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
Westworld
Westworld
Siren
Siren
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
American Gods
American Gods
Good Witch
Good Witch
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Shadowhunters
Shadowhunters
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
H2O: Just Add Water
H2O: Just Add Water
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
The Rain
The Rain
Van Helsing
Van Helsing
Legion
Legion
Dominion
Dominion
Z Nation
Z Nation
The Secret Circle
The Secret Circle
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Angels in America
Angels in America
The 10th Kingdom
The 10th Kingdom
Dinotopia
Dinotopia
Black Clover
Black Clover
Roswell
Roswell
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
Battlestar Galactica Classic
Battlestar Galactica Classic
Relic Hunter
Relic Hunter
The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Supernova
Supernova
Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights
Tin Man
Tin Man
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
Moonlight
Moonlight
Preacher
Preacher
Erased
Erased
Angel
Angel
HarmonQuest
HarmonQuest
Happy!
Happy!
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Lego Nexo Knights
Lego Nexo Knights
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Trollhunters
Trollhunters
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
Knight Squad
Knight Squad
Ghost Wars
Ghost Wars
Vampire High
Vampire High
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
The Quest
The Quest
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Big
Big
Space 1999
Space 1999
Mighty Magiswords
Mighty Magiswords
The Lost Room
The Lost Room
Cat.8
Cat.8
Britannia
Britannia
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Rooftop Prince
Rooftop Prince
Frightenhouse
Frightenhouse
Merlin's Apprentice
Merlin's Apprentice
Dirk Gently
Dirk Gently
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
Voyage of the Unicorn
Voyage of the Unicorn
The New Legends of Monkey
The New Legends of Monkey
seaQuest DSV
seaQuest DSV
Ice Fantasy
Ice Fantasy
Speed Art
Speed Art
Bitten
Bitten
The Scholar Who Walks the Night
The Scholar Who Walks the Night
K-9
K-9
The Dangerous Book for Boys
The Dangerous Book for Boys
49 Days
49 Days
Dead of Summer
Dead of Summer
Boogiepop Phantom
Boogiepop Phantom
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story
Exploding Sun
Exploding Sun
Neverland
Neverland
I Hear Your Voice
I Hear Your Voice
Phoenix
Phoenix
Marry Him If You Dare
Marry Him If You Dare
Randall and Hopkirk
Randall and Hopkirk
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Dark
Dark
Sense8
Sense8
The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917
The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
Tokyo Ravens
Tokyo Ravens
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
Star Wars Rebels
Star Wars Rebels
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
El Clon
El Clon
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
Fantasy Homes By The Sea
Fantasy Homes By The Sea
Descendants
Descendants
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome