30+ Best Fantasy Tv Shows Ever

What easier way to escape the real world sometimes than to watch a Television show with witchcraft, monsters, or space travel?

There is no lack of fantasy movies and books to enjoy, but television has also proved to be a remarkably efficient format for advancing the genre.

Moreover, they have become increasingly big-budget, and one such example is “Game of Thrones.” 

We have made a list of more than 30+ fantasy TV shows that allow for a superb exploration of the world, lore, and mythology while providing viewers with blockbuster-level VFX and production-

Game Of Thrones (2011–2019)

Director- David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

Where To Watch- Disney+ Hotstar

Storyline- Years after a rebellion fueled by a stolen bride and a mad King’s wild dreams, Robert of the House Baratheon (Mark Addy) sits on the prized Iron Throne. Nine noble houses compete for every square inch of Power and authority in the fictional kingdom of Westeros.

This epic HBO drama is set where summers can last for several decades and winters can last a lifetime. It is based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire.” This is a tale of betrayal and treachery, courage and honor, conquest and victory. You either succeed in Game of Thrones, or you die.

Under The Dome (2013–2015)

Director- Brian K. Vaughan

Where To Watch- MX Player 

Storyline-

In the novel Under the Dome, a small town is suddenly and mysteriously cut off from the outside world by a gigantic transparent dome. Small-town residents in Chester’s Mill, Maine, USA, are trapped inside and walled off from the rest of civilization by an enigmatic force field that descends upon the area. 

The townspeople are stuck inside the “dome” or “sphere,” They must learn about its origins, mysteries, and purpose while learning new things about each other and animals. The town’s residents must grapple with maintaining the post-apocalyptic conditions while trying to learn more about the dome, where it came from, and whether or not it will disappear.

Stranger Things (2016– 2022)

Director- Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer

Where To Watch- Netflix

Storyline- 1983 in Hawkins, Indiana. Will Byers, a little boy, mysteriously disappears near a top-secret research facility. Will’s mother, Joyce, brother Jonathan, pals Mike, Dustin, and Lucas, as well as Police Chief Jim Hopper and others, are all actively looking for him. But a mysterious trail develops as one thing leads to another. Things get even stranger when a young girl with a shaved head enters the scene.

The same evening, a weird young girl shows up at a local diner. She is telekinetic and trying to get out of the lab. The facility, investigating stranger things, might have accidentally unlocked a portal to another dimension.

Parallels (2022)

Director- Quoc Dang Tran

Where To Watch- Disney+ Hotstar

Storyline- On the Swiss-French border, an LHC experiment completely turns four teenage friends’ lives upside down. The LHC is the largest particle collider in the world.

The strange events that cause Bilal, Romane, Samuel, and Victor to be taken from their world and land each of them in a unique parallel world completely shake up the lives of the four friends, Samuel, Bilal, and Victor. Each of the four puts forth every effort to figure out exactly what happened and find a method to return to their original homeworld.

His Dark Materials (2019–2022)

Director- Jack Thorne

Where To Watch-  Disney+ Hotstar

Storyline- One of the finest examples of fantasy novels for children and adults in the 20th century is “His Dark Materials.” In Northern Lights, Lyra, an orphan, lives in an alternate dimension where magic, religion, and science are intertwined. 

In her mission to find a missing friend, Lyra comes across a dark scheme involving abducted children, which leads her to learn more about the mysterious phenomena known as Dust.

Will, a boy with a knife that can open doors between realms, travels with her in “The Subtle Knife.” The two young people are involved in a struggle against celestial powers that spans several worlds and has an exciting finale in “The Amber Spyglass” as Lyra discovers the truth about her parents and her foretold destiny.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022)

Director-  Patrick McKay, John D. Payne

Where To Watch- Amazon Prime Video

Storyline- This epic drama will take viewers to a time when great powers were born, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unconventional heroes were challenged, hope hung by the thinnest of threads, and the darkest villain to ever come from J.R.R. Tolkien’s pen threatened to wrap the entire globe in darkness. 

It was set thousands of years ago, before The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings existed. The series follows a large ensemble cast of characters—some well-known, others brand-new—as they deal with the long-feared return of evil to Middle-earth. 

These countries and people will leave behind legacies that survive long after they are gone, from the remotest corners of the Misty Mountains to the lush forests of the elf city of London, to the stunning island kingdom of Numenor.

House of the Dragon (2022)

Director- Ryan J. Condal, George R.R. Martin

Where To Watch- Disney+ Hotstar

Storyline- 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen, there was a power struggle for succession within House Targaryen. With more than ten dragons under its control, the Targaryen dynasty is at the pinnacle of its strength. Most empires tumble from such heights. 

