Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, Supernatural | Photo Credits: Colin Bentley/The CW

The road so far… has been awesome. Supernatural said goodbye after 15 seasons featuring our favorite brothers Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester slaying demons to classic rock tunes. The finale was bittersweet, but even more difficult at this time is figuring out what to watch next. 

Yes, a Supernatural rewatch is definitely in order for everyone, but what else can you watch now that Baby is parked in the garage for good? We’ve come up with a list of shows that all Supernatural fans should watch next. Most deal with the supernatural, some feature sibling bonds, and others feature investigators trying to explain what nothing else can. 

Supernatural‘s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles Look Back on the Little Occult Show That Could

Looking for more recommendations of what to watch next? We have a ton of them! We also have recommendations for the best horror series on Netflix and best supernatural shows to watch right now.


Grimm


Where to watch: Amazon Prime

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Claire Coffee, Silas Weird Mitchell, David Giuntoli and Bree Turner, Grimm

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The NBC cult hit Grimm, about a Portland cop (David Giuntoli) who discovered he was from a long line of guardians sworn to protect the world from mythological creatures, had all the components to become the next Supernatural. It was a crime procedural loaded with fantasy elements. It had strong characters that could carry arcs across multiple seasons. It was dark, but never shy about being a little goofy. And most importantly, it was a whole lot of fun. While other more-marketed shows flopped, Grimm, which ran for six seasons and 123 episodes, staved off cancellation with consistent ratings for many years because of its rabid fans, much like how Supernatural did on The CW. 


The Dresden Files


Where to watch: IMDb TV (free with ads for everyone via Amazon)

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Paul Blackthorne, The Dresden Files

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One type of show we don’t really talk about Supernatural being is a detective show, but more often than not in the most intriguing episodes of the series, Sam and Dean spend most of their time sleuthing claims of ghosts or other paranormal phenomena than actually hunting them. There’s no doubt that Jim Butcher’s supernatural detective book series The Dresden Files influenced Eric Kripke‘s vision of Supernatural, so if you want that Supernatural vibe after the series finale, your next watch should be the 2007 Dresden Files adaptation that aired on Syfy (then Sci Fi Channel). It follows Harry Dresden (Paul Blackthorne), a private investigator and wizard, as he helps cops with supernatural cases in Chicago. Harry has a little bit of a Dean thing going on, as he’s a cool cat who loves his late father but is also a little rough around the edges, and the 2007-ness of the show will remind you of Supernatural‘s early seasons, right down to the funky jazz-rock TV score. Of all the shows on this list, this is easily the most like Supernatural, and real fans have been clamoring for a Dresden Files-Supernatural crossover that never happened except in fanfic.


The X-Files


Where to watch: Hulu

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David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, The X-Files

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