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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, 2015.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we’re ranking the best fantasy TV shows since 2015. 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 Heroes Reborn, DramaworldThe Shannara Chronicles, and Emerald City. Netflix's Castlevania is considered one of the most bingeworthy shows today, while Syfy's Wyonna Earp 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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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
John Sherman added
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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A Discovery of Witches ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel
A Discovery of Witches (2018, Sky One) is a British TV Series based on the All Souls historical fantasy trilogy by Deborah Harkness. When Diana Bishop (Theresa Palmer), a historian and reluctant ...more
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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper
The Good Place (NBC, 2016) is an American fantasy comedy television series created by Michael Schur. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) wakes up to discover she has entered the afterlife. When ...more

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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Matthew Boroson 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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American Gods is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber
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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The Shannara Chronicles ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
scotty.hansford added
Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke
Dark Matter (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, based on their comic book. Onboard a starship called the Raza, six people awaken in ...more

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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Yalili Oshun Escobar Oropesa added
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear
Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, ...more

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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende
Shadowhunters (Freeform, 2016) is an American fantasy television series based on The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) has just enrolled at Brooklyn Academy ...more

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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar
The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has ...more

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Timeless is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Timothy Holdiness added Timeless
Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Starring Abigail Spencer Matt Lanter Malcolm Barrett
Timeless (NBC, 2016) tollows the adventures of an unusual trio—a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), and a soldier (Matt Lanter)—as they attempt to stop Garcia ...more

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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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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Chilling Adventures of S... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez
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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Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
James Taylor added
Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane
Killjoys (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian space adventure drama series created by Michelle Lovretta. In the Quad, a planetary system a fun loving trio of bounty hunters attempt to remain impartial as ...more

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Kyra Zandberg added
Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton
Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more

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Dirk Gently's Holistic D... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America, Netflix, 2016) is British/American comic science fiction detective television series, taking place after the Douglas Adams novel series of ...more

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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra
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 Originals is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Eithne Araujo added
Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt
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The Haunting of Hill Hou... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas
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. The first season, The Haunting of ...more

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The OA is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
The OA
Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson
The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series, with science fiction, supernatural and fantasy elements. Creator Brit Marling stars as a young woman named Prairie ...more

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Runaways is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Barry Jones
The Magicians was a British family entertainment television show, first broadcast throughout January 2011 on BBC One. The show features magicians performing a number of magic tricks with guest ...more
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Emerald City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu
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