Netflix is all set to release its all-new supernatural drama — titled The Order — on March 7, 2019. The season 1 of the series will comprise 10 episodes and comes from the producers of Syfy shows like Hell on Wheels, Ghost Wars, and Van Helsing — the Canadian company, namely, Nomadic Pictures. The plot follows a freshman student from college — Jack Morton — who, in order to avenge his mother’s death — joins a secret society named The Order. As he delves further into the realm of supernatural entities, mysteries, demons, and monsters, he starts discovering shocking, dark family secrets and becomes entangled in a war between werewolves and followers of the dark arts. This show is expected to be a terrifying, magical trip that shall focus on facing and uncovering the monsters hidden within one’s self.
The series shall feature Jake Manley as the protagonist, along with Sarah Grey — who stars as the female lead named Alyssa, is a member of the faction, and is attracted to Jack. Other actors in prominent roles include Matt Frewer, Sam Trammell, and Max Martini. The show has been created, written, and executively produced by Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen.
So if you are waiting for this show to be released and wish to cover up the gap by catching up on some similar titles, let us guide you through the same. Most of the shows like The Order are available on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime for current viewing. Therefore, without any further prologue, let’s directly start with our list.
11. The Umbrella Academy (2019)
Coming from developers Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater, The Umbrella Academy is a Netflix Original that has been adapted from the comic book series with the same name. The story is mainly about a dysfunctional family — whose adopted siblings with superhero powers — are brought back together after the mysterious death of their father. They also need to save the world from impending doom. The main cast members comprise Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Mary J. Blige. Season 1 premiered on Netflix on February 15, 2019, and comprises 10 episodes.
10. Bitten (2014)
An adaptation of the Women of the Otherworld book series written by author Kelley Armstrong, Bitten is a Canadian show that premiered on Space. It comprises three seasons, with the final installment being concluded in April 2016. The 13-episode season 1 follows Elena Michaels (played by Laura Vandervoort), who is a female werewolf. She tries to stay away from the pack and lead a normal life with her boyfriend, but cannot be apart from her werewolf family’s responsibilities. Season 2 comprises 10 episodes and introduces new characters such as witches Paige and Ruth. The 3rd and final season also has 10 episodes and deals with additional surprises such as the introduction of Elena’s supposed father and more bloodshed plus deaths.
9. From Dusk Till Dawn (2014)
You must have already heard about the cult classic — From Dusk Till Dawn — from director Robert Rodriguez and writer Quentin Tarantino. Well, this American horror series, with the same name, has also been created by Rodriguez. It extends the original storyline and further expands on the adventures of the Gecko Brothers, the Fuller family, and Santanico Pandemonium. The show introduces new characters and adds content explaining the past of the main protagonists. The 3-season series aired with its first season 1 episode on March 11, 2014, on El Rey Network. It was distributed as a Netflix Original globally. The final season concluded on November 1, 2016.
8. Grimm (2011)
This American fantasy drama comes from creators Stephen Carpenter, Jim Kouf, and David Greenwalt and producer Universal Television. It premiered on NBC on March 31, 2017, and comprises six seasons with 123 episodes. The main plot of the show centers around detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) — a Grimm — who investigates homicides and discovers that he is the last remaining guardian and is sworn by oath to maintain the balance between humanity and mythological creatures — Wesen. Apart from Giuntoli, other prominent cast members include Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee. The final installment of the series concluded on March 31, 2017.
7. Lucifer (2016)
Another American fantasy show, Lucifer arrives from creator Tom Kapinos, with the first episode of season 1 premiering on Fox on January 25, 2016. It is based on the DC Comics character with the same name. The central theme of the series is centered around Lucifer Morningstar (played by Tom Ellis), who leaves his home in Hell and settles in LA to run a nightclub and also turns a consultant to the LAPD. Other cast members include Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D. B. Woodside, and Lesley-Ann Brandt. The series was officially canceled by Fox in 2018 after 3 seasons. However, Netflix has picked up the series and is expected to air it sometime in the year 2019.
