If you were looking for a list of shows similar to Outlander, you are in the right place! We have been patiently waiting for Outlander Season 6 for almost two years now. The incredible show’s fifth season finale aired on the 10th of May, 2020, and the sixth is arriving this Sunday, the 6th of March.
The series gained much attention from both history and fantasy fans, as the series perfectly combines these two elements. Of course, there is also the romance factor (which admittedly for some could be the main reason to watch the show). Outlander has been going on since 2014, gaining more followers after each season. Our main protagonists, the combat nurse Claire (Caitriona Balfe) continued to attract viewers into following her story as she and Jamie (Sam Heughan) tried to find themselves a home amid all the dangerous adventures they have been through.
Now, for some people, the new season’s episode count will not be enough, as the season will only have 8 episodes. So, we are sure that you will want to watch other shows similar to Outlander, to appease your hunger. So, we put together a list of 7 must-watch shows that will save you from watching Outlander season 6 again and again.
Downton Abbey (2012-2016)
Downton Abbey chronicles the life of an English aristocratic family, named Crawley, and their household staff from 1912 to 1926. The great historical events of the time such as the sinking of the Titanic (April 1912), the First World War (1914-1918), the Spanish influenza pandemic (1918), affect the family’s lives throughout the seasons.
Recognized by Guinness World Records as the most critically acclaimed English-language tv series of 2011, Downton Abbey also won numerous awards including a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy Awards for best miniseries. There was even a movie adaptation of Downtown Abbey, released in 2019.
The show has 6 seasons and a total of 52 episodes. You can watch the series on Netflix but also on Amazon Prime.
The Crown (2016- )
This amazing period drama covers the life of Queen Elizabeth II as she becomes the queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Interestingly for Outlander fans, in the 3rd and 4th seasons, the queen’s husband Prince Philip is played by Tobias Menzies, who plays both Jack Randall and Frank Randall in Outlander.
Receiving a score of 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, The Crown also won 2 Golden Globe Awards for being the best drama series and many acting awards for its talented cast members including Claire Foy, who depicted the Queen in the first 2 seasons of the show, and Olivia Colman, who assumed the same role for the 3rd and 4th seasons.
The 4 seasons of the series are available on Netflix. The Crown Season 5 is going to be on Netflix in November 2022.
Bridgerton (2020- )
When Bridgerton first came out, it created a sensation, becoming Netflix’s most-watched series at the time with a viewership of more than 82 million households. The series is currently Netflix’s second most-watched show, after Squid Game.
Set in 19th century London, Bridgerton follows eight siblings of the Bridgerton family as the older ones go around trying to find love and romance. The series is narrated by the legendary Julie Andrews, who is the voice of mysterious Lady Whistledown, who knows everything about London society. Whistledown publishes a scandalous newsletter exposing the dirty laundries of the high society, engaging the attention of everyone, including Queen Charlotte.
The first season of the series has 8 episodes but the new season will only have 6. Season 1 is already available on Netflix and season 2 is coming on March 25.
Versailles follows Louis XIV (George Blagden), the powerful king of France at the time, who decides to build the greatest palace in the whole world, Versailles. However, he encounters numerous problems including political intrigues and affairs.
The series ended with its third season in 2018 and was not renewed for another season. It has a total of 30 episodes. Versailles is available on Netflix in 18 countries, including the U.S., Spain, Portugal, and Brazil. In other countries, the series can be found on Amazon Prime Video.
Alias Grace (2017)
Alias Grace is a Netflix miniseries based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name. Set in 19th century Canada, Alias Grace follows a psychiatrist (Edward Holcroft), who has to decide whether a murderess (Sarah Gadon) should be pardoned because of insanity. The plot of the series is based on a true story, a story of a double murder that took place in 1843 in Canada when two house servants Grace and Jamie were charged with killing their master Thomas Kinnear and his lover Nancy.
The event caused a sensation in its time, with people filling the courtrooms to find out about the fate of Grace and Jamie. However, while both of them were sentenced to death, only Jamie was hanged. Grace’s punishment was turned into a life sentence. We will not tell you the rest of the real-life event, as it would be spoilers for the series.
As it was a miniseries, Alias Grace only had 6 episodes, all of which are available on Netflix.
Carnival Row (2019- )
This historical fantasy is both a love story of a fairy (Cara Delevingne) and a detective (Orlando Bloom) who lives in the Victorian era and a story with references to xenophobia and refuge crisis. The series starts with a murderer beginning to prey on the fairies living in Carnival Row, and our detective is on the case, trying to find out the reason and the perpetrator of the crime.
The first season of Carnival Row aired in 2019 on Amazon Prime and its second season is yet to come!
The Last Show On Our List of Shows Similar to Outlander: The Magicians (2015-2020)
The last series on our list of shows similar to Outlander is The Magicians, which is about a group of students who are recruited into a magic academy, finding out that the magic they learned from childhood books has nothing to do with real magic.
The show has a total of 5 seasons, all of which are available on Netflix U.S. The series is not available on Netflix in any other country.