Top 50 TV Shows From 2022 - How Many Have You Seen?

Here is our end of year list of the Top 50 TV shows from 2022. We have a mix of old favourites finishing their runs including Derry Girls and Peaky Blinders as well as limited mini series such as Inventing Anna and This Is Going To Hurt. Favourites continue their run in 2022 with new seasons including Stranger Things, The Umbrella Academy and The Crown. Let us know how many of the top 50 shows from 2022 you have seen and whether there are any you would add to our list.

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Here is our end of year list of the Top 50 TV shows from 2022. We have a mix of old favourites finishing their runs including Derry Girls and Peaky Blinders as well as limited mini series such as Inventing Anna and This Is Going To Hurt. Favourites continue their run in 2022 with new seasons including Stranger Things, The Umbrella Academy and The Crown. 

Let us know how many of the top 50 shows from 2022 you have seen and whether there are any you would add to our list.

Louis Theroux Interviews…

  • Where to watch Louis Theroux Interviews: BBC Two

  • Genre: Documentary

  • Release Date (UK): 25 October 2022

Each episode features a different celebrity guest interviewed one-on-one by Louis Theroux. He spends the day with his subject to create a truly unique and intimate portrayal of some of the most well-known people in the world including musician Stormzy, actor Dame Judi Dench, performer YUNGBLUD, adventurer Bear Grylls, comedian Katherine Ryan and singer Rita Ora.

The Crown: Season 5

  • Where to watch The Crown Season 5: Netflix

  • Writer: Peter Morgan

  • Genre: Historical Drama

  • Release Date (UK): 9th November 2022

The Netflix original drama follows Queen Elizabeth II's life from the 1940s to the 2000s. The fifth season is essentially focused with the years 1991 until 1997.

On 9th November 2022, Netflix launched the fifth season of The Crown.  It was the first season of the show to be released after the passings of both Queen Elizabeth II on 8th September 2022 and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on 9th April 2021.

Along with Jonathan Pryce, Lesley Manville, Jonny Lee Miller, Dominic West, and Elizabeth Debicki, Imelda Staunton plays Elizabeth II in the main role. This season of The Crown was the last time the entire team was completely recast; all of the actors are new to the show.

Inventing Anna

  • Where to watch: Netflix

  • Creator: Shona Rhimes

  • Genre: Drama

  • Release Date (UK): 11th February 2022

Inventing Anna is a Shonda Rhimes-created and -produced American drama television miniseries that is based on the life of Anna Sorokin and the Jessica Pressler piece from New York magazine titled "How Anna Delvey Tricked New York's Party People." The main character, Anna Sorokin, was portrayed by Julia Garner.

Russian-born Anna Sorokin can fool wealthy New Yorkers into thinking she is a German heiress with access to a sizable fortune by using the alias Anna Delvey. As she works toward her vision of founding a prestigious club with an art theme, she utilises this persona to accept hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, gifts, and services.


  • Where to watch: Apple TV+

  • Creator: Dan Erickson

  • Genre: Thriller

  • Release Date (UK): 18th February 2022 

Severance is an American science fiction psychological thriller television series created by Dan Erickson and directed by Ben Stiller and Aoife McArdle. It features Patricia Arquette, John Turturro, Christopher Walken, Zach Cherry, Tramell Tillman, Jen Tullock, Dichen Lachman, and Adam Scott among others. The story centres on Mark (Scott), a Lumon Industries employee who consents to a "severance" programme that separates his work memories from his personal memories.

On  18th February 2022, Apple TV+ hosted the series' debut. Critics and viewers alike lauded the film's cinematography, production design, musical soundtrack, plot, and performances.

This Is Going To Hurt

  • Where to watch: BBC iPlayer

  • Writer: Adam Kay

  • Genre: Dark Comedy Drama

  • Release Date (UK): 8th February 2022

Adam Kay is the creator of the British medical comedy-drama television series This Is Going to Hurt, which is based on his memoir of the same name. It focuses on a group of young doctors who work on an obstetrics and gynaecology ward in a National Health Service hospital. 

It investigates the emotional effects of working in a demanding environment and provides a snapshot of each person's personal and professional lives. As they progress up the hospital hierarchy, Adam Kay (Ben Whishaw) and Shruti Acharya (Ambika Mod) are closely followed in the series. Both of these characters speak directly to the audience and break the fourth wall.

Better Call Saul: Season 6

  • Where to watch: Netflix

  • Writer: Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould

  • Genre: Crime Drama Dark Comedy

  • Release Date (UK): 8th February 2015

Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould's Breaking Bad spin-off, prequel Better Call Saul came to an end in 2022. Better Call Saul saw its sixth and final season begin on April 18, 2022, and end on August 15, 2022.  Roles from previous seasons are reprised by Giancarlo Esposito, Tony Dalton, Giancarlo Esposito, Michael Mando, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, and Patrick Fabian.

