TV-shows with continuous storylines / Ongoing-plot TV-shows / SERIAL

by Benjiunkix | created - 18 Oct 2018 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

All with continuous story lines that evolve from episode one through to the last episode! All of the shows in this list have ongoing-plot-continuous story lines (i.e. they do not try and wrap up at the end of each episode and have a new story for the next episode).

The list will be always updated and added after watching a such series.

**UPDATED on April 2, 2020: ‚Keizersvrouwen’ added and updated notes on german-soap-operas-series‘**

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1. American Gods (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.

Stars: Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Yetide Badaki

Votes: 68,355

2. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show circus, a haunted hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, the apocalypse, and a slasher summer camp.

Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 263,644

3. Another Life (2019– )

TV-MA | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Astronaut Niko Breckenridge and her young crew face unimaginable danger as they go on a high-risk mission to explore the genesis of an alien artifact.

Stars: Katee Sackhoff, Blu Hunt, Samuel Anderson, A.J. Rivera

Votes: 21,332

4. Dark (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families.

Stars: Karoline Eichhorn, Louis Hofmann, Jördis Triebel, Maja Schöne

Votes: 165,892

5. For All Mankind (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

The series explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended.

Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Jodi Balfour, Wrenn Schmidt

Votes: 7,292

6. Freud (2020– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime

Young psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, investigates a murder conspiracy in 1880's Vienna.

Stars: Robert Finster, Ella Rumpf, Georg Friedrich, Christoph F. Krutzler

Votes: 3,591

7. Future Man (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Josh Futturman, a janitor by day and a gamer by night, is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time to prevent the extinction of humanity.

Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, Haley Joel Osment

Votes: 17,196

8. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Nine noble families fight for control over the lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for millennia.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,653,176

9. Good Omens (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an eleven-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch.

Stars: David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Frances McDormand, Sam Taylor Buck

Votes: 47,629

10. How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (2019– )

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

To win back the love of his life, a high school student and his best friend launch Europe's largest online drug business from their teenage bedroom.

Stars: Maximilian Mundt, Danilo Kamber, Lena Klenke, Damian Hardung

Votes: 11,644

11. Women of the Night (2019– )

47 min | Crime, Drama

Xandra lives a hip but safe life with her husband Michiel and her daughter Lulu in Amsterdam. Apparently happy, Xandra aches for more excitement in her life. She is tempted to once again ... See full summary »

Stars: Karina Smulders, Susan Radder, Matteo van der Grijn, Hilde Van Mieghem

Votes: 249

12. Money Heist (2017– )

TV-MA | 70 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A group of unique robbers assault the Factory of Moneda and Timbre to carry out the most perfect robbery in the history of Spain and take home 2.4 billion euros.

Stars: Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño, Pedro Alonso

Votes: 197,688

13. Locke & Key (2020– )

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father's death.

Stars: Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott

Votes: 26,752

14. Mr. Mercedes (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Tells the story of a psychopathic killer who drives a stolen Mercedes into a crowd and a recently retired detective who tries to bring him down.

Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Holland Taylor, Jharrel Jerome, Breeda Wool

Votes: 14,042

15. NOS4A2 (2019– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Charlie Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, has his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.

Stars: Ashleigh Cummings, Zachary Quinto, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Jahkara Smith

Votes: 5,088

16. October Faction (2020)

TV-MA | 39 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Follow the adventures of a retired monster-hunter and his family.

Stars: Tamara Taylor, J.C. MacKenzie, Aurora Burghart, Gabriel Darku

Votes: 6,236

17. Outlander (2014– )

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.

Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Sophie Skelton

Votes: 107,157

18. Riverdale (2017– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While navigating the troubled waters of romance, school and family, Archie and his gang become entangled in dark Riverdale mysteries.

Stars: K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse

Votes: 103,636

19. Servant (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A Philadelphia couple is in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.

Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Nell Tiger Free, Rupert Grint

Votes: 10,215

20. Star Trek: Picard (2020– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Follow-up series to Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) that centers on Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) in the next chapter of his life.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd

Votes: 27,686

21. The 100 (2014– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth, in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

Stars: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Isaiah Washington

Votes: 191,001

22. The Boys (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.

Stars: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty

Votes: 136,621

23. The Expanse (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter, and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth's rebellious colony on the asteroid belt.

Stars: Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham

Votes: 89,175

24. The Feed (2019– )

Drama, Sci-Fi

A man's invention of a brain implant that allows people to share thoughts and emotions gets into the wrong hands.

Stars: Guy Burnet, David Thewlis, Shaquille Ali-Yebuah, Michelle Fairley

Votes: 990

25. The I-Land (2019)

TV-MA | 40 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

When ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are and how they got there, they set off on a trek to try to get back home, only to discover the world is not as it seems.

Stars: Natalie Martinez, Kate Bosworth, Ronald Peet, Sibylla Deen

Votes: 12,506

26. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017– )

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy, Drama

A housewife in the 1960s decides to become a stand-up comic.

Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 64,950

27. The Morning Show (I) (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

An inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the men and women who carry out this daily televised ritual.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Desean Terry, Victoria Tate

Votes: 30,245

28. The Terror (2018– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Supernatural, semihistorical, horror anthology series, where each season is inspired by a different infamous or mysterious real life historical tragedy.

