Summer is already heating up with hotly anticipated horror titles, and the Summer of Horror certainly isn’t exclusive to movies. The genre TV lineup for Summer 2022 is just as packed.
To help you keep track, we’ve rounded up 13 genre series premiere dates to add to your watch calendars. Here’s all the fresh horror coming to the small screen this Summer!
The Baby – HBO Max
This eight-episode limited series premiered on April 24, with new episodes dropping every Sunday. “Michelle De Swarte (The Duchess) stars as 38-year-old Natasha, who is furious that her closest friends are all having babies. But when she is unexpectedly landed with a baby of her own, her life dramatically implodes.
“Controlling, manipulative, but incredibly cute, the baby twists Natasha’s life into a surreal horror show. As she discovers the true extent of the baby’s deadly nature, Natasha makes increasingly desperate attempts to get rid of it. She doesn’t want a baby. But the baby definitely wants her.”
Love Death + Robots Volume 3 – May 20 (Netflix)
The adult animation anthology returns with a new volume featuring nine new stories, including Se7en director David Fincher’s first foray into the medium. “Terror, imagination and beauty combine in new episodes which stretch from uncovering an ancient evil to a comedic apocalypse, telling startling short stories of fantasy, horror, and science-fiction with trademark wit and visual invention.”
The entire episode lineup can be found here.
Stranger Things Season Four: Part 1 – May 27 (Netflix)
Expect a massive “Stranger Things” summer; so huge that Netflix is splitting the fourth season into two halves. “It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.”
The Boys Season 3 – June 3 (Prime Video)
The hyper violent series is back! “The Boys” (based on the best-selling comics by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson) puts a bold, fresh and bloody new spin on the superhero genre, centered on a group of vigilantes who set out to take down corrupt superheroes.
First Kill – June 10 (Netflix)
A YA vampire series from executive producer Emma Roberts. A supernatural Romeo and Juliet, perhaps? The plot: “When it’s time for teenage vampire Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook) to make her first kill so she can take her place among a powerful vampire family, she sets her sights on a new girl in town named Calliope (Imani Lewis). But much to Juliette’s surprise, Calliope is a vampire hunter, from a family of celebrated slayers. Both find that the other won’t be so easy to kill and, unfortunately, way too easy to fall for.”
Evil Season 3 – June 12 (Paramount+)
The unpredictable, demonically entertaining series is back. Season 3 begins moments after the end of season two: when a newly ordained David and Kristen kiss. In season three, the two not only have to navigate this fraught new reality but contend with David’s involvement with “the entity,” an espionage unit within the Catholic church.
Meanwhile, Ben finds his brain breaking from their unsolved cases and turns to his sister for help.
Dark Winds – June 12 (AMC)
A psychological thriller/noir series from “Castle Rock” showrunner Vince Calandra, executive produced by George R.R. Martin. The Plot: “Set in 1971 on a remote outpost of the Navajo Nation near Monument Valley, Dark Winds follows Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn (Zahn McClarnon, Doctor Sleep) of the Tribal Police as he is besieged by a series of seemingly unrelated crimes. The closer he digs to the truth, the more he exposes the wounds of his past. He is joined on this journey by his new deputy, Jim Chee (Kiowa Gordon, “Roswell, New Mexico”). Chee, too, has old scores to settle from his youth on the reservation. Together, the two men battle the forces of evil, each other and their own personal demons on the path to salvation.”
Westworld Season 4 – June 26 (HBO)
The mind-bending world of this HBO series is about to get a whole lot weirder with new AI nightmares. “Set in a futuristic Wild West fantasy park, a group of android ‘hosts’ deviates from their programmers’ carefully planned scripts in a disturbing pattern of aberrant behavior. With an exceptional cast headed by Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandiwe Newton and Jeffrey Wright, Westworld was inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 film.”
Stranger Things Season Four: Part 2 – July 1 (Netflix)
This is it. The conclusion to one massive, horror-filled penultimate season to tide us over until the series wraps up in its fifth outing. “It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.”
Wellington Paranormal Season 3 – June 22 (CW and HBO Max)
The third season of the What We Do in the Shadows spinoff has already aired in New Zealand, but it finally airs this summer in the US. Created by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, “the story follows the adventures of Officer Kyle Minogue and Officer O’Leary. The pair are hard-working members of the Wellington constabulary’s paranormal unit who investigate supernatural occurrences that arise in the capital of New Zealand on a surprisingly regular basis.“
Resident Evil – July 14 (Netflix)
Netflix aims to redefine the legendary Resident Evil franchise with a brand new series that introduces new faces, set in the year 2036. “14 years after a deadly virus caused a global apocalypse, Jade Wesker fights for survival in a world overrun by the blood-thirsty infected and insane creatures. In this absolute carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie.”
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Season 5 – July 21 (Netflix)
The final season of the animated series spinoff is here. In Season 5, “The arrival of Kenji’s father, Mr. Kon, renews hope of a rescue for the campers. But as the nefarious plans of Mantah Corp. come into focus and one of the Camp Fam turns on their own, the others must band together if they want to save the dinosaurs and ever make it home.”
House of the Dragon – August 21 (HBO Max)
“Game of Thrones” is back with a prequel series. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, “House of the Dragon” tells the story of House Targaryen. Check out the poster and teaser here.