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21 Big Upcoming TV Shows Of 2022 We’re Excited To See

2021 will end with a bang as we get to explore a lot of new shows and movies. With most of these projects getting delayed with both production and release it will be a joy to get all these. While some of these shows will be completely original, others will be the return of some of the things that we have waited for quite a long time now. With major studios and franchises going for making shows that are basically spinoffs of their major storylines, it would be no wonder that 2022 will be pretty exciting. With the streaming giants finding a time to establish themselves amongst the audiences during the pandemic period, it’s no wonder they will continue to expand upon this with future projects. Let’s take a look at some of the upcoming TV shows of 2022 that we are really excited to see:

Upcoming TV Shows Of 2022

1. Peacemaker

Peacemaker will be the first amongst the various DC series we will be getting which will be based on characters who have appeared in the movies before. The character first appeared in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad played by John Cena. James Gunn has written and directed the complete series. Production for the series took place from January to July of this year. The series will explore the titular character and give us more insight into his character. We will also see Vigilante, another DC comics-based character, next to him. It would be rather interesting to see a DC-based anti-hero narrative. Peacemaker will debut on HBO Max in January 2022. A proper trailer and further details about the series will be released at the upcoming DC FanDome event.

 

2. House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon will be a Game of Thrones prequel and it will tell the story of a certain period in the House Targaryen. This narrative will be set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. It will particularly follow battles that were fought between siblings and dragons. We will actually get to see a lot of the locations from the original series here. The show has a massive cast with Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Doctor Who’s Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, and Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon. The series began production earlier this year and there is a massive chance it will debut on HBO in the first half of 2022.

 

3. Stranger Things Season 4

Stranger Things always sets a time period between its seasons as we experienced between Season 2 and Season 3. Season 4 of the series had originally begun production in March 2020 but it was shut down due to the pandemic. One of the biggest surprises was the return of Jim Hopper in one of the first teasers we had gotten for the series. He was supposed to be dead at the ending of the previous season but fans had other expectations and it seems that did come true. It would be rather interesting to see how we get to explore this narrative of how this character returns and how the rest of the characters unite with him. We will probably get a chance to see the kids return to go for their adventure on Netflix early next year. 

 

4. Superman & Lois Season 2

Upcoming TV Shows Of 2022

The first season of Superman & Lois proved to be a massive success with the fans of the two characters. The series will return according to the creators of the show, who confirmed that the first episode of Season 2 had been written in August. One of the specialties of the series was the multiple flashbacks it featured and how they perfectly fit into the narrative. These tropes will be followed in the new season to considering those moments play an essential part in the plot. Season 2 of the series will come out in early 2022, similar to the first season which arrived in February of this year.

5. Vikings: Valhalla

Vikings: Valhalla will be amongst the various other spin-offs that we will be getting in the upcoming year. The series will be a spin-off to the massively successful Vikings series that appeared on History Channel. The Netflix original series that will be produced by MGM has already got a massive order. It has been given a 24 episode order and will be distributed into 3 seasons. Jeb Stuart will be writing the series, known for his work movies like The Fugitive, Die Hard, and The Liberator for Netflix. The series will be coming to Netflix in 2022.

 

6. Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel will be one of the many Marvel shows that will be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These shows started this year and have proven to be a massive success with the Disney Plus streaming service. Ms. Marvel will mark the first superhero project that will have a Muslim hero in the lead as it will focus on Kamala Khan’s take on the role of the titular superhero. Iman Vellani will be playing Kamala Khan. She will also appear in Captain Marvel 2 alongside Brie Larson. The series will come from writer and comedian Bisha K. Ali. We got to see some of the hints of the upcoming show in December 2020 during the Disney shareholder’s meeting event. Production for the series wrapped around May of this year and it was due to release at the end of the year. But recent updates ensured that the series will come out sometime next year.  

 

7. She-Hulk

It seems that Marvel is set to debut another crime-fighter who also fights in the courtroom with the upcoming She-Hulk. The series will have 10 episodes that will each be a half-hour long. There have not been many details revealed regarding the series which is kinda similar to most other projects by Marvel. Marvel head Kevin Feige has described the series as a “half-hour legal comedy” and it will also be faithful to the comic book arc of the character. Tatiana Maslany will be playing the titular character and her alter-ego Jennifer Walters while Mark Ruffalo returns to reprise the role of Bruce Banner. Another interesting addition is the return of Tim Roth’s Abomination who was last seen in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Jameela Jamil has been cast as the supervillain Titania. The series is set to come out next year along with the rest of the Marvel shows.

