Best new German TV Shows in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & TV List)


The Vore's TV staff selects the top best German TV series of 2018 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Anna Winger, Jörg Winger & Marie Reiners Germany's best creators?

Germany has a very rich cinema culture, which should mean that good German series aren’t hard to find. Good shows have been made indeed, yet somehow the Germans keep their series mostly to themselves. Here’s what’s interesting.

New German TV series in 2018

Top series up for release in 2018

Best German TV series of 2017

Top rated 2017 German TV series

  • Dark

    CREATOR: Baran bo Odar & Jantje Friese
    CAST: Oliver Masucci, Karoline Eichhorn & Jördis Triebel


    Probably the best thing to come from German television since Generation War. This original Netflix time travel show is about a quiet German town where kids are disappearing. But this has happened before - it is as if the past, 33 years ago, is repeating itself. The show is often compared to Stranger things, but then darker. We believe this is a bit of a marketing trick, but fans of Stranger things will surely also enjoy this. Read more

    RATING: 94/100

    RELEASE DATE: December 1st, 2017

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  • Babylon Berlin

    CREATOR: Tom Tykwer
    CAST: Leonie Benesch Volker Bruch Liv Lisa Fries


    A historical crime drama bout Berlin during the social and political changes of the Golden Twenties, and a new police commissioner that just moved there from Cologne. It's a creation by Tom Tykwer (Sci-fi movie Cloud Atlas) which means that we are rather excited to see yet another film director go television, even in Europe now. The second season is already scheduled, so it seems a rather serious project (and a $40 million budget). Read more

    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 15th, 2017

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  • You are Wanted

    CREATOR: Hanno Hackfort, Bob Konrad, Richard Kropf
    CAST: Matthias Schweighöfer Alexandra Maria Lara Jörg Pintsch


    A man's life falls apart when is the target of a cyber attack and all his personal data gets hacked, and he is made to look part of a eco-terrorism organization. One of the first German tv shows created by Amazon Germany. Might be the show of the year for Germany. Read more

    RATING: 64/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 15th, 2017

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  • Die Lebenden und die Toten

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    CAST: Tim Bergmann Felicitas Woll Mira Bartuschek


    The living and the dead is a mini-series based on the best seller by Nele Neuhaus about a team of investigators. Read more

    RATING: 67/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 2nd, 2017

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Best German TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated German TV series out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).