15 Best Series on Hotstar – (with IMDb Ratings + Trailers)

Hotstar is currently the biggest streaming service in India. It has an association with The Walt Disney Company and HBO. Thus, they offer hundreds of awesome documentaries and TV shows to their users. We have created this list of 15 best series of Hotstar in India along with IMDb ratings that you must watch.

15 Best Series on Hotstar with IMDb Ratings

Below are my personal favorite as well as most popular list of best series on Hotstar along with IMDb ratings. Trailers also inlcuded.

1. Chernobyl

Chernobyl is one of the best mini-series created by HBO you may want to watch. It is produced by HBO and Sky UK. Chernobyl currently has a 9.5 rating on IMDb. It is the highest-rated show on IMDb. All the critics around the world have appreciated this series.

Chernobyl dramatizes the story of the explosion of the nuclear plant in Ukraine. The series was shot in Ukraine and Lithuania and rated as one of the best series on hotstar.

But, Chernobyl is not only about giving a history lesson. The director has done an excellent job.

Chernobyl is both fascinating and horrifying at the same time. It shows how lies, incompetence, and corruption can lead to a big tragedy.

Debut Year: 2019

Total Seasons: 1

Total Episodes: 5

 IMDb: 9.5

2. Game of Thrones (GOT)

Most people already know about Game of Thrones. I believe you also heard or even already watched this. It is the most famous TV shows on Hotstar of this decade. The story revolves around seven kingdoms and one ruler. Everyone wants to sit on the throne that is made from swords.


Game of Thrones is an incredibly addictive drama. Every character in this series is mysterious. Anyone can be back-stabbed in this series.

Game of Thrones is not only one of the best series on hotstar but also on global best tv shows platforms.

This series has a total of 9 seasons. The final season was aired in this year. Thus, you can binge-watch the whole series in one go. All the seasons are available on Hotstar. If you want to know about what all the fuss is about, then you must watch this show.

Do you know the climax of this show? Ssh!! Do not comment down !

Debut Year: 2009

Total Seasons: 9

Total Episodes: 73

IMDb: 9.4

3. Barry

Barry is one of the best TV shows of this decade. It features Bull Hader as a hitman. He is traveling to the Los Angles for his new mission. But, he got roped into an acting class.

In Barry, they have successfully overshadowed the anti-hero actions with bitter character development. The HBO has renewed Barry for a third season. Thus, it is the perfect time to complete old seasons.

Debut Year: 2018

Total Seasons: 2

Total Episodes: 16

IMDb: 8.4

4. Flash

Flash is the best TV series produced by DC comics. After Batman movies, flash is the only TV series keeping the DC comics alive. Flash has got a good response from the audience side. DC comics have presented the show uniquely and awesomely. Thus, most critics have liked this TV series.

It has amazing twists and turns after every some time. Every episode will leave you wondering about what will happen next. The characters are awesome in this series.

You will also find the cameos of various other DC Comics’ heroes. If you want to watch some superhero series, then you should watch Flash.

Superhero lovers rated this as the best series on hotstar for 2019.

Debut Year: 2014

Total Seasons: 5

Total Episodes: 114

IMDb: 7.8

5. Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is my personal favorite on this list. It is opposite of Flash or GOT. It is a light-hearted series. Silicon Valley will try to show you exactly what happens in Silicon Valley. We all know that most of the tech giants in the world started in Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley has perfectly shown the life of techies in Silicon Valley. It shows how the uniqueness of your work can make you rich overnight. It also perfectly portrays the hard life of tech guys in the Valley.

They have to struggle to make it big in the industry. The series has very unique characters and storyline. They have short 25- 30 episodes. Thus, you can binge-watch the whole series in a week.

Tech lovers and many metropolitan viewers rated this as the best series on Hotstar.

Debut Year: 2014

Total Seasons: 5

Total Episodes: 46

IMDb: 8.5

6. Westworld

If you think that GOT is the best HBO show, then you need to think again. Westworld is an excellent TV series by HBO. If you are a science fiction fan, then you will love this TV series. Even people who don’t like science fiction will love this show.

The amazing story is also backed by a more amazing cast. The likes of Ed Harris and Anthony Hopkins have perfectly portrayed their roles. Westworld is going to debut in 2020. Thus, it is a good time to catch up with the series.

Debut Year: 2016

Total Seasons: 2

Total Episodes: 20

IMDb: 8.8

7. Homeland

Homeland is one of the best thriller shows in the world. The story revolves around the relationship between an ex-Marine and a CIA operative. The ex-Marine has returned to the USA after fighting with al-Qaeda.

