Top 10 English Web Series Based On True Events

Web Series Based On True Events
Web Series Based On True Events

There are numerous web series and shows available to the audience in small screens like never before. Some of these web series are often taken from an event that has occurred in the past or is happening right now i.e true events based. Audiences have always preferred to know the truth no matter what it may be and that is the sole reason for launching these sorts of content, to let people know the truth.

We have taken the liberty of shortlisting some of the best shows that we consider depicted the real-life events with the most accuracy, they are:

Web seriesIMDb RatingRotten Tomatoes
1. Narcos8.889%
2. 30 for 308.870%
3. The Americans8.496%
4. American Crime Story8.493%
5. Genius8.477%
6. 24 Hours in Police Custody8.268%
7. Trump: an American Dream7.7NA
8. Criminal Confessions7.7NA
9. The Long Road Home7.5NA
10. Madoff7.5NA
Web Series Based On True Events

1. Narcos

Narcos Trailer

This series ventures out to early Columbia to take a recounted look at the activities of the criminal drug lord and mafia, Pablo Escobar. The series even shoes many other gangsters who somewhat held a plague over the country

  • Actors: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook
  • Creators: Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato, Doug Miro
  • Year of Release: 2015
  • Seasons & Episodes: 3 Season, 30 Episodes
  • Genres: Biography | Crime | Drama | Thriller

2. 30 for 30

This is a show hosted by ESPN which tells us the stories of the sports world and features some of the best storytellers from around the globe. This started as a celebration for the 30th anniversary of ESPN but has become a separate class on its own.

  • Year of Release: 2009
  • No. of Episodes: 157
  • Genres: Documentary | Biography | History | Sport

3. The Americans

Set in the period when the cold war within the Americas, the series shows the life of two Russian agents who travel to the country disguised as an average American couple with a full family.

  • Actors: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Keidrich Sellati
  • Creators: Joseph Weisberg
  • Year of Release: 2013
  • Seasons & Episodes: 6 Season, 75 Episodes
  • Genres: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

4. American Crime Story

This is an anthology series that takes the audience through a journey to relive the most notorious crimes and criminals who did them.

  • Actors: Sarah Paulson, Annaleigh Ashford, Sterling K. Brown
  • Creators: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Tom Rob Smith
  • Year of Release: 2016
  • Seasons & Episodes: 3 Season, 27 Episodes
  • Genres: Biography | Crime | Drama

5. Genius

This unique series shows us the life stories of the brilliant minds in history, showing their young lives and transitions slowly to their final years where we see discoveries being made, flaws to arise, relationships to fail and many other events surrounding the genius.

  • Actors: Samantha Colley, Seth Gabel, Antonio Banderas
  • Creators: Kenneth Biller, Noah Pink, Suzan-Lori Parks
  • Year of Release: 2017
  • Seasons & Episodes: 3 Season, 30 Episodes
  • Genres: Biography | Drama | History

6. 24 Hours in Police Custody

The show features the Bedfordshire Police for twenty-four hours where they are followed by more than 80 cameras and are recorded as they examine wrongdoings, arrest suspects and respond to crises.

  • Actors: Zawe Ashton, Attiq Malik, Brett Jones
  • Year of Release: 2014
  • Seasons & Episodes: 9 Season, 54 Episodes
  • Genres: Documentary

7. Trump: an American Dream

This is a documentary series from the British which features the current president of the United States of America, Donald Trump and sketches through his journey through five decades.

  • Actors: Colin Tierney, Nikki Haskell, Rona Barrett
  • Year of Release: 2017
  • Seasons & Episodes: 1 Season, 4 Episodes
  • Genres: Documentary | Biography

8. Criminal Confessions

This series shows the severity of mental breakdowns that occur in police investigation rooms and gives an idea as to what the police have to do in order to yield a confession.

  • Actors: Tyler Hayse, Brian Kramer, Noah Staggs
  • Creators: Adam Kassen
  • Year of Release: 2017
  • Seasons & Episodes: 3 Season, 38 Episodes
  • Genres: Documentary | Crime | Drama

9. The Long Road Home

The series is about the American forces trying to occupy Iraq, when they are unexpectedly ambushed by a Baghdad neighbourhood and how they deal with it.

  • Actors: Michael Kelly, Jason Ritter, Kate Bosworth
  • Creators: Mikko Alanne
  • Year of Release: 2017
  • Seasons & Episodes: 1 Season, 8 Episodes
  • Genres: Action | Biography | Drama | History | War

10. Madoff

This is the story of Bernie Madoff, who designed a Ponzi scheme and bagged $65 billion from unknown victims who didn’t have a clue. This was accredited as the biggest fraud in US history.

  • Actors: Drew Gregory, Bruce Altman, Anthony Arkin
  • Creators: Raymond De Felitta
  • Year of Release: 2016
  • Seasons & Episodes: 1 Season, 4 Episodes
  • Genres: Biography | Crime | Drama | History

This ends the list of best English web series based on true events. Let us know in comments below if you have any more suggestions.

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