The Best Current TV Shows About Magic, Ranked (2023)

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Vote up the best shows on television featuring magic that are currently airing new episodes.
Latest additions: Spellbound, My Magic Closet, The Gryphon
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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 Shadow & Bone, those with magical skills who are conscripted use combat magic as the powerful Grisha second army. Magic may be what gets viewers interested, but it's the characters and compelling story arcs that have them tuning back every week. Other great shows about magic include Britannia, and The Wheel of Time.

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.

  • Shadow and Bone
    Video: YouTube
    517 VOTES

    The show Shadow and Bone is actually based on two series of books, the Shadow and Bone trilogy as well as the Six of Crows duology. Alina Starkov discovers she is a gifted Grisha, and one that is fated to address a dire need in the universe. As word spreads, many try to kidnap or kill her as Alina must come to terms with her powers and decide who to trust.

    • Actors: Jessie Mei Li, Archie Renaux, Ben Barnes, Freddy Carter, Amita Suman
    • Premiered: April 23, 2021
    • Genres: Action,Adventure,Drama,Fantasy
    517 votes

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  • The Wheel of Time
    Video: YouTube

    Originally planned as a six book series, The Wheel of Time now spans 14 volumes along with companion texts. The TV series follows Moiraine, a member of a powerful organization of women that can channel the One power. She seeks the reincarnation of the Dragon, a powerful channeler who broke the world. This reincarnation has been prophesied to either save the world or destroy it once again.

    • Actors: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney, Josha Stradowski, Madeleine Madden, Marcus Rutherford
    • Premiered: November 19, 2021
    • Genres: Action,Adventure,Fantasy
    408 votes

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  • Wednesday
    Video: YouTube
    160 VOTES

    Executive produced by Tim Burton, Wednesday holds the record of most hours viewed in a week for an English-language Netflix series with a total 341.2 million hours watched in its first week of release, eclipsing Stranger Things. The plot follows Wednesday Addams after she is expelled from school after dumping piranhas in the school pool. Enrolling in a new school for outcasts, Wednesday uses her inherited psychic abilities to solve a murder mystery.

    • Actors: Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Hunter Doohan
    • Premiered: November 23, 2022
    • Genres: Comedy,Drama,Mystery
    160 votes

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
    Video: YouTube

    A billion dollars was committed to this high fantasy epic. Rings of Power is set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and is based on Tolkien’s history of Middle-earth. As such, fan favorite characters are shown as younger versions and season one depicts the emergence of evil in Middle-earth during a time of relative peace in this high stakes magic TV show.

    • Actors: Morfydd Clark, Robert Aramayo, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry
    • Premiered: September 2, 2022
    • Genres: Drama,Fantasy
    239 votes

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  • The Owl House
    Video: YouTube
    278 VOTES

    Luz Noceda is a teenage girl who accidentally stumbles upon a portal to the Demon Realm. Even though she doesn’t have any special powers, she decides to become a witch, serving as Eda Clawthorne’s apprentice. The Owl House is notable for being the first Disney property to feature a gay couple in leading roles and won a Peabody in 2021, becoming one of the most popular TV series about witches and magic.

    • Actors: Wendie Malick, Alex Hirsch, Sarah-Nicole Robles
    • Premiered: January 10, 2020
    • Genres: Animation,Comedy,Fantasy,Kids
    278 votes

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  • The Bureau of Magical Things
    Video: YouTube

    As technology advanced, the harmony between human and magic worlds was disturbed with fairies and other magical creatures becoming endangered. When teenager Kyra discovers a threat to both realms, she must try to unite the magical and non-magical in order to save the world.

    • Actors: Kimie Tsukakoshi, Elizabeth Cullen, Mia Milnes, Julian Cullen, Rainbow Wedell
    • Premiered: July 8, 2018
    • Genres: Fantasy, Kids
    339 votes