Searching for what are best TV series that are similar to Game of Thrones? Well you are on the right place. I’ve searched the web and compiled a list of the 10 best TV shows like Game of Thrones.
Game of Thrones is one of the greatest TV shows I have ever watched. If you are asking me to tell you some TV show that is like GOT, I must say that there is no such thing. But while I was searching the web on all kind of websites and forums, I found that there are some TV shows that are very often compared to Game of Thrones.
I’ve watched all of them (except two), so I’ll write something more about them and you can choose for yourself what will be the next TV show you will watch.
Top 10 Shows Like Game of Thrones
There are some medieval show that remind me of Game of Thrones, and there are some other great shows that I like very much. In this list I’ve included every TV show that’s comparable to Game of Thrones. If they aren’t medieval, then they have some similar elements like Game of Thrones. This may include: killing people very often, showing bloody scenes, rude talk, nude scenes…
Dexter is a TV drama series created by James Manos Jr. for Showtime channel. Based on Jeff Lindsay’s Darkly Dreaming Dexter novels, the first season premiered October 1st 2006. Showtime announced in January 2013 that the series eighth season which aired June 30, 2013 will also be its last season. The series stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar and Lauren Velez.
The show follows Dexter Morgan, a forensic expert for Miami Metro Police who has a secret life as a serial killer. Dexter’s father thought him has a “moral code” which only allows him to kill others serial killers that escaped the justice. It all started after Dexter had witnessed his mother being murdered as a kid.
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True Blood is a drama TV series created by Alan Ball for HBO and it’s based on Charlaine Harris’s series of novels named The Southern Vampire Mysteries. The show follows Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress who uncovers the existence of a supernatural world when she meets Bill Compton, a vampire who lives in the fictional town Bon Temps, Louisiana. The series premiered on September 7, 2008 and won a Golden Globe and an Emmy. HBO announced on July 15, 2013 that the seventh True Blood season will air in the summer of 2014. The series stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis and Carrie Preston.
Deadwood is a western TV show created and produced by David Milch for HBO. It premiered March 21, 2004 and revolves around the people of Deadwood, South Dakota, a town of deep corruption and crime back in the 1800s. Milch used actual newspaper and diaries form 1870s Deadwood’s residents to write most of the scripts. The series was canceled on May 13, 2006. The show stars Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif, John Hawkes and Robin Weigert. It won 1 Golden Globe and 8 Emmy Awards. In 2013, TV Guide magazine ranked Deadwood as #8 “Shows that were canceled to soon”.
The Borgias is a historical drama TV series set around the 16th century. It’s created by Neil Jordan and premiered on April 3, 2011 on Showtime. The series follows the rise of an Italian dynasty, the Borgia family and their struggles to maintain the power in 1492.
On June 5, 2013, due to the expense of production, Showtime cancelled the show. Two months later it was announced that the two hours series finale script will be released as an e-book because it would be too expensive to produce it. The show was nominated for 1 Golden Globe and 4 Primetime Emmys and won 1 Primetime Emmy Award. It stars Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud and Holliday Grainger.
Vikings is a historical drama TV series that premiered March 3, 2013 in U.S and Canada on History Channel. The show is filmed in Ireland and is inspired by the notorious Viking Ragnar Lodbrok. Vikings follows Ragnar, is a young Viking warrior who wants to discover civilizations across the seas by daring raids in England. He is helped by his brother, Rollo, his friend, Floki and his wife, Lagertha.
On April 5, 2013, Vikings was renewed for a second season of 10 episodes. The series was nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. It stars Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgard, Jessalyn Gilsig and Nathan O’Toole.
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The Tudors is a Canadian – Irish historical TV series created by Michael Hirst for Showtime. The series is set in 16th century England and is loosely based on King Henry VIII. The show premiered April 1st, 2007. The Tudors follows the life and romances of the young King Henry. On April 11, 2010 aired the 4th and final season of the show which ended on June 20, 2010. The show was broadcast on Showtime, CBC and BBC and stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill and Sarah Bolger. The series was nominated for 3 Golden Globes and won 4 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Spartacus: War of the Damned
The 3rd and final season of the Starz TV series produced in New Zealand, Spartacus, which follows “Spartacus: Vengeance” and “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” is called “Spartacus: War of the Damned”. The season premiered January 25, 2013 and ended April 12, 2013. It shows the final battle between Spartacus and Crassus, as Spartacus struggles to feed his growing army of former slaves, winning several victories which frustrate the Romans. Finally, the series ends with a direct all out battle between the two.
Spartacus: Vengeance is the second season of Spartacus, a TV series produced for Starz. Following “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”. The season premiered January 27 and ended March 30, 2012. Between the seasons, because Andy Whitfield, the lead actor, was diagnosed with early-stage non-Hodgkin lymphoma Starz produced a six-episode prequel mini-series named “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena”. Sadly, Whitfield died September 11, 2011. His place was taken by Liam McIntyre. The second season follows Spartacus and his gladiators fellows after they kill Batiatus and escape from the gladiatorial training school.
Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Spartacus: Blood and Sand is the most critically acclaimed season of Spartacus, an American TV show that premiered on January 22, 2010 on Starz. The story was inspired by the Thracian gladiator Spartacus, who led a slave uprising war against the Roman Republic. Produced by Robert Tapert and Steven S. DeKnight, the show was rated TV-MA for coarse language, graphic violence and strong sexual content. The series stars Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless and Manu Bennett.
Spartacus is the name given to a Thracian slave forced to fight in the gladiator’s arena. He accepts to do so after Batiatus, one of the gladiator’s trainers, promise him to find his wife, Sura, who was sold to a Syrian slave trader.
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Rome is a historical drama TV series created by John Milius, Bruno Heller and William J. MacDonald. The show premiered on August 25, 2005, and it’s starring Kevin McKidd and Ray Stevenson as Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo. Rome features many characters based on real figures from history, but the protagonists are two soldiers, Lucius and Titus. Set in the 1st century BC, the show starts with Julius Caesar’s conquest of Gaul and shows his subsequent rise to absolute dictatorship over Rome which ends with his assassination on 15 March 44 BC.
The second season chronicles Octavian and Mark Anthony’s power struggle after Caesar’s death. Octavian wins and becomes August, Emperor of Rome. The series was canceled in 2007, after only two seasons. It won 2 Primetime Emmys and had 2 Golden Globe nominations.
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