Netflix has hundreds of upcoming TV projects, whether they’re returning shows for new seasons or debut shows in development or production. Below we want to see what fans are most looking forward to, so let’s take a look at the 10 most anticipated TV shows as of May 2022 according to IMDb’s MovieMeter.
This list is compiled using IMDb Movie Meter data. For those who don’t know, IMDb is the largest movie and TV show database in the world. Every Monday, they compile their list of the hottest titles based on traffic to the database, which, according to SimilarWeb, gets half a billion visits a month.
If you want to see which movies are highly anticipated for Netflix, here’s a separate top 10 for those movies.
Of course, we should make some reservations here. When titles get a lot of news, they can quickly move up the rankings. We will also focus on debut shows, so titles like stranger things is not listed below.
Note: MovieMeter results are correct as of May 17, 2022.
1. That ’90s show
MOVIEmeter score: 384
That 70’s show still holds a special place in many people’s hearts, even though it’s left Netflix in recent years. After that removal, it was later revealed that a few decades after that original show, Netflix would be producing a brand new series that would see most of the key cast members returning.
In May 2022, we received word that additional cast members from the original show were appearing. For a full preview see That ’90s show here.
2. The Fall of the House of Usher
MOVIEmeter Score: 705
Coming from Mike Flanagan, the creative mind behind The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass will return to direct this TV miniseries adapting Edgar Allan Poe’s short story.
Flanagan is also working on The Midnight Club scheduled for release on Netflix in 2022.
We have more plans The Fall of the House of Usher (who has been having some issues with one of its actors lately) in our full preview.
3. first kill
MOVIEmeter score: 741
The new teen drama horror series, set to release on Netflix in June 2022, is based on an unlikely relationship between a vampire hunter and a vampire. The series is based on the popular book by VE Schwab.
The Vampire Series cast members include Elizabeth Mitchell, Sarah Catherine Hook, Jesse Gallegos, Imani Lewis and Joseph D. Reitman.
4. The Sandman
MOVIEmeter score: 878
The highly anticipated series, based on the works of Neil Gaiman’s DC Comics, is slated for release in 2022.
The ambitious series employs the talents of Jenna Coleman, Boy Holbrook and David Thewlis alongside a huge cast list of other well-known talent.
Here’s what you can expect from the new Netflix series:
“After escaping decades of captivity at the hands of a mortal sorcerer, Dream, the embodiment of dreams, sets out to retrieve his lost gear.”
5. Avatar: The Last Airbender
MOVIEmeter Score: 2,650
Netflix’s ambitious endeavor to adapt the animated Nickelodeon series took several years to complete, but filming finally got underway in the last few months, with a slow trickle of news since then.
Given Avatar’s customization history, the anticipation contains both excitement and undoubtedly plenty of fear.
Including the previously confirmed cast for Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix includes Tamlyn Tomita, Daniel Dae Kim, Ken Leung and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee.
MOVIEmeter scoconcerning: 3.215
From MGM Television comes a new live-action family comedy series based on The Addams family Franchise with participation of Tim Burton.
The new series follows Wednesday Addams’ years as a student as she attempts to master her emerging psychic abilities and solve the mystery that has intrigued her parents.
Jenna Ortega takes on the role of Wednesday in the new Netflix series, which is expected to be released in 2022.
7. Sonic Prime
MOVIEmeter Score: 3,585
This new animated series is based on SEGA’s decades-old video game franchise. The franchise follows a fast-paced hedgehog who must collect coins and fight bad guys.
In the new Netflix show (which debuted in May 2022), we’ll see Sonic race to save the universe.
The franchise is arguably as popular as ever, thanks in part to Paramount Pictures’ live-action sonic films.
8th. God’s favorite idiot
MOVIEmeter score: 4.117
God’s Favorite Idiot, a new comedy series set to star real-life couple Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, has been announced for release on Netflix in June 2022.
Here is the logline for the new series:
“A tech support person becomes an ignorant messenger of God.”
9. The Witcher: Origin of the Blood
MOVIEmeter score: 4,238
The Witcher is one of Netflix’s biggest fantasy series and has already started expanding Netflix with the release of the anime film. The next iteration of this expansion is coming in late 2022 with the release of a prequel series.
We have a lot more to do The Witcher: Origin of the Blood in our full preview for the miniseries.
10 human versus bee
MOVIEmeter score: 5,432
Comedy maestro Rowan Atkinson returns to his silent film roots in this brand new miniseries, consisting of 10 episodes, each 10 minutes long.
The show is about a man at war with a bee that is spoiling his new gig in a luxurious mansion.
What’s your most anticipated upcoming Netflix show? Let us know in the comments below.