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13 Best Underrated Superhero Shows You Shouldn’t Miss Out On

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Superheroes have been a part of our lives for a very long time through various movies, comics, and TV shows and we all love them for various reasons sometimes they give us hope, they inspire us, or sometimes they just distract us from our real-life problems. In today’s world between streaming and television, there are probably hundreds of superhero shows and that’s why there are many brilliant shows that go under the radar and are not noticed by the masses. That’s why we made a list of the best-underrated superhero shows you should definitely give a chance.

I Am Not Okay With This (Netflix)

Shows Like Stranger Things
Credit – Netflix

I Am Not Okay With This is a coming-of-age dark comedy superhero series created by Jonathan Entwistle and Christy Hall. Based on comic book series of the same name by Charles Forsman, the Netflix series follows the story of an anxiety filled teenager as she deals with the complexities of high school, friendships, her sexuality, and most importantly her dangerous new superpowers. I Am Not Okay With This stars Sophia Lillis in the lead role with Wyatt Oleff, Sofia Bryant, Richard Ellis, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Sophia Tatum, Aidan Wojtak-Hissong, Jackson Frazer, Zachary S. Williams, and Dave Theune starring in supporting roles.

Legion (Hulu & Rent on Prime Video)

Fantasy Shows Like Elden Ring
Credit – FX Network

Legion is a dark psychological superhero drama series created by Noah Hawley. Based on a Marvel Comics character of the same name by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, the FX series follows the story of David Haller, a troubled man who was diagnosed with schizophrenia from a very early age but when he discovers that in reality, he has superpowers instead of an illness a war breaks out between two factions both wanting to use him for their purposes. Legion stars Dan Stevens in the lead role with Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Harry Loyd, Hamish Linklater, Amber Midthunder, Bill Irwin, and Jemaine Clement starring in supporting roles.

Gotham (Tubi, Max & Prime Video Add-On)

Shows Like Arrow
Credit – Fox

Gotham is a superhero crime drama created by Bruno Heller. Based on popular characters from DC Comics, the Fox series is set in Gotham and it follows the story of a rising young detective James Gordon as he deals with the corrupt police, government, and a bunch of popular Batman villains while also building his relationship with a teenage Bruce Wayne. Gotham stars Ben McKenzie and David Mazouz in the lead roles of James Gordon and Bruce Wayne with Robin Lord Taylor, Cameron Bicondova, Erin Richards, Cory Michael Smith, Cameron Monaghan, Morena Baccarin, Sean Pertwee, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Donal Logue starring in supporting roles.

Doom Patrol (Max & Prime Video Add-On)

Offbeat Superhero Shows Like Invincible
Credit – HBO Max

Doom Patrol is an offbeat superhero comedy-drama series created by Jeremy Carver. Based on a DC comic book series of the same name by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani, the Max series follows the story of a group of broken individuals brought together by a scientist known as Chief. When Chief gets kidnapped by a peculiar villain from his past, the group must come together to save him and become heroes in the process but not without stumbling throughout the whole journey. Doom Patrol stars Brendan Fraser, April Bowlby, Matt Bomer, Joivan Wade, Diane Guerrero, Riley Shanahan, Timothy Dalton, and Alan Tudyk.

The Neighbor (Netflix)

Underrated Superhero Shows
Credit – Netflix

The Neighbor is a Spanish superhero comedy series created by Miguel Esteban and Raúl Navarro. Based on a comic series titled El Vecino by Santiago García and Pepo Pérez, the Netflix series follows the story of a down-and-out man who one day unintentionally gains a mysterious superpower. Then he begins to master his powers with the help of his neighbor to fight the evil in society while keeping his identity a secret from the world. The Neighbor stars Quim Gutiérrez in the lead role with Adrián Pino, Catalina Sopelana, Clara Lago, Sergio Momo, Paula Malia, and Denis Gómez starring in supporting roles.

Raising Dion (Netflix)

Credit – Netflix

Raising Dion is a superhero comedy-drama series created by Carol Barbee. Based on a comic book and a short film of the same name by Dennis Liu, the Netflix series follows the story of Nicole, who recently lost her husband and now has to raise her son Dion alone but things take a turn for the worse when Dion starts to manifest some superpowers. Nicole decides to keep her son’s power a secret with the help of her late husband’s best friend Pat to protect him from the people in the world who will exploit him. Raising Dion stars Alisha Wainwright and Ja’Siah Young in the lead roles with Jazmyn Simon, Sammi Haney, Jason Ritter, Griffin Robert Faulkner, and Ali Ahn starring in supporting roles.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Netflix & Rent on Prime Video)

Fantasy and Sci-Fi Shows on Netflix
Credit – The CW

Legends of Tomorrow is a sci-fi superhero series created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, and Phil Klemmer. Based on characters from DC Comics, The CW series is set in the Arrowverse and it follows a team of superheroes and supervillains put together by a time-traveling superhero who leads them through time to prevent several catastrophes that threaten the fate of the universe. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Arthur Darvill, Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Ciara Renée, Nick Zano, Dominic Purcell, Tala Ashe, Jess Macallan, Wentworth Miller, and Amy Pemberton.

