9 Best Fantasy TV Shows, Ranked – CBR – Comic Book Resources

Fantasy TV shows allow viewers to escape into a different world, and there are many amazing fantasy series for fans to sink their teeth into.
Fantasy TV shows provide an interesting world for the viewer to escape into. Audiences love getting lost in a new series that boasts detailed lore, well-rounded characters, and a gripping plot. Recently, fans have been treated to several incredible fantasy series, like Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon, Wheel of Time, and The Witcher.
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Many audiences may have used some of these series as their entry into the fantasy genre. As these types of enthralling TV shows keep hitting the mainstream, viewers might be looking for the best fantasy series to sink their teeth into, whether that be animated or live-action shows.
The science fantasy series Lost Ollie follows a toy bunny named Ollie who wakes up and finds himself trapped inside a box in a thrift shop. Ollie has hardly any recollection of how this may have happened. In fact, he doesn't remember anything apart from the child who once owned him. With the help of some friends, Ollie searches for answers and his best friend and former owner, Billy.
Lost Ollie's animation is on par with Toy Story's gorgeous visuals. As Lost Ollie explores the relatable feelings of loss and growth, the result is a heartwarming, family-friendly tale that fantasy fans will enjoy.
Dubbed a "one-of-a-kind" series, Lucifer followed the titular DC Comics character when he left Hell for Los Angeles. The series follows him on several adventures, like owning a nightclub and deciding to assist LAPD Detective Chloe Decker to solve homicides for fun. Throughout Lucifer's six seasons, the eponymous character shows off his wide range of powers, which includes superhuman strength.
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As the series went on, it continued to boast innovative character arcs, great humor, and an interesting narrative. Lucifer stands out as a fantasy series for its refreshing take on the charming title character, which helped the series win several awards.
Renowned producer Matt Groening stepped into the world of medieval fantasy in 2018 with the release of Disenchantment. Disenchantment takes viewers to the European medieval kingdom of Dreamland. The show is filled with dark humor and an unpredictable plot, which helped cement Disenchantment as an enthralling fantasy series.
The magical realm on Earth is governed by Queen Bean, an adventurous, rebellious, and fearless ruler. Viewers follow the queen as she embarks on adventures with her friendly and naive elf companion, Elfo, and her personal demon, Luci.
Audiences who enjoy horror and dark fantasy should definitely give Interview With The Vampire a watch. Many people might wonder what they would ask a mythical creature if they were given the chance to interview one, which is explored in Interview With The Vampire and its source material, Anne Rice's 1976 novel.
Audiences meet Louis de Pointe du Lac, Lestat de Lioncourt, and Claudia in a story about love and the price of immortality, which is all told to journalist Daniel Molloy. Tired of living as a Black man in 1910s New Orleans, Louis felt he had no choice but to take Lestat's offer and join him as a vampire. Interview with the Vampire has enjoyed critical success, as seen by its 98% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Maya and the Three is filled with important lessons, like friendship, forgiveness, and love, which are all themes audiences crave in children's shows. Maya and the Three tells the story of a Mesoamerican warrior princess as she goes on a quest to recruit three illustrious fighters who can help save the world.
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Some elements in the fantasy show are drawn from real life. For example, Maya comes from the kingdom of Teca, which is based on the Aztec civilization. This adds a level of authenticity to the fantasy series, which has been praised for being "rich in history." Maya and the Three was also lauded for its impeccable visuals.
Shadow and Bone brilliantly adapted its source material, which was written by Leigh Bardugo. Shadow and Bone introduces the audience to the orphan protagonist, Alina Starkov, who works as an army cartographer. Amid her hectic life, Alina learns that she's a Grisha, also known as a Master of the Small Science.
Alina cannot create something from nothing and thus, her powers are not magical. However, Alina's newfound powers could be just what her homeland needs to liberate itself from the evilness of The Fold, which is governed by monstrous creatures known as volcra. Shadow and Bone captivated its audiences for 8 episodes. Fortunately, a second season has been confirmed for 2023.
Moon Knight is a 6-episode MCU series that was released on Disney+ in early 2022. Viewers are introduced to Stephen Grant, a man who works in a gift shop and lives with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). The fantasy superhero series enthralled viewers with its complex plot.
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Moon Knight brought Egyptian mythology to the MCU for the first time, which allowed the show to offer viewers something new amidst the franchise's many other TV series. Fans embark on a confusing, complicated journey as the show shifts its focus between two alters: Marc Spector aka Moon Knight and Steven Grant.
Arcane has been endlessly praised for its spectacular animation and some critics consider the show to be a full-blown masterpiece. The characters' faces are complete with micro-expressions that fill the scenes with emotion. Fans loved the courageous characters, like Jinx, who were designed using a unique mixture of 2D and 3D animation to give lifelike details.
Arcane follows the rising tensions between the utopian Piltover and the oppressed Zaun. The two sisters, Jinx and Vi, fight on the opposing sides, which provides great conflict. As a science fantasy show, Arcane is a must-watch for sci-fi lovers.
Love Death + Robots is an entertaining yet thought-provoking anthology series that took Netflix users by storm. The show consists of a collection of different sci-fi and fantasy stories, which have all received praise for their captivating narratives.
"Three Robots," the second set of stories in Love Death + Robots, begins in a post-apocalyptic world and follows three robots as they wander through an old city while they try to understand how humans lived. Love Death + Robots has won several awards for its animation and editing, which makes it a must-watch for fantasy fans.
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