10 TV Shows like Servant you must watch

By Adam Lock
Published: January 31, 2023 (Last updated: March 11, 2024)
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We discuss 10 TV Shows like Servant you must watch. Keep this list handy and add them to your watch list. 

Apple Original Servant has baffled and intrigued fans for four years straight now with its intricate story of a grieving family who welcome a mysterious nanny into their family home. This horror-tinged thriller from Tony Basgallop, is executive produced by horror maestro M. Night Shyamalan, who also serves as the showrunner.

It’s a fascinating and addictive series that seems to have amassed a cult following over the years. If you are up to date on the series or eager to try out some similar shows, then here are ten recommendations just for you.

10 TV Shows like Servant you must watch

Inside No. 9 (2014 – present)

This British anthology series from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton places all its stories in one specific location, which always happens to be at number 9 regardless of the setting. Servant is another series that strongly relies on the one-location format and the majority of the show is set within the Turner’s lavish home. Both shows use twisted horror conventions mixed with a kind of joyous pitch-black humor, whilst administering plenty of shocking reveals in each individual installment – a perfect pairing!

The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

Mike Flanagan’s magnum opus arrived out of the blue on Netflix just in time for Halloween, 2018 and it has left a mark ever since. This genuinely scary series somehow manages to make you jump in horror and well up with tears from scene to scene. It’s a haunted house-style horror series that hits a nerve and connects on an emotional level as well. Staggering stuff from another horror legend. Funnily enough, Flanagan’s style wouldn’t be that out of place on the Apple TV+ show. He could’ve guest directed on Servant, as it suits his taste perfectly. Anyway, I digress, this is one of those shows that I can’t recommend enough. Haunting, beautiful, and emotionally investing horror.

What Remains (2013)

Tony Basgallop has had a varied career, to say the least. The creator of Servant made his name writing the British soap opera Eastenders and then he went on to create BBC’s Hotel Babylon. One of his more underappreciated BBC dramas, What Remains, tells the story of a young couple, who move into their new home, only to find a missing body in the house. This discovery is the catalyst that kickstarts this gripping whodunit, starring an impressive British ensemble.

Wayward Pines (2015 – 2016)

M. Night Shyamalan is no stranger to the TV world, a few years before Servant, he produced and directed this mystery series for Fox. The prime-time TV adaptation of Blake Crouch’s novel series focuses on an idyllic town that harbors some rather perverse secrets. Starring Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones, and Terrence Howard, this odd little sci-fi horror series may have actually been way ahead of its time and would’ve probably lasted more than two seasons in the current streaming climate. Well worth a second viewing.

Midnight Mass (2021)

Another Mike Flanagan horror series from Netflix, and again the adept filmmaker utilizes minimal locations to create the utmost tension. This critically acclaimed miniseries revolves around a religious island community that is cursed by an unholy entity that infiltrates their sacred dwellings. Starring Flanagan’s regulars, with the addition of Hamish Linklater as a kooky priest, this supernatural horror series gathered a cult following over the years, finding a special place in most fans’ hearts.

Severance (2022 – present)

The best shows on Apple TV+ follow a similar pattern, they all start as slow-burners that build and build towards a magnificent finale. Severance is probably the finest example of this tried and tested technique, but Bad Sisters and Servant also utilize the same strategy. My favorite TV series of 2022, Severance is a blistering, cinematic mystery that poses many questions and actually answers some, with satisfying results. It’s an intricate and complex mystery box of a series that centers on a group of office workers, who have undergone a treatment that separates their personal lives from their professional ones. This means that in essence, they have two versions of themselves that never coexist. The evil company behind all this and their manipulative schemes are slowly unraveled over the course of this first season, leading to an intense finale for the ages. Highly recommended to those with an Apple TV+ subscription.

The Leftovers (2014 – 2017)

Servant is one of those shows that tease fans with ambiguity, leading to many fan theories that are open to many interpretations. It is yet unclear whether all those mysteries will be solved by the end of the series, but there are plenty of similar shows that relish in that ambiguity. The Leftovers, created by Damon Lindelof and author Tom Perrotta, is another show that isn’t that interested in its starting point, the supernatural catalyst itself, but instead prefers to focus on the consequences of that disaster and how society deals with the ensuing chaos. The Leftovers envisions a world where a global event results in two percent of the entire population just magically disappearing one day. The HBO series produced three seasons and went on to cult status.

Evil (2019 – present)

More supernatural horror for you, this time from Paramount+ and their hit series Evil. The show follows a forensic psychologist, Dr. Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers), who works with a priest (Mike Colter) to investigate possible supernatural events. The series has been praised for its unsettling tone and top-quality writing. Paramount+ renewed the series for a fourth season, so there is plenty to binge-watch in the meantime.

Them (2021 – present)

The horror anthology series is a booming business, and Prime Video have gotten in on the action as well with Them. The first season is set in 1953, focusing on a black family that moves from North Carolina to an all-white neighborhood in Los Angeles during the Second Great Migration. After moving into their new, idyllic home, they soon discover that evil lurks behind every shadow. Critics were impressed by the gripping performances from Deborah Ayorinde and Ashley Thomas and the way in which fifties’ prejudices were authentically depicted.

Yellowjackets (2021 – present)

Yellowjackets is an intense drama series from Showtime, with a superb ensemble cast and a truly unique premise. The show chronicles a plane crash and how the survivors made it out of this hellhole in one piece. Both Servant and Yellowjackets explore the extremes humans will go to, given the circumstances, and present the worst in humanity through gory, horror tones. The series also happens to co-star Lauren Ambrose, who is a major cast member in Servant, and will be joining Yellowjackets for their second season.

Do you have any other recommendations for TV Shows like Servant? Let us know!

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