When King Viserys names his daughter Rhaenyra the successor to the Iron Throne against a century of custom, the Targaryens’ slow downfall officially starts. When Viserys later fathers a son, the court is startled when Rhaenyra retains her status as his heir, sowing seeds of conflict throughout the realm.

A Discovery of Witches (2018–2022)

Director- Rob Lane

Where To Watch-  Sony Liv

Storyline- The fantasy series “A Discovery of Witches” is based on Deborah Harkness’s trilogy of books with the same name. Diana Bishop is a historian who stumbles upon a cursed document in the Bodleian library. Teresa Palmer plays Diana Bishop. 

She is forced back into the realm of magic, full of vampires, supernatural beings, witches, and forbidden romance, as she tries to learn the secrets this book reveals about magical creatures. 

By forming an odd partnership, scientist and vampire Matthew Clairmont—played by Matthew Goode—assists Diana in her attempts to protect the book and decipher its puzzles while fighting off threats from the realm of supernatural entities.

The Bureau of Magical Things (2018)

Director- Jonathan M. Shiff, Mark Shirreffs

Where To Watch- Netflix

Storyline- The Bureau of Magical Things is a fantasy drama for children presented through the eyes of Kyra, a teenage girl who uncovers a magical realm. The worlds of magic and mortals, collectively called the fae world, once coexisted happily. 

The fake world, however, was cast aside as technology progressed. Faeries and other mythical creatures have become vulnerable to extinction. Now, someone wants to rectify that and, at any cost, put the magic back in its proper place. Kyra and Peter need to figure out who that mysterious guy is and how they will get there. As a result of their investigation, they learn never-before-seen secrets about the human and fae worlds.

The Sandman (2022)

Director- Neil Gaiman, David S. Goyer, Allan Heinberg

Where To Watch- Netflix

Storyline- A wizard who wants to bargain with Death for eternal life instead captures her little brother’s Dream. He was held captive in a glass bottle by the wizard for many years out of concern for his safety. After escaping, Dream, also known as Morpheus, sets off searching for his missing items of Power.

In his role as Lord Morpheus/Dream, Tom Sturridge personifies dreams and horrors and is the master of Dreaming. Boyd Holbrook played the nightmare character Corinthian in season 1 of the show. Lucienne, the Dreaming’s librarian and caregiver in Dream’s absence, is played by Vivienne Acheampong.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)

Director- Jeffrey Addiss, Will Matthews

Where To Watch-  Netflix

Storyline- Another age, another time, and another world. The merciless and manipulative Skeksis rule over the planet. There’s heart, the Crystal of Truth. They use this Power to subjugate The Gelfling, the peaceful and benevolent beings who will usher in the Age of Resistance and sabotage their masters’ plans, as well as bend the planet’s will.

Returning to the realm of Thra, three Gelfling learn the terrible secret about the Skeksis’ source of Power and decide to launch a rebellion in order to protect their home.

Lost in Space (2018–2021)

Director- Irwin Allen, Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless

Where To Watch-  Netflix

Storyline- The Robinson family is one of those tested and chosen to start a new life for themselves in a better world in the 30-year-ago setting where colonization in space is now a reality. However, the new colonists must build new alliances and collaborate to survive in a hostile alien ecosystem, light-years from their original destination, after already being abruptly blown off course on the way to their new home.

Two strangers who are stranded with the Robinsons and who have a talent for deception are drawn together by destiny. The seductive Dr. Smith is a master strategist with a mysterious end goal. Don West is a mischievous yet charming contractor with high skills who had no intention of joining the colony, far less crash landing on a lost planet.

Carnival Row (2019–2023)

Director- Travis Beacham, René Echevarria

Where To Watch- Amazon Prime Video

Storyline- “Carnival Row,” a Victorian-era fantasy world starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, is set in a beautiful, exotic place where mythological immigrants have fled modern civilizations. In the nastiest part of the city, where they are not allowed to live, love, or fly freely, this increasing immigrant community struggles to coexist with humans.

Rycroft Philostrate, a human detective, and Vignette Stonemoss, a refugee fairy, spark a new dangerous relationship despite an ever-intolerant society. This proves that even in the midst of despair, there is still hope. Vignette holds a secret that directly impacts Philo’s reputation during his most important case yet: a series of gruesome murders that threaten the Row’s peace. As Philo looks into it, he finds an astounding monster.

