American detective shows, new in 2022

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As part of my mission to compile a TV Detective Database listing all mystery/detective/crime shows ever made, I am getting a head start in compiling a list of mystery shows produced in the United States that premiered (or have been announced to premiere) in the year 2022. 

As usual, I use the term “detective show” rather loosely and include anything that can be classified as a mystery/thriller/crime drama. However, I exclude true crime documentaries and reality shows, as I want to focus on scripted stories.

I hope that you find the list below helpful — both in highlighting shows that are coming out later this year that you can look forward to, and in helping you discover something that came out earlier in the year that you haven’t yet seen. For that reason, I have organized the list according to the month in which each show premiered (or will premiere). Where possible, I’ve included information about where the show will be airing or streaming, along with the specific premiere date.

[If instead you’re looking for a list of British detective shows that are coming out in 2022, click here.]

January

  • The Tourist (January 1, 2022) [BBC and HBO Max]
  • The Cleaning Lady (January 3, 2022) [FOX]
  • Peacemaker (January 13, 2022) [HBO Max] (DC superhero)
  • Archive 81 (January 14, 2022) [Netflix]
  • In From The Cold (January 28, 2022) [Netflix]
  • The Afterparty (January 28, 2022) [Apple TV+]
  • The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (January 28, 2022) [Netflix] (comedy/spoof)

February

  • Suspicion (February 1, 2022) [Apple TV+]
  • Murderville (February 3, 2022) [Netflix]
  • Reacher (February 4, 2022) [Amazon Prime Video] (based on the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child]
  • Power Book IV: Force (February 6, 2022) [STARZ]
  • The Chelsea Detective (February 7, 2022) [BBC and Acorn TV]
  • Severance (February 18, 2022) [Apple TV+]

March

  • The Guardians of Justice (Will Save You!) (March 1st) [Netflix] (animated series)
  • Pieces of Her (March 4th) [Netflix]

April

  • Tokyo Vice (April 7th) [HBO Max] (based on book by Jake Adelstein)
  • Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (April 12th) [BritBox] (based on the book by Agatha Christie)
  • Outer Range (April 15th) [Amazon]
  • The Shining Girls (April 29th) [Apple TV+]

May

June

  • Cyborg (June 2nd) [CBS]
  • Ms. Marvel (June 8th) [Disney+]
  • Dark Winds (June 12th) [AMC+] (based on the book series by Tony Hillerman)
  • The Old Man (June 16th) [FX, Hulu, Disney+]

July

August

  • Echoes (August 19th) [Netflix]
  • The Patient (August 30th) [FX, Hulu, Disney+]

September

  • Devil in Ohio (September 2nd) [Netflix]
  • American Gigolo (September 9th) [SHOWTIME]
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (September 13th) [Netflix] (animated series)
  • The Rookie: Feds (September 27th) [ABC] (spin-off of The Rookie with Nathan Fillion)

October

  • The Midnight Club (October 7th) [Netflix]
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities (October 25th) [Netflix] (horror anthology)

November

  • 1899 (premiering November 17th) [Netflix] (Germany-US co-production)
  • Criminal Minds: Evolution (premiering November 24th) [CBS; Paramount+]

December

  • National Treasure: Edge of History (premiering December 14th) [Disney+]

Other shows announced for 2022:

The following shows have also been announced for 2022. However, no specific premiere date has been confirmed.

  • Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas [Netflix]
  • City on Fire [Apple TV+]
  • Magic: The Gathering [Netflix] (based on the tabletop game)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith [Amazon Prime Video] (based on the 2005 movie of the same name)
  • Poker Face [Peacock]

I will be updating this post periodically throughout the year to add more information about the premiere dates of the shows above, as well as information about any new shows that get announced once more information becomes available.


As always, if you know of any shows that are missing from my list above (or have any other additions or corrections), please let me know in the comments!

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