The historical fantasy series A Discovery of Witches made its television debut last year. The Sky One series was based on Deborah Harkness’ 2011 novel trilogy of the same name. It follows Dr. Diana Bishop, a witch who denies her supernatural nature, until she crosses paths with a vampire in the course of the story.
The first season of Stranger Things ended in November of last year, leaving many people without any fantasy programming since then. So, to help you get through these gloomy times, I’ve put together a list of shows like Discovery Of Witches. You two have my sincere gratitude.
Sky One premiered the first eight-episode Witches series in September of last year, starring Matthew Goode as vampire Matthew Clairmont and Teresa Palmer as Dr. Bishop (a witch).
Witches fans were overjoyed to learn that the show had been renewed for two more seasons, as Harkness announced on Facebook. And Harkness says it’s all because of the fervent followers. According to what the author had to say:
In the meantime, here are some options if you can’t wait until next year:
The Winchester brothers, who go on the hunt for supernatural beings like ghosts, demons, and monsters, are the focus of this dark fantasy series. The show’s lead actors are Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, and it premiered in 2005.
Since then, 13 more seasons of the supernatural drama have been produced, as well as a comic book series based on the show. This show is perfect if you enjoy spooky dramas. You can currently watch the episodes on Amazon Prime.
2. ‘True Blood’
Adapted from the Southern Vampires Mysteries series of books, HBO’s vampire drama True Blood centers on the fairy Sookie Stackhouse, whose world is turned upside down when she falls in love with vampire Bill Compton, a local.
The show premiered in the United Kingdom on Channel 4 in 2008 before moving to FX in 2011, where it ran for seven seasons before coming to an end in 2014. It’s not for the faint of heart to watch Amazon Prime’s True Blood, which is currently available. Say you weren’t warned, but don’t try to claim ignorance.
3. ‘The Originals’
Vampire Diaries spinoff (more on that later) follows vampire-werewolf Klaus Mikaelson as he and his family get entangled in New Orleans’ supernatural politics.
The series premiered in October of 2013 and will wrap up in 2019. If you enjoyed The Vampire Diaries or the horror-fantasy genre in general, you won’t want to miss The Originals, which is now streaming on Netflix.
4. ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is considered by many to be the pioneer of fantasy television, and its cult status has lasted into 2019, as a reboot was announced just last year.
Sarah Michelle Gellar was the star of the original series, which debuted on television more than two decades ago. It’s possible to rewatch the classic drama on Amazon Prime, and doing so is highly recommended because, as the series’ title suggests, it absolutely SLAYS.
Angel, the brilliant spin-off from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will no doubt be familiar to fans of the show. Angel (David Boreanaz) is a 200-year-old Irish vampire who is the focus of the show. Formerly, Angel was well-known for his homicidal rampages across Europe, but after being imprisoned in a body for the first time, he developed a sense of pity.
Following the third season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the character found success in a show of its own. If you’re a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you must watch the Amazon Prime movie Angel.
6. ‘The Vampire Diaries’
Drama based on the supernatural The Vampire Diaries successfully combines romance and fantasy for its audience. The story takes place in the fictitious town of Mystic Falls, which has a long history of paranormal activity dating back to the late 1800s.
The story revolves around Elena Gilbert, a teenage orphan who develops feelings for Stefan Salvatore, a 162-year-old vampire. After starting in 2010, the show ran for eight seasons, which is quite respectable. Every episode of this gripping TV drama is currently available to stream on Netflix if you were unfortunate enough to miss an episode.