The Gifted (Hulu & Rent on Prime Video)

Underrated Superhero Shows
Credit – Fox

The Gifted is a superhero drama series created by Matt Nix. Based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men, the Fox series follows the story of two ordinary parents as they take their two children on the run from the government when they find out that their kids have mutant abilities. To keep themselves and their children safe they join an underground community of mutants who are fighting for their survival. The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, Coby Bell, Jamie Chung, Blair Redford, Emma Dumont, Skyler Samuels, and Grace Byers.

Misfits (Prime Video, Hulu, Peacock & Pluto TV)

Offbeat Superhero Shows Like Invincible
Credit – E4

Misfits is a British superhero dark comedy-drama series created by Howard Overman. The E4 series follows the story of five juvenile offenders who don’t know anything about each other but find themselves working on a community service project together. When a freak electrical storm hits their town they soon start to develop different superpowers, now they have to deal with the complexities of growing up while also figuring out the purpose of their newfound powers. Misfits stars Robert Sheehan, Lauren Socha, Antonia Thomas, Iwan Rheon, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett in the lead roles with Joseph Gilgun, Karla Crome, Matt Stokoe, Nathan McMullen, and Ruth Negga starring in supporting roles.

The Tick (Prime Video)

Offbeat Superhero Shows Like Invincible
Credit – Prime Video

The Tick is a superhero action-comedy series created by Ben Edlund. Based on a comic book character of the same name by Edlund, the Prime Video series follows the story of an invulnerable superhero named The Tick as he teams up with a meek young man named Arthur to combat crime and corruption in their city. The Tick stars Peter Serafinowicz and Griffin Newman in the lead roles with Valorie Curry, Brendan Hines, Yara Martinez, Scott Speiser, Jackie Earle Haley, and Bryan Greenberg starring in supporting roles.

Swamp Thing (Rent on Prime Video & Tubi)

Credit – DC Universe

Swamp Thing is a superhero drama series created by Gary Dauberman and Mark Verheiden. Based on a DC comic book series of the same name by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the DC Universe series follows the story of a CDC doctor Abby Arcane as she returns to her hometown of Marais, Louisiana to investigate a swamp-borne virus. During her investigation, she discovers the mysteries of the swamp that are connected to a disgraced scientist Alec Holland, who might not be as dead as everyone thought. Swamp Thing stars Crystal Reed, Andy Bean, and Derek Mears in the lead roles with Virginia Madsen, Henderson Wade, Maria Sten, Jeryl Prescott, Will Patton, Jennifer Beals, and Kevin Durand starring in supporting roles.

Superman & Lois (Max & Prime Video Add-On)

Shows Like My Adventures With Superman
Credit – The CW

Superman & Lois is a superhero action-adventure series created by Greg Berlanti and Todd Helbing. Based on DC Comics’ some of the most popular characters, The CW series follows the story of Clark Kent aka Superman and Lois Lane as they return to Smallville with their two boys Jonathan and Jordan Kent. Clark and Lois brought their children to Clark’s hometown to tell them about Clark’s origins and his superhero persona and also to check to see if they also have superpowers like their father. Superman & Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch in the lead roles with Alex Garfin, Erik Valdez, Inde Navarrette, Wolé Parks, Adam Rayner, Dylan Walsh, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Tayler Buck, Sofia Hasmik, and Chad L. Coleman starring in supporting roles.

Extraordinary (Hulu)

Credit – Hulu

Extraordinary is a British superhero comedy series created by Emma Moran. The Hulu series is set in a world where everyone has superpowers except our main character Jen, who is desperate to get her superpowers, and to do that she begins a journey of self-discovery and some hilarious antics. Extraordinary stars Máiréad Tyers in the lead role with Sofia Oxenham, Bilal Hasna, Luke Rollason, Siobhán McSweeney, Robbie Gee, Safia Oakley-Green, Ned Porteous, and Darcey Porter-Cassidy starring in supporting roles.

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