For people like me and (if you are reading this article then), the superhero genre must serve as a happy escape from the stressful and sometimes unfair real world outside. In shows, justice is served no matter what. The little guy is saved, and the big bad gets punished. And that is very attractive in this cutthroat world where life often has us by our balls! So, while you wait for the triannual (or is it quarterly now?) Marvel studio releases and annual DC releases, we have rounded up a list of the greatest Superhero shows currently streaming on Amazon Prime video.
Years back, the Justice League and Avengers comic books were considered fodder for nerds. But now, the superhero culture has made its niche in the commercial world, with its stellar cast of big Hollywood names and quality content on the ott platforms. Amazon Studios have released many such amazing superhero shows with some known superheroes (and villains) and some new ones. fan
Have trust; they are definitely worth a binge-watch session! Read on to find a perfectly curated list of superhero shows (in no particular order) with all the details you would want to take your pick.
7 of the Best Amazon Superhero Shows
7. The Boys
- Creator: Eric Kripke
- Cast: Karl Urban, Anthony Starr, Jack Quaid
- IMDb: 8.7
- No. of seasons: 3
This is arguably one of the best American superhero television series. With its release of the new season, this show ‘what if the superheroes were corrupt and dangerous’ has soared to become one of the most-watched superhero shows on Amazon Prime video. It has Billy Butcher (Urban) put together a team of boys (and a girl) who have also been affected by deadly supes.
Did you know that despite The Boys having enough disturbing stuff to get an R-rating, its comic-book counterpart is still more brutal and traumatic? The 3rd season has Jensen Ackles in the cast, who had previously worked with show creator Eric Kripke in the popular and long-running series Supernatural.
6. Doom Patrol
- Creator: Jeremy Carver
- Cast: Diane Guerrero, Matt Bomer, Brendan Fraser, Rita Farr
- IMDb: 7.8
- No. of seasons: 3
The first season of this amazon prime show has a ragtag team of unlikely people getting superpowers due to weird and varied reasons. An eccentric but good scientist, the Chief collects the superpowered outcasts and gives them a place to stay in the Doom Manor. This series takes place in the DC universe and is adapted from the DC comics of the same name.
A few of the main cast, like Bomer, Fraser, and April Bowlby, was also in another DC superhero show, Titans. However, fans have noticed some gaping inconsistencies in the timeline.
5. Harley Quinn
- Creator: Justin Halpern, Dean Lorey
- Cast: Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell
- IMDb: 8.5
- No. of seasons: 2
This superhero animated series has our Penny from The Big Bang Theory take up the mantle of Harley Quinn in the animation world. Harley has broken up with the Joker and is newly single in this story. We see her friendship with another famous Batman supervillain – Poison Ivy. In the second season, the daughter of Commissioner Gordon becomes Batgirl.
Did you know that Margot Robbie, who plays the live-action version of Harley Quinn in the movies, is a self-acclaimed fan of this show?
- Creator: Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley
- Cast: Steven Yeun, Sandra Oh
- IMDb: 8.7
- No. of seasons: 1
The ratings show that most fans justifiably regard this highly acclaimed series as one of the best-animated superhero shows. It occurs in a parallel world where the most powerful superhero and another superhero, Nolan Grayson, has a normal son Mark Grayson. However, after turning seventeen, Mark also gets powers. The series targets the adult audience and shows the Grayson family’s different dynamics.
Did you know that two of the members in the voice cast – Simmons (Omni man) and Mahershala Ali (Titan) are Academy Awards winners, and another one, Steven Yeun (Mark Grayson), is a nominee?
3. The Tick
- Creator: Ben Edlund
- Cast: Griffin Newman, Peter Serafinowicz
- IMDb: 7.4
- No. of seasons: 2
This hilarious and eccentric superhero show on Amazon Prime video has a lot of improbably funny situations and is full of witty dialogues. It occurs in a parallel world where the never-ending battle between good and evil is ongoing. There is a blue-suited superhero and his nervous normal human sidekick who try to take on the town supervillain.
Unfortunately for the fans, the series has been given the axe just after two seasons due to the insufficient amount of publicity this underrated show got. (To be honest, I discovered this 2016 show and fell in love with it while researching for this article!)
- Creator: Ali Adler
- Cast: Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh
- IMDb: 6.2
- No. of seasons: 6
Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El got her long-running television series as Amazon Prime video’s Supergirl. Its second season was set in Arrowverse, another DC creation. Benoist had to put in a lot of hours in the gym to work on her core strength to play the female superhero convincingly.
Actress Helen Slater plays Supergirl’s adoptive mother, Eliza Danvers. Did you know she played the role of Kara Aor-El in the 1984 Supergirl and also played Superman’s mother in Smallville?
1. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
- Creator: Greg Berlanti
- Cast: Caity Lotz, Amy Pemberton, Dominic Purcell
- IMDb: 6.7
- No. of seasons: 7
Another Arrowverse series, this American superhero show features characters we have already seen in Arrow and Flash. The main focus remains on time travel elements, and we have a rogue Time Master as the ultimate supervillain. And yes, you guessed right, his shenanigans will destroy the earth and the Universe!
The Green Arrow keeps making cameos in this one and will delight the arrowheads.
Super speed, laser eyes, invisibility, super strength, etc. You name it; they have it. All the good superheroes, with their strict moral compass and various strengths, never fail to awe us. We fans will never be too old to cheer for our heroes every time good triumphs over evil. Amazon Prime has always got some of the best series and shows in the superhero genre. Pick a weekend and start the binge session!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: What are some of the upcoming superhero show on Amazon Prime?
Ans: While there are countless other streaming platforms to satisfy your craving for superhero movies and TV shows, the fun, and diverse choices on Amazon Prime Video are pretty unbeatable. The upcoming superhero show on Amazon Prime is The Bad Guy, DOM, and the Hunters.
Q2: What is the best superhero series on Amazon Prime?
Ans: The best superhero series on Amazon Prime is Invincible. It occurs in a parallel world where the most powerful superhero and another superhero, Nolan Grayson, has a normal son Mark Grayson. However, after turning seventeen, Mark also gets powers. The series targets the adult audience and shows the Grayson family’s different dynamics.
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