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The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now  

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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 2019, 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? Carnival Row mixes mystery and magic with a detective working to solve a series of crimes in a world filled with mythical creatures in this steampunk fantasy series. Outlander is another good fantasy show that is currently airing on television and is considered one of the best fantasy series of the past decade.

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 Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
voting closed at #1 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 Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
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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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
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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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Jdoggy added 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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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Abe Schippers added 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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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
abhisheksagar added 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 Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Lilithღ added 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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A Discovery of Witches is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel
A Discovery of Witches (2018, Sky One) is a British TV Series based on the All Souls historical fantasy trilogy by Deborah Harkness. When Diana Bishop (Theresa Palmer), a historian and reluctant ...more
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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
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. Intending to stop ...more
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Carnival Row is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Waj Ali
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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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Jdoggy added 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 Dark Crystal: Age of Resis... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy television series, and a prequel to 1982 Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal. Rian (Taron Egerton), Brea (Anya Taylor-Joy), and Deet ...more
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Cloak & Dagger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Rob Burchfield added Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth
Cloak & Dagger (Freeform, 2018) is an American cable television series created by Joe Pokaski, based on the Marvel Comics characters. Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey ...more
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American Gods is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Rob Burchfield added Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover
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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Midnight, Texas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Rob Burchfield added François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley
Midnight, Texas (NBC, 2017) is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Monica Owusu-Breen, based on the book series by Charlaine Harris. On the run from his past, young ...more
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Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Rob Burchfield added Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams
Black Lightning (The CW, 2018) is an American superhero drama based on the DC comics character of the same name. Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), who retired from his superhero persona Black ...more
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Runaways is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Rob Burchfield added Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner
Marvel's Runaways (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Six teenagers from different backgrounds unite against a common enemy.
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Castle Rock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Rob Burchfield added Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland, Jane Levy
Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by J. J. Abrams. Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes ...more
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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
JihanChou added 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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The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
voting closed at #27 Rob Burchfield added Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter
The Defender (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television miniseries created by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica ...more
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Krypton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
voting closed at #30 Rob Burchfield added Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Ian McElhinney
Krypton (SyFy, 2018) is an American television series developed by David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler. Set 200 years before Superman's birth on the planet Krypton, the show centers on Kal-El's ...more
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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Rob Burchfield added Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl
Van Helsing (Syfy, 2016) is an American dark fantasy horror drama television series inspired by Zenescope Entertainment's graphic novel series Helsing. Vanessa "Van" Helsing (Kelly ...more
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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Imani Henry added Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy
Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized and downloaded ...more
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His Dark Materials is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Dafne Keen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy
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.
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Seraph of the End is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Rob Burchfield added
Seraph of the End (Owari no Serafu, AKA Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign) is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series and 2015 anime series. After a manmade virus kills everyone over age 13, ...more