20 series about supernatural beings and phenomena

The existence of otherworldly phenomena has not been proven by official science. To believe in it or not is the personal choice of each. However, things sometimes happen in life that give even the most inveterate skeptic goosebumps. If you are interested in mysticism or just want to spend a few evenings in the company of creatures unknown to science, then catch our list of the best TV shows about the supernatural.

Shadow and Bone (2021)

More recently, Netflix has taken on the film adaptation of novels by foreign writer Leigh Bardugo. The events of the new fantasy movie take place in the fictional world of Ravka. The country is divided into western and eastern parts. Between the two parts is a canyon inhabited by sinister monsters. The possessor of superpowers, the warrior girl Alexander Starkov, along with the army of Ravka, wages a war against the creatures of darkness.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Shadow and Bone

Genre:
Fantasy, Action, Drama, Detective, Adventure

Actors:
Jessie Mei Lee, Archie Reno, Freddie Carter…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.7

Age Limits :
18+


The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)

The new American series about mysticism and the supernatural is based on the novel by Henry James “The Turn of the Screw” and is an independent part of the anthology. Young teacher Dani, unaware of the horrors that await her, gets a job as a governess to two orphans. A rich guardian uncle is constantly busy with work and tries not to appear on the estate where his nephews live. The girl quickly finds a common language with children and servants. However, they all keep terrible secrets, like the estate itself.

Original title:
The Haunting of Bly Manor

Genre:
Drama, romance, horror

Actors:
Victoria Pedretti, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Amelie Smith …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Nancy Drew (2019 – 2021)

Many are familiar with the heroine Nancy since childhood. Youth detective stories, taken as the basis of the series, have been produced since the 30s. The screen version introduces the viewer to a smart and observant high school graduate. Nancy is getting ready for college and enjoys spending time with her friends and her boyfriend. After the death of her mother, the daughter abandoned her favorite pastime – the investigation of mysterious incidents. The situation changes when a rich girl is murdered in the city, witnessed by Nancy and her friends.

Original title:
Nancy Drew

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, drama, detective

Actors:
Kennedy McMann, Lea Lewis, Maddison Jaizani…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Paranormal Wellington (2018 – 2021)

A supernatural comedy series filmed in the mockumentary genre . The twenty-minute episodes imitating documentary filming capture the everyday life of two modern cops. In the city of Wellington, increased paranormal activity was noticed, so a special squad was formed to fight evil spirits. Partners will have to deal with a variety of creatures. Ghosts, aliens , zombies , demons, werewolves – the creators ridiculed almost all known monsters.

Original title:
Wellington Paranormal

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, comedy

Actors:
Mike Minogue, Karen O’Leary, Maaka Pohatu…

Country:
New Zealand

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
16+


American Gods (2017 – 2021)

A beautiful and bright project will tell about the confrontation between the gods of the past and the present. A petty swindler named Shadow wants to tie up with crime and continue to live in peace with his beloved wife. But fate has other plans for the hero. A couple of days before his release from prison , Shadow learns that his wife has died in a car accident. On the way to the funeral, a man meets a strange stranger who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A fellow traveler can tell everything about the life of the Shadow, as if he had been following him all his life. Who is this mysterious old man? Mister Wednesday himself admits to being one of the ancient gods .

Original title:
American Gods

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, detective

Actors:
Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:
18+


Midnight, Texas (2017 – 2018)

In the top series about the supernatural is a cool detective drama about the town of Midnight and its interesting inhabitants. The medium Manfred comes to the provincial wilderness to hide from creditors. Soon the man realizes that he is in a rather unusual place. In a peaceful neighborhood with each other, demons, witches, vampires, runaway assassins , fallen angels and other colorful characters live here. Perhaps it is in Midnight that the hero learns his true destiny.

Original title:
Midnight, Texas

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, detective

Actors:
Francois Arnault, Dylan Bruce, Paris Fitz-Henley …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 7.4


Lucifer (2016 – 2021)

Life in hell is not as interesting as life on Earth. Therefore, bored Lucifer decides to unwind a little and goes to the world of people. The charismatic king of the underworld chooses the city of Los Angeles – the focus of big money, beautiful women and celebrities. Lucifer opens a nightclub “Lux”. One day, on the threshold of his establishment, a singer is killed , to the promotion of which our hero had a hand. A self-confident guest from hell undertakes to investigate the case.

