Series about serial killers

List of the best series about serial killers selected by visitors to our site: True Detective, The Mentalist, Hannibal, Sharp Objects, B: The Beginning, Dexter, Instinct, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, Manhunt, The ABC Murders.

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

True Detective (2014)
Markimdb: 9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersPolice, Detectives, Partners, Serial killers
StyleSpectacular, Philosophical, Fascinating, 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.

The Mentalist (2008)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersSpecial agents, Partners, Serial killers
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Deception
StyleSpectacular, Twisted plot

Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.

Hannibal (2013)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersCannibals, Special agents, Serial killers, Maniacs, Psychiatrists
PlotFBI, Death, Deception
StyleSpectacular, For men, Atmospheric, Action, Worth watching

Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him with a highly respected psychiatrist – a man with a taste for the criminal minded – Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

Sharp Objects (2018)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersSisters, Journalists, Serial killers
PlotMystery, Funeral
PlaceSmall towns
StyleTwisted plot

Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.

B: The Beginning (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, cartoon, crime, anime
CharactersCriminals, Serial killers, Hackers, Geniuses, Werewolves
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Parties
StyleNetflix, Action, Spectacular, Fascinating

In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic nation of Cremona. Genius investigator Keith Flick rejoins the royal police force just as serial killer "B" emerges. Mysterious youth Koku may be an ally, or a target.

Dexter (2006)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersPolice, Serial killers, Maniacs
StyleFascinating, Action, Fancy

Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cracks of justice.

Instinct (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersCIA, Serial killers

Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a gifted author, university professor and former CIA operative is lured back to his old life by tenacious top NYPD Detective Lizzie Needham. Though Dylan and Lizzie initially clash, when it comes to catching killers, they make an ideal team.

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredocumentary, crime
CharactersKillers, Serial killers
StyleBased on real events, Netflix, Worth watching

A unique look inside the mind of an infamous serial killer with this cinematic self-portrait crafted from statements made by Ted Bundy, including present-day interviews, archival footage and audio recordings from death row.

Manhunt (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersCyclists, Detectives, Serial killers
PlotCars, Travel, Investigation
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, Based on real events

The true story of London Metropolitan police detective Colin Sutton's manhunt for serial killer Levi Bellfield.

The ABC Murders (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDetectives, Serial killers
StyleAtmospheric, By books

It's 1933, and an older and greyer Hercule Poirot has fallen out of the public eye. When he receives anonymous letters threatening murder, he must take matters into his own hands.

M - A City Hunts a Murderer (2019)
Markimdb: 5.6
CountryAustria, Germany
CharactersSerial killers, Journalists
PlotInvestigation, Missing people

Winter in Vienna. Children disappear. For now without a trace, then their bodies are found. A gift for the tabloid press. For the police a series of defeats. Politically a problem. And at the same time the long-awaited opportunity for the ambitious interior minister. The organized crime is in trouble. The child murderer must be found so that all other dirty jobs can go on.

The Alienist (2018)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, detective
CharactersPsychologists, Journalists, Serial killers, Teenagers
Time19th century
StyleNetflix, Spectacular, Action, Worth watching

New York, 1896. Police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt brings together criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore and secretary Sara Howard to investigate several murders of male prostitutes.

Hidden (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersKillers, Detectives, Serial killers
PlaceSmall towns
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Fascinating, Twisted plot

DI Cadi John and DC Owen Vaughan try to solve a case involving Mali Pryce, a young woman whose body was discovered in a stream in the woods.

American Woman (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
CharactersSisters, Strong women, Serial killers, Housewives, Single mothers
StyleEasy, For girls

This 1970s period dramedy inspired by the real life Kyle Richards and set amid the sexual revolution and the rise of second-wave feminism follows Bonnie, an unconventional mother struggling to raise her two daughters after leaving her husband. With the help of her two best friends, Kathleen and Diana, these three women will each discover their own brand of independence in a world reluctant to give it.

Mindhunter (2017)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersSerial killers, Lesbians
PlotFBI, Investigation

An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.

Manhunt: Unabomber (2017)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CharactersFBI, Terrorists, Serial killers

Follow Jim Fitzgerald, the FBI agent who tracked down Ted Kaczynksi, aka the “Unabomber,” and brought him to justice through his expertise in profiling and linguistics.

Mr. Mercedes (2017)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CharactersSerial killers

A demented serial killer taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again. Based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King.

Erased (2017)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CharactersSerial killers
PlotTime travel, Death, Investigation, Supernatural
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, Sad ones, By manga

After finding his mom killed, Satoru's time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent her death and those of three classmates.

The Mantis (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersPolice, Criminals, Strong women, Serial killers, Maniacs
StyleUnexpected ending, Spectacular, Fascinating

Jeanne Deber, known as "La Mante", the famous serial murderer who terrorized France more than 20 years ago, is forced by the police to come out of isolation to track down her copycat. She agrees to collaborate on one condition: to have only one interlocutor, Damien Carrot, her son, who became a cop because of the crimes of his mother, and who refuses all contact with her since her arrest.

Time After Time (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, drama
CharactersSerial killers
PlotTime travel, Love, Death, Time machine
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, Atmospheric

A young H.G. Wells time travels to modern day New York City in pursuit of the charismatic—yet secretly psychopathic—Dr. John Stevenson, better known as "Jack the Ripper," following the doctor's brazen escape from the Victorian London authorities.