Vincent Cassel
Peter Dennis

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
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Britannia
Britannia
Z Nation
Z Nation
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Van Helsing
Van Helsing
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Black Clover
Black Clover
Dominion
Dominion
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero
Shadowhunters
Shadowhunters
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins
Relic Hunter
Relic Hunter
H2O: Just Add Water
H2O: Just Add Water
Angels in America
Angels in America
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
The Magic School Bus
Happy!
Preacher
Good Witch
Penny Dreadful
Dark
Legion
Devilman Crybaby
Log Horizon
Big
Angel
Moonlight
Hellsing Ultimate
Space 1999
Lego Nexo Knights
Battlestar Galactica Classic
Tangled: The Series
The Elephant Princess
Trollhunters
Bitten
Ghost Wars
Kill la Kill
HarmonQuest
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
The Lost Room
The Mist
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
The Secret Circle
Dinotopia
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Erased
Code: Realize ~ Guardian of Rebirth ~
seaQuest DSV
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Jeremiah
Sense8
El Clon
Phoenix
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
Roswell
Randall and Hopkirk
Ice Fantasy
Speed Art
The Scholar Who Walks the Night
K-9
Fantasy Homes By The Sea
49 Days
Frightenhouse
Boogiepop Phantom
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story
I Hear Your Voice
Merlin's Apprentice
Supernatural: The Animation
Marry Him If You Dare
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Dirk Gently
El Ministerio del Tiempo
Descendants
The 10th Kingdom
Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
God Eater
Doctor Who, The Matt Smith Box Set
Wizards vs. Aliens
Arabian Nights
Doctor Who: Terror of the Autons
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
SCI FI Wire
Rooftop Prince
Star Wars Rebels
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Sense8: A Christmas Special
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
Ashes to Ashes
Castlevania
Doctor Who: The Snowmen
Fate/stay night
The Quest
Dharmakshetra
Terry Pratchett's Going Postal
Record of Grancrest War