10 Most Anticipated TV Shows of Summer 2022

Summer is finally here! Whilst I would prefer to be outside enjoying the warmer weather. I am spending a lot of time watching TV! We are once again being spoilt with an array of great TV shows. So these are the 10 programmes I am excited to watch this summer. I know House Of The Dragon is starting in August, but I thought it should have started in the spring. So, I mentioned it in my post about the TV Shows airing in the spring and will not repeat it.

1. The Boys Season 3 Amazon Prime (3 June)

Based on the Wildstorm Comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The Boys is set in a fictional world where society acknowledges superheroes. A corporation, Vought International employed the most powerful superheroes known as The Seven. A group of vigilantes known as The Boys aim to uncover the truth about The Seven to society. They want to show The Seven as arrogant and corrupt individuals they are.

2. We Own This City Sky / NOW (7 June)

David Simon, the creator of The Wire, once again returns to Baltimore. This time with a limited series based on a novel by Justin Felton. About the real-life events of the Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF). We Own This City centres around the GTTF within the Baltimore Police Department. Depicting the corruption within the division. The programme stars Jon Bernthal (The Punisher), Wunmi Mosaku (Loki), Jamie Hector (The Wire) and Josh Charles (The Good Wife).

3. Ms Marvel Disney+(8 June)

We are still being spoilt with Marvel television series. Now the latest programme on Disney+ is Ms Marvel. Iman Vellani takes on the title role in the series, which is an origins story. Explaining how Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager from Jersey City, becomes Ms Marvel! Expect to see teenage angst mixed with strict Muslim parents and a heavy dose of Avengers fangirling. The show is a prequel to Ms Marvel’s appearance in The Marvels movie next year. 

4. Umbrella Academy Season 3 Netflix (22 June)

Another popular TV series based on a comic book is Netflix’s adaptation of Umbrella Academy. Now in its third season, the programme is based on Gerard Way’s graphic novel. It follows the lives of seven gifted individuals, all born on the same day. At the end of season two, the members of the Umbrella Academy return from 1969 and meet the Sparrow Academy. Expect lots of actions as they attempt to stop another apocalypse. As well as trying to discover more about the members of the Sparrow Academy.

5. Only Murderers in the Building Season 2 Disney+ (28 June)

The acclaimed comedy drama series Only Murderers in the Building returns for its second season. Legendary comedic actors Steve Martin and Martin Short are joined by Selena Gomez in this series. The programme centres around the residents of a New York apartment building, the Arconia. Three of the neighbours are with an obsession with true murder podcasts. They decided to start their own podcast after suspecting someone is murdered in the Arconia. 

6. Stranger Things Season 4 Netflix (Part 2 – 1 July)

Stranger Things continues to be on of Netflix’s most popular programme. The second half of season 4 is the most anticipated programme of the summer. After, the first half of the season aired in the spring. Now, fans are eagerly awaiting to see if the teenagers of Hawkins can defeat Venca. Expect lots of 1980s nostalgia and a killer soundtrack!

If you’re planning a Stranger Things viewing party, check out my Pinspiration Post for ideas.

7. Paper Girls Amazon Prime (29 July)

Based on Brian K. Vaughan’s time-travelling comic book series. Paper Girls is the tale of four pre-teen girls who delivered newspapers in Ohio during the 1980s. After Halloween, their encounter a mysterious group of strangers from the future. Suddenly, they are introduced to a world of time travel and the brewing war is known as “The Battle of the Ages.” As this programme is set in the 1980s and features bike riding pre-teens, it will be compared to Stranger Things. But ignore the comparisons and strap in for more nostalgia from the 1980s, the 1990s and beyond!

8. Groot Disney+(10 August)

I am Groot.
Image: © Marvel Studios

I am Groot, the second animated series in the MCU and centres around Baby Groot, the popular character from the Guardians of the Galaxy. This short episode series follows Groot on his adventures and mishaps in the galaxy. It is unknown if the rest of the Guardians will voice characters. But Vin Diesel will voice the animated version of Groot. 

9. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Disney+(17 August)

This summer, we are getting two live-action Marvel TV series, the second being She-Hulk. The eighth Marvel TV series introduces Jennifer Walters to the MCU. Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) stars in the title role as the high-powered lawyer. She also has an alter-ego as a two-metre tall green superhero. Mark Ruffalo returns as Hulk to help his cousin navigate her life as She-Hulk. The programme also stars Marvel fan favourites, Tim Roth and Benedict Wong.

10. Andor Disney+(31 August)

A prequel to the 2016 Star Wars movie Rogue One, Andor is a limited series following Cassian Andor as he starts his journey to join the rebellion. The series will follow Diego Luna’s character living as a petty thief who is recruited to join the rebels. What follows is an adventures as Andor finds his place within the group of rebels. Genevieve O’Reilly will also return as the Rebel leader Mon Mothma.

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