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9 Shows Like 'Peacemaker' To Watch Next

Discover shows like 'Peacemaker' to add to your watchlist.
by Lara Vukelich — 
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John Cena in 'Peacemaker'

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Peacemaker premiered in early 2022 and ushered in the first DC Extended Universe TV series — which stars John Cena in the titular role. If you love this series based on The Suicide Squad, you may want to dive into the existing well of superhero content out there. And there's a lot of it. For example, Marvel has released shows centered on characters ranging from Jessica Jones to The Punisher. 

Fans of superhero universes may enjoy some of these other related series. Check out some of the top nine shows to watch after Peacemaker, all based on Metascore. 


Watchmen

Metascore: 85
Best for: Historians, thrill-seekers
Where to watch: 

Google PlayiTunes
Seasons: 1

If you loved the Watchmen comic series, you'll love the show. And if you're brand new to the storyline, this series doesn't leave you behind. Any viewer can appreciate this tale full of allegory and thoughtful analysis of everything from race to justice. The series picks up more than 30 years after the events of the comic book series when vigilantes have been labeled outlaws. Set in 2019 Tulsa, our heroes are up against a white supremacist group who are waging war against both minorities and the police. The timely tale is great for anyone who is both a history buff and a superhero fan. 

"Ambitious, imaginative, provocative and engrossing. ... A triumph of style and substance, it never sacrifices pace for preaching or pontificating. — Mark Dawidziak, The Plain Dealer


Legion

Metascore: 82
Best for: Fans of bold storytelling
Where to watch: 

Google PlayiTunes
Seasons: 3

Combining a thoughtful story about mental illness with the endless possibilities of a super universe, Legion is able to capture the interest of just about anyone. The show follows a man named David Haller (played by Dan Stevens) — also known as Legion — who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. After bouncing between psychiatric hospitals, an encounter with a fellow patient leaves David wondering if the visions he has always experienced are more than they seem. Fans of superheroes who want a truly unique tale will want to tune in. 

"There is an abundance of quality in Legion at every level, making it a show you can't stop watching and, oh yeah, the best show of the new year." — David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle


Harley Quinn

Metascore: 82
Best for: Fans or irreverent comedy and animation junkies
Where to watch: 

, Google Play, , iTunes,
Seasons: 2 (so far)

Harley Quinn (voiced by Kaley Cuoco) is about to find out what life looks like when you finally break up with the Joker (voiced by Alan Tudyk). This animated series has received some pretty stellar reviews and offers a more jovial journey into the world of superheroes than many other shows. If you want a good laugh as much as you love a good villain, this may be the series for you. The series follows Harley as she tries to become a queenpin. You're in for a ride. 

"All of the familiar draws of DC animated hit are here — the snappy dialogue, the bold (and quasi-gruesome) action — but what makes this series uniquely appealing is that it's a perfectly viable starting point for old and new fans alike." — Shannon Miller, The A.V. Club


The Tick (2001)

Metascore: 82
Best for: Fans of crime stoppers and action lovers
Where to watch: 

, iTunesTubi
Seasons: 1

While this series only got one season, it offers a refreshing take on the classic "superhero saves a city" theme. The Tick follows a world where superheroes are totally the norm. One nervous office worker (played by David Burke) ends up becoming the sidekick to the titular hero (Patrick Warburton) who is trying to fight off a villain called The Terror (Armin Shimerman). Follow as the pair tries to figure out who is pulling the strings in their city — good or evil. And, get in some good laughs. This show was the first live-action adaptation of Ben Edlund's comic series of the same title.

"The show is a tour de farce for Warburton, who has the commanding gusto of a superhero and the deadpan style so appropriate for the material." — Chuck Barney, San Jose Mercury News


Killing Eve

Metascore: 75
Best for: Fans of cat-and-mouse dramas
Where to watch: 

Google PlayiTunes
Seasons: 4

If an endless game of cat-and-mouse sounds like it's up your alley, you will love this drama. An American in Britain (played by Sandra Oh) is a security officer who sets out to capture a mysterious assassin (Jodie Comer). The two characters become intrigued and obsessed with each other. Will they catch each other? Will they turn on each other if they do? This doesn't involve superpowers, but it does involve lots of action-filled chases with twists and turns and unexpected alliances. 

"Sandra Oh brings a funny, funky vulnerability to this stylishly surprising and wildly entertaining spy thriller." — Matt Roush, TV Guide Magazine


The Boys

Metascore: 77
Best for: Fans of the comics of the same title and action-adventure junkies
Where to watch: 

, Google PlayiTunes,
Seasons: 2 (so far)

Superheroes, but make them less lovable. The Boys explores a world where superheroes are lauded for their powers — but are also super arrogant behind the scenes. The show follows the titular group of vigilantes who try to bring down these supes, and the evil conglomerate that made them what they are. But it also follows the supes, too, to understand why they are so corrupt. While doing so, the show explores themes of capitalism, greed, and more. It might not be what you'd expect from a series about superpowers, but it's a nice change of pace for people who are seeking something a little more gritty. 

"A sharp, entertaining, eviscerating satire of superhero franchises and the culture that aggrandizes them. — Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times


Marvel's Jessica Jones

Metascore: 76
Best for: Dark and twisty viewers and fans of drama
Where to watch: 

, Google Play, iTunes,
Seasons: 3

This show, created for Netflix, follows Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) who is a former superhero and current private investigator. Our protagonist killed someone during her brief stint as a heroic figure and it left her with some PTSD and a desire to leave her former life behind. When her former adversary remerges, however, she is back in action. Fans of fast-paced action will love this comic adaptation. The first season has the highest Metascore of 81, but overall, the series earned a 76. 

"You can enjoy it without knowing a thing about any other comic-book title, on the page or on the screen, and that's just about the highest praise one can bestow on a Marvel property." — David Sims, The Atlantic


Preacher

Metascore: 76
Best for: Vampire lovers and skeptics alike
Where to watch: 

Google PlayiTunes
Seasons: 4

This show takes a unique spin on the idea of superpowers. A somewhat jaded preacher (played by Dominic Cooper) is embodied with a mysterious entity. While his crisis of faith had him on the brink of leaving his church, his new powers now empower him to set out in search of an unthinkable task. He wants God to apologize for abandoning the world. The sci-fi adjacent show that hails from the comic series of the same title also features a vampire and almighty powers born of an angel and a devil. 

"Within its oversize color panels there's some hard-boiled philosophy about trying to be good in a world of sin. And there's little on TV quite like its fallen world." — James Poniewozik, The New York Times


The Flash

Metascore: 75
Best for: Action-adventure lovers
Where to watch: A

, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix,
Seasons: 8 (so far)

This series is based on a DC comic book character, following a man named Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) who gained superfast speed after a lab explosion. Our protagonist uses his newfound powers to fight crime as his alter-ego: the Flash. As the seasons go on, he teams up with other DC heroes, time travels, gets married, meets his future kid, learns about his past, and fights a malevolent speedster from another universe. But he also more than comes into his own as a hero and a man.

"It vibrates with big-picture vision and has smart fun with its premise." — Jeff Jensen, Entertainment Weekly