There are plenty of high-profile TV shows on the docket for 2022, from The Sandman on Netflix to an Obi-Wan Kenobi show on Disney+ to Amazon’s big Lord of the Rings series. But if you want to talk about a real return of the king, we’re also going to get House of the Dragon, HBO’s follow-up to Game of Thrones.

House of the Dragon is set some 200 years before the story we know. It tells the story of a brutal Targaryen civil war that tore Westeros apart; we’re talking knives in the dark, dragon-on-dragon battles, and a sprawling cast of characters all vying for power.

The ending of Game of Thrones disappointed a lot of fans, but it was the biggest show in the world for a long time, so it makes sense that it left people wanting more. IMDb seems to agree, since it put House of the Dragon at the top of its list of the most anticipated shows for 2022. It's unclear how the list was compiled—such as whether it's based on staff opinions or user picks—but you can see the selected shows below. 

  1. House of the Dragon
  2. The Lord of the Rings
  3. Pam & Tommy
  4. The Sandman
  5. The Last of Us
  6. Obi-Wan Kenobi
  7. She-Hulk
  8. Ms. Marvel
  9. Peacemaker
  10. Moon Knight

Fantasy, sci-fi, and superhero shows dominate the list. The only one that isn’t a genre series is Pam & Tommy, Hulu’s show about Pamela Anderson (Lily James) and Tommy Lee’s (Sebastian Stan) leaked honeymoon sex tape.