With most spinoffs doomed to cancellation after having too often followed their predecessors’ worst storylines, the advent of a successful teen spinoff is impressive.
Here are 6 teen drama spinoffs that are actually worth a watch, plus where to watch them.
“The Hills” (2006-2010)
As a spinoff of the MTV reality show “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County,” “The Hills” focuses on “Laguna Beach” star Lauren Conrad. This series was renewed for 6 seasons and even earned its own sequel series, “The Hills: New Beginnings,” which premiered in 2019.
Watch “The Hills” on MTV.com
“The Originals” (2013-2018)
As one of the two “The Vampire Diaries” spinoffs, “The Originals” centers on the Mikaelson family, the first and most powerful vampires. The series, which was introduced in a backdoor pilot of “The Vampire Diaries,” ran for 5 seasons and earned its own spinoff “Legacies.”
Watch “The Originals” on Netflix.
“Degrassi: Next Class” (2017)
Given that “Degrassi: The Next Generation” followed millennials, the spinoff intended to follow the next generation, Gen Z. “Degrassi: Next Class” ran for 4 seasons and was cancelled by Netflix in 2019.
Watch the “Degrassi” spinoff on Netflix.
“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” (2018-2020)
The “Riverdale” spinoff centers on Sabrina, a teenager who struggles with her identity as half-witch, half-mortal, in the fictional town of Greendale. Netflix cancelled the series after two seasons in 2020.
“The Originals” spinoff and the third series in “The Vampire Diaries” franchise, follows Hope Mikaelson, Klaus’ daughter as she attends a supernatural school. The fourth season of “Legacies” will premiere on Netflix in October 2021.
Stream “Legacies” on Netflix.
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