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The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite fantasy TV Shows that aired in the 2010s - no sci-fi

These are the best 2010s fantasy TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some of the best 2010s fantasy TV shows take place in space, or completely made up worlds, while others integrate supernatural elements into their more down-to-earth storylines. Some of the greatest 2010s fantasy TV series even feature characters with super powers, and superheroes.

What shows will you find on this best 2010s fantasy TV series list? Game of Thrones took fantasy TV to the next level when it premiered in 2011 and made even the most skeptical TV watcher a fan of 'sword and sandals' fantasy. Since then there have been countless shows that have tried to snatch the crown from Thrones, as series like Westworld and His Dark Materials have emerged on HBO to try to fill a dragon-sized void in viewers TV screens.

Meanwhile, Grimm showed viewers a new version of classic fairy tales during the 2010s, while Once Upon a Time did the same - the difference being Once had access to the entire Disney library to play around with. But whether you're into fairy tales, dragons, or superheros, the 10s had no shortage of fantasy series to satisfy your craving, and some of them are only just getting started and are sure to thrill us all well into the 2020s. 

Which 2010s fantasy series is your favorite? Vote the best shows up to the top of this list and make your fantasy come true.

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more
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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more
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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme, created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps and starring Colin Morgan in the title role. It was broadcast on ...more
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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more
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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel ...more
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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) is an American fantasy television series created by Sera Gamble and John McNamara, based on the novel by Lev Grossman. Training to be a magician at Brakebills ...more
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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more
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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The ...more
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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that premiered on October 23, 2011, on ABC. The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are ...more
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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Teen Wolf is an American television series developed by Jeff Davis for MTV. It is loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, and stars Tyler Posey as a teenager named Scott, who is bitten ...more
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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more
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Good Omens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
Good Omens (Amazon Video, 2019) is a six-part television serial based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. After being accustomed to life on Earth, the demon Crowley (David Tennant) ...more
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American Gods is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
American Gods (Starz, 2017) is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. After being released from prison, Shadow Moon (Ricky ...more
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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Created by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Left Bank ...more
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Carnival Row is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
Carnival Row (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American neo-noir fantasy web television series created by René Echevarria and Travis Beacham. As a serial killer preys on mystical creatures in a ...more
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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the comic book series. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) ...more
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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
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American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more
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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Grimm is an American police procedural fantasy television drama series. It debuted in the U.S. on NBC on October 28, 2011. The show has been described as "a cop drama—with a twist... a dark ...more
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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
Charmed (The CW, 2018) is an American fantasy drama television series developed by Jennie Snyder Urman, and a reboot of the 1998 series. After the death of their mother, sisters Macy (Madeleine ...more
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Legacies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
Legacies (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Julie Plec, and a spinoff of The Originals. Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), a tribrid daughter of a ...more
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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a seven-part British fantasy television series to be shown on BBC One, adapted by Peter Harness from Susanna Clarke's best-selling novel of the same name, to ...more
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His Dark Materials is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Series of the 2010s
His Dark Materials (HBO, 2019) is a British fantasy adventure series based on the novel series by Philip Pullman. Two children embark on a magical adventure through parallel universes.