(ETX Daily Up) – “Interview with a vampire”, “The Lord of the Rings” or even “The Prince of Bel-Air”, does that remind you of anything? These blockbuster movies and series will be back in 2022 in a whole new form. Whether it is a prequel, a remake or a spin-off, these six series will mark the new generation in 2022 and will make the older ones nostalgic.
It is a series taken from the zany universe of “The Suicide Squad”, the film by James Gunn released in 2021. The story follows the life of Peacemaker, this beast and villainous anti-hero who would kill women and children to preserve peace, embodied, as in the cinema, by John Cena. The series will constitute its own “suicide squad”. We will find Danielle Brooks, revealed in “Orange is the new black”, in the skin of Adebayo. The characters Economos, Harcourt, Murn and Vigilante will be played respectively by Steve Agee, Jennifer Holland, Chukwudi Iwuji and Freddie Stroma. Eight episodes will make up this first season.
January 13 on HBO Max
How I Met Your Father
Forget Ted Mosby. For this remake of “How I Met Your Father”, the story will be told from a mother’s perspective. Sophie, played by Kim Cattrall clearly visible on the screen, will tell her children about her adventures which led her to their father. Hilary Duff will have the heavy task of playing the mother in her youth, seeking love with the help of Tinder while leading a hectic life in the city that never sleeps. Just like Ted, Sophie will be able to rest on her band of friends where we will find Chris Lowell known for his roles in “Veronica Mars” and “GLOW” in the skin of Jesse, but also Francia Raisa, revealed in the series ” The Secret Life of an Ordinary Teenager “, in that of Valentina. The ten-episode first season promises to rediscover the humor of “How I Met Your Mother” thanks to the presence of the creators of the cult series, Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, as executive producers.
January 18 on Hulu
It is a more dramatic and longer version that the Peacock streaming platform will offer for this remake of one of the most cult series of the 1990s. The story will follow the path of young Will, from the poor neighborhood of West Philadelphia at the grand mansions of Bel Air in Los Angeles. The series will address more modern issues and in tune with the reality of the current world for a black family. Jabaria Banks will play the main character, played by Will Smith in the original version. The latter will always be present as an executive producer and even lent his voice for the introduction of the teaser by taking the credits of the cult series in a dark voice: “Now this is the story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down “. Six one-hour episodes will make up this first season while a second season has already been announced.
February 13 on Peacock
The Lord of the Rings
If the release date has been announced, the mystery still surrounds this series taken from one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema. The story will take place in Middle-earth and “explore new story arcs” preceding the first film of the saga, “The Fellowship of the Ring” and the first part of the work of JRR Tolkien. While no teaser has been released so far, Prime Video shared on Twitter the first image in this series which promises to be fantastic in every way.
September 2 on Prime Video
On September 2, 2022, a new journey begins. pic.twitter.com/9tnR7WqDoA
— The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) August 2, 2021
House of the Dragon
After “The Lord of the Rings”, it is another fantastic literary work which will be found on small screens, and this for a second time. Three years after the end of the hit series “Game of Thrones”, HBO will air its prequel in 2022. Adapted from the novel “Fire and Blood” by George RR Martin, the series will revisit the history of House Targaryen and its battles , 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones”. Matt Smith (“Doctor Who”, “The Crown”) will play the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen, the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.
In 2022 on HBO (OCS in France)
Interview with a Vampire
28 years after its adaptation to the cinema, the novel of Anne Rice “Interview with a vampire” will finally have the right to its adaptation on television. Eight episodes will make up this series which does not yet have a launch date. If the synopsis has not yet been released, the book told the story of Louis, transformed into a vampire by and his difficulty in accepting his new life as an immortal. The series will have a special flavor as the author died at the age of 80 on December 11.
In 2022 on AMC