Angel is a spinoff of the popular supernatural series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” but unlike the original series, Angel has a much darker story and isn’t afraid to kill the main characters. While the concept of hunting demons is the same but in Angel, everything has gone corporate. Angel has left the small California town of Sunnydale and has moved to Los Angeles and there he tries to kill the evil lurking beneath the glittery facade of the city. The brilliant spinoff series ended after its fifth season in 2004 and since then the fans of the series have been missing so we prepared a list of shows that are similar to Angel in some ways, that you could watch to pass the time.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Hulu & The Roku Channel)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer is one of the best fantasy series that captured the hearts and minds of its audience for over seven years. The Josh Whedon series blended fantasy, comedy, and monsters into a brilliant piece of television and it follows the titular Buffy Summers who tries to live a normal high school life, while also trying to fulfill her duties as a vampire and demon hunter. Buffy The Vampire Slayer ended its run with its seventh and final season over nineteen years ago and the fans of the series are still raving about it.
Supernatural was one of the longest-running live-action series, running for fifteen action-packed seasons that made the Winchester brothers a legend known throughout the world. The CW fantasy series follows the Winchester brothers Sam (Jared Padelecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) as they go on the road with their 1967 Chevy Impala to hunt all kinds of supernatural entities. When the series begins we see Sam, enjoying a healthy normal life by going to college at Stanford and having a loving girlfriend, but all of that changes when his Dean comes to him after their father John Winchester (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) goes missing while hunting a supernatural entity. While hunting monsters like vampires, werewolves, spirits, and shapeshifters is part of their daily lives but their main goal is to hunt down the yellow-eyed monster who killed their mother.
Constantine (Apple TV)
Constantine is one of the most legendary characters from the DC comics and this series is perceived as one of the best adaptations of the character with Matt Ryan playing the title character. While the series only ran for one season it garnered a respectable amount of fanbase.
Grimm (Peacock & Prime Video)
Grimm is a fantasy procedural NBC series that ran for six brilliant seasons blending multiple genres in an immersive story. The series follows Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Guintoli), a Portland cop who finds out that he is an important member of a long line of magical enforcers named Grimm, who keep the secret world of supernatural creatures separate from the world of normal humans. When Nick finds out that he is a Grimm he is barely able to handle anything because until recently he was one of those normal humans, whom he is now trying to protect from the various supernatural creatures. Nick isn’t alone in this fight though because he has the support of a wonderful friend and partner Hank (Russell Hornsby), girlfriend Juliette (Elizabeth Tulloch), and a new supernatural friend Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell).
Sleepy Hollow (Hulu)
Sleepy Hollow is a classic story told many times but this Fox series is considerably different from the other stories as we see Ichabod Crane, the protagonist of the series waking up in 2013, only to find out that the headless horseman is right there with him and using the 21st-century weapons to hunt down his victims. The series follows Crane, a British-born soldier, and spy fighting for America in the Revolutionary War who after a near-death experience wakes up in Sleepy Hollow, New York in the year 2013 and teams up with Sheriff’s Lieutenant Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) to save the world from the headless horseman and his cohorts who seemingly want to bring apocalypse to the world.
AMC’s Preacher is one of the best shows about religion and it blends the horror and comedy genres perfectly to give you a brilliant yet immensely weird series. Based on a comic book series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher follows Jesse Custer, a hard-drinking and often violent preacher, who has doubts about his faith but he ends up with a very powerful force from Heaven which gives him immense powers. This force in turn makes him a target for many groups including supernatural killers, religious fanatics, and even angels from Heaven. The series ended with its fourth and final season in 2019, giving the fans a satisfying ending to the Preacher saga.
Van Helsing (Netflix)
Van Helsing is a brilliant series and it is very much like Syfy’s other series Wynonna Earp, Van Helsing is also based on a graphic novel named Helsing. Van Helsing series follows Vanessa Van Helsing (Kelly Overton), who is a descendant of the legendary vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing. The series is set in a post-apocalyptic future where the sun has been blanketed in ash, which has allowed the vampires to rise up and take over. To take on the vampires Vanessa has a special power because of her bloodline, which allows her to turn vampires into humans. Van Helsing ran on Syfy for five wonderful seasons.
Lucifer is one of those shows that fans love with all their heart and it was proved because the fans of the series were the ones that saved it from cancellation. The series follows the titular character Lucifer (Tom Ellis) as he gets bored from ruling over hell and wants to have some fun in Los Angeles, but things don’t go as planned and he decides to team up with a mysterious LAPD detective named Chloe Decker (Lauren German) and solve crimes while also dealing with problems from heaven and hell. Lucifer’s cast also includes Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen, Kevin Alejandro as Dan, D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, Rachael Harris as Linda Martin, and Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez. Lucifer ran from the first season to the third season on Fox and then after its cancellation, it was acquired by Netflix for three more seasons.
Warrior Nun (Netflix)
Netflix’s Warrior Nun is a fantasy action drama series and it follows Ava (Alba Baptista), who wakes up in a morgue with an angel’s halo on her back and now she is introduced to a secret order of nuns that hunts down demons on Earth.
Wynonna Earp (Netflix)
Syfy’s original series Wynonna Earp is a really entertaining supernatural western action-drama series. The series is based on the comic book of the same name and it follows the titular character played by Melanie Scrofano, a high-functioning alcoholic who happens to be a direct descendant of the legendary lawman and gunslinger Wyatt Earp. Because of a family curse, Wynonna now has to kill the men and women Wyatt Earp killed in his time because all of them have become revenants or demons, who are walking the earth in the present. Wynonna has the help of the very sexy gun named Peacemaker, which she has to use to shoot the revenants right in their head to send them right back to hell. Also, Doc Holliday (Tim Rozon) is also alive in the present and he is immortal now, other people helping Wynonna are his sister Waverly (Dominque Provost-Chalkley), and the U.S. Deputy Marshal Xavier Dolls played by Shamier Anderson. Wynonna Earp ran for seasons and during that time it earned a considerable amount of fanbase.