Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley in Bridgerton
Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley in Bridgerton (Photo: Liam Daniel/Netflix)

The traditional fall network TV season just started, but Netflix is already looking ahead to 2022. The streaming giant has unleashed a torrent of previews, announcements and teases for its upcoming films and series on its global fan event Tudum. (You know, like the sound the Netflix logo makes.) The three-hour stream featured panels with the casts of shows like The Umbrella Academy and Bridgerton, exclusive behind the scenes looks at highly anticipated films like The Harder They Fall and Bruised — not to mention the casts of Queer Eye, Love is Blind and other Netflix reality shows, namely Floor Is Lava.

The full event is still available for anyone to watch, even if you don’t have a Netflix subscription. But we sifted through the whole thing, and these are the highlights.

Stranger Things
The preview for the spooky long-awaited fourth season takes us even further back in time to the 1950s. While previous teasers hinted at a further exploration of the top secret experimental program that gave Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) her powers, this one gives us a glimpse at an entirely new house of horrors: The Creel House. What connection does the place — and the seemingly happy family who lived there in the ’50s — have to the Upside Down? We’ll have to wait until 2022 to find out.

jeen-yuhs
From directors Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah comes this three-part documentary about one of the most controversial artists of the 21st century. According to Netflix, “jeen-yuhs is an intimate and revealing portrait of Kanye’s experience, showcasing both his formative days trying to break through and his life today as a global brand and artist.” The doc features footage filmed over two decades, including this clip of Mos Def and a young West freestyling in 2002. Considering all his questionable behavior and eccentric antics in recent years, at the very least jeen-yuhs should give some insight into how the Donda rapper got to where he is today.

Bridgerton
Shondaland’s regency era romance is set to return next year, and this clip featuring an encounter between Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and newcomer Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) is giving off major Pride and Prejudice vibes. The independent minded Kate is so unimpressed by Anthony’s opinions on what makes a suitable wife. So, obviously they’re going to fall in love, right?

Emily in Paris
Forget Paris — for now anyway. Emily (Lily Collins) is summering in Saint-Tropez with besties Mindy (Ashley Park) and Camille (Camille Razat) — but possibly not as many members of the Hollywood Foreign Press this time — in this first look at Season 2 of Emily in Paris. And gasp! she’s not posting about it! It’s fine. By the time the new episodes drop on December 22, we’ll all be in need of some fun in the sun on the French Riviera.

The Crown
We’ve already gotten our first looks at Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, Dominic West as Prince Charles and — swoon — Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana. But now, we’re getting our first official audience with the new queen. Staunton joined the Tudum stream from her character’s desk on the set of The Crown’s fifth season to announce that the series will return in November 2022. What are we supposed to do in the year-plus between now and then? I can think of a couple things.

Colin In Black & White
Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick co-created this upcoming limited series about the activist and former NFL quarterback’s formative years. In this clip, the real life Kaepernick narrates the moment that set him on the path from high school baseball star to the NFL. The limited series drops October 29.

Don’t Look Up
Director Adam McKay’s latest tour de force follows a pair of astronomers (Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence) as they try to warn the world about an impending disaster, encountering bureaucratic obstacles along the way. Ahead of the film’s December 10 theatrical release (before making its way to Netflix on December 24), Lawrence and McKay joined Tudum for a conversation about the movie. They also brought along this firecracker of a clip in which Lawrence and DiCaprio attempt to explain the dire situation to the president (Meryl Streep) and her chief of staff (Jonah Hill).

thoughts?