40 TV Shows Coming Out in 2022 to Get Excited About

2022 is already looking set to be a great year for TV, with exciting shows coming from Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBO and more.

The year looks like a particularly exciting one for fantasy fans. September will see the release of Amazon Prime Video's epic take on The Lord of the Rings, while HBO is returning to the Game of Thrones well for Targaryen prequel House of the Dragon. Plus, the year is being kicked off with a Harry Potter reunion.

Wizards and elves not your thing? 2022 also looks set to be a strong year from true crime dramas, with Hulu releasing its Elizabeth Holmes series The Dropout, Netflix delving into the Anna Delvey deception, and HBO Max exploring a real-life axe murder in Love and Death.

While TV fans are ready to say hello to these new shows, we also have to say goodbye to some big series. Grace and Frankie, Derry Girls and Peaky Blinders are among the shows ending in 2022, but which are sure to go out with a bang.

40 TV shows coming out in 2022

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (January 1)

The cast of the Harry Potter franchise will mark the films' 20th anniversary with a one-off HBO Max special which brings them back to the magic of Hogwarts. Everyone is back (except JK Rowling), from original trio Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, to others like Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter. The show will see them look back on the groundbreaking films and how it changed their life, think the Friends reunion but with more magic (hopefully).

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 14 (January 7)

A new set of Drag Queens from across the US will compete for the title of America's Next Drag Superstar. While the cast has yet to be announced, the new season will no doubt be full of larger-than-life characters who will charm the world with their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent.

Euphoria Season 2 (January 9)

After more than 2 years of waiting, Euphoria Season 2 is officially coming to HBO Max on Sunday, January 9. The new season will see Rue and Jules come to terms with their separation following the events of Season 1 and judging by the trailer, Rue cannot seem to keep herself out of trouble — whether it be drink, drugs or even carrying a gun.

The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 (January 9)

Back slightly later than expected because of the pandemic, the pop evangelicalist family return for more godly shenanigans in Season 2. Danny McBride creates and stars in this series alongside John Goodman who plays the patriarch of the Gemstones, ruling with an iron fist.

Peacemaker (January 13)

James Gunn dreamed up the idea for a Peacemaker spin-off series while making the 2021 hit The Suicide Squad . John Cena reprises his role at the OTT titular hero in this eight-part DC Comics series, the first of several scheduled to arrive on HBO Max.

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The cast of "How I Met Your Father." The show comes to Hulu in early 2022. Hulu

How I Met Your Father (January 18)

How I Met Your Mother ended on a sour note, but perhaps standalone spin-off How I Met Your Father might help make up for that. Starring Hillary Duff as lead character Sophie, the show will follow her as she tells her kids how she came to meet their father. Kim Cattrall also plays the future version of Sophie, which is also quite exciting.

The Gilded Age (January 24)

Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes sets his sights on New York City in the late 19th century. The prospect of Christine Baranski and Cynthia Nixon playing imperious and scheming rich women should be enough to give actress-lovers everywhere palpitations.

Snowpiercer Season 3 (January 24)

The US adaptation of French graphic novel Le Transperceneige continues into its third season. Starring Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs and Sean Bean, the show will follow as Layton (Diggs) continues his journey up through the show's eponymous train. It will also continue to be a commentary on climate change following the revelation in Season 2 that the world is warming up after becoming a frozen wasteland.

The Afterparty (January 28)

Tiffany Haddish is a no-nonsense Detective Danner in this whodunnit which is sure to be filled with nonsense based on the cast alone. Dave Franco plays the victim while comedians Sam Richardson, Ben Schwartz, Ilana Glazer and Jamie Demetriou. The mystery is spread out across eight episodes on Apple TV+.

The Woman In The House Across The Street From The Girl In The Window (January 28)

Kristen Bell stars in Netflix's upcoming dark-comedy thriller, The Woman In The House Across The Street From The Girl In The Window as Anna, a heartbroken woman who believes she may, or may not have been witness to a murder. Executively produced by Will Ferrell and starring Tom Riley, Mary Holland and Shelley Hennig, you will not want to miss this series.

Pam and Tommy (February 2)

Lily James and Sebastian Stan look unrecognizable as actress and former Playboy model Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee in Hulu's Pam & Tommy. The comedy-drama brings to the small screen the real-life sex-tape scandal involving the married couple in the late 1990s. Also in the cast is Seth Rogen as Rand Gauthier and Nick Offerman as Milton Ingley, Gauthier's accomplice.

Inventing Anna (February 11)

In 2019, Anna Sorokin made headlines after she was exposed as successfully defrauding members of New York's elite, banks, airlines, hotels by pretending to be a German heiress by the name of Anna Delvey. Based on the New York Magazine article "How Anna Delvey Tricked New York's Party People" by journalist Jessica Pressler, the story of the convicted fraudster is coming to the small-screen in February 2022 on Netflix, with Bridgerton producer Shonda Rhimes at the helm and starring Ozark's Julia Garner as Sorokin.

