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2022 has arrived and with it our expectations for all productions that debut this year. Some series, in particular, have caused curiosity and anxiety in the public, either because they are spin-offs of already established titles, have stories based on famous literary works or even because they have important names in the industry involved in their production. Check below, in random order, the 10 most anticipated series for 2022 on streaming platforms and get ready for a year of great emotions!

1. House of the Dragon [HBO Max]

Spin-off da aclamada Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon is a series based on the book. Fogo & Sangue, also written by George RR Martin, which lands this year on HBO Max. Its story takes place 200 years before the original show and has as protagonists the members of House Targaryen in the Dragon Dance period, civil war fought by some of its members, with a view to succession to the throne of King Viserys I.

  • Creation: George R.R. Martin e Ryan J. Condal
  • List: Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith e Olivia Cooke
  • Release date: 2022

2. The Lord of the Rings [Amazon Prime Video]

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The Lord of the Rings (Image: Press Release / Amazon Prime Video)

Set in the universe of one of the most acclaimed fantasy literary series of all time and which also gave rise to a renowned film franchise, Lord of the Rings arrives in the second half of 2022 on Prime Video. Still without an official synopsis released, what is known so far is that it will take place thousands of years before the original story, and, in just its first season, it is already the most expensive production in TV history, having cost around BRL 2.5 billion.

  • Creation: J. D. Payne e Patrick McKay
  • List: Robert Aramayo and Owain Arthur
  • Release date: September 2, 2022

3. Obi-Wan Kenobi [Disney+]

Based on the character of the franchise Star Wars, the Jedi master who trained Anakin Skywalker and later his son Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi is a Disney+ series. Set between movies Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith e Star Wars: A New Hope, the production follows the character in the period when he was in Tatooine taking care of Luke and shows his foray into the galaxy to protect the boy against the return of Darth Vader.

  • Creation: Hossein Amini and Joby Harold
  • List: Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen
  • Release date: 2022

4. The Witcher: Blood Origin [Netflix]

Prequel to Netflix’s original production, The Witcher, the miniseries The Witcher: Blood Origin is set 1200 years before the adventures of Geralt de Rívia. With its first trailer already released, it takes place in the ancient elven world and tells the creation story of the first Witcher, as well as the cataclysm Conjunction of the Spheres, which resulted in the universe of the series as we know it.

  • Creation: Declan de Barra
  • List: Sophia Brown, Laurence O’Fuarain and Michelle Yeoh
  • Release date: 2022

5. Sandman [Netflix]

Inspired by the award-winning comic book of the same name written by Neil Gaiman, Sandman is an original series from Netflix. Co-produced by the author himself, the series was adapted from the comics to the present day and has as its protagonist Dream, one of the seven Perpetuals who is imprisoned in the place of his brother Morte by humans who intended to become immortal.

  • Creation: Allan Heinberg
  • List: Tom Sturridge e Gwendoline Christie
  • Release date: 2022

6. Inventing Anna [Netflix]

Product resulting from the million-dollar partnership between screenwriter Shonda Rhimes and Netflix, Inventing Anna is a miniseries that tells a true story. The title is based on an article by Jessica Pressler in New York Magazine and shows the investigation conducted by a journalist to reveal the true identity of Anna Delvey, an alleged millionaire heiress who snatched New York high society.

  • Creation: Shonda Rhimes
  • List: Julia Garner e Anna Chlumsky
  • Release date: February 11, 2022

7. Peacemaker [HBO Max]

Created and written by James Gunn, Pacifier is a series inspired by the eponymous comic book character, who defends peace at all costs, without worrying about saving lives in his path. Played by John Cena – who made his role debut during the film The Suicide Squad -, the title takes place after the events of the feature film and covers some solo adventures lived by the anti-hero, as well as his origin story.

  • Creation: James Gunn
  • List: John Cena, Jennifer Holland e Freddie Stroma
  • Release date: January 13, 2022

8. Love and Death [HBO Max]

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Love and Death (Image: Publicity / HBO Max)

Another production of this list based on a true story, Love and Death takes place in the 1980s and stars Elizabeth Olsen. The miniseries by HBO Max – which has Nicole Kidman as one of its producers – is a crime drama adapted from a book and a series of articles about the case of housewife Candy Montgomery, a nun who killed her friend with axes.

  • Creation: David E. Kelley
  • List: Elizabeth Olsen, Jesse Plemons and Krysten Ritter
  • Release date: 2022

9. Vikings: Valhalla [Netflix]

series spin-off Vikings, from the Canadian channel History, Vikings: Valhalla is an original production by Netflix. Set 100 years after the original show, it takes place in the 11th century and highlights the adventures lived by three important figures of Nordic culture: Leif Eriksson, Freydis Eriksdotter and Prince Harald Sigurdsson.

  • Creation: Jeb Stuart
  • List: Sam Corlett, Frida Gustavsson and Laura Berlin
  • Release date: February 25, 2022

10. File 81 [Netflix]

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File 81 (Image: Disclosure / Netflix)

Production of supernatural horror, File 81 is based on a podcast of true crime (a nonfiction genre covering real crimes), released in 2018 and which already has three seasons. The plot follows in the footsteps of an archivist, who, while restoring a set of tapes from 1994, comes across a work by a documentarian who was investigating a dangerous cult. As he digs deeper into the tapes, he finds himself caught up in the perils of the story and is convinced that he can solve the filmmaker’s disappearance.

  • Showrunner: Rebecca Sonnenshine
  • List: Mamadou Athie e Dina Shibabi
  • Release date: January 14, 2022

No debut forecast yet, but they could arrive in 2022

Although some long-awaited series do not have their debut dates revealed, due to the course of their productions there are chances that they will be released later this year on platforms. With that in mind, in 2022 it’s also worth keeping an eye on the titles below:

The Cuphead Show [Netflix]

Already with a teaser released, The Cuphead Show is a future Netflix adult animation based on the game Cuphead, 2017. With a first season of 11 episodes of 10 minutes each, the cartoon shows the adventures lived by the brothers Cuphead and Mugman (Xicrinho and Caneca, in Portuguese), after they made a pact with the devil.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners [Netflix]

Another series made by Netflix, this time in partnership with Studio Trigger, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is an anime set in the same universe as the game Cyberpunk 2077, released in 2020. Its plot, which is focused on other stories and characters that do not appear in the game, follows a street kid who lives in an alternative and technological future city and who gradually becomes a cyberpunk.

The Last of Us [HBO Max]

Another title based on an electronic game franchise, The Last of Us covers the events of the first official game of the same name in the series. Starring Pedro Pascal, HBO’s production takes place in a post-apocalyptic future, when 20 years after a deadly virus infects most of the population, one of the few survivors finds himself in charge of leading a girl on a dangerous journey across the US .

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The Last of Us (Image: Press Release / HBO Max)

Agatha: House of Harkness

Spin-off de WandaVision, Agatha: House of Harkness is an original Disney+ production. Still without many details of its plot disclosed, it is already known that the series will focus on the protagonist’s origin story (played again by actress Kathryn Hahn) and on some of her adventures lived as a powerful sorceress.

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Agatha: House of Harkness (Image: Publicity / Disney+)

And now tell us, which of these series that premiere in 2022 you can’t wait to watch?!

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