 

8. Obi-Wan Kenobi

Fans of Star Wars will finally get to witness Ewan McGregor don his robes one more time for the role of Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in the upcoming series based on him. This character has been one of the most important parts of Star Wars mythology. Ewan McGregor’s take on the role has been rather beloved by the fans. The series will see the return of Hayden Christensen also reprising his role as Anakin. The show will be based somewhere between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. One of the most important details regarding the show has to be that it will feature a fight between Obi-Wan and his old Padawan, Anakin, now Darth Vader. The show has completed filming as of September of this year and it seems that it will come out somewhere during the next year in Disney Plus.

 

Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi Series

Fans of Star Wars will finally get to witness Ewan McGregor don his robes one more time for the role of Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in the upcoming series based on him. This character has been one of the most important parts of Star Wars mythology. Ewan McGregor’s take on the role has been rather beloved by the fans. The series will see the return of Hayden Christensen also reprising his role as Anakin. The show will be based somewhere between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. One of the most important details regarding the show has to be that it will feature a fight between Obi-Wan and his old Padawan, Anakin, now Darth Vader. The show has completed filming as of September of this year and it seems that it will come out somewhere during the next year in Disney Plus.

9. Moon Knight

Upcoming TV Shows Of 2022

We got to know a bit of detail about the new addition to the roster of Marvel characters with the new Marvel series, Moon Knight during the 2020 Disney Investor Day presentations. Oscar Isaac will take the role of the titular character. Ramy star May Calamaway is also added to the cast without much information about her role. Ethan Hawke will be playing the series villain. There hasn’t been much information regarding the character but we can clearly imagine it to be something rather interesting considering the cast full of exceptional actors. It seems that the series might debut sometime around the middle of the year considering it is still under production.

 

10. Secret Invasion

MCU continues to expand its massive world with the series adaptations of major comic book stories with the series Secret Invasion. Disney announced the television adaptation of the Secret Invasion arc from the comics. The series is set to span for six episodes. The show will see Samuel L. Jackson return to his role as Nicky Fury and Ben Mendelsohn return as the Skrull Talos. Other additions include Kingsley Ben-Adir, Olvia Colman, and Emilia Clarke. There has been no confirmation regarding their roles yet. The narrative of the series was already given a hint at in the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home. Here we had seen Talos use his powers to pretend as being Nick Fury while the latter enjoyed his presence in one of the bases of the Skrulls in space.

11. Cassian Andor Spin-off Series

Upcoming TV shows of 2022

We have to agree that Star Wars: Rogue One is definitely one of the most successful movies we have gotten amongst the recent Star Wars films. Disney revealed during the December 2020 Investors Day event that the filming for Andor was already underway. The series will be based on events set before Rogue One. We will get to see the adventures of Cassian Andor, played by Deigo Luna, a rebel spy who played a key role in the Rebel Alliance due to his intelligence gathering skills. Alan Tudyk will also be back as the droid sidekick to Cassian K-2SO. The series will come out in 2022 on the Disney+ streaming service.

12. The Boys Season 3

Back in July 2020, Seth Rogen, executive producer of The Boys said, “Because this show has fans and it is watched by people like you, they have decided to renew it. So if you like The Boys, you’ve got more of it. Thank God.” Filming for the series began on February 24 and it can be assumed that the third season of the series will come out on Amazon Prime early next year. The plot has gotten quite interesting as we discover that there are moles in Vought International with a spy under Congresswoman Neuman’s desk. A new addition to the series includes Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy, “the original superhero” who fought in World War 2. 

 

13. Bridgerton Season 2

Bridgerton was confirmed for a second season by Netflix in January of this year. Not only are we getting a second season but the series has been ordered for Season 3 and 4. A recently released one-minute clip gave us our very first look at the new leading lady, Kate Sharma, portrayed by Simone Ashley. We even got to see Bailey and Ashley in character as Anthony and Kate for the first time in photos snapped from the set. Filming was shut down in July when a crew member was tested positive for COVID-19. This caused filming to shut down for a while but it was resumed a few days later on January 17. The series will come out on Netflix around the end of 2022.

