10 series like The Devil’s Hour you must watch

By Adam Lock
Published: November 3, 2022 (Last updated: January 26, 2024)
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We discuss 10 series like The Devil’s Hour you must watch. Check out these excellent recommendations. 

Prime Video’s psychological thriller, The Devil’s Hour, has been terrorizing audiences with its sinister serial killer crime investigation narrative and its strong horror tones. The series focuses on troubled mother Lucy Chambers (Jessica Raine), who finds herself intricately linked with these murders. The mother also struggles to cope with a case of dilapidating insomnia and her emotionless son’s creepy night-time habits. The show includes a captivating performance from Peter Capaldi that may give you nightmares of your own. If you have binge-watched the entire six-part series and are now looking for something similar to stick your teeth into, then here are ten recommendations just for you.

10 series like The Devil’s Hour you must watch

Mindhunter (2017 – 2019)

David Fincher’s critically acclaimed crime series can be found on Netflix, where it ran for two engrossing seasons. A third season has been discussed, but the show is currently on an indefinite hiatus of sorts and may never be fully concluded. That shouldn’t put you off though, the thriller focuses on specific investigations within each season. Like The Devil’s Hour, Mindhunter centers on the hunt for serial killers and our detectives find new and inventive ways to get inside the murderer’s minds. Special agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench use unusual techniques to help solve these ongoing cases and find themselves haunted by all the ensuing chaos.

Inside No. 9 (2014 – present)

This horror comedy anthology series from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton tells a new, gruesome tale with each separate episode. The stories take place in one specific location, referencing the number nine of the title. These narratives are normally horrifying puzzles to be solved, much like The Devil’s Hour. Lead actress Jessica Raine even starred in one of the episodes, “The Devil of Christmas”. The interrogation scenes between Lucy and Gideon feel like a mini episode of Inside No. 9 in themselves, while the show’s use of multiple genres and a British setting also feel like good comparisons.

Dark (2017 – 2020)

One of my all-time favorite TV shows, Dark comes from the twisted minds of Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese (1899). The Netflix original is a blistering sci-fi thriller about time travel and the effects of time on a human. The Devil’s Hour has supernatural and fantastical themes to it and a visual flair that links nicely with the German masterpiece. There’s also lots of bloody murder and many examples of humans committing the most heinous of crimes, just like the Prime Video series. Dark may be one of those rare treats that manages to conclude in a satisfactory fashion without outstaying its welcome.

Shining Girls (2022)

Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) stars in this Apple original series from Silka Luisa. She plays Kirby Mazrachi, an archivist, who is attacked and left for dead. Kirby investigates a similar-sounding murder case in the hopes of tracking down her attacker and finally getting them arrested for their crimes. Shining Girls distorts time and realities, much like The Devil’s Hour. You are never quite sure if the events taking place are a reality or a figment of your imagination. Both shows play with this technique to create the upmost suspense.

The Outsider (2020)

This HBO miniseries is based on the thrilling Stephen King novel of the same name and was developed by Richard Price (The Night Of). The show works as a supernatural thriller, with elements of horror – sound familiar? Just like The Devil’s Hour, this series investigates horrific killings that may be explained by the most unbelievable and fantastical of means. Jason Bateman stars as a Little League baseball coach who is accused of murder yet has an airtight alibi, even though he was spotted committing the atrocious crime, out in the open, in the middle of the day. Ben Mendelsohn’s detective Ralph Anderson must prove that the killer committed this ungodly act even though the evidence points in both directions. It is a head-scratcher that will leave you guessing until the very end.

The Haunting (2018 – 2020)

Mike Flanagan’s anthology series may be one of the scariest shows in the modern era of television and yet it can be equally emotional too. Consisting of The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor, these one-off narratives mixed addictive jump scares with real human emotion to create two seasons of stunning TV. The Netflix originals feature creepy children, supernatural killers and plenty of ghosts to haunt your nightmares. To its credit, The Devil’s Hour is also surprisingly scary in places, with a chilling child actor star and a gripping performance from Peter Capaldi to boot. You have been warned, these are some seriously spooky recommendations.

Sherlock (2010 – 2017)

Steven Moffat co-created this modern take on the famous Sherlock Holmes character for the BBC. He’s also famous for working on the Doctor Who reimagining and executive produced The Devil’s Hour. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star in Sherlock, solving unsolvable crimes in modern day London. The scripts for this show were always devilishly clever and remarkably witty, poking fun at a handful of stereotypes and clichés. The Devil’s Hour is also part crime investigation and works a lot like a puzzle that is intricate but well-thought-out.

The Peripheral (2022)

Another Prime Video original series, this sci-fi heavy show includes numerous timelines and time travel, which you could argue The Devil’s Hour also comprises of. Both shows seem to toy with the audience’s perceptions of what is real and what is fake, with a healthy dose of humanity thrown in for good measure. The Peripheral tells the story of a VR simulation gone wrong, as Flynne (Chloe Grace Moretz) journeys to London, 2100, where she uncovers an insane mystery and an enthralling missing person case. This show has stunning visuals and an intricate mystery just waiting to be solved at its core.

Lost (2004 – 2010)

If The Devil’s Hour is a puzzle box of an idea waiting to be unwrapped, then Lost is one of the original, big daddy supernatural mystery series. Created by Damon Lindelof, J.J. Abrams and Jeffrey Lieber, this mammoth production lasted for six seasons, with controversial twists and a complex mythology. The show started as a survival drama for plane crash survivors but quickly developed into so much more, with cults, conspiracies and fantasy elements galore. The Devil’s Hour is a small scale mystery with murderers and differing timelines, but you could say it is one heavily influenced by Lost.

Doctor Who (1963 – present)

Talking of behemoths, they don’t come much bigger than the Doctor Who franchise, which has been running since the early sixties now. The latest updating of the series began in 2005, revived by Russell T Davies. Steven Moffat has written nearly 50 episodes of the revival and we all know that Peter Capaldi starred as the twelfth Doctor. There are many connections between this show and The Devil’s Hour, including the links to time travel. Gideon’s character states that he isn’t a time traveler as such, but his ability works very much like time travel. If you are an avid Peter Capaldi fan then you need no convincing, but others may want to check out this family sci-fi series too.

Do you have any other recommendations for series like The Devil’s Hour? Let us know!

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