The Magicians aired its fifth and final season in 2020, and it left a lot of fans missing the show’s unique dark comedy and fantasy aspects. The Magicians is based on a series of books by Lev Grossman and it was described as Harry Potter but for adults. While there are no shows that are quite like The Magicians, there are some great fantasy series that fans of the series should love.
Synopsis: The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.
Merlin (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Merlin will one day be the greatest wizard that the world will ever know, but for now, he is just a young man, geeky and awkward, who must keep his talent hidden in a kingdom where magic is banned or face certain death. In this ambitious and action-packed drama, the myths, monsters and magic of the legends are revitalized and given a modern twist in preparation for their inevitable destinies.
The Shannara Chronicles (Tubi TV)
Synopsis: Set thousands of years in our future, the story follows three heroes, Amberle, an Elvin Princess, Eretria, a Human Rover, and Wil, a Half-Elf, Half-Human, as they embark on a quest to stop an evil Demon army.
Misfits (Prime Video & Hulu)
Synopsis: Meet Kelly, Nathan, Curtis, Alisha and Simon, five unruly teenagers forced to do community service as payback for their crimes. When a freak electrical storm hits their town, strange things begin to happen to them and they soon realize they’ve turned into superheroes. Each of them possess a power they didn’t choose or want, a power which reveals each of their deepest, darkest insecurities. But while they just want to finish their community service and get through the challenges of everyday teenage life, fate has another task in store for them – they must save their town from the evil that has descended upon it. If you think life’s tough for your average superhero, it’s even tougher when you have a curfew…
American Gods (Starz)
Synopsis: A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself “Wednesday” and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow’s life and past.
Synopsis: LEGION follows the story of David Haller, a troubled young man who may be more than human. Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, he has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, David is confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.
Synopsis: Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) spend their lives on the road, battling every kind of otherworldly threat. Over the years, in dozens of bloody adventures, they face everything from the yellow-eyed demon that killed their mother to vampires, ghosts, shapeshifters, angels and fallen gods. They even come face to face with Lucifer and God themselves. With the help of allies both human and nonhuman – including the fallen angel Castiel (Misha Collins) – they discover that every threat they vanquish opens a new door for evil to enter. As dawn arrives, after endless struggle and sacrifice to defeat the world’s evils, they know that, come nightfall, something otherworldly – something supernatural – will claw its way from the shadows, demanding their attention.
Synopsis: Galavant is a musical comedy fairytale of epic proportions. Dashing Galavant lost the love of his life to the evil King Richard. Now, our fallen hero is ready to take reclaim his “happily ever after.” But it won’t be without twists along the way.Galavant is a musical comedy fairytale of epic proportions. Dashing Galavant lost the love of his life to the evil King Richard. Now, our fallen hero is ready to take reclaim his “happily ever after.” But it won’t be without twists along the way.
The Order (Netflix)
Synopsis: At Belgrave University, college freshman Jack Morton joins a fabled secret society where he’s thrust into a dangerous game of life or death. As Jack goes deeper, he uncovers dark family secrets and an underground battle between werewolves and the magical dark arts.
Lost Girl (Apple TV)
Synopsis: Bo is a succubus seductress who discovers she is part of a clandestine order known as the Fae. Forced to swear an allegiance to either the Light or Dark Fae clans, Bo decides to live by her own rules – and seeks to unravel the mysteries of her past.
Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina (Netflix)
Synopsis: In the town of Greendale, where it always feels like Halloween, sixteen-year-old Sabrina Spellman faces a daunting decision. Born half-witch, half-mortal, she must choose between two worlds: the supernatural world of her family and the human world of her friends – while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family, and the daylight world humans inhabit. Raised by stern Aunt Zelda and maternal Aunt Hilda, Sabrina finds comfort in best friends Harvey, Roz, and Theo, as well as Ambrose, her warlock cousin, and partner in crime. Proving herself a powerful adversary as she hones her sorcery skills at the Academy of Unseen Arts, Sabrina soon learns the Dark Lord’s true intentions and ultimate plan for her future. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, this dark coming-of-age story, based on the Archie Comics graphic novel, is a fiendishly enticing reimagining of the beloved comic book characters.
The Librarians (Prime Video & Hulu)
Synopsis: Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle: ER, Falling Skies) may appear to be an ordinary librarian working for the world-famous Metropolitan Library, but beneath the public library lies the centuries-old headquarters of scholars and adventurers who investigate the bizarre, collect dangerous artifacts and save the world from supernatural threats. This is The Library,and Flynn is The Librarian.