15 TV Shows like Severance

Lee Kirwin

Lee

Lee is an avid 80's action fan classing Predator and Terminator among his favourites, outside of those he loves Brokeback Mountain. When he's not binging movies he can be found keeping fit, attending Comic Con and wearing Star Wars socks of all things.

Severance is Apple TV’s hit sci-fi thriller that’s had audiences gripped worldwide. The show has the perfect balance of excellent storytelling, fantastic acting, and a handful of intrigue. Everything a TV show needs to keep you coming back for more.

But now the TV show is on a break; you’re probably wondering, “what now?”.

I know how you feel; I’ve been there, and the void a great TV show leaves can seem unfillable at the time. But don’t worry, I’ve got your back.

By the end of this article, you’ll have 15 shows like Severance that you can binge-watch until your heart’s content.

Grab a pen and make a note of these TV shows; you won’t want to miss them.

Black Mirror

Black Mirror is an outlandish anthology series brought to you by Netflix, and it’s by far one of the most binge-watchable TV shows I’ve come across.

Every episode varies in content, telling a different story every time. If I can say one thing about the show, you’ll never know what’s coming next. If you love twists and turns, then this is definitely a show you can replace Severance with.

The show was so popular it inspired a spin-off special movie which was completely interactive, you make the decisions, and the story unfolds before your eyes.

Black Mirrors’ cast varies greatly with stars such as Miley Cyrus, Bryce Dallas, Hayley Atwell, Jon Hamm, Daniel Kaluuya, and more.

Westworld

Westworld is a TV series based on the 1973 movie of the same name. It’s set in a futuristic society where millionaires travel to a western-themed amusement park filled with automatons (robots).

In Westworld, you can do whatever you want, living out your wildest dreams. However, all hell breaks loose when the robots begin to gain consciousness resulting in many humans being stuck in the park.

The show has a stellar cast starring Ed Harris, best known for The Rock, The Truman Show, Top Gun: Maverick, and Apollo 13.

He is joined by Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffery Wright, and Thandiwe Newton.

Made For Love

After spending 10 years in an unhealthy marriage to a tech billionaire, Hazel decides enough is enough and goes on the run.

However, it’s not long before she realises that her possessive husband has placed a tracking chip in her brain that can track her every move and read her emotions too… talk about an invasion of privacy.

Will Hazel manage to remove the chip and escape the grasp of her overbearing husband? You’ll have to watch the show to find out.

The show reminds me of Severance as it deals with mind-altering and the effects it can have on the person’s brain.

The show stars Billy Magnussen, Ray Romano, Dan Bakkedahl, and Sarunas J Jackson.

Counterpart

This Starz TV series only aired for 2 seasons but is worth watching. With 20 gripping episodes, there’s more than enough to keep your mind off of Severance… at least for the time being.

Howard Silk, a seemingly boring UN worker, has a secret. He’s from a parallel Earth and has covertly infiltrated the government for an “unknown” mission. I won’t say any more as I don’t want to spoil the show, but it’s an interesting and fresh idea.

J.K Simmons heads the show; he’s best known for his roles in Spider-Man, Whiplash, Juno, La La Land, Invincible, The Great North, and Night Sky.

Homecoming

Amazon has another hit on their hands with Homecoming. This TV show tells the story of several employees working for a shadowy organisation who all have trouble remembering who they are and who they worked for.

The show is pretty similar to Severance as the workers in this show are also suffering from memory issues.

Sounds interesting, right? That’s because it is. You’ll love it.

Julia Roberts stars in the show; she’s best known for her roles in Notting Hill, Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, Wonder, Erin Brockovich, Valentine’s Day, and Ocean’s Eleven.

Mr Robot

This TV show made Rami Malek (best known for his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody) a household name. He stars as Elliot, a cybersecurity expert who moonlights as a hacker.

However, when Elliot is recruited by a mysterious stranger known as Mr Robot, he joins a group of hackers looking to eliminate all consumer debt… if only, huh?

Elliot finds himself in a dangerous world where he can’t trust anybody, and one wrong step could get him killed.

The psychological intrigue this show creates has a similar feel to Severance; you’ll love every minute of it.

Upload

Upload is one of the most lighthearted TV shows on this list and is one of Amazon’s hit comedy shows, brought to you by Greg Daniels (The Office).

Set in 2033, humans now have the technology to transfer their consciousness into a virtual reality world once they’ve died.

