Fantasy TV Shows

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.

Legacies
Legacies
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
The Witcher
The Witcher
Infinity Train
Infinity Train
Batwoman
Batwoman
Siren
Siren
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins
Charmed
Charmed
Van Helsing
Van Helsing
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Black Clover
Black Clover
Escape the Night
Escape the Night
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
Good Witch
Good Witch
The Secret Circle
The Secret Circle
American Gods
American Gods
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Good Omens
Good Omens
Descendants
Descendants
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Shadowhunters
Shadowhunters
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Disenchantment
Disenchantment
Miracle Workers
Miracle Workers
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
HarmonQuest
HarmonQuest
Bitten
Bitten
Dark
Dark
Trollhunters
Trollhunters
Preacher
Preacher
Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart
Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart
Z Nation
Z Nation
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Westworld
Westworld
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
Angel
Angel
Daybreak
Daybreak
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
Fire Force
Fire Force
Lego Nexo Knights
Lego Nexo Knights
Creeped Out
Creeped Out
Mob Psycho 100
Mob Psycho 100
Happy!
Happy!
The Outpost
The Outpost
Knight Squad
Knight Squad
The Umbrella Academy
The Umbrella Academy
Roswell
Roswell
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Sense8
Sense8
Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- (Original Japanese Version)
Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- (Original Japanese Version)
Wu Assassins
Wu Assassins
Love, Death + Robots
Love, Death + Robots
Britannia
Britannia
Castlevania
Castlevania
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
Dominion
Dominion
Moonlight
Moonlight
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Legion
Legion
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
The Bureau of Magical Things
The Bureau of Magical Things
El Clon
El Clon
The Rain
The Rain
The InBetween
The InBetween
Fate/stay night
Fate/stay night
Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty
Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty
Nancy Drew
Nancy Drew
Mighty Magiswords
Mighty Magiswords
Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
Dharmakshetra
Dharmakshetra
The Ancient Magus' Bride
The Ancient Magus' Bride
Erased
Erased
En Otra Piel
En Otra Piel
Manifest
Manifest
Relic Hunter
Relic Hunter
Devilman Crybaby
Devilman Crybaby
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato
The Lost Room
The Lost Room
Space 1999
Space 1999
Dead of Summer
Dead of Summer
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
In Another World with My Smartphone
In Another World with My Smartphone
Ashes to Ashes
Ashes to Ashes
Supernatural: The Animation
Supernatural: The Animation
Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights
Wizards vs. Aliens
Wizards vs. Aliens
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
The Mist
The Mist
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac
Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Wise Man's Grandchild
Wise Man's Grandchild
Junk Drawer Magical Adventures
Junk Drawer Magical Adventures
Dragon Pilot
Dragon Pilot
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest