Grimm has grown to be one of the most popular police procedurals in history. The first episode of the show aired on October 28, 2011, and it was such a success that a total of 123 were produced.
A huge fan base was left wanting more after the sixth season ended on March 31st, 2017. Unconfirmed reports suggest that several cast members from the original Grimm will reprise their roles in a spinoff series. As a result, fans have no choice but to turn elsewhere.
Here are the best Grimm-inspired shows to help you kick your Grimm habit.
1. Sleepy Hollow
Dark fairytales are regaining popularity among the general public thanks to recent movies. Since the 1990s, there have been a slew of massive commercial successes. This genre was well-received, as evidenced by hits like Edward Scissorhands and Sleepy Hollow. This piqued the interest of television networks.
The first episode of Sleepy Hollow the television series aired in September of that year. It’s a supernatural drama series based in Sleepy Hollow, New York, just like the movie.
The story follows Ichabod Crane, a double agent who beheads a Horseman in 1781, and is based on Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. The Headless Horseman is still wreaking havoc in 2013, as Crane discovers when he regains consciousness in 2013. To put an end to the terror, he joins forces with Lt. Abigail Mills of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Before it was cancelled in May of 2017, Sleepy Hollow had amassed a total of 62 episodes across four seasons. It’s a detective story with a touch of the fantastical, similar to Grimm.
On the 9th of May, 2017, the show was formally canceled.
2. Law & Order
If you haven’t already, the Law & Order franchise is a veritable gold mine. The first season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit aired in 1990 and had a whopping 20 episodes. Several spin-off series based on characters or themes from the original Law & Order have appeared since then.
Special Victims Unit, Criminal Intent, Trial by Jury, LA, True Crime, and Hate Crimes are some of the spin-off series. More than 1,000 hours of viewing time have been logged for the original series as well as its spin-offs. That’ll keep your Grimm compulsion at bay for quite some time!
Although they’re all in the crime investigation genre, they aren’t necessarily about police investigations in all of these stories. While Law & Order: Special Victims Unit focuses on solving sexual crimes, Law & Order: Trial by Jury focuses on prosecuting criminal suspects.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit or a spin-off season is coming for fans of detective/investigation shows.
There’s a new supernatural tv show on the air in the United States called Haven. Stephen King’s novel The Colorado Kid served as the inspiration for the film. Following a strange series of events in the fictitious town of Haven, Maine, the story unfolds.
The show debuted in July of 2010 and ran until the end of the year in which it ended. It aired a whopping 78 episodes over the course of its five-season run. Because each episode lasts an hour, viewers who become hooked will have plenty of time to enjoy the show.
As soon as FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in Haven, she becomes embroiled in a series of supernatural events known as “The Troubles” in the community.
Eventually, as the stories unfold, Parker comes to understand how intertwined she is with the events of the show thanks to her mother. The drk events she is witnessing force her to try to figure out who she is and why she is so crucial to them.
4. The Listener
The Listener is a supernatural TV show in the vein of Sleepy Hollow. In June of 2009, Michael Amo created the show, which had its world premiere. It was on the air for five years, airing 65 episodes across five series. In August of 2014, the show came to an end.
The show centers on Toby Logan, a paramedic who discovers he has telepathic abilities. The new abilities Toby has gained have him working with law enforcement to track down those responsible for the crimes for which he was sent.
5. Primeval: New World
New World is a spin-off of the well-received British television series Primeval. Even though the show only lasted 13 episodes, it developed a devoted following despite its brief run.
It follows a Canadian Special Projects Group dealing with time-traveling animals that end up in the present day of today’s story. The show was a little too specialized for the general public, but for those who were interested in it, it made for compelling viewing.
A year ago, in March of 2015, iZombie made its debut on the internet. The show is based on the same-named comic book series. There have been four complete seasons, the most recent of which aired in the early months of 2018. This is the final season of iZombie, and it will begin airing in May 2019, so if you want to watch it with us, make sure that you’ve seen all four seasons before then!
The show centers on a woman who’s turned into a zombie, as implied by the title. Olivia flees from her fiancé after discovering she has become the undead, and she struggles to come to terms with her newfound desire for human brains.
Instead of being forced to kill people, Olivia takes a job at a morgue where she can gorge herself on corpses’ brains. Upon eating someone’s brain, she finds out that some of their personality traits and memories become part of her own. This aids Olivia in her search for the assassins of the victim.
Lucifer debuted on the 25th of January, 2016 on FX. There will soon be a fourth season of this police procedural drama on television. New Netflix series “The 4th Season” with 10 episodes has been announced for release later this year. There will be 67 episodes in total when this one is released.
Lucifer Morningstar, the devil, is displeased. As a result of his decision, he decides to leave his position as Lord of Hell and move to California. A murder case draws him in, and after helping Detective Chloe Decker crack the case, he is offered a job as a consultant for the Los Angeles Police Department.
8. Van Helsing
The fourth season of Van Helsing was just announced. Originally airing in the fall of 2016, this fantasy/horror show has a lot in common with Grimm.
A not too distant future is depicted in the storylines of the show. Unfortunatley for humanity, vampires have taken over the world and are on the verge of eradicating us.
Vanessa, a Van Helsing descendant, steps in to save the day after realizing she is our only hope of surviving. She learns that her blood has the power to turn vampires back into humans again, and she sets out to prove it. Can she make it through long enough to play a role in saving the day?
The most popular fantasy TV show right now is Supernatural. Now in its 14th season, there are 297 episodes available for you to watch. Each episode receives around a million viewers, so it’ll be around for quite a long time to come.
The story revolves around two brothers who are involved in the pursuit of supernatural creatures such as ghosts, demons, and monsters. Similar to the Insidious film series and The X Files in tone and style. The supernatural beings that the brothers have to contend with change frequently, which is critical to the plot’s success.
Supernatural will convert you quickly if you are a Grimm fan.
10. Once Upon A Time
Since its premiere in October 2011, there have been new seasons of Once Upon a Time. Also set in Maine, this one came to an end last year after a long run.
The show draws inspiration from a wide range of sources, including Alice in Wonderland and the Grimm brothers’ fairy tales. Many of the characters, such as Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, are lifted straight from classic fairytales. It’s a great show that will help you overcome your Grimm obsession.