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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

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 2

Network: Syfy, CHCH-DT, Space

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

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 4

Network: Netflix, Fox

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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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 2

Network: The Good Place

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) 4 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Matthew Boroson added Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 5

Network: SyFy

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) 5 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Starz

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) 6 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Ivana Baquero

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: MTV

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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A Discovery of Witches ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel

Premiered: 2018

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Sky One

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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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

Premiered: 2015

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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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 55

Network: Freeform

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) 10 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Syfy

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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Timeless is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 12 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

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 22

Network: Channel 4

Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker. The show features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine ...more

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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
DaveHoffman added 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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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Kyra Zandberg added Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 2

Network: Netflix

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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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
James Taylor added Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar

Premiered: 2015

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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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

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 5

Network: SyFy

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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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Barry Jones

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 11

Network: BBC One

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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Chilling Adventures of S... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
DalekEmperor221B added Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez

Premiered: 2018

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: Netflix

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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Dirk Gently's Holistic D... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Matthew Boroson added Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks

Premiered: 2016

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 OA is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
The OA Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Netflix

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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Travelers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
afro9strong added Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper

Premiered: 2016

Network: Showcase (Canada), Netflix (international)

Travelers (Netflix, 2016) is a science fiction television series created by Brad Wright. Hundreds of years from now, surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time, into ...more

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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Eithne Araujo added Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

Network: The CW Television Network

The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more

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Cloak & Dagger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Cate Bennett added Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth
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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Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 24 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

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: The CW

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 Haunting of Hill Hou... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Fantasy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Luke Albright added 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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