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20 Shows Like The Vampire Diaries Fans Can Binge-Watch Now

Things were simpler back in 2009. Our television screens and movie theaters were filled with vampires, and while Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" saga is arguably the most popular vampire story of the 21st century, another tale took the world by storm — a little show by the name of "The Vampire Diaries." Instead of Team Edward or Team Jacob, the biggest controversy among "Vampire Diaries" fans was whether you thought our heroine Elena (Nina Dobrev) should be with Stefan (Paul Wesley) or his brother Damon (Ian Somerhalder).

Set in the small town of Mystic Falls, Virginia, "The Vampire Diaries" follows Elena Gilbert, a teen girl who's just lost both of her parents in a car accident. Elena falls in love with Stefan Salvatore — a brooding, seemingly kindhearted vampire who's riddled with guilt. Things become increasingly complicated with the arrival of Stefan's brother, Damon — a loose cannon with dangerous plans in mind. A love triangle soon develops, and Elena is introduced to the supernatural world that lurks just beneath the surface of her own.

Hugely popular at the time, "The Vampire Diaries" wasn't the first nor last of its kind. Plenty of other shows out there combine high school drama with the supernatural, depict cross-species love stories, or illustrate the particular oddities of living in a small town. If you've already torn through all of "The Vampire Diaries" and need something new to satiate your thirst, then you've come to the right place. Keep reading to discover which shows you need to binge next.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Dark retellings of classic stories seem to be all the rage these days, and many of these remakes contain supernatural elements. One example of this trend was Netflix's "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" — a new take on the story of Sabrina Spellman, who was first introduced in an Archie Comics series. The first iteration of Sabrina was "Sabrina The Teenage Witch," which was eventually adapted into a jovial TV sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart in 1996. The Netflix series, based on the comic series of the same name, was a much darker take on Sabrina's world.

Like the previous versions of the story, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" follows the titular character as she struggles to balance the human and magical sides of her life. A half-witch, Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) is beginning to study the dark arts under the tutelage of her two aunts — Hilda (Lucy Davis) and Zelda (Miranda Otto) — while also trying to maintain her high school social life.

Sound familiar? Like Elena, Sabrina finds the balancing act difficult. High school is tough enough without warlocks and demons thrown into the mix. Fans of "The Vampire Diaries" will likely enjoy the dark and brooding tone of "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," which The Hollywood Reporter described as being "in the vein of 'Rosemary's Baby' and 'The Exorcist.'" Plus, if you're a fan of "Riverdale," the show technically takes place in the same universe. Time to get binging.

True Blood

Though "The Vampire Diaries" certainly touches on some pretty adult themes, it begins as a teen show, and the tone of the series reflects that. If you feel like you've graduated from teen shows and want something a little more adult, "True Blood" may be just what the doctor ordered. The HBO series first premiered in 2008, following a young woman named Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana. Though she initially comes off as a charming Southern belle, Sookie's a bit of an outcast because of her unique ability to read minds. Her reputation isn't helped much when she meets and falls in love with Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a vampire who's decided to live out in the open now that "Tru Blood" –- a synthetic blood product -– is widely available.

Bon Temps is full of colorful characters, both human and otherwise. Many of the residents don't take kindly to Sookie's relationship with Bill, and she must contend with another suitor, the cunning Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), who happens to be the vampire sheriff of the area. Bill and Eric have a lot in common with Stefan and Damon: Bill and Stefan initially appear as the picture of charm and civility, while Eric and Damon come off as selfish and mean-spirited, but they all eventually reveal hidden depths. "True Blood" is undoubtedly one of HBO's best offerings, and it's a must-watch for anyone interested in exploring the world of the supernatural from a decidedly R-rated perspective.

Teen Wolf

The MTV series "Teen Wolf" actually has a lot in common with "The Vampire Diaries," just with the vampires switched out for werewolves. The series follows Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), a California teen who's bitten by a werewolf right before his sophomore year of high school. Previously an average student without any athletic skills or many friends to speak of, Scott is transformed overnight, gaining newfound physical and sensory abilities, but also heightened aggression — especially around the full moon.