The first nine episodes are mostly set in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2004, four years before Jimmy McGill (Odenkirk) meets Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Jesse Pinkman) (Aaron Paul). As he and his wife Kim Wexler (Seehorn) carry out their plan to completely destroy the career of Howard Hamlin (Fabian), a criminal defence attorney and to force a resolution of the Sandpiper case, the season illustrates Jimmy's continued transformation into "Saul Goodman." In addition, it shows the drug cartel's responses to the attempted murder of Lalo Salamanca (Dalton). 

The remaining episodes mostly take place in 2010, following the events of Breaking Bad, and depict Saul residing in Omaha, Nebraska, using the identity "Gene Takavic," hiding from the police following the death of Walter White.

Big Boys

  • Where to watch: All 4

  • Writer: Jack Rooke

  • Genre: Sitcom

  • Release Date (UK):  26th May 2022

Jack Rooke is the creator and writer of the British television sitcom Big Boys, which debuted on Channel 4.  The series, which is narrated by Rooke, stars Dylan Llewellyn (Derry Girls) and Jon Pointing as first-year University roommates. It is set in 2013 and is told from the perspective of Llewellyn's character Jack, a semi-fictionalized version of Rooke, as he deals with his father's death and begins to explore his sexuality.

Abbott Elementary: Season 2

  • Where to watch: ABC

  • Writer: Quinta Brunson

  • Genre: Mockumentary

  • Release Date (UK): 21sr September 2022

Quinta Brunson developed the American mockumentary sitcom television series Abbott Elementary for ABC. Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, Chris Perfetti, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and William Stanford Davis make up the ensemble cast.

Teachers working in underfunded, poorly managed schools are being recorded by a documentary crew. Willard R. Abbott Elementary School in Philadelphia, a largely Black public school, is one of the locations they have chosen to capture. The school's conditions are poor, and few teachers stay more than two years. In a group of twenty teachers, just three survived past the first year: history teacher Jacob Hill and second-grade teacher Janine Teagues. 

They work with experienced kindergarten teacher Barbara Howard, second grade teacher Melissa Schemmenti, tone-deaf school principal Ava Coleman, and recent substitute hire Gregory Eddie.


  • Where to watch: Netflix

  • Writer: Alice Oseman

  • Genre: Coming-of-age

  • Release Date (UK): 22nd April 2022

Adapted from Alice Oseman's web comic and graphic novel of the same name, Heartstopper is a British coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama television series available on Netflix. The series, which was created by Oseman herself, focuses on Charlie Spring (Joe Locke), a gay high school student who develops feelings for Nick Nelson (Kit Connor), a classmate he sits next to in his new form. 

It also explores the lives of Tao (William Gao), Elle (Yasmin Finney), Tara (Corinna Brown) and Darcy (Kizzy Edgell).

Heartstopper won praise from critics, particularly for its tempo and tone as well as its portrayal of the LGBT community.

Euphoria: Season 2

  • Where to watch: HBO

  • Creator: Sam Levinson

  • Genre: Teen Drama

  • Release Date (UK): 9th January 2022 

Sam Levinson developed the HBO teen drama series Euphoria, which is based on the Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin-produced Israeli miniseries of the same name. Rue Bennett (Zendaya), a former teenage drug addict who struggles to find her place in the world, is the main character. Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Hunter Schafer, Barbie Ferreira, and Sydney Sweeney also star.

The show has earned generally excellent reviews, complimenting its cinematography, score, and cast performances, but it has also drawn criticism for its use of nudity and sexual content in a teen-oriented context.

In terms of viewership, it ranks after Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon as HBO's third most popular programme.

The Umbrella Academy: Season 3

  • Where to watch: Netflix

  • Produced by: Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater

  • Genre: Action Superhero Fantasy

  • Release Date (UK): 22nd June 2022

The Umbrella Academy is an American superhero television programme based on the Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá comic book series of the same name. It revolves around a dysfunctional family of adopted sibling superheroes who join together to unravel the mystery of their father's death and the prospect of an impending apocalypse. It was created for Netflix by Steve Blackman and produced by Jeremy Slater.

The cast includes Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castaeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, and many others. Netflix estimated that 45 million households had watched season 2 as of April 2019.

In the third season, the group have been replaced by another Hargreeves superhero group "The Sparrow Academy" after whe the siblings return to 2019 and find their deeds in the past have altered history. Additionally, they need to figure out how to prevent a kugelblitz from devouring and destroying the universe that the siblings' time-travelling grandfather paradox triggered.


