Ten similar shows to Cruel Summer

Cruel summer got renewed for a second season in June 2021. While waiting for the upcoming season, here are 10 similar shows to watch.

Cruel Summer is a teen thriller drama television series. The show revolves around how everyone’s life is affected when one of the two main female characters ends up missing. The show was released on April 20, 2021, and has 1 season that consists of 10 episodes. The show was renewed for a second season in June 2021. With an average of 3.81 million total viewers across multi-platforms during its first week, the show became the most-watched overall series debut ever on Freeform.

Here are ten similar shows to watch while waiting for the second season of Cruel Summer.


1. Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars revolved around the lives of four girls – Aria, Spencer, Hanna, and Emily. With the disappearance of their leader, Allison, the group starts to fall apart. A year after Allison went missing the four girls start receiving texts from someone named “A” who threatened to reveal their darkest secrets that only Allison knew about.
The show has a 7.4 IMDB rating and it comprises 7 seasons and 160 episodes.

2. Riverdale

Riverdale is an American TV show that revolves around the lives of characters based on Archie Comics. The death of Jason Blossom leaves the students are shocked. They then work together to find out the real killer of Jason and the secrets of Riverdale.
The show has a 6.8 IMDb rating and it has 5 seasons with 86 episodes.

3. The A list

A teenage girl goes to an idyllic camp and expects the summer of a lifetime. But it soon changes after the appearance of a mysterious newcomer challenges her status as `Queen Bee’. With the revelation of dark secrets, it ends up turning her dream summer into a nightmare.
The show has a 5.4 IMDb rating and has 2 seasons with 21 episodes.

4. Elite

The story revolves around three working-class teens who enroll in an exclusive private school in Spain but soon the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder.
The show has a 7.5 IMDb rating and it consists of 4 seasons with 32 episodes.

5. The Haunting of the Hillhouse

The Haunting of the Hillhouse is a show that revolves around five adult siblings whose paranormal experiences at Hill House continue to haunt them in the present day and flashbacks depicting events leading up to the eventful night in 1992 when the family fled from the mansion.
The show has an 8.6 IMDb rating and it consists of 1 season with 10 episodes.

6. Scream Queens

Scream Queens is a show that focuses on a Kappa House at Wallace University. It is a sorority that prefers to enroll only the most elite but the dead issues orders that the house is open to all leading to mayhem.
The show has an IMDb rating of 7.1 It has 2 seasons and a total of 23 episodes.

7.  Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew is a mystery series that focuses on Nancy Drew. While Nancy leaves her hometown for college, she ends up taking an unexpected turn but it leads to her discovering a supernatural murder mystery.
The show has a 6.3 IMDb rating and it consists of 3 seasons and a total of 36 episodes.

8. The Wilds

The show ‘The Wilds’ revolve around teenage girls from radically different backgrounds
The girls end up finding themselves stranded on a remote island. However, what the girls don’t know is that they became the subjects of an elaborate social experiment.
The show has an IMDb rating of 7.3. It consists of 1 season with a total of 10 episodes.

9. The Sinner

The Sinner is a show that revolves around detective Harry Ambrose. Harry investigates various atrocious murder cases. He also tries to analyze the reasons behind ordinary people committing heinous crimes.
The show has an IMDb rating of 7.9. It has 3 seasons that comprise 24 episodes.

10. Dare Me

Dare me is a show that focuses on the exploration of volatile female friendships, jealousy, loyalty, and the dynamics of power in a small Midwestern town. The show fives into a world of competitive high school cheerleading, following the fraught relationship between two best friends after a new coach, arrives to bring their team to prominence.
The show has an IMDb rating of 6.7. It has 1 season with a total of 10 episodes.