Great enthusiasm and zeal can be seen in the way Hotstar is progressing forward. After its acquisition by Disney, and its tie-up with HBO you can now stream one of the most popular and entertaining TV series on Hotstar. The list of latest TV series streaming on Hotstar right now is really big, but it will be helpful especially during this time when everyone is in quarantine.
Understanding the vast audience potential, Hotstar is largely offering American TV shows. And so we have picked up the best 20 TV series that you can binge-watch in 2020.
20 Best TV Series Streaming on Hotstar
Most of the countries are locked down, and so one way to escape boredom is watching, actually binge-watching TV shows. This list will help you pick some of the great American shows that you can watch these days.
An HBO original, the Westworld is an American science-fiction television series. The first season of the show was broadcasted in 2016. After the completion of the first ten episodes, the show was renewed for another ten-episodes second season. And now the makers have shown green-lit for its third season which is set to release in early 2020.
The series is based on a futuristic theme park and the dawn of realization that Android fulfills the desire of all the guests. Also, the hosts that populate the environment of the theme park are nearly indistinguishable from humans. The series has received positive critic’s review and was also ranked as the most-watched series for any HBO originals.
Veep is a critically acclaimed political-comedy television series that makes a satirical take on the internal working of the government. The show was initially released in April 2012. And till now it has completed seven successful seasons.
The plot of Veep revolves around Selina Meyer, the protagonist, who is the fictional vice-president. And how she and her team struggle to make leave their legacy mark without getting stuck in the regular political games of the American government. The show has won various major awards, including several nominations. If you haven’t watched it yet, then it’s the right time to start your binge-watching session on Hotstar.
A mockumentary American comedy television series that airs on American Broadcasting Company. The show was initially released in 2009 and now it has been renewed for the eleventh and final season which premiered in September 2019. While the show was critically acclaimed for the first few seasons, the next got mixed reactions.
Modern Family focusses on three diverse families residing in LA and interrelated to each other. To sum it up in short, the modern family is full of confusing relationships. You can catch up with the whole drama on Hotstar.
What We Do In the Shadows
This American horror-comedy television series is based on a film by the same name. The show premiered in March 2019. The series revolves around four roommates, who are actually vampires living in New York City. The first season was quite successful, and so in May 2019, it was renewed for a 10-episode, second season that you can stream in 2020.
The show has a charming lineup of actors which includes Kavyan Novak, Matt Berry Natasia Demetriou, Mark Proksch, and Harvey Guillen. Apart from the actors, the first series was also praised for the absurdity and lore expansion. It can be a great watch for your girl’s sleepovers.
This is Us
This is Us is a comedy-drama television series that combines some tragic elements as well. The show premiered in 2016 on NBC and is currently streaming on Hotstar. Currently, the fourth season has been aired, and you can expect two more seasons in the coming year.
This family drama depicts the life of three siblings and their relationship with their parents. The show depicts heartstrings-tugging between all these people, and how they are mysteriously linked to each other, one of that being they have their birthday on the same day. It is like a complete package, which brings lots of family drama, comedy, romance and tragedy to your screen.
If you love crime drama then you can watch True Detective, an anthology television series that premiered on HBO in 2014. Three seasons have been released consisting of eight episodes. Each season is structured with different settings, characters, and self-contained narrative.
The show stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson who play the role of Louisiana homicide detectives. The story of the three seasons basically involves chase of a serial killer, followed by police investigations and the problems faced by the detectives. You can binge-watch the three seasons, till they announce the renewal of next season.
Another American comedy series that you can binge-watch in 2020 is Silicon Valley. The show has finally concluded with its sixth and final season which consisted of seven episodes. If you are one of those people who don’t like to wait for the next season, then Silicon Valley can be your next target.
Silicon Valley is a story of five young men who started a company in the high-tech San Francisco Bay area. You can enjoy the timely satirical on the struggles due to modern-day technology to make it big. Silicon Valley is streaming on Hotstar VIP.
Luther starring Idris Elba is a British crime drama series, where the protagonist John Luther works for the Serious Crime Unit as a Detective Chief Inspector. He is a dedicated and brilliant police officer who struggles to manage his personal life while dealing with heinous crimes.
In January 2019, the fifth season of the show premiered. Even though the show is criticized now and then for showing a great amount of violence against female victims, Elba’s acting has always won him praises. Nevertheless, as a viewer, you would always want to know whether Luther will be able to overcome the darkness?
Based on novel series Villanelle by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve is a British television spy thriller series produced for BBC America. The series revolves around a British intelligence investigator, Eve Polastri who is on the task of capturing Villanelle, a psychopathic assassin. However, as the chase progress, the two develop an obsession for each other. Sounds interesting?
The show stars a different female showrunner in each series. The show premiered on November 15, 2016. Shortly after its release BBC America renewed it for a second season. And after its success in both the United States and the United Kingdom, it has been renewed for a third season as well. You can stream both the seasons of Killing Eve on Hotstar.
