Lucifer is the most recent series of the supernatural genre to appear on Netflix. The story revolves on the Lord of Hell himself with a twist. He chose to be among the living after being bored of ruling Hell and ended up helping solve crimes. Such plots are the “in” thing now where they have to work, not merely rely on their mythos. Here are five other series of the same genre.
This is one series you cannot exclude from this list. The series centers on the Winchester Brothers Sam and Dean (played respectively by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) who possess supernatural abilities which they use to hunt down various supernatural creatures as they travel across the country looking for their father. In later seasons, they took on more powerful demons, including Lucifer himself. Producers keep finding ways to keep the story interesting just when everyone thinks it is over when Lucifer was vanquished.
This is based on the DC comic book and film adaptation that starred Keanu Reeves. In the series, the title character (played by Matt Ryan) is an exorcist and master of occult whose line of work is hunting and taking down supernatural entities. While it looks noble, the protagonist has issues to contend by struggling with the sins of the past. The reason why he goes about kicking demonic butt is to attain redemption from eternal damnation. Constantine would also appear in Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow (as a crossover).
What makes this series different from the above-mentioned series is it has a comedic element. It is about a slacker with a dead-end job named Sam Oliver who becomes the Devil’s bounty hunter or “Reaper” as a result of his parents’ deal with the devil before he was born. As the Reaper, he is tasked to hunt down souls that escaped from Hell and send them back. What makes the story funny is Sam’s lifestyle and the way he catches these souls using innocent-looking objects. This series provides a fresh concept apart from similar ones that are too serious and ominous.
The Dresden Files
This series is based on the fantasy book series by Jim Butcher. It centers on Harry Dresden a wizard and private detective. He puts his magical and detective skills to use as a consultant to the Chicago Police Department who turns to him for assistance in solving crimes that are unusual and defies reasoning. In this case, the cops in the series know the crime involves the mysterious and unbelievable and they know Harry is a wizard which is the reason why they tapped his services because he is the one who can help shed light to things they barely understand. It is a case of Harry Potter meets Sherlock Holmes.
This is a fantasy-mystery-comedy drama about a guy named Ned (played by Lee Pace) who has the power to bring people back to life with a touch. But the catch is whenever he does, somebody else will die as a form of balance (if the person is revived for more than a minute). Another is if he touches a resurrected person again, they die again and can never be brought back to life. A private detective named Emerson Cod strikes up a deal with Ned by using his powers to help solve murders and profit from it. Another plot is Ned’s relationship with his childhood sweetheart Chuck who died. He resurrects her but could not touch her for fear of losing her for good.