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10 New Netflix Series Worth Watching Out For in 2022

Here are the shows we’re most excited to see premiere this year.
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Another year, another round of exciting new content for Netflix. The last few years have been wildly successful for the streaming giant, and it's looking like this year will be no exception. Netflix is upping the ante with big-budget shows like Bridgerton making a return, as well as series premieres of cult classics like The Sandman and original content from the likes of Guillermo del Toro himself. 

For this list, we’re focusing on 10 exciting original series from Netflix. Here are the shows we’re most excited to see premiere in 2022: 

1| The Sandman 

Series premiere: Sometime in 2022

Neil Gaiman is no stranger to having his popular books adapted, but The Sandman might be his most anticipated TV adaptation yet. It’s been 30 years in the making, but finally, The Sandman is out of development hell and will soon grace our Netflix accounts. The adaptation will star Tom Sturridge as the title character, aka Morpheus, with Gwendoline Christie slated to play Lucifer. Tom Ellis, who plays Lucifer in, well, Lucifer, was considered to reprise the role as the two shows share the same universe, but Gaiman and the production team opted to separate the two storylines for the sake of not having another confusing multiverse.  

2| Valhalla

Series premiere: February 25

If you couldn’t get enough of History Channel’s Vikings, then you’ll be pleased to know that its spin-off series is just around the corner. Set 100 years after the fall of the Viking Age, Valhalla will feature some of the most prominent figures of the Dark Ages. The series will follow Leif Eriksson, the first European to set foot in North America, his warrior sister Freydis Eiriksdottir, the harsh king of Norway Harald Hadrada, and history’s most favored medieval king, William the Conqueror. 

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3| The Witcher: Blood Origin

Series premiere: Sometimes in 2022

The Witcherverse is expanding with a prequel miniseries being the first spin-off from the main show. Blood Origin is set 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher and will center around something fans have noticed is mentioned more and more in the main show: The Conjunction of Spheres, an event in which multiple worlds collided to bring humans, elves, and monsters in the same world. If you love Witcher lore and explosive fantasy battles, this is a series you can’t miss. 

4| The Midnight Club 

Series premiere: Sometimes in 2022

Mike Flanagan, Netflix’s favorite horror director, returns with his latest scary series, The Midnight Club. The miniseries follows a group of seven sick and dying teenagers who meet every night to tell scary stories, hence the title. They promise that the first person to die of their disease will try to communicate with the rest of them as a ghost, but none of them are prepared for that promise to actually happen when the first of the group dies. If you loved Flanagan’s other series—The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and Midnight Mass—then make sure to add Midnight Club to your Coming Soon watch list. 

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5| Archive 81

Series premiere: January 14

If you were scared shitless by The Ring, then it’s time you binged Archive 81. The series follows a similar plot, only it’s documentary-style footage that’s been found and it’s the researchers who fall victim to these strange tapes. The show is actually based on a podcast of the same name, but don’t worry—the whole story is fictionalized and no one actually died in the making of this series. 

6| The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window

Series premiere: January 28

We’re sure by now you’ve heard of this upcoming series with an absolutely ridiculous name. You can’t deny—it’s definitely catchy. The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window makes fun of its own genre as the entire series is a comedy thriller but with dark undertones. If dark humor is your thing, then follow Kristin Bell as she plays Anna, a boring Jane whose life turns upside down when she witnesses a murder… in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window. 

7| Inventing Anna

Series premiere: February 11

Inventing Anna is the latest show based on crazy things rich people—or wannabe rich people—do. If you loved Bling Ring, then Inventing Anna is right up your alley. Based on the true story of Anna Sorkin a.k.a Anna Delvey, the show follows the convicted fraudster’s successful attempt to convince all of New York City that she's a wealthy German heiress so she could get loans, open businesses, and live like she's part of the one percent. Her scam was revealed in a New York Times article, which was the inspiration for the Netflix show. 

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8| Wednesday 

Series premiere: Sometime in 2022

The Addams family will never get old. In this upcoming coming-of-age comedy, we’ll follow the misadventures of Wednesday Addams in her teen years at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday, who’s always been the fan favorite of the grim family, will face psychic gifts, killing sprees (that may or may not be hers), and family secrets—armed only with her dark humor and penchant for pain and suffering. We can’t wait. 

9| Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities 

Series premiere: Sometime in 2022

Cabinet of Curiosities is a horror anthology that will follow different stories in each hour-long episode. Guided by del Toro’s taste and talent for all things macabre and magical, the show will no doubt have a gothic and creepy undertone to it that will make you miss his best works, like The Shape of Water and Pan’s Labyrinth. 

10| Entergalactic

Series premiere: Sometime in 2022

Every Kid Cudi fan can’t wait for the day Entergalactic drops. Imagine a Kid Cudi music video—only it’s an entire series. It’s going to be an hours-long acid trip with Kid Cudi’s new series, which will feature the upcoming Entergalactic album as its soundtrack. Of course, the music itself will have a story— about a young man on a mission to find love. It’s a classic tale, but partnered with an all-Kid Cudi soundtrack, we’re expecting plenty of feels. 

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