How would we have made it this year without the sheer escape of supernatural TV shows? As the world burns down around us, we can take a little virtual vacation to do police work with Lucifer, turn things upside down with the kids from Stranger, or roam the French forests in Black Spot. The supernatural offers the perfect escape for tired minds and brings a little fantasy into the real world.
Chances are you've already seen some of the shows on this list because they're popular – we're not discriminating against shows that are very popular! – but there's a good chance you'll find a few new ones too, as we've tried to include some international gems and newer programs that you may not have seen before. You will also find a variety of supernatural elements also known as the supernatural genre, there is more to it than just vampires and werewolves which means there is a nice variety to choose from. So check out the list below and start streaming!
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For a show about young adults with special skills who go to an actual academy to hone their skills, wave your wand (remote control) and make the magicians appear out of nowhere (turn on Netflix). Based on the book series some describe as "Harry Potter for Adults" and adapted for television by You & # 39; s Sera Gamble, the Syfy series takes place in a world where magic is real and those who are able to be invited to attend the mystical college of Brakebill's University of Magical Education. But don't expect these kids to pull endless handkerchiefs out of their sleeves or turn your ears into ATMs. These students are engaged in some really dark, apocalyptic arts, and the series features one of the most shocking deaths on television in recent years.
Lucifer, saved by Netflix after Fox canceled it, is based on the Sandman comics. The show plays Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar – aka the Devil – who traded the horrors of Hell for the lights of Los Angeles, where he runs a nightclub and how to run moonlights as a consultant to the LAPD. The series, which recently debuted its fifth season, cleverly mixes supernatural horror with elements of police process, and while taking itself and its characters seriously, it also knows how to have fun. That way, it's a bit like Supernatural (which is also on that list).
This short-lived British horror comedy from Howard Overman, the creator of Misfits, combines a brilliant sense of humor with battling the supernatural for a quick and fun binge. Crazyhead plays two young women – Cara Theobold and Susan Wokoma as Amy and Raquel, respectively – who become quick friends after engaging in uniquely personal battles with demons that only they can see. If a group of these demons tries to bring about the end of the world, it is up to the self-trained hunters to prevent it while they try to overcome the familiar trials of young adulthood.
Penny Dreadful is the perfect supernatural show if you want to escape into an underworld where even the chills are literary. Showtime's tasteful bloody gothic horror stars play Eva Green as Vanessa Ives, a powerful medium who stays in company with characters like Dracula (Christian Camargo), Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney). She even has a romance with an American werewolf (Josh Hartnett). The drama is closest in season two, in which Vanessa and her friends face off against a coven led by Helen McCrory, but Green & # 39; s wild performance is consistently unmistakable. – Kelly Connolly
Black Spot, an exciting and atmospheric thriller, is known in France as Zone Blanche. This refers to the fact that the small, isolated city at the center of the series is a cellular dead zone, but the mysterious city and show offers so much more than just that. Combining elements of the mythological with the tense tension of crime novels, the drama begins with a prosecutor arriving in town to investigate why the homicide rate is so high. What he – and the audience – soon find out is that the forest that surrounds the area is full of dark and inexplicable secrets, and as the series progresses and the head of the local police force becomes familiar with both their past and the past Area concerned, this is clear picture is taking shape. What's revealed is probably crazier than anything you can imagine, but somehow it all works.
If you haven't seen Supernatural, the long-running WB-CW drama about Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles), two brothers traveling around America in their 1967 Chevy Impala hunting monsters and demons and pretty much anything, what threatens mankind faces a wild pleasure. In 15 seasons, which features an expansive mythology that spans heaven, hell, and everything in between, the series has taken its simple premise – saving people and hunting things – and adding a great sense of humor, classic rock soundtrack and one Risk taking and the result is a globally popular drama that has been one of the most creative series on television at times. Although its roots are in horror, that aspect disappears after a while and the series becomes the story of two brothers who would do anything for each other, including selling their souls to save each other. The end of the show is getting closer and it's the perfect time to jump on board – provided you have plenty of free time, of course.
