Many television shows utilize magic to add a sense of wonder. The shows put characters we can all relate to into fantastical situations and make us all believe there is something wonderful in our own world. If you are not currently watching the following TV shows about witches and magic, then you are also missing out on wizards, dragons, mystical realms and so much more.
Harry Potter introduced an entire generation to the power of magic on screen, and there are numerous series that have carried on its legacy in recent years. In the reboot of Charmed to air on The CW, the Vera sisters assume their positions as The Charmed Ones to protect innocent lives. SyFy's The Magicians tells the stories of young people who learn that magic is all too real. In Motherland: Fort Salem, witches are conscripted into the army and use combat magic, in a woman-dominated world. Magic may be what gets viewers interested, but it's the characters and compelling story arcs that have them tuning back every week.
Are you a fan of any of these magical TV shows? All of these shows had new episodes air within the last year, allowing you to jump right in and get caught up on the lore. Vote on your favorites to let other readers know what magical shows they should be checking out.
- Fate: The Winx Saga (Netflix, 2021) is an English-language Italian young adult fantasy-drama television series based on the animated series Winx Club, created by Iginio Straffi. The story follows Bloom as she adjusts to life in the Otherworld, where she must learn to control her dangerous magical powers.... more
- Actors: Abigail Cowen, Danny Griffin, Hannah van der
- Premiered: 2021
- Genres (Tv): Drama, Family
- 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 and reluctant witch, unexpectedly discovers a bewitched manuscript, she begins to unravel its secrets about magical begins. Professor and vampire Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode) offers his help, and the two team up while dodging threats from the creature world.... more
- Actors: Teresa Palmer,Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel, Louise Brealey, Malin Buska
- Premiered: 2018
- Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Drama, Romance
- Legacies (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Julie Plec, and a spinoff of The Originals. Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), a tribrid daughter of a Vampire/Werewolf hybrids, makes her way in the world.... more
- Actors: Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis, Kaylee Bryant, Jenny Boyd, Aria Shahghasemi
- Premiered: 2018
- Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Adventure, Supernatural drama
- Motherland: Fort Salem (Freeform, 2020) is an American supernatural drama series created by Eliot Laurence. The series follows three young women (Taylor Hickson, Jessica Sutton, and Ashley Nicole Williams) from basic training in combat magic into early deployment in a women-dominated world in which the U.S. ended persecution of witches 300 years ago after an agreement.... more
- Actors: Taylor Hickson, Ashley Nicole Williams, Amalia Holm
- Premiered: 2020
- Genres (Tv): Drama