The upcoming German crime drama mystery thriller TV series ‘Dear Child’ revolves around an investigation into the mysterious escape of a woman from her distressful captivity which paves the way for the unveiling of dark truths involving an unsolved disappearance that happened thirteen years ago.
The series Dear Child is scheduled to be released on Netflix on September 7, 2023.
Following is a list of other crime thriller TV series that you might be interested in if you are intrigued by the plot of ‘Dear Child’.
Top 10 Television Series Like Dear Child.
Babylon Berlin – Number of Seasons: 4
This German neo-noir thriller period drama TV series is inspired by the novels of German author Volker Kutscher. The plot is set in Berlin in the latter years of the Weimar Republic beginning from the year 1929.
The plot revolves around a police inspector named Gereon Rath who is on a secret assignment to dismantle an extortion ring and an aspiring police inspector Charlotte Ritter who leads a double life of a police clerk in daylight and of a prostitute at night.
Volker Bruch and Liv Lisa Fries were cast in the roles of Inspector Gereon Rath and Charlotte Ritter respectively in the series. It premiered on October 13, 2017.
Wallander – Number of Seasons: 4
This British TV series is adapted from a Swedish series that is based on the Kurt Wallander novels of Swedish novelist Henning Mankell.
The plot revolves around the eponymous Swedish detective investigating a series of murders near Skane, the south of the country, that leads to the uncovering of vast corruption in the center of the Swedish establishment.
Kenneth Branagh portrayed Wallander in the series. The series marks the first English-language production of the Wallander novels. It ran from November 30, 2008, to June 5, 2016. The series won six British Academy Television Awards including one for Best Drama Series.
Pagan Peak – Number of Seasons: 3
This Austrian-German crime thriller TV series is inspired by the first season of a Danish-Swedish series titled ‘Broen | Bron’.
The plot follows an investigation by two detectives into a staged crime near the German-Austrian border along with other crime scenes and posed victims resembling pagan rituals. The series premiered on January 25, 2019.
Trapped – Number of Seasons: 3
Baltasar Kormákur created this Icelandic mystery TV drama series the plot of which delves into a web of intriguing events that follow after a mutilated corpse is discovered leading to investigations that caused a snowstorm to descend upon the residents. The series premiered on December 27, 2015.
Perfume – Number of Seasons: 1
Philipp Kadelbach directed this German TV series that is inspired by the same-named novel of Patrick Süskind and German director Tom Tykwer’s 2006 movie ‘Perfume: The Story of a Murderer’.
Although the plot of this series is set in the modern day. The plot follows a detective probing a group of friends of a woman who is found killed and her scent glands cut out of her body. The series ran from 14th November to 28th November 2018.
Homeland – Number of Seasons: 8
Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon developed this political, psychological, and espionage thriller and serial drama TV series that is based on Gideon Raff’s created Israeli series titled ‘Prisoners of War’.
The plot revolves around a CIA operative named Carrie Mathison in the hunt for an American prisoner who is assumed to have joined forces with Al-Quaeda.
Deadwind – Number of Seasons: 3
This Nordic noir crime drama TV series revolves around a detective of Finnish police named Sofia Karppi who has two children and has become widowed recently in her 30s.
The plot finds her returning to police work in Helsinki her first case being the murder of a social affairs consultant named Anna Bergdahl. Finnish actress Pihla Viitala played the role of Sofia Karppi in the series. It premiered on March 14, 2018.
The Bridge – Number of Seasons: 2
Elwood Reid and Meredith Stiehm developed this crime drama TV series that is based on a Danish-Swedish series titled ‘Bron/Broen’.
The plot revolves around an American and Mexican detective working together to hunt down a serial killer who murders innocent people on the two sides of the Texas-Chihuahua border. The series ran from July 10, 2013, to October 1, 2014, on FX.
Kleo – Number of Seasons: 1
This dark comedy action thriller TV series follows an East German spy, driven by revenge, setting out to seek the person who betrayed her following the fall of the Berlin Wall. The series premiered on August 19, 2022, on Netflix.
Springfloden – Number of Seasons: 2
The English title of this Swedish drama series is ‘Spring Tide’. The plot follows the police academy student’s investigation of a case twenty-five years back in which a pregnant woman was buried on Sweden’s Nordkoster Island in the sand so that the tide would slowly drown her. The series ran from 6th March to 15th May 2016.