14. The Crown Season 5

Imelda Staunton will be taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth in season five of The Crown. The production team had taken a break from filming and according to sources, it was resumed in July. The character of British Prime minister John Major will play a key role in this season and Jonny Lee Miller has been cast into the role. Elizabeth Debicki will be playing Princess Diana while Jonathan Pryce will take the role of Prince Phillip. According to Andrew Morton, season five will cover the drama behind his biography of Princess Diana. Imelda Staunton confirmed that the series will return to Netflix in November 2022.

 

15. Ozark Season 4

Upcoming TV Shows Of 2022

Ozark recently finished production with their final season that was supposed to come out by the end of this year. This series was highly regarded as one of the best Netflix originals. The final season will be released in two batches with the first batch coming out earlier this year and the second batch will be out around the end of the year. It seems that this season will deal with the narrative of the Byrdes going deeper and deeper under the grasp of the Navarro Cartel. Marty might have to deal with the FBI in order to make sure that the family escapes with their lives.

 

16. The Lord of the Rings

It seems that we will be heading back to J R R Tolkien’s Middle Earth next year with the upcoming Lord of the Rings TV Series. We last got the opportunity to visit this world with Peter Jackson’s adaptation of the books. It’s a massive opportunity for Amazon, the streaming giant, to have gotten the rights to create this into a series. The show is supposed to have five seasons as part of the $250 million rights deal. Even though fans have asked for actors from the movies to reprise their roles in the series, there’s very little chance of that actually happening. The series will premiere on September 2, 2022, on Amazon Prime. 

 

17. Willow

Fans of the fantasy genre will remember the 1988 film Willow with Warwick Davis starring as the titular character Willow Ufgood. We are going to get a series based on the movie in the upcoming year with Disney Plus working on the series treatment. The series will be following a narrative that takes place years after what happens in the film and will include new characters. It will have a group of people on the search and rescue mission for a certain kidnapped prince. Ron Howard, the director of the original film, will be attached as the executive producer. There’s no information regarding the return of other stars attached to the original film. The series was supposed to come out later this year but it seems that it might have been pushed to next year considering no details have yet been revealed on the project.

 

18. The Last of Us

The Last of Us is still considered one of the most successful games particularly identified for its storytelling. It follows two strangers who are forced to travel through a zombie-infested America. They start sharing a bond that becomes as strong as a father and daughter. Filming for the first two episodes has already wrapped. Pedro Pascal will be playing the character of Joel while Ellie will be portrayed by Bella Ramsey. More of the cast has been announced with Joel’s brother Tommy played by Gabriel Luna and Marlene, who is actually Ellie’s guardian, will be portrayed by Merle Dandridge. The show will have a total of 10 episodes. 

 

19. The Umbrella Academy Season 3

Netflix has been experiencing success with its viewers with the series adaptation of The Umbrella Academy comic books. Fans have given a great response to the series and continue to explore this as the series is about to release its third season soon. The comic book was created by the frontman of My Chemical Romance. It was confirmed on October 1 that the show is set for a 2022 release. The band of heroes had managed to stop the apocalypse from occurring by traveling back to the ‘60s but it seems that they have a new mess already. 

 

20. Picard Season 2

We finally had an extended look at the second season of Star Trek: Picard due to the virtual fan event that celebrated 55 years of the franchise. The additional news that we also got was that the series has been renewed for one more season. Patrick Stewart’s titular character will also get to see a lot of other known names make an appearance. John de Lancie will return as Q and if sources are to be believed then Whoopi Goldberg might also appear as Guinan. The addition of Annie Wersching as Borg Queen indicates that the crew might face some more Borg troubles. Star Trek: Picard will return on Paramount+ in February next year.

21. The Mandalorian Season 3

It isn’t confirmed whether the third season of The Mandalorian will arrive next year. But the filming of this show has already begun. So, it does seem that we will get to see how Din Djarin takes the throne of Mandalore in the last quarter of 2022. Season 1 began streaming on November 12, 2019, and Season 2 followed it from October 30, 2020. Now, The Book of Boba Fett will continue things from December 29, 2021. So, a release between October and December 2022 would be in line with the release pattern of this series. I just can’t wait to see the clash between Mando and Bo-Katan, and the probable return of little Grogu.

Now which of these upcoming TV shows of 2022 are you excited about? Let us know in the comments.

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