Stars: Jared Harris, Derek Mio, Tobias Menzies, Kiki Sukezane

Votes: 33,228

29. The Valhalla Murders (2019– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Police profiler Arnar is sent back home from Oslo to his native Iceland to investigate the country's first serial killer case. He teams up with the local senior cop Kata.

Stars: Aldís Amah Hamilton, Bergur Ebbi Benediktsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Gunnar Bersi Björnsson

Votes: 2,785

30. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira

Votes: 820,094

31. Fear the Walking Dead (2015– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A Walking Dead spin-off, set in Los Angeles, following two families who must band together to survive the undead apocalypse.

Stars: Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Cliff Curtis, Rubén Blades

Votes: 105,435

Spin-Off of 'The Walking Dead'

32. Truth Be Told (2019– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A true-crime podcaster tries to solve the mystery surrounding a family patriarch's death.

Stars: Octavia Spencer, Lizzy Caplan, Michael Beach, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 3,049

33. V-Wars (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr. Luther Swann enters a world of horror when a virus is released from ice melting due to climate change.

Stars: Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes, Jacky Lai, Kyle Breitkopf

Votes: 9,974

34. Vikings (2013– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.

Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgård, Alexander Ludwig, Georgia Hirst

Votes: 381,600

35. We Are the Wave (2019– )

50 min | Drama

A new version of Rhue's novel in which a group of teenagers who start a youth movement which develops a dangerous momentum.

Stars: Ludwig Simon, Luise Befort, Michelle Barthel, Mohamed Issa

Votes: 1,706

36. Beastars (2019– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

In a school populated by anthropomorphic animals, a humble wolf with anxiety investigates a classmate's sudden murder, while contending with his bewildering feelings for a kindly dwarf rabbit.

Stars: Chikahiro Kobayashi, Jonah Scott, Brian Beacock, Ben Diskin

Votes: 2,010

Anime

37. Dragon Ball (1995–2003)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Dragon Ball tells the tale of a young warrior by the name of Son Goku, a young peculiar boy with a tail who embarks on a quest to become stronger and learns of the Dragon Balls, when, once all 7 are gathered, grant any wish of choice.

Stars: Brice Armstrong, Steve Olson, Stephanie Nadolny, Zoe Slusar

Votes: 50,054

Anime

38. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil, Sean Schemmel

Votes: 106,754

Sequel of 'Dragonball'

39. Dragon Ball GT (1996–2002)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

After Goku is made a kid again by the Black Star Dragon Balls, he goes on a journey to get back to his old self.

Stars: Elise Baughman, Andrew Chandler, Masako Nozawa, Yûko Minaguchi

Votes: 22,463

non-canon sequel of 'Dragonball Z'

40. Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009–2015)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An HD and enhanced remaster of Dragon Ball Z.

Stars: Masako Nozawa, Jôji Yanami, Sean Schemmel, Richard Ian Cox

Votes: 19,039

HD-Remastered of 'Dragonball Z'

41. Dragon Ball Super (2015–2018)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Six months after the defeat of Majin Buu, The mighty Saiyan Son Goku continues his quest on becoming stronger.

Stars: Masako Nozawa, Naoki Tatsuta, Ryô Horikawa, Sean Schemmel

Votes: 20,562

Sequel of 'Dragonball Z (Kai)'

42. Super Dragon Ball Heroes (2018– )

TV-PG | 10 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Z-Fighters set out to rescue Trunks from a prison planet.

Stars: Ryô Horikawa, Takeshi Kusao, Masako Nozawa, Ryûsei Nakao

Votes: 1,288

non-canon promotional anime-series, the plot takes after the Tournament of Power-Arc of 'Dragon Ball Super', after episode 131.

43. Alles was zählt (2006– )

25 min | Drama, Romance

Steinkamp Sports and Wellness is the family business of the Steinkamps located in the German city Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia. This scenery is the center for people starting firms, careers and private relations on a bumpy road.

Stars: Silvan-Pierre Leirich, Tatjana Clasing, André Dietz, Jörg Rohde

Votes: 336

German daily soap opera, episodes 3407+ (April 2020)

44. Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten (1992– )

25 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Growing up, solving problems of live, finding an own identity - these are the main issues the inhabitants of a neighborhood in Berlin are facing, while searching for individual life- and ... See full summary »

Stars: Wolfgang Bahro, Anne Menden, Ulrike Frank, Thomas Drechsel

Votes: 1,115

German daily soap opera, episodes 6982+ (April 2020)

45. Lindenstraße (1985–2020)

30 min | Drama, Family

Located in an average quarter of Munich, this weekly soap opera focuses on the lives of normal people. Beside the typical storylines like love, marriage and death, the show has treated a ... See full summary »

Stars: Marie-Luise Marjan, Andrea Spatzek, Moritz A. Sachs, Joachim Hermann Luger

Votes: 659

canceled German weekly soap opera, with 1758 episodes. (1985 - 2020)

46. Storm of Love (2005– )

50 min | Romance

The elegant hotel Fürstenhof in the little village Bichlheim becomes a place for two young people to find the love of her/his life. But things get complicated.

Stars: Dirk Galuba, Sepp Schauer, Antje Hagen, Joachim Lätsch

Votes: 513

German daily telenovela-soap opera, episodes 3352+ (April 2020)

47. Verbotene Liebe (1995– )

25 min | Drama, Romance

5.3