Stranger Things and 5 Netflix shows that could be the next Game of Thrones

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A list of six Netflix shows that could become the next Game of Thrones, including The Last Kingdom, Stranger Things and a few more!

Game of Thrones is over after eight seasons on HBO. The show’s last season is crushing all the ratings records, proving, for any doubters, that Game of Thrones is the biggest show in the world. Which show is ready to take Game of Thrones’ place as the biggest current TV show in the world? Netflix has a few contenders in the works!

Obviously, there are a few current Netflix original shows that might help fill the void left by Game of Thrones. One series is nothing like Game of Thrones, aside from its popularity, while another is the most like Game of Thrones on TV right now, but it doesn’t have the popularity quite yet.

Most of the shows on this list have not premiered yet, and that’s incredibly exciting! There are a ton of great Netflix shows in the works right, and we’ve shared a few of those shows that could be big like Game of Thrones below!

Let’s get the list started with the current Netflix original series The Last Kingdom. 

The Last Kingdom

If you’re missing Game of Thrones and need something to immediately satisfy that itch, The Last Kingdom is a great place to start!

The series is based on the book series titled The Saxon Stories written by Bernard Cornwall. The stories revolve around Uhtred of Bebbanburg and his journeys. Born a lord, Uhtred is captured by Danes and raised among them. Over the course of the first few seasons, Uhtred, played by Alexander Dreymon, tries to find a place for himself.

There are 10 novels in this series so far, which means there’s a lot of story to pull from for the TV series!

The series doesn’t have all the fantasy elements that make Game of Thrones what it is, but there are a few similarities. The shows have a familiar feel, but they also share the larger politicals, the lust for power, and battle sequences. The Last Kingdom doesn’t have the budget of Game of Thrones, but they make do!

The Last Kingdom is one of the few shows on this list that have seasons on Netflix already. You can watch the first three seasons now, and the fourth season is currently in production. We’re expecting to see the new season in 2020.