When it comes to popular streaming services, Netflix is the undisputed champion when it comes to quantity and quality. With so many legions of talent and creative concepts, it’s no wonder the fantasy genre has flourished here.
1. Stranger Things
- Creators: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
- Stars: Milli Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder
It was first released as a Netflix Original Series on July 15, 2016. The show is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, in the early to mid-1980s. The first season revolves around the disappearance of Will Byers, while the second season explores the repercussions of the mysterious events of season 1. The third season focuses on “the forces of evil that are new.” The upcoming fourth season will explore new regions, outside of Hawkins. When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl.
2. The Vampire Diaries
- Creators: Julie Plec, Kevin Williamson
- Stars: Nina Dobrey, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder
The Vampire Diaries is a supernatural American teen drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. The series premiered on The CW on September 10, 2009 and ended on March 10, 2017, having aired 171 episodes over eight seasons. The pilot episode attracted the largest audience for The CW’s very first series since the network began in 2006. The first season averaged 3.60 million viewers. It was the most watched series on the network before it was supplanted by Arrow. The show has received numerous nominations, winning four People’s Choice Awards and numerous Teen Choice Awards.After centuries of quarreling, Stefan and Damon Salvatore return to their original town of Mystic Fall Virginia. Stefan, the selfless, brave, guilt ridden brothers meets a high school girl named Elena Gilbert who he instantly falls in love with. While Damon the gorgeous, dangerous, and selfish vampire is after his brothers girl to pay him back for making him turn into a vampire in 1864.
- Creator: Eric Kripke
- Stars: jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, jim Beaver
Supernatural is an American television series by Eric Kripke. The series was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia and surrounding areas and was in development for almost ten years, with creator Kripke spending several years unsuccessfully presenting it. The pilot was seen by an estimated 5.69 million viewers and ratings of the first four episodes prompted the WB to take the series for a full season. Originally, Kripke planned the series for three seasons, but later expanded it to five. The fifth season concluded the main storyline of the series and Kripke left the series as showrunner. The series continued for 10 additional seasons with new showrunners including Sera Gamble, Jeremy Carver, Robert Singer, and Andrew Dabb. With its eleventh season, Supernatural became America’s longest-running live-action fantasy television series. The show follows brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, who travel across America in a black 1967 Chevy Impala investigating and combating paranormal and other unexplained occurrences, many of which are based on American urban and folklore legends as well. than classic supernatural creatures such as vampires, werewolves, and ghosts.
4. Love, Death, And Robots
- Creator: Tim Miller
- Stars: Scott Whyte, Nolan North, Matthew Yang King
Love, Death + Robots is a 5-time Emmy winning animation anthology series produced by Blur Studio. The 18-episode first season was released on March 15, 2019. It delivers a variety of style and story unlike anything else, spanning the genres of science fiction, fantasy, comedy, horror, and more. Created by Tim Miller with David Fincher as executive producer, the series brings together a global team of directors and animation studios to push and expand the medium. Eighteen shorts in all, Love, Death + Robots has something for everyone. The series is a re-imagining of Fincher and Miller’s long in-development reboot of the 1981 animated science fiction film Heavy Metal. In June 2019, Netflix renewed the series for a second season. The episodes of the show are displayed in different orders to different users, which differ from how most shows are displayed on the service.
5. The Dragon Prince
- Creators: Aaron Ehasz, Justin Richmond
- Stars: Paula Burrows, Jack De Sena, Sasha Rojen
The Dragon Prince is an American computer animated fantasy television series created for Netflix by Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond, produced by Wonderstorm and hosted by Bardel Entertainment. The series follows the story of half-brothers Prince Callum and Ezran and the elf Rayla, who, as they take care of the infant dragon prince Azymondias, must end the millennial conflict between human realms and magical creatures. from the country of Xadia. The first season kicked off on September 14, 2018. Two more seasons have been released. The series has been renewed for four additional seasons, each with nine episodes. A video game set in the same world as the series is in development.
6. The Witcher
- Creator: lauren Schmidt
- Stars: henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Yasen Atour
The Witcher is an American fantasy drama web television series created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich for Netflix. The first season consisted of eight episodes and was released on Netflix in its entirety on December 20, 2019. It is based on The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny, which are collections of short stories that predate the main Witcher saga. Ahead of the release of the first season, Netflix announced an eight-episode second season, which will be released in 2021. It is based on the book series of the same name by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The Witcher follows the story of Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, who struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than monsters and beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a special gift, the three must learn to navigate independently the increasingly volatile Continent.
7. Penny Dreadful
- Creator: John Logan
- Stars: Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green
Penny Dreadful is a psychological thriller filled with dark mystery and suspense, where personal demons from the past can be stronger than vampires, evil spirits and immortal beasts. The series premiered at the South by Southwest film festival on March 9, 2014, and is currently scheduled to premiere in the US on May 11, 2014. The show was initially launched on several US and UK channels and eventually landed with Showtime,  with Sky Atlantic as co-producer.  It premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival on March 9 and began airing on television April 28, 2014, on Showtime On Demand. The series premiered on Showtime in the US on May 11, 2014 and on Sky Atlantic in the UK on May 20, 2014.    After the third season finale on June 19, 2016, the Series creator John Logan has announced that Penny Dreadful has ended as the main story comes to an end.   The title refers to the Terrible Pennies, a type of 19th century British fiction publication with a sinister and sensational subject matter.