  • Where to watch: Showtime

  • Writer: Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson

  • Genre: Psychological Horror

  • Release Date (UK): 14th November 2021 - 16th January 2022

Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson are the creators of the American thriller-drama television show Yellowjackets. A large ensemble cast, including Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Lauren Ambrose, and Simone Kessell, plays the roles of the children, with Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher, Sammi Hanratty, Liv Hewson, and Courtney Eaton playing the adults.

A high school football team from New Jersey travels to Seattle in 1996 for a national competition. The team's plane crashes in the middle of the woods while flying over Canada, leaving the surviving members to fend for themselves for nineteen months. The series follows their current life in 2021 as well as their attempts to survive.

Inside Man

  • Where to watch: Netflix and BBC iPlayer

  • Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Genre: Mystery Thriller

  • Release Date (UK): 31st October 2022

Steven Moffat wrote the drama-thriller television series Inside Man. The four-part television series' debuted on BBC One on September 26, 2022. On October 31, 2022, it was made available on Netflix in the United States made.

An unexpected encounter occurs between a U.S. death row inmate and a woman who is stranded in a cellar beneath an English vicarage. David Tennant, Dolly Wells, and Stanley Tucci are all part of the cast.

The Dropout

  • Where to watch: Hulu

  • Writer: Elizabeth Merriweather

  • Genre: Crime Drama

  • Release Date (UK): 3rd March 2022

Based on Rebecca Jarvis' podcast of the same name, The Dropout is an American biographical crime drama miniseries made by Elizabeth Meriwether. The story centres on Amanda Seyfried's character Elizabeth Holmes, who founded the scandal-plagued biotechnology company Theranos.

Theranos is a now-defunct health technology company that saw its valuation soar after the company claimed to have revolutionised blood testing by developing techniques that could use relatively tiny volumes of blood, for instance from a fingerprick. It was founded in 2003 by Holmes and she served as its Chief Executive Officer.

Theranos' collapse started in 2015, when a number of regulatory and investigative reports raised questions about the company's promises and whether founder Elizabeth Holmes had deceived investors and the government.

The Dropout covers events that most likely drove Holmes' fabrications and lies in a chronological order, beginning with her preteen years and ending with her discovery as a liar.

Life & Beth

  • Where to watch: Hulu

  • Writer: Amy Schumer

  • Genre: Comedy Drama

  • Release Date (UK): 18th March 2022

Amy Schumer, Violet Young, Michael Cera, Yamaneika Saunders, Michael Rapaport, and Susannah Flood are the stars of the American comedy-drama series Life & Beth. After an unexpected event, Beth, a woman who appears successful and has a stable career and long-term relationship, looks back at her past to choose who she wants to become in the future.

Hacks: Season 2

  • Where to watch: HBO Max

  • Writer: Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Jen Statsky

  • Genre: Comedy Drama

  • Release Date (UK): 12th May 2022

The American comedy-drama TV show Hacks was created by Jen Statsky, Paul W. Downs, and Lucia Aniello. Starring in it are Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hannah Einbinder, and Jean Smart.

To keep her residency at the Palmetto Casino, Deborah Vance, a legendary stand-up comedian, must reinvent her outdated act. Young comedy writer Ava is unemployed as a result of an offensive tweet and her reputation for being conceited and condescending. When Ava's management assigns her to serve as Deborah's new head writer, the two gradually become friends as Ava encourages her new boss to take greater risks and Deborah assists Ava in beginning to resolve her own issues.

Pam & Tommy

  • Where to watch: Hulu

  • Writer: Robert Siegal

  • Genre: Biographical Drama

  • Release Date (UK): 2nd February 2022

The marriage of actor Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee is explored in the American biographical drama miniseries Pam & Tommy,. It stars Lily James and Sebastian Stan as Anderson and Lee, respectively. Robert Siegel developed the series for Hulu based on the 2014 Rolling Stone article "Pam and Tommy: The Untold Story of the World's Most Famous Sex Tape" by Amanda Chicago Lewis.

Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's tumultuous three-year marriage is depicted in Pam & Tommy, with a focus on the infamous sex tape that the pair privately made while on their honeymoon which was stolen and distributed illegally.

The Ipcress File

  • Where to watch: ITVX

  • Writer: John Hodge

  • Genre: Spy Thriller

  • Release Date (UK): 6th March 2022

British Cold War spy drama The Ipcress File is a 2022 television programme set in 1963. Starring Peaky Blinders'  Joe Cole as well as, Lucy Boynton, and Tom Hollander; it was written by John Hodge and directed by James Watkins.