Partially based on Issa Rae’s critically acclaimed web series, Insecure is an American comedy-drama series. If you have watched Awkward Black Girl, then you can start your binge-watching session with Insecure. The show was initially released in 2016, followed by its renewal for three more series.
The third season was the last that aired on HBO. And after its release, the viewers are waiting eagerly for the fourth season. The show has a hilarious take at the awkward lives of two best friends living in Los-Angeles. It is the journey of these African-American women as they navigate through their professional and personal troubles.
High Maintenance is created by the team of an ex-husband and wife Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfield. This American comedy-drama is both television and web series that revolves around a nameless man who delivers cannabis in New York City. He is famous by the name The Guy. Each episode of High Maintenance brings new characters as they obtain cannabis from the main character.
The series initially premiered on Vimeo in 2012 as a web series, and in 2016 it aired on television. The third season ended in 2019, and it has been renewed for the fourth season which will premiere on 7 February 2020. So till then, you can complete the three seasons.
If you like historical drama then you can watch Gentleman Jack on Hotstar. Produced by Sally Wainwright, the show is set in 1832 in Yorkshire, starring Surrane Jones and Anne Lister as landowner and industrialist respectively. The series is inspired by a diary collected from Lister, which is largely written in secret code. In over four million words the series documents a lifetime of a lesbian relationship.
The Gentleman Jack is a co-production of HBO and BBC One. It premiered in April 2019 in the United States of America, followed by the United Kingdom in May 2019. Subsequently, it has been renewed for a second season by BBC.
Game of Thrones
I don’t need to say anything about this show. Game of Thrones is one of the most popular shows of the 2010s that is seen by all generations all over the world. Based on the unfinished novel “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R Martin, Game of Thrones follows the struggle between seven medieval kingdoms to come into power.
The show is a fantasy drama as it involves a world filled with dragons, death and colorful characters. Even though the story was highly criticized in the finale season, it is a must-watch if you haven’t seen it yet.
Euphoria is a teen drama series that airs on HBO, created by Sam Levinson. The show is loosely based on the Israeli miniseries created by Daphna Levin, Ron Leshem and Tmira Yardeni by the same name. The series starring Zendaya premiered on June 16, 2019. Further in July 2019, it was renewed for the next season.
Euphoria is a story of a group of high school students and their experiences of drugs, sex, friendships, trauma, and love. But before you decide to stream this, let me tell you that the series is full of empathy but it won’t be an easy watch.
Since 1963, a British Science fiction program is entertaining its fans. It’s none other than Doctor Who which depicts the adventure of “The Doctor”, who is an extraterrestrial being. The doctor has TARDIS, a time-traveling space ship whose appearance is similar to the blue British police box from outside.
The Doctor is accompanied by his companions, who combat the foes together so as to save the civilians and help those in need. Doctor Who is definitely a significant part of the British popular culture, and so if you haven’t seen this then you are really missing something.
A historical drama miniseries produced for television in association with Sky UK is Chernobyl. Released in 2019, this series shows the famous 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, followed by the exceptional cleanup. The show features a collaborative cast including Jared Harris, Emily Watson, and Stellan Skarsgård.
The series was released in five parts on May 6, 2019, in The United States, and subsequently in the United Kingdom. Masterfully made, the show covers all aspects of the disaster like what caused it, whom it affected, how it happened and more. You can get complete information about this tragic event with the Chernobyl miniseries.
Big Little Lies
Another critically acclaimed American drama series that you can watch is Big Little Lies. Based on a novel by the same name, the series revolves around five women who become entangled in a murder investigation. Originally declared as a miniseries, the show was renewed for the second season which premiered in 2019.
Big Little Lies has also gathered several awards like Golden Globe along with 16 Emmy nominations. How will these women face the ripples that are created in their community and will they be able to get out? Stream it on Hotstar to find out.
The Affair is a television drama series produced by Hagai Levi, Sarah Treem. The series ran for five seasons and has finally concluded in 2019. The Affair starring Ruth Wilson, Dominic West, Joshua Jackson, and Maura Tierney explores the extramarital relationship and its effects. The show beautifully explains the point-of-view of both the characters in its two-part episode.
The series premiered in 2014 on Showtime. Every relationship has two characters, and with The Affair, you will get to know the perspective of both of them.
American Crime Story
Developed by Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander, American Crime Story is a true anthology-crime series. It is a self-contained miniseries that follows separate true events that are unrelated to each other. While the first season was about the murder trial of O.J Simpson, the next season explored the murder of Gianni Versace, the renowned designer.
The show is set to make a comeback with its third season on 27 September 2020. It is based on the impeachment of Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the US. Till the next season airs on television, you can watch the first two on Hotstar.
American Horror Story
This is another American anthology television series just like the American Crime Story. A total of nine seasons has been released until now. In case you don’t want to watch all the seasons you can start with anyone that you like because it is a self-contained miniseries.
So each season has different settings, characters, and storyline which are not interconnected to each other in any way. Every season has its own beginning and end. Also as the plot is inspired loosely by true events, it is widely accepted by people all over the world.
These are some American and British television series that you should watch. We hope you have a great time. And if we missed out on your favourite series, then share it with us below.