A new year has begun and with it come new seasons of our favorite series. We’re saying goodbye to some, but others are just getting started. Here is a list of shows you must watch in 2022.
2022 promises to be a year full of surprises, and the world of entertainment is bringing us some of the most anticipated television series. New players (like Netflix and Amazon Prime) have redefined the status quo and turned the small screen into one of the most important sources of entertainment over the last 5 years. We’ve seen Hollywood royalty, like Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Nicole Kidman, Michael Douglas, Lily Collins, and others shine in some of our favorite series on streaming services. And, this season will be the best yet.
This year, some of the world’s favorite TV series will return, and there are also some new shows that, although not yet released, have already given the world something to talk about. Stories about monarchies, scams, mythological worlds, political wars, excess, opulence, and comedy–all this and more will be coming to the small screen (be it a television, computer, or tablet).
Peaky Blinders (Netflix)
The story of this London mob family is back. It’s a series that has captivated audiences with its exciting story, political plot, and incredible cast. In the sixth season, the war between Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and fascist politician Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) will rage on as England and the world prepare for World War II. This is an action-packed drama with shootouts, betrayals, and sometimes even love. This will be the final season of this critically-acclaimed television series, but the story is rumored to continue in film form.
- When does it come out? Beginning of 2022.
- What to watch before the launch? Seasons 1 through 5 on Netflix.
Euphoria (HBO Max)
The teen-life-focused TV series that changed an entire genre is back. The second season of Euphoria is coming out earlier this year. Zendaya is back to play Rue, a young woman with addiction problems who is also struggling to find herself. This is a series that captivated us and presented a stark portrait of modern adolescent life, in which young people face different battles and problems–drugs, social pressure, sex, and violence–while trying to define who they are. What do they want and what is their path?
- When does it come out? January
- What to watch before the launch? Season 1 on HBO Max.
The Crown (Netflix)
This is a story in which we already know what’s going to happen. We are familiar with the characters, and we have actually seen the events of this series in the news. The life of the British royal family has been transformed into one of the most iconic television series of today. In its fifth season, the role of Queen Elizabeth II will be played by the talented Imelda Staunton, as we delve into the stormy years of the separation between Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki). This series gives us an intimate look at the life of one of the most powerful families in the world.
- When does it come out? Noviembre.
- What to watch before the launch? Seasons 1 through 4 on Netflix.
Lord of the Rings (Amazon Prime)
The epic universe of Middle Earth is back. This time the world created by JRR Tolkien will become a television series that allows us once again to enter a world full of hobbits, wizards, elves, and battles of mythological proportions. The plot remains a secret, but it is known to take place thousands of years before the events we saw in the Lord of the Rings trilogy movies. The first season will have 8 episodes (the series will have at least 3 seasons) and it has become the largest-budget television production in history (8 billion dollars).
- When does it come out? September.
- What to watch before the launch? The Lord of the Rings trilogy on HBO Max and The Hobbit trilogy on Amazon Prime.
Inventing Anna (Netflix)
This series from Shonda Rhimes tells the story of one of the most chic scammers of recent years. Anna Sorokin, who will be played by Julia Garner, is a woman who came to the Big Apple and, over 5 years, managed to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Manhattan elite. Sorokin, under the alias Anna Delvey, became the New York it-girl. She was everywhere: benefit galas, international film festivals, and the front row seats of fashion shows. Now the story of how she infiltrated one of the most exclusive social bubbles in the world will prove how appearances can be deceiving.
- ¿ When does it come out? February.
- What to watch before the launch? There is no other series about Anna Delvey, but you can read the story that inspired the series in New York Magazine.
The Gilded Age (HBO Max)
After a 5-year wait comes a new series from the creative mind of Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey. This show takes place in the “Gilded Age” of New York City, in which the United States rose as an economic power and New York society positioned itself as the reference for trends and style for the rest of the world. It’s a story of tycoons, money, drama, and extravagant parties (imagine Dynasty or Dallas but in the 19th century). This series has all the elements to become a hit that captivates viewers from the very first episode.
- When does it come out? January.
- What to watch before the launch? Watch seasons 1 through 6 of Downton Abbey on Claro Video.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime)
Rachel Brosnahan is back to entertain us with the adventures of Miriam Maisel in this hit comedy. For three seasons, we’ve watched as Miriam enters the world of comedy to break through and find her own voice. In each of the episodes, we see the difficulties of being a woman in the fifties and how Miriam and her company must fight to break stereotypes and achieve their dreams. People love this comedy, and it’s given everyone something to talk about thanks to the incredible costumes of the characters.
- When does it come out? February.
- What to watch before the launch? Seasons 1 through 3 on Amazon Prime.