The fantasy genre is inherent to the human being: since ancient times we have dreamed of the unreal through mythology: the Iliad, the Odyssey, the Beowulf and our Iberian Song of my Cid. We have gone from parchment and hemistiches to the audiovisual format, but we cannot deny that it continues to attract us like moths to a fire. Even if science fiction is eating more and more ground in this genre, new and original television series are still being produced, as well as new seasons of well-received franchises. What fantastic series await us this 2022?
The most anticipated fantasy series of 2022
Here is a list of the fantasy series What else do we want to see in this 2022:
House of the Dragon
If you are still limping from the stab in the back that we were dealt that fateful May 19, 2019 with the end from Game of Thrones —let’s be honest, it hurt the spectators more than Daenerys—, here comes the hope of reconcile with the universe of the Seven Kingdoms. And it is that hbo max you try to redeem with a prequel. House of the Dragon It is based on the 2018 novel by George RR Martin. fire and blood. Its plot takes place 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and recounts the decline and civil war occurring within the Targaryen house.
House of the Dragon brings in a talented cast with Matt Smith playing the role of Daemon Targaryen. The first season has already been shot and will be released at the end of the year. While we wait, we can make an appointment at the hairdresser to bleach our hair, because platinum is going to become fashionable with this series. We only ask that it has been shot calmly and there is not a single glass of Starbucks that can spoil this new experience for us.
Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings crawled so that Game of Thrones could run, if you can call it “crawling”, to 17 Oscars, 10 BAFTAS and 4 Golden Globes. Peter Jackson’s film adaptation created a furore before it was thought possible to recreate fantasy universes with budgets of TV by cable.
Now, Amazon Studios turns the tables and has saved for the september 2 a series set in Second Age of the Sun. This epoch, also known as ‘the Dark Years’, spans 3,144 solar years and precedes the events of The Hobbit Y The Lord of the rings. It is in this period that Sauron rises as the Dark Lord and forge the One Ring. The unconditional fans of legendarium Tolkien are eagerly awaiting the adaptation of this fantastic story to the big screen in their living rooms.
third season of TheBoys
Man does not live by bread alone, and not only does fantastic epic. And it is that superheroes are still pure fiction (except for Tony Stark, that man’s is pure engineering), so we take the liberty of putting them in the same bag as the rest of legend characters.
This Prime Video series, awarded and criticized in equal parts, will renew with a third season in spring or summer 2022. It is also rumored that there will be a spinoff later. Like Game of Thrones, TheBoys dismantles those we have for myths. Robert Baratheon was a formidable warrior, but when we meet him he’s a fat, drunk, and—excuse me—whoremonger middle-aged man. TheBoys is transgressive in the same way; shows us the hidden face of the life of superheroes, the part that is not pretty or idealized; in short, their antics when not in front of an adoring crowd.
It will be a sequel to the universe created by George Lucas in 1988, and that, at the time, did not have the success that was expected. The project will once again star Warwick Davis and the first episodes will be directed by Stephen Woolfenden. We will see it on Disney + throughout this year.