Corporal Harry Palmer, a part-time criminal and black marketeer, is given a route out of Colchester Military Prison by spy chief Major Dalby when he offers him a position as an intelligence officer in his small but powerful WOOC Whitehall security squad.

The contents of the "IPCRESS File" serve as documentation for the unit's investigation into a case of international espionage that develops out of its focus on a missing British nuclear scientist.

The series is a very loose version of Len Deighton's 1962 novel The IPCRESS File. The 1965 movie also had an impact on the series, most notably in the character names "Harry Palmer" and "Jean Courtney" that were created just for the film.

Derry Girls: Season 3

  • Where to watch: Channel 4/ All 4

  • Writer: Lisa McGee

  • Genre: Teen Sitcom

  • Release Date (UK):  12th April 2022

Derry Girls, a British teen sitcom written and directed by Lisa McGee, debuted on Channel 4 on January 4, 2018. The series was inspired by McGee's personal experiences growing up in Derry, Northern Ireland, in the 1990s, during the last years of the Troubles, and became the channel's most popular comedy since Father Ted. 

Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O'Donnell, and Dylan Llewellyn play five teenagers who live in Derry in the middle of the 1990s and attend Our Lady Immaculate College, a made-up girls' Catholic secondary school styled after the Thornhill College, where McGee herself attended.

The show follows Erin Quinn, her cousin Orla, their friends Clare, Michelle, and Michelle's English cousin James as they navigate their adolescence in Derry.  Due to the political unrest and cultural differences of the time, the friends regularly find themselves in bizarre situations.

The Bear

  • Where to watch: Hulu

  • Writer: Christopher Storer

  • Genre: Comedy-drama

  • Release Date (UK): 23rd June 2022

Christopher Storer is the creator of the American comedy-drama television programme The Bear. Starring Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas, and Abby Elliott, The Bear had its Hulu debut on June 23, 2022.

Following the suicide of his older brother, who left behind debts, a dilapidated kitchen, and an unruly workforce, a young chef from the world of fine dining returns to Chicago to handle his family's Italian beef sandwich store.

Bad Sisters

  • Where to watch: Apple TV+

  • Produced by: Sharon Horgan, Dave Finkel and Brett Baer

  • Genre: Black Comedy

  • Release Date (UK): 19th August 2022

Sharon Horgan, Dave Finkel, and Brett Baer created the Irish black comedy television series Bad Sisters (formerly titled Emerald). It is based on the Malin-Sarah Gozin Flemish television series Clan and is both set and shot in Dublin.

Eva, Grace, Ursula, Bibi, and Becka Garvey are the five sisters.  When John Paul, Grace's abusive and controlling husband, passes away suddenly, the sisters become the focus of a life insurance investigation. 

The show alternates between two timelines: one before John Paul's death, in which Grace's sisters scheme to have their brother-in-law killed, and one after his passing, in which a diligent insurance agent seeks to establish the sisters' nefarious involvement in order to salvage his faltering company.

Ozark: Season 4

  • Where to watch: Netflix

  • Writer: Bill Dubuque

  • Genre: Crime Drama

  • Release Date (UK): 21st July 2017 - 29th April 2022

Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams developed the American crime drama television series Ozark for Netflix. Marty and Wendy Byrde, a married couple who relocate their family to the Lake of the Ozarks and start working as money launderers, are played by Jason Bateman and Laura Linney.  In addition, Bateman directs and is the Executive Producer of the show.

Financial advisor Marty Byrde offers to build up a larger laundering operation in the Lake of the Ozarks region of central Missouri as restitution when a money-laundering scheme for a Mexican drug gang goes wrong. Marty abruptly relocates his family from the Naperville suburb of Chicago. The Langmore and Snell families, as well as  the Kansas City mafia, become involved with the Byrdes when they first arrive in Missouri and become embroiled in the laundering operation.

The White Lotus: Season 2

  • Where to watch: HBO Max/Sky

  • Writer: Mike White

  • Genre: Black Comedy Drama

  • Release Date (UK): 30th October 2022

The White Lotus is an HBO anthology dark comedy-drama television series  produced by Mike White. It focuses on the fictional White Lotus resort chain and it's visitors and staff, whose varied psychosocial issues have an impact on their ability to enjoy their stay. Hawaii serves as the setting for Season 1.

In the second season, both recurring and new characters are caught up in situations involving sex, drugs, and murder in a brand-new White Lotus resort in the Sicilian region of Italy.

One of the few actors returning from the first season is Jennifer Coolidge, who plays Tanya. Aubrey Plaza from Parks and Recreation and Will Sharpe from Giri/Haji are two notable newcomers for season 2. Also joining the cast is Michael Imperioli, best known for his role as Christopher in The Sopranos.


  • Where to watch: ITVX

  • Writer: George Kay

  • Genre: Drama

  • Release Date (UK): 15th December 2022

David Tennant portrays Alexander Litvinenko in the four-part British television miniseries Litvinenko, which was produced for ITVX and was directed by Jim Field Smith and written by George Kay. Margarita Levieva plays Marina Litvinenko.

The series is a dramatisation of Marina Litvinenko's 10-year battle with the London police force to establish responsibility and identify those accountable for the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko in 2006. 

Alexander Litvinenko was a former officer of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and the KGB who fled to the UK after being ordered to kill a Russian Businessman. In the UK he criticised the Russian President Vladmir Putin and the Russian Government. On the 1st November 2006, Litvinenko was poisoned and later hospitalised. He died on 23 November

House of The Dragon

  • Where to watch: HBO

  • Writer: George R. R. Martin and Ryan Condal

  • Genre: Fantasy Adventure

  • Release Date (UK): 21st August 2022

George R. R. Martin and Ryan Condal are the creators of the HBO fantasy drama series House of the Dragon. It is the second TV series in the A Song of Ice and Fire series and a prequel to Game of Thrones.

The series, which is based on Martin's 2018 book Fire & Blood, takes place roughly 100 years after the Targaryen Conquest. As well as almost 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and 172 years before Daenerys Targaryen is born. The series, which stars a large ensemble cast, depicts the events leading up to the "Dance of the Dragons," a deadly conflict of succession that marked the beginning of House Targaryen's decline.

Cast members include Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, Paddy Considine and Matthew Needham.


  • Where to watch: Disney+

  • Created by: Tony Gilroy

  • Genre: Science Fiction

  • Release Date (UK): 21st September 2022

The American science fiction action-adventure limited series Andor was developed by Tony Gilroy for Disney+. It is a prequel to both the 2016 spin-off film Rogue One and the original Star Wars film , making it the fourth live-action series in the Star Wars universe. The series follows Cassian Andor, a former burglar turned Rebel agent, over the five years that precede the events of the previous two movies.

Executive producer and returning as Cassian Andor is Diego Luna. Along with Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Stellan Skarsgrd, Genevieve O'Reilly, Faye Marsay, Varada Sethu, and Elizabeth Dulau, make up the ensemble cast.

Welcome To Wrexham

  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime/FX

  • Created by: Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds

  • Genre: Sports Documentary

  • Release Date (UK): 

On August 24, 2022, FX in the USA aired the first episode of the American sports documentary series Welcome to Wrexham. 

Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds, two American actors, revealed in September 2020 that they intended to purchase Wrexham A.F.C., a Welsh professional association football club located in Wrexham, north-east Wales in the United Kingdom. The non-league football team was said to be "struggling" at the time. According to rumours, Sunderland 'Til I Die served as inspiration for the series and piqued McElhenney's interest in purchasing a football club.

The series follows the attempt to revive the third-oldest professional association football team in the world, which was founded in 1864, and how the team has performed under the duo's ownership so far. Despite having no experience in club management, the actors hope to improve the team and bring positive change to the local Wrexham community.

Everything I Know About Love

  • Where to watch: BBC iPlayer

  • Writer: Dolly Alderton

  • Genre: Drama

  • Release Date (UK): 25th August 2022

Dolly Alderton's fictionalised memoir of the same name served as the inspiration for the British comedy-drama television series Everything I Know About Love, which was created by Working Title Television for BBC One and Peacock.

Maggie and Birdy, two childhood best friends who are now in their early 20s, are the subjects of "Everything I Know About Love." Set in a 2012 London house-share the story explores whether platonic love can endure romantic love as people mature and experience heartbreak and humiliation.


  • Where to watch: Netflix

  • Created by: Alfred Gough and Miles Millar

  • Genre: Coming-of-age Supernatural

  • Release Date (UK):  23rd November 2022

Based on Charles Addams' fictional character Wednesday Addams, Wednesday is an American coming-of-age supernatural comedy horror television series that can be watched on Netflix.

Jenna Ortega plays the title role. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Isaac Ordonez, Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Fred Armisen, and Christina Ricci play supporting roles. Tim Burton, who also acts as executive producer, directed four of the eight episodes.

After throwing live piranhas into the school pool to avenge her brother Pugsley's bullying by the boys' water polo team, Wednesday Addams is expelled from her school. As a result, her parents, Gomez and Morticia Addams, enrol her at Nevermore Academy, a private school for monster outcasts, in the town of Jericho, Vermont. Wednesday struggles to connect with her classmates and doesn't gel with the school's Head Teacher due to her cold, impersonal personality and combative disposition. She does learn, though, that she inherited her mother's psychic prowess, which she uses to solve a local murder investigation.

