Vampire TV Shows
In recent years, vampires have seen a surge in popularity in such mediums as books and film. This elevated interest has also been seen in TV programming, as well. But that doesn’t mean television shows are just now beginning to embrace these undead beings. They have been a constant part of supernatural small-screen entertainment, in either lead or supporting roles for at least half a century. Since, this site was created with the intention of focusing on romance in films and by extension, television as well; therefore the shows which we have selected for this article all have elements of love and passion.
Below we have gathered together a variety of different television shows from the last twenty years which feature a vampire as one of the lead characters. But do not worry, each of these shows also offers the viewer a good love story too.
Visit our page on The Vampire Diaries TV Show for full information and cast list.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Featuring: Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy, with Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon and Anthony Stewart Head
Years on TV: 1997 to 2003
One of the most popular and iconic of all the shows, this series followed Buffy Summers as she tries to balance the normal dramas of high school with her responsibilities as a slayer. Joss Whedon, the creator, had originally developed this idea as a film, which was made and released in 1992. For more information on the movie version, check out our post on vampire romance movies.
Featuring: David Boreanaz, who plays the title character, along with Glenn Quinn, Charisma Carpenter and Alexis Denisof
Years on TV: 1999 until 2004
This series developed around the vampire, Angel, a popular character from “Buffy” who had had a romantic relationship with Buffy. Angel relocates to Los Angeles and works as a private eye, as a way of atoning for the wicked actions of his past. Joss Whedon developed the idea for this series, along with David Greenwalt.
Featuring: Alex O'Loughlin playing Mick St. John, plus Shannyn Sossamon, Sophia Myles and Jason Dohring
Years on TV: 2007 to 2008
Set in Los Angeles, Mick St. John is a vampire and private investigator, who is beginning to fall in love with Beth Turner, a beautiful, human journalist. He also maintains a strained relationship with his ex-wife, Coraline Duvall, who had turned him into one of the undead years before.
Featuring: Christina Cox as the lead Victoria Nelson, as well as Dylan Neal, Kyle Schmid and Gina Holden
Years on TV: 2007 until 2008
Featuring: Geraint Wyn Davies who plays the main character Nick Knight, and the cast also has Ben Bass, Catherine Disher and Nigel Bennett.
Years on TV: 1992 to 1996
Hopefully one of the above Vampire TV shows has piqued your interest. If we are missing your top pick, then let us know and we will try to add it.