8 shows to watch if you liked Game of Thrones


When a TV series is not only a big ratings hit, but also a pop culture phenomenon, it’s natural for viewers to seek out similar shows after it’s over. Ten years ago, fans and networks were all searching for “the next Lost” to replicate the heart-pounding success of this wondrous mystery box series.

Now – yes, despite the end of the saga – the hunt is on for a successor to Game of Thrones. HBO has already lined up its ace in the form of a real Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, which premieres August 21. But you might be looking for even more shows that feature high stakes, vast geography, big sets, big battle sequences, and maybe a touch of magical mayhem. We’ve compiled a quick list of eight shows you can check out right now if you want sprawling drama filled with twists, turns, secrets, and shadows.

And no, not all of them take place in the type of fantasy world you think. We have smugglers, pirates, space detectives and more!

8 shows to watch if you liked Game of Thrones


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