The 50 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2022

If 2021 was the 12 months that Disney+ experimented with bringing superheroes from the large display screen to our televisions, laptops and telephones, 2022 would be the 12 months that superheroes, Jedi, elves and hobbits take over TV for good.

Huge identify actors like Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke will star in Marvel sequence on Disney+. John Cena’s Peacemaker, primarily based on the breakout character from James Gunn’s Suicide Squad reboot, will grow to be the primary from the DC Prolonged Universe to get his personal TV present on HBO Max. Two main Star Wars supporting gamers, Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi and Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor, are every starring in their very own sequence on Disney+. And a Lord of the Rings TV sequence, already the most costly present ever created, will debut on Amazon within the fall.
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But when film stars are invading the small display screen, the actors who’ve outlined TV for the final decade are additionally discovering new artistic shops. Downton Abbey is getting a luxurious followup known as The Gilded Age starring queen of TV and The Good Combat star Christine Baranski. Atlanta creator Donald Glover will return with not solely a 3rd season of that Emmy-winning sequence however a brand new adaptation of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. After making his mark on each Recreation of Thrones and The Mandalorian, Pedro Pascal will lend his abilities to an adaptation of the beloved post-apocalyptic online game, The Final of Us. And The Crown’s Matt Smith is about to play one more prince, this time in Recreation of Thrones‘ long-awaited spinoff sequence, Home of Dragon.

Listed below are the TV exhibits we’re most trying ahead to in 2022.

Ladies of the Motion

Jan. 6 on ABC

Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball) will helm this historic drama about Mamie Until-Mobley, the mom of Emmett Until, performed by the Tony-winning star of the Tina Turner musical, Adrienne Warren. Emmett Until was murdered at simply 14 years outdated in 1955, and Until-Mobley devoted the remainder of her life to the Civil Rights motion. Jay-Z and Will Smith are producers on the challenge.


Jan. 13 on HBO Max

The Suicide Squad director James Gunn grew to become so enamored with John Cena’s character in that movie that he determined to construct him a derivative. The paradoxically named Peacemaker says that he’ll kill any man, girl or baby within the identify of peace. Peacemaker’s teammates in The Suicide Squad problem his amoral devotion to the American flag. Within the new sequence, written and directed by Gunn, Peacemaker struggles with the high-quality line between hero and villain.

As We See It

Jan. 21 on Amazon

Jason Katims, the prolific producer and creator behind Friday Night time Lights and Parenthood, brings a brand new drama to Amazon, this one centered on three autistic twenty-something associates and roommates navigating work and their love lives.

The Gilded Age

Jan. 24 on HBO

Downton Abbey followers, rejoice! Julian Fellowes is again with one other costume drama. The Gilded Age is about in Eighteen Eighties New York Metropolis, the place old-money households who’ve dominated American excessive society since earlier than the American Revolution conflict with up-and-comers amassing huge fortunes from the railway, coal and copper industries following the Civil Warfare. Christine Baranski and Cynthia Nixon play the matriarchs of a kind of outdated guard households, whereas Carrie Coon stars as a newcomer to their posh neighborhood.

The Afterparty

Jan. 28 on Apple TV+

Solely Murders within the Constructing proved that true crime and comedy mesh collectively nicely. Now, author Chris Miller (one half of the Chris Miller and Phil Lord group behind The Lego Film and 21 Bounce Avenue) has recruited a assassin’s row of comedians for The Afterparty, together with Tiffany Haddish, Ilana Glazer, Sam Richardson, Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz and Ben Schwartz. The homicide thriller is about at a highschool reunion afterparty, and every episode is instructed from a special character’s perspective.

Pam & Tommy

Feb. 2 on Hulu

Lily James and Sebastian Stan star as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, whose honeymoon intercourse tape grew to become the primary viral video ever when it was launched with out the couple’s permission in 1995. Seth Rogen and Nick Offerman spherical out the solid as Rand Gauthier and Uncle Mintie, porn trade veterans who stole the tape and mass produced it to promote on-line.

