Streaming and network TV will provide you with an explosion of new and returning shows throughout 2022. There are some old favorites as well as some interesting new and most awaited series additions to the lineup. Do you want some dragons, too? HBO’s Game of Thrones spinoff will premiere later this year, as well Amazon’s long-awaited Lord of the Rings show. It’s going to be a huge year, and we’re here to help you keep track of what’s worth anticipating. Let’s just start with the most anticipated series of May 2022 first.
Along with the most anticipated movies of May 2022, there are also new seasons of Bling Empire, The Circle, and Love on the Spectrum, as well as new seasons of Love, Death & Robots, and Workin’ Moms, as well as the final episodes of international favorites Summertime and Who Killed Sara?
Most Awaited Series of May 2022
- The Circle (Season 4) – Netflix, May 4
Netflix’s reality program about people sitting alone in an apartment speaking with others on the show’s eponymous social media site, who may or may not be who they claim they are, is returning. This season, what fresh spicy twists will they come up with? This is one of the most awaited series of May 2022.
- Clark – Netflix, May 5
In this Swedish series by Jonas Kerlund (Polar, Lords of Chaos), Bill Skarsgard leads a cast that delves into the infamous bank robber Clark Olofsson, whose crimes originated the phrase “Stockholm syndrome.”
- The Big Conn – Apple TV+, May 5
The creators of McMillion$ are back with another riveting docuseries. The Big Conn is a four-part series about Eric C. Conn, the man who defrauded the government of more than half a billion dollars in the largest Social Security scam in history.
- Girls5eva (Season 2) – Peacock, May 5
The ladies of Girls5Eva are heading into “album mode,” edging closer to their second chance at glory, after crashing the stage at Jingle Ball. Even still, there will undoubtedly be bumps along the road in Meredith Scardino’s delightful Peacock series, such as knee operations, nasty breakups, and ugly feet.
- The Staircase – HBO Max, May 5
While true-crime docuseries are plentiful these days, few have held the attention of true-crime fans for as long or as deeply as Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s The Staircase. This is one of the most awaited series of May 2022. The tragedy of Michael Peterson and his late wife Kathleen, whom he was suspected of murdering, is now being dramatized. Toni Collette, Colin Firth, Sophie Turner, and others are among the star-studded cast members.
- The Wilds (Season 2) – Amazon Prime, May 6
Check out The Wilds to fill the emptiness left by the Yellowjackets and it is also one of the most awaited series of May 2022. Season 1 focuses on a group of teenage girls fighting to survive on an island after their plane crashed under strange circumstances, and Season 2 is another entry into the very specific teenage genre. Season 2 will continue to disclose the truth about the girls while (gasp!) introducing a group of boys who are also attempting to live in the wild.
- The Kids in the Hall (Amazon Prime, May 13)
The original Kids in the Hall series carved out its own distinctly silly, shamelessly insane lane in sketch comedy over five seasons and 100 episodes. The original cast members are reuniting for an eight-episode Amazon series that promises to bring back legendary characters while also introducing some new eccentrics to the series.
- Obi-Wan Kenobi (Disney+, May 25)
The Star Wars episodes on Disney+ are some of the greatest, and a third will bring back a fan-favorite character this year and is one of the most awaited series of May 2022. Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi Master, has returned to Tatooine and is doing everything he can to ensure that at least one of Anakin’s children is safe.
- Stranger Things (Season 4, Part 1) – Netflix, May 27
Fans will be returning to the Demogorgon-infested Hawkins, Indiana, after three long years. Season 4 of Netflix’s flagship sci-fi series will be released in two parts, in a unique twist for the streaming service. Volume 1 will be released on May 27th, just in time for Memorial Day weekend, and Volume 2 on July 1st.
- Pistol (FX, May 31)
Don’t worry about the bollocks: a Sex Pistols bio series is in the works. The full six-part drama, which is inspired by guitarist Steve Jones’ memoir and spans the punk group’s early days to the release of their first album, is directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 127 Hours). The series hasn’t been without controversy, as fans of the band might imagine, however, it is still one of the most awaited series of May 2022.