Fantasy shows are incredibly popular and one can see why. They offer a brief respite from the grind of the real world and transport us into a world of magic and possibility. In fact, some of the best fantasy shows on Netflix do exactly that! We’re treated to some of the coolest worlds and characters on the platform and while some of them are supernatural shows on Netflix, rest assured that they’re all thrilling and exciting. There have been a few excellent all-round shows on Netflix but these Netflix fantasy series in 2020 have raised the bar in terms of fantasy drama series on Netflix for a while now. Fantasy has always been a niche genre but in the past few years, there has been an explosion of shows and films that dive head-first into the whole fantasy trope. The Lord of the Rings franchise is largely responsible for the resurgence in popularity of the genre and the series’ influence can be felt to this day. So without further ado, here are some of the best Netflix fantasy series that you should check out. Some of them are the top fantasy series on Netflix while others are produced by other production houses. Although some of the shows mentioned in the list given below have been updated as of 7th May 2021, the list itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new shows on the platform since then.
Written by Max Landis of Chronicle fame, Dirk Gently is a truly weird and fantastical series. The show follows the titular Dirk Gently as he grapples the supernatural using his detective skills. Based on the "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" novel series, written by Douglas Adams, the show is funny, quirky and truly does justice to the books.
The Teen Titans have been a major part of DC in the past three decades and this time they’re got a full live-action show. Titans takes a grittier, more mature approach to superheroes and is a character-driven show. Sure, you’ve got the cool costumes and the fight scenes but it’s more about how the Titans deal with the aftermath of a vicious attack by their greatest enemy, Deathstroke the Terminator.
One of the newest shows on the block, Shadow and Bone seems to be catching the attention of young adults, which does signal sub-par content but if you’re in that age group, you should check out the show. It does look interesting with the powers and magic but it seems like any other young adult fiction that the market is littered with. Who knows, it could be interesting.
A cool shows from the fringes of Scandinavia, Ragnarok tells the story of a young man who finds out that he is essentially the reincarnated form of Thor and must battle the Jotun who are portrayed as a rich and devious family who run the town. The show’s got some great special effects and a killer soundtrack as well.
A true fantasy epic, Outlander tells the story of a woman displaced in time. An English combat nurse is sent back in time to the Scottish war and must figure out how to deal with the mess. It’s a lavish show and has some great dramatic moments as well.