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Upcoming streaming shows and movies we're excited for (September 2022)

New franchise entries, long-awaited new seasons, and completely new movies and series are launching throughout the year.
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September 6, 2022
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What upcoming movies and shows of 2022 are you most excited for? Every streamer has a massive slate rolling out throughout the year, but what are the biggest titles to look forward to?

Disney Plus has a slew of new titles in its Marvel and Star Wars franchises. Netflix has major new adaptations like Avatar: The Last Airbender, along with original movies like Blonde and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. And the list goes on.

Our list only skims the surface of what’s coming in 2022, of course. We’ll be sure to keep you updated about other upcoming shows and movies streaming throughout the year!

See also: The best original streaming series

Upcoming shows and movies of 2022: Highlights

Star Wars: Andor

Disney Plus
September 21, 2022

Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) in Star: Wars Andor - upcoming shows 2022
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Andor is the latest Star Wars series at Disney Plus. It focuses on the early days of the Rebellion, with Cassian Andor, first introduced in Rogue One, finding his role in the fight against the Empire. Diego Luna stars as Andor, with fellow cast members Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, and Kyle Soller. Tony Gilroy, who co-wrote Rogue One, is creator and showrunner.

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This streaming service is the home of all Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars movies. It’s also got a bunch of exciting originals like The Mandalorian, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, and more.

Blonde

Netflix
September 23

Ana dArmas as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde
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Based on the 2000 novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde charts the life and career of Marilyn Monroe, offering a fictional retelling of major events and focusing on Marilyn as the icon we see in films and magazine spreads more than real woman who few people truly knew. Directed by Andrew Dominik and starring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe, the Netflix original film is one of the most highly-anticipated streaming movies of 2022.

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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.

Willow

Disney Plus
November 30

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A legacyquel to the classic 1988 fantasy film of the same name directed by Ron Howard, Willow will premiere on Disney Plus later this year as a follow-up series. With Warwick Davis returning as the titular Willow, the show follows a group of adventurers who work together on a magical quest to save their world from destruction.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Netflix
December 23

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
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One of the most anticipated movies of 2022 is the sequel to Rian Johnson’s sequel to his beloved 2019 murder mystery. Daniel Craig is back as Benoit Blanc, this time investigating the mysterious death of a guest at a tech billionaire’s private Greek island. Joining Craig this time are Ethan Hawke, Janelle Monáe, Kate Hudson, Edward Norton, Jessica Henwick, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, and more.

Upcoming streaming shows and movies in 2022

Greta Gerwig (Babette), May Nivola (Steffie), Adam Driver (Jack), Samuel Nivola (Heinrich) and Raffey Cassidy (Denise) in White Noise
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Below is a list of some of the upcoming shows and movies we’re most excited to see in 2022. These are organized by streaming service rather than by date, as some do not have definite premiere dates in 2022 yet. We’ve supplied premiere dates wherever possible.

Amazon Prime Video

  • High School (October 14)
  • My Best Friend’s Exorcism (September 30)

Apple TV Plus

  • The Greatest Beer Run Ever (September 30)

Disney Plus

  • Star Wars: Andor (September 21)
  • Hocus Pocus 2 (September 30)
  • The Mandalorian, season 3
  • Willow (November 30)
Disney Plus is going all-in on new Star Wars series as well as legacy titles like Willow in 2022.

Netflix

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Blonde (September 23)
  • Derry Girls, season 3 (October 7)
  • Enola Holmes 2 (November 2)
  • Glass Onion: Knives Out Mystery (December 23)
  • The Midnight Club (October 7)
  • Wednesday
  • Wendell & Wild (October 28)
  • White Noise (December 30)

Peacock

  • Halloween Ends (October 14)
  • Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin (November 23)