Various movies in Hollywood have also worked as TV shows after their huge success. These days many successful movies are being made into TV shows. The TV shows, which belong to the comedy and horror genres, are more popular than movies of the same genres. But, most of the films that belong to the action genre are more successful than their respective TV shows. This article lists some of the action movie spinoffs that worked as TV shows and did well.


Nikita is an action thriller TV series, and its first season premiered on THE CW on September 9, 2010. This TV show has been adapted from a French movie, La Femme Nikita, written and directed by Luc Besson in the year 1990. The actress Maggie Q portrays the character of Nikita Mears in the television series. The story of the series tells us about the return of Nikita Mears after three years to bring down the organization that forced her to leave. The fans have appreciated the outstanding performance of Maggie Q in this four-season TV series. The series is considered the finest action series on television.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is a Sci-Fi television series, and its first season was released on Fox in the year 2008. In this series, Lena Headey is playing the role of Sarah Connor. It is a 31-episode TV show, and still, some of the fans have not gotten over it. Talking about Terminator movies, the second part, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, was a massive success compared to Terminator: Dark Fate. However, the TV show, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, is far better and interesting. It is a must-watch TV show if you love Terminator movies.

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is another underrated superhero TV show. It was designed on the popularity-basis of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Still, very soon, the series started to go in a different direction and hence became another most underrated superhero television show. It is a seven-season TV show. It is based on Marvel Comics, but the creator of the series crossed the limits of realism and logic. However, some episodes can be considered quite enjoyable.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Buffy The Vampire Slayer is a supernatural drama TV series. This TV show was created by Joss Whedon and premiered for the first time on The WB on March 10, 1997. This series is based on a film of the same name written by Joss Whedon in the year 1992. The TV series is a great success and has 144 episodes so far. Sarah Michelle Gellar plays the role of Buffy Summers/Slayer in the series. It is considered to be one of the best TV shows ever.

After discussing some of the action spinoffs that worked as TV shows, we have concluded that even though various TV shows have been adapted from movies, every television series cannot be considered successful. Here we have listed some successful TV shows that you must watch as the holiday season is approaching quickly.

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