Magic, adventure, mystery, myth: fantasy is a genre rich in ingredients and beloved by streaming audiences. Here are the series to watch absolutely on Netflix.
Magic, adventure, myth: these are just some of the ingredients that make up the fantasy TV series, loved by the streaming audience. Usually the stories are set in imaginary worlds, populated by fairy-tale and imaginative creatures. There is never a lack of brave and intrepid heroes and, in some cases, there is a touch of the supernatural or even horror.
These elements are common to many TV series available on Netflix, many of which have been incredibly successful. Fans of the genre will undoubtedly have seen all the episodes, but it's always a good opportunity to re-watch them and perhaps learn about some new titles that have escaped attention. Moreover, the series are often highly anticipated because they are based on literary sagas, videogames, comics or other already famous content. Often the genre is reduced to The Lord of the Rings, The Iron Throne or even Harry Potter, in reality it is really very wide and articulated. Finally, despite seeming different from each other, they really have many characteristics that unite them. Here are the 5 must-see fantasy series on Netflix.
Fantasy TV series The Witcher: what it's about
Those who love the fantasy genre can not have seen The Witcher, famous TV series based on the eponymous video game. Perfect for those who have already watched and loved The Iron Throne, it is inspired by the video game, which in turn was based on the saga by Andrzej Sapkowski. On Netflix you can watch the first season (but the second is coming) composed of 8 episodes and released in 2019. The main character is Geralt of Rivia, played by Henry Cavill. His world is destined to meet with that of other magical and fascinating characters, that of the witch Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra) and the princess Cirilla of Cintra (Freya Allan).
Dark, fantasy TV series with a touch of horror
The Dark TV series is a supernatural thriller, with many features common to the fantasy genre. The plot centers on the disappearance of two children in a small German town called Winden, where nothing interesting ever happens. Investigations (there's also a touch of detective story) lead to uncovering a slew of secrets hidden by the villagers.
The plot, from this point on, spans three different eras, which allows you to understand the relationships between the various characters and the story's twists and turns. Those who have already seen it can watch streaming many TV series similar to Dark.
Merlin TV series, for fans of King Arthur
Just as the title suggests, Merlin is the English TV series centered on the character of Merlin the magician. In the series we find all the characters of the Arthurian Cycle, including King Arthur, Morgana, King Uther Pendragon, Gwen, Galus and many others.
The peculiarity is that Merlin the magician in the TV series is young and not old and bearded as it appears in the collective imagination. So fans of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table will find the title really interesting. This series is also available on Netflix and consists of 5 seasons.
Bonus - Disenchantment, Matt Groening's fantasy project
After The Simpsons and Futurama, Matt Groening has been working on an ambitious project: the fantasy animated series entitled Disenchantment. Over the past decade, the genre has been revisited in all sorts of sauces, so the success of Disenchantment surprised a bit of everyone. But the signing made its own special contribution. The series chronicles the adventures of an unconventional princess named Bean, always in the company of her Elf and the demon Lucy.