The Best of 2018 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
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
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 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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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
lordroy added 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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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 6 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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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 9 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. When Vandal Savage ...more

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The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 11 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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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 12 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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The Gifted is listed (or ranked) 13 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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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Rob Burchfield added Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Steve Lightfoot. Former Force Recon officer Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), known throughout New ...more

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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Rob Burchfield added Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick Luke Cage (Netflix, 2016) is an American web television series created by Cheo Hodari Coker, based on the Marvel Comics character. When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and ...more

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American Gods is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 17 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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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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Midnight, Texas is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Rob Burchfield added Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham Marvel's Iron Fist (Netflix, 2017) is web television series developed Scott Buck, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Finn Jones stars as Danny Rand / Iron Fist, a martial ...more

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Castle Rock is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Legion is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Cloak & Dagger is listed (or ranked) 25 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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The Frankenstein Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Rob Burchfield added Sean Bean, Tom Ward, Richie Campbell The Frankenstein Chronicles (A&E, 2015) is a British television period crime drama series created by Benjamin Ross and Barry Langford, and a re-imagining of Mary Shelley's 1818 novel. ...more

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Glitch is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Krypton is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Runaways is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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 — their ...more

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3% is listed (or ranked) 30 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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Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 31 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

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Seraph of the End is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
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

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Cleverman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Rob Burchfield added Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Deborah Mailman Cleverman (SundanceTV, 2016) is an Australian-New Zealand-American television drama series based on an original concept by Ryan Griffen. The six-part drama series reimagines several stories of ...more

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RWBY is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Rob Burchfield added Lindsay Jones, Barbara Dunkelman, Kara Eberle RWBY is an anime-styled American CG-animated web-series created by the Rooster Teeth Productions' animation studio. The series is created and directed by animator Monty Oum. Episodes are ...more

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Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Rob Burchfield added Ajin: Demi-Human is a Japanese manga series and 2015 anime series written and illustrated by Gamon Sakurai. After he is hit by a truck, a student named Kei Nagai discovers he is an immortal ...more

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The Tick is listed (or ranked) 36 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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Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Rob Burchfield added Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney, Nolan North Young Justice is an American animated television series created by Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman for Cartoon Network. Despite its title, it is not a direct adaptation of Peter David, Todd ...more

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Violet Evergarden is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Rob Burchfield added Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden, a young girl formerly known as "the weapon," has left the battlefield to start a new life at CH Postal Service. There, she is deeply moved by the work of "Auto Memories Dolls," who carry people's thoughts and convert them into words. So begins her journey as an Auto Memories Doll, and comes face to face with various people's emotions and differing shapes of love.

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Justice League Action is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current Fantasy TV Series
Rob Burchfield added Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Gilbert Gottfried Justice League Action (Cartoon Network, 2016) is an upcoming American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name. It features the adventures of Superman, ...more