Severance (February 18)

A series to make you reevaluate your work-life balance, Severance is a dark comedy produced and directed by Ben Stiller. Adam Scott leads the cast in this Apple TV+ show which sees a group of workers volunteer to have their personal memories removed in the workplace, but work memories replaced while at home.

Killing Eve Season 4 (February 27)

There is bittersweet news for Killing Eve fans, the award-winning thriller starring Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw and Sandra Oh is bowing out in February 2022 after 4 seasons. The final outing picks up from the jaw-dropping ending of season 3, when Villanelle and Eve seemed to be on the same page but will they live in harmony for much longer? Knowing Villanelle, it isn't looking likely.

The Dropout (March 3)

Amanda Seyfried is Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu's true crime adaptation about the Theranos scandal. If it can replicate the twists and turns of the real case (as seen in HBO doc The Inventor), then this is set to be one of the year's most gripping shows.

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The cast of "Outlander" Season 6. The Starz show is coming back soon. Starz

Outlander Season 6 (March 6)

The droughtlander is almost over. Outlander Season 6 will hit Starz on Sunday, March 6 and will see Claire and Jamie Fraser grapple with the outbreak of the American Revolution. Outlander fans who have read the novels by Diana Gabaldon can also expect to see the arrival of Christie family, who pose a huge threat to the Fraser's relationship and their lives.

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (March)

Although this may be known as the show that caused a riff between Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Winning Time looks like it's sure to be a hit on HBO. The comedy sports drama tells the story of the Los Angeles Lakers dynasty in the 1980s with John C. Reilly playing the team owner Jerry Buss.

Bridgerton Season 2 (March 25)

Daphne has had her shot at love and now it's time for Anthony to try his luck. Based on the second Bridgerton novel The Viscount Who Loved Me, the new season of the Netflix hit takes a leaf out of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with Anthony and Kate's enemies-to-lovers romance. Jonathan Bailey returns as the rakish Viscount while Simone Ashley joins the cast as no-nonsense Kate, and the new episodes are sure to be just as entertaining as the first.

The Last of Us (early 2022)

Despite the fact that most video game adaptations are bad to awful, anticipation is still high for HBO's take on the apocalyptic survival game. Plus, it gives viewers the chance to see Pedro Pascal acting without him having to wear a mask for 95 percent of the time...

Conversations with Friends (April)

Normal People was one of the TV treasures of 2020, so anticipation is high for Hulu's second adaptation of Sally Rooney's novels about millennial ennui. Will Joe Alwyn become the new breakout sex symbol a la Paul Mescal? Only time will tell.

The Flight Attendant Season 2 (spring)

Kaley Cuoco and co return for another season of mystery and globetrotting after a successful first outing. Cuoco returns as the flawed but well-meaning Cassie while the likes of Cheryl Hines and Margaret Cho are set to join the cast for Season 2.

The Lord of the Rings (September 2)

The word iconic doesn't do justice to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but it applies just the same. Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novels are as precious to cinephiles as the ring is to Gollum, and Amazon Prime Video will return to the universe for a new TV show. Set thousands of years before the trilogy, in the Second Age of Middle Earth, the show will no doubt be a wonder to behold.

The Crown Season 5 (November)

Two years later, The Crown Season 5 is set to grace our screens in November 2022. Featuring a brand new cast, including Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret and Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, Princess of Wales (to name a few), The Crown Season 5 is set to follow the British Royal Family throughout the 1990s, including 1992, the year the Queen famously described as her "annus horribilis."

Andor (mid-to-late 2022)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story may have ended with the deaths of the crew of its titular ship, but that doesn't mean it was the end, not for Cassian Andor at least. Diego Luna returns as the Rebel captain for a Disney+ prequel charting his journey to the movie during the formative years of the Rebellion. Luna will be joined by Stellan Skarsgård and Fiona Shaw, while Forest Whittaker is also confirmed to return as Saw Gerrera.

Doctor Who (late 2022)

The Chris Chibnall/Jodie Whittaker era of Doctor Who has not been a great one for many fans, but in 2022 we are getting something very exciting: A feature-length special to celebrate the BBC's 100th anniversary, at which time we will get a new Doctor as chosen by returning showrunner Russell T Davies. Maybe we are about to get the first Doctor of color...

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The cast of "Derry Girls." The Netflix show comes to an end in 2022. Channel 4

Derry Girls Season 3(release date TBA)

All good things come to an end, and Derry Girls is no exception: The upcoming season of the Netflix is set to be the show's last. What that means is we have to treasure the "wee lesbian," the "English fella" and the rest of the comedy's cast while we still have them.

Westworld Season 4 (TBA)

Westworld Season 3 saw Evan Rachel Wood's Dolores pass the torch to Aaron Paul's Caleb in the fight to have artificial beings treated the same as their human counterparts. With Thandiwe Newton's Maeve out in the real world and Jeffrey Wright's Bernard back from The Sublime, there are many questions that need answering.

