The Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2021 (/2022)

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1. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022– )

Action, Adventure, Drama | Post-production

Epic drama set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.

Stars: Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Trystan Gravelle, Benjamin Walker, Peter Mullan

2021/2022

2. Loki (2021– )

TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The mercurial villain Loki resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”

Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino

Votes: 258,326

3. Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022– )

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Plot undisclosed. Stand-alone spinoff feature from the Star Wars franchise centering on Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton

2021/2022

4. WandaVision (2021)

TV-PG | 350 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Blends the style of classic sitcoms with the MCU, in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision - two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives - begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.

Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 263,891

5. Avatar: The Last Airbender

Action, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

Live-action adaptation of the animated series centering on the adventures of Aang and his friends, who fight to save the world by defeating the Fire-Nation

Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Yvonne Chapman, Maria Zhang, Elizabeth Yu

2021/2022/?

6. The Book of Boba Fett (2021– )

TV-14 | 38 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Bounty hunter Boba Fett & mercenary Fennec Shand navigate the underworld when they return to Tatooine to claim Jabba the Hutt's old turf.

Stars: Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen, Matt Berry, Frank Trigg

Votes: 30,924

7. Star Wars: Underworld (2018– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Plot unknown. Reportedly a live-action series that takes place between the events of 'Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith' and 'Star Wars: A New Hope'.

Votes: 51

2021/2022/?

8. The Wheel of Time (2021– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Set in a high fantasy world where magic exists, but only some can access it, a woman named Moiraine crosses paths with five young men and women. This sparks a dangerous, world-spanning journey. Based on the book series by Robert Jordan.

Stars: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney, Madeleine Madden, Zoë Robins

Votes: 80,331

9. What If...? (2021– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Adventure

Exploring pivotal moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and turning them on their head, leading the audience into uncharted territory.

Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Terri Douglas, Matthew Wood, Robin Atkin Downes

Votes: 83,986

10. Time Bandits

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | Announced

Television adaptation of Terry Gilliam's 1981 film, Time Bandits, which centers on a young boy who discovers a time-traveling portal in his bedroom.

2021/2022/?

11. Percy Jackson and the Olympians

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama | Pre-production

Disney + series based on Rick Riordan's 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians' novels.

12. Invincible (2021– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An adult animated series based on the Skybound/Image comic about a teenager whose father is the most powerful superhero on the planet.

Stars: Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, Zazie Beetz

Votes: 103,763

13. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)

TV-14 | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Following the events of 'Avengers: Endgame,' Sam Wilson/Falcon and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities -- and their patience.

Stars: Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell, Erin Kellyman

Votes: 185,008

14. Y: The Last Man (2021)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Y is the last surviving male human on the planet. Based on the comic series "Y: The Last Man."

Stars: Diane Lane, Ashley Romans, Ben Schnetzer, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 13,037

15. The Last of Us

Action, Adventure, Drama | Filming

Joel and Ellie, a pair connected through the harshness of the world they live in, are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a trek across post-pandemic America.

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Nick Offerman, Anna Torv

16. Monsters at Work (2021– )

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Mechanic Tylor Tuskmon has big dreams of working his way up the ranks to the Laugh Floor at Monsters Inc.

Stars: Billy Crystal, Ben Feldman, Mindy Kaling, Henry Winkler

Votes: 5,975

17. The Devil in the White City

Drama, History, Thriller | Pre-production

An architect works to build up the 1893 World's Fair, while the serial killer H. H. Holmes uses the fair to attract and kill women.

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Keanu Reeves

2021/2022/?

18. Hawkeye (2021)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Series based on the Marvel Comics superhero Hawkeye, centering on the adventures of Young Avenger, Kate Bishop, who took on the role after the original Avenger, Clint Barton.

Stars: Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, Florence Pugh, Vera Farmiga

Votes: 116,582

19. Cowboy Bebop (2021)

TV-MA | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A ragtag crew of bounty hunters chases down the galaxy's most dangerous criminals. They'll save the world--for the right price.

