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The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years 

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List Rules Only shows that premiered the first episode of Season 1 on or after January 1, 2017.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we’re ranking the best fantasy TV shows since 2017. Our list of the highest rated fantasy shows of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new fantasy series on television. What is the best new fantasy TV show? 

Featuring new Netflix shows, show revivals, adaptations from books, and more, the best recent fantasy TV shows include American Gods, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Witcher, and Emerald City. Netflix's Castlevania is considered one of the most bingeworthy shows today, while Amazon's Good Omens is commonly known as the fantasy show to watch now in 2018. 

Vote up the best new fantasy shows and feel free to add any new fantasy series missing from the list. 

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American Gods is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber

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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A Discovery of Witches ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Chilling Adventures of S... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
DalekEmperor221B added Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez

Premiered: 2018

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the comic book series. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) ...more

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Runaways is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
CelineKaoma 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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Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Richard Armitage, James Callis, Graham McTavish

Premiered: 2017

Castlevania (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated web television series based on the 1989 video game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse by Konami. The series follows Trevor Belmont ...more

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The Haunting of Hill Hou... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Luke Albright added Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas

Premiered: 2018

The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural horror television series created by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. A fractured family confronts ...more

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Emerald City is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu

Premiered: 2017

Emerald City (NBC, 2017) is an American fantasy television series based on the Land of Oz book series written by L. Frank Baum. It stars Adria Arjona as Dorothy Gale, Florence Kasumba as The ...more
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Siren is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
しゅにシュニ(Shuni) added Siren Eline Powell, Alex Roe, Ian Verdun

Premiered: 2018

Siren (Freeform, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Eric Wald and Dean White. When a mysterious girl (Eline Powell) arrives in the coastal town of Bristol Cove, she proves ...more

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Cloak & Dagger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Cate Bennett added Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth

Premiered: 2018

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 Gifted is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Eithne Araujo added Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale

Premiered: 2017

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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Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Michael Heinrich 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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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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The Dark Crystal: Age of... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Carnival Row is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Midnight, Texas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Eithne Araujo added François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley

Premiered: 2017

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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His Dark Materials is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Zoey's Extraordinary Pla... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher

Premiered: 2020

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (NBC, 2020) is an American musical fantasy dramedy television series. The show is set around Zoey's (Jane Levy) ability to recognize the thoughts of the people ...more

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Strowlers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Griffin Burns, Kyle McCarley, Cristina Vee
Devilman Crybaby (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese anime series directed by Masaaki Yuasa, based on the manga by Go Nagai. When an ancient race of demons invades the world, Akira Fudo transform into ...more

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Trolls: The Beat Goes On... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Amanda Leighton, Skylar Astin, David Fynn
Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (Netflix, 2018) is an American animated television series developed by Matthew Beans, based on the 2016 movie. Queen Poppy (Amanda Leighton), Branch (Skylar Astin), the ...more
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B: the Beginning is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Hiroaki Hirata, Yūki Kaji, Asai Seto
B: the Beginning (Netflix, 2018) is an anime series directed by Kazuto Nakazawa and Yoshiki Yamakawa. In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic ...more

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A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- Haruka Shiraishi, Yūsuke Kobayashi, Ryota Takeuchi
A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese science fiction anime ONA directed by Kazuya Murata. In the year 2035, a biological research project went awry, resulting in an incident ...more

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Disenchantment is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, Eric Andre

Premiered: 2018

Disenchantment (Netflix, 2018) is an adult animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. The series follows the story of Bean (Abby Jacobson), an alcoholic princess, her elf companion Elfo (Nat ...more

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Britannia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Britannia Kelly Reilly, David Morrissey, Zoë Wanamaker

Premiered: 2018

Britannia (Amazon Video, 2018) is a British-American historical fantasy series written by Jez Butterworth. In AD 43 during the Roman conquest of Britain, Celtic rivals Kerra (Kelly Reilly) and ...more

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The Innocents is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Sorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott, Guy Pearce

Premiered: 2018

The Innocents (Netflix, 2018) is a British supernatural television series created by Hania Elkington and Simon Duric. After running away from her repressive family to be with her lover Harry ...more