Netflix reveals 2022 slate of geeky shows, including ‘Umbrella Academy’ and ‘Resident Evil’

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Netflix has just dropped its 2022 slate and geeks better prepare to (still) stay glued to their couches throughout the year.

The streaming giant’s Geeked Twitter account shared its 2022 lineup for genre shows in a tweet earlier today, December 1. It features new chapters of popular shows as well as brand-new series.

Several teasers and a year after the premiere of its second season, Umbrella Academy is finally scheduled to launch its third installment next year. In the upcoming episodes, the Hagreeves siblings find themselves in an alternate universe, where they meet a new group of super-powered individuals known as the Sparrow Academy.

And as Netflix announced last month, Stranger Things is finally returning for its fourth season during summer in the U.S. or June to August in the Philippines. The same goes for other fan favorites like Locke & KeyRaising Dion, and Alice in Borderland that are all making a comeback in 2022.

The Witcher

Also topping the list is the much-anticipated return of The Witcher with its third season, titled Blood Origin. According to Netflix, the new chapter is set 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher and follows the creation of the first prototype Witcher and how the “conjunction of the spheres” merged the worlds of monsters, men, and elves into one.

Meanwhile, gamers can watch for the live-action adaptation of the video game franchise Resident Evil featuring Lance Reddick as Albert Wesker. The show is set nearly three decades after the discovery of the T-virus where an outbreak reveals the Umbrella Corporation’s dark secret

Zack Snyder’s zombie film Army of the Dead is also getting its own animated spinoff titled Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, with two episodes directed by the acclaimed director. It tells the origin story of Scott (Dave Bautista) and his crew prior to the events of the film.

Vikings: Valhalla. Photo from Netflix.

Netflix is also set to release Vikings: Valhalla in February. The drama is a spinoff of History Channel’s Vikings that ended with its sixth season early this year. Netflix’s version will pick up 100 years after the original series, continuing to chronicle history’s most famous (and infamous) Vikings.

Hyping up excitement for the coming year are newcomers, such as fantasy series The Sandman, horror series The Midnight Club, and vampire romance First Kill. Check out Netflix’s list below.

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