Stars: John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, Elena Satine

Votes: 33,614

20. The Sandman (2022– )

Drama, Fantasy, Horror | Post-production

Upon escaping after decades of imprisonment by a mortal wizard, Dream, the personification of dreams, sets about to reclaim his lost equipment.

Stars: Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Patton Oswalt, Jenna Coleman

21. Foundation (2021– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire.

Stars: Lou Llobell, Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Leah Harvey

Votes: 46,665

22. Moon Knight (2022– )

Action, Adventure, Drama | Post-production

A former U.S. Marine, struggling with dissociative identity disorder, is granted the powers of an Egyptian moon god. But he soon finds out that these newfound powers can be both a blessing and a curse to his troubled life.

Stars: Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, Lucy Davis, Gaspard Ulliel

23. Resident Alien (2021– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

A crash-landed alien named Harry who takes on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor and slowly begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his secret mission on Earth.

Stars: Alan Tudyk, Sara Tomko, Elizabeth Bowen, Corey Reynolds

Votes: 28,320

24. Ms. Marvel (2022– )

Action, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

New Jersey raised Kamala Khan learns she has polymorphous powers.

Stars: Iman Vellani, Matt Lintz, Zenobia Shroff, Yasmeen Fletcher

25. Star Wars: Visions (2021– )

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

Star Wars anthology series that will see some of the world's best anime creators bring their talent to this beloved universe.

Stars: Michael Sinterniklaas, Neil Kaplan, Adam Sietz, JP Karliak

Votes: 13,436

26. Vincenzo (2021– )

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

During a visit to his motherland, a Korean-Italian mafia lawyer gives an unrivaled conglomerate a taste of its own medicine with a side of justice.

Stars: Song Joong-ki, Jeon Yeo-bin, Taecyeon, Kwak Dong-yeon

Votes: 12,894

27. American Horror Stories (2021– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

An anthology series of stand-alone episodes delving into horror myths, legends, and lore.

Stars: Sierra McCormick, Paris Jackson, Merrin Dungey, Selena Sloan

Votes: 14,750

28. Purity

60 min | Drama | Announced

A young woman joins an activist group, and begins a global journey in search of her father.

Star: Daniel Craig

2020/2021

29. Star Wars: The Bad Batch (2021– )

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

The 'Bad Batch' of elite and experimental clones make their way through an ever-changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone Wars.

Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Dee Bradley Baker, Michelle Ang, Noshir Dalal

Votes: 23,676

30. Jirisan (2021– )

Action, Drama, Mystery

Set against the backdrop of towering views of Mount Jiri, it depicts the story of rangers and other employees of the Jirisan National Park who climb through the mysterious and unexplored regions of the mountain.

Stars: Ju Ji-Hoon, Jun Ji-hyun, Jo Han-chul, Go Min-Si

Votes: 725

31. Mouse (2021– )

80 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A suspenseful story that will center around the key question, "What if we could sort out psychopaths in advance?"

Stars: Lee Seung-gi, Lee Hee-joon, Park Joo-Hyun, Soo-jin Kyung

Votes: 4,072

32. Mare of Easttown (2021)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.

Stars: Kate Winslet, Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice

Votes: 129,849

33. The Shrink Next Door (2021)

TV-MA | 341 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of Marty and the therapist who turned his life around - then took it over. When he meets Dr. Ike, Marty just wants to get better at boundaries. Over 30 years, he'll learn all about them - and what happens when they get crossed.

Stars: Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Kathryn Hahn, Casey Wilson

Votes: 7,948

34. Nine Perfect Strangers (2021)

TV-MA | 388 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Nine stressed city dwellers visit a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation. The resort's director is a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies.

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Shannon, Luke Evans

Votes: 40,992

35. Scenes from a Marriage (2021)

TV-MA | 296 min | Drama

Television drama miniseries which re-examines the original's iconic depiction of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple, played by Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.

Stars: Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, Sophia Kopera, Nicole Beharie

Votes: 16,056

36. Untitled CIA Project

Drama | Announced

Series based on the real-life experiences of a CIA undercover operative, centering on her personal and professional life.