Dominion (2014–2015)

Director- Vaun Wilmott

Where To Watch- MX Player

Storyline- Dominion is a large-scale supernatural drama with a future setting. Twenty-five years have passed since “The Extinction War,” in which the archangel Gabriel gathered an army of inferior angels to fight against humanity. Choosing to side with humanity, the archangel Michael turned against his own kind. 

Newly fortified cities rise from the ruins of this long war to defend human survivors. The city of Vega, a sparkling empire that has emerged from the remains of what was once Las Vegas, is at the heart of the television series.

The Outpost (2018–2021)

Director- Jason Faller, Kynan Griffin

Where To Watch- MX Player

Storyline- Talon has made it through. Being the last of her race, the Blackbloods, she also had to witness the brutal missionaries’ destruction of her entire community. Years after that incident changed her life. She makes her way to a castle where there is no law so she can hunt down the people who slaughtered her family. 

As she travels, she realizes that she possesses a strange supernatural power that she needs to learn to control to save herself and defend the world from the oppression of a fanatical religious leader.

Titans (2018)

Director- Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns

Where To Watch- Netflix

Storyline- Titans is a realistic reinvention of the original Teen Titans franchise. It follows teenage heroes throughout the DC Universe as they mature and establish their place in the world. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a remarkable young girl possessed by peculiar darkness, become involved in a plot that could bring Hell to Earth. 

Starfire, who has a temper, and Beast Boy, a sweetheart, accompany them on their journey. Together, they form a hero team and a fictitious family.

The Wheel of Time (2021)

Director- Rafe Judkins

Where To Watch-  Amazon Prime Video

Storyline- A woman named Moiraine meets five young men and women in this high fantasy universe, where magic exists but is only accessible to selected ones. This sets off a dangerous, worldwide journey. Based on the Robert Jordan novel series.

Moiraine is a strong woman who can channel the One Power and is a part of the Aes Sedai. She searches for a group of five teenage villagers from the remote Two Rivers, claiming one of them is the rebirth of the Dragon, an exceptionally powerful channeller who shattered the world. It is predicted that The Dragon Reborn will either deliver the world from the Dark One, an ancient evil or completely destroy it. 

Warrior Nun (2020–2022)

Director- Simon Barry

Where To Watch- Netflix

Storyline- In Warrior Nun, a 19-year-old girl awakens in a mortuary with a new lease on life and a divine artifact buried deep in her back. She learns that she is now a member of the ancient Order of the Cruciform Sword, which was created to battle demons on Earth. She also learns that strong forces from both heaven and hell are trying to capture her.

Alba Baptista, a Portuguese actress, stars as the series’ narrator and protagonist, Ava Silva, who is driven to join an old school of warrior nuns. Baptista makes his English-language TV debut with this series. 

The Expanse (2015–2022)

Director- Daniel Abraham, Mark FergusTy Franck

Where To Watch- Amazon Prime Video

Storyline- After colonizing the solar system and making Mars a powerful military republic hundreds of years in the future, life is very different from what humanity is used to. Mars and Earth are on the verge of going to war due to rising tensions. 

In this setting, a professional investigator and the captain of a rogue ship team together to look into the abduction of a young woman. They go on a race throughout the solar system as a result of the research, which may expose the darkest conspiracy in human history.

Outlander (2014)

Director- Ronald D. Moore

Where To Watch- Netflix

Storyline- The plot revolves around Claire Randall, a married military nurse from 1945 who is inexplicably taken back in time to 1743 when she is thrust into an alien world where her life is threatened. 

A passionate romance that breaks Claire’s heart between two radically different men with two irreconcilable lifestyles is sparked when she is ordered to marry Jamie Fraser, a gallant and romantic young Scottish warrior.

Claire marries Jamie Fraser, a Highlander, out of need, but they fall in love right away. She is suspected by Clan MacKenzie of being a spy, but they still employ her as a healer, keeping her from trying to travel back in time. She tries to try to warn them against rebellion since she knows that the Jacobite cause will never succeed. 

The evil Randall captures her husband Jamie and tortures and rapes him, but Claire and his clansmen save him. Claire informs Jamie of her pregnancy and the two set sail for the Kingdom of France.

Arrow (2012–2020)

Director- Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg

Where To Watch- Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

Storyline- Notorious womanizer millionaire Oliver Queen went on a boat trip with his father, Robert Queen, with Sara Lance, his girlfriend’s sister, and is now missing and believed dead. Sara is sucked from the boat as it sinks, and Oliver and his father are left on a raft without much food or water. Oliver drifts to an island after his father commits suicide, whereupon Oliver is convinced to keep living for the two of them.

