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STRANGER THINGS IS FINALLY BACK!
I’m no fortune-teller, but I do own hoop earrings and a lot of scarves and know what you’re going to be watching on Netflix in 2022. You will go pitter patter over Heartstopper. You will meet a tall dark stranger and binge The Crown (together?) this year. You will be begging everyone you meet to catch up on Mike Flanagan’s latest spooky series so you can talk about that ending. You won’t be ashamed of how much you like Too Hot to Handle, it’s fine!
There are some very glitzy and star-studded new shows coming to Netflix in 2022, taking on famous book adaptations and IRL scandals alike, but I’m almost more excited about the shows that are returning. It feels like I’m getting to see my besties again. A couple of Netflix faves that didn’t drop a new season in 2021 because ~the debacle that was 2020~ put them on pause are finally ready after what feels like forever.
Start marking your calendar, because these are the releases I predict you won’t want to miss.
Release date: January 19, 2022
Just when you thought you were out, the sexy reality series draws you back in.
Release date: January 21, 2022
The crime series’ final season kicks off this year.
Release date: January 28, 2022
It’s a parody of those books/movies we all get really into and ultimately disappointed by…you know the ones.
Release date: February 4, 2022
The gals are back, y’all. If Firefly Lane is more your adult female friendship drama jam, that show returns in May 2022 as well.
Release date: February 11, 2022
Shonda Rhimes’s Galentine’s Day gift to us is this Anna Delvey bio series starring Julia Garner as the party girl/fraudster. Everyone say thank you, Shonda!
Release date: March 25, 2022
Shonda Rhimes’s belated Valentine’s Day gift to us is the second season of this steamy period romance. If you’re not counting the days until Kate Sharma arrives, what are you even doing?
Release date: April 6, 2022
Couples enter into an experiment to figure out whether they should get married to each other or someone else within the group of couples. The couples who end up together at the end (and don’t) will shock you.
Release date: April 13, 2022
The surprise hit of spring/summer 2022 was this adoooooorable YA series based on a graphic novel about a nerdy boy whose unexpected friendship with an older jock in homeroom turns into something more.
Release date: April 15, 2022
David E. Kelley, who has recently been fueling our obsession with shows like Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers, has a new show coming to Netflix starring Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, and Naomi Scott. It’s based on a book whose “trailer” you see above.
Release date: April 16, 2022
Natasha Lyonne is back with a second season that explores generational trauma in such an intense and thought-provoking way. It might make you book a therapy session, in a good way.
Release date: April 22, 2022
Release date: May 4, 2022
This show that actually predates the pandemic but feels like a quarantine fever dream is back for season 4, starring *checks notes* two Spice Girls?
Release date: May 27, 2022 & July 1, 2022
Let’s GOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! It’s been so long… and so are these episodes, amirite??
Release date: June 22, 2022
The family is back…kind of? Season 2 ended on a cliff-hanger-y reveal of an Alternate Universe where Reginald Hargreeves raised the Sparrow Academy instead of the Umbrella Academy, and I can’t wait to meet these new angsty heroes.
Release date: July 8, 2022
Interior designer Melanie Rose isn’t just here to give you the room of your dreams, she’s here to make all your sex fantasies come true. Follow the iconic designer as she takes random rooms and turns them into the ultimate sex rooms for various couples, groups, and anyone else who is looking to spice up their homes.
Release date: July 27, 2022
Back in 2010, Hunter Moor created the website IsAnyoneUp.com and it quickly became one of the biggest sites on the internet for revenge porn. Now the people that were affected tell all in this eye-opening three-part docuseries.
Release date: July 29, 2022
After his boyfriend of 17 years breaks up with him, Michael Lawson jumps back into the NYC dating scene and realizes that a lot has changed since he last went on dates.
Release date: August 5, 2022
Neil Gaiman’s book is finally getting the adaptation it deserves, and even if you don’t know anything about it, you should be pumped for this cast. Tom Sturridge? Gwendoline Christie? Kirby Howell-Baptiste? Yes, please.
Release date: August 12, 2022
Devi!!!!!!!! Missed this girlie so much.
Release date: August 17, 2022
A stripper goes undercover and signs up to be a firefighter to help figure out who really is the person behind his brother’s murder. Yes, you read that correctly.
Release date: August 24, 2022
A Palestinian refugee in Houston, Texas tries to figure out where he fits in amongst all his identities while also trying to navigate a system that seems against him at every turn.
Release date: August 26, 2022
Arden Cho stars as a lawyer trying to make partner at an elite firm in New York City and, you know, live her life with friendships and romantic drama and rivalries galore. It’s like Grey’s Anatomy if it was about lawyers instead of doctors… and set on the East Coast.
Release date: September 9, 2022
The Karate Kid spin-off will be back for its fifth season in the Fall with new characters, including a female sensei, and loads of nostalgic drama.
Release date: September 16, 2022
The live-action adaptation of the cartoon is back, with new characters fans of the OG Winx Club may recognize — like Terra’s cousin Flora! If you love the aesthetic of fantasy but don’t have the bandwidth to deal with The Witcher or even Shadow and Bone, catch up on Fate of the Winx Saga ASAP. This lore is way more conducive to a vibes-only approach.
Release date: October 7, 2022
Mike Flanagan has been hitting home runs with The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and Midnight Mass. This is his latest spooky series, based on a YA novel, and I could not be more excited.
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Release date: November 3, 2022
Don’t think too hard about the irony that is Netflix making a comedy about the “last Blockbuster” when the DVD rental service-turned-streaming network known as Netflix is famously a big reason Blockbuster went out of business. It’s gonna be a fun workplace sitcom!
Release date: November 4, 2022
OK it’s not an ORIGINAL original but the NBC series about the passengers of a plane that disappears for five and a half years is moving to Netflix for a fourth season that will be split into two parts. Thank goodness it wasn’t canceled too soon, because we wouldn’t want another series about a plane to annoy fans because of alleged “unanswered questions.” (They explained the polar bears on Lost…. stop saying they didn’t!!!!!)
Release date: November 2022
We just can’t get enough Princess Diana content, can we?
Release date: November 2022
Jenna Ortega, who is in the 2022 Scream movie, will also turn up the scares and the laughs in this new series about Wednesday Addams.