Penny Dreadful: 19th-century gothic fiction, psychological horror. Streaming on Netflix.
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Versailles: Period drama set in 1660s France, featuring political intrigue and stunning sets. Streaming on Netflix.
Into the Badlands: Diversely cast show delving into a future feudalist civilization. Streaming on Netflix.
The Terror: Like American Horror Story, this horror anthology takes place in a different setting each season. Season 1 fictionalized the disappearances of two real ships: the HMS Terror and HMS Erebus. Streaming on Hulu.
Todd McFarlane’s Spawn: Adult-oriented animated superhero series that aired on HBO in the early 2000s. Streaming on HBO Go, Amazon Prime.
Vikings: History Channel’s official “rival” to Game of Thrones, the series recounts the legend of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Scandivian farmer turned king. Based on novels by Diana Gabaldon. Streaming on Hulu, History Channel.
Outlander: A World War II nurse is hurtled back in time to 18th century Scotland; love, sex, political intrigue, and violence ensue. Streaming on Netflix and Hulu with a Starz subscription.
The Witcher: The story follows Geralt of Rivia, a mythical being who hunts monsters for payment. Based on books by Andrzej Sapkowski and a series of video games. Streaming on Netflix.
Castelvania: This video-game-series-turned-anime features a vampire hunter, a priestess, and Dracula’s son teaming up to defeat Dracula. Streaming on Netflix.
Norsemen: An ensemble comedy set in 790s Norway. Streaming on Netflix.
The Expanse: After humans settle across the solar system, a struggle for power arises between citizens of Earth, Mars, and the Asteroid Belt. Streaming on Amazon Prime.