The long, slow wait for Game of Thrones final season drags on, with production still pushing through the mid stages of filming, and no premiere date in sight other than "2019." So, what is a Westeros fan to do while they wait? Thankfully, there are plenty of shows like Game Of Thrones that are out there, though none quite so big or so fantastical. Many are shows that were spawned by Thrones' success, but a few are forerunners. So, let's run down some of the best options to waste away the binge-watching hours with until we have a premiere date.
Before getting into this list, there is one show left off this list because it hasn't actually come out yet. For those who are looking for George R.R. Martin adaptations, SyFy is in the middle of filming Nightflyers, based on Martin's 1980 novella. Though there is not a premiere date for this yet either, it's been generally assumed the show will arrive next fall, a good four-to-six months before Game of Thrones comes back. Martin himself is not involved directly in the production due to his HBO contract, but that doesn't mean he won't be excitedly announcing when it premieres. Fans, keep your eyes peeled.
As for shows that can be binged starting right away, here are eight series every Thrones fans should check out.