Oliver Queen returned home after spending five years on the terrible island with just one purpose in mind: to honor his father’s legacy by using the list of titles he left him to bring down the people who are ruining his city.

Better Than Us (2018–2019)

Director- Alexander Kessel

Where To Watch- Netflix

Storyline- A divorcing family becomes the owners of a cutting-edge robot sought after by a corporation, criminal investigators, and terrorists.

By 2029, robots will have integrated into daily life and serve as helpers, chauffeurs, security officers, and even partners. Most people think of “Bots” as soulless machines that carry out routine tasks but can also have emotions. In their fight against the machines, a gang of rebels known as “The Liquidators” is willing to use human blood. They refuse life with the robots.

Teen Wolf (2011–2017)

Director- Jeff Davis

Where To Watch- Netflix

Storyline- Scott McCall was exactly like any other high school student. Up until the night, his best friend Stiles takes him into the woods to search for a body, and Scott gets bitten by a werewolf. He was stronger, faster, the team’s new star lacrosse player, and more popular as a werewolf, but it was also difficult for him to control his wrath.

Additionally, Scott has developed feelings for Allison, a newcomer to the area whose father is actively seeking Scott out to kill him. In order to protect Allison and keep her from learning his great secret, Scott must now attempt to balance his chaotic life while also learning how to handle his new powers, avoiding being killed by the alpha that bit him and protecting Allison.

Locke & Key (2020–2022)

Director- Meredith Averill, Carlton Cuse, Aron Eli Coleite

Where To Watch- Netflix

Storyline- The three Locke siblings and their mother moved into Keyhouse, their family’s ancestral mansion, when their father was found murdered under inexplicable circumstances. There, they learn that it is full of magic keys that might be linked to their mom’s Death. 

An enigmatic demon awakens, and he will stop at nothing to grab the keys as the Locke kids investigate the various keys and their special powers. Locke and Key, a coming-of-age mystery by Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill, is about love, loss, and the everlasting connections that make up a family.

The Originals (2013–2018)

Director- Julie Plec

Where To Watch- Amazon Prime Video

Storyline- The Mikaelson siblings, sometimes known as the world’s first vampires, are the centerpiece of The Originals, a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries that is set in New Orleans and stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, and Rebekah (Claire Holt). Klaus now has to overthrow Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), his protégé, who is in the Power of New Orleans, in order to retake his city as he originally planned it.

While the city was under construction, Klaus fled after being chased by his father, Mikael, and Marcel took leadership. As Klaus has finally visited the city after a lengthy break, his ego has driven him to take control. Klaus accepts the unborn child, saying, “Every King needs an heir.” The child is the first to be born to a hybrid (half vampire, part werewolf, Hayley).

Fate: The Winx Saga (2021–2022)

Director- Brian Young

Where To Watch- Netflix

Storyline- Bloom, a fire-breathing fairy, enrolls in Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld. She lives in a suite with the light fairy Stella, the water fairy Aisha, the earth fairy Terra, and the brain fairy Musa. 

Bloom begins to uncover additional details about her history with the assistance of her pals. All the people in Alfea are in danger when the Burned Ones, legendary creatures from long ago, come to the Otherworld.

The Witcher (2019)

Director- Lauren Schmidt

Where To Watch- Netflix

Storyline- In a medieval dark fantasy world ruled by deceitful kings, queens, and magicians, where poverty, violence, and intolerance are common, and most well-paying jobs involve the darkest of human emotions and impulses, Geralt of Rivia, a somber professional beast hunter for hire also known as a witcher, fights to retain his humanity.

Yennefer of Vengerberg is a driven wizard who started from nothing and wants to have it all. Princess Cirilla, often known as Ciri, is a young woman who may or may not be blessed with a great, enigmatic power. Although their destinies seem to be very different from one another, they slowly tend to bind in a cosmic way.

Lucifer (2016–2021)

Director- Tom Kapinos

Where To Watch- Netflix

Storyline- Bored with his mopey existence in hell, Lucifer Morningstar moves to Los Angeles to live. He uses his knowledge and telepathic skills to bring people’s core desires and ideas to the surface while he’s there, reducing humanity’s miseries. 

A firefight involving him and a Detective that occurs while they are meeting in his nightclub (Lux) causes him to become an LAPD consultant who works to make offenders accountable for their acts via the use of law and justice.

