It’s almost hard to believe that we’re already looking ahead to July 2022, but we are now over halfway through the year and thankfully, the entertainment hitting the small screen shows no signs of slowing down! Whether you’re a fan of horror, crime or something else altogether, this upcoming month seems to have something for everybody. Here are the seven best new and returning TV shows coming in July 2022…
Queer as Folk Season 1 – STARZPLAY – Starts July 1st, 2022
With two episodes being available upon its debut, and two new episodes dropping each week thereafter, the return of Queer as Folk has got some people raising their eyebrows. Could the new series, based on the groundbreaking British show of the same name by Russell T. Davies, really recapture the magic which made the original such a huge success?
Telling the stories of the queer community in the modern world, the show will likely be unafraid to pull punches and water down the experience of the LGBTQIA+ community, instead showcasing them in all of their raw and gritty truth.
The show stars Devin Way, Fin Argus, Jesse James Keitel, Johnny Sibilly and Ryan O'Connell, with guest stars such as Kim Cattrall and Nyle DiMarco also making an appearance.
Stranger Things Season 4, Volume 2 – Netflix – Available July 1st, 2022
There might just be two more episodes of Stranger Things Season 4 to watch, but with them both coming in at almost four hours combined, they’re going to be one heck of an experience for fans. The first seven episodes of the new season have put audiences through a real rollercoaster of emotions and now, with subtle comments made by members of the cast hinting that not everybody will be making it out alive, everybody’s a little nervous to see exactly what goes down.
The new season has not only seen the return of much-loved characters, but the introduction of others, including Eddie Munson, played by Joseph Quinn. He in particular has captured the hearts of those watching, so fingers crossed he can make it out of the other end still breathing!
Better Call Saul Season 6, Part 2 – Netflix – Starts July 12th, 2022
Hitting Netflix just a few hours after its US debut, the final season of Better Call Saul will lurch towards its ultimate conclusion. Bob Odenkirk returns to the titular role, after a scary moment after 12 hours of filming the show saw him suffer from a heart attack. Thankfully, his co-stars Patrick Fabian and Rhea Seehorn were close by, saw him collapse and immediately called for help.
This very real moment almost saw the series cancelled altogether, but Odenkirk was determined to see things out. Fans will be thankful and, we’re sure, extremely emotional as we wave goodbye to the series that started out as a spinoff to Breaking Bad, but quickly stood firmly on its own two feet.
Resident Evil Season 1 – Netflix – Available July 14th, 2022
Fans of the video game horror series Resident Evil were excited to hear that the franchise would be brought to life once more, this time as an original series for streaming platform Netflix.
Taking place years after the outbreak of a virus that resulted in apocalyptic consequences across the globe, Jade Wesker (Ella Balinska) sets out on a mission to bring down those at the infamous Umbrella Corporation who are responsible, all whilst fighting against the Infected who plague the lands.
It’d be fair to say that Resident Evil adaptations in the past have been met with a mixed response, so it’ll certainly be interesting to see how this one is received; especially when it comes to the reactions from long-term fans of the series.
Trying Season 3 – Apple TV+ - Starts July 22nd, 2022
Following the dramatic events of Season 2, Apple TV+ original series Trying makes its return for a third outing, following the journey of Nikki (Esther Smith) and Jason (Rafe Spall) once more. Now parents to two children they're still getting to know, they've got a myriad of challenges headed their way, the biggest of which will be keeping hold of their kids, which is a tougher job than either of them could have imagined.
Navigating the complicated world of parenting, their relationship is tested with one another, as well as their loved ones, as they do their all to provide a good home to their children whilst maintaining their own sanity.
The series' incredible cast also includes Eden Togwell, Mickey McAnulty, Oliver Chris, Sian Brooke, Darren Boyd and Robyn Cara.
Under the Banner of Heaven, Limited Series – Disney+ - Available July 27th, 2022
Inspired by the true crime bestseller of the same name by Jon Krakauer comes a new limited series, produced by FX Productions and created by Academy Award winner, Dustin Lance Black.
Under the Banner of Heaven follows the events that led to the murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and her baby daughter in 1984, in a Salt Lake Valley suburb. With Detective Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield) investigating the events surrounding the tragedy, he uncovers buried truths about the origins of the violent consequences that comes with unyielding faith.
Discovering what he does, Pyre must balance keeping his case on the right track with the questions he has surrounding his own religious beliefs.
Sam Worthington, Denise Gough, Wyatt Russell, Billy Howle, Gil Birmingham, Adelaide Clemens, Rory Culkin, Seth Numrich, Chloe Pirrie and Sandra Seaca all also star.
Paper Girls Season 1 – Prime Video – Available July 29th, 2022
Four paper girls are on their usual delivery route in the early morning hours after Halloween 1988. When they become caught in the crossfire between two time-travellers, however, their lives are changed forever. Transported into the future, they must figure out exactly how to get home, navigating the challenges of a new world and, being brought face-to-face with the grown-up versions of themselves.
Based on the best-selling, critically-acclaimed graphic novels of the same name by Brian K. Vaughan, this high-stakes, personal and emotional journey is one that has touched the hearts of countless people and will undoubtedly continue to inspire following its debut on Prime Video.
Camryn Jones, Riley Lai Nelet, Sofia Rosinsky and Fina Strazza take on the roles of the four girls, with Ali Wong, Nate Corddry and Adina Porter all also starring.
Other shows making their debut and return in July include the fourth season of New Amsterdam on Sky Witness, the first season of The Resort on Peacock and, the limited series The Baby, which hits sky Atlantic on July 7th, 2022.