10 Dark Fantasy TV Shows You Won't Be Able To Stop Watching


May 19, 2024

American Gods (2017 – 2021)

Based on Neil Gaiman's novel, American Gods is a visually striking series exploring the clash between old gods and new gods in modern America. The show’s rich mythology and complex characters make it a standout in dark fantasy television.

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Sweet Tooth (2021 – Present)

A post-apocalyptic tale blending dark fantasy and heartwarming moments, Sweet Tooth follows Gus, a half-deer, half-boy, navigating a world ravaged by a mysterious virus. The show’s unique premise and emotional depth have garnered critical acclaim.

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His Dark Materials (2019 – 2022)

An adaptation of Philip Pullman's beloved trilogy, His Dark Materials follows young Lyra Belacqua as she uncovers secrets about parallel universes. The series combines intricate world-building with philosophical themes, creating a compelling narrative.

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Teen Wolf (2011 – 2017)

Teen Wolf reimagines the classic werewolf lore with a dark twist. Set in the town of Beacon Hills, the series follows Scott McCall as he grapples with his new supernatural identity, balancing high school life and the dangers of the night.

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The Rings of Power (2022 – Present)

Exploring the Second Age of Middle-earth, The Rings of Power delves into the creation of the iconic rings and the rise of Sauron. This epic series combines rich lore with stunning visuals, offering a fresh take on Tolkien’s expansive universe.

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Kingdom (2019 – 2020)

Set in Korea’s Joseon period, Kingdom merges historical drama with horror, as a mysterious plague turns people into zombies. The series is praised for its intense action, political intrigue and chilling atmosphere.

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Interview With The Vampire (2022 - Present)

A modern adaptation of Anne Rice's iconic novel, Interview with the Vampire delves into the tragic and romantic lives of vampires Louis and Lestat. The show’s dark, gothic aesthetic and deep character exploration offer a fresh take on the classic tale.

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Wednesday (2022 – Present)

Wednesday follows the beloved Addams Family character, Wednesday Addams, as she navigates her teenage years at Nevermore Academy. With its blend of dark humour and supernatural elements, the show has quickly become a fan favourite.

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The Sandman (2022 – Present)

Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman has been transformed into a visually stunning series, exploring the adventures of Dream, one of the Endless. The show’s faithful adaptation and imaginative storytelling have been widely praised by fans and critics alike.

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Game Of Thrones (2011 – 2019)

An epic saga of political intrigue, power struggles, and dark magic, Game of Thrones set the standard for dark fantasy on television. With its complex characters and unpredictable plot twists, it remains a cultural phenomenon and a benchmark for the genre.

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