Ghosts: Season 4

  • Where to watch: BBC One

  • Writer: Matthew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond.

  • Genre: Comedy Sitcom

  • Release Date (UK): 23rd September 2022 (Season 4)

The British sitcom Ghosts debuted on BBC One in April 2019. The show focusses on a group of ghosts from various historical eras who inhabit a country home with its new live residents. Many of the cast members of Yonderland and Horrible Histories contributed to the development of the series. Ghosts is the group's first post-watershed comedy.  The show is also broadcast on CBC Gem in Canada and HBO Max in the US.

Alison Cooper unexpectedly receives the enormous but dilapidated Button House from a distant relative. Numerous feuding spirits from various eras who died in the property are said to haunt the house; they are ethereal and invisible to the living. Alison and her husband Mike choose to move in and refurbish the house with the intention of converting it into a luxury hotel, disregarding their solicitor's recommendation to sell the property.

Stranger Things: Season 4 

  • Where to watch: Netflix

  • Created by: The Duffer Brothers

  • Genre: Science Fiction Horror

  • Release Date (UK): 

Stranger Things was created by the Duffer Brothers as a blend of investigative drama and childlike notions, while including references to the popular culture of the 1980s.

The series, which is mostly set in the made-up town of Hawkins, Indiana, in the 1980s, focuses on a number of mysteries and paranormal occurrences in the area and how they affect a cast of young and adult individuals. The cast includes Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, and Charlie Heaton.

The fourth season is set in March 1986. For a new beginning, Joyce, Will, Eleven, and Jonathan have relocated to Lenora, California. Eleven battles bullying at school and the loss of her superpowers in California. A creature from the Upside Down, eventually known as Vecna, begins murdering Hawkins citizens while simultaneously creating new portals between the two worlds.

Dead Canny

  • Where to watch: Dave

  • Writer: Anna Costello

  • Genre: Sitcom

  • Release Date (UK): 24th August 2022 

Created by Anna Costello, Dead Canny focuses on Kay, a problematic young psychic from Consett, County Durham, whose capacity to see the dead makes her the main suspect in a murder case.

Black Bird

  • Where to watch: Apple TV+

  • Developed by: Dennis Lehane

  • Genre: Crime Drama

  • Release Date (UK): 8th July 2022

Based on James Keene and Hillel Levin's 2010 autobiographical novel In with the Devil: a Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer, and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption, Dennis Lehane created the American crime drama miniseries Black Bird. James "Jimmy" Keene, a talented teenage football player who had numerous scholarship offers for college football, is portrayed in the drama by Taron Egerton. Instead, started a life of crime distributing drugs up until he was apprehended as part of Operation Snowplow, a large undercover operation. 

He receives an extraordinary opportunity as he begins serving a 10-year prison term: if he can convince Larry Hall, the alleged murderer, to confess, he will be released.

Russian Doll: Season 2

  • Where to watch: Netflix

  • Created by: Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland, Amy Poehler.

  • Genre: Comedy Mystery Drama

  • Release Date (UK): 20th April 2022 (Season 2)

Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland, and Amy Poehler are the creators of the American comedy-drama television series Russian Doll. The show centres on Nadia Vulvokov (Lyonne), a game developer who repeatedly passes away and relives the same night in a never-ending time loop. As she searches for a solution, she discovers Alan Zaveri (Charlie Barnett) in the same scenario. Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez, Elizabeth Ashley, and Chloe Sevigny are also featured.

Nadia is 10 days away from her 40th birthday in season 2 when the 6 Train whisks her away to 1982. She quickly realises that she is imprisoned in her mother Lenora's body, who is expecting her. Nadia makes the decision to look for the golden Krugerrands her mother misplaced in the same year to change the course of her family's history.

How I Met Your Father

  • Where to watch: Disney+

  • Created by:  Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger

  • Genre: Sitcom

  • Release Date (UK): 18th January 2022

The American sitcom How I Met Your Father, which was produced by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, and made its debut on Hulu on January 18, 2022. It is a How I Met Your Mother spin-off. Hilary Duff, Christopher Lowell, Francia Raisa, Suraj Sharma, Tom Ainsley, Tien Tran, and Kim Cattrall are among the cast members of the drama series, which centres on Sophie (Duff) and her group of friends in Manhattan.

Much like How I Met Your Mother, Sophie (Cattrall) tells her son in 2050 about what happened after she first met his Father in January 2022 and how they came to have him.


