15 Amazing TV Show like The Boys
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Can’t get enough of Billy Butcher and The Boys? Who can blame you. The Boys is an incredible TV show with plenty of action, comedy and gore.
But now the show is on a break; you’re probably wondering what you can watch next.
In this article, you’ll discover 15 of the best TV shows you can watch to fill The Boys shaped whole in your heart. You might even find another TV show you like better… just don’t let Homelander find out; we all know how sensitive he can be.
Check out the shows below and work your way through each one. Don’t forget to tell us your favourite in the comments.
Set in the same world as the 2009 movie, the TV show is set 34 years after the events of the epic superhero film.
The show follows Sister Night, a police officer who suits up and fights crime as a vigilante at night. However, vigilantes are treated like criminals, so she needs to work extra hard to keep her identity a secret.
But, in a bid to ease the laws against the vigilantes, a group decides to stand up to the government, causing all hell to break loose.
Starring in the TV show is Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Jean Smart, and Tom Mason.
Jesse Custer may seem like your average man of the cloth, but he harbours a secret he covers up by abusing alcohol and smoking too many cigarettes. His secret? He’s got supernatural powers that allow him to influence people around him to do what he wants.
He struggles to come to terms with his abilities and worries that he will one day abuse them.
The show covers themes similar to The Boys and looks at how superpowers can lead you down a slippery slope.
Dominic Cooper stars in the show; he’s known for Mamma Mia, Stratton, The Devil’s Double, Dracula Untold, and The Princess.
The Boys: Diabolical
I couldn’t make this list and not include The Boys spin-off TV show, which you might not have heard about.
The show is set in the same universe as the base show and uses a variety of animation styles in every episode. It even stars some familiar characters, too, like The Deep and Homelander.
As the show is an anthology series, it covers many different stories which loosely tie into the main show. It’s fun to watch and will help you fill any The Boys-shaped hole in your heart.
It stars Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Xolo Mariduena, and Awkwafina.
Arrow is one of my all-time favourite TV shows.
It follows DC Comics hero Oliver Queen aka The Green Arrow. In the beginning, Oliver is a billionaire playboy who cares for nothing but himself, but a freak accident leaves him stranded on an island for 7 years.
When he returns home, he’s a changed man. And has a new hobby… he now moonlights as a vigilante, killing criminals from his mysterious list.
What happened to Oliver on that island? You’ll have to watch it to find out.
The show stars Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Manu Bennett and David Ramsey.
This show follows a young teenager named Mark Greyson, who becomes a superhero looking to follow in his father’s footsteps. His father is Omni-Man and is the most powerful superhero the world has seen.
However, Mark soon discovers his father has a wicked and villainous streak and seeks to put a stop to his occasionally evil ways.
Like The Boys, the show covers what would happen if superheroes turned bad. It also has a lot of gore, which you’ll be extremely familiar with if you’ve watched any episode of The Boys.
In the show are Steven Yeun, JK Simmons, Mark Hamill, and Zachary Quinto.
Marvel’s Punisher first appeared in Daredevil, which I’ll cover in a moment. The character was so popular it spurred the producers to make another TV show… and they struck gold.
The Punisher is the ultimate anti-hero and provides you with the same grittiness The Boys does.
When a group of criminals murder his family, Frank Castle vows to take revenge on those who wronged him and punish the criminals responsibly.
Starring in the show is Job Bernthal, who’s best known for The Walking Dead, The Wolf Of Wall Street, We Own This City, Fury, The Accountant, Shot Caller, and Snitch.
He’s joined by Ben Barnes, Giorgia Whigham, Floriana Lima, and Amber Rose Revah.
Want an action-packed superhero show with some of the best fight scenes you’ve ever seen? You need to watch Daredevil.
Marvel’s three-season TV show was an unexpected hit with audiences and will help fill the gap that The Boys has left. Plus, the show has recently been renewed, meaning there’s more to come from this show.
It follows a blind lawyer whose other senses have developed beyond an average person. He moonlights as a vigilante, taking on New York’s criminal underground and uncovers a major criminal conspiracy in the process.
It stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Jon Bernthal and Vincent D’Onofrio.
Doom Patrol is similar to The Boys as it follows a group of brooding misfits…except in this series, the misfits have the powers. Each character got their powers during dreadful circumstances, yet the world they live in doesn’t accept them.
