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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Manifest
Manifest
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Siren
Siren
Z Nation
Z Nation
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
Charmed
Charmed
Van Helsing
Van Helsing
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Outpost
The Outpost
American Gods
American Gods
The Secret Circle
The Secret Circle
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Shadowhunters
Shadowhunters
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Good Witch
Good Witch
Black Clover
Black Clover
The Bureau of Magical Things
The Bureau of Magical Things
Preacher
Preacher
Westworld
Westworld
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
Trollhunters
Trollhunters
Knight Squad
Knight Squad
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Lego Nexo Knights
Lego Nexo Knights
Legion
Legion
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
Moonlight
Moonlight
Dominion
Dominion
Angels in America
Angels in America
Bitten
Bitten
The Mist
The Mist
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Angel
Angel
Space 1999
Space 1999
Escape the Night
Escape the Night
Britannia
Britannia
Devilman Crybaby
Devilman Crybaby
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
Ice Fantasy
Ice Fantasy
Rooftop Prince
Rooftop Prince
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Happy!
Happy!
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
In Another World with My Smartphone
In Another World with My Smartphone
Creeped Out
Creeped Out
Record of Grancrest War
Record of Grancrest War
Dharmakshetra
Dharmakshetra
Disenchantment
Disenchantment
Legacies
Legacies
Mighty Magiswords
Mighty Magiswords
God Eater
God Eater
Mob Psycho 100
Mob Psycho 100
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
Sense8
Sense8
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Castlevania
Castlevania
Dark
Dark
Dinotopia
Dinotopia
Roswell
Roswell
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Erased
Erased
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Shakira
Shakira
The Rain
The Rain
Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
HarmonQuest
HarmonQuest
El Clon
El Clon
Randall and Hopkirk
Randall and Hopkirk
seaQuest DSV
seaQuest DSV
Fate/EXTRA Last Encore
Fate/EXTRA Last Encore
En Otra Piel
En Otra Piel
The New Legends of Monkey
The New Legends of Monkey
Vampire High
Vampire High
The 10th Kingdom
The 10th Kingdom
Merlin's Apprentice
Merlin's Apprentice
Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights
Tin Man
Tin Man
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Relic Hunter
Relic Hunter
Seirei no Moribito
Seirei no Moribito
Wizards vs. Aliens
Wizards vs. Aliens
The Lost Room
The Lost Room
The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917
The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917
Flip Flappers
Flip Flappers
The Dangerous Book for Boys
The Dangerous Book for Boys
Descendants
Descendants
Fate/stay night
Fate/stay night
The Amazing Extraordinary Friends
The Amazing Extraordinary Friends
Potato Star
Potato Star
Doctor Who: The Time Monster
Doctor Who: The Time Monster
Phoenix
Phoenix
Demons
Demons
Dies Irae
Dies Irae