There’s just days left in 2021, so it’s time to start looking ahead to 2022. And more importantly, what you’re going to watch next year.
To help you get excited for the upcoming lineup, HBO Max just released a 2022 sizzle reel. Check out highly anticipated new shows, returning favorites, and hit movies in the clip below:
The clip features footage from upcoming series like Peacemaker and House of the Dragon; returning fan-favorites like Euphoria, His Dark Materials, and Westworld; and HBO Max exclusive films like Father of the Bride.
You can see details for all of the titles featured in the reel below.
Coming to HBO Max in 2022
HBO Originals – Returning
Westworld Season 4
The Emmy-winning series WESTWORLD is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth.
Euphoria Season 2
Amidst the intertwining lives in the town of East Highland, 17-year-old Rue (Zendaya) must find hope while balancing the pressures of love, loss, and addiction.
Barry Season 3
The Emmy-winning dark comedy series starring and co-created by Emmy winner Bill Hader returns. Desperate to leave his violent past behind in favor of his newfound passion, Barry attempts to untangle himself from the world of contract killing and fully immerse himself in acting. But getting out is messy. While Barry has eliminated many of the external factors that pushed him towards violence, he soon discovers they weren’t the only forces at play. What is it about his own psyche that led him to become a killer in the first place?
A Black Lady Sketch Show Season 3
Created by and starring Robin Thede. The Emmy-winning narrative sketch comedy series features a core cast of Black women living relatable, hilarious experiences in a magical reality that subverts traditional expectations.
His Dark Materials Season 3
His Dark Materials adapts Philip Pullman’s award-winning fantasy trilogy of the same name. The last season follows Pullman’s final novel in the trilogy, The Amber Spyglass. It will see Will (Amir Wilson), the bearer of The Subtle Knife and Lyra (Dafne Keen), the prophesied child, travel through multiple worlds to find and protect each other.
The Nevers Season 1, Part 2
Victorian London is rocked to its foundations by a supernatural event which gives certain people – mostly women – abnormal abilities, from the wondrous to the disturbing. But no matter their particular “turns,” all who belong to this new underclass are in grave danger. It falls to mysterious, quick-fisted widow Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and brilliant young inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) to protect and shelter these gifted “orphans.” To do so, they will have to face the brutal forces determined to annihilate their kind.
The Righteous Gemstones Season 2
Created, written and executive produced by Danny McBride – his third HBO comedy series from Rough House Pictures. The series tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work. Season two finds our blessed Gemstone family threatened by outsiders from both the past and present who wish to destroy their empire.
Raised By Wolves Season 2
In season two of RAISED BY WOLVES, Android partners Mother (Amanda Collin) and Father (Abubakar Salim), along with their brood of six human children, join a newly formed atheistic colony in Kepler 22 b’s mysterious tropical zone. But navigating this strange new society is only the start of their troubles as Mother’s “natural child” threatens to drive what little remains of the human race to extinction.
Gossip Girl Season 2
Developed by showrunner Joshua Safran, a writer and executive producer on the original series. This extension of the pop culture classic takes us back to the Upper East Side, where we find a new generation of New York private school teens who are introduced to social surveillance nine years after the original blogger’s website went dark.
Hacks Season 2
From creators Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky, the Emmy-winning comedy stars Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder as a legendary Las Vegas comedian and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old.
Legendary Season 3
The Max Original ballroom competition series will return for a third season. MC Dashaun Wesley, along with judges Leiomy Maldonado, Jameela Jamil, Law Roach and multi-Grammy winner Megan Thee Stallion will return to crown another “Legendary” house.
The Flight Attendant Season 2
Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) lives her best sober life in LA while moonlighting as a CIA asset in her spare time. But when an overseas assignment leads her to inadvertently witness a murder, she becomes entangled in another international intrigue.
HBO Max Originals – New in 2022
The Guilded Age Season 1
From creator Julian Fellowes. The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and of huge fortunes made and lost. Against the backdrop of this transformation, the series follows a young woman who becomes enmeshed in a social war between old and new money in 1880s New York high society.
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty Season 1
A fast-break ten episode series chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties — a team that defined an era, both on and off the court.
House of the Dragon Season 1
Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood. The series, set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.
The Time Traveler’s Wife Season 1
An intricate and magical love story, adapted by Steven Moffat from the much loved novel by Audrey Niffenegger. The series tells the story of Clare (Rose Leslie) and Henry (Theo James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.
The White House Plumbers Limited Series
The White House Plumbers tells the story of how Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds, E. Howard Hunt (Woody Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Justin Theroux), accidentally toppled the Presidency they were zealously trying to protect.
We Own This City Limited Series
From George Pelecanos and David Simon, a six-hour limited series chronicling the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force.
Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin Season 1
In the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: ORIGINAL SIN, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe — in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars.
Julia Season 1
JULIA, an eight-episode first season, is inspired by Julia Child’s (played by Sarah Lancashire) extraordinary life and her long-running television series, “The French Chef,” which pioneered the now popular genre of cooking shows.
DMZ Limited Series
A four-part limited event series from Emmy® nominee Roberto Patino and Emmy winner/Academy Award® nominee Ava DuVernay, who also directs the first episode. DMZ is based on the popular DC comic and set in New York City in the not-so-distant future when the country is embroiled in a bitter civil war.
Peacemaker Season 1
Written and directed by James Gunn. PEACEMAKER explores the continuing story of John Cena’s character in The Suicide Squad… a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.
Love & Death Season 1
Written by David E. Kelley, directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and starring Elizabeth Olsen as Candy Montgomery, the series is based on a true story revolving around two church going couples, enjoying small town family life in Texas, until somebody picks up an axe.
The Staircase Limited Series
An eight-episode limited series based on a true crime docuseries starring Academy Award-Winner Colin Firth as American novelist Michael Peterson; exploring his life, his sprawling North Carolina family and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen Peterson (played by Toni Collette).
Our Flag Means Death Limited Series
The Max Original comedy series is loosely based on the true adventures of Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby), a pampered aristocrat who abandoned his life of privilege to become a pirate. The series is directed by and also stars Academy Award® winner Taika Waititi as “Blackbeard,” history’s most feared and revered pirate.
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai Season 1
In the animated television adaptation, we travel back to 1920s Shanghai to reveal the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 movie) met the young Mogwai called Gizmo. Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering, and sometimes battling, colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. On their quest to return Gizmo to his family and uncover a legendary treasure, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil Gremlins.
Movies – 2021 Hits
The Last Duel
Movies – HBO Originals
Father of the Bride
Scoob: Holiday Haunt
What are you watching next year?
So, which of these new shows are you most excited to try out next year? Any returning favorites you’re looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.
Meanwhile, check back to THS for more updates on streaming in 2022.
Source: HBO Max