Netflix Original Movies and Shows Coming in 2022

We're keeping track of the premiere dates of every Netflix exclusive so you know what to put on your watch list.

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'The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window' | COLLEEN E. HAYES/NETFLIX
'The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window' | COLLEEN E. HAYES/NETFLIX

There's never a shortage of programming on Netflix. In addition to its library of licensed shows and movies, the streaming platform is constantly dropping new original movies, shows, and documentaries. To help you keep track of what's coming to the service, we're rounding up of just about every Netflix exclusive coming soon, from new titles to returning ones. As Netflix announces additional releases, we'll keep this post updated so you can always know what's worth including in your watch list.

The Wasteland

New movie. A family living in seclusion in 19th-century Spain is haunted by an evil beast that feeds off fear, and it's up to the young son to protect them.

Hype House

New reality series. Do you know what the Hype House is, or are you old—er, not a Gen Z-er? Well, the Hype House is a collective of famous TikTokkers like Thomas Petrou and Chase Hudson (professionally known as Lil Huddy) who live and make content together in Los Angeles. This reality series follows their lives and careers (since there is apparently not enough of them on the internet already).
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Dear Mother

New movie. An adaptation of French playwright Sébastien Thiery's play, Dear Mother follows a man whose heart stops beating, although he is technically still alive, and must uncover the mystery behind the condition or else be dead in a matter of days.

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'Cheer' Season 2 | Netflix


Season 2. Get ready to cheer on Navarro College's elite competitive cheerleading team and their incredible coach Monica Aldama again. The docuseries returns for the first time since early 2020, this time focusing on their newfound celebrity and allegations of sexual misconduct, including an arrest for soliciting child pornography, that former teammate Jerry Harris faced in 2021.
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How I Fell in Love with a Gangster

New movie. Based on a true story, this three-whopping-hour crime drama finds a woman recounting the rise of infamous Polish gangster Nikodem "Nikoś" Skotarczak.


New movie. Alyssa Milano stars in this adaptation of Nora Roberts' popular crime novel Brazen Virtue, playing a mystery writer who becomes enmeshed in a real-life hunt for a serial killer when her sister is murdered.
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New series. There's really never enough Scandinavian series about teens who discover their small town is not like it seems. This Danish show, from the creators of the sci-fi series The Rain, follows a 17-year-old who learns the frightening truth behind her town's long claim to fame that it survived a meteor crash years ago.
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'The Journalist' | Netflix

The Journalist

New series. An adaptation of a popular Japanese movie of the same name with the same director, Fujii Michihito, behind the camera, this thriller series follows the intense reporting of a journalist as she investigates political scandals.
(Watch the trailer)


After Life

Season 3. This Ricky Gervais-led dramedy is wrapping up with its third and final season. About a man grieving the loss of his wife, the last installment finds him trying to embrace the future as he lets go of his past.
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Archive 81

New series. Fans of horror filmmaker James Wan have stayed well-fed in recent months, and another course is along the way. He produces this horror series, adapted from a popular podcast of the same name, and follows an archivist who discovers a set of tapes that leads her to investigate a dangerous cult.
(Watch the trailer)

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'The House' | Netflix

The House

New series. The British animation outfit Nexus Studio is behind this anthology series that tells eerie tales about the various residents of a peculiar house. Helena Bonham-Carter, Matthew Goode, and Mia Goth are among the voice cast.
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Heavenly Bites: Mexico

New docuseries. This one's for the foodies, as it takes a culinary tour through some of the most eccentric, quirky food pairings that hail from Mexico, from indulgent sweets to micheladas.
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The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman

New docuseries. Get ready for Netflix's first major true-crime docuseries of the year. The Puppet Master tells the story of a man who posed as a British spy, ruining the lives of many families in his cons.
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Too Hot to Handle

Season 3. The shining gem of Netflix's trashy reality TV is coming back with more hot singles ready to mingle.
(Watch the teaser)

Midnight Asia: Eat · Dance · Dream

New docuseries. The nightlife is often the best part of many Asian metropolises, and this docuseries invites you to experience it from the comfort of your couch. The program journeys to Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai, Taipei, Manila, and Bangkok, highlighting everything from exciting DJs and rising music scenes to iconic food stands.
(Watch the trailer)

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'The Royal Treatment' | Netflix

The Royal Treatment

New movie. Did you think Netflix's slate of cheesy rom-coms that involved princes was going to end after the holidays? Of course it isn't! Very casually, this silly movie is about a talented hairstylist played by Laura Marano who gets a gig at a wedding—for a prince, obviously—and ends up hitting it off with the groom. Gasp!
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Munich - The Edge of War

New movie. German filmmaker Christian Schwochow directs Jeremy Irons as he plays the English prime minister Neville Chamberlain, who attempted peace talks with Hitler before the outbreak of World War II.
(Watch the trailer)

