The newest Netflix original German sci-fi series, ‘Tribes of Europa’ has just premiered on the streaming platform and is already topping the charts. Created by Philip Koch, the show has been set in a dystopian world, ruled over by barbaric and unruly tribes, looking for supernatural powers. The series focuses on three siblings, who have set out in order to turn the events of the world due to a global disaster that has taken place 45 years before the current time.
If you have already watched the series but can’t get over it, all you need to do is look for something similar and satisfactory to watch. Here are ten such television shows you should definitely give a try if you have loved ‘Tribes of Europa’.
Arthdal Chronicles (2019-present)
Starring: Song Joong-ki, Jang Dong-gun, Kim Ji-won, Kim Ok-vin, Kim ji-soo
Directed by:Kim Won-seok
Produced by: KPJ, Studio Dragon
Set in the mythical land of Arthdal, the natives of this ancient city have to deal with power struggles, while some of them come across their love along the path. The story follows Eun-seom and Tanya, belonging to the peaceful Wahan Tribe, who come forward to face Tagon, the leader of the military force, who has risen to capture the land, and comes to know about their true identities in the process.
This drama has been given the name of ‘Korean Game Of Thrones,’ though ‘Arthdal Chronicles’ dwells on the heavier side of fantasy and has a greater dose of complicated politics. Loosely inspired by the life of the first Korean Kingdom’s founder, Dangun, it is one of the most preferred Korean dramas in the U.S. The plot is pretty convoluted, so you need to pay your full attention in order to not miss out on anything. The characters and the storyline share the same theme as ‘Tribes of Europa’. The show is available is watch on Netflix assisted by English subtitles for international fans.
The 3% (2016-2020)
Starring: Bianca Comparato, João Miguel, Michel Gomes, Vaneza Oliveira, Rodolfo Valente, Rafael Lozano
Directed by: Daina Giannecchini, César Charlone, Philippe Barcinski, Dani Libardi, Jotagá Crema
Executive producers: Tiago Mello, César Charlone
The first Brazilian show of Netflix features a deserted, dystopian future, and is similar to the premise of Hunger Games. However, the sci-fi elements and the perfect blend of mystery is not something which we have already come across. The place gives a single opportunity to the 20-year-old individuals— belonging to the poverty-stricken class of the society living in the ravaged mainland, fighting for survival— to compete and advance to the more affluent isolated land, living in paradise. However, only two lucky candidates will be able to pass the test of running the gauntlet, and belong to the elite three per cent of the population, while the others will be eliminated, or fail to pass the test.
The show brings into limelight the ideas about the class division between the haves and the have-nots. You can watch all four seasons of the show on Netflix, where they are subbed in the English language.
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The Expanse (2015-present)
Starring: Steven Strait, Thomas Jane, Wes Chatham, Cas Anvar, Florence Faivre, Paulo Costanzo, Dominique Tipper, Shawn Doyle
Developed by: Hawk Ostby, Mark Fergus
Executive producers: Mark Fergus, Naren Shankar, Sean Daniel, Hawk Ostby, Sharon Hall, Jason F. Brown
Inspired by a novel series by James S. A. Corey, the show has been set in a future world where the Solar System has been colonized by human beings, following a band of protagonists, who have unknowingly placed themselves at the apex of a plot, that endangers the fragile state of the system of cold war. The story bounces between Mars, Earth, and the asteroid belt, giving us a glimpse of the possible upcoming future that extends beyond the Earth.
The Expanse is one of the best sci-fi fantasy series that has an amazing world-building, and brilliant editing, with some good detailing maintaining the active anxiety ticking away among the characters. The drama and politics prevailing in the series definitely remind us of ‘Tribes of Europa’. You can watch the episodes online on Prime Video, along with a subscription.
The Witcher (2019-present)
Starring: Henry Cavill, Eamon Farren, Freya Allan, Joey Batey, Royce Pierreson, Anya Chalotra, MyAnna Buring
Created by: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich
Executive producers: Sean Daniel, Tomasz Bagiński, Jason Brown, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Alik Sakharov
The series has been set in a fictional, medieval world called ‘the Continent’ following the Crown Princess Ciri, the mage-in-training Yennefer of Vengerberg, and the Geralt of Rivia, exploring the events that shaped their characters, at different intervals of time and finally merging them, who have already been connected to each other by fate, in order to face the invaders from Nilfgaard. Geralt is a monster hunter who is known as a white-haired, and emotionless Witcher, getting paid for hunting creatures. The slice of high dark fantasy in the series is something to look forward to, along with a few horror elements, and a lot of blood, gore and monsters.
The series has been adapted from a book series by a Polish writer named, Andrzej Sapkowski, which bears the same name. You can watch the show online on Netflix while waiting for the second season which has already been renewed and will be airing in 2021.
His Dark Materials (2019-present)
Starring: Dafne Keen, Anne-Marie Duff, Ruth Wilson, James Cosmo, Clarke Peters, Ariyon Bakare
Written by: Jack Thorne
Executive producers: Dan McCulloch, Jane Tranter, Joel Collins, Toby Emmerich, Deborah Forte, Otto Bathurst, Julie Gardner, Carolyn Blackwood
Inspired by Philip Pullman’s trilogy going by the same name, the series has been set in an alternative universe where all the souls of humans are manifested as animal companions known as daemons. The story centers around a young girl named Lyra Belacqua, who finds herself being possessed by a mysterious alethiometer, as the kids on the streets start getting taken away by the Gobblers. When, Roger, Lyra’s best friend goes missing as well, the rescue mission begins, which soon takes the shape of a wondrous, expansive, and dangerous show.
