20+ Best Shows To Watch If You Liked The Witchers

If you love the Blend of romance, thrill, and the otherworldly magic craft in one show, then The Witcher must be your one of favorites to watch.

The Witcher is a series about the Geralt of the Riviera played by Superman-famed actor Henry Cavill. In the series, he is on a mission to free Princess Ciri. It is about his journey filled with adventures and meeting new characters.

Even though we don’t have Cavill playing Geralt in the latest season, we surely getting him back for the next after he left DC from his role of Superman.

But till then, if you are looking for similar shows to satisfy your magical fiction cravings, here are some great recommendations to look for.

Merlin 

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It is a series around the Arthurian legend played by Merlin Collin Morgan, who plays a servant to Prince Arthur (Bradley James); the warlock must accept his destiny to protect the prince from harm. 

The whole show revolves around Arthur and Merlin, and also their friendship.  The show gives the greatest bromance you have ever witnessed, and that too in a fantasy series.

Merlin is a perfect blend of fantasy, magic, and adventure in just one show, similar to The Witchers.

You are certainly going to see a lot of creative liberties taken for this old-age tale. It preserves the medieval atmosphere and the trials of well-known characters.

Merlin could be referred to as an impeccable adaptation of a familiar universe given its new splendid nuances and details.

This British fantasy drama won the 2011 British Academy television award. It features five seasons in total and aired between 2008 to 2022.

Vikings

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Certainly one of the best fantasy shows out there especially if you love shows like Game of Thrones and The Witchers. The show was created by Michael Hirst and is a high-octave historical drama that first premiered in 2013.

Vikings focus on the story of a notorious community of the same name known for their scourge of Anglo-Saxon England. It stars actors like Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Jessalyn Gilsig, and others.

This is full of entertainment show that revolves around themes like violence, drama, mystery, and others. The story of Ragnar, the acting of Travis Fimmel, and the details shown made It extremely compelling.

It is an epic seven-year saga of Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons. Here Ragnar Lothbrok is a farmer and raider who becomes a legendary figure amongst the Vikings people by establishing consistent navigation techniques and leading successful raids on various kingdoms that would eventually become Britain.

Penny Dreadful

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Another fantasy show like The Witcher is perfect for binge watch its three seasons back to back. Penny Dreadful is a great blend of horror-historical and fantasy genres.

The story of the show based in the 19th century, where the origin story of characters of some cult classic novel is shown.

This 2014-released show features the story of the birth of characters like Count Dracula from Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Frankenstein from Mary Shelley’s novel of the same name.

All the unholy characters are taken out of the book and are made to engage in one single story with an interconnectedness in the Victorian age.

Outlander 

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Outlander, another similar show released back in 2014 is not a show for faint-hearted viewers.

The show brings to the table a depiction of life during the formative years of the 1700s both in Scotland and America with a considerable degree of accuracy.

The interwoven theme of women training as a doctor and then surgeons during the late 1940s and early 50s is a must to watch.

It is an adaptation of a book where a major part has been cropped out. The show deals with several social issues of great importance showcased sensitively.

Game of Thrones 

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If you are into movies and shows, it is impossible that you haven’t heard about this show, only if you haven’t watched it already!

This is more like an eight-season rollercoaster of an experience with everything from knights to dragons.

Unarguably, one of the most popular TV shows of all time is actually an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, a fantasy novel series by George R.R. Martin. 

For the most part, it stayed honest to its source material also due to the inclusion of George R.R Martin in its making. However, in the last two seasons, this has changed.

Game of Thrones was created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for HBO and premiered in 2011. The series was also awarded about 59 Primetime Emmy Awards, which speaks of its credibility.

The Wheel of Time 

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The Wheel of Time is a fantasy genre American Tv series that premiered in 2021. 

The series has one season endowed with eight episodes and it is a novel series of the same name by Robert Jordan with Brandon Sanderson.

The show developed by Rafe Judkins follows the story of Moiraine and her Wardner Lan. 

This show does a great job of explaining the book plot without a tedious exposition. It isn’t a true adaptation but rather a much-cropped version. 

Also, the show has some good cinematography and background music to make the fantasy more alive. It features Rosamund Pike as Moiraine and Barney Harries as Mat Cauthen.

