7 'atas' TV series and movies we can’t wait to catch in 2022
A new year of television and movies is here – with a fair few of them revolving around high-society. From Bridgerton to Bling Empire, here’s what’s on CNA Luxury's must-watch list.
The year 2021 gave us a bunch of great movies and TV shows to binge-watch. Good news if you, like us, enjoy whiling time away with a good film – it’s time for another great year in entertainment.
From top Hollywood films to exciting new series and the return of your favourites, here’s what to watch in 2022.
DEATH ON THE NILE
Featuring a star-studded cast comprising Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Ridley Scott, Letitia Wright and more, Death On The Nile is an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s murder-mystery of the same name.
Wealthy newlywed couple (Armie Hammer and Gal Gadot) are honeymooning on a river cruise on the Nile when a murder takes place on the boat. Detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) is called in to catch the murderer. This classic whodunnit will keep you hooked to the screen.
Oh, don’t forget to keep an eye out for the stunning recreation of the Tiffany Diamond, worn by Gal Gadot. Death On The Nile is set for release this February.
THE GILDED AGE
Premiering on Jan 25 on HBO GO is The Gilded Age, a brand new drama series from the creator of Downtown Abbey.
The period drama is set in 1882 during the American Gilded Age, a period of immense economic change that created opportunities for huge fortunes to be made and lost.
The series follows a young woman, Marian Brook, who moves from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father. She starts a new life with her old money aunts, Agnes van Rhijn and Ada Brook.
THE YOUNGEST SON OF A CONGLOMERATE
After making a triumphant return to the small screen with his role in K-drama Vincenzo, Hallyu heartthrob Song Joong-ki will take on yet another darker role in a new K-drama titled The Youngest Son Of A Conglomerate.
In the series, Song’s character is accused of embezzling funds by a large family-owned business conglomerate, despite his loyalty to the company. After being killed, he is reincarnated as the family’s youngest son and ultimately plans to take revenge by taking over the chaebol family. The series is expected to air this year.
This year, Bling Empire, a reality series following the lives of a group of wealthy Asians in Los Angeles, returns for season two.
Expect glamorous parties, expensive shopping sprees, and of course, plenty of drama. While power couple Cherie Chan and Jessey Lee have exited the series, season two will see the return of Singaporean real estate developer and entrepreneur Kane Lim, couture queen Christine Chiu, entrepreneur Kelly Mi Li, model Kevin Kreider, socialite Anna Shay and more.
Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton was the talk of the town when it was released, hence we’re looking forward to the debut of season two on Netflix this March.
Bridgerton is set in 1813 Regency London. While the first season revolved around the love story of Daphne Bridgerton (the oldest Bridgerton daughter) and the Duke of Hastings, the new season will focus on eldest son, Anthony Bridgerton and his love interest, Kate Sharma. It’s set to be another scandalous season, and we’re also looking forward to seeing all the beautiful brocade gowns and elaborate bonnets.
REMARRIAGE & DESIRES
Also airing this 2022 is Remarriage & Desires, a satirical K-drama about the social life of South Korean high-society. The series stars Kim Hee-soon, Lee Hyun-wook, Park Hoon and more.
It tells the story of an exclusive matchmaking agency called Rex, which caters to the affluent in society. Its clients desire to marry or remarry into the ranks of the elite, aspiring to nab someone from the “Black tier”, the highest group consisting of the top 0.001 per cent of the population. We’re already intrigued.
The next instalment of Netflix’s The Crown is slated to launch on Netflix in November this year. This time, the series is expected to cover the breakdown of the marriage between Prince Charles and Princess Diana, as well as the latter’s tragic death in 1997. It will see actress Elizabeth Debicki take over the role of Diana, while Imelda Staunton ascends to the throne as Queen Elizabeth. Dominic West will step into the role of Prince Charles.