Because of his new abilities, Scott suddenly becomes popular, but he finds that his crush on classmate Allison Argent (Crystal Reed) is complicated by the fact that she comes from a long line of werewolf hunters. With the help of his friends, Scott tries to get hold of his new double life while also dealing with the various supernatural creatures of Beacon Hills.

Werewolves don't feature as prominently in supernatural series as vampires do, and "Teen Wolf" is one of the better examples of a show that centers on our underrated furry friends. It has everything you could want in a supernatural teen drama: humor, hijinks, life-and-death drama, a star-crossed romance, and an ever-expanding universe of supernatural beings. All six seasons of the show can be streamed on Hulu, while a 2023 follow-up film, "Teen Wolf: The Movie," is available on Paramount+.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

As one of the most beloved fantasy shows of all time, it wouldn't be right to leave "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" off this list. It's a teen show about vampires and supernatural creatures, after all, and it aired on The WB, which was the precursor to The CW. In fact, it's hard to imagine "The Vampire Diaries" existing without "Buffy." Sarah Michelle Gellar was even offered a role in "The Vampire Diaries," but she turned it down.

If "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" was before your time or just not on your radar, the series follows a 16-year-old girl named Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who discovers that she's the Slayer — a chosen one imbued with superhuman strength and abilities in order to defeat vampires, demons, and other evils. Along with her "Watcher" Rupert Giles (Anthony Stewart Head) and friends Willow (Alyson Hannigan) and Xander (Nicholas Brendon), Buffy fights monsters in her hometown of Sunnydale, California, which also happens to be located over the opening of the Hellmouth.

Similar to "The Vampire Diaries," Buffy's greatest dilemma is her struggle to live a "normal" life while also being the Slayer. This struggle is reflected in the tone of the show itself, which brilliantly oscillates between high school dramedy and existential horror. There's also a classic good vampire/bad vampire love triangle that "Vampire Diaries" fans will certainly recognize. If you're a "Diaries" fan and somehow haven't watched "Buffy" yet, you should probably head over to Hulu and get on it.

Penny Dreadful

"The Vampire Diaries" is a pretty dark show, both tonally and visually, and another series that meets that criteria is the Showtime series "Penny Dreadful." Set in Victorian London, the series brings to life literary characters from the era along with other fantastical and terrifying creatures. Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) is a guilt-ridden explorer who lost his daughter to the city's demonic set. He lives with Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), a clairvoyant with a dark side. Sir Malcolm recruits a charming American sharpshooter named Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) to help locate his daughter, and together, the three begin to explore the horrifying things that lie just beneath the surface of their world.

Like most good shows of the supernatural variety, the fantastical elements of the series are stand-ins for very human questions and anxieties. Vanessa struggles with faith and the push and pull between light and dark, while Ethan struggles with what it means to be a good man. Along the way, they encounter people like Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), who struggle with similarly existential questions.

For fans of the more romantic aspects of "The Vampire Diaries," "Penny Dreadful" has that too, and the evolution of Vanessa and Ethan's relationship is incredible to watch, even if truly happy moments on the show are few and far between. If you're ready to let a little darkness into your life, queue "Penny Dreadful" right up on Paramount+.

Motherland: Fort Salem

If it's true that there's really an endless supply of stories within the vampire genre, the same could probably be said about witches. Anyone looking for a totally new take on the supernatural should check out the Freeform series "Motherland: Fort Salem." The show takes place in an alternate universe where instead of being burned at the Salem witch trials, American witches made a deal with the U.S. government to fight on their country's behalf. Set in the present day, the series follows a group of young witches –- Raelle Collar (Taylor Hickson), Abigail Bellweather (Ashley Nicole Williams), and Tally Craven (Jessica Sutton) –- who've just begun their basic training in the witch army.

Though society is a matriarchal one in this universe, that doesn't stop some from resisting the witch leadership. Raelle, Abigail, and Tally find their greatest enemy to be a group of witches known as the Spree, who use terrorist tactics to fight against army conscription. As a young adult supernatural series, the show has everything fans of the genre could want –- action, romance, interpersonal drama, and plenty of intrigue. All three seasons are available for purchase on Prime Video, although streaming and rental don't seem to be options at the moment.

