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
Siren
Siren
Good Witch
Good Witch
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
Westworld
Westworld
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
Knight Squad
Knight Squad
Shadowhunters
Shadowhunters
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Black Clover
Black Clover
Sense8
Sense8
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Preacher
Preacher
American Gods
American Gods
Legion
Legion
Van Helsing
Van Helsing
Z Nation
Z Nation
The Rain
The Rain
Trollhunters
Trollhunters
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
Angel
Angel
Randall and Hopkirk
Randall and Hopkirk
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
Lego Nexo Knights
Lego Nexo Knights
Ghost Wars
Ghost Wars
Moonlight
Moonlight
HarmonQuest
HarmonQuest
Record of Grancrest War
Record of Grancrest War
Space 1999
Space 1999
Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls
Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls
Mighty Magiswords
Mighty Magiswords
H2O: Just Add Water
H2O: Just Add Water
Battlestar Galactica Classic
Battlestar Galactica Classic
Happy!
Happy!
Relic Hunter
Relic Hunter
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Dark
Dark
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero
Dirk Gently
Dirk Gently
Angels in America
Angels in America
God Eater
God Eater
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
The 10th Kingdom
The 10th Kingdom
Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights
Devilman Crybaby
Devilman Crybaby
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
Ice Fantasy
Ice Fantasy
Rooftop Prince
Rooftop Prince
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
Neverland
Neverland
In Another World with My Smartphone
In Another World with My Smartphone
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Dies Irae
Dies Irae
Dinotopia
Dinotopia
The Secret Circle
The Secret Circle
Dominion
Dominion
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Outbreak Company
Outbreak Company
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Jedi Masters
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Jedi Masters
Supernatural: The Animation
Supernatural: The Animation
Dharmakshetra
Dharmakshetra
Roswell
Roswell
Bitten
Bitten
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Descendants
Descendants
Erased
Erased
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
seaQuest DSV
seaQuest DSV
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
Mob Psycho 100
Mob Psycho 100
The Mist
The Mist
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
Star Wars Rebels
Star Wars Rebels
El Clon
El Clon
Ultra Seven
Ultra Seven
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Tokyo Ravens
Tokyo Ravens
WITS Academy
WITS Academy
Britannia
Britannia
Dead of Summer
Dead of Summer
Ashes to Ashes
Ashes to Ashes
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Weeping Angels
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Weeping Angels
I Hear Your Voice
I Hear Your Voice
Phoenix
Phoenix
Norn9
Norn9
Terry Pratchett's Going Postal
Terry Pratchett's Going Postal
The Lost Room
The Lost Room
Elena of Avalor
Elena of Avalor
Cat.8
Cat.8
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
Scarecrow
Scarecrow
Vampire High
Vampire High