He has become a war hero. But, this hero has hundreds of dark secrets.


The show has many award-winning performances. Homeland becomes a little boring in the middle seasons. But, still, the starting and recent seasons are very entertaining. The finale of this show is perfect.

You are going to love this show. After watching this show you will learn to question everything and trust no-one.

Also, you will never think about becoming a spy. Homeland season 8 is going to debut in late 2019. Thus, it is a good time to catch up with the show.

Debut Year: 2011

Total Seasons: 7

Total Episodes: 84

IMDb: 8.3

8. Big Little Lies

This miniseries is based on a very famous novel of the same name. Big Little lies also have Hollywood stars like Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. The series has fantastic soundtracks and lavish production.

Thus, you will keep guessing about what will happen after every episode.

Debut Year: 2017

Total Seasons: 2

Total Episodes: 14

IMDb: 8.6

9. The Strain

This show is created by Guillermo del Toro. He is famous for his creepy fantasy movie. This show is based on the book which is written by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo.

You will find some familiar tropes like the deadly plague, vampires and rogue scientists in this show. The scientists are trying to save society. However, it still feels like a fresh show. If you are a fan of fantasy horror shows, then you should watch this show.

Debut Year: 2014

Total Seasons: 4

Total Episodes: 46

 IMDb: 7.3

10. Deadwood

Deadwood has three different seasons. The story revolves around the residents of Deadwood. This series is set in the 1870s. The residents of Deadwood are trying to become rich.

There are some fictional elements in this show. However, there are also some historical events in this series. They have used real diaries and newspaper reports of Deadwood residents that lived in the 1870s. The director has used these diaries as reference. Deadwood is very famous due to its amazing writing.

Debut Year: 2004

Total Seasons: 3

Total Episodes: 36

 IMDb: 8.6

11. Doctor Who 

This is a Fiction TV series by the BBC. The story revolves around a Time lord known as The Doctor. This show is heavily influenced by British popular culture. Thus, you will find many different British references in this show. The Doctor is exploring the Universe in his spaceship. Also, they are using the concept of incarnation and regeneration.

Debut Year: 2005

Total Seasons: 12

Total Episodes: 190

 IMDb: 8.6

12. The Americans 

If you are a fan of the thriller genre, then this show is perfect for you. It revolves around the Russian spies that are trying to infiltrate American life. This is one of the best thriller shows on this list.

The story is set up in the 1980s. There are hundreds of Soviet Union sleeper agents in the USA. The Reagan administration is trying to lament this fact.

There are Soviet Agents like Philip Jennings and Elizabeth. They look like a cute American couple who have a happy family. However, they are very dangerous KGB officers. They are living opposite to an FBI agent. 

Debut Year: 2013

Total Seasons: 6

Total Episodes: 75

 IMDb: 8.4

 13. Billions 

This show is like the high-finance version of House of Cards. Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis have done an amazing job. Damian Lewis is the head of a huge hedge fund. Paul Giamatti is an attorney that is trying to arrest Damian Lewis. However, Maggie Stiff is the real player in this game. She is making sure that is controlling the game. 

This show will also throw some financial jargon at you. You won’t understand it until you are a hedge-fund manager. However, you don’t need to worry about it. This show is not about financial markets. It is about power. If you are looking for a show like House of Cards, then you should give this a try.

Debut Year: 2016

Total Seasons: 4

Total Episodes: 36

 IMDb: 8.4

14. Band of Brothers

Many people think that the Golden Age of TV started with this show. This show is created by HBO. It revolves around the events of World War 2. 

Band of Brothers is one of the most expensive TV shows. The cast of this show was amazing. Also, the script for this show was top-quality. Band of Brothers revolves around the story of Easy Company. Easy Company is actually a parachute company of the USA army. If you are a fan of World war shows, then this show is perfect for you. You will see the interview of real-life veterans after every episode.

Debut Year: 2001

Total Seasons: 1

Total Episodes: 10

 IMDb: 9.5

15. The Wire 

The Wire is one of the greatest TV series ever made. If you are a fan of crime shows, then you are going to love this TV series. The story is set in Maryland. This TV show has 5 seasons. The director has taken a novelistic approach. You will see the complete city power structure in this show. If you want to watch a realistic version of Breaking Bad, then you should try this show.

Debut Year: 2002

Total Seasons: 5

Total Episodes: 60

 IMDb: 9.3

Did we miss any of your favorite shows? What according to you are the best series on Hotstar? Comment below.

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