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Our picks for the 15 most anticipated summer 2022 TV shows on streaming
Remember when watching TV in the summer months was mostly catching up on reruns or maybe checking out some new reality or game shows? Not anymore. The summer 2022 TV shows that are coming to streaming services like Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Apple TV Plus, and HBO Max include some of their biggest scripted series of the year. From Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends, you can expect to stream and watch big-budget Star Wars and Marvel shows, some returning favorites, and most interestingly, two big high fantasy franchise shows launching just two weeks apart.
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Here are our picks for the most anticipated summer 2022 TV shows. Some of these series could change their launch dates, and if that happens, we will update this article accordingly. Also, some major new and returning shows have yet to announce a specific date, so we will update this article when we have that information.
Most Anticipated Summer 2022 TV Shows
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Season One (Disney Plus, First Episodes Available Now)
Why it’s highly anticipated: It’s Ewan McGregor back playing Obi-Wan Kenobi as this series explores some of what happened between Episodes III and IV of the main Skywalker saga of Star Wars films. Plus, Darth Vader’s back as well.
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Stranger Things Season Four (Netflix; Part One available now; Part 2 July 1)
Why it’s highly anticipated: The gang from Hawkins, Indiana, may be partially separated, but they are still fighting a new big bad from the Upside Down. Plus, we have to find out why Sheriff Hopper is in Siberia.
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The Boys Season Three (Amazon Prime Video; Available Now)
Why it’s highly anticipated: The “supes” that most of the world worships will be doing pretty depraved things this new season. We also get the new Captain America-type character Soldier Boy, who may look like he is in his mid-30s but is actually close to 100 years old.
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The Orville New Horizons Season Three (Hulu; Available now)
Why it’s highly anticipated: Seth MacFarlane’s homage to Star Trek got better and better in its first two seasons when it was on Fox. We expect things to get much better in this new season now that it’s on Hulu, with more freedom to do some interesting storylines.
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Ms Marvel Season One (Disney Plus; June 8)
Why it’s highly anticipated: This Marvel Cinematic Universe series looks like it will offer some Spider-Man coming-of-age vibes, as a teenage girl who adores Captain Marvel gets superpowers of her own.
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For All Mankind Season Three (Apple TV Plus; June 10)
Why it’s highly anticipated: The show that explores an alternate history of the space race between the US and the Soviet Union continues this season as the two countries, plus a private corporation, are all trying to be the first to land a person on Mars.
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The Umbrella Academy Season Three (Netflix; June 22)
Why it’s highly anticipated: The quirky superhero team went back in time and saved the world in season two, but they have returned to the present day to see that their timeline has changed. They must now face their alternate Sparrow Academy members.
Only Murders In The Building Season Two (Hulu; June 28)
Why it’s highly anticipated: Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez are back in the second season of this acclaimed comedy-mystery series. We expect more high jinx as this unlikely trio tries to solve another murder.
The Terminal List Season One (Amazon Prime Video; July 1)
Why it’s highly anticipated: Chris Pratt will play a Navy SEAL who is the sole survivor of a mission that killed the rest of his team. However, he’s now seeking answers to what happened to him and his fellow SEAL team members.
Resident Evil Season One (Netflix: July 14)
Why it’s highly anticipated: We are hoping for a truly faithful adaptation of the Capcom horror action game series while also being a great TV show. The trailers promise some big monsters and lots of zombies.
The Sandman Season One (Netflix; August 5)
Why it’s highly anticipated: Neil Gaiman’s fantasy-horror comic book classic about the mystical being known as both Dream and The Sandman. is finally getting a live-action adaptation. Hopefully, it will please the many fans of the original and bring in some new fans.
She-Hulk: Attorney At Law Season One (Disney Plus: August 17)
Why it’s highly anticipated: The MCU is getting its first comedy sitcom, as Bruce Banner’s cousin Jennifer Walters turns into a bigger and greener version of herself. Expect some funny courtroom superhero stories, and we may also get some fourth-wall-breaking.
Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon Season One (HBO/HBO Max; August 21)
Why it’s highly anticipated: Even with the bad taste that came from the final season of Game of Thrones, this prequel series about the dragon-loving House Targaryen and its civil war could still be pretty awesome.
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Star Wars Andor Season One (Disney Plus: August 31)
Why it’s highly anticipated: Rogue One is the best of the Disney Star Wars movies. This prequel series, which will focus on one of its main characters, Cassian Andor, will also see how the Rebellion was first formed to fight the Empire. We expect to see some grim and gritty action in this show.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season One (Amazon Prime Video: September 2)
Why it’s highly anticipated: This is an attempt to make an all-new series that’s not an adaptation of any of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels. That takes some guts. It may also be the most expensive TV show ever made. Regardless, the first episodes should get a lot of people watching.
Most Anticipated Summer 2022 TV Shows — Honorable mentions
Many other summer 2022 TV shows are coming to streaming services that we will be looking to watch. Here are just some of them that didn’t make our top 15 list.
- Queer as Folk Season One (Peacock; June 9) — A new US adaptation of the acclaimed UK LGBTQ+ drama series.
- Peaky Blinders Season 6 (Netflix; June 10) — The acclaimed UK period crime drama reaches its final season.
- Evil Season 3 (Paramount Plus; June 12) — The team investigating unexplained religious phenomena is back.
- Dark Winds Season One (AMC Plus; June 12) — Two Navajo police officers investigate crime in the 1970s in this series based on books by Tony Hillerman.
- Love, Victor Season 3 (Hulu, Disney Plus; June 15) — The final season of the critically lauded teen drama.
- The Old Man (FX on Hulu; June 16) — Jeff Bridges stars as a former CIA agent living off the grid who is forced to go on the run from assassins.
- Moonhaven Season One (AMC Plus; June 30) — A future-set sci-fi show about a seemingly utopian society on the moon that could actually be very dangerous.
- Black Bird (Apple TV Plus July 8) — A series about an inmate asked by law enforcement to get a confession from a suspected serial killer while both are still in prison.
That’s our look at our most anticipated summer 2022 TV shows that are coming to streaming services. Again, we will be updating this list as more shows are announced, and other shows get final release dates.