Supernatural elements and teen dramas mix well. It’s something that we’ve learned over the years with the influx of numerous shows that include both. Paramount+ decided to emulate the formula by creating a new original series called “Wolf Pack,” which follows two teens that get turned into werewolves in the aftermath of a wildfire.
Having said that, we’ve decided to revisit the concept, mainly the shows that focus on teens and their supernatural lives and put together this list. If you’re a fan of werewolves, vampires, magical creatures, and everything in between, you should check out our list of best shows like Wolf Pack.
1. The Secret Circle (2011-2012)
What it’s about: Cassie Blake, moves to the small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. Soon following the move, she discovers that she is a natural-born witch and is the key to unlocking a powerful secret that the members of the coven have been keeping for centuries. She joins forces with five other teens who are also magically gifted.
Why you should watch it: Both The Secret Circle and Wolf Pack are supernatural teen shows based on popular books. Even though The Secret Circle deals with witches instead of werewolves, the premise of both shows is strikingly similar. Mainly in The Secret Circle, teens are brought together with the revelations that they are now witches, and in the Wolf Pack, they find out they are werewolves.
2. Shadowhunters (2016-2019)
What it’s about: Clary Fray is a teenage girl who discovers she is a Shadowhunter, a human-angel hybrid who is tasked with protecting humanity from demons. Alongside her friends and fellow Shadowhunters, Clary must navigate the dangerous world of the Shadow World while also uncovering the truth about her past and her family.
Why you should watch it: Most supernatural teen shows are based on books, as you will soon find out, and Shadowhunters is no different. The story focuses mainly on teens but features a great variety of powers, magical creatures, and occult concepts. Shadowhunters was a series with great potential since the world was truly built with care and incredible details in mind.
3. Teen Wolf (2011-2017)
What it’s about: a story about a high-school student turned werewolf overnight. Scott McCall was bitten by a werewolf and became one as well. Now he must navigate the challenges of being a teenager and a werewolf. Luckily he is joined on his adventure by his best friend, Stiles, and a girl he likes, Alison. Over the course of the series, we see Scott struggling to control his powers, protect his loved ones and fight to survive in a world filled with danger and secrets.
Why you should watch it: It’s pretty straightforward. Both Wolf Pack and Teen Wolf follow teens that got turned into werewolves by a twist of fate. And the premise of the series focuses on the dual struggle of being a teen and a supernatural creature.
4. The Vampire Diaries (2019-2017)
What it’s about: The Vampire Diaries throws us into a world filled with intrigue, vampires, witches, werewolves, and other magical phenomena. The show follows Elena Gilbert, who, after her parent’s death, falls in love with a vampire named Stefan Salvatore. Along with Stefan’s brother Damon, the three of them navigate the dangerous politics of the vampire world while also trying to keep their secret hidden from the rest of the town.
Why you should watch it: The Vampire Diaries is among the best examples of supernatural teen drama. It has plenty of magical creatures, love triangles, and over-the-top drama.
5. The Originals (2013-2018)
What it’s about: We can’t mention Vampire Diaries without giving a shout-out to the spin-off series, The Originals as well. The story of Originals follows Mikaelson siblings, the first vampires to ever walk the earth. They are trying to take over New Orleans, which they were forced to flee. Now they are back in full strength, and they are ready to exact their vengeance on everybody who wronged them.
Why you should watch it: The show doesn’t necessarily feature teens, but it does focus on turf wars between plenty of supernatural beings. Besides, it’s a great addition to the Vampire Diaries universe.
6. Bitten (2014-2016)
What’s it about: Bitten follows the story of Elena, the world’s only female werewolf. She tried to leave her past behind and create a normal life for herself as a photographer, but her old pack comes calling when a member goes missing. She reluctantly returns to Stonehaven, the ancestral home of the werewolf pack, and becomes embroiled in their dangerous politics and power struggles.
Why you should watch it: Bitten shares the werewolf theme, and it’s likewise based on the books, well, to be exact, a series of books. The world of Bitten is filled with drama and conflict unique to the “pack dynamic.”
7. Stranger Things (2016-)
What it’s about: Stranger Things is a popular teen show that needs no introduction. A group of friends is trying to uncover a massive conspiracy of supernatural nature while making sense of the strange occurrences, disappearances, and kids with strange telekinetic powers running around.
Why you should watch it: Stranger Things is one of the best examples of the “teen group” dynamic on screen. The show features a plethora of interesting concepts, an extremely well-built world, and plenty of horrors.
8. Hemlock Grove (2013-2015)
What it’s about: The story is set in the town of Hemlock Grove, which hides an ugly underbelly. Half of the population of Hemlock Grove is stricken by poverty, and they have no choice but to turn to Godfrey Institute for Biomedical Technologies for employment. The institute is rumored, however, to conduct terrifying experiments on the living.
When the town is stricken by yet another catastrophe, the murder of two teenage girls, many eyes in the town are turned toward Peter Rumancek. Peter has secrets of his own, but murder is not among them. He is a werewolf, though, and he will set out to uncover the truth in order to clear his name.
Why you should watch it: Hemlock Grove is a bit darker than most other shows on this list. It features a depressing and bleak setting with an unlikely hero. Still, it’s absolutely entertaining, and if you’re a fan of supernatural creatures hiding in plain sight, you’re gonna love Hemlock Grove as well.
9. Light as a Feather (2018-2019)
What’s it about: Based on the book written by Zoe Aarsen, Light as a Feather follows a group of 5 girls who, during a sleepover, decided to play a game, “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board.” The game turns into a real-life nightmare, and the group must figure out how to survive and break the curse before it’s too late.
Why you should watch it: Just like Wolf Pack, Light as a Feather explores the teen group dynamic under pressure. It features plenty of secrets and supernatural phenomena.
10. Being Human (2011-2014)
What’s it about: Being Human follows a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost. The three share their lives and are trying out make sense of their new abilities. The vampire is struggling with thirst, the werewolf is struggling to control his beastly nature, and the ghost is struggling to accept death. This unlikely trio is trying as best as they can to live normal lives.
Why you should watch it: Protagonists of “Being Human” are a bit older, but still, the vital theme of the show is similar to that of Wolf Pack, as Aiden, Josh, and Sally are struggling to make sense of their powers and lead normal lives.