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The Best Supernatural Teen Series

Updated September 10, 2020 3.9k votes 743 voters 10.0k views18 items

List RulesVote up the best supernatural shows where the main characters and target audience are primarily teens.

Thanks to an abundance of channels and ways to watch, we have more daring shows in eclectic genres than ever before. Even among our favorite genres are sub-genres, like teen supernatural series, that sometimes feel like they were designed specifically for us. Combining two long-time favorites, the sub-genre of the supernatural teen show is currently lighting up the TV landscape and filling it with vampires, wolves, and witches - many of which who are teens, despite their immortal nature. Whether you're a teenager yourself or you just like watching teenagers struggle through a confusing, supernatural world, chances are there's a supernatural teen TV show that's everything you want out of entertainment.

Sometimes the best supernatural teen series are cheesy guilty-pleasures, while other times they are genuinely the most well-written, well-made shows on the air. If your friends tease of you for your binge of Hemlock Grove, maybe they know what's up. But if they make fun of you for polishing off The Vampire Diaries in a week, maybe you should reconsider that friendship. The point is, there are supernatural teen series for every occasion and every taste, and if you've not given a fair shot to these shows then you're unfairly ignoring some of the best stories on television.

Since there's never been a better time to be filled with angst and confusing new powers, let's all get caught up in a love triangle, make sure that our hair is still perfectly styled despite our recent fight scene, and rank the best supernatural teen series on TV.

  • Teen Wolf
    Photo: MTV

    The title says it all, and Teen Wolf - loosely based on the film of the same name - follows teenager Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) as he tries to balance both high school and being a werewolf. Supernatural creatures abound in this series and include a kitsune, a banshee, and even a werecoyote.

    • Actors: Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden
    • Premiered: 2011
    • Network: MTV
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  • The Vampire Diaries
    Photo: The Vampire Diaries / The CW

    Based on the book series of the same name, the story follows teenager Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) as she becomes entangled in the world of immortal beings.

    • Actors: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder
    • Premiered: 2009
    • Network: The CW
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  • Based on the Cassandra Clare novels The Mortal Instruments, the lead is a young woman (Katherine McNamara) who discovers she a human-angel hybrid descended from a family line of demon hunters.

    • Actors: Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario, Emeraude Toubia
    • Premiered: 2016
    • Network: Freeform
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  • Though the cast began as tweens, the show follows them into their teenage years as they battle the supernatural events that plague their town.

    • Actors: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo
    • Premiered: 2016
    • Network: Netflix
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