10 TV Shows like Sense8 you must watch

By Romey Norton
Published: May 22, 2023 (Last updated: February 8, 2024)
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10 TV Shows like Sense8 you must watch

We discuss 10 TV shows Like Sense8 you must watch. Add these well-recommended and thrilling series to your watch list.

Sense8 is a science fiction series filled with suspense and is visually pleasing to audiences. That’s not surprising, as the intense thriller is created by renowned filmmakers Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski (The Matrix Reloaded), and J. Michael Straczynski (Thor)

The story surrounds eight strangers scattered around the world who find themselves connected; each is able to experience what the other is experiencing. They can share thoughts and actions (see through one another’s eyes and inhabit their bodies) and have severe urges to discover what happened and why. Sounds complex — it is.

Nevertheless, it’s a first-class series with a solid, loyal fan base, and there are two seasons to binge-watch. 

Netflix did what Netflix does best and canceled the show after its second season, promising fans a two-hour special. If you’re missing Sense8, here is a list of similar shows for you to watch. 

10 TV Shows like Sense8

Stranger Things (2016)

Stranger Things has established itself as one of the best Netflix original shows, with its ’80s nostalgia, sci-fi plot, and flawless soundtrack. The child actors give amazing performances, and their adventures and friendships will give you a vibe for Sense8

Black Mirror (2011)

This intense, interesting, and stimulating series is a must-watch. It’s a sci-fi anthology series, with each episode being completely different, bringing social and economic problems to light. It’ll have you completely hooked. 

Marvel’s Runaways (2017)

Runaways is based on the Marvel Comics series by Brian K. Vaughn and Adrian Alphona and boasts a lovable, found family vibe. The story centers on a group of kids, each of whom has special gifts, who find out their parents are secretly criminals. Together, they decide to put a stop to their parents. Similar to Sense8, the characters struggle with their identities and how to use their powers. 

The Defenders (2017)

If you like superhero series, The Defenders is one to watch. This series throws the unlikely and reluctant vigilantes together to fight The Hand, a supervillain group that threatens to destroy New York City.

While it’s not the favorite amongst the Marvel franchise, it’s worth watching. 

Travelers (2016)

Travelers center around a group of operatives from a post-apocalyptic future. The “travelers” inhabit the bodies of people in the 21st century and completely assume their identities, having to maintain the hosts’ lives while carrying out missions and trying to change the course of the future so humanity isn’t completely wiped out. 

The Umbrella Academy (2019)

Seven children randomly born on the same day by women who didn’t show any signs of pregnancy are adopted by billionaire industrialist Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who creates the Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world.

The series is based on a collection of comics and graphic novels by My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way and is a fantastic watch. With a star-studded, excellent cast, you’ll be drawn into their drama and antics.

The 100 (2014)

This series is set 97 years after a nuclear conflict destroyed civilization, and a spaceship housing lone survivors send 100 juveniles back to Earth to test if the planet is habitable. With seven seasons to binge-watch, this post-apocalyptic drama is filled with shocking moments and will have you on the edge of your seat. 

Westworld (2016) 

This series is set in a futuristic Western-themed amusement park where the visitors interact with automatons, which is all fun and games until the robots begin to revolt. This sci-fi series is thought-provoking with plenty of twists that will keep you hooked from the start. 

Falling Water (2016)

Falling Water surrounds the story of three strangers who realize their dreams are interconnected. This leads them to discover the truth of their dream world. This series is a great watch, as the characters are pulled back and forth between dreams and reality.

Humans (2015)

Similar to Sense8, this series explores identity, ethics, and the blurred lines between humans and AI. In a society where robots, known as Synths, are everyday in the average household, one woman isn’t so sure, and no one predicts what effect the Synths have on their lives.

The Synths take on menial jobs and perform various jobs and functions for humans, but what happens when they want a life of their own? 

Do you have any other recommendations for TV Shows like Sense8? Let us know in the comments.

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