7 best shows like Lucifer to watch while you wait for season 6


Lucifer stands out among most of its contemporary shows because of the right mix of mysterious, dramatic and supernatural elements. In addition, the series gathered a large number of fans who prevented it from being canceled not once, but twice. that of Lucifer The journey is a testament to the fact that listening to fans still works, and Season 5 of the series left fans in awe and hungry for more after its action-packed and romantic cliffhanger. No one can say for sure when the sixth and final season of the show will be released, but production ended in March 2021 and hopefully the answer is “soon”.

Meanwhile, as you wait for one last ride full of action and emotion in LuciferA prized Corvette, we’ve put together a list of the top seven shows to binge watch if you’re craving a similar fix. Each of these shows ventures into the world of myths and legends, both biblical and unbiblical, with a chance to put your secret investigative skills to use. In Lucifer’s words, let’s go then, okay, detective?

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Preacher

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If you’re looking for something that’s full of bloody violence and good old-fashioned blasphemy, AMC’s Preacher is your reference. The stars of the series Dominique cooper as Jesse Custer, a holy man from a small town who becomes possessed by angel-demon offspring, Genesis. With her vampire pal Cassidy (Joe gilgun) and ex-criminal / girlfriend Tulip O’Hare (Ruth negga), Jesse embarks on a journey to find God, who has more than a few atrocities to answer. Their journey takes them through several hilarious, bloody and potentially deadly adventures, including being pursued by the Saint of Murderer himself. Created by Seth Rogen and Evan goldberg the story is based on the Vertigo comic book series of the same name from the writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve dillon. The show ended in August 2019 after Season 4, but even though Lucifer absolutely hates priests and preachers, Jesse Custer is the one he would love to be friends with, and maybe viewers would, too.

American gods

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American gods is a unique and at times grotesque take on traditional gods from various cultures – therefore, that must have raised eyebrows. The story begins with a heartbroken ex-convict named Shadow Moon (Ricky whittle) coming out of prison to learn that his wife has died. He is brought in shopping for Mr. Mercredi (Odin), played by Ian McShane, as he made his way to the funeral, and soon Shadow follows Wednesday into a supernatural world filled with dark humor and bloody fighting, believing he is fighting for his fate. Audiences want more in the Season 3 finale cliffhanger, when Odin’s plan succeeds with Shadow nearly dead, and although the show was subsequently canceled, there’s hope he’ll get a good start in the future. Lucifer would definitely sympathize with poor Shadow Moon, as they both share a not-so-good story with their fathers.

Grimm

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Grimm is an American fantasy crime drama that revolves around the concept of supernatural beings as mentioned in Grimm’s fairy tales. Homicide investigator Nick Burkhardt (David Guintoli) of the Portland Police Department learns that he is a descendant of Lineage Grimm, an ancient group of guardians responsible for maintaining the balance between humanity and the Wesen (Wesen means “creature” in German) or mythological creatures of the world. Throughout the series, he battles an assortment of dangerous and unusual creatures while solving crimes, with the help of his friend Wesen, Monroe (Silas weir mitchell), and his partner, Detective Hank Griffin (Russell hornsby). Also, Nick’s girlfriend Juliette Silverton (Bitsie Tulloch) has to deal with the weight of her boyfriend’s otherworldly adventures, much like Chloe from Lucifer. If you want to explore German fantasy literature and meet new creatures, Grimm should definitely be on your list.

Supernatural

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As the name suggests, Supernatural concerns everything related to stories from another world, mythical and folkloric. The series begins with two brothers, Sam (Jared padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen ackles), who follow in their father’s footsteps by investigating supernatural events all over the United States. While most of the show is heavily influenced by biblical characters, it also pays homage to various creatures and elements of religions and cultures around the world. Rob benedict, who played God in the series, played a cameo role as a French mercenary in Luciferthe fifth season. If it didn’t do you “Giggle”, then probably it will be. In season 11 of Supernatural, Sam talks to Lucifer in a cage (Marc Pellegrino). He asks what the devil would do if he burst, to which he replies, “I’m moving to LA, solving crimes.” Sounds familiar? The Lucifans could fall in love with the series, except beware: the devil in this series is purely evil.

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angel

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Vampires have been romanticized in fantasy literature for quite some time now, which has given rise to modern shows and movies like The Twilight Saga, The vampire diary, and of course, Buffy the vampire slayer. angel is a derivative show of Buffy, was created by Joss whedon and David Greenwalt, which focuses on Angel (David Boreanaz), an Irish vampire over 240 years old. After his human soul is restored to him by a Roma curse as punishment for the murder of one of his own, and drowns in guilt and remorse for his past crimes, he moves to Los Angeles after a failed romance with Buffy, seeking redemption while working as a private investigator to “help the poor.” (Seriously, what about LA and its supernatural crime-solving entities?) For what it’s worth, angel is a mad rush and definitely a must for Lucifer Fans.

Always

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Always can be described as an intriguing mix of Grey’s Anatomy and Lucifer. The plot of the show revolves around Dr Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), who is a full-time immortal medical examiner and part-time crime solver for the New York Police Department (NYPD). He struggles to find a way to end his immortality while solving criminal cases. His first death was 200 years ago while attempting to free slaves as a doctor aboard an African slave trade ship. Whenever he dies, Henry disappears almost immediately and comes back to life naked in a nearby body of water. Apparently he has also stopped aging. Henry’s long life has given him a wealth of knowledge and remarkable observational skills that impress most people he meets. Henry is like a combination of Ella and Cain from Lucifer, but with a more murky past. In addition, his nemesis is called Adam. Is that your ex, Eve?

Constantine

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Constantine is an extremely popular DC character who investigates supernatural phenomena in his comic book universe. So it’s no surprise that Warner Bros. tried to bring the crook-turned-detective to life on two separate occasions. The First Attempt was a 2005 film starring Keanu reeves as the main character, who has become a cult classic over time. The second, a television series starring Matt ryan, lasted only one season, from 2014 to 2015. However, Ryan’s charm as a supernatural investigator impressed many fans, and apparently the WB executives as well, so much so that they revived the character for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The series’ Crisis on Infinite Earths arc has become so popular, even Lucifer himself guest-starred in one of the episodes.

Honorable mention: Moonlight

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Moonlight along the lines of the entries mentioned above as a series of supernatural criminal investigations. The series follows private investigator Mick St. John (Alex o’loughlin), who was turned into a vampire by his wife Coraline (Shannyn sossamon) on their wedding night 55 years ago. Nowadays, he struggles with his attraction to a mortal woman, Beth Turner (Sophie myles), his friendship with Josef Kostan (Jason dohring), and his relationships with other vampires in Los Angeles. (Yes, Los Angeles again!) What makes this show worth mentioning is its closeness to Lucifer and by introducing a different concept of vampirism. The elements of sexual tension between the protagonist and his love, as well as the solving of supernatural crimes and dramas, are also all there. The show was canceled after just one season in 2008, but definitely worth a visit.

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