2021 has been another great year for scripted television series. From successful debuts like The White Lotus and Maid to returning shows like Outer Banks and You , we had plenty to binge watch. We also discovered a few up-and-coming actors who captured our attention with their great performances and – we’re not going to lie – good looks and stylish fits. Here’s a bunch of actors that you’re likely to hear more about in 2022. Sydney Sweeney The White Lotus We first noticed Sweeney in Euphoria , the drama series about teenagers dealing with the pitfalls of sex, drugs and social media. The role that cemented her as a bona fide star, however, is that of Olivia in The White Lotus , in which she plays a jaded teenager dealing with white privilege, a slightly dysfunctional family and a messed up “best friendship”. Sweeney has become something of a style maven. She looked stunning in a one-shoulder black dress from Saint Laurent at the 10th Annual LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles in November. D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai Reservation Dogs Reservation Dogs , a series about four Native American teenagers trying to leave behind their dull lives in Oklahoma and escape to California, is a hidden gem. Featuring a fully Native American cast, the show depicts small-town life “on the wrong side of the tracks” as it follows the four teenagers committing petty crimes and dealing with everyday issues universal to 16-year-olds. Woon-A-Tai plays Bear, the self-proclaimed leader of the group, and delivers one of the most poignant performances of the year. He’s also proven his mettle on the red carpet, looking sharp in a blue suit at the Los Angeles premiere of the show in August 2021. Tanner Buchanan and Xolo Maridueña Cobra Kai Cobra Kai , the Netflix series that brought back Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso from cult 1980s movie franchise Karate Kid , is returning for its fourth season in December. The show stars a bunch of teenagers practising martial arts and dealing with a lot of drama in a California suburb. Maridueña and Buchanan play rivals/friends Miguel Diaz and Robby Keene and engage in a series of epic fights throughout the series. The heartthrobs in the making also know how to wear a suit with aplomb. Buchanan sent hearts racing in a baby blue Versace suit at the premiere of the Netflix remake of He’s All That earlier this year. Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline Outer Banks Stokes and Cline are the main stars of Outer Banks , which centres on a bunch of friends from South Carolina on a treasure hunt. With its twists and turns, stunning locations and laid-back surfer vibe, the adventure series, which has been renewed for a third season, has become one of Netflix’s biggest hits. The on-and-off relationship between Stokes and Cline has provided fodder for gossip websites since the show debuted in 2020. At the 2021 People’s Choice Awards on December 7 the co-stars, who according to reports had already split by then, both wore black Versace outfits. Margaret Qualley Maid The daughter of American actress Andie MacDowell, Qualley delivered one of 2021’s most intense performances in Maid . In the Netflix limited series she plays Alex, a single mother trying to make ends meet by working as a maid for wealthy families in Washington state. Qualley, who trained as a ballerina and worked as a model, has long been an ambassador for French house Chanel and even closed the brand’s autumn/winter 2021 couture show clad in a blush pink wedding dress. Grace Van Patten Nine Perfect Strangers The drama mini series produced by and starring Nicole Kidman was one of the most captivating shows of the year. Set in a high-end wellness resort in California – the show was shot in Australia because of Covid-19 restrictions – it centres on a group of stressed-out individuals who find themselves under the spell of Masha, the resort’s director. Newcomer Van Patten plays Zoe, a teenager dealing with grief and loss after the death of her twin brother. At the premiere of Dune in London this autumn, Van Patten looked chic in a dress from Saint Laurent paired with a flower-embellished choker. Eve Hewson Behind Her Eyes Based on the bestselling novel of the same title by Sarah Pinborough, psychological thriller Behind Her Eyes was one of last year’s sleeper hits. The six-episode series centres around Louise, a single mother, who begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss and befriends his wife, Adele, played by Eve Hewson. Hewson, who is the daughter of Bono, lead singer of rock band U2, knows how to look good and has been seen out and about clad in chic outfits from brands such as Loewe and Chanel. Adam Demos and Sarah Shahi Sex/Life The steamiest series of the year, Sex/Life , as the title suggests, is about the sexual exploits of a suburban mother reminiscing about her days as a single woman. The show stars Australian Demos, who went viral thanks to an NSFW scene in a gym shower, and Shahi, an American actress of Iranian descent. The actors, seen here at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards, have made headlines for some of the raunchiest – and real looking – love scenes we’ve seen in a while. It definitely helps that the two are an item in real life too. Expect more crazy sex in the second season of the show, which is currently filming in Toronto. Victoria Pedretti You (Spoiler Alert) The third season of You , the macabre show starring Penn Badgley as a charming serial killer, ended with the death of his wife, Love, played by Victoria Pedretti. It’s unlikely that she will come back in season four, although we’ve seen crazier things happen in the show so we’re not dismissing yet another epic plot twist. Pedretti, who is rumoured to be dating You season three co-star Dylan Arnold, is known for playing dark characters, including murderer Leslie Van Houten in the Oscar- winning film Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood . She attended Paris Fashion Week as a guest of Miu Miu in March 2020. Hannah Einbinder Hacks Comedian Hannah Einbinder stars with veteran actress Jeanne Smart in Hacks , the HBO Max comedy about a Las Vegas-based comic teaming up with a young and woke writer to spruce up her slightly staid repertoire. The funny duo are a match made in heaven, and watching them argue and slowly become friends is a real pleasure. 26-year-old Einbinder, who made her stand-up comedy debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert , tends to keep a low profile but recently graced the red carpet clad in a chic Fendi suit at the InStyle Awards in Los Angeles in November 2021.