Last year was an incredible time for TV and film on Netflix – and this year is set to be no different.
As people were told to stay at home in various lockdowns, Netflix became a staple for many households with its addictive series.
This year, loads of new TV shows and films will join the streaming platform, and British favourites such as Bridgerton and The Crown will return with fresh seasons.
New gripping dramas will also land on Netflix this January, including the highly-anticipated The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window.
Here is a round-up of just some of the TV shows, film, and favourite series coming to Netflix in 2022:
Based on a series of romance novels by Julia Quinn, the drama was an instant hit when it launched at Christmas in 2020.
And it’s now set to return for series two on March 25 – with more gossip from Lady Whistledown.
Male lead Rege-Jean Page, who played Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, will not be returning for the latest season.
However, viewers can expect elaborate costumes and more of a focus on one of the Bridgerton brothers, Anthony (Jonathan Bailey).
Ricky Gervais’ hit series After Life returns for its third and final season on January 14.
It’s bound to make us cry, so have tissues at the ready!
The highly acclaimed TV series returns to the platform for season four on January 21.
Starring Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, and Sofia Hublitz, it sees a financial adviser drag his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss.
It’s a long wait for fans of The Crown as the next instalment won’t land until November 2022.
Season five will see a new cast portraying the Royal Family and will cover the events of the 1990s.
Imelda Staunton will take over from Olivia Colman as the Queen, while Josh O’Connor is replaced by Dominic West as Prince Charles.
Meanwhile, Emma Corrin will be replaced as Princess Diana by Elizabeth Debicki.
Despite Netflix recently dropping season four of Selling Sunset, it left us on a cliffhanger wanting more.
Season five is set to explore Chrishell’s relationship with Jason – and it looks like the Oppenheim realtors were taken aback by the news if the trailer is anything to go by.
Too Hot To Handle
Too Hot To Handle is also making a return in the new year, with season three set to air on January 19.
It’s the reality dating show where singletons have to prove their abstinence in order to win a $100,000 grand prize.
The second series of Netflix’s hit show Cheer will address the investigation into one of its stars Jerry Harris, who has been charged with producing child sexual abuse images.
Harris, 22, is alleged to have admitted receiving images from “at least between 10-15 other individuals he knew were minors,” according to US prosecutors.
Series two is due to air on January 12.
The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window
A new gripping TV series is set to launch on Netflix on January 28, going by the very catchy name of The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window.
It’s a dark comedy starring The Good Place’s Kristen Bell, who believes she’s witnessed a murder, but no one believes her.
Mother/Android is a dystopian sci-fi thriller that takes place in a post-apocalyptic universe. Chloe Grace Moretz takes the lead role.
The film will air on January 7.
A dedicated journalist doggedly pursues the truth about a government corruption scandal even as powerful enemies seek to neutralize her reporting.
The Japanese TV drama lands on January 13.
The hit sci-fi TV drama will return to Netflix in mid-2022 for season four.
It’s a new American drama miniseries created and produced by Shonda Rhimes, based on the New York article How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People by Jessica Pressler.
Inventing Anna arrives on February 11.
Munich – The Edge Of War
This British film is based upon Robert Harris’ novel and stars Jeremy Irons, George MacKay, Jannis Niewöhner, Sandra Hüller, Liv Lisa Fries, August Diehl, Jessica Brown Findlay, Anjli Mohindra, and Ulrich Matthes.
Netflix says: “Two friends. One moment in history. An espionage thriller like no other. MUNICH – THE EDGE OF WAR, in cinemas January and on Netflix 21 January.”
A new saga begins 100 years after the original series concludes, dramatizing the adventures of the most famous Vikings who ever lived, Netflix says.
Coming February 25.
An archivist takes a job restoring damaged videotapes and gets pulled into the vortex of a mystery involving the missing director and a demonic cult, Netflix says.
Coming January 14
Chosen is a Danish TV series that follows a 17-year-old girl who sees her world turned upside down when she discovers the disturbing truth lurking in their quiet town.
Arriving January 27.
Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness lets his curiosity lead the way as he roves from snacks to wigs in this podcast spin-off chock-full of experts and special guests.
Landing January 28.
All Of Us Are Dead
A high school becomes ground zero for a zombie virus outbreak. Trapped students must fight their way out — or turn into one of the rabid infected.
Coming January 28.
More to come soon in 2022
Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas
Firefly Lane – season 2
Grace and Frankie – season 7
In From the Cold
Locke and Key – season 3
Magic: The Gathering
The Midnight Club
Raising Dion – season 2
Sweet Magnolias – season 2
The Umbrella Academy – season 3
Four to Dinner
The Club – season 2
Johnny Test – season 2
Undercover – season 3
In From the Cold
The Orbital Children