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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? 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. Outlander 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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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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484 172
Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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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488 435
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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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363 286
The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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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315 369
Outlander is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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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314 356
The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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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138 111
Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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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203 142
American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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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110 62
Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Rob Burchfield added Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon
Wynonna Earp (Syfy, 2016) is a Canadian-American supernatural Western horror television series created by Emily Andras, based on the comic book series by Beau Smith. With her unique abilities, ...more
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102 54
American Gods is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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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98 54
Midnight, Texas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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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109 68
The Gifted is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Rob Burchfield added Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale
The Gifted (Fox, 2017) is an American superhero TV series based on Marvel Comics's X-Men properties. Two ordinary parents (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker) take their family on the run from the ...more
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90 53
Preacher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Rob Burchfield added Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga
Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. After a ...more
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96 63
Legion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Rob Burchfield added Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza
Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, David Haller (Dan Stevens) ...more
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89 68
Cloak & Dagger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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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81 59
Castle Rock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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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A Discovery of Witches is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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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85 66
The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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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69 60
Krypton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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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64 55
The Tick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Rob Burchfield added Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry
The Tick (Amazon, 2016) is an American television series based on the character The Tick from the comic book of the same name. In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an ...more
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66 58
3% is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Rob Burchfield added Bianca Comparato, João Miguel, Michel Gomes
3% (Netflix, 2016) is a Brazilian dystopian thriller series created by Pedro Aguilera. The show is set in a future wherein people are given a chance to go to the "better side" of a ...more
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63 55
Glitch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Rob Burchfield added Patrick Brammall, Emma Booth, Genevieve O'Reilly
Glitch (ABC, 2015) is an Australian paranormal television program directed by Emma Freeman. When seven people inexplicably rise from the dead in perfect health, a small town policeman (Patrick ...more
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Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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