Star: Brie Larson

37. Gossip Girl (2021– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Revival of the TV series centering on a new generation of New York private school teens using social media to spread gossip.

Stars: Eli Brown, Jordan Alexander, Whitney Peak, Tavi Gevinson

Votes: 9,612

38. Lupin (2021– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.

Stars: Omar Sy, Ludivine Sagnier, Hervé Pierre, Soufiane Guerrab

Votes: 96,645

39. Americanah (2021– )

Drama, Romance

A pair of young Nigerian immigrants face a life time of struggle while their relationship endures.

40. Tales

Drama | Pre-production

Different stories walk around us everyday without being told, carried by the minds of the invisible people. Everyday true stories that have never been told will teach us to love and understand each other.

Stars: Gary Hudson, Chase Coleman, Chelsea Murphy

41. Dune: The Sisterhood

Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

TV series set in the 'Dune' universe which centers on the lives of the Bene Gesserit.

2020/2021

42. Superman and Lois (2021– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Follow the world's most famous super hero and comic books' most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today's society.

Stars: Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Jordan Elsass, Alex Garfin

Votes: 25,280

43. The Nevers (2021– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

An epic tale following a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.

Stars: Laura Donnelly, Ann Skelly, Olivia Williams, James Norton

Votes: 20,156

44. Dopesick (2021)

TV-MA | 492 min | Drama

The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America's struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Purdue Pharma, to a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA.

Stars: Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Poulter

Votes: 33,269

45. The Underground Railroad (2021)

TV-MA | 593 min | Drama, History, War

A young woman named Cora makes an amazing discovery during her attempt to break free from slavery in the deep south.

Stars: Thuso Mbedu, Chase Dillon, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Pierre

Votes: 6,205

46. Snowdrop (2021– )

70 min | Drama, Romance

Adapted from the handwritten notes of a man who escaped from a political prison camp in North Korea, Snowdrop is set against the backdrop of the 1987 Democracy Movement in South Korea.

Stars: Jung Hae-In, Jisoo Kim, Yoo In-Na, Yun Se-ah

Votes: 5,067

47. Coyote (2021– )

TV-MA | 290 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After 32 years of service, Border Patrol agent Ben Clemens finds himself helping people he has always tried to keep out of the United States.

Stars: Michael Chiklis, Juan Pablo Raba, Adriana Paz, Kristyan Ferrer

Votes: 2,431

48. Untitled Iran-Contra Project

Announced

A look at the events surrounding Oliver North's successful attempt to undermine the U.S. Congress and fund Contras in Nicaragua with the sales of weapons to Iran during the 1980s.

Star: Colin Farrell

49. Clarice (2021– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A look at the untold personal story of FBI agent Clarice Starling, as she returns to the field about a year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

Stars: Rebecca Breeds, Michael Cudlitz, Jayne Atkinson, Lucca De Oliveira

Votes: 8,730

50. The Serpent (2021)

TV-MA | 458 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The twisting, real-life story of Charles Sobhraj, a murderer, thief and seductive master of disguise, who was a hidden darkness in the mid-70's on Asia's hippie trail.

Stars: Tahar Rahim, Billy Howle, Jenna Coleman, Ellie Bamber

Votes: 39,904

51. True Lies (I)

Action, Adventure, Comedy | Announced

Television series based off of the 1994 film of the same name.

Stars: Steve Howey, Ginger Gonzaga, Scott Green

52. Dr. Death (2021)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

As patients entering the operating room of Dr. Christopher Duntsch for routine spinal surgeries start leaving permanently maimed or end up dead, two fellow surgeons and a young Assistant District Attorney set out to stop him.

Stars: Joshua Jackson, Christian Slater, Alec Baldwin, Dominic Burgess

Votes: 10,458

53. Maid (2021)

TV-MA | 545 min | Drama

After fleeing an abusive relationship, a young mother finds a job cleaning houses as she fights to provide for her child and build them a better future.