However, when “The Chief” brings them together, they find a purpose in their lives regardless of how dysfunctional their lives might be.
When The Chief disappears, the group come together in order to help him.
Starring in the show is 007 himself, Timothy Dalton, along with Brendan Fraser, Riley Shanahan, Diane Guerrero and Joivan Wade.
Peacemaker is a spin-off from the hit movie Suicide Squad. It follows the hero ‘Peacemaker’ who will do anything to achieve peace and will kill anybody who gets in his way.
He joins a secret black ops squad to kill alien parasites that are taking over human bodies. The show is the perfect mix of action and satire, with a fun storyline that keeps you entertained.
The show stars ex-WWE wrestler John Cena, who’s known for his roles in Fast & Furious 9, The Suicide Squad (2021), The Marine, Bumblebee, Trainwreck and Daddy’s Home.
Sam and Dean Winchester are two brothers with a difference, they hunt supernatural monsters for a living. However, when their Dad goes missing, they travel across the US to discover what’s happened to him and find out if he’s still alive.
The show has a lighter feel to The Boys and is slightly more family-friendly, although it can be scary at times. Jensen Ackles, who stars in Supernatural, has recently appeared in the latest season of The Boys as the infamous Soldier Boy.
With 320 episodes, Supernatural has more than enough to fill the void now The Boys has finished.
Starring in the show is Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, and Mark Sheppard.
This comic book adaption follows former detective Nick, who drinks, swears, and does everything an ex-cop shouldn’t.
When Nick experiences a medical emergency, he awakens to find he can see (and hear) an animated unicorn. The unicorn informs him he’s there to help him save a young girl, and together the pair work to find out who took her and where she’s being kept.
Forbes magazine called the show “the most insane television series ever made”, so you know it’ll help keep you busy until a new season of The Boys comes out.
The show stars Christopher Meloni, Patton Oswalt, Ritchie Coster, and Lili Mirojnick.
Based on the DC Comic’s superhero team “Teen Titans”, this TV series follows young heroes who join forces to fight evil. They are brought together by Dick Grayson after he breaks away from Batman and tries to distance himself from his superhero persona ‘Robin’.
It’ll no doubt scratch the same itch as The Boys. It has graphic scenes and is as brutal as The Boys, which is no small feat.
Starring in the show is Teegan Croft, Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, and Curran Walters.
The Umbrella Academy
The Umbrella Academy is another TV show that shows us a darker take on superheroes. And, like The Boys, it’s an adaption from a comic book series of the same name.
The story follows a select group of women around the globe who suddenly give birth, even though none of them is pregnant. Each child is born with unique abilities which make them stand out like a sore thumb.
An eccentric billionaire travels around the world adopting them and trains them to their full potential, hopefully guiding them down the correct path.
The show stars Robert Sheehan, known for his roles in Misfits, Fortitude, Robot Chicken, Geostorm, and Moonwalkers.
If you can’t get enough of Antony Starr, then you need to watch this show. It’s one of his most famous pieces of work, and it put him in the spotlight.
In Banshee, he plays Lucas Hood, an ex-con with a mysterious past who finds himself in a small town named Banshee. On his first day of being in the town, he assumes the role of a deceased sheriff.
As you can imagine, his unorthodox approach to law enforcement is a shock to even the criminals, but the town loves him. However, his past comes back to haunt him and threatens to expose his criminal past.
The show is like The Boys as it stars some of the main cast members, and its main character is an “anti-hero” with a zero F’s given attitude, similar to Butcher.
Breaking Bad is arguably one of TV’s greatest shows; I spent a good month binging my way through this series back in 2013, it’s incredible.
The show follows chemistry teacher Walt, who discovers he’s dying of cancer. He starts to worry that he’ll be leaving his family with nothing as his medical insurance doesn’t cover death.
In a bid to make money, he puts his science skills to work and starts cooking crystal meth (a highly addictive and illegal drug). However, it turns out he’s pretty good at it, and he soon gets the attention of the USA’s largest drug cartel.
The show stars Bryan Cranston, known for Malcolm In The Middle, Your Honour, Why Him?, Godzilla, The Infiltrator and Argo.