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The Best New Drama Series Of 2022

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Vote up the best TV dramas that premiered their first season in 2022.

Good TV dramas offer a perfect sort of escape and the best drama shows of 2022 offer a myriad of destinations for you to escape to. From gripping crime dramas to dreamy period pieces and sprawling family primetime soaps, the new drama TV series premiering in 2022 are ready to dramatically dominate your watchlist

Do you like your dramas creepy or messy? Well, however you like it, 2022 has new dramas for you. From Netflix's Archive 81, a found footage thriller based on the podcast of the same name to HBO's The Gilded Age's period drama set in 1882 New York City, there's some drama for everyone. Like to keep your drama in the family? The Kings of Napa and Promised Land tell sprawling family stories set against the world of wine and vineyards. From superheroes (Naomi) to sci-fi spies (In from the Cold), there is enough drama in 2022 to keep you going all year long.

Vote up the best new drama series that are airing for the first time in 2022 and then go see what new and returning dramas you can look forward to in 2022.

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  • Andor
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    Rebel spy Cassian Andor's formative years of the Rebellion.
    • Actors: Diego Luna, Stellan Skarsgård, Genevieve O'Reilly, Forest Whitaker, Adria Arjona
    • Premiered: September 21, 2022

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  • The Lincoln Lawyer
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    A lawyer runs his practice out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car.
    • Actors: Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Neve Campbell, Becki Newton, Jazz Raycole, Angus Sampson
    • Premiered: May 13, 2022

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  • Fleishman Is in Trouble
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    Fleishman Is in Trouble

    A divorced man starts app-based dating; his ex-wife disappears, leaving him with Hannah and Solly.
    • Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Claire Danes, Lizzy Caplan, Adam Brody, Meara Mahoney-Gross
    • Premiered: November 17, 2022

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  • Black Bird
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    A convict is offered a deal in exchange for coaxing a confession out of a suspected serial killer.
    • Actors: Taron Egerton, Ray Liotta, Greg Kinnear, Sepideh Moafi, Paul Walter Hauser
    • Premiered: July 8, 2022

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  • Anatomy of a Scandal
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    A parliamentary minister's life is upended after a scandalous secret comes to light.
    • Actors: Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, Rupert Friend, Naomi Scott, Josette Simon
    • Premiered: April 15, 2022

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  • In 1920s Italy, a mystery unfolds as Bella Ainsworth runs a quintessentially British hotel.
    • Actors: Natascha McElhone, Mark Umbers, Olivia Morris
    • Premiered: January 27, 2022

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  • Alaska Daily
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    A disgraced reporter leaves her life behind to join a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage, Alaska.
    • Actors: Hilary Swank, Jeff Perry, Matt Malloy, Meredith Holzman, Grace Dove
    • Premiered: October 6, 2022

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