With the conclusion of Game of Thrones Season 8 in 2019, you may have experienced the same emptiness in your spirit as I have. Yes, the long-awaited publication of House of the Dragon has finally here, but you wouldn’t believe the number of wonderful fantasy novels that aren’t set in Westeros. In fact, you wouldn’t believe the amount of excellent fantasy novels that are set anywhere else. Do not allow the fact that you believe magic and magical creatures are only appropriate for children prevent you from watching some of the finest fantasy programs now airing on television.
To summarize, supernatural shows center on fantastical beings and/or magical abilities that are set in our everyday world, whereas fantasy series often take place in a realm that is parallel but distinct from our own. On the other hand, there is a significant amount of overlap between the two genres. Even if some fantasy programs have a lighter tone than supernatural ones, which are almost always gloomy and dismal, fantasy shows are not meant for children. This is the case even though some fantasy shows have a brighter tone. So there you have it, those who criticize. In addition to “Game of Thrones,” there have been numerous more epic fantasy programs that have shown on television throughout the years. If, on the other hand, you’d rather watch something that’s happening right now, I’ve put together a list of the best fantasy series that are now showing on television.
House of the Dragon
Do you remember when we said that there are several more television shows available? And now there’s a brand-new program that takes place in the same world! The Targaryen family is featured prominently in House of the Dragon, which takes place around 200 years before the original series. It doesn’t seem like the dragon fire is the only thing driving up the temperature so quickly. It is fair to assume that the House of Dragon takes its cues from the royal families of a number of European nations, most notably the one found in the United Kingdom. with all of the typical rumors, scandals, and even romantic complications that may arise within the family. You can read more about the UK royal family over at Lordping.co.uk.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
After Amazon’s successful relaunch of the classic Lord of the Rings series, it would appear that everyone and their brother is getting a prequel. The show will provide viewers with their first look at some of Tolkien’s most renowned characters, and it will take place thousands of years before the films directed by Peter Jackson.
Locke & Key
In this adaption of the comic book series that bears the same name, you will accompany the Locke family as they relocate to Mattheson, Massachusetts as they prepare to move into the famous Keyhouse. They come upon a set of magical keys that endows them with extraordinary abilities while they are there, but they also have to fight off some terrible evil people who are want those keys for themselves.
This film version of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comics has been in the works for quite some time, and he has given his full approval of the project. Prepare yourself to accompany The King of Dreams as he experiences major ramifications for both the Dreaming world and the Waking world after being imprisoned for hundreds of years.
Only the students at Brakebills University who have already demonstrated the greatest potential are offered the chance to continue developing their abilities at the graduate level. The young man known as Quinten Clearwater may, at long last, place his trust in magic now that he has the chance to do so thanks to the fact that the opportunity has presented itself. The fairy tales he was told as a child can not compare to the complexity of the magical world he now inhabits, and this is a lesson he has to learn the hard way.
Shadow and Bone
This massive series is based on the books of the same name written by Leigh Bardugo. It tells the story of a young woman named Alina, an orphan who grows up to become a soldier and a mapmaker. She also unintentionally unleashes a supernatural force that has the potential to put an end to the civil war in her country. Because the second season has already been bought, you should not fall behind.
The Wheel of Time
The Wheel of Time is an adaptation of a book series, and like many of the best fantasy shows, it follows a strong leader who takes five teenagers on an adventure because she believes that one of them is the rebirth of the Dragon, who can either save the universe or destroy it. The books that inspired The Wheel of Time were written by Robert Jordan. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the second season will drop as soon as possible.
Geralt of Rivia, a sorcerer, an outcast, and a killer (played by the stunning Henry Cavill), has been given the responsibility of ridding the kingdom of monsters. As a side note, the program has already been renewed for a third season, so there will be plenty more Henry in the future. This happened before the second season even began airing.
A World War II nurse who finds herself in the 18th century in the arms of a rough and rugged Scottish Highland warrior is the protagonist of the time-travel romance series Outlander, which is based on the novels written by Diana Gabaldon. I’m all set for season 6, if you please.
Fate: The Winx Saga
In this story about adolescents, five faeries go to Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld, in order to gain mastery over their magical abilities. The most important aspect? The second season has already started!
This dark series, which stars Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, investigates what transpires when the native countries of mythical migrating animals are overrun by humans, therefore compelling the creatures to live in close proximity to people. After a protracted pause, production has begun on the second season of the show.
In the film Sweet Tooth, the protagonist, Gus, is a juvenile human/deer hybrid, and his reluctant guardian, Big Man, watches after him as they struggle to stay alive in a world that has been devastated by an apocalyptic event. Be ready to be even more excited, because there will be a second season this year!
Are you looking for a hearty chuckle at now minute? Consider the novella “Good Omens,” in which a harried angel named Aziraphale and a chill demon named Crowley forge an improbable partnership in order to save the impending destruction of the world known as “Armageddon.” Because Jon Hamm is going to be a part of the cast starting with the second season, there has never been a better time than now to come on board.
This extremely underrated series follows Aulus Plautius and the Roman Imperial Army as they strive to seize the mythical province of Britannia. It begins in 43 AD, after Caesar’s invasion of Britain had been unsuccessful, and it is set in the United Kingdom. Although though there has been no confirmation from the network as to whether or not the program will be brought back for a fourth season, I have a good feeling about it due to the fact that it is like a little bit of history mixed in with some magic.
The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad is another historical fantasy series that imagines a world in which the network of secret passages and safe houses that allowed African Americans to escape slavery in the South was an actual railroad. The series is based on the book of the same name written by Colson Whitehead. The question of whether or not this will be picked up for a second season has not yet been answered, but here’s hoping that it will be!
Noughts + Crosses
I don’t know how you feel, but I can’t wait for the second season of Noughts + Crosses to start airing. This show tells the story of two people who fall in love despite the fact that they live in a world in which black people (Crosses) are the dominant population and white people (Noughts) are the marginalized minority.
His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials is an adaptation of the epic trilogy written by Philip Pullman. The story follows a young girl from another world as she searches for her lost companion. Along the way, she uncovers a sequence of kidnappings that are strange and likely hazardous. Even though it’s unfortunate that this will be the final season, at least it looks like it will be a good one.
This fan-favorite series was officially canceled by Starz after the completion of its third season in 2021; however, if executive producer Neil Gaiman has his way, then season 4 will take place. The show takes place in a secret America where magic is real and a battle is raging between the Old Gods and the New.
A Discovery of Witches
What happens when a young scholar who is also a descendant of a witch finds a long-lost alchemical manuscript in the library at Oxford? After being summoned to the location, she immediately travels below into a magical underworld. You should start your binge viewing as soon as possible now that Season 3 has been released.
The protagonist of this Brazilian fantasy series stumbles onto a world inhabited by legendary entities that are generally hidden from human eyes as he is conducting an inquiry into a murder. This realm is normally inaccessible to people. There has been no word on when the second season will be available to fans, but they may be certain that it will come out at some point.