Werewolves are often a central theme in various fictional works. Whether you like to read about them or watch them is a matter of taste. We’ve decided to search through the Netflix catalog covering a wide array of genres, and we’ve made some decent discoveries regarding shows that include lycanthropes. Romance, thrillers, comedies, and even anime, we’ve covered all possible genres that might interest you. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at our list of best shows with werewolves on Netflix.
1. V Wars (2019)
V Wars is an outstanding science fiction horror story set in a society that was near collapse due to the outbreak of a deadly virus. The main story follows Dr. Luther Swann and his best friend Michael Fayne as they tried to hold their community together in the midst of a virus that turned people into deadly bloodthirsty beasts.
At first, it seems like V Wars deals exclusively with vampires, I’m glad to inform you that werewolves are considered a sub-species of vampires in the universe of V Wars. The main drive behind the virus was climate change, due to the effects of which an ancient virus was released that turned people into vampires.
2. Shadowhunters (2016-2019)
The show Shadowhunters is based on the globally popular book series The Mortal Instruments written by Cassandra Clare. The world of Shadowhunters is filled with dark creatures that threaten the existence of humanity and werewolves count themselves among them.
The story follows Clary, her life is complicated by the disappearance of her mother, and the fact that she descends from the long line of demon-hunting Shadowhunters is just the icing on the cake.
3. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018-2020)
Set in the fictional town of Greendale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina revolve around Sabrina, a witch just about to turn 16. Sabrina’s world is far from normal she is aware of the existence of both magic and other sinister creatures that inhabit a seemingly normal and mundane world of humans. As her 16h birthday is creeping closer, she needs to make a life-changing choice about her future.
Will she join her family and become a full-fledged witch or will she rather remain oblivious to the truth and remain a part of the human world her friends share?
4. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure (2012-)
If you’re surprised that anime is on this list don’t be, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure features a multitude of strange creatures, and werewolves are among them. The main story revolves around the Joestar family. Joestar’s bloodline is cursed with magical powers and they have a choice between using them for good or using them for evil. Every new season follows a different member of the Joestar family whose initials are JoJo hence the title of the series.
5. Vampire Diaries (2009-2017)
Based on the books written by L. J. Smith, Vampire Diaries take place at Mystic Falls and follow a seemingly ordinary teen Elena Gilbert. Elena is unaware that her small town is actually a hunting ground for a wide array of mystical creatures conjured from dreams and nightmares alike. Her life changes for the worse when her parents die in a car accident and she falls in love with an ancient vampire.
To make matters even more complicated, he has an equally interesting but dangerous brother. It might seem like this show is exclusively about vampires but it isn’t, the show features a variety of supernatural creatures and werewolves are among them.
6. Sirius the Jaeger (2018)
The story of Sirius the Jaeger focuses on the personal conflict between werewolves and vampires. The story follows a werewolf Yuliy who is a so-called Jaeger, a part of a group that specializes in hunting vampires.
Yuliy’s home was destroyed by the vampire raid in the past so naturally now he holds a grudge against them. Yuliy will soon engage in a deadly conflict with vampires, in a deadly race to be first to reach a holy relic called The Ark of Sirius.
7. The Order (2019-2020)
The Order is a horror drama that follows Jack Morton. He is seemingly an ordinary college student that harbors a dangerous secret. He has joined a Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose in his pursuit to uncover and unlock within him the secrets and powers of dark magic.
As he is ascending through the mysterious ranks of the order itself he will find out all about the dark secrets his family is harboring. He will also realize that he was unaware this whole time that a deadly war was raging all around him – a war between werewolves and dark spellcasters.
8. Teen Wolf (2011-2017)
Teen Wolf is a supernatural teen drama series centered around a teenage boy who becomes a werewolf by accident. Scott McCall’s stressful teenage life is further complicated by the fact that he was bitten by an alpha wolf. He now struggles with his new identity as a werewolf.
His body is drastically changing as well as his senses, and on top of it all, he learns that his hometown is not what it seems. Matters are further complicated when Scotts falls in a love with a new girl in the class whose family is mostly comprised of – you guessed it – werewolf hunters.
9. Castlevania (2017-2021)
Castlevania is a Netflix animated series based on a franchise of popular games under the same name. The dark and gritty world of Castlevania is filled with various nightmarish creatures and werewolves are among them. The main conflict however is between vampire Count Vlad Dracula Țepeș and the forces of monster hunters led by Trevor Belmont, Sypha Belnades, and Alucard.
10. Hemlock Grove (2013-2015)
Hemlock Grove is horror series based on the work written by Eli Roth. The story is set in a town Hemlock Grove that 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.
11. The Kirlian Frequency (2017-)
The Kirlian Frequency is easily the most bizarre series on the list. The episodes are 6 minutes long but feature some of the strangest tales you can come across. While werewolves are not the main theme as each episode is different it’s truly an interesting series that covers a wide array of supernatural phenomena.
12. Supernatural (2005-2020)
Supernatural is your best bet when it comes to series that feature not only werewolves but just about anything supernatural you can think of. The story follows two brothers Sam and Dean. They decide to follow in their father’s footsteps and become “hunters”, people who basically protect common people from all kinds of nightmarish people.
The series is 15 seasons long and trust me there are plenty of things thrown into the mix. Mythical gods, religious characters, demonic entities, ghosts, ghouls, wendigos, and just about any creature you can think of was most likely covered in the show but werewolves appear in the episodes often enough.
13. Legacies (2018-2022)
Legacies series belongs to the aforementioned Vampire Diaries universe. The story follows Hope Mikaelson, a girl who is a so-called tribrid, a powerful descendant of vampire, werewolf, and witch bloodlines. The series itself is considered to be a spin-off of The Originals and takes place 2 years after the events of the show.
14. The Originals (2013-2018)
The Originals belongs to the aforementioned universe of the Vampire Diaries and this means that it features werewolves extensively. The story itself 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.
15. Van Helsing (2016-2021)
Van Helsing focuses on Vanessa Van Helsing a distant descendant of Abraham Van Helsing. After catastrophe struck the earth and the son was blotted in the aftermath of the Yellowstone eruption, vampires started walking among humans again and are planning to dominate them. In order to achieve their goals, they need to remove Vanessa from the picture since her blood has a special power that can convert vampires back to humans again.