Netflix is gearing up to release new seasons of several fan-favorite shows in 2022. The year hasn’t ended yet and the streaming platform is ready to give its viewers a platform full of shows to watch in the upcoming year. In the previous year, the number of OTT viewers has increased rapidly. And several big production studios are interested in releasing their cine materials on these platforms.
Previously, Netflix had only a few competitors that included Amazon Prime and Hulu. However, now the streaming platform is competing with platforms such as HBO Max, Disney+, Peacock, Paramount, and more.
Hence, it’s important for Netflix to constantly pump out new shows and bring new seasons for already running shows. Also, the platform has always strived to bring original shows to the audience. The massive success of Squid Game is certainly an example of this strategy.
Here’s a quick rundown of the shows that will be returning with new seasons in 2022.
Stranger Things Season 4
Stranger Things fans will be excited to hear that the show will return with season 4 in 2022 on Netflix. Although the show is still to get a premiere date, the streaming platform has confirmed that the audience will get to see season 4 in 2022.
The show will pass its 3-year mark when it releases its 4th season, however, the craze of fans to watch where the story goes hasn’t gone down. The fans will be interested to see that the previous lawman Jim Hopper is alive and living in Russia. Although the show might not have the same viewership as the first season, however, the audience will certainly give Netflix new streaming records.
The Crown Season 5
The breakout show for Netflix will return with a season 5 in 2022. The show also doesn’t have a fixed premiere date yet but Netflix has confirmed its return and ordered a sixth and final season too.
The show is based on the life and events of the reigning Queen Elizabeth II. The fourth season saw events like Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister and Prince Charles’ rocky marriage with Princess Diana. Although several actors have changed in the shows over the years, all of them have garnered a lot of praise from the audience.
Ozark Season 4
Over the years after its release, Ozark has gained recognition and an ardent following on Netflix. And now it stands amongst some of the popular Netflix shows. Ozark will also get a season 4 in 2022. Just like the previous shows, Ozark also doesn’t have a firm premiere date.
The fans will be quite excited to see how the story of the Bryde family ends. The show’s lead actors Jason Bateman and Laura Linney are bringing some of the best work of their careers for the show. Ozark season 4 will release in two parts over the course of 2022.
The Umbrella Academy Season 3
Netflix is ready to bring season 3 of its own superhero show. Although much of the superhero space is filled with Marvel shows on Disney+, The Umbrella Academy is Netflix’s entrant in this space of storytelling. The show is based on characters from Dark Horse Comics and shows a group of adopted siblings with superhero powers.
They reunite after their father’s demise. And the stakes are quite high. Again, there is no premiere date for the show but it will release sometime in 2022. One of the most interesting things to see will be in which direction the showrunners will take the character of Vanya Hargreeves. This is important to see after the public gender transition announcement of actor Elliot Page.
Ultraman Season 2
Ultraman season 1 was released in 2019. So, it is a pretty long wait for fans to see season 2 in 2022. However, it is a great addition to the Anime category of the streaming platform. Ultraman is based on the manga series of the same name. The manga series also has only one entry in this franchise. But the show is certainly a good offering to Anime fans.
Ghost In The Shell: SAC_2045 Season 2
Another Anime offering by Netflix, Ghost In The Shell: SAC_2045 Season 2 is based on the long-running manga in Japanese multimedia. The manga has already been adapted in a movie that was quite controversial and starred Scarlett Johansson.
Unsolved Mysteries Volume 3
Netflix rebooted this fan-favorite series and brought back some fascinating crimes that have baffled law enforcement. The platform brought the first 2 seasons in 2020. The third season will release in 2022. Presumably, season 3 will also have six episodes just like previous seasons.
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