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'Ozark' Season 4 Part 1 | Netflix

Season 4, Part 1. The final season of the tense Missouri-set money-laundering saga will be nothing short of shocking, we expect. The Byrde clan keeps getting in bed with more dangerous people—now, the cartel boss Omar Navarro and the FBI—and it's only a matter of time until the blocks crumble beneath them, sending their family and associates into a free fall. The last installment will be split into two parts for a total of 14 episodes, with the first half hitting Netflix early in the new year.
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Summer Heat

New series. If you're sick of the freezing cold this winter, make this Brazilian teen drama set at a paradise resort where a bunch of young people work your escapist binge.

Three Songs for Benazir

New documentary. A 22-minute documentary short from Gulistan and Elizabeth Mirzaei is an Oscar hopeful that was a hit at festivals earlier this year. It focuses on a young man named Shaista, who lives in a refugee camp in Kabul and is pressured to start a family with his new wife, Benazir.

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'All of Us Are Dead' | Yang Hae-sung/Netflix

All of Us Are Dead

New movie. When the world feels apocalyptic, why not throw some zombies into the mix? That's what this Korean horror series based on a popular webtoon does, as an outbreak inside a high school spreads quickly and endangers the remaining students as they try to escape.
(Watch the teaser)

Feria: The Darkest Light

New series. You find out your parents participated in a cult ritual that ended up killing 23 people—what do you do? That's what Eva and Sofía have to navigate, as well as some supernatural elements they were unaware of, in this Spanish fantasy thriller.
(Watch the trailer)

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

New reality series. If you still want more JVN beyond the latest season of Queer Eye, check out his new reality series (based on his podcast of the same name) in which he asks experts about a wide variety of topics he's curious about.
(Watch the trailer)

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'Home Team' | Scott Yamano/Netflix

Home Team

New movie. Kevin James stars as real-life New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton in a movie about his return home after the 2012 "Bountygate" scandal, when he took a gig coaching his son's kid football team.
(Watch the trailer)

In From the Cold

New series. Do you like your spy dramas with a bit of a sci-fi element? In From the Cold is a series of that nature, about a woman who must put her family at risk and revisit her past as a bio-engineered Russian spy when a former enemy reemerges.

The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window

New series. That sure is a mouthful! As you might've guessed from that wordy title, this dark comedy spoofs psychological thrillers like The Woman in the Window and The Girl on the Train. Kristen Bell leads the cast as the cliched, troubled protagonist from media of that pulpy nature. She's a shut-in and becomes obsessed with her across-the-street neighbor…until she (maybe) witnesses a murder!
(Watch the trailer)

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'Raising Dion' Season 2 | Netflix

Raising Dion

Season 2. After two and a half years, the family superhero series returns. Set two years after Season 1, Dion is said to be continuing his training while an all-new darkness proves to be looming.

Dark Desire

Season 2. This Mexican thriller series, which first premiered in summer 2020, returns with another twisty, tantalizing season.

The Tinder Swindler

New documentary. After countless cringe-worthy messages or boring dates, online dating can feel like a bummer. None of those weird pick-up lines compare to the trouble caused the women in this documentary, though, who found themselves swiping right on a major conman, posing as a billionaire.
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New series. This Will Arnett-starring comedy-crime show borrows its premise from a popular British series, Murder in Successville. Arnett plays homicide detective Terry Seattle and each episode he's joined by a different celebrity guest who's not given a script and must improvise until they solve whatever murder case they're on. Annie Murphy, Conan O’Brien, Ken Jeong, Kumail Nanjiani, Marshawn Lynch, and Sharon Stone are the guests you'll see in the six-episode first season.

Sweet Magnolias

Season 2. It's time for another Margarita Night with Maddie, Helen, and Dana Sue! The live, laugh, love-core series about three BFFs in a small South Carolina town returns, now with the women finding new loves surfacing and old loves resurfacing.

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Inventing Anna

New series. In 2018, the internet went ablaze obsessing over scammer Anna Delvey (born Anna Sorokin) whose exploits were documented in a New York magazine article. Now, her story is getting the TV treatment in the first show created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix, with Julia Garner taking on the fascinating character who managed to con the NYC art world by pretending to be a German heiress.
(Watch the teaser)

Love Is Blind

Season 2. The popular dating show hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey is back with 10 new episodes.
(Watch the teaser)

Tall Girl 2

New movie. Oh, Tall Girl. Do you remember Tall Girl? It was a 2019 Netflix movie about, you guessed it, a tall girl. This sequel revisits the titular towering teen named Jodi as she balances her new popularity with her insecurities and old relationships.

