Netflix on Tuesday locked out 2022 release dates for a few of its genre TV offerings, including vikings a kind of sequel and the supernatural horror series Archive 81.
Archive 81 actually leading the way with a premiere on Friday, January 14th. Inspired by the podcast of the same name, the series follows Dan Turner (played by Sorry for your loss‘Mamoudou Athie), an archivist who takes a job restoring a collection of damaged videotapes from 1994. Reconstructs the work of documentary filmmaker Melody Pendras (Altered carbon‘s Dina Shihabi), Dan is drawn into her investigation of a dangerous cult in the Visser apartment building. As the season unfolds across two timelines, Dan finds himself obsessed with revealing what happened to Melody – which ultimately causes the two to form a mysterious connection. Rebecca Sonnenshine (The boys) acts as a showrunner.
Next up, with a Friday, January 28, is In From the Cold, where a single mother (RevengeMargarita Levieva) finds her European vacation with her daughter derailed as the CIA forces her to confront her long-buried past as a Russian spy. Oh, and Mom is also a product of a highly rated KGB experiment that gave her “special abilities”! Adam Glass (Supernatural) acts as a showrunner.
On Tuesday, February 1, you will get season 2 off Upbringing of Dion, which follows the story of Nicole (Alisha Wainwright) and her son Dion (Ja’Siah Young), after Dion begins to manifest mysterious, superhero-like abilities. Two years after defeating the Crooked Man (Jason Ritter), season 2 finds Dion befriending Brayden (Griffin Robert Faulkner) – another driven boy – at which point a series of alarming events unfold.
Closing of the announced dates is Vikings: Valhalla, premiering Friday, February 25th. Set in the early 11th century (more than 100 years after the end of History’s history vikings series), the offshoot tells the story of some of the most famous Viking heroic adventures ever lived – the legendary explorer Leif Eriksson (played by Sabrina’s exciting adventure‘s Sam Corlett), his passionate and headstrong sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Dream‘s Frida Gustavsson), and the ambitious Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson (Sanditon‘s Leo Suter). Jeb Stuart acts as showrunner and exec producer next door vikings creator Michael Hirst and (many) others.
Additional (but not all!) 2022 releases on the “genre” front include Alice in the Borderland Season 2, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas (an animated expiration), The Cuphead Show! (animated), Lock and key Season 3, Magic: The Gathering (animated), The midnight club (a new horror offer from The Haunting of Hill House‘s Mike Flanagan), the long awaited The Sandman, Umbrella Academy Season 3 and of course Stranger Things 4 (currently earmarked for “summer”).
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