After the pandemic of 2020 ravaged the globe, there was a sincere sense of hope for 2021. Sadly, it turned out that we weren’t quite in the clear yet. Although we are still trying to be optimistic, nothing apart from films and series can provide solace as we head into 2022.
With an interesting lineup of Netflix Originals for 2022, besides a charming and promising set of Original series to arrive this year, it is essential to acknowledge Netflix’s constant valiant efforts to add new titles to their shelves for our audio-visual pleasure.
In February 2022, hordes of films and series will get added to Netflix. We are excited to see what the new films and shows have in store for us, especially ones like Vikings: Valhalla and the Netflix remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre that we have awaited with bated anticipation.
Here are the five new Netflix series and films we are excited to in February 2022:
The 5 best Netflix Originals to watch in February 2022
5. Space Force season 2 – Steve Carell, Greg Daniels
As this controversial comedy series returns for a second season on February 18th, 2022, despite not having very high viewership for its first season, it will feature the likes of Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Diana Silvers, Ben Schwartz and more as it returns.
As is a staple of Carell, the series is a workplace dramedy that revolves around a ragtag group of dysfunctional people tasked with setting up the sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces. Focusing on the team’s misadventures, it sees Carell as the boss who is fixated with following the POTUS’ orders to the letter. It is Malkovich’s authoritative and no-nonsense personality that becomes the highlight of the show.
4. Child of Kamiari – Toshinari Shinohe, Takana Shirai
Also debuting on February 18th, 2022, the anime film has previously premiered in Japanese theatres before being acquired exclusively by Netflix. Eloquent in vibrance and a fantastical setting with a brilliant voice-over cast, the film revolves around a young girl named Kanna who loses her love and inspiration for running following the tragic demise of her mother.
However, in a strange encounter with Shiro, the rabbit and an ogre boy named Yato, Kanna crosses the threshold between humans and gods to enter a realm of the unknown. Inspired by Japanese folklore about the assembly of gods at the eponymous auspicious place, the film weaves a story of resilience, perseverance, love, faith and indomitable spirit.
3. Inventing Anna – Shonda Rhimes
Based on a New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler entitled ‘How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People’, the film will follow the journey of Anna Sorokin, a smart and cunning 28-year-old, hailing from a relatively lower-middle-class family, who adopted the name Anna Delvey to scam her friends and New York socialites and businesses of money.
The limited ten-episode series will air on February 11th, 2022. It stars Julia Garner, and Anna Chlumsky in lead roles as the journalist who is interested in the SoHo scammer begins to delve deeper into her life of fraudulence.
2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre– Fede Alvarez
Slated for a February 18th, 2022 premiere, the iconic Leatherface will come to life yet again in the Netflix adaptation that will serve as a sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic of the same name. With Mark Burnham returning as Leatherface in the film, the rest of the cast includes Elsie Fisher, Jacob Latimore, Moe Dunford and Sarah Yarkin starring in major roles.
The new film will not be taking into account the other spin-offs and will take place directly after the harrowing events of the 1974 flick, beginning with a premise where Leatherface has mysteriously disappeared. It will follow the misadventures of the said friends who encounter Leatherface and must escape from his vicious clutches before he murders them to satisfy his bloodlust.
1. Vikings: Valhalla – Michael Hirst, Jeb Stuart
Set to debut on February 25th, 2022, the 24-episode series will be split into three distinct seasons as it spins a spin-off tale to the original Vikings. One of the most anticipated titles of the year, the series will have an extraordinary premise that promises plenty of blood, gore and emotional conflicts. The seasons will also deal with heavyweight issues like sexual assault and faith.
Set nearly a hundred years after the original series, the premise of this show will witness the near obliteration of the Vikings as the English kingdom stands steadfast against the Scandinavian raiders, as well as how three claims to the English throne following King Edward’s demise changes the course of history forever.