Emmys 2022: Outstanding Drama Series — Our Dream Nominees!

Emmy Nominees 2022

TVLine’s annual advocacy period known as Dream Emmy season has arrived! As per tradition, we’re launching the three-week event with the Outstanding Drama Series race and this burning question: Can anyone beat the Roys?

Without question, HBO’s Succession — riding a wave of much-deserved acclaim for its COVID-delayed, nine-episode third season — enters awards season as the frontrunner to take home the top drama prize (as it did in 2020). However, a trio of red-hot rookies — we’re looking at you, Squid Game, Yellowjackets and Severance — could easily play spoiler.


The bigger question, of course, is whether any of the aforementioned series deserve to be in the running for TV’s highest honor. And that’s where we come in!

Scroll through the list below to review all of our Dream Nominees (it bears repeating: these aren’t predictions; they’re wish lists) and then tell us if our picks warrant a “Hell, yes!,” “Um, no” or “How could you leave off such-and-such?!”

For the record, 2022 Emmy nominations will be voted on from June 16-27, and unveiled on July 12. The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony is scheduled to air on Monday, Sept. 12 on NBC.

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