Published on January 27th, 2022 | by The Editor0
The Most Ancipated Netflix Originals of 2022
Netflix has evolved in the past decade from being a mere streaming platform for licensed movies and shows to being a hub of original content all its own. Over 50% of the streaming service now comprises content made exclusively for the platform. It seems as though every weekend there is some new TV series or movie debuting on the channel. As such, it can be hard to keep up with everything new arriving. With that in mind, here are a few originals to keep an eye out for in 2022.
As a sequel series to the cult hit Vikings, Valhalla continues the historical drama 100 years later. Europe has changed greatly as the English royals expand their rule and the Vikings find their numbers reduced. The conflict of Christian and Pagan continues to grow more intense as war breaks out across the continent, spanning oceans and battlefields. All of it leads up to the climactic finale with the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066, bringing the Viking age to a bitter closure. The series stars Laura Berlin, Sam Corlett, Bradley Freegard, Frida Gustavsson, Caroline Henderson, and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson.
Based on the British sitcom Murder in Successville by Andy Brereton and Avril Spary, this murder-mystery comedy series follows the investigations of Senior Detective Terry Seattle, played by Will Arnett. He solves intriguing murders with a celebrity guest who attempt to crack the case without much of any script to go from. The guest stars lined up for the six-episode series includes Annie Murphy, Conan O’Brien, Ken Jeong, Kumail Nanjiani, Marshawn Lynch, Sharon Stone, and Erinn Hayes. The show additionally stars Haneefah Wood, Lilan Bowden, and Phillip Smithey as supporting characters.
The Cuphead Show
Based on the hit video game, The Cuphead Show takes place in a retro cartoon world filled with rubber, anthropomorphized characters, akin to 1930s animation. The plucky Cuphead always looks on the bright side of life while his brother, Mugman, is less trustful of the world. They’ll both have to team up to save themselves when the devil ropes them into an odd adventure of taking on evil when greed infests their colorful land. The animated series features the voices of Tru Valentino, Frank Todaro, Luke Millington Drake, Joe Hanna, Grey Griffin, Wayne Brady, and Dave Wasson.
A group of high school students find themselves trapped in their own school when a zombie outbreak occurs in their halls. With no escape possible, the teenagers must figure out a way to survive when cornered by the undead who wants to chew on their flesh. If they fail, they may just end up as the creatures they attempt to fight back. Based on the animated series Now at Our School by Joo Dong-geun, this horror series stars Yoon Chan-young, Park Ji-hoo, Cho Yi-hyun, Park Solomon, and Yoo In-soo.
Neil Gaiman’s fantastically conceived comic book saga is finally making the jump from the pages to the streaming screen. The surreal fantasy follows the character of Dream, aka Morpheus. He’s a member of the collective known as the Endless that includes Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, and Destruction. Having been imprisoned for years, Dream sets about to restore the kingdom of dreams. The series stars an all-star ensemble that includes Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Jenna Coleman, Niamh Walsh, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Kyo Ra, Stephen Fry, Razane Jammal, Sandra James Young, and Patton Oswalt.