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The best new Netflix shows of 2022 (so far)

The best new Netflix shows in 2022

As we’ve reached the middle of the year, it’s time to go back and pick our favorite new shows that have been added to Netflix in 6 months. This list will only include global Netflix originals, and unlike our movie post, we handpick these titles. There were over 225 new series released in 2022, so let’s cut down on our top ten.

If you missed our roundup of the best new movies added in 2022, come back and check it out.

So, without further ado, in no particular order, here are our favorite new Netflix Original series of 2022.


very strange things (Season 4 – Volume 1)

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Stranger Things Season 4 – Image: Netflix

Surprised that the long-awaited fourth season made it to this list? It shouldn’t. very strange things Season 4 blew away all competitors (including the highly anticipated star Wars release) to qualify for the show of the summer and recognition as the biggest English-language series on Netflix of all time.

We had to wait three years for the show to come back, but the Duffer Brothers, the entire crew and cast didn’t let us down. ST4 exceeded all expectations, managing to tell a grounded, engaging story that keeps you on your toes until Volume 2 is released in July 2022.


heart block (Season 1)

Heartstopper is the best new show on Netflix in 2022

Netflix is ​​no stranger to coming of age comedy series with sex education ranks among the best shows on Netflix, but this year its collection has been expanded with an adaptation of the series by Alice Osman, which received critical acclaim upon release in April 2022.

The LGBTQ series starring Keith Connor and Joe Locke shows the shape of the relationship between Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson in high school.

The influence of the show is also not to be underestimated. Anecdotally speaking, every bookstore I went to had a book front and center, and while the plural of anecdote is not a given, I haven’t come across it since I started covering Netflix years ago.

The series was subsequently renewed for two more seasons.


Ozark (Season 4)

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Ozark. (From left to right) Jason Bateman as Marty Bird, Laura Linney as Wendy Bird in Season 4, Part 2, Episode 4 of The Ozarks. Cr. Tina Rowden/Netflix ©

Ozark has been one of Netflix’s biggest shows since its first debut in 2017. Since its release, we’ve watched the Brides go from disaster to disaster and somehow always come out on top. Now that their house of cards is about to collapse, can they overcome the odds? It was a question that the final series of episodes (split into two halves) answered in early 2022, and did so in dramatic fashion.

Bye Ozark may now be over, we’ll see more Jason Bateman in front of and behind the camera as part of his production company’s (Aggregate Films) overall deal with Netflix.


Lincoln Lawyer (Season 1)

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Lincoln Lawyer – Image: A&E Studios / Netflix

Lincoln Lawyer feels like the type of show you get lost in when you first joined Netflix at the start of your membership (if you haven’t gotten Netflix in the last 5 years!), including compelling characters, a believable story, and a familiar concept.

Adapted from the books and the character of Michael Connelly, we see Manuel Garcia-Rulfo play Lincoln the lawyer brilliantly.

The series was recently renewed for a second season of 10 episodes.


Love, death and robots (season 3)

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Love, Death & Robots Season 3 Episode 1 – Josh Brener as K-VRC

Love, death and robots is a big hit here at What’s on Netflix and this series is one of the most unique series Netflix has ever been involved in creating.

While not every episode of Season 3 lives up to the show’s incredible track record, the impressive cast of studios and animation on show this season keeps you on your toes from start to finish.

We don’t yet know if the show will return for a fourth volume, but even if not, we continue to recommend Love, death and robots to each.


The Last Kingdom (Season 5)

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Netflix released two major historical action films in 2022 with Vikings: Valhalla this is another big title, but out of two (and hopefully this list will be varied) we are going to choose The Last Kingdom as our favorite new release, given the title, is (almost) complete.

Originally on the BBC, Netflix acquired the show later, and while the show was never the biggest show on the planet, it quietly went off the rails.

As mentioned above, the show isn’t quite done yet. A movie was in production in the summer of 2022 that should officially wrap up the adaptation.


Archive 81 (Season 1)

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An adaptation of a podcast series, this horror detective series is arguably one of the best Netflix entries in the field in quite some time. Rebecca Sonnenshine is behind a series in which an archivist is hired to restore a pile of old tapes in which he investigates a cult and falls down a rabbit hole.

Now, despite being one of the most popular Netflix shows of 2022, the show hasn’t managed to garner enough viewers (or anything) to allow it to continue and get a second-season renewal order. It’s a tragedy and joins the many canceled shows of 2022.


fighting kitten (Limited Edition)

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Battle Kitten – Image: Netflix

This year has been a rough one for Netflix Animation with a lot of projects already in progress being canceled and a number of projects in development also being shown doors, but that doesn’t mean completed projects haven’t made it to Netflix and maybe this is our favourite. of the year. is fighting kitten.

Featuring Nintendo-style visuals, the series features a new take on underused Netflix interactive technology as you go on an adventure and make your way around Battle Island with a cute kitty.

It’s a truly unique experience, and while we wish it had more interactivity, you can only find this type of content on Netflix.


Show Cuphead!

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Show Cuphead! – Image: Netflix

After pausing for a second on the animated series, we move on to The Cuphead Show! which is an honest breath of fresh air in a busy animation landscape reminiscent of the animation styles of yesteryear.

Adapted from the video game, the children’s series shows us how Mugman and Cuphead go on short adventures with great humor that transcends age groups and an iconic style that will hook you from the start.

There will be two additional seasons, and the third will be the last. The second season is due out on Netflix in the summer of 2022.


Borgen – Power and glory

Borgen Power Glory Best New Netflix Show of 2022

Although listed as a standalone season, Borgen – Power and Glory is technically the fourth season of the Danish political thriller, which means we implore you to watch the first three seasons (which are still available on Netflix) before diving in. in this Netflix original season.

All the big stars from the first three seasons are back for another master class on how to make a great political show, even if you put on Netflix. House of cards or West Wing shame.

In the new season, you’ll follow Foreign Minister Birgitte Nyborg, whose career is in jeopardy when the Greenland oil dispute threatens to escalate into an international crisis.


What’s your favorite new 2022 show on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below.

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