TV series that are origin stories for famous characters
November 4, 2018 9:07 PM   Subscribe

What are some TV series that explore the coming of age/teenage origin story of a well-known fictional character, other than SMALLVILLE and YOUNG INDIANA JONES CHRONICLES? Thanks!
posted by egeanin to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I assume Young Sheldon fits the bill.
posted by acidnova at 9:13 PM on November 4, 2018 [1 favorite]


Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
posted by trialex at 9:18 PM on November 4, 2018 [1 favorite]


Gotham
Young Hercules
The Carrie Diaries
Bates Motel
posted by haruspicina at 9:40 PM on November 4, 2018 [1 favorite]


Merlin
posted by Iris Gambol at 10:19 PM on November 4, 2018 [1 favorite]


Dawson’s Creek
posted by Ideefixe at 10:22 PM on November 4, 2018 [1 favorite]


Star Wars: the Clone Wars cartoon is sort of a coming-of-age story of Anakin Skywalker.
posted by jozxyqk at 2:22 AM on November 5, 2018 [1 favorite]


Once Upon A Time — origin stories for lots of fairy tale characters
posted by mochapickle at 5:26 AM on November 5, 2018


Young Sherlock Holmes (a childhood favourite of mine)
posted by girlpublisher at 5:44 AM on November 5, 2018


oh sorry, you said tv shows...oops. Please ignore my post!
posted by girlpublisher at 5:55 AM on November 5, 2018


Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is, among other things, John Connor's coming-of-age story. One of the underlying themes of the show is the problems of parenting (though not all the parents are human, nor are all the children).
posted by McCoy Pauley at 6:34 AM on November 5, 2018 [1 favorite]


Muppet Babies?

Which leads me to the TV Tropes Spinoff Babies entry.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 5:12 PM on November 5, 2018


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