Horror as the basis for a television series is a comparatively recent phenomenon. Historically, there have been a number of attempts at this and they seem to fall into three relatively distinct stages based on my observation. However, it seems to be only relatively recently that really effective horror based television series have become available in the media.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is a dramatic series broadcast on ABC1 in Australia. The first series premiered on February 24th of 2012 and ran for 13 hour length episodes. The show stars Essie Davis as Miss Phryne, pronounced Franny, Fisher and Nathan Page as Detective Inspector John (Jack) Robinson.