The Netflix Fantasy Shows You Must Watch

More than perhaps any other genre, Netflix oozes quality fantasy shows. There is also a lot of good stuff. In fact, there’s so much good stuff out there that it’s hard to know where to start!

Here is where weather think you should start

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When I first heard that Henry Cavill was cast as Geralt in the TV show The Witcher, based on a novel that became a hugely popular video game, I thought, “This can’t be good.”

Then I watched the first episode and I was like, “This is not Good.”

But in the end was the show any good? Then it became a phenomenon. Now it’s one of the most popular shows on Netflix.


Arkane is so good.

Based on the characters and lore of League of Legends, Arcane is simply an absolutely beautifully animated show about family, trauma and the effects of poverty. Just an amazing show to watch.

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Alright, I’ll put Supernatural on the list.

Follow the supernaturally handsome Winchester brothers in their hunt for all kinds of ghouls and goblins, demons, ghosts and monsters.

Brace yourself — there’s a ridiculous 15 seasons of this show available on Netflix.


Shadow and Bone (2021—)

Shadow and Bone is based on a series of young adult fantasy novels written by Leigh Bardugo. There is a feeling that this show was not Right as good as some might have hoped and didn’t Right going as mainstream as some expected. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check it out.


As a Scot, I’m both grateful for Outlander and resentful about it.

It’s kind of made Scottish men cool again, but also made people have ridiculously inflated, unfair expectations of us. We can’t hope to compete with Sam Heughan, who plays the main character Jamie Fraser. Ridiculous.

Outlander is a strange time travel show that takes the main character, Claire, back in time from World War II to 1743 in Scotland. It’s definitely romance nonsense, but it’s self-confident romance nonsense. It’s built for binging.


Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008)

Avatar: The Last Airbender has to be one of the best animated series ever. Aang is the titular Last Airbender, a messiah-type who can control the four main elements: air, fire, water, and earth.

But even trying to describe what makes Avatar so charming, smart, and surprisingly weighty is pointless. Just do yourself a favor and check it out.


The Umbrella Academy is part of a whole line of adult superhero shows that came out a few years ago. It takes itself a little more seriously than The Boys, which came out on Prime Video, but it’s still a very compelling watch.

It also has some of the best needle drop moments of any show on Netflix. Get on.

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)

Based on the 1982 cult classic, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance was pretty good for an exercise in nostalgia bait. Unfortunately, the cost of the production caused Netflix to cancel it before we got a second season. Doesn’t mean you can’t check out the first one.


OK, let’s do it again…

I can’t believe I have this three TV shows based on video games on this list! But again, Castlevania is very Good. A dark fantasy show based on the video game of the same name, Castlevania is super popular, captivating and spectacularly well-animated. Give it a try even if you’ve never heard of the game.


Merlin, a BBC TV show based on Arthurian legends, brings a Doctor Who aesthetic to the fantasy genre.

It’s certainly a bit dated, but Merlin has a cult following thanks to some fantastic performances. Just don’t expect Game of Thrones-level production values.

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The chilling adventures of Sabrina (2018-2020)

Based on the old children’s sitcom Sabrina The Teenage Witch, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina reinvents itself as a dark drama that focuses on the occult. Miraculously it works.

Prepare for a weird ending, but this show delivers.

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Hellbound is a dark fantasy series about supernatural creatures that drag people to hell. If you’ve just finished Squid Game and have a craving for more Korean TV, look no further. these rules.


Sweet Tooth is a fantasy drama based on the comic book of the same name. After a pandemic — stay here with me — hybrid babies are born that are half human, half animal.

As might be expected, a schism appears. Some people can’t deal with the emergence of this new hybrid, blaming them for the pandemic. The show has been renewed for a second season, so now’s a good time to catch up.


We’ve officially named it the second best series on Netflix. Is it a fantasy show? Type of. It definitely has some weird fantastical elements and – regardless – is well worth your time. The story centers on Prairie Johnson, a woman who returns home after years of disappearance. The highlight: Before she was blind, she can now see.

Anything that emerges from this odd turn of events becomes increasingly bizarre. Definitely give it a try.


The Legend of Korra (2012–2014)

I can’t list Avatar without adding The Legend of Korra.

Set in the same universe years after the events of the original Avatar, The Legend of Korra is a far more mature version of the show that explores surprisingly mature themes. It is dramatically underestimated. Watch it.

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Can I get away with adding anime to this list? I’m sorry, I’ll do it.

If you’re an anime fan, you’re probably already watching Demon Slayer, or at least aware of its existence. Right now it’s probably the most popular anime on the planet. Demon Slayer is essentially a show about a guy who kills demons. The twist: his sister is also part demon and they travel together. It’s beautifully animated and the fight scenes are ballistic.


Attack on Titan (2013-2022)

Since we’re doing anime now, we might as well be doing Attack on Titan.

Attack on Titan is an anime set in a vaguely medieval universe where humans are constantly threatened by skyscraper-sized humanoid “Titans” that eat humans.

It’s absolutely insane. You should watch it.


The Dragon Prince (2018—)

The Dragon Prince is often compared favorably to another legendary show on this list – Avatar.

That’s about the highest praise you can get for an animated fantasy show. The Netflix Fantasy Shows You Must Watch

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