Ragnarok (2020)

Director- Emilie Lebech Kaae, Adam Price

Where To Watch- Netflix

Storyline- If no one steps in and saves the small Norwegian town from Ragnarok before it happens, the town will continue to suffer from warm winters and heavy downpours.

Young adults in Edda, a small fictional town, are driven to adjust to the changing climate. Intense weather conditions include the unforeseen rate of ice cap melting, prolonged droughts, extremely warm winters, and a rise in the number of extreme cold snaps. Some people believe that a new Ragnarok is on the horizon as the world is changing unless a timely intervention is made.

Sweet Tooth (2021)

Director- Jim Mickle, Beth Schwartz

Where To Watch- Netflix

Storyline- Ten years ago, “The Great Crumble” caused havoc on the world and sparked the strange arrival of babies that were half human, half animal. Many humans mistrust and attack hybrids because they are uncertain if they are the virus’s origin or result.

Gus (Christian Convery), a guarded hybrid deer youngster, accidentally joins Jepperd, a wandering loner, after ten decades of living safely in his isolated forest home (Nonso Anozie). Together, they go on an amazing journey across what’s left of America in the discovery of the truth about home and the origins of Gus and Jepperd.

However, their tale is full of surprising friends and enemies, and Gus soon finds the lush, deadly world outside the woods is more complicated than he could have ever imagined.

Van Helsing (2016–2021)

Director- David Winning

Where To Watch- Netflix

Storyline- The world has been overtaken by vampires when Vanessa Helsing, a distant relative of legendary vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, is returned to life.

She is brought back to life five years later to discover that vampires have taken over the world and that she has special control over them. She is the last hope for humanity to launch an offensive to reclaim what has been lost.

Three years had passed since the Yellowstone Caldera had erupted, covering the planet in ash that blocked sunlight and empowered vampires to subjugate mankind. Vanessa is now a top vampire target because of a hidden weapon. She is guarded by a Marine sworn to keep her safe, as well as the doctor who saved her, in order for her to lead a revolt against the vampires that harass the world’s survivors. 

The Boys (2019)

Director- Eric Kripke

Where To Watch- Amazon Prime Video

Storyline- In the world of “The Boys,” people with superpowers are regarded as heroes by the general public. They are also owned by a large company called Vought International, which makes sure that they are actively marketed and commercialized.

Most are haughty and corrupt outside of their heroic personalities. The Boys operate under the leadership of Billy Butcher, who hates all-powerful individuals, and the Seven are led by the selfish and volatile Homelander.

The Sound of Magic (2022)

Director- Kim Seong-Yoon

Where To Watch- Netflix

Storyline- Yun Ai used to imagine herself as a magician when she was younger. Her true status, however, is that of a high school student who is unable to even purchase new socks. She chooses to chase her Dream after meeting a strange sorcerer at a fair.

Yoon Ah Yi, who was abandoned by her parents due to debt, takes care of her sister, who is younger. Yoon Ah Yi is still among the best students at the school despite how busy she is with her schoolwork, her part-time job, and both. When Yoon Ha Yi tells the magician Lee Eul her Dream, her life is permanently changed. All Yoon Ha Yi wants is to grow up as quickly as possible so she can have a stable job.

The Umbrella Academy (2019–2023)

Director- Steve Blackman, Jeremy Slater

Where To Watch- Netflix

Storyline- Inexplicably, forty-three babies are mysteriously born on the same day in October 1989 to unrelated mothers who were not pregnant the day before. Seven are adopted by wealthy businessman Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who starts The Umbrella Academy and trains his “children” to save the world. But not everything happened exactly as expected.

The family split up, and the group broke during their teenage years. Upon hearing of Hargreeves’ passing, the six remaining band members, who are now close to 30 years old, come together. 

Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya, and Number Five band together to unravel the mystery of their father’s Death. But because of their unique personalities and skills, in addition to the approaching global catastrophe, the fractured family starts to split apart once more.

Jupiter’s Legacy (2021)

Director- Steven S. DeKnight

Where To Watch-  Netflix

Storyline- Sheldon Sampson, a former businessman, journeys to an unexplored island in the Atlantic Ocean shortly after his father’s suicide in 1929, which was brought on by Black Thursday. There, he, his brother Walter, and four other individuals gain superpowers. 

His basic principles—never kill anyone and never interfere in politics—remain unchanged over the nearly century of his experiences as the Utopian. He later forms a superhero squad named the Union of Justice.

However, his children and the next generation of superheroes struggle to live up to his strict ideals and high expectations. It sparks a public discussion about whether those principles are still relevant when Sheldon’s son Brandon seems to kill one of their biggest enemies.

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