It’s time to buy new batteries for your remotes and stock up on your favorite snacks because there are a lot of exciting shows set to premiere in the spring and summer of 2022. Fans of well-known franchises will not be disappointed, as Star Wars, Game Of Thrones, and Lord of the Rings are set to get their own spin-off shows.
On top of the series fans are almost guaranteed to love, lovers of true crime and video games are sure to be satisfied as well. Be sure to check out these exciting new shows coming out in the next few months, which are bound to make viewers’ summers more entertaining.
10 Under The Banner Of Heaven Dives Into Extreme Religion
Under the Banner of Heaven stars Andrew Garfield as Detective Jeb Pyre, whose faith is tested as he is called to investigate a brutal killing, which seems to be related to a family of extreme fundamentalists in the LDS church.
This series is based on a true story and was interpreted from the book of the same name by Jon Krakauer. It’ll be interesting for viewers to see Garfield in this serious role, as many are used to him playing silly, likable characters. Under the Banner of Heaven will premiere on April 28th on Hulu.
9 The Staircase Fictionalizes A True-Crime Story That Took Over The Nation
The Staircase stars Colin Firth as Michael Peterson, and Toni Collette as his wife Kathleen. This series is based on the Netflix documentary of the same name that captivated audiences in 2018. Michael was charged with pushing Kathleen down their staircase in 2001, resulting in her death.
The series portrays the events leading up to Kathleen’s death, and Michael’s fight to prove his innocence. Fans of the documentary are sure to enjoy the fictionalized version just as much, with a star-studded cast including Sophie Turner and Patrick Schwarzenegger. The Staircase is set to premiere on May 5th on HBO Max.
8 Obi-Wan Kenobi Brings Beloved Characters Back To Screens Everywhere
Obi-Wan Kenobi brings back Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan and Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. Star Wars fans are bound to love this series, which takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and follows Obi-Wan on Tatooine as he watches over the young Luke Skywalker.
Star Wars fans have been treated with plenty of new material, beginning with The Mandalorian, and there is more to come in the following years. Many are excited to see McGregor and Christensen reunite after twenty years and give insight into what happens between the trilogies. Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to premiere on May 27th on Disney Plus.
7 Stranger Things Is Making Its Long-Awaited Come Back
Stranger Things Season 4 has been long-awaited, as it has been almost three years since the previous season premiered. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the fourth season, which was delayed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This season begins with Hopper’s imprisonment in Russia, and viewers finally get to see what happens after the battle in the Starcourt Mall. The season also showcases the kids as they grow and deal with high school, on top of an impending doom from the Upside Down. Part one of Stranger Things Season 4 is set to premiere on May 27th on Netflix, and part two will premiere on July 1st.
6 Ms. Marvel Is A Coming-Of-Age Superhero Origin Story
Ms. Marvel stars Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, a teenage superhero superfan. Kamala, a Muslim American in Jersey City, is already balancing high school and friends, and then she gets her newfound superpowers.
In the comics, Kamala has polymorphous powers, meaning she can super-stretch her body like Mrs. Incredible, though it looks like her powers will be a little different on the show. Kamala idolizes Captain Marvel, and this origin story likely sets the character up for her appearance in The Marvels with Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau. Ms. Marvel is set to premiere June 8th on Disney Plus.
5 Dear Pony: Keep This Between Us Exposes The Dark Side Of High Schools
Dear Pony: Keep This Between Us, which may contain topics that might be triggering for some, is a documentary that follows a woman as she examines her past relationship with a high school teacher. This series focuses on the dangers of grooming in high schools and what signs students and parents should be aware of.
This series is likely to be dark but educational and can benefit many, especially students or parents with kids of high school age. Grooming by some teachers is an epidemic that is being exposed more and more often, and it is important that it be brought to light. Dear Pony: Keep This Between Us is set to premiere on June 15th on Freeform.
4 The Terminal List Sheds Light On The Dangers Of Military Operations
The Terminal List stars Chris Pratt as James Reece, a Navy SEAL whose entire platoon is ambushed in battle. Once he returns home, Reece has odd memories about the event and decides to investigate why the attack happened. Throughout his search, he starts to uncover dark secrets that could put him and his family in danger.
The Terminal List is based on the first book by the same name in a series written by Jack Carr, a real former Navy SEAL, and is set to premiere on July 1st on Amazon Prime.
3 Resident Evil Expands The Franchise Even Further
Resident Evil is based on the video game series that has expanded into a franchise full of live-action movies, animated films, novels, and more. Fans of the franchise can expect another edition with this series, which takes place in two different timelines.
The first story revolves around sisters Jade and Billie moving to New Raccoon City, where they start to uncover secrets that could change everything they know. The second story is set ten years later, when a virus has taken out most of the population, and one of the sister’s efforts to survive. Resident Evil is set to premiere on July 14th on Netflix.
2 House Of The Dragon Is Sure To Please Game Of Thrones Fans
House of the Dragon stars Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen of the House Targaryen. This series is a prequel to Game of Thrones, taking place 200 years prior to the events of the well-loved show.
The new series is based on George R. R. Martin’s novel Fire & Blood and portrays the events leading up to the Targaryen civil war. Fans of the popular show are bound to enjoy this prequel, which gives them a deeper understanding of the events they know and the characters they love. House of the Dragon is set to premiere on August 21st on HBO.
1 Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power Is Another Prequel Fans Will Enjoy
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is a prequel that takes place thousands of years before J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, giving fans a deeper insight into the stories they love. This series tells the tale of one of the evilest villains the franchise has ever seen on a quest to destroy the world.
Fans will meet new characters – and see some they already know and love – on their journey to save Middle-earth. Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is set to premiere on September 2nd on Amazon Prime.