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The best new TV shows coming your way in 2022 and beyond

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
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The new TV shows coming soon are looking good. Very good. Prepared to be glued to your televisions for the foreseeable future. If you thought there was already too much to watch, major streamers are coming out with brand new must-see shows that you won't want to miss. This fall, for instance, we can expect Amazon Prime Video and HBO Max to go head-to-head with two massive fantasy shows: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon.

What other new TV shows are on the way? Well, you're in the right place as we dive head-first into everything you should be excited about. This isn't an exhaustive list, but an editorially chosen one of the things we're most excited for in 2022.

Under the Banner of Heaven

Andrew Garfield in Under the Banner of Heaven

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Under the Banner of Heaven release date:  April 28, 2022
Available on: Hulu

Andrew Garfield stars in his first small-screen leading role as Jeb Pyre, an LDS church elder and local detective who is tasked with investigating the gruesome murder of a young mother that appears to be connected to an affluent Utah family. A devout Mormon all his life, Pyre suddenly finds himself becoming disillusioned as he dives deeper and deeper into the case.

Shining Girls

Elisabeth Moss in Shining Girls

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Shining Girls release date: April 29, 2022
Available on: Apple TV Plus

Chicago newspaper archivist Kirby Mazrachi (Elisabeth Moss) is forced to put her journalism career on hold after she survives a brutal attack that leaves her in a constantly shifting reality. The series is based on author Lauren Beukes' best-selling novel of the same name.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Anson Mount as Captain Pike in Star Trek Strange New Worlds

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds release date: May 5, 2022
Available on: Paramount Plus

A spin-off of Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds tells the tale of Captain Pike and the crew of the USS Enterprise before The Original Series. Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, and Ethan Peck return as Pike, Number One, and Spock, reprising their roles from Discovery. Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley is set to play James T. Kirk in a planned second season.


Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Obi-Wan release date: May 27, 2022
Available on: Disney Plus

Ewan McGregor returns as the iconic Jedi Master Obi Wan-Kenobi in this new spin-off series, which takes place some 10 years after the events of Star Wars Episode III. After defeating his friend-turned-foe Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan is now tasked with watching over Anakin's son Luke. Hayden Christensen is set to reprise his role as Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker, marking his first on-screen appearance in the Star Wars universe since 2005's Revenge of the Sith.

Stranger Things season 4

The cast of Stranger Things

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Stranger Things season 4 release date: May 27, 2022
Available on: Netflix

Stranger Things season 4 takes place six months since the Battle of Starcourt, and follow Mike, Eleven, and co. as they're separated for the first time. Life goes on and things seem normal for a while, until a new and horrifying threat bubbles to the surface. What's scarier than a Demogorgon? The kids are about to find out.

The Boys season 3

Chase Crawford in The Boys

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The Boys release date: June 3, 2022

 Available on: Amazon Prime Video

According to creator Eric Kripke, season 3 of The Boys will "explore The Seven before The Seven." The series will introduce Soldier Boy, played by Supernatural star Jensen Ackles, and do a deep dive into the sinister origins of Vought. Through Soldier Boy, the season will explore the history of America and explain how we "ended up in the current fraught position that we're in."

Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel trailer

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Ms. Marvel release date: June 8, 2022
Available on: Disney Plus

Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) is a 16-year-old Pakistani-American teen from Jersey City who looks up to Captain Marvel. Kamala struggles to fit in at school until she starts to gain her shape-shifting powers and become a superhero of her own. The two will join forces in The Marvels, aka Captain Marvel 2, which is set to hit theaters in 2023. 

House of the Dragon

Matt Smith in House of the Dragon

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House of the Dragon elease date: August 21, 2022
Available on: HBO Max

The ten-episode prequel House of the Dragon, based on George R.R. Martin's novel Fire & Blood, will chronicle the rise and fall of the House of Targaryen as they fight in a grisly civil war known as the Dance of Dragons. Doctor Who's Matt Smith will star as Daemon Targaryen, prince of the Targaryen dynasty.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power release date: September 2, 2022
Available on: Amazon Prime Video

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power takes place thousands of years before Frodo and Sam began their journey to Mordor. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.