Once Upon a Time

In broad terms, most shows of the supernatural variety depict what happens when the "normal" world and the fantastical one collide. In the ABC series "Once Upon a Time" (2011-2018), that's literally the premise. The show follows Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), a woman living a comfortable life as a bail bonds collector. Everything changes when her son Henry (Jared S. Gilmore), who she gave up 10 years earlier, shows up out of the blue. Henry tells Emma that he believes she's the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, and that she was given up so she would be protected from the Evil Queen. As the story goes, the Evil Queen cast a curse that trapped fairy tale characters in the modern world and froze them in time.

Emma doesn't believe Henry at first, but when she travels to his quaint town of Storybrooke, she starts to see his side of things. Storybrooke is filled with fairy tale characters who don't know their true identities, and Emma discovers that the Evil Queen is much closer than she had thought. It's certainly a fantastical premise, but the talented cast (especially Morrison and Lana Parilla) pull it off. Like Mystic Falls, Storybrooke is a quaint town that hides its magic in plain sight. One might be tempted to choose Storybrooke over Mystic Falls from a safety standpoint, but, as Emma soon discovers, not all is well in the land of princesses and fairy tales. The seven-season series can be streamed on Disney+ and Hulu.

A Discovery of Witches

Fans of "The Vampire Diaries" are likely fans of star-crossed romances, which is one of the reasons this next show makes the cut on this list. Based on the book of the same name, "A Discovery of Witches" follows Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer), a historian and witch who encounters an enchanted manuscript in an Oxford library. Though she's reluctant to re-enter the world of magic, her interest in the book pulls her in. Diana meets Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode), a geneticist and vampire who helps her decode the book and fight off the threats that arrive in its wake. Together, they form an unlikely bond and learn to protect themselves from the magical creatures they encounter.

You might be able to imagine where this one goes. A witch and a vampire are certainly not a typical pairing, but Diana and Matthew's dynamic chemistry makes it hard not to root for them as a couple. In addition to the fabulous performances of its lead actors, "A Discovery of Witches" also features some dazzling special effects that will remind audiences that this show definitely doesn't air on The CW. It's always a thrill to see a high-concept fantasy series like this get the big-budget treatment it deserves, and "A Discovery of Witches" certainly delivers on its premise. Its three seasons can be streamed at AMC+.


This story may sound familiar: At an auspicious moment in her life, a teenage girl discovers something about herself that she never knew and must suddenly confront her destiny and discover her path in life. It's always a compelling premise for any supernatural series, and it also happens to describe the next show on this list pretty well. Based on the "Mortal Instruments" series by Cassandra Clare, "Shadowhunters" follows Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara), an 18-year-old girl who discovers she comes from a family of human-angel hybrids called Shadowhunters who hunt demons.

When Clary's mother is kidnapped, she's suddenly exposed to the world of the supernatural and must rely on the assistance of fellow Shadowhunters Jace (Dominic Sherwood), Isabelle (Matthew Daddario), and Isabelle (Emeraude Toubia) in order to survive her new circumstances. As one might expect, "Shadowhunters" also touches on the archetypal story of forbidden love — something "The Vampire Diaries" fans will likely appreciate. Even if you're not familiar with Cassandra Clare's best-selling novels, there's plenty for fantasy fans to sink their teeth into with this one. Time to get streaming on Hulu.


With no supernatural or otherwise fantastical elements of any kind, some readers might be wondering what exactly our next entry is doing on this list. Well, take away all the vampires, witches, and magical powers from "The Vampire Diaries" and you might be left with something a lot like "Revenge." After all, fans of the CW series aren't tuning in just for the blood-sucking, but also for the romantic thrills, love triangles, family drama, backstabbing, and betrayals.

"Revenge" is all that and more, revolving around a young woman named Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) who we are introduced to when she rents a home in the Hamptons for the summer. But Emily isn't new to this affluent neighborhood, and in fact Emily isn't even her real name. She is really Amanda Clarke, and she has a dark past in the region: 20 years earlier when she was just a child, her father was sent to prison for life for a crime he didn't commit. Back among the neighbors and community that destroyed her life, Emily wants vengeance, and her target is none other than Victoria Grayson, head of a powerful family who she just happens to be living next door to.

