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The Best Current Shows That Are Darker Than Night  

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List Rules Vote up the best television shows currently airing new episodes that keep it dark. No reality shows or docuseries.

Some television viewers enjoy diving into the dark underbelly of society or the human psyche. There are plenty of horror programs that will air in 2019 that present a supernatural threat that endangers the characters in terrifying ways. Some dark shows instead depict that the biggest monster of all is... man. If these types of shows pique your interest, then you will be pleased to hear that there are plenty of shows with dark themes that will air in the coming year. 

Each season of American Horror Story deals with a new set of characters dealing with horrifying monstrosities. There may not be any ghosts or ghouls in True Detective, but that does not stop the characters from having to contend with the darkest aspects of society. Who needs a monster with fangs lurking around the corner when you can see how the world really works when people give in to their base instincts

These are some of the best series with dark themes you will get new episodes for in the near future. You can vote on which shows are the best and vote down on the shows that are just too dark for your liking. Give in to your dark side with this list. 

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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Shows That Are Darker Than Night
Jordan Peele, Sanaa Lathan

Premiered: 2019

Number of Seasons: 1

The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, 2019) is an American anthology drama web television series based on the 1959 television series. An updated version of the classic TV series featuring various ...more
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The Confession Tapes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Shows That Are Darker Than Night
The Confession Tapes (Netflix, 2017) is a true crime television documentary series created by Kelly Loudenberg. A critical look into some true crime cases where American law enforcement made up ...more
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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Shows That Are Darker Than Night
Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh
13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American television series based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and adapted by Brian Yorkey. Told through a series of flashbacks, the ...more
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Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Shows That Are Darker Than Night
Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Crystal Reed

Premiered: 2019

Number of Seasons: 1

Swamp Thing (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero horror drama web television series based on the DC Comics character. Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) returns home to Houma, Louisiana to ...more
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Tidelands is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Shows That Are Darker Than Night
Charlotte Best, Elsa Pataky, Aaron Jakubenko

Premiered: 2018

Tidelands (2018, Netflix) is an eight-part Australian web television series written and created by Stephen M. Irwin and Leigh McGrath, produced by Hoodlum Entertainment. Tidelands follows the ...more
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The Happy Valley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Shows That Are Darker Than Night
The Happy Valley is a British television drama, first shown on BBC1 on 6 September 1987 in the Sunday Premiere strand. It was written by David Reid, directed by Richard Devenish, and produced by ...more
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The Passage is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Shows That Are Darker Than Night
voting closed at #32
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza
The Passage (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series developed by Liz Heldens, based on the novels by Justin Cronin. When a botched U.S. government experiment turns a group of death ...more