Six Best Television Prequels

Fans of prequel television have been very well looked after recently. “Endeavour,” which featured Shaun Evans playing a young Inspector Morse in 1960s Oxford, has a new four-episode run coming to PBS, and the bloodiest of blockbuster prequel stories arrived recently in the shape of “Hannibal.” What is it that makes prequels so popular? Do they offer a new angle or real insight into a well-loved character? Or are we just desperate to squeeze a little more out of a popular franchise? In any case, here are six television prequels not to be missed.

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