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Upcoming Netflix shows and movies you won’t want to miss

Add these 10 exciting titles to your Netflix watchlist.
May 14, 2022
What to watch on Netflix
Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority

Netflix is constantly updating its library of original content, and every few weeks, the platform gives us a glimpse of some upcoming TV shows and movies. The streaming service is certainly not hitting the brakes on big-ticket titles, and if you can’t wait to see what’s in store, you’ve come to the right place. Obviously, not every upcoming Netflix title is on this list, but we’ve included all the ones that have a confirmed release date or at least an official teaser.

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So without further ado, here are all the upcoming Netflix TV shows and movies you can add to your watchlist right now. You can sign up for the service now at the link below:

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Netflix is still the leading premium streaming service, with over 200 million worldwide subscribers. It offers thousands of movies and TV shows to binge watch, including its always growing list of original films and series, including Stranger Things, The Witcher, Bridgerton, and many more.

Upcoming Netflix shows and movies

Editor’s note: We’ll regularly update this list of upcoming Netflix shows and movies as new ones and their release dates are announced.

The Gray Man

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This upcoming Netflix movie will be the streamer’s biggest original film ever — at least in terms of its budget — which is a sky-high $200 million. The movie itself stars Ryan Gosling as Court Gentry, a CIA assassin who uncovers some secrets he wasn’t supposed to see. As a result, he goes on the run, hunted by another CIA hit man, played (in a rare villain role) by Chris Evans. The film, which also stars Ana de Armas, Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page and Billy Bob Thorton, is being directed by Avengers Infinity War/Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo, and written by Joe Russo and their Avengers collaborators Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. It will be released in a limited number of movie theaters on July 15 before dropping on Netflix July 22.

Stranger Things 4 and 5


Netflix’s cult sci-fi show is coming back for a fourth installment in 2022. We expect more monsters and mayhem from the new season. The fourth season will have nine episodes and will split into two installments. The first episodes of season 4 will drop on May 27, and the final season 4 episodes debut on July 1. Netflix has also announced the fifth season of Stranger Things, which will be the final season of the series. There’s no word on when that season will debut.

Resident Evil Season 1


Capcom’s zombie survival horror game series is being adapted into a live action TV show. The upcoming Netflix show will tell its story over two timelines. In the past, we will see the origins of the T-virus and how it gets out into the world. In the present, we will see the world in full zombie apocalypse mode with the few remaining humans trying to survive. Hopefully, this series will be better than the many Resident Evil live-action feature films. The series is due on July 14.

Bridgeton Season 3

Will Tilston as Gregory Bridgerton, Florence Emilia Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton, Ruby Stokes as Francesca Bridgerton, Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton, Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, and Phoebe Dyvenor as Daphne Basset in Bridgerton season 2

Bridgerton became a surprise hit at the end of 2020, and the 19th century historical, and very adult, romantic drama returned for a second season early in 2022. A third season, with no date set, is already in the works, and it will diverge from the third novel in the book series. Deadline reports that the third season will focus on the characters of Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton.

The Umbrella Academy Season 3

One of the biggest upcoming Netflix shows is the third season of the hit indie superhero series The Umbrella Academy. The end of the second season saw the team of unusual superheroes win a battle back in the 1960s to save the world. Unfortunately, when they return to the present, they find that the team’s founder has no memory of them. Even worse, he has another team of superpowered young people, the Sparrow Academy. It looks like things are going to get very interesting indeed. The third season is due on June 22.

Squid Game Season 2

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The surprise South Korean hit series from 2021 about people who play life-or-death kids games to win lots of cash is returning for a second season. However, it may be a while before that second season debuts. Netflix has confirmed the show will continue but it has not announced a release date yet.


The creators of the acclaimed horror series Dark will return to Netflix in 2022 with this highly anticipated eight-episode series. It’s set, naturally, in 1899, on a ship that’s traveling from Europe to New York City. However, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the ship encounters another vessel that’s been listed as missing for some time. What mysteries and horrors will be found on this ship? We can’t wait to find out.

Cobra Kai Season 5


Season four of Cobra Kai debuted on Netflix at the very end of 2021, and once again was a big critical and popular hit for the service. A fifth season of the show was announced even before season 4 dropped, so we should see what happens next with Daniel LaRusso, Johnny Lawrence and their karate students. The third season is due on September 9.

The Sandman

The long awaited live-action adaptation of the DC Comics modern day fantasy series, created by Neil Gaiman, recently released its first trailer. It shows how a cult group managed to trap Dream, one of the legendary members of the Endless. The trailer showed this series will be very faithful to the source material. It’s definitely one of the most anticipated upcoming Netflix shows, and we can’t wait to see the rest of it when it debuts in 2022.

The Witcher Season 3

The Witcher upcoming netflix shows

The Witcher Season 2 recently debuted on Netflix and once again was a major hit for the streaming service. Netflix has already confirmed that a third season of the mature-themed fantasy series is on the way, but there’s no release date yet. 

Honorable mentions

Here are some other upcoming Netflix shows and movies that you may want to keep an eye on in the coming months.

  • That ’90s Show – This sequel to the classic That ’80s Show sitcom will bring back Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp as Red and Kitty Foreman. The show is set in 1995 and will feature a new set of teenagers, including Red and Kitty’s granddaughter.
  • The Midnight Club – Mike Flanagan, the man behind the acclaimed Netflix horror series The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and most recently Midnight Mass, will be back with this limited series, about a group of young hospice patients who are encountering strange and evil forces.
  • The Witcher: Blood Origin – This prequel to The Witcher is already looking pretty good but we don’t have a release date.
  • Grendel – The series will adapt the comic books from writer-artist Matt Wagner, about Hunter Rose, a masked assassin that takes on New York City’s underworld.
  • Wednesday – Tim Burton will direct his first TV show with this Addams Family-based series, centered on the family’s dark daughter Wednesday.

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