Netflix Original series has had an unmistakable influence on the television landscape in recent years, and that does not appear to be changing anytime soon. The original series has achieved sustained popularity on the global platform due to their normally large budgets and suitability with binge-watching viewers.
Along with returning favorites like Stranger Things, Netflix is introducing a fresh slate of original material this year, including prequels, spin-offs, and comic book adaptations. Though Netflix does not usually disclose the actual release dates of its programs until they are closer to their debut, all of the following are set to premiere in 2022.
The Woman In The House Across The Street From The Girl In The Window
With such a lengthy title, it’s difficult to forget Kristen Bell’s new dark comedic thriller The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window. The miniseries, which will be published on January 28th, follows Bell’s character Anna as she witnesses a murder in the house across the street. At least, that’s what she thinks she saw.
This series, produced by Will Ferrell, is intended to be a parody of films with similar names and concepts, such as The Girl on the Train and The Woman in the Window, but the series’ ability to balance comedy with the genuine mystery at the heart of the story makes this examination of such narratives a compelling premise.
Set several years after the conclusion of the historical drama series Vikings, the spin-off series Vikings: Valhalla will focus on some of history’s most renowned Vikings, including Leif Eriksson and English King Canute the Great.
The show is due to launch on February 25th, but filming on season 2 has already begun, indicating that there is still much of the Vikings narrative to be told. The program will be set around a time when the Vikings had a substantial presence in England and will examine the complexities of such an expansion.
The Sandman, based on Neil Gaiman’s comic book series of the same name, chronicles the narrative of Morpheus, also known as Dream, one of seven Endless beings who fight to recapture his realm after being imprisoned for almost a century.
Tom Sturridge plays the title character, with Game of Thrones actors Charles Dance and Gwendoline Christie playing occultist Roderick Burgess and Lucifer, respectively. Given that adaptation projects for The Sandman have been active since the 1990s, the series has been anticipated for decades.
Witcher: Blood Origin
While unanswered concerns from The Witcher season 2 are unlikely to be addressed in this prequel episode, fans eager for more fantasy adventures in Geralt’s realm will be relieved to learn that The Witcher: Blood Origin will be released this year.
Blood Origin set 1200 years before the events of The Witcher series will explore how the first Witcher came to be while also exploring the then-intact culture of Elven people, with a cast lead by Michelle Yeoh and Sophia Brown.
This horror-comedy series directed by Tim Burton follows Wednesday Addams as she navigates life as a high-school student at Nevermore Academy. It is a coming-of-age narrative that balances the enigmatic past of the Addams family with Wednesday’s current obstacles.
Though little information about the program has been revealed, filming is presently taking place in Romania. Jenna Ortega will portray Wednesday, with Catherine Zeta-Jones playing Morticia Addams and Luis Guzmán acting as Gomez.