Popular films and TV shows have spawned some exciting spin-offs TV series over the years. In fact, a few of them such as Fraiser and The Simpsons have become far more popular than the originals. Let's take a look at some of the best spin-off TV shows available to stream on OTT platforms in India.
Last Updated: 12.26 PM, Apr 21, 2022
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Popular films and TV shows have spawned some exciting spin-offs TV series over the years. In fact, a few of them such as Fraiser and The Simpsons have become far more popular than the originals. So for today’s List hai toh hit hai podcast, we take a look at some of the best spin-off TV shows available to stream on OTT platforms in India, from Better Call Saul to Young Sheldon and more.
The Good Fight- The Good Wife
The American legal drama The Good Fight is a spin-off and sequel to the popular and critically-acclaimed political drama series The Good Wife. The Good Wife centres on Alicia Florrick who, after being a stay-at-home mom for 13 years, returns to work as a lawyer when her husband is jailed for corruption and a sex scandal. The series has won several awards, including five Emmys. Meanwhile, The Good Fight follows Diane Lockhart, who loses her life’s savings due to a major financial scam and is forced to start afresh. The series stars Christine Baranski, Rose Leslie, and Cush Jumbo in pivotal roles. Like its predecessor, The Good Fight has also received widespread critical acclaim and the sixth season of the show is expected to premiere this year.
The Good Wife is available on Amazon Prime Video, Voot and Vi Movies & TV, and The Good Fight can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.
Young Sheldon - The Big Bang Theory
Set in the late-1980s and early-1990s, Young Sheldon is the spin-off and prequel to the Emmy Award-winning sitcom The Big Bang Theory. The story follows nine-year-old Sheldon Cooper as he tries to fit in with his family and at school while growing up in East Texas. Iain Armitage stars as young Sheldon in the series created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. Jim Parsons, who plays the adult Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, is the narrator and executive producer of the series. Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord, Annie Potts and Matt Hobby also star in the show.
The Big Bang Theory is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, and Young Sheldon can be viewed on Amazon Prime Video.
Better Call Saul - Breaking Bad
Vince Gilligan's Breaking Bad is widely regarded as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, TV shows of all time. Any potential spin-off was going to have the monumental task of matching the incredible standards set by the show starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. However, Better Call Saul has matched its predecessor in terms of sheer quality, by delivering some of the best episodes ever created for television. The series stars Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seahorn, and Jonathan Banks, in important roles.
Both shows can be streamed exclusively on Netflix
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow - Arrow
When the CW released the pilot episode of Arrow in 2012, not many would have predicted the impact it would have on the genre. Starring Stephen Amell in the lead as Oliver Queen, the Emerald Archer helped create successful spin-off shows such as The Flash, Supergirl, Black Lightning, and Superman and Lois. However, one of the lesser-known spin-offs shows from Arrow is DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The series is the perfect union of the superhero genre and Doctor Who. It follows a group of lesser-known superheroes who travel through time tasked without protecting space and time itself. Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano, Brandon Routh, Tala Ashe, and Jes Macallan play the lead roles with a host of recurring characters appearing in each season.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow are available on Amazon Prime Video
Mayans MC - Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy probably lacks the same fanfare as some of the more popular shows such as Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, or Stranger Things, but it certainly deserves to be regarded as one of the finest of the 21st century. The crime drama series follows the biker gang and criminal enterprise known as the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original, and its future leader Jax Teller, played by Charlie Hunnam. The spin-off series focuses on their longtime rivals, the Mayans Motorcycle Club. The series titled Mayans MC is set after the events of Sons of Anarchy and stars JD Pardo in the lead as Ezekiel Reyes. The series has returned for a fourth season this year.
Watch Mayans MC on Disney+ Hotstar
The Book of Boba Fett - The Mandalorian
Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian was one of the flagship shows of Disney+ when the platform was launched a few years ago. Starring Pedro Pascal in the lead as the titular character, the series became one of the biggest hits of the pandemic era. The spin-off, The Book of Boba Fett, released in 2021, is a spin-off that focuses on the popular bounty hunter from the Star Wars universe, Boba Fett. The series takes place after the events of the 1983 film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi after Boba Fett was last seen being sucked into the deadly Sarlacc. Temuera Morrison reprises his role as the titular character, along with Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand. Recurring characters from the larger Star Wars universe also make surprise cameos throughout the series.
Both Star Wars shows are available on Disney+ Hotstar
Cobra Kai - The Karate Kid trilogy
The idea of William Zabka’s character, Johnny Lawrence, being a misunderstood villain in The Karate Kid franchise was first introduced through Neil Patrick Harris’s character, Barney Stinson, from the hit sitcom, How I Met Your Mother. A few years later a live-action series titled, Cobra Kai, was greenlit focusing on Zabka’s character Johnny as a sympathetic character struggling through a midlife crisis, whereas the Karate Kid himself Daniel LaRusso, played by Ralph Macchio, is depicted as a successful businessman with a loving family. The film was met with universal acclaim on release, perfectly blending nostalgia into a fresh storyline. In fact, one might even argue that the series has eclipsed the original film trilogy from the 80s.
The original trilogy of films and Cobra Kai are available to stream on Netflix.
Well thats the OTTplay List hai toh hit hai theme special episode for today, until the next time its your host Nikhil signing off.
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Written by Ryan Gomez and Arya Harikumar