With one of the wildest premises we've heard in a while, Netflix 'Warrior Now follows an elite and secret order of highly skilled nuns known as the Order of the Cross Sword, whose mission is to track down and kill demons on earth . Based on a series of comics, the show plays Alba Baptista as Ava, a young woman and former quadriplegic who is given a second chance in life – and the use of her arms and legs! – When an angel halo embedded in her back resuscitates her from the dead, endows her with special powers and gives her the family she never had in the form of an order. Bearing many parallels to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the series is a fun addition to the streaming service's fast-growing supernatural catalog.
At the core, The Innocents is a romance with two teenagers in love, June and Harry (Sorcha Groundsell and Percelle Ascott), who give up their rough and abusive upbringing for life together on the street. They have next to nothing to their names, and things quickly get tougher when June discovers that she can change but doesn't know how or why she has that power. The show, which deals with identity issues, is heavily influenced by the mood of Scandinavian dramas and it is the show's unique tone and cinematography that sets it apart from other teen dramas with supernatural influences. We dubbed this one of Netflix's surprise hits in 2018 when it debuted, and it still stands out today, especially because it contains a supernatural element that isn't explored too often.
We have recommended Wynonna Earp a few times now and won't be quitting anytime soon. The fan-favorite Syfy series, which has the nicest and most acceptable fandom of any television show, follows Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano), the hilarious (and often whiskey-soaked) descendant of legendary lawyer and gunslinger Wyatt Earp. Thanks to a family curse, her job is to send revenants – the men and women Wyatt killed, who became demons after his death – back to Hell on their 27th birthday. She is an admirable, if unconventional heroine, and like so many others on this list, she is enhanced by the people around her, including her younger sister Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley), an immortal Doc Holliday (Tim Rozon) heard) and a badass marshal named Xavier Dolls (Shamier Anderson), who is more than eye-catching. As the show progresses, more allies join the team. What makes the show stand out, however, is its willingness to go in directions rarely seen on television.
Curon, a new Italian supernatural series, draws more heavily on horror than some of the other shows on this list. So if this isn't your jam, you can skip it. But those who don't care about the show, which leans heavily into the sinister and downright creepy, will find a fascinating thriller about the two-sided nature of humanity, told through the story of evil doppelgangers who turn their doppelgangers into a picturesque Replace city on the lake. The show follows fraternal twins Daria (Margherita Morchio) and Mauro (Federico Russo) as they investigate the disappearance of their mother Anna (Valeria Bilello), who grew up in Curon but left many years ago after the death of her own mother. While it will take a few episodes for the story to reveal itself and set the pieces in motion, it's worth it if you stick with it.
No list of the best supernatural shows Netflix has to offer would be complete without the hugely popular Stranger Things series, which begins with the 1983 disappearance of Will (Noah Schnapp), a Hawkins, Indiana boy after a nearby lab opens Portal to another dimension known as Upside Down that lets monsters into our universe. Outbreaks of comedy and horror combined with the collective nostalgia of viewers made the series a pop culture phenomenon when it first debuted. Three seasons later, more is at stake than ever as the monsters of Upside Down have grown bigger and the threats they pose are worse, but one thing stays the same: the show continues to be a must-see on TV.
With the great French drama Les Revenants (The Returned) no longer streamed on Netflix, we recommend the Australian series Glitch, which has an eerily similar premise in which several people in a small town return from the dead in perfect health with no explanation and no health no memories of dying. The mysterious show, in which Patrick Brammall appears as a cop faced with the fact that his late wife is one of the resurrected, first aired in 2015, but the third and final season didn't hit Netflix until last fall UNITED STATES . The supernatural series certainly isn't as good as Les Revenants, as if it analyzes the existential questions, but it's addicting and relatively fast.