Netflix never seems to have a shortage of content to constantly churn out for the masses, and the streaming giant has found plenty of success with their horror-tinged originals like Stranger Things, The Haunting of Hill House, Black Mirror, and tons of others. So it should come as no surprise that the upcoming year will be full of frights and thrills once again, some familiar, some fresh.
In an official statement made today by Netflix’s Peter Friedlander, Head of Scripted Series, they stated: “Do you remember the first time you stepped inside the haunted Hill House? Or when you first laid eyes on the members of the Umbrella Academy? Or what about the first time that Black Mirror made you scared of technology? In my ten years at Netflix, it’s been thrilling to see the dropped jaws, the all-caps tweets/the hilarious memes and the passionate theories inspired by these once-in-a-lifetime moments. Genre stories have the power to transport us to new universes like the Upside Down in Stranger Things, teach us new vocabulary like The Witcher and, most importantly, unite us in our shared love of sci-fi, horror, fantasy, anime and everything in between.
“Today we’re excited to unveil select premiere dates and new details for our upcoming 2022 genre series slate which has never been stronger or richer in breadth. We have world-beloved fan-favorites such as The Sandman and Resident Evil; new stories that delve into centuries-old sagas like Vikings: Valhalla and The Witcher: Blood Origin; returning favorites including Stranger Things 4, The Umbrella Academy Season 3, Alice in Borderland Season 2, Locke & Key Season 3, and Raising Dion Season 2; animated genre event series like Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Magic: The Gathering and Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, the animated series prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead; the return of master storytelling with Mike Flanagan’s The Midnight Club; plus new genre-bending thriller Archive 81.”
This is surely just the beginning of another massive year for Netflix, who are pumping out more favorites than ever before. Keep an eye on Knotfest for continuing coverage on these series, movies, and others.