The Hit Shows Of 2022
A lot of online streaming networks and streamers have decided to hold back some of their most famous and biggest series for spring, but why is that so? It’s in a bid for the consideration of the Primetime Emmy Awards, but despite that, fall TV shows and movies still matter for all the entertainment enthusiasts and movie buffs. September is a month of new releases and launches. From the recent iPhone 14 launch to a number of new TV shows and movies brought to you by streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, and others or satellite cable TV services offering affordable packages like the DirecTV Choice, the fall release season is jam-packed!
The upcoming months are loaded with massive premiere shows— so much so that at one point, there were more than fifty shows on this list before we shortlisted the best ones for you to choose from. Undoubtedly, there’s a truckload of entertainment strolling our way through the rest of the year.
The recent release of the first season of the much anticipated “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” on Amazon Prime Video drew a whopping number of 25 million viewers worldwide in merely the first 24 hours. The makers, Patrick McKay, and John D. Payne, saw a galvanizing start for the new franchise and can expect a similar watch from streamers for the upcoming episodes.
But you know what? It is just the start of the so-called “fall” releases.
— even though it’s a crazy 100 degrees outside.
What’s iIn Store fFor You?
Here’s a list of the most worthy watch TV shows and movies for you to make well-informed choices. Next time you have ‘re sitting at a games night with friends, you’ll be able to pitch in your thoughts about the newly released documentary series, The Most Hated Man on the Internet.
Netflix is yet to announce the dates for the American horror comedy TV series Wednesday, just like the Ryan Murphy series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which is a story of notorious serial killers from the US. The Watcher is also expected to release in 2022, but the date is still unknown.
Amazon Prime Video is not only releasing The Rings of Power but some other famous ones as well, like the William Gibson adaptation called The Peripheral, premiering on the 21st of October later this year.
Dates for Paramount+ releases 1923, a Taylor Sheridan Yellowstone prequel, alongside Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford, is also expected to come sometime soon. The famous Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis is also set to launch Wolf Pack starring Sarah Michelle Gellar on Paramount+. It’s a long list but bear with us as we mention some of the most anticipated new shows set to premiere as it’s going to be a big year.!
Industry Season 2
Since the first season of the investment-banking thriller Industry ended in late 2020, we’ve been craving after a few drinks. Finally, the high-stakes hallways of Pierpoint are where you can go back to see what Harper (Myha’la Herrold), Eric (Ken Leung), Rob (Harry Lawtey), and Yasmin (Marisa Abela) are up to. Jay Duplass and other new cast members have also joined for a thrilling new season.
Remember Sex and the City creator Darren Starr wrote every family’s favorite Emily in Paris last year? He is back with yet another banger rom-com series, Uncoupled. The show is co-created by Modern Family creator Jeffrey Richman. The new release shows How I Met Your Mother casts starrer Neil Pattrick Harris as a divorcee who finds himself single again during his 40s after being married to his husband for almost 20 years. You can find the show on Netflix.
The second season of the Hulu release television show about a group of teenagers living on a reservation of Native Americans in Oklahoma, Reservation Dogs, came out on August 3. If for some reason, you missed the critically acclaimed first season of the TV series, it’s definitely worth your time. It has a ton of brilliant young actors and a funny yet depressing storyline about life on the reservation.
Sweet Life: Los Angeles
The Issa Rae-produced reality series Sweet Life: Los Angeles, about what it means to be black and coming of age in your mid-20s, has returned on August 4 this year with a four-episode season 2 premiere. The remainder of the 10-episode season has been planned to roll out weekly.
Netflix’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s iconic and dark superhero fantasy comic, Sandman, has released on Netflix on August 5. The show stars Tom Sturridge as Dream, a powerful being held captive by a group of occultists for nearly 105 years, until he’s finally free from the captivity and sets out to restore his kingdom of what his name says, dreaming. The brilliant cast also includes David Thewlis, Charles Dance, Gwendoline Christie, Charles Dance, and Jenna Coleman.
House of the Dragon
Easily available to stream on HBO with the DirectTV Ultimate package, House of Dragon, released on August 21, to enjoy the trip down the Westeros lane. How many of you ended up asking this question at the start of GoT; How did all of this fall apart in the first place? Based on George R. R. Martin’s book Fire and Blood, set 200 years before the events of that series, House of the Dragon chronicles the Targaryens’ rule of Westeros, from its very start to its disastrous and devastating end.
My Life as a Rolling Stone
“I wanna see it painted, painted, painted
How many of you remember the 1966 release of the English rock band song Paint It, Black? We do, so it is our duty we mustto inform all the fans of classic rock music to watch the four-part docuseries My Life as a Rolling Stone released on Epix on August 7 about The Rolling Stones band. Each episode of the show features the life of each member of the English band formed in London back in 1962.