It might not have the bone-chilling horror of "The Vampire Diaries," but "Revenge" goes to some seriously macabre places. And even if it doesn't involve any vampiric blood-sucking or supernatural plot points, the drama is every bit as nail-biting. And you can watch it all right now on Hulu.

The Originals

When it comes to shows you should be watching if you liked "The Vampire Diaries," there's really only one place to start: "The Originals." It may seem like an obvious choice, but not everyone may be aware of the series, which is a direct spin-off of "Diaries." Its parent series set the stage for "The Originals" with a backdoor pilot episode of the same name in Season 4 in 2011, and it kicked off its own run later that year.

Set in New Orleans, "The Originals" follows Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) as he departs Mystic Falls for his ancestral hometown. There we meet more of his extended, ancient family, who are said to be the first line of vampires on Earth. Klaus himself, as we learned in "The Vampire Diaries," is the product of a union between a witch and a werewolf, and "The Originals" follows his attempts to use his unique powers to aid in a war between the supernatural elements of the French Quarter.

With a greater emphasis on the conflict between witches, werewolves, and vampires, "The Originals" offers up a very different flavor to the world of "The Vampire Diaries." The New Orleans setting also spices up the proceedings. There's still plenty of drama, though, and if you don't know where to go next after finishing "The Vampire Diaries," this is where you should start. Given that some of the series runs concurrent to "Diaries," you may even want to watch them together. It can be watched on Amazon Prime.


Many fans who watched "The Vampire Diaries" when it first aired were likely aware of "The Originals" as a direct spin-off, given that they crossed over on a few occasions. But if you didn't stick with "The Originals" to its conclusion, or simply stopped watching when it was over, you may not be as familiar with its successor series, "Legacies." Airing its first episodes just a year after "The Originals" ended, it puts Klaus Mikaelson's daughter Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) in the spotlight.

Introduced in the final season of the previous series, Hope is a 17-year-old high schooler, and while her father was a monster hybrid, her mother's own bloodline made Hope an even more powerful supernatural creature: the very first monster Tribrid — a product of vampire, witch, and werewolf blood. Now attending the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted, a private institution that enrolls supernatural teens, Hope struggles to come to terms with her identity alongside a new class of supernatural students. 

For fans of "The Vampire Diaries," the series is something of a homecoming, as the action returns to Mystic Falls. But it's also more of a coming-of-age story, as Hope and her fellow students must learn to accept who they are, and learn how to survive in a world that doesn't understand them — and in fact, fears them. Like its two predecessors, "Legacies" aired on The CW for a total of four seasons — all of which can be viewed on Netflix.

The Order

The world of the supernatural has existed for centuries in "The Vampire Diaries" and its spin-offs, which explore the long history of various ancient family bloodlines. "The Order" does something similar, and while it's less focused on vampires, it does feature plenty of werewolves, while taking a harder look at the secret societies that control the hidden world of magic. Making its debut in 2019, this Netflix original starred Jake Manley as Jack Morton, a freshman at the magical Belgrave University who is brought into the fold of the mystical fraternity called the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose. 

Jack lost his mother when he was young and he blames his estranged father, Edward Coventry, the leader of the Order. Coventry sacrificed his wife's life to achieve greater power, and by joining the group, Jack hopes to finally get revenge for the death of his mother. But his father — who has no idea that his son even exists — is one of the strongest wielders of magic. To defeat him, Jack must forge new alliances as he infiltrates a dangerous secret society whose members include some of the world's most powerful elite.

Another gripping family story dripping with a gothic atmosphere, "The Order" offers up compelling mystery, complex world-building, and scintillating drama. Its rich mythology is enough to rival "The Vampire Diaries," while the enigmatic world of underground fraternities gives it a dark distinction.

Fate: The Wynx Saga

"Fate: The Wynx Saga" ran for two seasons on Netflix just before the streamer launched "The Order." But the series' origins are not what you might expect, as the moody, magical teen drama was spun out of the Nickelodeon animated series, "Winx Club," a wildly successful kids cartoon that ran for more than 200 episodes from 2011-2019. While the cartoon is lighthearted and colorful, the live-action drama is darker and more serious — just a touch shy of "The Vampire Diaries" — and is the perfect show for those who outgrew the original Nickelodeon series. 

