Netflix’s popular American fantasy drama series, The Witcher appealed to much fanfare, with the perfect combination of Swords, Sex and Swearing. The show has something for everyone with the blend of comedy, action, fantasy, and drama. The show has become one of the most watched series soon in 2019 with over 76 million viewers by the first month of release. The Witcher is adapted from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s best-selling book of the same name about the fortunes of Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter who swifts from one life-threatening situation to another. The show which is the second most popular show of 2019 after Stranger Things is already announced for an eight-episode second season to be released in 2020. As you keep waiting for the much-awaited second season, here are some of the shows similar to The Witcher that you can watch on Netflix.
Netflix’s medieval fantasy drama series, created by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler is based on their graphic novel of the same name. The series retells the charming mercenary King Arthur’s quest to find Merlin’s sword after a young sorceress rebel Nimue (Thirteen Reasons Why Katherine Langford) armed with mysterious powers and a legendary sword joins forces with him on a mission to save her people. The series which is defined by Netflix as violent and gritty has its first season with 10 episodes premiered on July 17, 2020.
The Norwegian-language fantasy drama series inspired by Norse mythology shares the core genre identity of Dark, the European sci-fi series steeped in lore. The show follows two brothers, Magne and Laurits, who move to a small fictional Norweigian town of Edda in Western Norway, poisoned by pollution and rattled by melting glaciers. They soon discover all is not well and the End Times feel all too real. The show uses climate change as the jumping-off point for a conspiracy of Norse mythological creatures. Magne’s unassuming form makes for a great protagonist, but Laurits’s distinctness steals the show.
Lost In Space
The alien sci-fi thriller series created by Irwin Allen is a remake of the 1965 sci-fi series of the same name. Lost in Space follows the adventures of the Robinson family, a family of space colonists. The family crash lands on an alien planet and have to fight against all odds to survive and escape, but are surrounded by hidden dangers. This is an action-packed family watch together series especially if you love to watch something lighter. The series has some interesting ideas that are worth checking out with a little more of a feel-good tone. The series has two episodes with ten episodes each and a third and final season has been announced.
The cyberpunk series created by Laeta Kalogridis is an adaptation of English author Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel of the same title. The series follows the life of an elite soldier who returns to life in a new body after 250 years in ice age using a technology called Stacks that can store the human consciousness. The series which takes a violent, sexy, incredibly stylish approach is one of the best action sci-fi Netflix originals. The thrilling crime show tagged as witty and mind-bending by Netflix has a combination of action and science fiction.
The dystopian science fiction anthology series created by Charlie Brooker is widely regarded as one of the best science fiction of recent times. The sci-fi series focuses on modern society especially the unexpected aftereffects of advanced technologies. The series covers a new story and setting in each episode so that you can choose to skip around a bit. Some of the episodes have a dark and satirical tone, while some others have a more experimental and lighter approach. Their series with five seasons have only 3 episodes in the first and last seasons, three episodes in the second season and six episodes in third and fourth seasons so that you don’t have to invest huge time to binge it all. The series which is defined as mind-bending and chilling has gained massive popularity soon after its launch on Netflix.
The Canadian science fiction thriller series, Orphan Black is created by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett. The show follows Sarah Manning, a woman who witnesses the suicide of one of her fellow clones, Elizabeth Childs who looks just like her. She assumes Childs’ identity leading her to unlock a world of secrets. The bending, suspenseful and exciting show starring Tatiana Maslany as several clones deal with issues about the moral and ethical implications of human cloning and its effect on identity. The show has a loyal online fandom who identify as #CloneClub on various social media platforms.
The supernatural Western horror series developed by Emily Andras is based on Beau Smith’s comic book series of the same name. Wynonna Earp is different from the usual zombie story with an interesting twist of incorporating a fierce female warrior. The show follows the journey of Wynonna Earp, the outcast descendant of a ruthless lawman Wyatt Earp. Wynonna teams with an immortal Doc Holliday to defeat hungry demonic revenants who are reincarnated outlaws from the Wild West that the elder Wyatt killed. She returns to her hometown of Purgatory, near the Canadian Rockies, where she battles revenants. The show is defined as campy, suspenseful and exciting by Netflix
The science-fiction horror series created by the Duffer Brothers is set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana and follows the exploits of a group of kids who deals with monsters from another dimension and a girl with psychokinetic abilities named 11. The series is defined to be like candy for its intense nostalgia that anyone could digest. The series which premiered on Netflix in July 2016 has become much popular by now. All the three episodes of the show are favorite for killer looks, charming cast and genuine writing. The series is defined by Netflix as ominous and scary and is also one of the best horror Netflix series of recent times.