House of the Dragon (TBA)

The Game of Thrones legacy continues in this prequel series which delves deeper into the Targaryen legacy. Because a British accent is for some reason more believable in this fantasy land, the likes of Matt Smith (The Crown), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) and Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) are some of the stars leading the cast. Hopefully the budget is big enough to CGI some dragons into the show from the get go.

Barry Season 3 (TBA)

Bill Hader's surprise turn as a hitman-turned-acting protégé has gained legions of fans who'll be thrilled to see Barry is finally back for a third season. Henry Winkler is also back as the eccentric acting coach Gene Cousineau, but he's now armed with the truth about who Barry is.

Gossip Girl Season 2 (TBA)

Almost 10 years after the original Gossip Girl came to an end, HBO Max brought the iconic series back to life, headed by OG Gossip Girl writer, Joshua Safran. The premise is still the same, Gossip Girl still exists this time around her account isn't being run by lonely boy Dan Humphrey, instead its the teachers of Constance Billard. Season 1 of the reboot had a new generation of Gossip Girl followers hooked and Season 2 is on the way in 2022.

Love & Death (TBA)

The latest show from Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley, Love and Death looks set to be a darker show based on the real life axe murder in 1980 Texas. Elizabeth Olsen takes a break from her Marvel projects to lead the cast of the HBO Max series, with the likes of Lily Rabe and Krysten Ritter playing Texan housewives.

The Sandman (TBA)

Neil Gaiman's iconic comic book series The Sandman gets its long-awaited adaptation for the small screen (and about time too). The Netflix series stars Tom Sturridge as Dream/Morpheus, the king of dreams and the show's titular character. He is joined by an A-list cast that includes Gwendoline Christie, Stephen Fry, Jenna Colman and Kirby Howell-Baptiste, to name just a few.

She-Hulk (TBA)

The MCU is set to roll on into 2022 and beyond, with a new set of supers getting their own Disney+ shows. To us, the most exciting of these is She-Hulk, in which Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) makes her on screen debut in what is being billed as a comedy legal drama (!) We are very ready for Disney+'s take on The Good Fight.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (TBA)

The Star Wars prequel trilogy may get a bad rap, but Lucasfilm are hoping to make up for it with a Disney+ series following Obi-Wan Kenobi in the aftermath of Revenge of the Sith. Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as the Jedi master, while Hayden Christensen is also confirmed to return as Darth Vader. Other cast members set to appear include Kumail Nanjiani, Moses Ingram and Rupert Friend.

Ted Lasso Season 3 (TBA)

The third, and potentially final season of this darling of a show is likely to return on Apple TV+ this summer. Jason Sudeikis and the cast of Ted Lasso have set a high bar for themselves after cleaning up at awards season in 2021. The passionate Ted Lasso fanbase will be eager to learn if Nate finds redemption and his way back to Richmond F.C.

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The cast of "Peaky Blinders." The BBC and Netflix show is heading into its final season. BBC

Peaky Blinders Season 6 (TBA)

By order of the Peaky Blinders, British historical-drama will come to an end with Season 6 in 2022. The series will air first on the BBC in the U.K. and will make its way to Netflix in the U.S. at a later date. Plot details for the highly-anticipated sixth season have been kept largely under wraps but fans can expect to see Tommy Shelby hunt down the 'black cat' who thwarted his plans to assasinate Oswald Mosley in the Season 5 finale.

Top Boy (TBA)

Rapper Drake stepped in and saved the small (critically acclaimed) British drama Top Boy and brought it to world via Netflix in 2019. Ever since, fans have been counting down the days to Season 2 (technically Season 4). Will Dushane and Jamie work together? Will Sully stay on the straight and narrow? Is Dris dead or alive? What about undercover officers Lee and Sarah? Will they close in on the Summerhouse Estate? Expect all of these burning questions to be answered very soon.

Russian Doll Season 2 (TBA)

Russian Doll is probably the best show ever made by Netflix, a perfect "sweet birthday baby" of a series in which Natasha Lyonne relives the same birthday party over and over again. Though Season 2 has big shoes to fill, the addition to Annie Murphy to the cast bodes well.

The Good Fight Season 6 (TBA)

Six years in, The Good Fight remains the most underrated show on television. Will 2022 finally be the year where the Paramount+ series gets the recognition it deserves? Probably not, but Season 6 is coming, and is likely to give those in the know more legendary actor cameos, wild plot swings and scenes where Christine Baranski lets out that laugh.

Grace and Frankie Season 7 (TBA)

The Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin show may be Netflix's longest running show, but it is set to bow out in 2022 with its final 12 episodes. Expect tears, laughs, and 80-year-olds talking about sex before we say goodbye to Grace and Frankie for one last time.