However, when Nathan is uploaded into the virtual world, he begins to uncover a conspiracy surrounding his death, leaving him to investigate the virtual world for more clues. Can you imagine that? It would be frustrating, to say the least.

The show stars Robbie Amell, best known for The Babysitter, Code 8, The Flash, The Witcher, The X-Files, and When We First Met.

Devs

The FX miniseries flew under most people’s radar, but it’s a sci-fi show you don’t want to miss out on.

Lily Chan, a software engineer working for Amaya, finds her life in turmoil when her boyfriend mysteriously dies after being promoted at her company.

The show is similar to Severance as it delves into the relationships people have with their employers and the dirty secrets that large corporations sweep under the rug as and when it suits them.

Starring in Devs is Sonoya Mizuno, who’s known for starring in House Of The Dragon, Am I OK?, Ambition, Maniac, Ex Machina, and Annihilation.

She’s joined by Cailee Spaeny, Nick Offerman, Alison Pill, and Jin Ha.

Corporate

If you loved the corporate setting and dark humour Severance brought to your screen, you might enjoy binge-watching this popular TV show.

Corporate follows a group of office juniors at Hampton DeVille as they try to navigate their way around a toxic work environment, avoiding obstacles and staying out of the manager’s way. Sounds like life in most offices, doesn’t it?

The show stars Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman, and Anne Dudek.

Russian Doll

This TV show follows a Russian game developer who gets stuck in a time loop after dying at a party in New York City. As she starts investigating her death, she soon realises she’s not the only one stuck in the loop.

Russian Doll takes you on quite a ride and should fill the Severance-shaped hole in your heart.

The show stars Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez, and Charlie Barnett.

Maniac

After suffering from various mental health issues, Annie Landsberg and Owen Milgrim are mysteriously drawn to each other during a pharmaceutical trial.

However, they aren’t alone; they are joined by 10 other participants who’ve also been promised the trial is 100% with zero side effects. Unfortunately for them, this isn’t entirely true.

The show is an interesting psychological drama with dark comedy elements throughout. If you’ve enjoyed watching Severance, you’ll enjoy this TV show’s feel.

Starring in the show is Emma Stone, who’s best known for Easy A, La La Land, Superbad, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Cruella. She’s joined by Jonah Hill, who’s starred in Superbad, 21 Jump Street, The Wolf Of Wall Street, and War Dogs.

Dispatches From Elsewhere

While this TV show didn’t get the run it deserved, I think it’s worth watching, especially if you enjoyed Severance.

Dispatches From Elsewhere follows a group of strangers who stumble on a real-life alternate reality game, “The Jejune Institute”, which changes their entire perception of life and reality. The group is faced with a problem that leads them further into obscurity as they unravel it.

The show stars its creator Jason Segel, who’s best known for I Love You Man, How I Met Your Mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Sex Tape, and Windfall.

Orphan Black

When Sarah witnesses a girl who looks like her commit suicide, she decides to assume her identity and live her life. However, she soon realises things aren’t as they seem and discovers a shocking conspiracy that’ll change her life forever.

I’ll hold off telling you any more details as if I say anything else; it might give the game away. If you’re going to watch this show, I urge you not to read anything else online as you might spoil the first few episodes for yourself.

Orphan Black stars Tatiana Maslany, known for Perry Mason, Stronger, Destroyer, She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, The Harper House, and Pink Wall.

Electric Dreams

Electric Dreams is a Black Mirror-esque TV show that tells a unique story per episode. It explores a common theme of people and their relationship with technology, which is one of the main reasons why the show is similar to Severance.

One memorable tale involves a teenager whose computer develops thoughts and feelings and falls in love with his good-looking next-door neighbour… most guys have had the girl next door moment; I feel for you, Mr computer.

Starring in the show is Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm In The Middle), Richard Madden (Game Of Thrones, Eternals), and Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, Happy Gilmore).

Stranger Things

This hit TV show has taken the world by storm. And with 4 seasons already out and a fifth on the way, there is plenty for you to consume while you wait for Severance.

Set in the 1980s in a small American town named Hawkins, a group of kids stumble upon a government MK Ultra-styled experiment which results in an otherworldly portal leaking monsters into the world.

The show is a modern masterpiece, and the music makes you think you’re back in the 80s. Each season builds on the other, and it could well be the perfect story if the last season doesn’t do a “Game of Thrones” on us all.

Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Sadie Sink, Gaten Matarazzo, and others are starring in the show.

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