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Upcoming streaming shows and movies we're excited for in late 2022
The end of the year is drawing near, but there are still plenty of great titles around the corner. 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 already released a slew of new titles in its Marvel and Star Wars franchises. It’s still gearing up for one last big, legacy release though: Willow. Over at Netflix, we can look forward to major new adaptations like Wednesday, along with original movies like Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. And the list goes on.
Our list only skims the surface of what’s coming in the back end of 2022, of course. We’ll be sure to keep you updated about other upcoming shows and movies streaming throughout the year!
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Upcoming shows and movies of 2022: Highlights
Welcome to Chippendales
Kumail Nanjiani stars as the founder of famous men’s striptease troupe Chippendales in this Hulu original comedy-drama launching in late November. Somen “Steve” Banerjee has a million-dollar idea in the late 1970s and gets to work making it a reality.
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.
Master storyteller Guillermo del Toro retells the classic tale of a wooden doll brought to life by his maker. Set in Fascist Italy, Pinocchio features the voices of Ewan McGregor, Cate Blanchett, Finn Wolfhard, David Bradley, and del Toro regular Ron Perlman.
Apple TV Plus
Apple TV Plus’ prestige historical drama starring Will Smith was initially delayed to 2023 but is back on the roster for December 2022. On a Louisiana plantation, a man escapes slavery after a vicious beating, making his way north while pursued by cold-blooded hunters.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
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
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
- Good Night Oppy (November 23)
- Richer (December 2)
- Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, season 3 (December 21)
Apple TV Plus
- Emancipation (December 9)
- Little America, season 2 (December 9)
- Slow Horses, season 2 (December 2)
- Spirited (November 18)
- Disenchanted (November 18)
- The Mysterious Benedict Society, season 2 (October 26)
- National Treasure: Edge of History (December 14)
- Willow (November 30)
Disney Plus is ending the year with a major legacy title with the release of Willow.
- Gossip Girl, season 2 (December 1)
- BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (December 16)
- Emily in Paris, season 3 (December 21)
- Glass Onion: Knives Out Mystery (December 23)
- Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (December 9)
- The Recruit (December 16)
- Wednesday (November 23)
- White Noise (December 30)
- 1923 — A Yellowstone prequel (December 18)
- The Game, season 2 (December 15)
- The Best Man: The Final Chapters (December 22)
- Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin (November 23)
- Irreverent (November 30)