Welcome to our huge preview of every upcoming debut show Netflix is set to launch in 2022, 2023, or beyond. We’ve got dramas, sci-fi, romance, animation, and every English-language show that we know about headed to Netflix globally listed below.
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Rather see what new movies are coming to Netflix in 2022 and beyond? Check out our huge list of those upcoming movies here. If you’re not in the mood for seeing the brand new releases, Netflix is also going to see some of its biggest titles returning next year and beyond too. We’ve also got a separate preview for all the upcoming kids series too.
Editor’s note: This list was first published in November 2021 and has been updated in December 2021 to reflect new information.
New Shows Coming to Netflix in 2022
Created by: Baran bo Oda & Jantje Friese
Cast: Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Alexandre Willaume
From the creators of the hit German series Dark, the creators return for an even bigger project with huge ambitions using groundbreaking technology.
The series will be set primarily at sea and follow various immigrants who are traveling for a new life but come stuck in a nightmare.
Creator: John Eddie
Showrunner: Mike Arnold
We all know Elvis Presley but this reimaging sees the pop star reinvented as a secret spy working for a secret government agency.
Behind the series is Mike Arnold who has served as a writer on the long-running FX series Archer.
All the Light We Cannot See
Director: Shawn Levy
Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment is teaming up with Steven Knight (known for Peaky Blinders and Taboo) who will be adapting the book by Anthony Doerr.
The story focuses on three individuals whose paths collided during World War 2.
Anatomy of a Scandal
Director: S.J. Clarkson
Writers: Melissa James Gibson and David E. Kelley
3dot productions is producing this new drama thriller series based on the book by Sarah Vaughan.
The series focuses on a “sexual consent scandal amongst British privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake.”
The cast for Anatomy of a Scandal includes Ben Radcliffe, Josette Simon, Jonathan Coy, Michelle Dockery, Naomi Scott and Rupert Friend.
Showrunner: Rebecca Sonnenshine
Cast: Ariana Neal, Evan Jonigkeit, Dina Shihabi, Martin Donovan
Based on the podcast, this horror series is headed up by one of the co-executive producers of the Amazon Prime series The Boys.
Archive 81 follows an archivist who is looking to restore some tapes from a filmmaker who was investigating a cult.
The popular Ubisoft video game will be making its way onto Netflix in a brand new series and other formats in the near future.
Jeb Stuart is on board to write and serve as the showrunner for the first live-action Assassin’s Creed series who is best known for his work on Die Hard and Vikings: Valhalla.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Showrunner: Albert Kim
Cast: Gordon Cormier, Ian Ousley, Kiawentiio, Dallas Liu
Netflix is moving forward with its live-action Avatar series with filming beginning in late 2021. The series is set to faithfully recreate the original Nickelodeon series following the adventure of Aang who is on a mission to defend the world from the Fire-Nation.
The development of the live-action series has not been smooth sailing. The series notably lost its original creators (who were also behind the Nick series).
Boom! Studios are adapting the popular comic series BRZRKR with Keanu Reeves set to voice the main character.
The comic book followed the immortal warrior Berzerker fighting throughout the ages.
Cabinet of Curiosities (10 After Midnight)
Creator: Guillermo del Toro
Also known as Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight, this horror anthology series will see horror stories from one of the greatest minds of the genre.
Among the cast for the series confirmed so far includes Ben Barnes, Tim Blake Nelson, Crispin Glover, Peter Weller, Andrew Lincoln, Essie Davis, and more!
Creator: Donald Todd
Cast: Abbey Lee, Clark Gregg, Anthony LaPaglia, Emory Cohen, Paul Schneider
Drama headlined by Edgar Ramirez about an ex-cop returning to his home state of Flordia to find a girlfriend of a mobster.
Filming began in late 2021 meaning we can probably expect to arrive in late 2022.
Creators: Jamie Dooner, Lauren Lungerich, Jeremy Haft, Jamie Uyeshiro
Cast: Ciara Riley Wilson, Bryana Salaz, Shiv Pai, Keyla Monterroso Mejia
On My Block came to an end with its fourth season in 2021 but we will be returning to the fictional location of Freeridge with a new story to follow.