6. Moorim School (2016)
Speaking of mysterious training academies and secret institutes, the next on our list is Moorim School: Saga of the Brave. This South Korean series features Lee Hyun-woo, Lee Hong-bin, Seo Ye-Ji, and Jung Yoo-jin in the main roles. The single season show aired in 2016 on KBS2, with the story revolving around Moorim Institute — a special school that follows an extraordinary curriculum — hidden amidst the thick foliages of a dense forest. Every student and teacher have their own stories and hidden truths. Some of them are blessed with unique powers, while others seek to control the world. The series comprises 16 episodes, with each being aired on a weekly basis — every Monday and Tuesday from January 11 to March 8, 2016 — on KBS2.
5. Shadowhunters (2016)
The supernatural American series Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments aka Shadowhunters comes from creator Ed Decter and is an adaptation of the book franchise — The Mortal Instruments — penned by author Cassandra Clare. The first episode of the 10-episode season 1 aired on Freeform on January 12, 2016. It features Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray — a member of the Shadowhunter group — whose members are hybrids between angels and humans, given the responsibility to kill demons.
The 2nd and 3rd seasons comprise 20 and 22 episodes respectively, with the 3rd installment being premiered on March 20, 2018. The 2nd part of the 3rd and final season was released on February 25, 2019, and the last episode is scheduled to air on May 13, 2019. Shadowhunters have received critical acclaim worldwide and has received several awards such as the GLAAD, People’s Choice Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.
4. The Vampire Diaries (2009)
One of the most favorite teen supernatural dramas, The Vampire Diaries arrives from creators Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec and is an adaptation of the popular book franchise with the same name from author L. J. Smith. Spanning 8 seasons and 171 episodes, this series aired on The CW channel from 2009 to 2017.
Set in the mythological town of Mystic Falls, Virginia, The Vampire Diaries chronicles the events in the life of the teen girl – Elena Gilbert (played by Nina Dobrev) and her love triangle with vampire brothers Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder). Amidst various threats, villains, and political scandals, the inhabitants protect their town against attacks from other supernatural entities like werewolves, witches, hybrids, and ghosts. The series has won several accolades such as multiple People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards.
3. Hemlock Grove (2013)
Hemlock Grove is a Netflix original series that arrives from producer Eli Roth and developers Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman. It is an adaptation of the novel with the same name written by McGreevy in 2012. All the 13 episodes of season 1 were released on Netflix on April 19, 2013. Hemlock Grove is a fictional own located in Pennsylvania, which houses the wealthy Roman Godfrey and the mysterious newcomer Peter Rumancek. When the town is shaken by a series of horrific murders, the duo tries to solve the mystery. The 2nd season of Hemlock Grove aired on July 11, 2014, and the 3rd and final installment premiered on October 23, 2015.
2. The Originals (2013)
The Originals is a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries and it first aired on The CW on October 3, 2013. The story is centered around the vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson and his family, who become entangled in the political scandals of New Orleans. They had originally lived in this city but were forced to leave on account of the actions of their vengeful father. Now, when they were gone, the city was taken over by Marcel and the siblings resolve that they must take what is rightfully theirs. Amidst several clashes between vampires, werewolves, and witches, the brothers have to complete their resolution. The series comprises 5 seasons, with the first 3 seasons being of 22 episodes each and the last 2 seasons having 13 episodes each. The final and fifth season concluded on August 2, 1018.
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1. Van Helsing (2016)
The last title on our list is the Canadian horror-fantasy series — Van Helsing — that first aired on September 23, 2016, on Syfy. Kelly Overton enacts the role of the protagonist in this series, which is inspired by the comic franchise Helsing. In a post-apocalyptic world, controlled by vampires, Vanessa Van Helsing awakes after a 3-year coma. She has a unique ability — to be able to convert vampires into humans — with her one-of-its-kind blood composition. Hence, she is the main target for the ruling vampires and her final quest would be to lead the world in the revolution against the vampires.
All the 3 seasons of Van Helsing comprises 13 episodes each, with the third season being concluded on December 18, 2018. Well, this concludes our list. Have you watched any of the above titles? If not, we would recommend a quick binge-watch session before you start with The Order. Till then, here is the official trailer of The Order to let you get started.
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