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7 Shows Like Devs You Must See

April 15, 2020
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The Hulu science-fiction drama television miniseries, ‘Devs,’ is created, written, and directed by Alex Garland. Set in San Francisco, the silicon valley, this slow-burn story revolves around Lily Chan played by Sonoya Mizuno as she tries to uncover the truth about her boyfriends’ disappearance.

Working in a quantum computing company called Amaya, Lily starts getting suspicious of the company and the activities it’s involved in after she is shown a video of her boyfriends’ apparent suicide. When she starts investigating the company, she finds out that her CEO, Forest, and the secret research and development facility of the organization, Devs, have developed a technology that might change the world.

If you are into sci-fi and happened to love Devs, here is the list of similar shows that you are also going to like. You can find most of these shows like Devs on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.

7. Stranger Things (2016-)

If you’re a fan of sci-fi, then ‘Stranger Things‘ is a definite must-watch for you. With a secret nuclear science experiment gone wrong, sudden disappearances, and a group of kids trying to solve the mystery, this show is the first one that comes to mind after watching ‘Devs.’ Created by the Duffer Brothers, ‘Stranger Things’ has shown some paranormal elements in the show that make us wonder about the possibilities of alternate realities or parallel universes. The series has released three seasons on Netflix since its premiere in 2016, and is so popular that it has a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes!

6. Orphan Black (2013-2017)

With apparent suicides and projects that have the ability to change the world, ‘Orphan Black‘ has a striking familiarity to that of ‘Devs’ when it comes to the premise of the show. Created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, ‘Orphan Black’ is a Canadian sci-fi thriller series that explores the conspiracy of a secret cloning project. The show forces the audience to think about their own morals and what they would do if they wound up in a similar position.

5. Tales From The Loop (2020-)

Tales from the Loop Season 2

Based on the eponymous art book by Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag, ‘Tales From The Loop‘ is a sci-fi series set in the 1980s that follows the lives and adventures of the people who live above a machine called “The Loop.” Created and written by Nathaniel Halpern, the series explores what would happen if things that seemed impossible suddenly became possible. The series is thought-provoking and intriguing but it leaves us with more questions than answers.

4. Chance (2016-2017)

Starring Hugh Laurie, ‘Chance‘ is an American television series created by Kem Nunn and Alexandra Cunningham. Based on the book of the same name written by Nunn, this series has a total of 20 episodes spanning two seasons. Revolving around Dr. Eldon Chance, a forensic neuropsychiatrist, living in San Francisco, this series deals with mental health issues, corruption, manipulation, abuse, and a software tycoon who may secretly be a serial killer.

3. Mr. Robot (2015-2019)

Mr. Robot‘ is a series that centers around a cyber-security engineer who joins an international and underground movement to take down some of the most corrupted corporations in the world. Starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater, the four seasons of ‘Mr. Robot’ makes for an incredibly gripping watch. You can binge-watch the whole series on Amazon Prime Video right now!

2. Westworld (2016-)

A sci-fi and dystopian TV series is exactly what you need to watch after ‘Devs.’ Created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, ‘Westworld‘ is a series that is set in the future and revolves around a Wild-West themed amusement park whose hosts are android bots. Since the visitors’ can live their wildest fantasies in the theme park without any fear of retaliation from the bots, they treat them quite brutally. The plot of this HBO original series gets thicker and darker when the androids began to question their reality and wonder why they can not live the same way humans do.

1. Black Mirror (2011-)

One of the most popular sci-fi shows in the world in the last decade is the British drama ‘Black Mirror.’ This crowd-pleaser debuted in 2011 and has released a total of five seasons till now – although each episode can be seen as a stand-alone. This dark anthology series, created by Charlie Brooker, is a satire that focuses on new technologies and how modern society can be affected due to their dependence on it.

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