Secret Invasion

Nick Fury in Secret Invasion

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Release date: TBC 2022
Available on: Disney Plus

Secret Invasion follows the Skrulls, shape-shifting aliens who have been infiltrating earth for years. Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders will reprise their roles as Nick Fury and Maria Hill, with Emilia Clarke set to star in an undisclosed role. Find out much more about all the new Marvel TV shows through that link.

Rick and Morty season 6

Rick and Morty anime short

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Rick and Morty season 6 release date: TBC 2022
Available on: Hulu

Though plot details for Rick and Morty season 6 have yet to be revealed, it's possible that things will pick up right where season 5 left off – with Evil Morty blowing up The Citadel and destroying the Central Finite Curve. Though given the show's impossibly 'meta' nature. the new season could start over on a clean slate and act as if nothing ever happened.

The Witcher season 3

The Witcher season 2

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The Witcher season 3 release date: TBC 2023
Available on: Netflix

The Witcher season 3 is based on The Time of Contempt, the second book in Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher saga. According to Netflix, the official synopsis is: "As monarchs, mages, and beasts of the Continent compete to capture her, Geralt takes Ciri of Cintra into hiding, determined to protect his newly-reunited family against those who threaten to destroy it."

Vikings: Valhalla season 2

Vikings: Valhalla

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Vikings: Valhalla season 2 release date: TBC 2023
Available on: Netflix

Season 1 of Vikings: Valhalla ended with Emma returning to the throne in England, though Kattegat has ultimately been left without a ruler. Though plot details for Vikings: Valhalla season 2 have not yet been released, we can assume that season three will center on Harald's newfound status as public enemy number one and Freydis's rule as 'The Last,' the savior of the Viking people.

Cobra Kai season 5

Cobra Kai season 4

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Cobra Kai season 5 release date: TBC 2023
Available on: Netflix

The martial arts comedy-drama's fifth season sees Terry Silver open new dojos all across the valley, following Cobra Kai's dishonorable win at the All Valley tournament. Despite promising to quit teaching karate should Miyagi-Do or Eagle Fang fail to win the tournament, Daniel LaRusso is still intent on bringing down Cobra Kai and enlists former antagonist Chozen for help.

Bridgerton season 3

Simone Ashley and Jonathan Bailey in Bridgerton

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Bridgerton season 3 release date: TBC 2023
Available on: Netflix

Bridgerton is based on Julia Quinn's book series consisting of eight novels that follow each of the eight siblings as they find love. Season 1 and 2 have, appropriately, covered books one and two, which tell Daphne and Anthony's stories. Though it seems likely Bridgerton's third season will be based on the third book in the series, which focuses on Penelope and Colin, producer Shonda Rhimes says that they "may not be going in order" necessarily. 

Loki season 2

Sophia Di Martino and Tom Hiddleston in Loki

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Loki season 2 release date: TBC 2023 or 2024
Available on: Disney Plus

Loki is Marvel's first Disney Plus limited series to be granted a second season. The first season ended in chaos, as Sylvie's slaying of He Who Remains has set off a multiverse war. Loki is left stranded in another dimension, where a statue of Kang the Conqueror is present. Though nothing has been confirmed, it's likely that Loki season 2 will take place in a world where Kang has taken over as leader of the TVA and all other timelines.

The Last of Us TV show

Joel teaching Ellie to use a sniper rifle in The Last of Us

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The Last of Us TV show release date: TBC 2023
Available on: HBO Max

HBO first announced its television adaptation of Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic survival adventure game back in 2020. In a post-apocalyptic United States ravaged by a virus, Pedro Pascal plays Joel, a jaded man tasked with smuggling an immune 14-year-old girl named Ellie (Bella Ramsey) across the border and into a rebel militia's safehouse. What starts as a small job quickly becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey that takes them across the US and into treacherous territory where they must lean on one other to survive.

For more on new releases, check out our lists of the most exciting upcoming movies and movie release dates to look out for.

Lauren Milici
Lauren Milici

Lauren Milici is a Senior Entertainment Writer for GamesRadar+ currently based in the Midwest. She previously reported on breaking news for The Independent's Indy100 and created TV and film listicles for Ranker. Her work has been published in Fandom, Nerdist, Paste Magazine, Vulture, PopSugar, Fangoria, and more. Her first collection of poetry, "FINAL GIRL," sold out of print. Her second collection, "Sad Sexy Catholic," is forthcoming in 2023.