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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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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

Premiered: 2015

Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series developed by Tom Kapinos. The series revolves around Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), the Devil, who ...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

Premiered: 2005

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 Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Jdoggy added Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard

Premiered: 2016

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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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
abhisheksagar added Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies

Premiered: 2014

Outlander (Starz, 2014) is a historical drama television series developed by Ronald D. Moore, based on the novel series by Diana Gabaldon. A married former WWII nurse (Caitriona Balfe) is ...more

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A Discovery of Witches ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel

Premiered: 2018

A Discovery of Witches (2018, Sky One) is a British fantasy drama series based on the All Souls historical fantasy trilogy by Deborah Harkness. When Diana Bishop (Theresa Palmer), a historian ...more
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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Jdoggy added Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters

Premiered: 2011

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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Carnival Row is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Waj Ali

Premiered: 2019

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 Witcher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra

Premiered: 2019

The Witcher (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy action-adventure series based on the series of short stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, ...more

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American Gods is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Rob Burchfield added Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover

Premiered: 2017

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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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill

Premiered: 2016

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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Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Rob Burchfield added Black Lightning Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams

Premiered: 2018

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) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Rob Burchfield added Runaways 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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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Imani Henry added Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy

Premiered: 2018

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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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Rob Burchfield added Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl

Premiered: 2016

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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Castle Rock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Rob Burchfield added Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland, Jane Levy

Premiered: 2018

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 intertwines characters and themes ...more

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The Dark Crystal: Age of... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel

Premiered: 2019

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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Dead Pixels is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Alexa Davies, Will Merrick, Charlotte Ritchie

Premiered: 2019

Dead Pixels (The CW, 2020) is a fantasy science-fiction comedy television series created by Jon Brown. The series centers on three mates whose world revolves around their obsession for the ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
JihanChou added Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh

Premiered: 2015

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His Dark Materials is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Dafne Keen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy

Premiered: 2019

His Dark Materials (HBO, 2019) is a British fantasy adventure series based on the novel series by Philip Pullman. In an alternate world where all humans have animal companions called daemons, a ...more

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Penny Dreadful: City of ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Adriana Barraza

Premiered: 2020

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (Showtime, 2020) is a British-American horror drama television series created by John Logan, and a spinoff of the 2014 series. In 1930s Los Angeles, LAPD's first ...more

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The Order is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Imani Henry added Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer

Premiered: 2019

The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen. After joining a secret society of magic users, college freshman Jack Morton ...more

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Seraph of the End is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
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Strowlers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Strowlers Trin Miller, G. Valmont Thomas, Tanesha Ross

Premiered: 2018

Strowlers (ZOE, 2018) is an American fantasy science fiction television series. Magic has returned to the modern world. In response, the U.S. Dept of Arcanology has tasked government magic users ...more
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RWBY is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
Rob Burchfield added Lindsay Jones, Barbara Dunkelman, Kara Eberle
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Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy Shows on TV Right Now
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