Ready to just finish 2021 and start 2022? Well, apparently Netflix is with you. Today, the company offered a preview of what they called their “genre series slate” for next year, giving previews of 18 new and recurring shows in worlds of fantasy, horror, sci-fi, superheroes and so on. It’s not even December yet! Netflix does not care.
First, they announced release dates for three new series (and a new season of a recurring hit) coming in the first two months of 2022. They are …
Then they ran down with 14 more shows scheduled for the rest of the year, including the animated spinoff of Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, new seasons of Lock and key and Stranger Things, and The Witchers new spinoff series. Here they are all with their official synopsis from Netflix …
Alice in Borderland: Season 2
The epic live-action adaptation of the hit manga by Haro Aso – where young people are forced to play matches to survive in the mysterious world of the borderland – is coming back for another season! To unravel the mysteries of the borderland and return to our world, Arisu, Usagi and their companions have to take to the next stage, where even more gruesome games await them. Will they finally be able to shed light on the mysteries of the Borderland? The unpredictable adventure continues … Alice in the Borderland is based on the original graphic novel of the same name by Haro Aso, directed and written by Shinsuke Sato as well as Yoshiki Watabe and Yasuko Kuramitsu.
All of us are dead
All of us are dead is a story about people trapped in a high school where a zombie virus is spreading and those trying to save them while extreme situations filled with surprises unfold.
Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas
The animated series tells the origin story of Scott (Dave Bautista) and his rescue crew during the first fall in Vegas as they confront the mysterious source of the zombie outbreak. The series will be Executive Produced by Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Wesley Coller from The Stone Quarry along with Jay Olivia and Shay Hatten. Zack Snyder is to instruct two sections. Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight returns and It’s shaking) will be showrunning as well as instructing two episodes of the series.
The Cuphead Show
The character-driven comedy follows the unique misfortune of the impulsive Cuphead and his cautious but easily influenced brother Mugman. Through their many mishaps across their surreal home on the Inkwell Isles, they have always got each other’s back. The new series will expand on Cuphead’s characters and world with an animated style inspired by the classic Fleischer cartoons of the 1930s. For King Features, CJ Kettler will act as Executive Producer, and creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer will act as Executive Producers for Studio MDHR.
The animated series tells an independent 10-episode story of a street child trying to survive in a city of the future, obsessed with technology and body modifications. Since he has everything to lose, he chooses to stay alive by becoming an edgerunner – a mercenary, also known as a cyberpunk. CD PROJEKT RED, the company behind the Cyberpunk 2077 video game, produces the series with a creative team consisting of talent from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077. The team at CD PROJEKT RED has been working on this new series since 2018. The acclaimed Japanese-based animation company , Studio Trigger, will serve as the animation studio in the series and bring the Cyberpunk world to life with their signature, vibrant style.
When it’s time for teenage vampire Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook) to commit her first murder so she can take her place among a powerful vampire family, she sets her sights on a new girl in town named Calliope (Imani Lewis). But to Juliette’s great surprise, Calliope is a vampire hunter from a family of famous killers. Both experience that the other will not be so easy to kill and unfortunately far too easy to fall for. Felicia D. Henderson (The Punisher, Empire, Gossip Girl, Soul Food) is the author, showrunner and executive producer of First Kill, which is based on the short story by New York Times bestselling author Victoria “VE” Schwab, who is also the author and executive producer for the series. Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss act as executive producers through Belletrist Productions.
Lock and key: Season 3
The Locke family reveals more magic in Keyhouse, while a new threat – the most dangerous to date – threatens Matheson with his own plans for the keys. From Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House), Lock and key is a growing mystery about love, loss and the unshakable bonds that define the family. Locke and key on Netflix is the TV adaptation of the best-selling comic book by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez for IDW Entertainment.
Magic: The Gathering
Coming soon in 2022 is Magic: The Gathering, a brand new animated event series from Entertainment One (eOne) Hasbro’s global entertainment studio. Magic: The Gathering’s compelling characters, amazing worlds and deeply strategic gameplay have entertained and delighted fans for more than 25 years.
The midnight club
A new horror series from Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy (The Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass) based on the creative works of bestselling author Christopher Pike. Cast include Iman Benson, Adia, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Aya Furukawa, Annarah Cymone, William Chris Sumpter, Sauriyan Sapkota, Zach Gilford, Matt Biedel, Samantha Sloyan, Larsen Thompson, William B. Davis, Crystal Balint, Patricia Drake and Heather Langenkamp.
Resident Evil is a series of scripts for live action that will tell a whole new story based on Capcom’s legendary video game series. Nearly three decades after the discovery of the T-virus, an outbreak reveals the dark secrets of the Umbrella Corporation. With Lance Reddick as Albert Wesker along with Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph and Paola Nuñez.
A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy, where contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly intertwined, The Sandman follows the people and places influenced by Morpheus, the dream king, as he corrects the cosmic – and human – mistakes he has made during his enormous existence. The Sandman is a new dark fantasy series based on the cartoon series created for DC by Neil Gaiman (Good Omens, Coraline).
Stranger Things 4
A love letter to the classic genre films of the 80s that captured a generation, Stranger Things is an exciting drama set in the seemingly normal Midwestern city of Hawkins, Indiana. After a boy disappears into thin air, his close-knit group of friends and family search for answers and are drawn into a high-stakes and deadly series of events. Beneath the surface of their ordinary city lurks an extraordinary supernatural mystery lurking along with top-secret government experiments and a dangerous gateway that connects our world with a powerful but eerie realm. Friendships will be tested, and lives will be changed, as what they discover will change Hawkins and possibly the world – forever.
Umbrella Academy: Season 3
On the same day in 1989, 43 infants were born to random, unmarried women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates ‘The Umbrella Academy’. In 2019, the alienated family is reunited after the news of their father’s mysterious passing, but begins to break down due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse. After failing to save the world, the siblings travel back in time to escape, but it goes awry, spreading them over different periods in 1960s Dallas. Five is the last to land, slamming dab in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, which turns out to be a result of the group’s timeline disruption – once again. After finally being reunited and putting an end to the doomsday of the 1960s, Umbrella Academy returns home to 2019, convinced that they set the timeline and therefore prevented the initial apocalypse from ever happening. But after a brief moment of celebration, they realize that things are not exactly as they left them … Welcome to Sparrow Academy.
The Witcher: Blood Origin
Set in an elves world 1200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin will tell a story that has been lost – the creation of the first prototype Witcher and the events leading up to the central “connection between the spheres”, as the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one.
The most popular movies on Netflix this week
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