‘The Society’ is a mystery-drama series created by Christopher Keyser. It centers around a group of young adults who return to their town after a vacation to find that all the adults of the town have vanished and the town is blocked in such a way that none of them can escape. There are forests all around the town which keep them trapped in the area. The show does remind us of the famous book ‘Lord Of The Flies’ by William Golding where a group of young boys find themselves stranded on an island, or the surrealistic film ‘The Exterminating Angel’ (1962) by Luis Bunuel wherein a group of high-class people get trapped inside a dining hall for days, somehow being unable to escape.
‘The Society’ brilliantly mixes elements of thriller, mystery and drama. If you’re looking for shows that are thematically and stylistically similar to this one, then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘The Society’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘The Society’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
7. The Red Road (2014-2015)
‘The Red Road’ centers around a police officer named Harold Jensen. Harold is in a deep family crisis as his wife Jean is a schizophrenic, and instead of seeking help from a psychiatrist, she treats herself using alcohol, which, naturally, hasn’t gone very far. Meanwhile, a college student disappears from the town the Jensens live in. As he investigates, Jensen comes across a Native American tribe who are not recognized by the government. One of the tribesmen is Philip Kopus (Jason Momoa). He is an ex-conman and thus the townspeople do take him to be very peaceful. The show received critical acclaim upon its release.
6. The Leftovers (2014-2017)
A proper combination of mystery, drama and supernatural elements is a great offering if well-done, and one show that offers all of these is undoubtedly ‘The Leftovers’. This show is set in a time when 2% of the total humans living in the world have disappeared overnight. This event has been termed ‘Sudden Departure’ by the people left behind. This unnatural incident triggers a number of religious cults and other leaders who try to explain the happening in their own ways.