Season 3 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina saw fans settle in to watch Sabrina Spellman defend her demonic throne. There’s plenty of time to binge on all of your favorite supernatural comedies and dramas now that everyone is cooped up at home for the foreseeable future.
Like Sabrina the Teenage Witch? If so, you’ll love these 11 new series as much as you did the previous ones you tried.
With a shared universe with Sabrina from Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Riverdale is based on Archie Comics’ characters. The timelines of Greendale’s neighboring town have never been confirmed, but there are numerous Easter eggs that make reference to it. Riverdale gets off to a rocky start with a creepy mystery and plenty of teen angst. Betty, Archie, Jughead, and Veronica, much like Sabrina and her friends, work together to solve the mystery of the season despite family disputes, jail time, school musicals, and cheerleading practice.
The show is blatantly ridiculous, fusing elements of a soap opera with elements of horror and the supernatural. If you’re not already hooked on the show, Riverdale is sure to do it for you.
Everyone has heard of Supernatural, but not everyone has bothered to watch it. After Sam and Dean Winchester’s father goes missing in search of the Yellow-Eyed Demon, who mysteriously murdered their mother when Sam was a baby, the series’ 15-season run begins. They learn more about the demon’s plan for the brothers later on.
Apart from that, Sam and Dean have weekly adventures in which they go on the prowl for various supernatural creatures such as changelings and shapeshifters as well as werewolves and hellhounds as well as archangels. The mythology, horror, and thoughtful reflection abound in Supernatural. However, the show isn’t all tragedy and bloodshed. Many of the episodes break the fourth wall, and one even parodies Grey’s Anatomy. There is also a lot of wit (and sarcasm).
9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
After Sabrina the Teenage Witch came Buffy The Vampire Slayer. With two seasons left to air, it had become a mainstay on The WB before moving to UPN. Even though the show has been off the air for 17 years, characters like Buffy and her friends have become legends, inspiring shows like Sabrina to follow in their footsteps.
According to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which is based on a 1992 film of the same name, Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is the latest in a long line of “Chosen Ones” destined to protect mankind from vampires and demon. Like Sabrina, she initially rejects the idea of being anything other than a typical adolescent. She battles her destiny as a slayer with wit and sarcasm, of course. Buffy comes to terms with her new role, and the show does so with deft ease, juggling multiple storylines at once.
8. Legends of Tomorrow
This is one of the most outlandish shows on television right now: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. This series from The CW’s Arrowverse is unique in that it follows a group of time travelers who are on a mission to keep the timestream intact. That may sound straightforward, but the Legends are frequently the ones responsible for causing havoc in the past. Something about that makes me think of a certain Spellman witch. Exorcisms, magic, and other supernatural elements were introduced in seasons 3 and 4.
Legends, like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, messes around with mythology while also inventing its own. The characters are always coming up with outrageous ways to keep historical figures like Rasputin and Marie Antoinette in check. It’s the perfect blend of mythology and time travel, presented in a charming package.
7. The Good Place
It’s true that The Good Place doesn’t share many direct similarities with Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, but it makes up for it in other ways.
Following Eleanor (Kristin Bell) and Chidi (William Jackson Harper), as well as Tahani (Jameela Jamil), as they navigate their way through life and death in The Good Place, a show that draws inspiration from the works of Immanuel Kant, René Descartes, and John Locke (Manny Jacinto). They’re deceived after death into believing they’ve gone to the Good Place because they lived good, moral lives. With the help of evil Michael (Ted Danson) and resourceful Janet (D’Arcy Carden), they discover that they’re in fact in the Bad Place and devise a plan to finally bring down the afterlife’s system.
The Good Place is a shining example of what can be accomplished with a second chance. There is a surprising depth to the show’s exploration of death and the afterlife, as well as what it means to be a good person.
6. Being Human
This BBC drama shows how a werewolf, ghost, and vampire try to live a normal life in Bristol, England, in an interesting way. The story begins with George and John, two werewolves and a vampire, before they meet Annie, the ghost who lives in their new house. Believing that Being Human is a gimmicky show, it depicts George’s struggles with being a vampire like a drug addict and John’s internal conflict as a werewolf like a werewolf, despite the show’s premise.
The series lasted five seasons, with the final two introducing a slew of new characters. The first three seasons of the show, on the other hand, are widely regarded as the best. Being Human was so well-liked in the United States that a Canadian adaptation was made, but it falls short of the original in terms of quality. Like the witches’ coven on Sabrina, the characters on this exceptional BBC show have to hide their true identities from the general public.
Lucifer manages to subvert most of the stereotypes associated with the former archangel, so if you were expecting a standard tale about the devil, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.
Following the ex-ruler of Hell (Tom Ellis) as he makes a new life in Los Angeles as a nightclub owner and police consultant, Lucifer was cancelled by Fox after three seasons before Netflix picked it up. It’s definitely out of this world. One of the most endearing aspects of the show is seeing Lucifer adjust to his new life. While we’re on the subject, Ellis made a cameo appearance in the most recent Arrowverse crossover on The CW, confirming that Lucifer was from Earth-666 and was from the multiverse.
4. The Umbrella Academy
Following a dysfunctional adopted family with special powers and abilities, The Umbrella Academy on Netflix is based on a graphic novel series. After their father’s death, the siblings, who had been living apart for some time, are reunited. A mystery must be solved, and the end of the world must be avoided.
If the plot sounds familiar, it’s because the third season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has many striking similarities to this one. The Hargreeves, like the Spellmans, face the challenge of preserving the unity of their family during trying times. All of this, as well as the possibility of the world coming to an end and the use of time travel to assist in saving it, make The Umbrella Academy a compelling watch.
3. The Haunting of Hill House
In many ways, The Haunting of Hill House is similar to Sabrina in terms of its use of horror, but there are a lot more ghosts in this film. Set in two parallel but interconnected narratives, the series follows five siblings from their childhood in the Hill House mansion into adulthood.
Adapted from a short story by Shirley Jackson, this anthology series is able to deliver all of the excitement and chills of a good ghost story while also delving into the characters’ psychological makeup. Even though Season 2 hasn’t yet aired, it will most likely do so in the latter part of the year.
2. Good Omens
Aziraphale and Crowley (Michael Sheen) form a strange and unprecedented friendship in Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens, a six-episode miniseries (David Tennant). Because they’ve stayed on Earth for far too long, the two friends come up with a scheme to stop the Antichrist from wrecking the world and ushering in the end of days. According to their reasoning, by having an impact on this child’s life, he will become relatively normal as an adult. They don’t realize, however, that they have the wrong child.
An entertaining take on the end of the world, Good Omens manages to strike a delicate balance between hilarity and apocalyptic drama. A demon and an angel walk into the Ritz sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but Crowley and Aziraphale’s unique friendship is what drives the series forward.
1. The Magicians
The Magicians is similar to Harry Potter in the way it begins. After reading the Fillory and Further book series, Quentin (played by Jason Ralph) was determined to attend Brakebills University, a fictitious magic school from the series. Within a short time, he learns that Fillory is a real place with a monster that threatens the entire world. When he and his companions do venture there, they find themselves in a much more difficult situation than they could have ever imagined.
The show is dark, bloody, and gory, and it delves into what it means to be the hero of your own story from the perspective of the villain. Despite the fact that the Syfy series contains a significant amount of mature themes and content, there is also a significant amount of sarcastic humor. Using its own mythology and world-building, The Magicians does a fantastic job of bringing magic to life.