Best fantasy series: Check out the Top 20!
Those who like to check out new series and movies are always looking for new recommendations. We already have several, like the best musical series and the best Netflix movies to watch on the weekends, but now we have chosen the best fantasy series for you to enjoy.
Read on to find out what they are, see their synopses and follow the links to start watching right now.
1. Doctor Who
To start our list, we have what is probably one of the best series of all time, Doctor Who. It is a fiction series produced by the BBC since 1963, with dozens of seasons, several different actors in the main roles and with changes in the entire production team.
There follows a Lady of Time known as “the Doctor”. She is an extraterrestrial being with a completely human appearance, but with the main difference of having two hearts. She travels through time and space in her spaceship called TARDIS, which, outside, is just an English police phone booth.
It has become one of England's greatest cultural references, having influenced generations of television professionals in the country. Currently, the Doctor is played by Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to play the part. To watch, follow the link to Globo Play.
2. The Boys
Another excellent option among the best fantasy series, The Boys is a series of superheroes based on comic books of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. It was developed by Eric Kripke for Amazon and already has a release date for the second season: September 4th of that year.
It takes place in a universe where heroes are seen as good people. However, in reality they are nothing but arrogant and corrupt. The series begins with one of them killing a woman. With that, her fiancé joins a group that aims to overthrow them from their place in power. Head to Amazon Prime Video to see one of the best marathon series!
3. Love, Death & Robots
An anthology web series, Love, Death & Robots was created for Netflix. Produced by Tim Miller, Joshua Donen, David Fincher and Jennifer Miller, it has 18 episodes in the first season. It has a great cast, with names like Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gary Cole, Chris Parnell and Omid Abtahi.
Each episode tells a story of its own, without continuity in relation to the others, with different casts and teams. The title refers to the three main elements of the series (love, death and robots), but not every episode addresses them all. Check through the link on Netflix, one of the best sites to see movies and series.
4. I Am Not Okay With This
A comedy and drama series, I Am Not Okay With This was one of this year's series releases and quickly became one of Netflix's best teen series. It is based on a comic of the same name by Charles Forsman, being developed by Jonathan Entwistle and Christy Hall and counting in the cast with Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff and Sofia Bryant.
Follow Sydney, a teenager who is facing all the difficulties and complexities of high school, as well as family problems and the discovery of her sexuality. And, of course, your newly found super powers. To watch, just follow the link.
5. The Man from the High Castle
Another of the best fantasy serials is also one of the best war series: O Homem do Castelo Alto. It is based on a book of the same name published in 1962 and written by Philip K. Dick. The series is created by Frank Spotnitz and the cast includes Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans and Luke Kleintank.
It takes place in an alternative world in which Nazi Germany won World War II. Together with the Empire of Japan, they divided the United States in two. Follow the link to see on Prime Video, which has one of the best apps for watching movies and series!
6. Rick and Morty
Another animation, Rick and Morty is an adult comedy created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. In the cast are Roiland himself for the two main characters and Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer and Sarah Chalke doing the rest of the family.
Follow the adventures of the Smith family, which consists of parents Jerry and Beth, children Summer and Morty and Beth's father Rick. It mainly focuses on Rick and Morty and their adventures to solve bizarre problems in space-time. Click on the link to see one of the best Netflix series!
7. The Umbrella Academy
A series of superheroes, The Umbrella Academy is based on a comic series of the same name published by Dark Horse Comics. It was created for Netflix by Steve Blackman and developed by Jeremy Slater, featuring Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan and Aidan Gallagher.
It follows a dysfunctional family of adoptive brothers who were only adopted because they have superpowers. Now, when their father died, they are forced to reunite and put their differences aside to solve the mystery behind his death and prevent the apocalypse. To see one of the series for weekends, just follow the link!
8. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
If you like watching series, it is highly recommended that you check out Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., one of the best fantasy series that also fits among the best spy series. It is based on the Marvel organization of the same name, having been created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen.
Following is an S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Phil Coulson, who is bringing together a small group of agents to deal with strange new cases. They investigate the Centipede project and its leader, eventually discovering that it is supported by a terrorist group, Hydra, with the aim of destroying S.H.I.E.L.D .. It is available on Netflix.
9. Russian doll
Mixing comedy and drama, Russian Doll is a web series created by Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler that was released in 2019 on Netflix. Directed by Leslye Headland, Jamie Babbit and Natasha Lyonne, the cast includes Lyonne herself accompanied by Greta Lee and Yul Vazquez.
There follows a game developer, Nadia Vulvokov, who is in a desperate situation: she is trapped in a team loop where she dies and returns, always, at the same moment of her 31st birthday party. Go to Netflix to see!
