2022 will be a major year for video game adaptations. Shows like the witcher and Esoteric have already established stellar examples of video game concepts in new guises, and this is just the beginning. Netflix, Paramount+, and HBO Max are hard at work preparing a slate of all-new video game TV shows coming out in 2022. Here are some of the most anticipated projects of the year.
“The Last of Us” (HBO)
HBO The last of us is an adaptation of Naughty Dog’s award-winning video game series of the same name. The show follows a hardened apocalypse survivor named Joel (Pedro Pascal), who is tasked with smuggling a 14-year-old girl, Ellie (Bella Ramsey), across the United States. Years after a mysterious virus turned millions into zombies, Ellie is believed to be the cure.
The last of us does not yet have an official release date. However, Ramsey apparently confirmed on social media in January that it would premiere on HBO and HBO Max in 2022.
“Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” (Netflix)
After nearly a decade of development Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red finally released the video game in 2020. Now, two years later, the Cyberpunk universe is expanding with an anime series.
Cyberpunk: Edge Runners, created by Netflix and animation company Studio Trigger, follows a teenager who becomes an edgerunner, an outlaw mercenary, in a tech-rich future. The anime takes place in the same universe as Cyberpunk 2077 but tells a self-contained story.
For now, Cyberpunk: Edge Runners has a vague 2022 release window.
“Resident Evil” (Netflix)
Last year, Netflix released a resident Evil-inspired anime series called Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. The streaming service will continue to provide resident Evil content in 2022, but with a brand new project – a live-action series. the resident Evil The adaptation follows sisters Jade and Billie Wesker in two timelines, before and after the T-virus infects the world.
Netflix accidentally dropped a brief teaser for the live-action series back in December, as reported by Eurogamer. The short clip showed what appeared to be an infected dog, but it didn’t mention a release date.
“The Witcher: The Origin of Blood” (Netflix)
the witcher and its spin-off series is technically based on the book series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski. However, the video games, which serve as sequels to the books, have played a major role in the expansion of the franchise.
No matter what medium they started with, the witcher fans around the world are excited to see Netflix’s prequel series, The Witcher: Origin of Blood. The episodes will follow the creation of the first Witcher and document the days leading up to the Conjunction of the Spheres.
As ComicBook notes, The Witcher: Origin of Blood filming wrapped in November, and a teaser (seen above) was released a month later. Netflix will launch the series in 2022.
The TV adaptation of Halo video games have had a bumpy road to get out. Development began in 2015 at Showtime, but the series went through several producers before it could really move on. Finally, in 2021, Halo moved from Showtime to Paramount+.
the Halo The series will follow a war between humans and an alien group called the Covenant in the 26th century. Paramount+ has yet to announce a release date. However, the show is expected to arrive in early 2022.
Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for more updates on video game shows airing in 2022 and beyond.
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