11 thrilling Netflix shows to watch until the ‘Dexter’ reboot is released
Which show will be your next obsession?August 5, 2021
It has been almost a decade since the season 8 finale of the show, an episode that was Showtime’s most-watched broadcast in the network’s history with 2.8 million viewers. Showrunner Clyde Phillips wanted to make it clear that the show has also aged 10 years.
“One of the things that we all agreed on, and Michael [C. Hall] really insisted on—and he was completely right—is that this not be Dexter season 9,” Phillips said at the Dexter Comic-Con panel. “That we acknowledge the truth that time has passed, almost 10 years have passed, and we pick up Dexter in another place, in another world actually, as far away from Miami as possible.”
Set within the DC Comics universe, Black Lightning is a story about being both a superhero and having a family. Jefferson Pierce used to keep his hometown of New Orleans safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning, using his power to control electricity. After one too many close calls, Pierce makes the decision to put his family first and hang up his alter ego. However, when his daughter joins a street gang, he dons the mask once again.
Ten people wake up Lost-style on a deserted island with no recollection of who they are or how they got there in The I-Land. As they try to remember their individual identities and find a way back home, some quickly realize all isn’t what it seems. The island they’re on isn’t real. Instead, it’s a virtual-reality prison holding them hostage where the punishment for crime is death.
Mindhunter is similar to Dexter in that its focus is on serial killers. However, we get a look at the other side of the situation—the FBI agents who interview serial killers in an attempt to solve open cases. The show is based on the 1995 nonfiction book Mindhunter: Inside The FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by former agents John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.
Quantico follows new FBI recruit Alex Parrish, played by Priyanka Chopra, as she navigates two battles. Those being getting through the FBI Academy and trying to find out which one of her classmates is a sleeper terrorist. Both prove to be a challenge, not only physically but mentally as well.
Years before a grown-up Batman arrives on the scene, Gotham follows Detective James Gordon and his attempts to serve justice and make Gotham City safer. The show tells the origin stories of Gordon, as well as many popular comic book characters such as Catwoman, The Riddler and The Joker.
Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina
Reimagining the story of Sabrina The Teenage Witch comes Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. In the show, Sabrina Spellman is nearing her 16th birthday and must come to terms with her half-witch, half-human identity. Spellman must also fight against an evil that threatens to destroy her family and the entire world.
In the distant future of our planet, the last surviving humans discover how to send their consciousness back through time into the bodies of people living in the 21st century. Only armed with the knowledge of historical events, as well as archival social media posts from said bodies they inhabit, these “travelers” work special missions to save humanity from a terrible future.
Breaking Bad is the well-loved story of chemistry teacher turned drug manufacturer Walter White, who resorts to methamphetamine as a way to ensure his family’s financial future. After learning he has terminal cancer, White teams up with his former student Jesse Pinkman to make meth—all while hiding from his DEA brother-in-law.
Based on a best-selling novel by Caroline Kepnes, You follows the narcissistic and obsessive yet intensely charming Joe Goldberg. Using social media, and the fact that people post their entire lives online, Goldberg is able to learn and see everything about a girl he falls in love with at first sight. He continues to lure her deeper into his trap while simultaneously getting rid of every obstacle—including people—in his way.
Netflix Original The OA follows the unexpected and miraculous return of a blind woman who had been missing for seven years. The woman now calls herself “The OA” and has regained her eyesight. She also has severe scars on her skin. Despite the confusing circumstances surrounding her return, she won’t talk about where she was or what happened to her while she was gone.
Criminal Minds chronicles the work of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) as they take on some of the toughest cases in the United States. Called to particularly violent or unusual crime scenes across the country by local police forces, the BAU team utilizes their tried-and-true profiling methods to capture the “unsub” perpetrator and restore order to the community.