Shows similar to Grimm, which Fantasy Procedural Lovers Should Check Out

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Many procedurals blur the lines between genres, including this programme about fables and the forces does. Fans of fantasy procedurals should check out these other series like “Grimm,” too.

FRINGE

For successful science fiction and fantasy series, look no further than J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Aside from “Mission: Impossible III” and the “Star Trek” reboot, where the latter two also wrote “Transformers,” they also created the sci-fi supernatural show “Fringe.” The show focused on the fictional FBI Fringe Division, overseen by the Department of Homeland Security and used fringe science to look into strange events that seemed to originate from another realm or universe. 

As a result, Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) recruits civilian contractor Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) to join the team so that he can work with his eccentric father, Walter Bishop (John Noble). The latter has extensive experience in fringe research. Thus, agent Dunham’s “Fauxlivia” and Dr Bishop’s “Walternate” exist in the parallel universe.

LUCIFER

Having devil-may-care characters solving problems is one thing; having characters solve cases because the Devil cares because the character in question is the Devil is quite another. It’s the same with “Lucifer” and Lucifer Morningstar, the film’s titular figure (Tom Ellis). When the original fallen angel decided to leave Hell, he chose Los Angeles as his new home in DC Comics. So what is he doing here? As an outlet for sensual indulgence, the club he opens is called Lux. Why? He’s bored, that’s for certain. 

When the Devil is bored, as you might expect, awful things happen. To Detective Chloe Decker’s chagrin, he joins the inquiry as a witness (Lauren German). As a result of his efforts, the Los Angeles Police Department has decided to hire the Devil as a civilian police consultant. When it comes to working with Chloe, he is overjoyed. However, she is not.

SUPERNATURAL

 The Winchester monster-hunting siblings Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are ready to hit the roads on the CW’s fantastical procedural “Supernatural.” Sam has been away from the world for some time, attending Stanford University and generally leading a healthy, happy life with a girlfriend and all. But, on the other hand, Dean shows up when their father, John Winchester (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), goes missing while on a hunting excursion — i.e., hunting vampires, werewolves, vengeful spirits, and shapeshifters. 

While their day jobs as unrecognized amateur civil workers cleaning up supernatural waste require them to be conmen to fund their efforts, their primary purpose is to find the yellow-eyed demon that killed their mother, John’s wife, Mary. Upon returning to Stanford from an unsuccessful journey to help Dean seek down their father, Sam is lured back into the investigation when his lover Jessica’s (Adrianne Palicki) murder occurs.

 

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