2022 looks like it’s shaping up to be an exciting new year for Netflix. While many of the anticipated shows of 2022 have not set a release date, we do know some of the cast and crew creating these shows and a general idea of what we’re going to be getting into.
This year could be filled with fun new originals and some daring remakes. Fans can excitedly speculate what these new shows will bring but all we can do now is patiently wait for their debut.
The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window
Starring Kristen Bell, this limited Netflix series is a spoof on psychological thrillers such as ‘The Woman in the Window’ and ‘The Girl on the Train.’ A dark comedy that centers around Anna, a heartbroken woman who sits, drinking wine, watching life pass by her window. One day a handsome neighbor moves in across the street, which seems like a silver lining until Anna witnesses a gruesome murder.
This show seems to take a humorous perspective on a genre that focuses on more serious themes. The title is already an exhausting, long-winded explanation of what this show is going to be. We’ll see if it holds up with the rest.
From the writer, Shonda Rhimes who created Greys Anatomy, this new series Inventing Anna follows the life of Anna Delvey (Julia Garner), an Instagram influencer and fake celebrity who conned an elite group of socialites in Manhattan out of hundreds of thousands of dollars over four years.
A nine-episode mini-series, Inventing Anna could be a must-see when it premiers on February 11, 2022. Rhimes has already proven herself as a talented writer, so this show is a must-see.
From the dark and eccentric mind of Neil Gaiman, The Sandman began as a comic book of the same name. It focuses on Morpheus the Dream King after he escapes from 105-year confinement. Starring Tom Sturridge, The Sandman is going to dive headfirst into the strange Dreaming world, hopefully for the last time.
Many have attempted a Sandman live-action adaptation, but none have been widely accepted. This may be the definitive installment of this popular comic book that fans have been waiting for.
Mike Myers is returning for a lead role for the first time since 2008 in a show about a secret society of elites that’s been working to influence world events since 1347. Fans might remember that The Pentaverate was first mentioned in the 1993 film, So I Married an Axe Murderer also starring Mike Myers. Netflix has not explicitly stated that this is where the name of the show comes from, but knowing Myers and his sense of humor, it’s obvious.
Rumored to be joining him are Ken Jeong from Community and Keegan-Michael Key from Key & Peele. However, Myers will do what he does best and play multiple roles in this comedy said to release sometime this year.
There have been dozens of video games, novels, comic books, animations, and multiple movies starring Mila Jovovich, but Netflix has decided that Resident Evil needs one more installment. A game created for the PlayStation in 1996 is about a pharmaceutical company that develops a virus that turns people into all sorts of terrifying, nightmare-inducing creatures.
This adaptation will star Lance Reddick as Albert Wesker the tough and witty hero of the Resident Evil video games. Hopefully, fans can appreciate another reboot of a story that has already been told many times before.
Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
Netflix has stated that the Cabinet of Curiosities will be a collection of live-action stories meant to challenge our traditional view of the horror genre. With Guillermo del Toro creating this epic collection of horror stories fans can be assured it will be everything they’re expecting.
But Toro isn’t the only director coming to this eight-episode series. Jennifer Kent, director of The Babadook, Lily Amirpour who directed A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, and Thirteen’s director Catherine Hardwicke are just a few of the names that will be featured and writing some of the shorts within this Cabinet of Curiosities. Horror fans should put this title at the top of their highly anticipated list.
The Midnight Club
Seven terminally ill patients of Rotterdam House hospice make a pact when one of them succumbs to their illness they will try to commune with the rest from the afterlife. Based on a novel by Christopher Pike, The Midnight Club will be directed by Midnight Mass’ Mike Flanagan.
While not much is known yet about the release of The Midnight Club, fans can rest assured that Flanagan’s success with The Haunting of Bly Manor will rub off on this adaptation.
The Witcher: Blood Origin
Fans might be disappointed to find out they won’t get to gaze into Geralt’s piercing witcher eyes, but The Witcher: Blood Origin takes place 1200 years before Henry Cavill dawns the monster hunter title. This new series starring Michelle Yeoh dives into the backstory of how the worlds of monsters, men, and elves became one.
The series will feature ten hour-long episodes introducing how the first Witcher was created. This will be a welcomed chapter to The Witcher series.
Tim Burton comes to Netflix with an adaptation of The Addams Family, as this series focuses on Wednesday Addams and her time as a student at Nevermore Academy. The eight episodes of this series follow Wednesday as she attempts to learn more about her psychic abilities and take down a mystery that has plagued her family for twenty-five years.
Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Riki Lindhome are just some of the names to expect in this series. With Burton directing, there aren’t too many ways fans could be disappointed by this spooky Addams Family adaptation.
Magic: The Gathering
The famous fantasy card game is getting an animated show and Netflix will bring it to the home screen. Former Superman star Brandon Routh has been the only confirmed star so far, but he will voice Gideon Jura the show’s main character.
Not much else is known about this animated adaptation except that it will release sometime in 2022. Fans can expect an approachable story that will appease even lifelong fans of the card game. From what we’ve seen from the success of the League of Legends animated show on Netflix, audiences are most likely going to see another fantastic world brought to life by the streaming studio.
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