Locke and Key
After three epic seasons, Netflix released the third and final season of Locke and Key on August 10 and bid farewell to another hit. This Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez popular comic adaptation is packed with the last spooky summer as the Lockes family is all set for their final faceoff with the evil Captain Frederick Gideon.
I Am Groot
The Guardians of the Galaxy’s Baby Groot is all set to grow up in a big and strange universe in the animated short series I Am Groot on Disney+ on August 10. The most prominent factor to note is how the show contains multiple Marvel Cinematic Universe characters who will be appearing in the series alongside American actor Vin Diesel who is seen reprising his role as the tree creature but in animation.
Having aired earlier in 2021 in Australia, the CW Television Network Company release Bump also launched in the US on August 11. It is a coming-of-age dramedy centering around on an ambitious and highly focused high schooler who unexpectedly gets pregnant. The show revolves around how she had to deal with the pregnancy alone, along with her family and the father’s family throughout her pregnancy and even after the child was born.
Five Days at Memorial
Sheri Fink Pulitzer published a Prize-winning nonfiction book called the Five Days at Memorial, which was later, released on August 12 on apple TV+. It is about the initial five days at a New Orleans hospital when patients and healthcare givers were overwhelmed when the massive Hurricane Katrina hit. Vera Farmiga plays a leading role as a doctor at the New Orleans hospital in the limited series and finds her teaming back up with Bates Motel showrunner Carlton Cuse.
Children of the Underground
FX released a true-crime docuseries called the Children of the Underground on August 12. The thrilling five-part series is about an activist vigilante Faye Yager who became famous for rescuing women and children out of abusive homes. While she continued doing so, making a career out of it, unfortunately, she was later accused of emotional cruelty and kidnapping of women and children.
A League of Their Own
How frequently do you find yourself lamenting the absence of Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson from your television screens since Broad City concluded in 2019? A world-known baseball movie, A League of Their Own, has been adapted by Abbi Jacobson and co-created by Will Graham to hit your TV screens on August 12 on Amazon Prime Video. The action-packed trailer in itself promises a great show starring Roberta Colindrez, D’Arcy Carden, and Abbi Jacobson herself as a stellar cast of the show, which will follow a diverse group of women establishing a baseball team during World War II. The recently released trailer promises plenty of action—both physically and philosophically.
Never Have I Ever
Written byThe Mindy Kaling, the written Netflix release Never Have I Ever is back with its third but not the last season on August 12. It is a charming teen comedy show revolving around the story of a complicated life of a modern-day first gen Indian American teenage girl, Devi Vishwakumar, and her friends at Sherman Oaks School. Mindy Kaling’s own childhood inspires the adolescent girl’s story. If you think this might be the last season, worry not! Mindy Kaling recently confirmed that the show is yet to hit its fourth season later this year, maybe.
Everything I Know About Love
How often do you find yourself wanting to read about love? Not just love but love, in its many forms and flaws? Every now and then? If yes, Everything I Know About Love is the show for you. British writer Dolly Alderton among many books of hers. She, wrote the book of the same title, which got critically acclaimed and also won a National Award. Then, the book was adapted to release as a TV series on Peacock on August 25. Starring Bel Powley and Emma Appleton as young college besties named Maggie and Birdy in the show navigate their early 20s through their friendship, being roommates, and how everything changes when Birdy ends up with a guy. It’s a heartbreaking and uplifting show together at the same time and also has a killer mac & cheese recipe in one of the episodes.
Season 5 of the Karate Kid spinoff Cobra Kai is back on Netflix on September 9 as it picks up right where it was left off. The last chapter ended with Terry Silver planning to take over the karate empire, John Kreese being in prison, and Daniel LaRusso joining hands with Chozen Toguchi to try to take him down.
Do you wish to watch more of that full of thrill, doom, and gloom seen in The Americans? Hulu’s latest series, The Patient, produced by FX, was released on August 30 by The Americans’ creators, Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields. It is a limited psychological thriller series containing a total of ten episodes starring Steve Carrell as a psychotherapist. Carrell, in the show, gets kidnapped and held captive by a serial killer who wants him to help curb his murderous wants.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
Amazon Prime launched The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power on September 2, a highly expensive show that takes place in the Second Age of Middle Earth. It was the age of heroes when the groundwork for Sauron’s dark legacy and the War of the Ring was laid. During the episodes, you will get to meet different characters and see locations that were merely stories earlier in the day by the time Sam and Frodo took the Ring to Mount Doom.
Did you think The Kardashians will only air for one season? You were wrong, as they’re back with another banger, season 2, releasing on Hulu on 22 September. Here’s a hint: Pete Davidson is likely to make appearances in the show, and this chapter of the famous rich family might also deal with the legal fracas with Blac Chyna.
The Last Bit
There are a lot more shows and movies yet to release this year so keep an eye on your favorite ones, so you don’t have to miss out on any!