Inventing Anna

Feb. 11 on Netflix

Shonda Rhimes’ newest present dramatizes a real-life story worthy of the fictionalized antics on exhibits like Scandal. Julia Garner disappears into the function of Anna Delvey, the con girl who snuck her method into New York excessive society, residing within the metropolis’s most luxurious accommodations and holding courtroom at its most unique eating places for years till two high-profile tales, in New York Journal and Vainness Truthful, uncovered her grifting and she or he was discovered responsible of grand larceny.

The Dropout

March 3 on Hulu

The Dropout
HuluAmanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes

Considered one of a number of Elizabeth Holmes tasks within the works, The Dropout stars Amanda Seyfried as Holmes, the world’s youngest self-made billionaire who claimed she invented a blood testing expertise that may revolutionize healthcare. When it grew to become clear this expertise didn’t exist, Holmes was arrested and now stands trial for wire fraud. Holmes ensnared a few of the richest and strongest buyers on this planet and serves as a main instance of a problematic fake-it-til-you-make-it tradition inside Silicon Valley. New Lady showrunner Elizabeth Meriwether is helming the sequence.


Spring 2022 on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is hoping that the big-budget adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s multilingual novel may be a world hit. The present, a story of forbidden love that expands right into a saga that spans throughout Korea, Japan and the U.S., was filmed throughout all three continents and shall be instructed in Korean, Japanese and English.

The Lord of the Rings TV Sequence

Sept. 2 on Amazon

Amazon StudiosAmazon’s first picture from its Lord of the Rings tv sequence

Amazon has made an enormous wager on this Lord of the Rings prequel: The streamer reportedly poured almost half a billion {dollars} into simply the primary season, making it the most costly sequence of all time. The as but unnamed present is about in Center-Earth 1000’s of years earlier than the occasions of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and, just like the movies that preceded it, was shot in New Zealand.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

December on Amazon

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Gregg DeGuire—FilmMagic through Getty Pictures Donald Glover arrives on the 2019 LACMA Artwork + Movie Gala in Los Angeles

Donald Glover is about as co-creator and star of this adaptation of the 2005 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie film Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The action-comedy facilities on a bored suburban married couple that discovers they’re each assassins after they’re assigned to kill each other. Initially, Glover was speculated to star reverse Phoebe Waller-Bridge within the present, the Fleabag creator dropped out of the sequence.

American Gigolo

TBA on Showtime

Jon Bernthal will star in and produce a present-day reimagining of Paul Schrader’s 1980 movie in regards to the intercourse trade. Bernthal will star as Julian Kayne, performed within the film by Richard Gere, who, after being despatched to jail for homicide, returns to Los Angeles to determine who set him up 15 years in the past.

Anatomy of a Scandal

TBA on Netflix

Huge Little Lies’ David E. Kelley is engaged on an adaptation of the 2017 e-book Anatomy of a Scandal, which follows the ripple results of an accusation of rape all through the world of the British elite. Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery and Rupert Pal will star within the present.

Avatar: The Final Airbender

TBA on Netflix

One of the crucial beloved animated sequence of all time is getting a live-action adaptation. The action-adventure saga follows Aang and his associates as they attempt to save the world. Daniel Dae Kim, Ken Leung and Kim’s Comfort breakout star Paul Solar-Hyung Lee will lend their abilities to the challenge.


TBA on Peacock

Peacock is reimagining the ’90s sitcom The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air as a drama set in modern-day Los Angeles. The present guarantees to discover the category divides, racial dynamics and struggles that include Will’s transfer from West Philadelphia to his aunt and uncle’s California mansion—points that the 30-minute sitcom model couldn’t all the time sort out. Will Smith will govt produce this new model of the present that after made him a star.

Brideshead Revisited


Name Me By Your Identify director Luca Guadagnino is adapting Evelyn Waugh’s traditional novel of a younger British man who falls in with an aristocratic household and will get entangled of their drama. The enviable solid consists of Andrew Garfield, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes and Joe Alwyn.


TBA on Paramount+

First introduced by Steven Spielberg method again in 2013, the Halo TV present is lastly coming to the small display screen. The variation of the wildly in style first-person shooter recreation will heart on Grasp Chief (performed by Orange Is the New Black’s Pablo Schreiber).

Home of Dragon

TBA on HBO Max

The primary of many deliberate Recreation of Thrones sequels, prequels and spinoffs, Home of Dragon is about 200 years earlier than the occasions of Thrones and facilities on infighting throughout the Targaryen family. When the King of Westeros dies, two of his youngsters lay declare to the throne, dividing the royal household and the dominion. And since the primary gamers are all Targaryens, we will actually anticipate dragons battling dragons.

Interview with the Vampire


Already made right into a 1994 movie starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, the late Anne Rice’s vampire novel is getting one other adaptation. Provided that AMC acquired the rights to all of her books, this may probably be simply the primary of many diversifications of each her Vampire Chronicles and Mayfair Witches books.

The Final of Us


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The groundbreaking and morally complicated online game a couple of hardened survivor named Joel (Pedro Pascal) tasked with ushering a younger woman named Ellie (Bella Ramsey, the scene-stealing Lyanna Mormont from Recreation of Thrones) throughout the US within the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse is lastly making its approach to tv. Whereas most online game diversifications fail to translate to the large or small display screen, The Final of Us is a distinctly cinematic recreation, and Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin is writing and executive-producing the variation together with the creator of the online game, Neil Druckmann. It’s been introduced that Nick Offerman will play a supporting function.

The Marvel Exhibits

Ms. Marvel

TBA on Disney+

Ms. Marvel facilities on Kamala Khan (performed by Iman Vellani), a Pakistani-American teen rising up in New Jersey who’s obsessive about Captain Marvel. Like many Marvel heroes earlier than her, Kamala immediately finds herself with spectacular powers, significantly the flexibility to stretch into any form. The present will assist arrange the plot of the following Captain Marvel film, The Marvels.

Moon Knight

TBA on Disney+

Maybe essentially the most star-studded Marvel TV present to this point, Moon Knight options Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke. Isaac performs Marc Spector (a.ok.a. Moon Knight) a CIA agent who, after visiting an archeological dig website, is imbued with the powers of the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, and Ethan Hawke will play the yet-unnamed villain. Moon Knight is one in all Marvel’s darker comics and is commonly in comparison with the Batman saga.


TBA on Disney+

Mark Ruffalo is taking Hulk to the small display screen for She-Hulk, a present about Bruce Banner’s cousin, Jennifer Walters. Tatiana Maslany stars as Walters, a lawyer who focuses on circumstances that cope with superhumans—and, by the way, can flip into an enormous inexperienced superhuman herself. Tim Roth may also reprise his function because the Hulk villain The Abomination. Roth initially appeared within the 2008 Unimaginable Hulk film starring Ed Norton because the Huge Man earlier than the function was recast.

Secret Invasion

TBA on Disney+

After showing in a whopping 11 Marvel movies, Samuel L. Jackson is lastly getting his personal Marvel challenge. He’ll star as Nick Fury as he hunts down the shape-shifting Skrulls (first launched in Captain Marvel) which have been covertly infiltrating the best reaches of energy on Earth for years. Ben Mendelsohn may also reprise his Captain Marvel function because the Skrull Talos.

The Previous Man


Jeff Bridges will play a retired CIA agent who has been residing off the grid for years. However when an murderer arrives to attempt to take him out, the agent should revisit his previous. John Lithgow additionally stars within the present.

The Staircase

TBA on HBO Max

A fictional model of the well-known true crime documentary of the identical identify, The Staircase facilities on Michael Peterson, a person accused of murdering his spouse in 2001. Peterson claimed that his companion died falling down the steps, however police suspected he murdered her and staged the scene to appear like an accident. Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Parker Posey, Juliette Binoche, Rosemarie DeWitt and Sophie Turner will all play roles within the homicide thriller.

The Star Wars Exhibits

Obi-Wan Kenobi

TBA on Disney+

Twentieth Century Fox/LucasfilmEwan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

The long-awaited Obi-Wan Kenobi TV present is lastly hitting Disney+ in 2022. In contrast to The Mandalorian, which is simply loosely tied to the occasions of the Star Wars movies, Obi-Wan Kenobi will fill within the blanks between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope when Jedi had been being hunted down and Obi-Wan was hiding out on Tatooine, watching over Luke Skywalker. Ewan McGregor will reprise the titular function, Hayden Christensen will return to play Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker and Joel Edgerton will return as Luke’s uncle. Kumail Nanjiani, Rupert Pal, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Maya Erskine spherical out the solid. Deborah Chow, who helmed a few of the most momentous episodes of The Mandalorian, will direct the sequence.

Andor (TBA on Disney+)

TBA on Disney+

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Giles Kyte—LucasFilm Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Diego Luna is getting his personal Rogue One prequel. The thriller will observe the Insurgent spy Cassian Andor on his covert missions because the revolution towards the Empire begins to take form. Stellan Skarsgård and Fiona Shaw will be a part of Luna within the solid.

Tokyo Vice

TBA on HBO Max

Michael Mann is taking his abilities to TV. The Warmth filmmaker will direct the pilot for Tokyo Vice, a sequence primarily based on reporter Jake Adelstein’s 2009 memoir of the identical identify and set within the prison underworld of Japan. Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe are set to star. Daniel Deston Cretton, recent off Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, may also direct a number of episodes

Returning Exhibits

Atlanta, Season 3

Early 2022 on FX

Donald Glover as Earnest Marks in Atlanta
FX Networks Lakeith Stanfield and Donald Glover in ‘Atlanta’ Season 2

This Is Us, Season 6

Jan. 4 on NBC

Euphoria, Season 2

Jan. 9 on HBO

Ozark, Season 4

Jan. 21 on Netflix

Billions, Season 6

Jan. 23 on Showtime

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season 4

Feb 18. on Amazon

Outlander, Season 6

March 6 on Starz

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Stranger Issues, Season 4

Summer time 2022 on Netflix

The Crown, Season 5

November 2022 on Netflix

Netflix Elizabeth Debicki as Diana in The Crown

His Darkish Supplies, Season 3

Late 2022 on HBO

HBOLyra (Dafne Eager) and her alethiometer in ‘His Darkish Supplies’

Westworld, Season 4

Late 2022 on HBO

Westworld season 3 Caleb and Maeve
Courtesy of John P. Johnson—HBO Aaron Paul and Thandiwe Newton in Westworld

The Boys, Season 3

TBA on Amazon Prime

Bridgerton, Season 2

TBA on Netflix

The Flight Attendant, Season 2

TBA on HBO Max

Phil Caruso—HBOKaley Cuoco in The Flight Attendant

Killing Eve, Season 4

TBA on BBC America

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BBC AmericaKilling Eve (BBC America)

Loki, Season 2

TBA on Disney+

Chuck Zlotnick—Marvel StudiosTom Hiddleston and Sophia Di Martino in Loki

The Mandalorian, Season 3

TBA on Disney+

Pedro Pascal as Mando in The Mandalorian
Disney/LucasfilmPedro Pascal as Mando in The Mandalorian

Manifest, Season 4

TBA 2022 on Netflix

Peter Kramer—Warner BrosJosh Dallas and Melissa Roxburgh in Manifest

Russian Doll, Season 2

TBA on Netflix

NetflixRussian Doll

Ted Lasso, Season 3

TBA on Apple TV+

Apple TV+Brendan Hunt, Cristo Fernández and Jason Sudeikis in “Ted Lasso”

Wheel of Time, Season 2

TBA on Amazon Prime

Jan Thijs—Amazon Prime VideoRosamund Pike in ‘The Wheel of Time’

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