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. Netflix's Fate: The Winx Saga tells the story of young woman who learns that she is a changeling and 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.
- 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: Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford, Elarica Johnson
- Premiered: September 14, 2018
- Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
- 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, Hannah van der Westhuysen, Precious Mustapha, Eliot Salt, Elisha Applebaum
- Premiered: January 22, 2021
- Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
- 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, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, Quincy Fouse, Aria Shahghasemi
- Premiered: October 25, 2018
- Genres: Drama, Fantasy
- Shadow and Bone (Netflix, 2021) is an American fantasy series created by Eric Heisserer and is based on the book series Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Set in the Grishaverse - a world cleaved in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, a young soldier uncovers a power that might finally unite her country, but as she struggles to hone her power, thugs, thieves, assassins and saints are waging war against each other, and it will take more than magic to survive. ...more
- Actors: Jessie Mei Li, Archie Renaux, Freddy Carter, Amita Suman, Kit Young
- Premiered: April 23, 2021
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy