Dark series

List of the darkest TV series selected by visitors to our site: The Killing, True Detective, Boss, American Crime, Bosch, Lisey's Story, The Knick, NOS4A2, The Borgias, EastSiders.

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

The Killing (2011)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43

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.

True Detective (2014)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

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.

Boss (2011)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:56

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.

American Crime (2015)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA

An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.

Bosch (2014)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

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.”

Lisey's Story (2021)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryChile, USA

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 Knick (2014)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:45

Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. John Thackery is a brilliant surgeon pioneering new methods in the field, despite his secret addiction to cocaine. He leads a team of doctors including his protégé Dr. Everett Gallinger; the young Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. and Dr. Algernon Edwards, a promising surgeon who's been recently thrust upon him. The lively cast of characters at the hospital also includes Cornelia Robertson, the daughter of its benefactor, Captain August Robertson; surly ambulance driver Tom Cleary; Lucy Elkins; a fresh-faced nurse from the country; the crooked hospital administrator Herman Barrow; and Sister Harriet, a nun who isn't afraid to speak her mind.

NOS4A2 (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

A young Victoria "Vic" McQueen discovers she has the power to unlock portals that help her find lost objects. As she delves further into this hidden universe, she encounters many other "inscape travelers" - some benevolent, and some who have been corrupted by their power. When Vic encounters Charlie Manx, an immortal who stays that way by feeding off of the souls of children, she makes a sworn enemy of Manx.

The Borgias (2011)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Canada
Duration00:55

Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth for himself and his family.

EastSiders (2012)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA

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

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Gracepoint (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecrime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

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.

Satisfaction (2014)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA

A provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman and his wife, Grace, this series answers the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?” by delving into their shocking and unconventional choices.

Twin Peaks (1990)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, USA
Duration00:47

The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul.

The Last Don (1997)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration04:18

In this world power isn't everything, it's the only thing. Best selling author of Mario 'The Godfather' Puzo's blockbuster new novel comes to life in this epic saga of America's most powerful crime family.

Touch (2012)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

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.

Dr. Death (2021)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

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.

Legends (2014)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

Working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations division, Martin Odum can transform himself into a different person -- whether it's an assignment as a Serbian extremist, a corrupt Chicago police officer, a British special forces colonel, or a legendary computer hacker. But when he learns that his life, itself, may be a lie, he faces the demands of his job and a desire to solve the mystery of his identity. And given the choice between the two, Odum doesn't always make the right decision. From the producers of "Homeland," "Legends" is based on Robert Littell's award-winning book.

Mildred Pierce (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration05:36

Mildred Pierce depicts an overprotective, self-sacrificing mother during the Great Depression who finds herself separated from her husband, opening a restaurant of her own and falling in love with a man, all the while trying to earn her spoiled, narcissistic daughter's love and respect.

Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryCzech Republic, USA

Anne Frank: The Whole Story is a two-part mini-series based on the book Anne Frank: The Biography by Melissa Müller. The mini-series aired on ABC on May 20 and 21, 2001. The series starred Ben Kingsley, Brenda Blethyn, Hannah Taylor-Gordon, and Lili Taylor. Controversially, but in keeping with the claim made by Melissa Müller, the series asserts that the anonymous betrayer of the Frank family was the office cleaner, when in fact the betrayer's identity has never been established. A disagreement between the producers of the mini-series and the Anne Frank Foundation about validity of this and other details led to the withdrawal of their endorsement of the dramatization, which prevented the use of any quotations from the writings of Anne Frank appearing within the production. Hannah Taylor-Gordon received both Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for her performance as Anne Frank, while Ben Kingsley won a Screen Actor's Guild Award for his performance as Otto Frank, Anne's father.

Those Who Kill (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

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."

The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.

Chicago Fire (2012)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

An edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America's noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating. These courageous men and women are among the elite who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way and whose actions make the difference between life and death.

Carnival Row (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

In a mystical and dark city filled with humans, fairies and other creatures, a police detective investigates a series of gruesome murders leveled against the fairy population. During his investigation, the detective becomes the prime suspect and must find the real killer to clear his name.

DCI Banks (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

A thrilling drama based on the novels by Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot.

The Black Donnellys (2007)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration08:36

Meet the Donnelly brothers: Tommy, Jimmy, Kevin and Sean. There is nothing these four Irish brothers wouldn't do to protect each other, and for them that means lying, cheating, stealing and, occasionally, calling the cops. Narrated by wannabe gangster Joey "Ice Cream," this gritty series bears witness to the Donnelly brothers' sudden involvement in organized crime, focusing on how they go from boys to mobsters, and showing how their new life affects their relationships with friends, family and lovers.

Magical Girl Site (2018)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:35

Aya Asagiri is a middle school girl who has problems both at school with bullying and at home from physical abuse by her brother. While browsing online, a website pops up on her computer featuring a creepy looking person. This person appears to take pity on her, and announces that she has granted Asagiri magical powers.

The Sopranos (1999)
Markimdb: 9.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:55

The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads. Those difficulties are often highlighted through his ongoing professional relationship with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi. The show features Tony's family members and Mafia associates in prominent roles and story arcs, most notably his wife Carmela and his cousin and protégé Christopher Moltisanti.

The Boys (2019)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrefantastic, action, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

A group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys” set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.

Jordskott (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Finland, United Kingdom, Norway
Duration02:04

Detective Inspector Eva Thörnblad returns to Silver Height seven years after her daughter Josefine disappeared by a lake in the woods. The body was never found and the girl was believed to have drowned. Now a boy has vanished without a trace and Thörnblad wants to find out if there is a link to her daughter's disappearance. At the same time , she will take care of the legacy of her father, the great entrepreneur Johan Thörnblad, who built an empire of timber and timber processing on the large forest owned by his ancestors. As the plot deepens more children are kidnapped and what initially seems like a police drama takes a more sinister and stranger twist with each episode.

This Is England '86 (2010)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:43

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.




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