To what extent (other than being set in the same town) this series will be connected to On My Block is unclear right now.
The Green Beret’s Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse
Creators: Daril Fannin, Shawn Vance
Cast: Kristen Schaal, Flula Borg, Yasmine Aker, Emily Maddison
Produced by Peter Berg and Matt Damon, this comedy series will follow Vance who “plays a comic version of himself as he tries to survive through various apocalyptic scenarios, including a nuclear attack, supervolcano eruption, or of course a zombie attack.”
Confirmed for 2022 release.
Showrunner: Andrew Dabb
Cast: Madeline Zima, Jaime Ray Newman, Kevin Corrigan
Netflix will be adapting the Grendel comic book fantasy series that follows a talented assassin who is looking to avenge the death of a lost love.
Filming began in late 2021.
Creator: Catherine Tate
British comedian Catherine Tate will be back for a new mockumentary series where we get to follow the inmates and staff of HMP Woldsley.
Creators: Nick Kroll, Jennifer Flackett, Kelly Galuska, Andrew Goldberg and Mark Levin
First announced in late 2019 this workplace animated comedy series comes from the newly formed Brutus Pink studio.
The series serves as a spin-off to Big Mouth giving us an insight behind the daily lives of the Hormone Monsters.
Creator: Shonda Rhimes
Cast: Julia Garner, Anna Chlumsky, Laverne Cox, Arian Moayed, Terry Kinney
New limited series from the creator of Bridgerton and Grey’s Anatomy. It retells the real-world story of Anna Delvey who successfully conned the New York elite but eventually landed herself in jail.
The series was initially planned for release in 2021 but production delays has now pushed it back into 2022.
Kings of America
Creator: Jess Kimball Leslie
Cast: Glenn Close, Amy Adams
Mini-series from one of the producers of HBO’s Succession that tells the story of three powerful women whose lives were intertwined.
Creator: Shannon Tindle
Hotly anticipated from 21 Laps Entertainment is Lost Ollie, an animated series about a lost toy searching for his owner who is devastated.
Among the talent involved with Lost Ollie includes Tim Blake Nelson, Jonathan Groff, Jake Johnson, and Gina Rodriguez.
Magic: The Gathering
Director: Audu Paden
Writers: Nicole Dubuc, Dan Frey, Russell Sommoer, Taneka Stotts
Adapting the popular game franchise, this animated adventure series will focus on the Planeswalkers who are the magic-wielding heroes and villains found throughout the franchise.
Netflix’s first foray into the Millarworld didn’t pan out too well with Jupiter’s Legacy being canned after a single season.
Hoping to right the ship, there are several confirmed TV series in development at Netflix including:
- American Jesus – Series by Everardo Gout about Jesus Christ returning to Earth where takes on the antichrist.
- Night Club – Action-adventure series about a boy who inhabits vampire abilities after being bitten.
- Supercrooks – A live-action series to accompany the anime series Netflix released in 2021.
- The Magic Order – Harry Potter in scale, this series follows elite families with magical abilities. The project was postponed but is believed to be continuing.
Showrunner: Steven Maeda
From Tomorrow Studios (the production company behind Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop) comes their most ambitious anime to live-action adaptation to date in the form of One Piece.
With Marc Jobst set to direct some of the episodes, the series will see a young pirate captain setting out to sea to look for mythical treasure and become the one true Pirate King.
Pieces of Her
Director: Minkie Spiro
Cast: Toni Collette, Jessica Barden, Bella Heathcote, David Wenham, Joe Dempsie
All all-star cast will come together for this thriller based on the Karin Slaughter novel.
The series sets out to answer the question:
“What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all?”
Queen Charlotte (Untitled Project)
Writer: Shonda Rhimes
Spinning off from the flagship Netflix series Bridgerton, this series will tell us the story of Queen Charlotte from her younger days when she was hopelessly in love.
