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The Best Serial Killer TV Shows on HBO MAX

Finding a good Serial Killer TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Serial Killer TV shows of all time streaming on HBO MAX.

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1. True Detective

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90/100
Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 24 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Prodigal Son

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Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Mystery

What it's about: The son of a notorious serial killer becomes an acclaimed criminal psychologist who uses his unique insight into how killers think to help the NYPD.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (15%) are available to watch free online (FOX). 33 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Hulu, fuboTV & 1 other). 8 episodes (24%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (FOX). 34 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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3. Luther

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Year: 2010-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 5
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Starz, BritBox & 1 other). 20 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 20 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Sharp Objects

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Year: 2018-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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5. The Alienist

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Year: 2018-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Crime, Horror

What it's about: New York, 1896. Police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt brings together criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore and secretary Sara Howard to investigate several murders of male prostitutes.

Where to Watch: 18 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Hoopla & TVision). 6 episodes (33%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TNT). 18 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. I'll Be Gone in the Dark

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Year: 2020-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Crime

What it's about: An exploration of the case of the Golden State Killer who terrorized California in the 1970s and 1980s, committing 50 sexual assaults and 10 murders, and true crime author Michelle McNamara's obsessive quest to find justice on behalf of his victims.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 6 episodes (86%) are available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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7. Epitaphs

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Year: 2004-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
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What it's about: Epitafios is a 2004 13-episode, Argentinian crime fiction TV mini-series with the tagline: El Final Está Escrito ... The End Is Written. The series, which takes place in an unnamed South American city, was shot in Buenos Aires. The series was produced by HBO Latin America and Argentinian TV/film company Pol-Ka Producciones. It was written by Marcelo Slavich and Walter Slavich and directed by Alberto Lecchi and Jorge Nisco. Although all of the actors were Argentinian, a neutral Spanish was used instead of the local Rioplatense Spanish, avoiding colloquialisms such as the local vos in favor of the more common tú.The series debuted in Australia on SBS in May 2007 under the title If The Dead Could Speak. It premiered in Poland on Cinemax on November 6, 2008. In Germany, it premiered on November 6, 2009 on pay TV channel FOX under the title Epitafios - Tod Ist Die Antwort.

Where to Watch: 26 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 26 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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8. Unmasking a Killer

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Year: 2018-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: Viewers go inside the investigation, the case files and the mind of The Golden State Killer – a man believed to be the most prolific uncaught rapist and serial killer in the nation. With exclusive cooperation from law enforcement and survivors, the docuseries examines the historical and social ramifications of The Golden State Killer’s reign of terror, explore the advances in forensic technology, and highlight the legal changes to our justice system that his crime spree spurred.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (78%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX). 7 episodes (78%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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