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
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
Westworld
Westworld
American Gods
American Gods
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Z Nation
Z Nation
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Good Witch
Good Witch
Van Helsing
Van Helsing
Shadowhunters
Shadowhunters
Preacher
Preacher
Angel
Angel
Angels in America
Angels in America
Space 1999
Space 1999
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Ghost Wars
Ghost Wars
Lego Nexo Knights
Lego Nexo Knights
The Mist
The Mist
HarmonQuest
Erased
Legion
Black Clover
Battlestar Galactica Classic
Tangled: The Series
Sense8
Moonlight
H2O: Just Add Water
Dinotopia
K-9
The Greatest American Hero
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Mighty Magiswords
The Elephant Princess
The Secret Circle
Penny Dreadful
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
The Magic School Bus
Star Wars Rebels
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Rooftop Prince
Log Horizon
The Scholar Who Walks the Night
Dominion
Supernatural: The Animation
Hellsing Ultimate
Randall and Hopkirk
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Speed Art
Fantasy Homes By The Sea
Relic Hunter
49 Days
Descendants
Boogiepop Phantom
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
seaQuest DSV
Dirk Gently
Jeremiah
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
El Clon
The Seven Deadly Sins
In Another World with My Smartphone
Trollhunters
Arabian Nights
Big
Tin Man
Roswell
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917
Flip Flappers
The 10th Kingdom
Karneval
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Ashes to Ashes
Castlevania
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Wizards vs. Aliens
Dharmakshetra
Terry Pratchett's Going Postal
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Redemption
WITS Academy
Toy Hunters
Glitter Force Doki Doki
The Lost Room
Ben 10 2016
God Eater
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee
Demons
Marry Him If You Dare
Torchwood Motion Comic: Web of Lies
Jason of Star Command
The LXD: Secrets of the Ra
The Happenings
Ice Fantasy
Cat.8
Doctor Who, The Companions