  • Where to watch: Peacock

  • Writer: Nancy Oliver

  • Genre: Drama

  • Release Date (UK): 19th May 2022

Nancy Oliver is the creator of the American miniseries Angelyne, which stars Emmy Rossum. The 1980s saw the rise of the mysterious blonde bombshell Angelyne, whose picture appeared on billboard advertising. 

The Hollywood Reporter journalist Jeff Glaser is searching for Angelyne's real identity and life story in the 2010s. Her seclusion and the inconsistent statements from both herself and those who know her make his attempts difficult.

Human Resources

  • Where to watch: Netflix 

  • Created by: Kelly Galuska, Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett

  • Genre: Animated Comedy

  • Release Date (UK): 18th March 2022

As a spin-off and subseries to Big Mouth, Human Resources is an American adult animated sitcom that focuses on the work place of the Hormone Monsters. The spin-off series' was created for Netflix by Kelly Galuska, Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett and  was announced in October 2019.

Aidy Bryant, Randall Park, and Keke Palmer are among the cast members. It debuted on March 18th 2022.

The Summer I Turned Pretty

  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime

  • The Summer I Turned Pretty: Jenny Han

  • Genre: Coming-of-age Romance

  • Release Date (UK): 17th June 2022

Adapted from Jenny Han's trilogy of novels of the same name, The Summer I Turned Pretty is an American coming-of-age romantic drama television series for Amazon Prime Video.

Belly reunites with her friends, brothers Jeremiah and Conrad, on an annual summer trip to their family friends' beach cottage, where she gets tangled up in a love triangle. Starring Lola Tung, Jackie Chung, Rachel Blanchard to name a few.

Peaky Blinders: Season 6

  • Where to watch: BBC iPlayer and Netflix

  • Writer: Steven Knight

  • Genre: Historical Crime Drama

  • Release Date (UK): 27th February 2022

Steven Knight is the creator of the British historical crime drama television series Peaky Blinders. It is based in Birmingham, England, and recounts the crimes committed by the Peaky Blinders gang in the immediate years following World War One. An actual urban youth gang of the same name operated in the city from the 1880s to the 1910s and serves as the inspiration for the fictional organisation. It features an ensemble cast led by Cillian Murphy, starring as Tommy Shelby, Helen McCrory as Elizabeth "Polly" Gray, and Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby.

In the final Season 6, The Shelby family loses a family member in the attempted murder of Mosley, and Tommy comes to North America four years later as a result of the Prohibition being abolished.

The Devil’s Hour

  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

  • Writer: Tom Moran

  • Genre: Thriller Drama

  • Release Date (UK):  28th October 2022

British drama-thriller television series The Devil's Hour was created by Tom Moran, with Steven Moffat serving as executive producer.

Starring Jessica Raine and Peter Capaldi, The Devil’s Hour follows a social worker named Lucy. Every morning at precisely 3:33 AM, she wakes after having terrible visions during the infamous "devil's hour" between 3 AM and 4 AM. Her son, who is eight years old, is distant and emotionless. Her mother addresses empty chairs. The echoes of a life other than her own are present throughout her house. When Lucy's name is mysteriously linked to a spate of violent killings in the neighbourhood, she is dragged into the search for a serial killer.

The Walk In

  • Where to watch: ITVX

  • Writer: Jeff Pope

  • Genre: Drama

  • Release Date (UK): 3rd October 2022

The British true crime drama called The Walk-In stars  Stephen Graham and is based on the real-life account of how Matthew Collins of the organisation Hope not Hate infiltrated the terrorist organisation National Action in the UK. After the final episode, a documentary titled Nazi Hunters: The Real Walk-In was aired.

Am I Being Unreasonable?

  • Where to watch: BBC One

  • Writer: Daisy May Cooper, Selin Hizli.

  • Genre: Comedy Thriller

  • Release Date (UK): 23rd September 2022

Am I Being Too Demanding? is a 6-part comedy-thriller television series for the BBC that Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli both created and starred in.

Cooper portrays Nic, a mother trapped in an unhappy marriage who is mourning a loss she can't discuss with anybody. Hizli plays Jen, a school Mum who enters Nic's life as a kindred spirit, but she is also hiding a secret.

This England

  • Where to watch: Sky Atlantic

  • Writer: Michael Winterbottom, Kieron Quirke

  • Genre: Drama

  • Release Date (UK): 28th September 2022

The 2022 British television docudrama miniseries This England was created by Michael Winterbottom and Kieron Quirke. Based on testimonies from individuals in the Boris Johnson administration, on the various intergovernmental advisory groups and in other impacted British institutions like care homes and hospitals, it depicts the very first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the British Isles. 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is portrayed by Kenneth Branagh, and his wife Carrie Symonds is played by Ophelia Lovibond.