‘His Dark Materials’ can be considered as one of the best fantasy series, with an interesting storyline and amazing acting performance. The prophecy as well as the magical McGuffin is something that makes the show similar to ‘Tribes of Europa’. You can catch up with the show online on Disney+Hotstar.
The 100 (2014-2020)
Starring: Paige Turco, Eliza Taylor, Thomas McDonell, Marie Avgeropoulos, Eli Goree, Kelly Hu, Devon Bostick, Bob Morley, Christopher Larkin
Developed by: Jason Rothenberg
Executive producers: Leslie Morgenstein, Jason Rothenberg, Gina Girolamo, Elizabeth Craft, Bruce Miller, Sarah Fain, Bharat Nalluri
It is an American post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi series that revolves around a group of people who have survived the devastating nuclear apocalypse, and have returned to the Earth after ninety-seven years, from a space habitat, known as the Ark. The spaceship had been giving shelter to the last hundred lone survivors all this while, but the failing life-support systems on it forced them to come back in the hopes of finding life again on the planet.
The show also features a teen-drama affair, along with plenty of relationship issues. What makes ‘Tribes of Europa’ and ‘The 100’ similar is their fights for survival which has been displayed in both of them in a well-mannered way. The series consists of seven seasons in all, so you can expect a lot of drama to come along the way. You can stream the episodes online on Netflix and Prime Video.
The Rain (2018-2020)
Starring: Alba August, Angela Bundalovic, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Lukas Løkken, Sonny Lindberg, Mikkel Følsgaard, Jessica Dinnage
Directed by: Natasha Arthy, Kenneth Kainz
Executive producers: Jonas Allen, Peter Bose
The show follows two siblings Rasmus and Simone who seek shelter in a bunker, owing to a virus being capable of spreading by raindrops, that has already eradicated almost the whole of humanity. After six years, the two of them begin their journey in the new post-apocalyptic world, to look for their father, who had left them there but didn’t return himself after that. Along their way, they get joined by other young survivors, with whom they travel together crossing Denmark and Sweden, in order to find a safe place to live, as well as the answers to their questions.
The plot of the series is decently good, with an underwhelming attempt at creating a post-apocalyptic series. However, the series does have a conclusive ending, and an undeniable charm that will let you watch it till the very end. You can check it out on Netflix, where all three seasons are available to watch.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)
Starring: Warrick Brownlow-Pike, Kevin Clash, Dave Chapamn, Alice Dinnean
Directed by: Louis Leterrier
Executive producers: Jeffrey Addiss, Louis Leterrier, Lisa Henson, Javier Grillo-Marxuach
The series has been set on a planet named Thra, where three Gelflings— Brea, Deet and Rian vows a rebellion when they come to know about a shocking secret about the Skeksis, the rulers they used to worship, which is a threat to the whole world.
Although the show is a prequel to the 1982 film ‘The Dark Crystal’ by Jim Henson, it is still substantial to the original plot, which gives an illusion of a paceful development between the two narratives. Although the show lacks tension, since the plot is somewhat known, the presence of plenty of practical effects, puppets and amazing storytelling doesn’t let people feel bored of it. The action sequences, characters as well as the blend of fantasy with science is something that has made the series grab a spot on this list.
Falling Skies (2011-2015)
Starring: Moon Bloodgood, Noah Wyle, Maxim Knight, Drew Roy, Peter Shinkoda, Jessy Schram, Seychelle Gabriel
Created by: Robert Rodat
Executive producers: Darryl Frank, Steven Spielberg, Robert Rodat, Greg Beeman, Justin Falvey
The show follows the story of a former history professor, Tom Mason, who becomes the representative of a group of civilians and fighters known as the ‘2nd Massachusetts Militia Regiment’ who have fled to Boston due to an invasion of aliens leading to the devastation of the world. The show features some great action, drama and tense segments, across the five seasons. The segment of banding together, action, as well as the tribal ideas are quite similar to the latest German fantasy show, ‘Tribes of Europa’.
The characters are good enough to keep you engaged and hooked till the end of the show. In case you wish to watch the series, you can easily get them on Netflix and Prime Video.
See (2019- present)
Starring: Jason Momoa, Alfre Woodard, Nesta Cooper, Yadira Guevara-Prip, Archie Madekwe, Sylvia Hoeks
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Executive producers: Steven Knight, Francis Lawrence, Jenno Topping, Peter Chernin, Kristen Campo
This American sci-Fi has been set in a near-future world, where a plague has infected the whole human population, erasing away ninety-nine per cent of the world’s population, with the rest one per cent, rendered blind. The story revolves mostly around Baba Voss, the village chief, whose wife, Maghra, delivers sighted twins. This leads to a venture across the landscape of America, to look for the prophetic Jerlamarel, the biological father of the twins—Kofun and Haniwa, in order to understand what is happening. On the other hand, the queen of a cynical tribe, Kane, can go to any extent in order to get the twins, and thus sends her trusted man, The Witchfinder General, for hunting the group.
As the series make progress, while we get the answers to some of the questions, new questionable elements keep coming forth, making the show a hooking one. The setup and the building of the show is a little odd but fascinating, and at times, light on details. The action sequences in it are brutal, yet praiseworthy. All of these have been found in ‘Tribes of Europa’ as well. Apart from these, there are several similarities between the two series, which you will understand when you start watching it.
We are concluding it for today. Be sure to mention the other series that we have missed in the comments section.