Like most on this list, it's set in a world of magic, but this time centers on fairies, not vampires or werewolves. Here in the Otherworld we meet a group of young women: fire fairy Bloom (Abigal Cowen), light fairy Stella (Hanna van der Westhuysen), water fairy Aisha (Precious Mustapha), Earth fairy Terra (Eliot Salt), and mind fairy Musa (Elisha Applebaum). Bloom was raised by ordinary humans and knows little about her true nature and even less about the Otherworld. But with the help of her new friends at the Athea boarding school for magic she'll discover her true self and learn about her family's past, all while helping fight the Burned Ones — a race of ancient beings who are determined to destroy them.

A clever new take on the magical teen drama, "Fate: The Wynx Saga" isn't quite as grim or graphic as "The Vampire Diaries" but is the perfect companion for those looking to share the genre with younger newcomers.

Being Human

Believe it or not, "The Vampire Diaries" wasn't the first teen drama hit of the late 2000s to delve into the supernatural. Across the pond in the United Kingdom there was "Being Human," a series that debuted a year before "Diaries." All about the hidden world of werewolves, the series boasted five seasons in the U.K. but came stateside in 2011 with an American adaptation on the SyFy Channel.

Starring Sam Witwer and Sam Huntington, "Being Human" focuses on Aiden and Josh, a pair of teen brothers in Boston. Aidan is a centuries-old vampire and his brother Josh is an ancient werewolf. That's not all, because when they move into a new estate, the brothers befriend Sally (Meaghan Rath), the ghost of a young woman who'd been murdered in the home years before. But the brothers aren't looking to take control of the supernatural world, they're looking to escape it, with Josh hoping to find a cure for his lycanthropy and Aidan doing his best to live as an ordinary man, reluctant to draw blood to feed his monstrous cravings.

Being human, however, is much harder than they ever expected, and to do it they'll have to do battle with dark forces that seek to destroy them — and use them for their own ends. The U.S. version of "Being Human" lasted one less season than its U.K. counterpart, but ran for an extra 15 episodes. Both are worth watching, but the U.S. adaptation is available to stream for free (with ads via FreeVee) on Amazon.

Wolf Pack

Thanks in no small part to "The Vampire Diaries" — not to mention similar hits like "True Blood" and "Being Human" — dramatic stories about young adults with dark magic powers have become their own subgenre. Streaming services have embraced this and created a horde of similar shows, with one of the latest being the Paramount+ series, "Wolf Pack." But in addition to its thrills, chills, and spills, the series is notable for seeing the return of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar to supernatural teen dramas.

Based on a novel by Edo van Belkom, "Wolf Pack" tells the story of a pair of California teens who each have an unexpected encounter with a creature of the night. In the aftermath, Everett Lang (Armani Jackson) and Blake Navarro (Bella Shepard) find themselves drawn to each other, and together they must confront the reality that their entire existence — mind, body, and soul — has been forever changed. With the aid of two new friends who were born into the world of darkness, they seek answers about what has happened to them, uncovering dark secrets along the way.

But werewolves and magic aren't all the teens have to contend with, as they're also pursued by a determined arson investigator (Gellar) as well as the creature that has been terrorizing their small town. A truly magical drama, "Wolf Pack" only lasted one season, but that just makes it all the easier to binge on its home service, Paramount+.

The Midnight Club

Filmmaker Mike Flanagan has made a name for himself as the go-to producer and director of some of the best gothic horror in recent years, including "The Haunting of Hill House" and "The Fall of the House of Usher." But it also included the 2022 mystery "The Midnight Club," a limited teen horror series for which he wrote and directed the first two installments. While it has much in common with "The Vampire Diaries," dealing with the macabre and the supernatural, it eschews the romantic drama for a more ghastly ghost story.

"The Midnight Club" sees a group of eight teens all facing death themselves as they explore the mysteries of the Brightcliffe Home, where they are admitted to spend their final days. Overseen by the home's shadowy administrator, Dr. Georgina Stanton (Heather Langenkamp), Brightcliffe doesn't just harbor the sick and dying, but also specters of the deceased. Together, the teens explore its haunted halls and attempt to piece together the twisted puzzle of its past. 