Carnival Row 

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Carnival Row is a fresh arrival in the fantasy steampunk genre released in 2019. This two-seasoned show has great visuals and settings.

It takes only a few episodes to get hooked on it. 

This perfect blend of romance and fantasy features actors like Orlando Bloom & Cara Delevigne. 

Due to references to dungeons and dragons, it has a dash of fantasy.

The issues of acceptance, racial equality, and social status still plague us today and this show has all these mentioned themes though set in the Victorian age. 

The dark noir-like atmosphere and the graphic gore, language, and other aspects make this an adult adventure that is delightful in the most brilliant and unexpected ways. 

The Last Kingdom 

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The show has all the right elements of being a wonderful show. The one word for the show is a masterpiece in every aspect from storytelling to action scenes to character development and obviously betrayal. 

The main character is Altered Ragnorson, around whom the whole story revolves, his rivalry, highs and lows, and the sacrifices he made.

The war filled with blood, violence, and gruesome attacks between the Saxons and Danes is not at all believable. All locations of the shoot are so enhanced and captured that you will fall in love with them.

Black Sails 

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Black Sails is an American TV series created by Jonathan E. Steinberg & Robert Levine. It belongs to the historical-adventure genre and it debuted on Youtube. 

The show features stars Toby Stephens, Hannah New, and Jessica Parker Kennedy as its main cast. This dark, and violent series is largely based on real people and real events.

There are really some Shakespearean-level dialogues in the series which can be a barrier for some viewers. But once you get accustomed to that, you get hooked to it.

Shadowhunters 

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This well-written drama series from 2016 is crafted into pure magic by Ed Dector.

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, is a Tv series adaptation of the book series The Mortal Instruments written by Cassandra Clare. 

The show won the GLAAD Awards and received several honored nominations. 

Shadowhunters has three seasons of 55 episodes in total. The main star cast of the series includes actors like Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario, and others. 

Lucifer 

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Lucifer is a perfect dish of balanced ingredients such as romance, comedy, action, and drama. 

It’s an interesting take on archangels intermingling with humans. 

The show highlights many instances of the Bible which makes it kind of thought-provoking.

Into the Badlands 

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Into the Badlands is an Adventure-drama genre series released in 2015.

The series has numerous sci-fi elements beautifully complemented by martial arts and post-apocalyptic drama. 

You can expect a lot of action from it because the series’ story is based on a teenager fighting off the feudal Sharon’s being blessed with some unworldly powers.

Created by Alfred Gough & Miles Miliar, Into the Badlands takes an interesting take on elements from the 19th century Southern USA, cyberpunk, Kung Fu and Samurai action, mystical and medieval epics and drops the whole fruit salad of seemingly incompatible concepts, into the creative blender. 

Cursed 

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Cursed is a 2020 series, with an intricate relationship between characters and political alliances being made and broken throughout the ten episodes in the young-adult genre. 

Cursed tells the traditional story with a bit of a prequel tone and in a unique way.

The series features elements like a bloody battle, wizardry magic, and a heroic quest.

This interesting take on independent strong warrior women from the dark ages/middle ages is a watchable series. 

Shadow and Bone

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Shadow and Bone have a power-packed cast with actors such as Ben Barnes, Jessie Mei Li, Danielle Galligan, Freddy Carter, and Kit Young.

The show is awaiting its second season in 2023. It has everything from eye-catching Chi to soul-stirring music.

The painstaking detailing of character development and humor the makers have imbibed at various junctures is its USP.

Shadow and Bone is a must-watch especially if you want to get a respite from the horrors of the real world as it is today and escape to a fantasy realm full of witches, warlocks, pirates, and thieves.

Good Omens

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It is a fantasy comedy written by Neil Gaiman based on a novel of the same title by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman.

This Douglas MacKinnon-directed show is based upon some mystic themes, with the character’s constant dynamics with Armageddon.

The show features actors like Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Daniel Mays, Sian Brooke, and others.

This is comedy at its best with an engaging plot and crispy dialogues and a decent amount of acting.

It is a unique watch about what it means to be a human for angels and demons showcasing the struggles of the earthly plane. 

The performances of David Tennant and Michael Sheen need special mention.It does capture the spirit of the book.

