Fantasy TV Shows


About Fantasy

As a genre that encompasses just about any kind of story that contains supernatural elements, fantasy has been well represented on television for many decades. Suspense stories, which had been popular on radio before the advent of television, made the transition to TV early on, and shows such as The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits brought the spooky and the uncanny to broad audiences in the 1950s and 1960s.

Programs revolving around the occult were not as prevalent in the 1970s and 80s, but science fiction, a genre closely related to fantasy, took up the slack, with American shows like Battlestar Galactica and imports such as Dr. Who keeping the fantastic on the airwaves. In the 1990s, a few fantasy-based programs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Xena: Warrior Princess among them, gained sizable cult followings, setting the stage for a new fantasy invasion after the turn of the century.

The abundance of fantasy and adventure programs in the first decade of the 21st century was driven in large part by popular literature and film, as movie adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and Twilight became box-office blockbusters. Television schedules were suddenly full of the wizards, warriors, vampires, demons and other unnatural creatures, and the fantasy genre mingled with drama, romance, action and other genres in shows that tried to inject fantastic components into common plot formulas.

Reality television also flirted with fantasy, combining unscripted production with strange and unexplained subjects. Teams of paranormal investigators searched haunted houses for evidence of ghosts, and teams of adventurers scoured remote locales looking for legendary creatures thus far unknown to science. In the game show category, fantasy was represented by competitions in which designers and artists tried to outdo one another in creating film sets and special makeup effects.

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Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Legacies
Legacies
Siren
Siren
Manifest
Manifest
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins
Z Nation
Z Nation
Charmed
Charmed
Castlevania
Castlevania
Shadowhunters
Shadowhunters
Knight Squad
Knight Squad
Van Helsing
Van Helsing
Mighty Magiswords
Mighty Magiswords
American Gods
American Gods
Westworld
Westworld
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Black Clover
Black Clover
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
The Secret Circle
The Secret Circle
Preacher
Preacher
Disenchantment
Disenchantment
Good Witch
Good Witch
Mob Psycho 100
Mob Psycho 100
Escape the Night
Escape the Night
Roswell
Roswell
Angels in America
Angels in America
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
Moonlight
Moonlight
The Bureau of Magical Things
The Bureau of Magical Things
Lego Nexo Knights
Lego Nexo Knights
Legion
Legion
Trollhunters
Trollhunters
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
Devilman Crybaby
Devilman Crybaby
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
Sense8
Sense8
The Amazing Extraordinary Friends
The Amazing Extraordinary Friends
Bitten
Bitten
In Another World with My Smartphone
In Another World with My Smartphone
El Clon
El Clon
Junk Drawer Magical Adventures
Junk Drawer Magical Adventures
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
Angel
Angel
Seirei no Moribito
Seirei no Moribito
Dharmakshetra
Dharmakshetra
The Outpost
The Outpost
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
The Rain
The Rain
The Mist
The Mist
Fate/EXTRA Last Encore
Fate/EXTRA Last Encore
Happy!
Happy!
Dominion
Dominion
The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero
Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
Dead of Summer
Dead of Summer
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Battlestar Galactica Classic
Battlestar Galactica Classic
The Lost Room
The Lost Room
Dark
Dark
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
I Hear Your Voice
I Hear Your Voice
The 10th Kingdom
The 10th Kingdom
Fate/stay night
Fate/stay night
HarmonQuest
HarmonQuest
Erased
Erased
Rooftop Prince
Rooftop Prince
Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- (Original Japanese Version)
Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- (Original Japanese Version)
Record of Grancrest War
Record of Grancrest War
Doctor Who: The Sun Makers
Doctor Who: The Sun Makers
Doctor Who: Underworld
Doctor Who: Underworld
Doctor Who, Monsters: Davros
Doctor Who, Monsters: Davros
Futurescape with James Woods
Futurescape with James Woods
Doctor Who: Time-Flight
Doctor Who: Time-Flight
Tokyo Ravens
Tokyo Ravens
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Creeped Out
Creeped Out
Fate/EXTRA Last Encore
Fate/EXTRA Last Encore
H2O: Just Add Water
H2O: Just Add Water
Doctor Who: Frontios
Doctor Who: Frontios
Momo Kyun Sword
Momo Kyun Sword
Ice Fantasy
Ice Fantasy
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
Doctor Who: Nightmare of Eden
Doctor Who: Nightmare of Eden
Doctor Who Sampler: The Fifth Doctor
Doctor Who Sampler: The Fifth Doctor
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Master
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Master
Doctor Who: The Time Monster
Doctor Who: The Time Monster
Doctor Who Sampler, The Sixth Doctor
Doctor Who Sampler, The Sixth Doctor
Aftermath (2016)
Aftermath (2016)
Dies Irae
Dies Irae
Supernatural: The Animation
Supernatural: The Animation
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Outbreak Company
Outbreak Company
Relic Hunter
Relic Hunter