Dark series

List of the darkest TV series selected by visitors to our site: Touch, Lisey's Story, The Killing, Boss, River, Bosch, True Detective, Chikatilo, EastSiders, The Legacy.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Touch (2012)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Investigation, Mystery
PlaceParallel worlds, USA
StyleDark, Touching

Martin Bohm, a widower and single father, is haunted by an inability to connect to his autistic, mute 11-year-old son, Jake. Their relationship and their lives take an extraordinary turn when he discovers his gifted son has the ability to see things that no one else can and the patterns that connect seemingly unrelated events.

Lisey's Story (2021)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryChile, USA
PlotMystery, Supernatural
TimeDark ones
StyleDark, Women in the lead roles

This terrifying thriller follows widow Lisey Landon as a series of disturbing events revives memories of her marriage to author Scott Landon and the darkness that plagued him.

The Killing (2011)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Dark

The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.

Boss (2011)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
PlotPolitics, Mystery, Elections
StyleDark, Fascinating

Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.

River (2015)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Dark, Fascinating

Respected police officer John River, a gifted cop with a troubled mind, struggles to come to terms with the recent loss of a close colleague, and chases a potential suspect across London - with tragic consequences. Now at odds with authorities both within and outside of the police service, River finds himself in a precarious position as he seeks to bring closure to the mother of murdered teenager Erin Fielding, who blames him for failing to keep his promise to bring her daughter back alive.

Bosch (2014)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, crime
CharactersLawyers, Journalists, Veterans
PlaceCourt, USA
StyleSpectacular, Action, By books, Dark

Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, these are the stories of relentless LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch who pursues justice at all costs. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to remain loyal to his personal code: “Everybody counts or nobody counts.”

True Detective (2014)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersSerial killers, Police, Partners, Detectives
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Atmospheric

An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.

Chikatilo (2021)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersSerial killers, Police, Killers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceUSSR, Russia

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EastSiders (2012)
Markimdb: 6.9
CharactersGays, Friends
StyleDark, Touching

What happens after the world ends? This show explores the aftermath of infidelity on a gay couple in Silver Lake, CA.

The Legacy (2014)
Markimdb: 7.7
CharactersLawyers, Musicians, Artists
PlotInheritance, Family life
StyleDark, Fascinating, Touching

The death of a matriarch brings forgotten secrets out into the open and causes a prolonged battle for the family inheritance.

This Is England '86 (2010)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeenagers, Students, Friends, Friends, Losers
StyleDark, To cry, Touching

It's 1986 - the year Maradona ends England's world cup dreams in Mexico; the year Top Gun is the highest grossing film; the year over 3.4 million Brits are unemployed and the year Shaun is leaving school.

Bordertown (2016)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryFinland, France
PlaceRussia, Small towns
StyleAction, Dark, Fascinating

The series tells the story of DI Kari Sorjonen of the Serious Crime Unit in Lappeenranta, his family, and his investigations into a variety of harrowing homicides around the border area.

Those Who Kill (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersSerial killers, Teachers, Psychiatrists
PlotMissing people
StyleAction, By books, Dark

Those Who Kill is a Danish crime TV series from 2011, which follows a fictitious unit within Copenhagen Police which specialises in investigating serial murders. The series was aired as five two-part stories in Denmark, but has aired as five feature film length episodes in most other countries. A separate 92 minutes feature film, Fortidens skygge, which forms a continuation and ending of the series, premiered in Danish cinemas on 15 March 2012, and is being aired as a final, sixth episode of the series in many other countries, such as the UK and Germany. The series is created and written by Elsebeth Egholm and Stefan Jaworski, with various other screenwriters helping out as episode writers, among them Siv Rajendram, Rikke De Fine Licht and Morten Dragsted. Directors have been Birger Larsen, Niels Nørløv and Kasper Barfoed. The series is a Danish-German-Swedish-Norwegian co-production. Although originally planned to run for several seasons, Danish TV2 announced in October 2011 that there would be no further seasons made, due to falling viewer shares after the first few episodes. TV2 programming manager Keld Reinicke stated that, "We have no plans to continue the series as it never gave us the audience share we expected in Denmark."

Gracepoint (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecrime, detective
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleAction, Dark

When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's family into further turmoil and upends the lives of all of the town's residents.

Dr. Death (2021)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersManiacs, Doctors, Surgeons
StyleDark, Based on real events

The terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a flourishing Dallas neurosurgeon whose patients suddenly begin becoming permanently maimed or dead. As victims piled up, two fellow physicians set out to stop him.

Exile (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
StyleAction, Dark, Fascinating

Exile is a British psychological thriller television series dealing with the topic of Alzheimer's disease against a background of corruption. It stars John Simm and Jim Broadbent and was broadcast on BBC One. The series received varyingly positive reviews.John Simm received a BAFTA nomination for his role as Tom Ronstadt, as did the director John Alexander.

The Bridge (2011)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Denmark, Germany
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Twisted plot, Dark, Fascinating

When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.

This Is England '88 (2011)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Friends, Losers
TimeNew Year
StyleDark, Touching

Set during Christmas 1988, Lol is haunted by the devastating events that took place two and a half years before. She and Woody both find themselves struggling to cope with their lives without each other after he leaves the gang. Lol is carrying the burden of her guilt, whilst Woody is trying to build a domestic life with a new girlfriend and a potential promotion at work. Shaun has started drama college and, although still in a relationship with Smell, he has grown close to a girl performing in his Christmas play.

NYPD Blue (1993)
Markimdb: 7.6
CharactersFriends, Partners
StyleDark, To cry, Fascinating

Police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Each episode typically intertwined several plots involving an ensemble cast.

Durham County (2007)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersSerial killers
PlotMissing people, Cancer
StyleAction, Fancy, Dark, Fascinating

Detective Mike Sweeney has just moved with his wife and daughters from Toronto to his hometown of Durham County after the death of his partner. Hoping to escape the violent world of big city police work, Mike falls into a suburban world besieged by crime, abuse and murder.