputation as a rake — of which the whip-smart, beautiful Kate is well aware. It looks like Anthony may fall for the one woman in the London ton who won’t have him … at least, until he proves himself worthy.
Grace and Frankie Finale (early 2022)
After releasing the first four episodes of its seventh and final season on Netflix in August, Netflix Original Grace and Frankie will finish its seventh season in the early part of 2022. Unsurprisingly, the split of episodes was due to production delays when the Covid-19 pandemic shut things down, as only four episodes were shot by that point. The series left off with Grace and Nick’s dynamic in turmoil as he’s about to be let out of prison, while Frankie’s having trouble laundering Nick’s cash.
The Sandman (2022)
Neil Gaiman’s beloved Sandman graphic novels are getting their time in the streaming spotlight with a Netflix adaptation. The Sandman boasts a mighty cast, including Tom Sturridge as Morpheus/Dream, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer and David Thewlis as John Dee. With Gaiman’s involvement, we hope The Sandman is a much better adaptation than Netflix’s high-profile misses of 2021, as Cowboy Bebop and Jupiter’s Legacy both died quick deaths. y T. Casey
The Witcher: Blood Origin (2022)
The Witcher world does not begin and end with just Geralt of Rivia, and Netflix will expand the Witcher Cinematic Universe even further with The Witcher: Blood Origin, a six-part miniseries. Sophia Brown will star as Éile, a warrior whose heart belongs to the music, as she has an amazing voice. Yes, Éile is going through the career change of a lifetime, dropping the responsibilities of being in the Queen’s guard to play music on the road. That probably won’t last long, though, as the series (set 1,200 years before the timeline in Geralt’s series) is focused on the creation of the first Witcher and the events that brought man and monster onto the same realm of existence in the Conjunction of the Spheres. If that’s not enough? Michelle Yeoh co–stars as Scian, an elf swinging mighty swords.
Peaky Blinders Season 6 (2022)
Tick, tick, tick … time is counting down to the moment where we find out the fate of Cillian Murphy’s Tommy Shelby. Drowning in a sea of paranoia and angst, Tommy held a gun to his own head as Peaky Blinders ended season 5 back in 2019. The failure of the attempted assassination of Sir Oswald Mosley is in the rear-view mirror, except that it isn’t. Peaky Blinders season 6 starts with an episode titled “Black Day,” and so we expect Mosley’s Blackshirts to play a pretty big role. — Henry T. Casey
Sex Education Season 4 (2022)
Now that it looks like Moordale’s rid of Headmistress Hope (Jemima Kirk), it’s time to move onwards and upwards. Maeve and Otis will enter the season still in that state of perpetual “what’s going on here?” Maybe we would have seen some progression, but Maeve had to head off to America in season 3. Eric and Adam seem in good condition, as are Ola and Lily. We’re curious how Aimee’s going to handle her life now that she’s more independent, and find out more about who’s the father of Jean’s child. We’d also love to see more of Jackson’s mom Sophia (Hannah Waddingham).
The Gray Man (2022)
Netflix isn’t content to be the service with most of the biggest names in TV shows, as The Gray Man looks to be the start of a major series of action movies. Why should you care about another action movie series? For starters, it’s coming from The Russo Brothers, Joe and Anthony, the duo behind some of the very best Marvel movies (The Winter Soldier, Civil War, Infinity War and Endgame). And in front of the camera you’ve got Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling in the lead roles of a story of betrayal at the CIA. The supporting cast is strong as well, featuring Ana de Armans, Regé-Jean Page, Billy Bob Thornton and Alfre Woodard.