The Tudors 

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The Tudors is a 2007 released drama, with four seasons in total.Not factually accurate however it still received a lot of appreciation for many other factors.

Henry’s character is beautifully fleshed out in the show to decipher how his irascible temper made him do some unforgivable things.

Laoise Murray playing the teenage Elizabeth in the last few episodes was brilliant.

So, if anyone wants to see historical facts meet fictional interpretations it is a good medieval/Renaissance soap opera for that.

Legend of The Seeker 

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Legend of the Seeker is a two-seasoned series created by Sam Raimi. It is based on the fantasy novel series The Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind and stars actors like Craig Horner, Bridget Regan, Bruce Spence, and Tabrett Bethall.

Each season of the Legends of the Seeker has an overarching plot that is derived from one of the Sword of Truth novels. 

The central conflict remains the same, and some of the major events from the novels are included, but the television series tells what is essentially an entirely different story.

There are many episodes that tell entirely isolated stories, that have no direct comparison within the novels, and that do not have any effect on the overarching major plot of the season.

The Magicians 

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The Magicians is a five-season show featuring actors like Jason Ralph, Hale Appleman, Olivia Dudley, and Stella Maeve.

It premiered in 2015 and is written by Lev Grossman, Sers Gamble, John McNamara, and others. Based on Grossman’s novels, The Magicians is a roller-coaster of emotions.

This show has taken the major elements from the book and has reimagined it all. The most crucial change is that instead of focusing on one central character Quentin Coldwater and an assortment of side characters, the show deftly turns into an ensemble.  

Arcane 

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Arcane is an animated series that earned itself much regard and appreciation from anime watchers, its highlight being its execution and graphics. 

If you’re a fan of gaming, this show will be a treat for you.

You are getting all primary and secondary characters fleshed out and with a good character arc to hold on to.

In this show, the core graphics and stylized movements were seemingly so organic that it instantly became a popular animation show worldwide.

The vocal performance of Arcane is commendable too, and of course, on the writing front, the series has made its mark.

From cities to stories, this uniquely blended show featured most of the morally grey characters.

The show is created by Christian and Alex Yee, set in the fictional universe of League of Legends. The premise includes the story of two sisters Vi and Jinx and it was released first in November 2021.

Hellbound 

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Hellbound is a Tv series straight from South Korea, based on a webtoon of the same name. 

Released in 2019 it is a dark-fantasy-themed series with a futuristic depiction and concept of hell and heaven. Certain prophecies are becoming the reasons for deaths and dooming people to hell. The prophecies are mentioned as decrees in the show.

This one-season show is a thriller horror genre masterpiece, released on Netflix, Yeon Sang-ho directs it.

The concept of sin being a tool used by religious leaders to guide or rather manipulate is used by the writer of Hellbound as hyperbole and a pretty sharp social commentary is created around it.

The well-acted drama with its supernatural twists and social touch point is all and all a good watch.

Galavant 

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Galavant is the underdog on our list. The locations it brings to the table and the catchy plot it is pinned with are of exceptional quality not much seen. The characters are given a good depth to make one feel their pain. 

The songs it features are clever too and can be said to be complete earworms.

It is a historical fiction with elements of fairy tales and musical elements. It features lots and lots of satirical and parodical lyrics too.

The characters in the show are portrayed to possess some mean energy and the show also takes into account some curse words as well.

The show is set in a medieval age setting where a girl calls for Madalena who is the girlfriend of a brave knight called Galavant who is out in her search when she goes missing.

The wicked king kidnaps Madalena and she starts replicating the same interest due to being blinded by money and power. Galavant’s story is all about that only.

The Mandalorian (2019)

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The Mandalorian is an action-fantasy Tv series that was created by Jon Favreau.

This American space western show starring Pedro Pascal is based on Stars Wars by George Lucas. The lone bounty hunter Pedro is on a mission on the show to save the child, is its premise.

It is the first live-action series in the Star Wars franchise, which premiered in 2009, The Mandalorian has two seasons in total.

The Mandalorian does an excellent job of rejuvenating the nostalgia of the original trilogy and prequels while charting new and unexpected courses toward what eventually develops into a sequel trilogy.

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