Space Force

Season 2. The Steve Carrell- and Greg Daniels-created workplace comedy about an Air Force man tasked with running a new branch of the armed forces, the Space Force, is coming back. Season 2 sees the bunch having to prove themselves to a new administration.

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'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' | Yana Blajeva/Netflix

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

New movie. Ignoring the 2017 prequel Leatherface or any of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequels that came before it, this new movie written by Don't Breath and Evil Dead writers Fede Álvarez and Rodo Sayagues is an all-new sequel that's set in present day. A new group of unfortunate souls, including a young woman on a business trip who drags her teenage sister (Eighth Grade breakout Elise Fisher) along with her, disrupt Leatherface, as he intends to terrorize his small Texas town and the sole survivor of the 1973 massacre.

Vikings Valhalla

New series. A spin-off of the History Channel hit series Vikings that's set 100 years after the events of the original, following the adventures of some of the most iconic vikings, like Leif Erikson.
(Watch the teaser)

Love is Blind Japan

New reality series. You've seen the American and Brazilian versions of this experimental dating series, and now you can watch its Japanese rendition.

The Adam Project

New movie. What would your 13-year-old self think if they met the present day, adult you? Would they be proud? That's a lot to think about, but you can watch Ryan Reynolds deal with that in this new sci-fi movie. He plays a man who must travel back in time and team up with his kid-self in order to go back even further in time to find his late father (Mark Ruffalo) so together they can save the world and life as we know it.

Black Crab

New movie. A Swedish thriller set in a post-apocalyptic, war-torn world where a group of speed skaters are tasked with carrying a mysterious package across a frozen sea. Noomi Rapace leads the cast.

Human Resources

New series. One of the funniest parts about the Netflix animated hit Big Mouth is those wild, provocative Hormone Monsters who terrorizing the middle schoolers in the show into coming of age. Human Resources is a spinoff of the comedy all about those monsters, Depression Kitties, and Shame Wizards in the form of a workplace series with Nick Kroll, Maya Rudolph, Randall Park, Aidy Bryant, Keke Palmer, and so many others providing voice talent.
(Watch the teaser)

Love Like the Falling Petals

New series. Get the tissue box ready. This Japanese romantic drama is based on a popular 2017 novel and about the love story between a young photographer and hairstylist whose picture-perfect romance is disrupted when one develops a rare disorder where they age rapidly.

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'Brigerton' Season 2 | Netflix


Season 2. Lady Whistledown has announced that Netflix's resident Regency-era romance series is back for more melodrama this spring. This time around, the show will focus on the affairs of Kate Sharma, who is played by Sex Education star Simone Ashley.
(Watch the teaser)


New movie. An animated movie directed by Tetsurō Araki (Attack on Titan, Death Note) that imagines a version of Tokyo where the laws of gravity are broken and groups of young people have taken over the city as their playground.
(Watch the teaser)

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The Crown

Season 5. Still can't get enough Princess Diana content? Good, because there's more of it coming on the next season of The Crown. This time around, Elizabeth Debicki will portray Diana, Dominic West is taking on Prince Charles, and Imelda Staunton is taking over for Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth.

Season 3. Netflix's Thelma and Louise are wrapping up their criminal activity with a third and final season. Expect the final installment to explore the sure-to-be dramatic fall out of that alcohol-induced car crash that Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini) survived.

Locke & Key

Season 3. Those Locke siblings just can't catch a break from the evil supernatural forces that be. The popular spooky series based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez's comics is confirmed to return sometime in 2022.

Season 6. It's Peaky fookin' Blinders! Thomas Shelby and his crime family aren't done attempting to take down their rivals quite yet. Stephen Knight's hit period drama returns for one final season this year.

Season 4. After three long years, fans can finally head back to the demogorgon-infested Hawkins, Indiana, in summer 2022. It's always a cultural event when Netflix's flagship sci-fi hit returns, and the pandemic-delayed season just might be the show's biggest yet. Set over spring break as Eleven and the Byers visit Hawkins after moving away, the AV Club is expected to investigate a dark force that's been looming around their hometown since the '50s—and likely bring Hopper home safe from the Ruskies.

Season 3. Things are about to get even more bonkers for the Hargreeves family. When the apocalyptic sci-fi series returns, the superpowered siblings are said to meet the Sparrow family, their eerie counterparts from another dimension.


New series. Get ready for a creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky new spin-off: The cult favorite character Wednesday Addams of The Addams Family is getting her own coming-of-age series. Scream star Jenna Ortega will take on the iconic teen, and in an appropriately goth move, Tim Burton is directing the show.

New series. As you wait patiently for more adventures from Geralt of The Witcher, this prequel series should be able to hold you over. It's said to be set 1,200 years before the hit fantasy show and tell the story of the first-ever witcher.

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