Stars: Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, Rylea Nevaeh Whittet, Andie MacDowell

Votes: 66,656

54. Walker (2021– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A widowed father returns to Austin after one year, attempting to reconnect with his children, navigate clashes with his family, and find common ground with his new partner, while growing increasingly suspicious of his wife's death.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Molly Hagan, Keegan Allen, Violet Brinson

Votes: 9,059

55. Undercover (2021– )

70 min | Drama, Thriller

A female civil-rights lawyer begins to doubt her husband, whom she has been married for 20 years.

Stars: Jin-hee Ji, Kim Hyun-joo, Joon-ho Huh, Man-sik Jeong

Votes: 126

56. Glare

Drama, Sci-Fi

A Sci-Drama about the colonisation of another planet.

57. The Gilded Age (2022– )

TV-MA | Drama | Completed

A wide-eyed young scion of a conservative family embarks on a mission to infiltrate the wealthy neighboring clan dominated by ruthless railroad tycoon George Russell, his rakish son, Larry, and his ambitious wife, Bertha.

Stars: Cynthia Nixon, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Taissa Farmiga, Christine Baranski

58. Judge Dredd: Mega City One

Action, Adventure, Crime | Announced

Judge Dredd patrols an over-populated metropolis in the 22nd Century, where he has the powers of a judge, jury and executioner.

2020/2021/?

59. Inventing Anna (2022– )

Drama | Completed

A journalist with a lot to prove investigates the case of Anna Delvey, the Instagram-legendary German heiress who stole the hearts of New York's social scene - and stole their money as well.

Stars: Julia Garner, Anna Chlumsky, Arian Moayed, Laverne Cox

60. Sin City

Action, Crime, Drama | Announced

Based on the work of Frank Miller, the series will focus on original characters set within the 'Sin City' universe.

61. Rain (III)

Action, Thriller | Announced

An assassin specializes in making his hits look like they've died from natural causes.

Star: Keanu Reeves

62. Halston (2021)

TV-MA | 240 min | Biography, Drama

The story of a man who leverages his single, invented name into a worldwide fashion empire that's synonymous with luxury, sex, status and fame, literally defining the era.

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Dayan, David Pittu, Krysta Rodriguez

Votes: 13,450

63. Station Eleven (2021–2022)

TV-MA | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A post apocalyptic saga spanning multiple timelines, telling the stories of survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to rebuild and reimagine the world anew while holding on to the best of what's been lost.

Stars: Mackenzie Davis, Himesh Patel, Matilda Lawler, David Wilmot

Votes: 10,674

64. Goosebumps (2021– )

Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

A remake of the popular series based on the books by R. L. Stine.

65. Gaslit (2022– )

Drama | Active

A modern take on the 1970s political Watergate scandal centering on untold stories and forgotten characters of the time.

Stars: Dan Stevens, Patton Oswalt, Julia Roberts, Sean Penn

66. Fathoms

Adventure | Pre-production

A young couple becomes thrust in the middle of a dangerous conflict between opposing parties that have been secretly covering up the knowledge of a hidden artifact emitting special powers ... See full summary »

67. Severance (2022– )

Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Filming

Mark leads a team of office workers whose memories have been surgically divided between their work and personal lives. When a mysterious colleague appears outside of work, it begins a journey to discover the truth about their jobs.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, Dichen Lachman, Christopher Walken, Adam Scott

68. Landscapers (2021)

TV-MA | 193 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A devoted and mild-mannered British couple become the focus of an extraordinary investigation when two dead bodies are discovered in the back garden of a house in England.

Stars: Olivia Colman, David Thewlis, Kate O'Flynn, Dipo Ola

Votes: 9,147

69. Viva La Madness

Action, Crime, Drama | Announced

A drug dealer trying to get out of the criminal world is roped back into it.

Star: Jason Statham

70. Kings of America

Drama | Pre-production

The story of three powerful women whose lives were inextricably intertwined with the world's largest company: a Walmart heiress, a maverick executive, and a longtime Walmart saleswoman and preacher.

Star: Amy Adams

71. Star Trek: Prodigy (2021– )

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure