(Pocket-lint) - So you've binged your way through the superb series that is The Umbrella Academy and are wanting to find something else that's similar to jump into next? Well, look no further.

We've trawled through multiple streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Rakuten TV and some of the free platforms, such as BBC iPlayer, All 4 and ITV Hub, in order to find entire, related series you might also want to check out.

So here are our recommended shows that should sate the appetite of Umbrella Academy fans wanting more.

DC Universe / Starzplay

Doom Patrol

  • Where: Starzplay (through Amazon Prime Video or Apple TV app)
  • When: Available now

Grant Morrison's run on the Doom Patrol comic book series in the 80s and 90s has been cited as one of the main inspirations for The Umbrella Academy, so catching up on the small screen adventures of the esoteric superhero group is a must for fans. The Mummy's Brendan Fraser stars as Cliff Steele/Robotman, while former Bond, Timothy Dalton, plays the group's chief, Niles Caulder.

Amazon

The Boys

  • Where: Amazon Prime Video
  • When: Available now

Certainly not for kids (or adults with a sensitive disposition), The Boys is a twisted take on typical superhero themes. It is based on the superb comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, where the heroes actually turn out to be the villains of the piece.

Channel 4

Misfits

  • Where: All 4
  • When: Available now

A disparate group of young adults find they are granted superpowers while undertaking community service during a storm. Best of all, the entire five excellent series, starring Joseph Gilgun (This is England, Brassic) and Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), are available to watch on Channel 4's All 4 service for free. 

Amazon

Preacher

  • Where: Amazon Prime Video
  • When: Available now

Based on the comic book series also scribed by The Boys' Garth Ennis (and superbly drawn by the late Steve Dillon), this is a near-the-knuckle road adventure that follows the journey of spiritually superpowered preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), who goes on the hunt for God. Literally. He's backed up by girlfriend/assassin Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Irish vampire Cassidy (played by Joseph Gilgun again).

The CW

Arrow

  • Where: Amazon Prime Video/Rakuten TV
  • When: Available now (as part of a Prime subscription or to buy)

The main show of the "Arrowverse", that also includes The Flash and Supergirl, stars Stephen Arnell as Green Arrow. The DC Comics adaptation has been critically revered by viewers and the media alike, not least by tackling adult themes head-on.

The CW

Black Lightning

  • Where: Netflix
  • When: Available now

One of the lesser known DC Comics heroes, Black Lightning tells the tale of a retired superhero who returns to action thanks to a new threat in his neighbourhood. Where it wins over many other superhero series is in its heart, realism and keen grasp of racial issues in the US.

NBC

Heroes

  • Where: Amazon Prime Video
  • When: Available now

With so many superhero shows being made these days, Heroes might have been forgotten by some. But the would be a crying shame as the four seasons that ended in 2010 represented some of the best event TV ever made. Now's your chance to catch up on the entire lot, with Amazon Prime having them all available at the touch of a button. You can also purchase the follow-up, Heroes: Reborn, too.

DC Universe / Netflix

Titans

  • Where: Netflix
  • When: Available now

About as far removed from Teen Titans Go! - even the Teen Titans comic books - Titans is a gritty take on the teenager superhero team, with a Robin clearly influenced by Batman's more violent approach. It is fast paced and hardcore at times, exactly how we want it.

DC Universe

Swamp Thing

  • Where: Amazon Prime Video
  • When: Available now

Originally broadcast on the DC Universe service in the US, Swamp Thing is now available to UK viewers on Amazon Prime. It's an excellent adaptation of the horror comic series from DC, with a distinct nod to master writer Alan Moore's run on the books in the 80s.

Writing by Rik Henderson.
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