Original title:
Lucifer

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, crime

Actors:
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 8.1

Age restrictions:
18+


Preacher (2016 – 2019)

The authors of the cool series based on the politically incorrect DC comics joke about religious dogmas without fear, but they do it in style and really funny. A certain mystical entity is infused into the body of a church minister, Jesse Kasper. Genesis – the child of an angel and a demon – gives the pastor such power that now he can stand on a par with God himself. However, the rebellious priest has enough sins for the entire flock – theft, drunkenness, robbery. In addition, the outrageous childhood friend Tulip and the vampire Cassidy prevent the hero from embarking on the path of correction.

Original title:
Preacher

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, drama, detective, adventure

Actors:
Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 8.0

Age restrictions:
18+


Stan vs. the Forces of Evil (2016 – 2018)

Do you like black comedies , fantasy and thrash? Then you should watch this crime series about police officers and evil spirits. An old curse lies on the town of New Hampshire – local sheriffs are dying like flies. And only one of them – Stan Miller was able to survive his appointment and further resignation. In his place comes Evie Barrett, a young but tough single mother. Soon, the newly minted sheriff realizes that the town is inhabited by demons and in the fight against evil spirits she cannot do without the help of Stan.

Original title:
Stan Against Evil

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, comedy

Actors:
John C. McGinley, Janet Varney, Deborah Baker ml….

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.3

Age restrictions:
16+


Outcast (2016 – 2017)

The only one who can save the town in southern California from the invasion of demons is a loner named Kyle Barnes. The series will tell about supernatural phenomena that have accompanied a guy endowed with unusual abilities since childhood. Kyle is the best exorcist, exorcising forever demons from the human body. But the young man does not want to do this, because not all the rescued manage to return to normal life, and Kyle himself is tired of the unusual gift.

Original title:
Outcast

Genre:
Horror, drama

Actors:
Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister, Wrenn Schmidt…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 7.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Konstantin (2014 – 2015)

Once Constantine, a man who promised his soul to the devil, stood guard over good and evil, protecting the human world from demons. Now he is a disillusioned man who has decided to retire. However, just like that, Konstantin will not be able to retire. The daughter of his close friend Liv is kidnapped. Only a seasoned occultist is able to unravel the tangle of mysteries that envelops this story. Constantine will again have to use all his courage, willingness to take risks and a sharp mind to face the terrible creatures from hell.

Original title:
Constantine

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, thriller, drama

Actors:
Matt Ryan, Lucy Griffiths, Harold Perrino…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Dominion (2014 – 2015)

Simple sergeant Alex Lennon does not even suspect that he is the Chosen One. Hidden immediately after his birth by the Archangel Michael, the guy must put an end to the war between Earth and Heaven. And this battle began long before his birth, when God suddenly disappeared, and angels began to arrive in the human world. Under the leadership of Gabriel, they moved into people and destroyed the objectionable. A Las Vegas cop is not happy about the prospect of becoming the savior of the world, but he will have to get involved in the struggle between good and evil – because the danger hangs over those he loves.

Original title:
Dominion

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, action, drama

Actors:
Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
18+


Thirteenth Apostle (2012)

Highly rated Italian fantasy is an interesting series about the supernatural, from which lovers of mysticism will simply not be able to tear themselves away until the very end. Young priest Gabriel and psychologist Claudia investigate strange phenomena together. In addition to the main work, the minister of the church brings people back from the other world. He has to pay for this opportunity with his health, but Gabriel cannot refuse help, as he has always been a very kind and bright person.

Original title:
Il tredicesimo apostolo – Il prescelto

Genre:
Fantasy

Actors:
Luigi Diberti, Claudio Gioe, Chiara Nicola …

Country:
Italy

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:
12+


Grimm (2011 – 2017)

The series about a police officer with supernatural powers is a spectacular fantasy with a high rating and excellent reviews from viewers. The young cop can see various creatures hiding behind human masks. It turns out that this ability is inherited in the family, and the detective himself is a descendant of hunters waging a war to save humanity. Each episode introduces the viewer to a new fantastic creature, but not all of them are bad. Grimm befriends one of them, who helps the hunter with his investigations.