Another of the best fantasy series, Sense8 is a series created by sisters Lana and Lilly Wachowski, together with J. Michael Straczynski, for Netflix. The cast includes Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai and Tuppence Middleton.
It follows eight complete strangers who are connected mentally and emotionally. The characters are forced to deal with a group that is hunting them for fear of what they are. Dealing with prejudice issues, LGBT issues and many others, he won many awards. Go to Netflix to see one of the best drama series!
11. Jessica Jones
A web series created for Netflix by Melissa Rosenberg based on the Marvel comic character of the same name, Jessica Jones stars in the cast with Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor, Wil Traval, Erin Moriarty and Eka Darville.
Follows Jessica Jones, a superpowered woman who briefly worked as a superhero. Now, he is trying to pursue a career as a private detective, but he cannot escape the powers and villains that accompany them. Check out one of the most popular series on Netflix through the link.
12. American Horror Story
American Horror Story is an anthology series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk for the FX channel and already has 10 seasons, each with its own story. The cast includes Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, as the most frequent to appear.
It shows sinister and macabre themes, exploring various things of popular culture. Examples include a haunted house, a murderous hotel, a group of witches and even a circus of horrors. Go to Globo Play to see!
One of the fantasy series that is among the most watched international Netflix series in Brazil, Dark had its conclusion recently. Of German origin, it was created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, with Louis Hofmann, Andreas Pietschmann, Dietrich Hollinderbäumer and Lisa Vicari, among many other names.
It takes place in a small country town, Winden, in which children are mysteriously starting to disappear. With that, the extremely broken and harmful interpersonal relationships comes to the fore, showing the connections of the four main families. Head over to Netflix to check it out.
14. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a detective series that features many elements of comedy and science fiction. It was created and written by Max Landis, based on the books of the same name by Douglas Adams. The cast includes Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood and Hannah Marks. Unfortunately, it was canceled with only two seasons.
It follows Dirk Gently, who claims to be a holistic detective. He investigates his cases using the interconnectedness of all things. He has the help of Todd Brotzman in solving cases that become increasingly bizarre. To check it out, just follow the link!
15. School of Magic
Another option among the best fantasy series, Escola de Magia is based on a book of the same name by Lev Grossman. It was created by Sera Gamble and John McNamara for the Syfy channel. The cast includes Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley and Hale Appleman.
Follow Quentin Coldwater and his friends at Brakebills University of magic. They end up making several discoveries never before imagined, resulting in unimaginable and very dangerous adventures. It is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
16. The Good Place
One of the best comedy series of all time, The Good Place was created by Michael Schur and has four seasons that aired between 2016 and 2020. The cast includes Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil and Manny Jacinto.
It takes place in the afterlife known as The Good Place. This is where four humans end up, among whom is Eleanor Shellstrop, who is sure that she does not belong. She then asks Chidi Anagonye for help in becoming a better person and staying there. It is available through the link.
17. Stranger Things
Stranger Things easily entered the list of the most viewed series in 2019, being a phenomenon of popularity. It was created by the Duffer Brothers for Netflix and was released in 2016. The cast includes Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp and Winona Ryder.
It takes place in the small fictional town of Hawkins where a boy disappears and a mysterious girl appears. This causes his friends, along with his mother and the chief of police, to come together to rescue him at all costs. Click the link to check it out!
18. Penny Dreadful
Created by John Logan and written by him with Andrew Hinderaker and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Penny Dreadful was made for the Showtime channel. The cast features Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear and Billie Piper.
The series features appearances by the scariest characters in literature, in the real world. Together, several of them must do everything to combat serious supernatural threats and destroy them. Go to Globo Play to watch!
19. No one is looking
Nobody is looking is one of the best fantasy series, highly recommended for everyone who likes to watch movies and series online. It was released in November 2019 and unfortunately has only one season. The cast includes Victor Lamoglia, Kéfera, Júlia Rabello, Augusto Madeira and Projota.
Follows Ulysses, an angel (or "angelus") who can't take how arbitrary daily orders are. He decides to rebel and show everyone that god does not exist (or if he does, that he does not care). Click here to view!
20. The Witcher
To complete the list, we have The Witcher, a Polish and American collaboration produced by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich based on the series of books of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski. The series features, in the cast, Henry Cavill, Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra.
Follow three protagonists in three different stories: Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter, Yennefer, a witch and Ciri, the princess of a fallen kingdom. Eventually, their paths cross and their destinations unite. To check, follow the link to Netflix.
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