5 shows like The Luminaries to add to your watchlist

Photo: Anne Bonny (Clara Paget)/Black Sails.. Courtesy Starz
Photo: Anne Bonny (Clara Paget)/Black Sails.. Courtesy Starz /
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2. Shows like The Luminaries: Outlander

Outlander should be right up your alley if you’re a fan of The Luminaries. Both series have an epic romance at the center and span different time periods (although it’s far more significant in Outlander), and each one is based on a novel (in Outlander’s case, a series of novels). Not only is the series long-running, having just gotten renewed for a seventh season, but it’s also compelling and impossible to put down. It’ll definitely give you lots to do while you’re mourning the loss of The Luminaries!

A former British Army nurse, Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), is inexplicably transported to 1743 after visiting a mystical circle of stones while honeymooning in Scotland with her husband. Transported to a bygone era, Claire suddenly finds her life threatened in this disarming new place. She finds herself saved by a handsome Scots warrior named Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and falls in love, later trapped between two very different lives.

Outlander is streaming on Netflix and Starz.

1. Shows like The Luminaries: Black Sails

If the gold rush and seafaring aspect of The Luminaries is what appealed to you most, then Black Sails might be the perfect option for your next binge-watch. Designed as a prequel to the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel Treasure Island, Black Sails is a highly entertaining pirate adventure following Captain Flint through the West Indies during the Golden Age of piracy. Several notable pirate legends appear throughout the series, such as Anne Bonney, Blackbeard, Benjamin Hornigold and more.

Black Sails is streaming on Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Starz.

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