We are truly living in a golden age of television. With so many streaming services available, there is a wide array of new programmes coming to the small screens. These are the ten TV programmes I am most excited to watch in spring 2022. My most anticipated TV programmes airing between March and May of 2022.
1. Top Boy Season 4 Netflix (18 March)
Top Boy was on my list of anticipated TV Shows for 2021, but we had to wait until this spring for the new season. Aided by its new producer Drake, Top Boy found a new home on Netflix for season three. After the events of Summerhouse, Dushane (Ashley Walters) and Sully (Kano) were reunited in East London. As the duo try to step back into their old lives. Dealing with newcomer Jamie (Michael Ward), who is plotting to take over their territory. In Season Four, we’ll learn if Jamie decided to take Dushane up on his offer. And if Dushane and Sully’s partnership can survive this new dynamic.
2. Peacemaker Sky / NOW (25 March)
James Gunn’s spin-off TV show from last year’s The Suicide Squad movie is finally coming to UK screens. John Cena once again dons his Peacemaker costume in the new DC Comics TV series. The programme will explore Peacemaker’s origins story and examine what makes him tick. Following him and his team as they try to achieve peace. Expect lots of violence and an epic soundtrack!
3. Bridgerton Season 2 Netflix (25 March)
Based on the second of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels, The Viscount Who Loved Me. The newest season follows the eldest son Anthony’s (Jonathan Bailey) journey to the alter. After seeing his sister happily married off, Anthony decided the right time to find himself a wife. The former ‘rake’ sets his sights on Edwina Sharma (Charithra Chandran), the newest “diamond of the first water.” However, Edwina’s elder sister Kate (Simone Ashley) has other ideas. She is determined that the rake will not get anywhere near her sister.
4. Moon Knight Disney+(30 March)
The first of the new Marvel TV series for 2022. Moon Knight is set to be a darker programme for the franchise. Starring Oscar Issac as Steven Grant, a museum worker plagued with blackouts. He soon discovers he is suffering from a dissociative identity disorder. Steven shares a body with Marc Spector, an ex-mercenary. As Marc’s enemies catch up to Steven, he uncovers a deadly mystery among the ancient gods of Egypt. Moon Knight also stars Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow, Gaspard Ulliel as Midnight Man and F. Murray Abraham as Khonshu.
5. Anatomy Of A Scandal Netflix(15 April)
Based on the bestselling novel by Sarah Vaughan, Anatomy Of A Scandal focus on a scandal that rocks British politics. James Whitehouse (Rupert Friend) is an ambitious junior minister in Westminster. He is accused of raping a parliamentary researcher. James’ wife Sophie (Sienna Miller) is convinced her husband is innocent and will do anything to protect her family. Whereas the prosecution barrister Kate Woodcroft (Michelle Dockery) is convinced of James’ guilt and is determined to make him pay for his crime.
6. Russian Doll Season 2 Netflix (20 April)
The highly acclaimed mind-bending series from Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland, and Amy Poehler returns. The first season saw Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) is stuck in a Groundhog Day-style time loop. Each loop ends with her death, and then she returns to her 36th birthday party. As Nadia relives the same night trying to solve the mystery of the ongoing time loop. At this time, she meets Alan (Charlie Barnett), who is also experiencing his own time loop. Season Two is set four years later and finds Nadia and Alan exploring their pasts after discovering a new time portal. The new season also stars Schitt’s Creek star, Annie Murphy.
7. Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+(25 May)
The highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi sees Ewan McGregor return to play the iconic character. Set ten years after Revenge of the Sith, the new programme will find Obi-Wan in exile hiding from the Empire. In true Star Wars-style, little is known about the show. Apart from the teasers that Hayden Christensen will return as Darth Vadar. With rumours that we will witness “the rematch of the century.” With Canadian director and writer Deborah Chow as the showrunner, Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to be one of the biggest shows of the year.
8. Stranger Things Season 4 Netflix (Part 1 – 27 May)
Three years after the last season of Stranger Things, fans are eagerly awaiting the new season. For the last year, we have seen trailers that have hinted that Hooper is alive and possibly imprisoned in Russia. But we still have so many unanswered questions about the Upside Down. The newest season will see Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Englund, and Tom Wlashicha (Jaqen H’ghar in Game of Thrones) join the cast.
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9. Atlanta Season 3 Disney+(TBC)
Atlanta is a comedy-drama series written by award-winning rapper and actor Donald Glover (Also known as Childish Gambino). The show focuses on two cousins, Earn (Donald Glover) and Al ((Brian Tyree Henry), in Atlanta trying to make it in the rap industry. At the end of season two, Al was unhappy with Earn’s work as his manager and looking to sack him. At the same time, Earn’s long-time girlfriend Van (Zazie Beetz) was also unhappy with him and was looking to move out of their home. Season three sees the Al on tour in Europe accompanied by Earn and Darius (LaKeith Stanfield).
10. House Of The Dragon Sky / NOW (TBC)
Set 300 years before the events of A Game of Thrones, The House of The Dragon tells the history of the Targaryen family. Based on George R.R. Martin’s novel Fire & Blood. The programme is centred around
House Targaryen and begins with the story of Aegon the Conqueror. We know Aegon and his dragons united the Seven Kingdoms and forged the infamous Iron Throne. A synopsis from Martin hints that the programme will also include the epic battle of the Dance of Dragons (the Targaryen civil war) and the aftermath of the Doom of Valyria. The House of the Dragon stars Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower and Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen.