7 Fantasy TV Shows like The Witcher you must watch

By Romey Norton
Published: December 31, 2022 (Last updated: February 8, 2024)
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We discuss 7 Fantasy TV Shows like The Witcher you must watch. Add these excellent recommendations to your watchlist.

As Henry Cavill is set to exit and not return for the fourth season of The Witcher, there is a lot of talk among fans as to if they’re going to watch the series without him. For me, he makes a perfect Geralt, and his shoes will be hard to fill. The third season is due for release soon and will be bittersweet as it’s Cavill’s last run playing Geralt. If you’re new to The Witcher, the story surrounds Geralt, a mutated monster hunter who struggles to find his place in the world. 

If you’re looking for something to fill The Witcher-shaped hole in your heart, here is a list of seven series worth watching that might help. Each one falls within the fantasy-drama genre and has strong, heroic characters, many on a journey of self-discovery and an emphasis on destiny. 

7 Fantasy TV Shows like The Witcher you must watch

Game of Thrones (2011)

Let’s start with the big one! With 8 seasons to watch, this fantasy-drama series is jam-packed with action, romance, sex, love, fighting, and dragons. This tells the tale of nine noble families who wage war against each other in order to gain control over the mythical land of Westeros. With many kingdoms and characters, Game of Thrones has achieved a huge fan base around the world. 

Merlin (2008)

This action-packed fantasy drama revisits the saga of the historical figure King Arthur and his wizard, Merlin. Here we have ambitious young men struggling to understand their identities. On a quest, Merlin has to deal with King Uther’s Great Purge, which bans all the use of Magic. Similar to The Witcher, this series has themes around destiny and what is meant to be will be. 

Once Upon a Time (2011)

This fantasy drama series takes all the memorable characters from our favorite childhood stories and puts them into one magical small town, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Rumplestiltskin, and in the later series Elsa and Anna. The lead character Emma Swan’s past disasters drag her into the small town as she is the long-lost daughter of a king, and now she must protect her town from the curse of the evil queen. This series is more colorful and lighthearted than The Witcher but has themes of destiny and heroism. 

The Shannara Chronicles (2016)

The Shannara Chronicles is a fantasy drama television series created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. It is an adaptation of The Sword of Shannara trilogy of fantasy novels by Terry Brooks. It follows three heroes as they protect an ancient tree to stop the escape of banished demons. Thousands of years after humankind’s collapse, an elven princess, Amberle, a human, Eretria, and a half-elf, Wil, embark on an epic journey to save their world. This series is full of magic and intensity. Unfortunately, this was canceled due to low ratings and high production costs, which is a shame as it had great promise. Whilst you’ll be left without an ending, it’s worth watching. 

Disenchantment (2018)

This is one for adult animation fans. From the makers of The Simpsons and Futurama, Matt Groening steps into the past with DisenchantmentThe animated fantasy series geared toward adults takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland. It follows the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo and personal demon Luci. Together, on their adventures, they encounter trolls, humans, imps, ogres, and sprites. Whilst this is more fun and tongue in cheek, than The Witcher, the fantasy and self-discovery themes are still the main focus of the show. The voice cast features Abbi Jacobson as Bean and includes veteran voice-over artists such as John DiMaggio, Billy West, and Maurice LaMarche.

Supernatural (2005)

This is probably one of my favorite series, ever, so it’s making the cut. If you’re new to Supernatural the story surrounds two brothers Dean and Sam (Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki) who follow in their father’s footsteps and set out to eliminate monsters, demons, and other supernatural entities that exist on Earth. With 15 seasons to watch this is a brilliant binge to fulfill all the fantasy-drama needs you have. Whilst the brothers fight evil they also go on huge, emotional personal journeys, unraveling their own demons as well as family secrets. What makes Supernatural stand out is its brilliant balance between the serious and comedy. As well as the memorable characters and interesting storylines. 

Outlander (2014)

Then finally, we have the historical drama Outlander, which tells the story of Claire Beauchamp Randall (Caitríona Balfe), a nurse in World War II, who mysteriously goes back in time to Scotland in 1743. There, she meets a dashing Highland warrior and gets drawn into an epic rebellion. From hard, accurate scenes to intimate love scenes, this series covers themes of love, loyalty, and duty, and it’s not for the faint-hearted. The scenery is lush and there is some fantastic potent chemistry between the characters. Now whilst this isn’t fantasy, it is still one I recommend to watch as the time-traveling, in the past, gives the series a supernatural angle. Also, it’s just a really good series to watch with a female lead. 

Do you have any other recommendations for Fantasy TV Shows like The Witcher? Let us know!

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