SciFi and Fantasy The Best Current Fantasy TV Series  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite fantasy shows (no sci-fi) currently airing new episodes on TV or a streaming service

These are the best current fantasy TV series in 2016-2017, ranked from best to worst by user votes. This list is pretty diverse. Some of the best current fantasy TV shows take place in the depths of space, and still others, while based in earthly environments, integrate supernatural elements into their already fantastical shows. Some of the greatest current fantasy TV series even feature characters with super powers.

What shows will you find on this best current fantasy TV series list? Once Upon a Time transports classic fairytale characters into real life for a double dose of fantasy and drama. Snow White, Peter Pan, and Rumpelstiltskin are just a few of the lead characters in this modern fantasy series. Game of Thrones is another good fantasy show that is currently airing on television.

Hemlock Grove features vampires, werewolves and other fantastical creatures as its lead characters. Other great shows that appear on this top current fantasy TV series list include The Walking Dead, Supernatural and Grimm.

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke 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 Current Fantasy TV Series
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy 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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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Jdoggy added Stranger Things Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more

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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Once Upon a Time Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla 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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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Lucifer Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
voting closed at #5 | mruggby added Sense8 Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more

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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
abhisheksagar added Outlander Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies 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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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
The Originals Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt 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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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Abe Schippers added The Magicians Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley 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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The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Lilithღ added The Shannara Chronicles Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Ivana Baquero The Shannara Chronicles (MTV, 2016) is an American fantasy drama television series adapted from the fantasy novels by Terry Brooks, primarily The Elfstones of Shannara. As the series opens, ...more

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
lordroy added Westworld Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright 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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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Legends of Tomorrow Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. When Vandal Savage ...more

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Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
James Taylor added Killjoys Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane Killjoys (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian space adventure drama series created by Michelle Lovretta. In the Quad, a planetary system on the brink of a bloody interplanetary class war, a fun loving ...more

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Jdoggy added American Horror Story Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters 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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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
James Taylor added The Expanse Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has ...more

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The Librarians is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
JihanChou added The Librarians Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth The Librarians (TNT, 2014) is an American fantasy-adventure television series developed by John Rogers, and a spinoff of the film series. A group of librarians set off on adventures in an effort ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
JihanChou added Supergirl Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
James Taylor added Dark Matter Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke Dark Matter (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, based on their comic book. Onboard a starship called the Raza, six people awaken in ...more