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10 Best Shows Like ‘Found’ To Watch If You Love the Series

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Found is a crime thriller series created by Nkechi Okoro Carroll. The NBC series revolves around Gabrielle “Gabi” Mosley, who works with her crisis management team to find missing people. Gabi was also a kidnapping victim herself as a teenage girl, but what the world doesn’t know is that she keeps her abductor chained up in her basement and makes him help her on the cases. Found stars Shameless‘s famed actress Shanola Hampton in the lead role of Gabi, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Kelli Williams, Brett Dalton, and Gabrielle Walsh starring in supporting roles. So, if you love the NBC series here are some similar shows you could watch next.

The Following (Rent on Prime Video)

Shows Like Hannibal
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If you loved the thrilling and dangerous relationship between Gabi and Hugh “Sir” Evans, then Fox’s thrilling drama titled The Following might be of interest. Starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy as the two main rivals, the series revolves around a former FBI profiler Ryan Hardy who is tasked with catching an escaped serial killer Joe Carroll, who is killing innocent civilians. Ryan was the one who caught him in the past, but this time Joe is helped by his followers who are also killers.

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Will Trent (Hulu & Rent on Prime Video)

Shows Like Will Trent
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A twisted crime thriller with a protagonist who had a troubled childhood, Will Trent has the same tone and genre as Found. Based on the New York Times best-selling book series of the same name by Karin Slaughter, the ABC series revolves around the titular character who was abandoned as a child and grew up in a harsh environment going through the Atlanta foster care system. He now works for the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) and solves mysterious crimes to make sure that no one suffers as much as he did. Will Trent stars Ramón Rodríguez as the title character with Erika Christensen, Iantha Richardson, Jake McLaughlin, and Sonja Sohn starring in supporting roles.

Alert: Missing Persons Unit (Hulu & Rent on Prime Video)

Shows Like Found
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Alert: Missing Persons Unit is a procedural crime drama series that solely focuses on people working hard to find missing people who have been kidnapped just like Found. Created by John Eisendrath and Jamie Foxx, the Fox series revolves around police officers Jason Grant and his ex-wife Nikki Batista as they try to find missing people, while also trying to learn the truth behind the disappearance of their long-lost son. Alert: Missing Persons Unit stars Scott Caan and Dania Ramirez in the lead roles with Fivel Stewart, Ryan Broussard, and Adeola Role starring in supporting roles.

Prodigal Son (Max & Prime Video Add-On)

Prodigal Son Season 3 Cancelled By Fox
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The interactions between the protagonist and antagonist are very important in any series but they add another layer when it comes to crime thriller shows because those interactions lead to a dark and twisted relationship, which is very entertaining if you loved that about Found then Prodigal Son is a must watch for you. Created by Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver, the Fox series revolves around a former FBI agent and criminal psychologist who now works with the NYPD to solve some of the most twisted and unhinged murders in New York City. What makes Malcolm different from the others is his intellect and insight into the minds of serial killers because his father was one of the most notorious serial killers before Malcolm helped put him away in his childhood. Now, Malcolm’s father helps him in catching the criminals while planning his escape from the law. Prodigal Son stars Tom Payne in the lead role with Michael Sheen, Bellamy Young, Halston Sage, Lou Diamond Phillips, Aurora Perrineau, Keiko Agena, and Frank Hart starring in supporting roles.

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Hannibal (Prime Video, AMC+, Pluto TV & Tubi)

Hannibal Romance Between Hannibal & Will
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Just as I wrote for Prodigal Son, Hannibal has the same intense relationship between the antagonist and protagonist of the series but this one is a bit different. Based on the iconic characters from the books written by Thomas Harris and adapted for television by Bryan Fuller, the NBC series follows the story of FBI agent Will Graham, who has a deep insight into the minds of killers but he pays the price for his gift as he suffers from crippling psychological issues which lead him to seek help from Dr. Hannibal Lecter. What Will doesn’t know is that Hannibal is one of the most notorious serial killers in the world. Hannibal stars Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen in the lead roles with Laurence Fishburne, Carol Dhavernas, Gillian Anderson, Kacey Rohl, and Richard Armitage starring in supporting roles.

Bates Motel (Rent on Prime Video)

Shows Like Hannibal
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Serving as a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1960 film Psycho and based on the characters from the novel Psycho by Robert Bloch, Bates Motel is a psychological horror series that delves deep into the twisted relationship between Norman Bates and his mother Norma. Adapted for television by Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin, and Anthony Cipriano, the A&E series revolves around the man behind the killer that is Norman Bates. Bates Motel stars Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga in the lead role with Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, Néstor Carbonell, Nicola Peltz, and Kenny Johnson starring in supporting roles.

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Mr. Mercedes (Peacock & Rent on Prime Video)

Shows Like Mindhunter
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Based on a bestselling novel by Stephen King, the underrated crime thriller series titled Mr. Mercedes revolves around a retired police officer and a sadistic serial killer whose paths cross with each other in a deadly way. Adapted for television by David E. Kelley, the Audience series is dark and it has a protagonist who sometimes works outside of the law to catch the people who deserve punishment.

Luther (Prime Video Add-On, Pluto TV & Tubi)

Luther Movie Begins Filming In September 2021
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If you liked the intense energy of Found and a protagonist working in morally gray areas then you will love the British series Luther. Created by Neil Cross, the BBC series revolves around a DCI (Detective Chief Inspector) working for the Serious Crime Unit as he hunts down sadistic killers. Starring Idris Elba in the lead role of DCI Luther, the series is dark and moody and it shows our protagonist doing some not-so-clean things to catch criminals.

Lie To Me (Hulu & Rent on Prime Video)

Shows Like Prodigal Son
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Lie To Me is one of the most underrated network crime thriller procedurals that deserves your time. Created by Samuel Baum, the Fox series revolves around Cal Lightman, a gifted psychologist expert in catching lies assists law enforcement on their high-profile cases. In his work, he is helped by a team of intelligent experts who work for him. Lie To Me stars Tim Roth in the lead role with Kelli Williams, Hayley McFarland, Monica Raymund, Brandon Hynes, and Mekhi Phifer starring in supporting roles.

Elementary (Prime Video & Hulu)

Shows Like The Mentalist
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If you loved the highly stylized and fast-paced British adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic character Sherlock, then you might be interested in CBS’s American adaptation of the character titled Elementary. Created by Robert Doherty, the procedural crime drama follows the story of Sherlock, who’s living in New York now and working to solve crimes with a gender-reversed Watson. Starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu in the lead roles, the Sherlock series also stars John Michael Hill, Aidan Quinn, Ophelia Lovibond, and John Noble starring in supporting roles.

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