Cast: Lance Reddick, Ella Balinska, Paula Nuñez, Adeline Rudolph, Siena Agudong
Based on the horror franchise (which saw an anime series release in 2021), this horror sci-fi series is set in two timelines with one of the timelines being set three decades after the discovery of the infamous T-virus.
Something is Killing the Children
Creators: Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy
Based on the comics by James Tynion IV, Boom! Studios will adapt the series for Netflix. For those unfamiliar with the source material, it follows a teen survivor in a town that has been ravaged by a monster who eats children.
That 90s Show
Showrunner: Gregg Mettler
Although Netflix lost That ’70s Show it will be diving back into the world with Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp to reprise their roles in this reboot.
Set in 1995 the series will see Leia Forman, daughter of Eric and Donna, visiting her grandparents for the summer where she bonds with a new generation of Point Place kids.
The Lincoln Lawyer
Showrunner: Ted Humphrey
You’ve no doubt either read the Michael Connelly or seen the 2011 adaptation from Lionsgate but now The Lincoln Lawyer is bound for Netflix.
The new series stars Christopher Gorham, Neve Campbell, and Jazz Raycole.
Filming wrapped on the new Netflix series (which was originally bound for CBS) over the summer so should arrive in good time in 2022.
The Midnight Club
Creator: Mike Flanagan
Cast: Samantha Sloyan, Zach Gilford, Igby Rigney, Robert Longstreet, Heather Langenkamp, Matt Biedel
Mike Flanagan, the creator behind Netflix’s Midnight Mass is adapting the Christopher Pike novel.
The Midnight Club follows a group of five terminally ill patients at Rotterdam Home, who begin to gather together at midnight to share scary stories.
Showrunners:David S. Goyer & Allan Heinberg
Cast: David Thewlis, Tom Sturridge, Joely Richardson, Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, Patton Oswalt, Gwendoline Christie
Complete with a huge ensemble cast, The Sandman seeks to adapt Neil Gaiman’s epic DC comic which is no easy task given the complexity of the story. With his blessing, The Sandman will hit Netflix in 2022.
The series follows Dream who escapes imprisonment and seeks out to claim what’s rightfully his.
For a more in-depth look at The Sandman on Netflix, check out our comprehensive preview.
The Three-Body Problem
Showrunners: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
Cast: Eliza González, Benedict Wong, Liam Cunningham, John Bradley, Tsai Chin
From the creators of Game of Thrones comes their most ambitious project to date attempting to adapt the complex and beloved sci-fi novel series that originates out of China.
The Three-Body Problem depicts humanity’s first contact with an alien civilization.
The Witcher: Blood Origin
Creator: Declan De Barra
Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Lenny Henry, Dylan Moran, Jacob Collins-Levy
Netflix is all-in on The Witcher franchise as you’re no doubt acutely aware. This new series will serve as a prequel series set around 1,200 years before the main Netflix show. The premise of the series will focus on the first-ever Witcher created.
You can read more about The Witcher: Blood Origin with our comprehensive preview provided by Redanian Intelligence.
The Woman in the House
Writers: Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, Rachel Ramras
Cast: Kristen Bell, Shelley Hennig, Tom Riley, Cameron Britton, Mary Holland
New limited series fronted by Kristen Bell (The Good Place) described as a darkly comic thriller.
Eight episodes will release in total that will focus on the character of Anna (played by Bell) who is in a rut. Things quickly change, however, when a new neighbor moves in and she’s the witness to a murder.
Showrunner: Jeb Stuart
MGM Television’s huge Vikings series is over but coming soon is sequel series coming exclusively to Netflix called Valhalla which has been given a three-season upfront order.
The series is set 100 years after the main mothership series and follows the adventures of Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Hardrada and the Norman King William the Conqueror.
Showrunners: Alfred Gough and Miles Millar
Cast: Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán
Wednesday Addams is returning to our screens in a brand new TV series with Jenna Ortega playing the titular role for Netflix. The series is set during Wednesday’s time at school while mastering her abilities.
Tim Burton is on board to direct.