The Baby

  • Where to watch: HBO

  • Writer: Lucy Gaymer, Siân Robins-Grace

  • Genre: Horror Comedy

  • Release Date (UK): 24th April 2022.

The Baby is a limited-run British horror comedy sitcom that debuted on HBO. It was created by Lucy Gaymer and Siân Robins-Grace. 

Natasha, 38, suddenly finds herself pregnant, and her life of living it up when she pleases comes crashing down. The baby turns Natasha's life into a trainwreck by being dirty, domineering, and devious.  She does not desire a child. but the infant desires her.

Shining Girls

  • Where to watch:  Apple TV+

  • Writer: Silka Luisa

  • Genre: Thriller

  • Release Date (UK): 29th April 2022

The 2013 novel The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes serves as the inspiration for the American thriller series Shining Girls. Elisabeth Moss, Wagner Moura, and Jamie Bell are the series' primary actors.

The Chicago Sun-Times has an archivist named Kirby Mazrachi. She was severely attacked years ago and left for dead, but her attacker was never discovered. She still struggles to make sense of her constantly shifting reality today because of the trauma of the assault. She finds a murder that is eerily similar to her own attack while searching for her assailant. Together, Kirby and reporter Dan Velazquez investigate many decades-old cold cases with similar deaths and launch their search for a secret serial killer.


  • Where to watch: Netflix

  • Writer: Jantje Friese, Baran bo Odar

  • Genre: Supernatural Horror

  • Release Date (UK): 17th November 2022

Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar are the creators of the multilingual German epic period mystery-science fiction television series 1899. On November 17, 2022, it made its Netflix debut.

The 1899-set television series centres on a group of European immigrants sailing from Southampton, England to New York City, America on the steamer Kerberos.


  • Where to watch: Netflix

  • Writer: Vanessa Ramos

  • Genre: Comedy Sitcom

  • Release Date (UK): 3rd November 2022

Vanessa Ramos is the creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the American workplace comedy television series Blockbuster. 

Randall Park plays Timmy, the manager in a hypothetical Blockbuster Video store that is based on the real Blockbuster brand in Grandville, Michigan. Timmy Yoon makes preparations for his store to serve as the final Blockbuster location in the world after learning from his boss that corporate is filing for bankruptcy.

The Walking Dead: Season 11

  • Where to watch: Sky and AMC

  • Created by: Frank Darabont, Robot Kirkman, Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard

  • Genre: Horror Apocalypse

  • Release Date (UK): 22nd August 2021 – 20th November 2022 (Season 11)

The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror series based on the Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard comic book series of the same name. In the series, a sizable ensemble cast plays survivors of a zombie apocalypse who are fighting to survive while constantly being threatened by "walker" attacks. After modern civilization collapsed, these survivors were forced to deal with other human survivors who had established towns and tribes with their own systems of laws and morality, which occasionally resulted in open hostility amongst them.

The eleventh and final season of The Walking Dead centres around the group's interactions with the Commonwealth, a vast network of communities with cutting-edge technology and over 50,000 survivors living in their communities. The material for this final season is adapted from issues #175–193 of the comic book series.

The Traitors

  • Where to watch: BBC iPlayer

  • Presented by: Claudia Winkleman

  • Genre: Reality TV

  • Release Date (UK): 29th November 2022

Based on the Dutch series De Verraders, The Traitors is a reality television programme that aired on BBC One. 

As "Faithful" competitors, 22 strangers assemble at a castle in the Scottish Highlands with the hopes of splitting a reward amount of up to £120,000. The "Traitors," a group of competitors chosen by host Claudia Winkleman on the first day, are also among them. Their objective is to eliminate the "Faithfuls" and win the competition for themselves. If the Faithful candidates succeed in eliminating every Traitor, they will split the reward money, but if any Traitors survive to the very end, they will take everything.

Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral

The state funeral and televised events leading up to it were a sight to behold for viewers across the world in 2022. Queen Elizabeth II’s passing and broadcasted mourning period is unlikely to ever be matched in the near future as she was the longest reigning Monarch of the United Kingdom. 

The Queen's passing prompted Operation London Bridge, a series of measures that included preparations for her state funeral. Operation Unicorn established processes in case the Queen passed away in Scotland. A 10-day period of national mourning was observed in the United Kingdom. Approximately 250,000 people stood in line to pay their respects during the Queen's lying in state, which took place at Westminster Hall from September 14 to September 19 and all of this was televised.

The state funeral service took place at Westminster Abbey on September 19, and a committal service was performed at Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel the same day. Queen Elizabeth II travelled from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace and later to Windsor all on TV. She was also transported from Balmoral to Edinburgh before a flight to London sparking unforgettable scenes and continuous news coverage.

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