As we race to the end of 2021, exhausted, if even we have enjoyed them ( and we have) by the sheer volume of shows now available on streaming services, which are breeding like digital, high-resolution, it’s becoming excitingly clear that 2022 has a lot of great things to take in too.
Colour us unsurprised.
The three featured in this post certainly run the gamut from dramedy to sci-fi to nostalgia muppet and all illustrate the great diversity of cool programming out there, now we have been set free from the shackles of banal network TV.
It’s thrilling to see what awaits us but as we come down to Christmas, it might be nice to just sit out a few weeks, read some books and then get back into what looks like a brilliant year indeed.
The eight-episode Prime Video dramedy … tells the story of three twentysomething roommates living on the autism spectrum as they attempt to “get and keep jobs, make friends, fall in love and navigate a world that eludes them,” the official description reads. “With the help of their families, aide and sometimes even each other, these roommates experience setbacks and celebrate triumphs on their own unique journeys towards independence and acceptance. The series stars Rick Glassman (Undateable) as Jack, Sue Ann Pien (Ballers) as Violet and newcomer Albert Rutecki as Harrison. (All three actors identify as living on the spectrum in real life.) (Synopsis courtesy TVLine)
As We See It premieres on 21 January 2022 on Prime Video.
Aliens threaten human existence in an epic 26th-century showdown. TV series based on the video game Halo. (synopsis courtesy IMDb)
HALO premieres on Paramount Plus in 2022.
Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock is a rebooted version of the Jim Henson series that ran from 1983 to 1987. The new series will premiere on the Apple TV+ service, which is co-producing the show with The Jim Henson Company and New Regency Productions [and follows on from] the success of the Fraggle Rock: Rock On! shorts. (synopsis courtesy Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock wiki)
Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock premieres on 31 January 2022 on Apple TV+