"The Midnight Club" also acts as an anthology of sorts: As the teens delve into their home's sordid history, the scary stories they tell play out on screen, reminiscent of the '80s classic "Amazing Stories." Another winner for Flanagan, "The Midnight Club" has earned rave reviews from critics, with praise going to its atmospheric qualities and ratcheting tension. All 10 episodes can be binged on Netflix.

Witches of East End

No, we're not talking about a remake of the 1987 horror comedy starring Jack Nicholson, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfieffer. We're talking about "Witches of East End," a far darker drama based on a novel by Melissa de la Cruz published in 2011. Airing originally on Lifetime in 2014, the series shares much in common with "The Vampire Diaries," from its obvious magical premise to its family politics and deadly love triangles. But compared to the CW series, "Witches of East End" focuses as much on the adults in the community of witches as their teenage children.

In the series, we meet Joanna and Wendy Beauchamp, a pair of powerful witch sisters who don't always see eye to eye. We also meet Joanna's two daughters, Ingrid and Freya (Rachel Boston and Jenna Dewan), who are aghast when they learn that they too are witches with powers far beyond other mortals. As their mother teaches them the way of the witch, imparting ancient magical knowledge, the two teens must learn to use their abilities responsibly, all while dealing with complicated romantic entanglements. When revelations are made regarding their secret pasts, however, they'll have to confront their mother to learn the truth involving a familial curse.

A solid cast is led by Julia Ormond and Madchen Amick as Joanna and Wendy. But it also includes "Buffy" alum James Marsters, Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen, and Brianna Lawson — better known to fans as Emily Bennett from "The Vampire Diaries."

Mayfair Witches

If you're going to base your next supernatural drama on the work of a popular horror author, you can't do much better than Anne Rice. The creator of "The Vampire Chronicles," her novels "Interview with the Vampire," "Queen of the Damned," and "Exit to Eden" have already been turned into movies. In 2023, her trilogy, "Lives of the Mayfair Witches," came to television on AMC, titled simply, "Mayfair Witches."

Alexandria Daddario stars as Dr. Rowan Fielding, a pediatric neurosurgeon and adoptee who becomes the focal point — and perhaps the cause — of a series of unexplainable deaths around her. Through flashbacks, we learn that Fielding's biological mother was connected to a demonic entity known as Lasher (Jack Huston). Back in the present, Fielding slowly realizes that there's more to her family history than she ever knew. Now she must deal with Lasher herself when her mother is struck down, forcing Rowan to take her place as the head of a powerful family of witches.

Much like "The Vampire Diaries" and its spin-offs, "Mayfair Witches" explores the ancestry of a powerful magical family, with a young woman at the center of the drama. A dark, sexy thriller, the series was renewed for a second season, due in 2024. The complete first season can be watched now on AMC+.

Interview with the Vampire

A year before unveiling "Mayfair Witches," AMC debuted the second adaptation of Anne Rice's classic novel, "Interview with the Vampire." Like the film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, the series tells the tale of the immortal vampire Lestat de Lioncourt and his protege Louis de Pointe du Lac. Unlike the original film, however, the TV version features LGBTQ+ themes prominently, with Lestat's romantic relationship with Louis being much more deeply explored, rather than merely hinted at.

The series stars Jacob Anderson from "Game of Thrones" as Louis, and Sam Reid from "The Newsreader" as Lestat. Younger viewers who may not have seen the landmark 1994 film will no doubt find the story fresh and thrilling, as reporter Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian) conducts a series of interviews with the supposed vampire Louis about his life. Through flashbacks, we learn of his days in 1910s New Orleans, how he met Lestat, and became his lover and vampire cohort. But when a teenage girl named Delainey (Bailey Bass) is brought under Lestat's wing, Louis's relationship with the ancient vampire turns sour.

What makes "Interview with the Vampire" even more fascinating is that it kicked off a TV franchise, with "Mayfair Witches" actually taking place in the same fictional world. While they haven't had any major crossovers yet, Easter eggs abound, and fans of "Vampire Diaries" and "The Originals" will no doubt find much to love about this emerging undead universe. Also available on AMC+, the series is entering Season 2 in 2024.