Original title:
Grimm

Genre:
Fantasy, horror, drama, detective

Actors:
David Giuntoli, Bitsey Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.8

Age restrictions:
18+


Secret Circle (2011 – 2012)

The action of the teenage series about magic and the supernatural develops in the small town of Chance Harbor, where the main character Cassie moves after the death of her mother. Immediately around the girl, strange events begin to occur. It turns out that this is not a simple coincidence. Cassie learns that she and a group of other teenagers from the new school are descendants of witches. The guys do not yet know that they have become pawns in a game with evil forces and that the death of Cassie’s mother was not accidental.

Original title:
The Secret Circle

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, drama, melodrama

Actors:
Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin…

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.3

Age restrictions:
12+


Ghosts (2011)

The not-too-popular 17-year-old schoolboy Paul discovers an amazing gift in himself – he can see the souls that could not leave the Earth. The teenager constantly has nightmares about the apocalypse , and he feels that something terrible is coming. But who will believe the loser with his fairy tales? The fact that the young man does not see the dead among the living is confirmed by his new acquaintance Neil. The leader of the angelians mercilessly exterminates the “extinct” – people stuck on Earth after death.

Original title:
The Fades

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, detective

Actors:
Ian de Caestecker, Natalie Dormer, Tom Ellis…

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Call of Blood (2010 – 2015)

Fans of mystical dramas have long appreciated this series about supernatural forces and fantastic creatures. The main character Bo is a female demon, that is, a succubus, but at first she does not know about it. Once, during intimacy, Bo’s boyfriend dies, and the girl leaves the house, becoming an outcast. After several years of wandering, she learns her true nature from other representatives of the magical people of the Fae. New acquaintances insist that she join the clans of darkness or light. But Bo does not want to make this choice and takes the side of the people.

Original title:
Lost Girl

Genre:
Fantasy, drama

Actors:
Anna Silk, Kristen Holden-Reid, Zoe Palmer…

Country:
Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Gate (2010)

A terrible secret is hidden in the small town of Gates. Unsuspecting detective Nick moves there with his wife and two children. Gates is a private community where neat houses and lawns are located behind a high fence, it would seem that a completely safe place. While exploring their new home, cop kids Charlie and Dan find a locked hatch. Out of curiosity, they lift the lid, but they can’t see anything in the pitch darkness. However, in these few minutes, a terrible evil gets out, and now the teenagers have to fix what they have done.

Original title:
The Gates

Genre:
Fantasy, thriller, drama, crime, detective

Actors:
Rhona Mitra, Frank Grillo, Marisol Nichols …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.1

Age restrictions:
18+


In the service of the Devil (2007 – 2009)

The selection of series about the supernatural will continue with a comedy story about the everyday life of an underworld worker. Loser Sam lives with his parents and has a dead-end job. In his personal life, he also does not go well. His girlfriend has long identified the guy in the friend zone. But soon Sam will face big changes. It turns out that even before the birth of their son, his parents sold his soul to the devil in exchange for curing his father from a serious illness. It’s time to pay back. The guy will have to serve the lord of darkness – to catch the souls that escaped from hell and return them back.

Original title:
Reaper

Genre:
Fantasy, thriller, drama, comedy, adventure

Actors:
Bret Harrison, Tyler Labine, Rick Gonzalez…

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Supernatural (2005 – 2020)

One of the features of the cult fantasy, which entered the gold viewers’ top, is the game with genres. In the series about the Winchester brothers, everyone will find something for themselves – a comedy or a detective story, a thriller or science fiction, a philosophical parable or a melodrama about love. Inventive stories about how, after the disappearance of their father, the brothers Sam and Dean travel around the United States, fighting evil spirits, appealed to an entire army of TV show fans. Two charismatic brothers for 15 seasons have been fighting the heroes of terrible myths, urban legends and various supernatural dark creatures.

Original title:
Supernatural

Genre:
Fantasy, horror, thriller, drama, detective

Actors:
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins…

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.2, IMDb – 8.4

Age restrictions:
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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