Watching movies has always been one of the best ways to relax and unwind. With our busy lives, it’s no wonder that streaming services have become some of the most popular pastimes for today’s generations. One of the most well-known names on that list is Netflix, which has everything you could want to watch right at your fingertips. To make things even better, here we provide some more information about the movies coming to Netflix:
Stranger Things (Season 4 – Volume 2) – July 1st, 2022
In a TheWrap interview, Matt Duffer said, “Seven and nine in particular are movies. And nine is a long movie.” The second volume of Stranger Things season 4 will be out in two weeks. That finale, Volume 2 of season 4, arrives in July with two feature-length episodes that are promised to have the most epic scenes we’ve seen from Stranger Things so far. Volume 2 will have two new episodes to wrap up the season 4 storylines. Following the feature-length seventh episode (which came in at 1 hour, 39 minutes), episode 8, titled “Papa,” will run around 1 hour, 25 minutes. The finale, titled “The Piggyback,” will be a whopping 2 hours, 19 minutes and will have a similar movie-sized scale to episode 7.
Boo, Bitch – July 8, 2022
The Netflix original series from executive producer Lauren Iungerich, created by Erin Ehrlich (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, King of the Hill) and starring Nefiti Stewart. The series follows Kiki Hamilton (Condor), a high school senior who has lived her entire life under the radar until she finally decides to seize the opportunity to change her narrative in order to start living an epic life.
The Sea Beast – July 8th, 2022
This epic Netflix adventure will transport you to an era when terrifying beasts roamed the seas. Jacob Holland was a legendary sea monster hunter whose life was turned upside down when a young girl, Maisie Brumble, stowed away on his ship. Together they embark on an epic journey into uncharted waters and make history.This animated sea escapade is directed by Chris Williams, who has worked on the likes of Moana, Big Hero 6 and Bolt.
Resident Evil – July 8th, 2022
Resident Evil, the iconic apocalyptic video game series by Capcom, is officially going to be hitting our (small) screens on Netflix with a brand-new storyline. The Resident Evil series will drop on Netflix on July 14, 2022, as tweeted by Netflix Geeked. Back in 2020, Netflix announced that the show would consist of eight episodes, each being an hour long. This pretty much follows the same format as most TV shows on streaming services in the last few years. What’s unclear, though, is whether Netflix will be dropping all the eight episodes of Resident Evil in one go or will they be opting for a once-a-week release format. However, that’s something we’ll only know on July 14.
LOCKE & KEY Season 3 – August 10, 2022
Locke & Key Season 2 ended episode 10 (appropriately called Cliffhanger) that saw the Lockes go head-to-head with Doge in a “ferocious showdown” with Bode confronting a shocking visitor. Dodge may be defeated but now Frederick Gideon is going to be the biggest baddy going into season 3. Frederick is an echo of a revolutionary war soldier who is possessed and notably The Black Door’s most formidable demon. Interestingly, the story of the show is now mostly separate to the comic books.
Early on we knew that season 3 will be among the 2022 Netflix roster of shows. That was confirmed back in November 2021 as part of Netflix’s “Get Geeked” campaign which listed Locke & Key season 3 amongst other “genre” shows scheduled for 2022. Then Netflix’s confirmation that the final season of Locke & Key will be released on August 10th, 2022.
Manifest Season 4 – November 2022 (TBA)
Since Manifest wrapped up its third season in June 2021, the show left viewers with questions and some nail-biting drama in the season finale. But shortly after season three ended, NBC announced that they wouldn’t be renewing the series for a fourth season.
In a nutshell, Manifest tells the story of a commercial airliner, Flight 828, which went missing a few hours into its journey and reappeared with all the crew and passengers more than five later after they were presumed dead. For all the people in the aircraft, the jump in time was represented by some turbulence.
The fourth season will consist of 20 episodes but will not be dropped on the streaming service all at once. Instead, it will be split into two or more parts. As far as the release date goes, Jeff Rake is aiming for November 2022, but nothing is official yet.
Squid Game Season 2 – TBA
It’s official: Netflix’s Squid Game is coming back for a second season. The Korean series took international audiences by storm, with Variety reporting it had 1.65 billion viewing hours in its first 28 days on the streaming service. The storylines of season 2 are still very much under wraps, with the only hint of what to come is that another mechanical doll will be in the season and that the man tricking people into playing the game may return.
While we aren’t sure when season 2 is coming, we know it probably won’t be the last, meaning there is plenty of room to include these ideas and more.
Alice in Borderland Season 2 – December 2022 (TBA)
The production for Alice in Borderland Season 2 is expected to wrap in December 2021, so Netflix hasn’t released an official trailer for the show at the time of this article’s publication, but the streamer shared a teaser when they confirmed the new season two weeks after the first one premiered. On November 10, 2021, Netflix released the “New Live-Action Japanese Lineup” Video which previews various projects coming for the platform in the near future, and one of them includes a teaser for Alice in Borderland Season 2. On June 6, Netflix’s Geeked Week 2022 virtual event revealed the first images from Alice in Borderland Season 2
The virtual Festival Japan 2021 event confirmed that Alice in Borderland Season 2 is coming in December 2022, just about two years after the release of Season 1. Netflix hasn’t revealed the exact release date yet, but expect Season 2 to arrive by the end of 2022.
Sweet Home Season 2 – TBA
Netflix’s apocalyptic horror K-drama series Sweet Home is rumoured to return for a second season, according to reports by South Korean media. Adapted from the popular webtoon of the same name by Kim Carnby and Hwang Young-chan, the show follows the story of troubled high school student Cha Hyun-soo, played by Song Kang. Cha and the rest of the residents of Green Home soon find themselves surrounded by monsters that want to wipe out humanity. Together, they fight off these blood-thirsty creatures and try to save their lives.
Sweet Home director Eung-bok has previously stated that he wants to be faithful to the original webtoon the series is based on. Despite Lee’s intentions, the first season of Sweet Home notably featured numerous changes that were not in the source material, including some new characters and a tweaked storyline.
Fans could be waiting an extensive amount of time for Sweet Home to make a return to Netflix. The filming for season 1 took eight months, lasting from June 2019 to February 2020. If production has only just recently begun then we may be waiting until 2023 before the arrival of Sweet Home season 2.