7 TV Shows like Carnival Row you must watch

By Lori Meek
Published: March 27, 2023 (Last updated: February 8, 2024)
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We discuss 7 TV Shows like Carnival Row you must watch. Add these well-recommended TV series to your watch list.

The final season of the steampunk fantasy show Carnival Row finally streamed after it premiered in 2019. Starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne as a pair of star-crossed faery lovers, the series is set in a world where mythical creatures displaced by war were forced to seek refuge in the human world, where hostility against them is high. 

Here are a few similar series to Carnival Row to keep you busy.

7 TV Shows like Carnival Row you must watch

Shadowhunters (2016 – 2019)

Based on the YA series of novels The Mortal Instruments, this Netflix show centers on a young girl who discovers she’s half-angel and can see and hunt demons. The supernatural show ran for three seasons on Netflix before its untimely cancellation.

Wednesday (2022 – )

The critically acclaimed Netflix series follows the gloomy titular, Wednesday Adams, as she inadvertently investigates a series of murders at their new boarding school, the Nevermore Academy. Like Carnival Row, the show includes a central mystery and supernatural elements, and it’s set in an alternative world where mythical creatures are real. 

Grimm (2011 – 2017)

In this series, the beloved Grimm Brothers fairy tale books were actually instruction manuals on how to vanquish supernatural creatures. One police detective learns he’s from a long line of Grimms, and he’s tasked with keeping humanity safe from the evil entities only he can see. 

His Dark Materials (2019 – 2022)

Based on a novel trilogy of the same world, this show tells the story of a girl destined to liberate her world from oppression. The show features multi-worlds, epic battles, mythical creatures, and, like Carnival Row, themes exploring the fight for freedom and equality. You can stream all three seasons of this fantasy epic on HBO Max. 

The Witcher (2019 – )

This top-rated series starring Henry Cavill follows the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter who prefers solitude over the company of other humans. Since its premiere, the series spanned one spin-off and received several accolades, including three Emmy nominations. 

American Gods (2017 – 2021)

Like Carnival Row, this series features supernatural entities. But in this universe, they’re celestial beings instead of mythical creatures. And the protagonist is a former convict aptly named Shadow, who ends up employed by an actual god. Created by Bryan Fuller, the Prime Video series received two Emmy nominations over the course of its three-season run. 

Sleepy Hollow (2013 – 2017)

Sleepy Hollow follows Ichabod Crane, a double agent from the 1700s who finds himself resurrected in the 21st century to help solve the mystery of the headless horseman. The series is a loose adaptation of the short story The Legend of Sleepy Hallow by Washington Irving and had a four-season run on Fox before its cancellation in 2017. 

Do you have any other recommendations for TV shows like Carnival Row? Let us know in the comments below.

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