Seductive, playful, clever, silly, classic or modern, vampires are one of the great resources of fiction when it comes to creating engaging content. From the updated origins of Bram Stoker’s classic to the most classic video games of the last century, bloodsuckers fill television and platforms. We are going to review the best vampire series on Netflix, HBO, Amazon and Movistar .
If you want to go further back in time, you can consult our ranking of series of the decade and the best of television in history. And if you are looking for a specific platform, I urge you to consult the best series that Netflix has released this 2022 (and the movies). Without further delay, let’s get started!
With the latest review of the literary classic by the always interesting Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, in a reinvention of the story that has not left anyone indifferent, we will begin our review of the latest to arrive, the most anticipated and, in reality, the one that was before any other.
Creators : Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat. Cast : Claes Bang, Dolly Wells, John Heffernan, Joanna Scanlan, Morfydd Clark, Sacha Dhawan
With the help of Paul McGuigan, Jonny Campbell and Damon Thomas, three veterans of Britain’s most postmodern scene , the BBC’s coolest auteurs paint a new portrait of the king of vampires between the seductive of the scene imagined by Tom Holland and the elegant classicism of the imposing Christopher Lee. Opinion split blew up Twitter during the early days of Netflix, so there’s something going on there that you’ll need to check out ASAP. Three 90-minute episodes might be too much, but hey, it’s fucking ‘Dracula’.
Creator : Jami O’Brien. Cast : Ashleigh Cummings, Ebon MOss-Bachrach, Virginia Kill, Olafur Darri Olafsson Zachary Quinto
A novel by Joe Hill, music by Mike Patton, tons of latex and handcrafted effects… in theory, everything ‘NOS4A2’ offers is irresistible. Unfortunately, Joe Hill still needs to find his way, let’s not forget that he only has four novels written. The television adaptation of his vampire on wheels leaves some memorable moments , especially those related to the special effects of yesteryear, but like the original work, it is somewhat of a hodgepodge of terrifying ideas. Come on, not so bad.
What we do in the shadows
Creators : Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi. Cast : Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen, Mark Proksch, Kristen Schaal
Jemaine Clement, 50% of Flight of the Conchords, was also 50% behind creating the funniest vampire comedy in recent years. She is now also the main person in charge of the television adaptation that you can see on HBO and that, against all odds, is really brilliant. Aristocratic-vampiric problems of the first world mixed with ambition and thirst for blood and power result in a more than appetizing dish. Despite the huge number of episodes they have decided to plan.
Creator : Liz Heldens. Cast : Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Brianne Howey, Henry Ian Cusick
Created by veteran Liz Heldens, with a spectacular resume consisting of ‘Friday Night Lights’ or ‘The Orville’, it adapts Justin Cronin’s series of novels quite elegantly. It has barely touched the surface of an original material that is somewhat hackneyed but always effective, especially when the references and mirrors in which one looks are so indebted to the most classic horror . As if that weren’t enough with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, among the directors of the series we find video clip classics like Marcos Siega or that horror great we miss so much called Ti West.
Creators : Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Sam Catlin. Cast : Dominic Cooper, Joe Gilgun, Ruth Negga, Ian Colletti, Graham McTavish
It was difficult, if not impossible, for the masterpiece by Garth Ennis , Steve Nilon and Glenn Fabry (those covers, for God’s sake), to make a faithful leap to film or television. But times change, products adapt to their times and some producers with as good an eye as Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have enough courage to open and close a series that, like it or not, is something else… but always is ‘Preacher’. In his own way, truly exemplary.
Creator : Neil LaButte. Cast : Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Aleks Paunovic, Rukiya Bernard
Only a calf like this already makes our hearts flutter: the distant descendant of the mythical vampire hunter is resurrected to end the threat that humanity is suffering. The series will end with its fifth season , but getting this far at this point has enormous merit. Among its many hidden surprises, Jason Priestley as director of some episodes and Neil LaBute writing a good handful are, at the very least, curiosities worth seeing.
Creators : William Laurin, Glenn Davis. Cast : Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes, Jacky Lai, Kyle Breitkopf
The return of Ian Somerhalder to the vampire universe after his good years in ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ was undoubtedly the main attraction of the new series. Like the bad vices, the series leaves you hungover but wanting to know how things will continue. Those responsible have known how to play with expectations and progress from less to more. He should be aware of his own mistakes in the future. If he succeeds, the umpteenth vampire epidemic that threatens the existence of humanity could be very interesting.
Tokyo Vampire Hotel
Creator : Sion Sono. Cast : Ami Tomite, Yumi Adachi, Megumi Kagurazaka, Kaho, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Akihiro Kitamura
Sion Sono can do whatever she wants, we’ll be there to see it. With aesthetics as his flag , Sono alone writes and directs all this modernist vampire nonsense full of kung fu, not particularly fine eroticism and clashing vampire clans. Together with some of the most insane ideas that the director of the excellent ‘The Forest of Love’ has had, it is an ideal bet for anyone looking for something different from the usual.
Creators : Warren Ellis. Cast : Richard Armitage, James Callis, Graham McTavish, Theo James
Warren Ellis adapting one of the most popular Konami video games of the eighties in anime format. That is, for many fans of both, one of the most unexpected and enjoyable gifts any platform has ever delivered. As short as the touchstone that was actually its first season was, ‘Castlevania’ is a must for any lover of the genre. And it is also very pretty.
Creator: John Logan. Cast: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Josh Harnett
What a great goal the good John Logan scored here. Veteran scriptwriter who has touched all the sticks together with some of the greatest (Scorsese, Burton, Scott, Mendes), he knew how to transfer all the gothic classicism to a fiction without equal where the freedom of (good) ideas and great directors was the main hallmark. An excellent psychological thriller full of dark mysteries, suspense and style.
Creator: Alphan Eseli. Cast: Elcin Sangu, Kerem Bursin, Birkan Sokullu, Selma Ergec
In its eagerness to continue expanding its brand, Netflix has produced this Turkish series full of thugs, vampires, revenge and gangster nights in an area as favorable to work as the night of the Turkish city. A lot of crazy ideas and rehashes of other people’s works that, against all odds, accentuate the sympathy of this series b with capital letters that you have to see to believe.
Seraph of the end: the kingdom of the vampires
A virus annihilates humanity, leaving only those under the age of thirteen alive. And besides, at that moment, vampires and other evil creatures come out of the center of the Earth, ready to make a deal with the survivors: they offer themselves as cattle, simple bags of blood, and in exchange they allow them to continue living. Thus begins an anime that will end with blood and merciless fights.