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Peaky Blinders S6, Stranger Things S4, House Of The Dragon & More Shows To Catch In 2022

These are some of the biggest shows you should check out this year!

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1. Bridgerton Season 2

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This Emmy-nominated drama from Shonda Rhimes is based on Julia Quinn's bestselling romance series. The period drama's first season followed the romance between Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, and the second season will move the focus onto her brother Anthony.

Release Date: 25 March 2022
Watch it on: Netflix
Genre: Romance, period drama
Main cast: Jonathan Bailey, Nicola Coughlan, Phoebe Dynevor, Simone Ashley

2. Euphoria Season 2

Navigating teen life is difficult, and for 17-year-old Rue, the burdens of love, loss, and addiction are heavy to bear. Set in the town of East Highland, where lives are closely intertwined, the second season continues to explore the challenges of growing up.

Release Date: 9 January 2022
Watch it on: HBO GO
Genre: Drama
Main cast: Zendaya, Jacob Elordi, Austin Abrams

3. House of the Dragon

Based on George R.R. Martin's "Fire & Blood," the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.

Release Date: 2022
Watch it on: HBO GO
Genre: Action, adventure, fantasy, drama
Main cast: Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D'Arcy

4. The Lord of the Rings

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Set in the Second Age of Middle-earth, thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters as they confront the re-emergence of evil in Middle-earth.

Release Date: September 2022
Watch it on: Amazon Prime
Genre: Action, adventure, drama
Main cast: Benjamin Walker, Cynthia Addai-Robinson

5. Marvel Studio's Phase 4 series

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) continues to grow across the multi-verse in 2022 with these shows: Moon Knight, Ms Marvel, She-Hulk, and Secret Invasion.

Release Date: 2022
Watch it on: Disney+ Hotstar
Genre: Action, Superhero

6. Obi-Wan Kenobi

Ewan McGregor returns in the iconic role of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in this series which begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where he faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. 

Release Date: 2022
Watch it on: Disney+ Hotstar
Genre: Action, adventure, sci-fi
Main cast: Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen

7. Ozark Season 4

The new season will mark the final chapter in the Byrde family's journey from suburban Chicago life to their criminal enterprise in the Ozarks.

Release Date: 21 January 2022
Watch it on: Netflix
Genre: Drama
Main cast: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney

8. Peacemaker

Peacemaker will explore the origins of the character that John Cena first portrayed in James Gunn's 2021 film, The Suicide Squad.

Release Date: 13 January 2022
Watch it on: HBO GO
Genre: Action, comedy
Main cast: John Cena

9. Peaky Blinders Season 6

The Shelbys are back for the sixth and final season. 

Release Date: 2022
Watch it on: Netflix
Genre: Drama
Main cast: Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Finn Cole

10. Snowpiercer Season 3

Season three picks up with Layton and his inner circle commanding a small 10 car "pirate train" in search of Melanie and a possible warm location to restart civilisation; while back on Snowpiercer, Mr. Wilford is consolidating power, awaiting Layton's return.

Release Date: 25 January 2022
Watch it on: Netflix
Genre: Thriller
Main cast: Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Connelly

11. Stranger Things Season 4

The upcoming fourth season of Stranger Things takes place in 1986 and will have nine episodes.

Release Date: Mid-2022
Watch it on: Netflix
Genre: Sci-fi
Main cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard

12. The Boys Season 3

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Season 3 of The Boys will introduce Soldier Boy and Supersonic. The latter is Starlight's ex-boyfriend who will drive a wedge between her and Hughie.

Release Date: 2022
Watch it on: Amazon Prime
Genre: Action, crime, drama
Main cast: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Karen Fukuhara

13. The Crown Season 5

Season 5 of The Crown will bring the maturing Queen's reign into the new century, and will cover the tenures of prime ministers John Major and Tony Blair. Events anticipated include the dissolution of Charles and Diana's marriage and Diana's death. Elizabeth Debicki and Dominic West portray Princess Diana and Prince Charles in the new season.

Release Date: November 2022
Watch it on: Netflix
Genre: Drama
Main cast: Elizabeth Debicki, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton

14. The Gilded Age

From the creator of Downton Abbey, the new upcoming HBO original series The Gilded Age transports you back to New York City in the 1880s, where the fantastically rich individuals get embroiled in a social war during a period of immense economic change.

Release Date: 25 January 2022
Watch it on: HBO GO
Genre: Period drama
Main cast: Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Blake Ritson

15. The Last of Us

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Based on the critically acclaimed video game, the series takes place 20 years after modern civilisation has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse the US and depend on each other for survival.

Release Date: 2022
Watch it on: HBO GO
Genre: Action, adventure, drama
Main cast: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey

16. The Last Kingdom Season 5

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Uhtred realises his destiny is more than just Bebbanburg: it is tied to the future of England itself. Charged with training King Edward's first-born son Aethelstan as a warrior, Uhtred's ambition will have an even higher purpose. But to achieve this destiny, Uhtred will have to face his greatest enemy and suffer his greatest loss.

Release Date: 2022
Watch it on: Netflix
Genre: Action, drama, history
Main cast: Alexander Dreymon, Eliza Butterworth, Mark Rowley, Arnas Fedaravicius

17. The Righteous Gemstones Season 2

The Righteous Gemstones tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work. Season two finds our blessed Gemstone family threatened by outsiders from both the past and present who wish to destroy their empire.

Release Date: 2022
Watch it on: HBO GO
Genre: Dark comedy
Main cast: Danny McBride, Edi Patterson, Adam DeVine

18. The Sandman

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The Lord of Dreams has been summoned, and captured, by mortal men. Once free from his captivity, this eternal ruler of Dreams will realise that his troubles are only just beginning.

The Sandman is a Netflix series based on the groundbreaking comic book series created for DC by Neil Gaiman.

Release Date: 2022
Watch it on: Netflix
Genre: Fantasy, drama
Main cast: Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Boyd Holbrook

19. The Umbrella Academy Season 3

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Season three of The Umbrella Academy will focus on the Sparrow Academy — a version of the superhero siblings' academy that exists in a different timeline.

Release Date: 2022
Watch it on: Netflix
Genre: Action
Main cast: Justin H. Min, Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford

20. The Witcher: Blood Origin

Witness the untold history of the Continent with The Witcher: Blood Origin, a new prequel series set in an elven world 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher. Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time — exploring the creation of the first prototype Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal "Conjunction of the Spheres," when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.

Release Date: 2022
Watch it on: Netflix
Genre: Action, adventure
Main cast: Michelle Yeoh, Sophia Brown, Mirren Mack

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