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

Other shows announced for 2022:

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

  • 1899 [Netflix] (Germany-US co-production)
  • Anatomy of a Scandal [Netflix]
  • Andor [Disney+] (part of the Star Wars universe)
  • Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas [Netflix]
  • Batman: Caped Crusader [Cartoon Network and HBO Max]
  • Cabinet of Curiosities [Netflix]
  • City on Fire [Apple TV+]
  • Daniel Spellbound [Netflix] (animated series)
  • Dark Winds [AMC+] (based on the book series by Tony Hillerman)
  • Dead End: Paranormal Park [Netflix] (animated series)
  • Devil in Ohio [Netflix]
  • Echoes [Netflix]
  • First Kill [Netflix]
  • Halo [Paramount+] (based on the video game of the same name)
  • Jigsaw [Netflix]
  • Love and Death [HBO Max]
  • Magic: The Gathering [Netflix]
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith [Amazon Prime Video] (based on the 2005 movie of the same name)
  • Ms. Marvel [Disney+]
  • Murderville [Netflix]
  • Painkiller [Netflix] (based on true events surrounding the opioid crisis)
  • Pieces of Her [Netflix]
  • Poker Face [Peacock]
  • Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin [HBO Max] (a prequel to the Pretty Little Liars (2010) TV series)
  • Resident Evil [Netflix]
  • Secret Invasion [Disney+] (part of the Marvel universe)
  • The Continental [Starz!] (spin-off of the John Wick franchise)
  • The Guardians of Justice (Will Save You!) [Netflix] (animated series)
  • The Imperfects [Netflix]
  • The Last of Us [HBO] (based on the video game of the same name)
  • The Lincoln Lawyer [Netflix] (based on the Mickey Haller book series by Michael Connelly)
  • The Midnight Club [Netflix]
  • The Old Man [Hulu]
  • The Peripheral [Amazon Prime Video]
  • The Sandman [Netflix] (based on the comic book by Neil Gaiman)
  • The Shining Girls [Apple TV+]
  • The Staircase [HBO Max]
  • The Terminal List [Amazon Prime Video] (based on the book series by Jack Carr)
  • The Watcher [Netflix]
  • The Witcher: Blood Origin [Netflix] (based on the fantasy book series by Andrzej Sapkowski)
  • Tokyo Vice [HBO Max] (based on book by Jake Adelstein)
  • Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? [BritBox] (based on the book by Agatha Christie)

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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