5 TV Shows To Watch If You Love The Vampire Diaries & The Originals

The Originals hit The CW in 2013, after The Vampire Diaries first debut in 2009. It quickly proved to be as successful as its predecessor, The Vampire Diaries. The Originals might not have been as good in some areas but surpassed its parent series in many other areas, bringing the action to Mystic Falls and New Orleans, making it more about family and mature. So here’s the 5 shows to watch if you love The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.

Van Helsing

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Van Helsing takes a fresh look at the vampire mythos, with an ancestor of Abraham Van Helsing leading the war against vampires. This takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where the vampires have become the dominant force on Earth, ruling over humans.

Vanessa Van Helsing wakes up from a coma to find the world pretty much overrun by vampires and has a unique blood composition that can turn a vampire back into a human, therefore being humanity’s last hope for survival, will she save the day? Find out.

True Blood

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There isn’t a closer TV series to The Vampire Diaries and The Originals than True Blood for fans who love the New Orleans setting and vampire romance.

Based on the Charlaine Harris book series, True Blood takes place in a world that knows vampires are real, but they are not a danger and actually buy bottled blood to stay alive without killing humans. However, with this comes a hierarchy and a vampire government that makes this series stand out.


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This list won’t be complete without The Vampire Diaries and The Originals spin-off ‘Legacies’ the series aired when The Originals ended carrying on the legacies of the The Originals and The Vampire Diaries.

The Salvatore School which is for the Young and Gifted, is home to Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter Hope, Alaric Saltzman’s twins Lizzie and Josie, and other young adults who are coming of age as witches, vampires, werewolves and hybrid, nurtured to be their best selves and overcome their villainous impulses. Together, they rely on ancient folklore and tales to learn how to battle their far-reaching enemies and attempt to keep balance in the world.


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Supernatural just ended in 2020, and it ended up as the longest-lasting show in The CW history. Fans of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals would have loved to see that series last as long as the Winchester brothers’ journey.

Supernatural has the boys hunting down demons and monsters of every sort. The overall storyline is a war brewing concerning Heaven and Hell, where neither really cared about Earth. That is what the brothers are there to protect. Find out what they mission is all about.


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There are two options if you want to watch Charmed. Those who love the family dynamic of The Vampire diaries and The Originals should find plenty to love with both versions of this story about the Halliwell sisters, three witches with immense powers.

There ended up being a fourth sister when one died, and later there was even an apprentice witch in Kaley Cuoco. Charmed was remade and is currently airing on The CW with a more diverse cast.

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