Fall 2022's New and Returning Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror TV Shows – Gizmodo

Fall 2022's New and Returning Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror TV Shows – Gizmodo

Your TV brain might be completely hardwired into magical rings and lusty dragons these days, but there are so many more sci-fi, fantasy, and horror shows—both returning and new—coming to screens this season.

Scroll through for our handy calendar of all the geeky series that you need to know about, with the caveat that dates may be subject to change.
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Richelle Mead’s YA series about the goings-on at a paranormal boarding school was already adapted into a feature back in 2014, but it’s now a TV series under the seasoned eye of Julie Plec (The CW’s The Vampire Diaries).
Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula on the early ‘90s sci-fi series) may still be out there lost in time, but that doesn’t stop Dr. Ben Song (Raymond Lee) from trying his luck with the same technology. This reboot-sequel follows Ben as he leaps through the decades helping people in need, while his team back in 2022 frantically works to bring him home.
Diego Luna’s Rogue One rebel gets a gritty origin story in the latest Disney+ Star Wars series.
Hannibal’s Bryan Fuller is among the directors and producers of this four-part documentary series, which examines the history of the horror genre from an LGBTQ point of view.
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Anne Rice’s gothic classic gets a contemporary, um, revamp in this tale featuring undead icons Louis (Jacob Anderson), Lestat, (Sam Reid) and Claudia, plus Eric Bogosian as the journalist.
The latest entry in the long-running Mobile Suit Gundam series—set in the 11th official timeline in the Gundam saga—brings us the first official primary female protagonist in a Gundam TV show. We know it’s coming October 2, though a stateside outlet hasn’t been announced yet.
Jacob Batalon—best-known as Peter Parker’s BFF Ned in the Tom Holland Spider-Man movies—stars as a geeky dude who transforms into a geeky bloodsucker in this horror comedy.
Netflix’s nightmare maker-in-residence Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass) is back with another horror series, an adaptation of the Christopher Pike novel about a group of terminally ill young adults who keep each other company with scary stories.
Supernatural may have ended its epic 15-season run, but the CW has hope this prequel about the Winchester brothers’ demon-busting parents will enjoy similar longevity.
The best-selling Swedish novel that spawned a hit film (and an English-language remake of that film) is now a series starring Madison Taylor Baez as a child vampire and Demián Bichir as her protective father.
The Oscar-winning horror guru produces this anthology series and contributes two stories as well, with entries directed by Catherine Hardwicke, Vincenzo Natali, Guillermo Navarro, Keith Thomas, David Prior, Jennifer Kent, Ana Lily Amirpour, and Panos Cosmatos.
Ahsoka Tano and a young Count Dooku will both get storylines in this animated Star Wars anthology series consisting of six new shorts.
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Warwick Davis’ beloved fantasy hero returns in this series that continues the story of the 1988 feature film.
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Tatsuki Fujimoto’s gory manga becomes a gory anime series following “the journey of Denji as he becomes ‘Chainsaw Man’—a man with a devil’s heart.”
Chloë Grace Moretz stars in this William Gibson adaptation about “a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow’s America…she has no future; until the future comes calling for her.”
Tim Burton’s riff on The Addams Family follows Wednesday (Jenna Ortega) as she becomes the new kid at spooky Nevermore Academy.
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The Margaret Atwood adaptation starring Elisabeth Moss just returned for its fifth season (with one more on the way). Here’s what Hulu says about season five: “June faces consequences for killing Commander Waterford while struggling to redefine her identity and purpose. The widowed Serena attempts to raise her profile in Toronto as Gilead’s influence creeps into Canada. Commander Lawrence works with Nick and Aunt Lydia as he tries to reform Gilead and rise in power. June, Luke, and Moira fight Gilead from a distance as they continue their mission to save and reunite with Hannah.”
The bilingual series returns for another six episodes. Take it away, HBO Max: “Season two finds our charismatic Los Espookys leader and gore enthusiast, Renaldo (Bernardo Velasco), haunted by the ghost of a beauty pageant queen, while Úrsula (Cassandra Ciangherotti), enlists an old acquaintance to challenge the political status quo. Úrsula’s well-meaning sister, Tati (Ana Fabrega), is adjusting to her life as a newlywed, while balancing a new gig, and Renaldo’s ominous best friend, Andrés (Julio Torres), tries to find his place in the world after appeasing his inner demons (literally). Meanwhile, Uncle Tico (Fred Armisen) is searching for a new purpose after his valet career is derailed.”
Will Arnett returns to host a third season of the epic brick-building competition.
With their long-awaited feature film finally out in the world, the Belchers are back for a 13th season of burgers of the day, musical numbers, holiday celebrations, humiliations, and inevitably, some hard-earned life lessons.
The hit American remake of the BBC One comedy returns for a second season, once again starring Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar as New Yorkers who realize the home they’ve inherited is haunted.
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The heartwarming anime returns, and if you haven’t yet fallen in love with it, there’s no time like now.
The third and final chunk of season 11 is finally here, with a hell of a lot of human conflict left to resolve, not to mention all those zombies still roaming around.
The animated aliens had their way with Christmas last year; now, they’re getting their own Halloween special.
The campy, gory horror comedy starring everyone’s favorite trash-talking, loud-cackling killer doll returns for season two.
The sci-fi comedy’s second and final season promises even more chaotic mayhem aboard a luxury space cruiser that accidentally gets bumped rather disastrously off its course.
Hamish Steel’s animated delight about a trans teen who takes a job at a haunted amusement park returns for a second installment.
Will there be a ghostly and/or alien mystery among the cases in this latest drop of Unsolved Mysteries reboot episodes? We’re crossing our fingers, but we’ll be watching no matter what. The theme song is already stuck in our heads.
“This season, Reynie, Sticky, Kate and Constance, the four gifted orphans who were recruited by the eccentric Mr. Benedict (Tony Hale), embark on another mission to save the world from the nefarious plans of his twin brother Dr. L.D. Curtain (also Hale).”
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Jodie Whittaker’s time as the Doctor is winding down, but not without all the fanfare and farewell you’d expect, as “the 13th Doctor faces the forces that mass against her in her final adventure,” with a certain 14th Doctor waiting in the wings.
Want more io9 news? Check out when to expect the latest Marvel and Star Wars releases, what’s next for the DC Universe on film and TV, and everything you need to know about House of the Dragon and Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
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