Television shows have a knack for weaving magic into their storylines, leaving viewers in awe. These shows transport relatable characters into extraordinary situations, making us believe that there is something truly extraordinary in our own world. If you haven’t been tuning in to the following enchanting TV shows that revolve around witches and magic, you’re missing out on a world filled with wizards, dragons, and mystical realms.
One of the most captivating shows that introduced magic to an entire generation is Harry Potter. It brought the power of magic to life on screen and paved the way for many other spellbinding series. Take Shadow & Bone, for example, where individuals with magical abilities are enlisted to use combat magic as part of the formidable Grisha second army. While magic may be the initial draw, it’s the incredibly developed characters and enthralling storylines that keep viewers hooked week after week. Other noteworthy shows that delve into the world of magic include Britannia and The Wheel of Time.
Are you a fan of any of these enchanting TV shows? Luckily, all of these shows have released new episodes in the past year, allowing you to dive right in and immerse yourself in the captivating lore. Share your thoughts on your favorites so that fellow readers can uncover which magical shows they should be exploring.
And finally, here are some exciting new additions to the magical TV show lineup: Spellbound, My Magic Closet, and The Gryphon. Get ready to be spellbound by these latest offerings!
1. The Gryphon
Actors: Jeremias Meyer, Zoran Pingel, Lea Drinda, Sabine Timoteo, Flora Thiemann
Premiered: May 26, 2023
Actors: Rik Young, Gomolemo Kitso Tsagae, Raven Dauda
Premiered: August 31, 2023
3. Shadow and Bone
The show Shadow and Bone is actually based on two series of books: the Shadow and Bone trilogy and the Six of Crows duology. It’s all about Alina Starkov, who unexpectedly learns that she’s a gifted Grisha and has a significant role to play in the universe. But here’s the catch: as the news spreads, there are numerous people who want to kidnap or even kill her. So, Alina has to navigate her newfound powers and figure out who she can trust along the way.
Actors: Jessie Mei Li, Archie Renaux, Ben Barnes, Freddy Carter, Amita Suman
Premiered: April 23, 2021
4. The Wheel of Time
Originally, The Wheel of Time was planned as a six book series, but it has since expanded to a whopping 14 volumes, including companion texts. The TV series revolves around Moiraine, a badass member of a super powerful group of women who can channel the One power. Her mission? To find the reincarnation of the Dragon, a seriously powerful channeler who messed up the world big time. According to the prophecy, this reincarnated Dragon has the potential to either save the world or wreck it all over again. Talk about high stakes!
Actors: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney, Josha Stradowski, Madeleine Madden, Marcus Rutherford
Premiered: November 19, 2021
Guess what? Wednesday, the English-language Netflix series, has smashed a major record! Thanks to the genius of Tim Burton as the executive producer, it racked up a mind-blowing 341.2 million hours of viewing within just one week of its release. Can you believe it? Even Stranger Things couldn’t touch this! So, what’s the buzz about? Well, the show revolves around Wednesday Addams, who gets kicked out of school for pulling off a wicked prank—dumping piranhas into the school pool! Talk about rebellious! But fear not, my friend, because Wednesday finds herself a new school where all the misfits gather. And guess what? This girl has some extraordinary psychic powers passed down through her family. With her supernatural abilities, she dives headfirst into solving a thrilling murder mystery. Intriguing, isn’t it?
Actors: Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Hunter Doohan
Premiered: November 23, 2022
6. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
A billion dollars were poured into this epic high fantasy, Rings of Power. Set thousands of years before The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, it brings to life Tolkien’s Middle-earth history. You’ll see beloved characters in their younger days, and in season one, you’ll witness the rise of evil during a time of relative peace. Brace yourself for a thrilling and magical TV show like no other!
Actors: Morfydd Clark, Robert Aramayo, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry
Premiered: September 2, 2022
7. The Owl House
Luz Noceda, a regular teenage girl, stumbles upon a portal to the Demon Realm by accident. Despite lacking any extraordinary abilities, she boldly chooses to become a witch and embarks on her journey as Eda Clawthorne’s apprentice.
The Owl House stands out among Disney properties because it proudly showcases a gay couple in prominent roles. Recognized for its groundbreaking representation, the show earned a Peabody award in 2021. It has quickly gained popularity as one of the most beloved television series centered around witches and magic.
Actors: Wendie Malick, Alex Hirsch, Sarah-Nicole Robles
Premiered: January 10, 2020
8. The Bureau of Magical Things
As technology progressed, there was a disruption in the balance between the human and magic realms. Fairies and other magical creatures found themselves in danger, facing potential extinction. Enter Kyra, a teenager who stumbles upon a threat that endangers both worlds. Now, she’s faced with the daunting task of uniting the magical and non-magical realms in a desperate attempt to save the world.
Actors: Kimie Tsukakoshi, Elizabeth Cullen, Mia Milnes, Julian Cullen, Rainbow Wedell
Premiered: July 8, 2018
9. Mayfair Witches
The Mayfair Witches is the second installment in Rice’s Immortal Universe, following the popular Interview with the Vampire. It’s an exciting addition to the lineup of other witch TV shows on this list. The story revolves around Dr. Rowan Fielding, a neurosurgeon who discovers that she is the heiress to a long line of powerful witches. Now, she must confront an ancient evil that has plagued her family for countless generations. Get ready for an epic battle!
Actors: Alexandra Daddario, Jack Huston, Tongai Arnold Chirisa, Harry Hamlin, Beth Grant
Premiered: January 8, 2023
10. The Witcher: Blood Origin
Blood Origin takes us back in time, serving as a prequel to The Witcher’s main series. Loosely adapted from The Witcher book, it delves into the creation of the very first Witcher and also sheds light on the ancient Elven civilization of Xin’trea before it met its end. Fans have been thrilled with the series’ action sequences, but it hasn’t been without its fair share of criticism for deviating from the original lore.
Actors: Sophia Brown, Laurence O’Fuarain, Michelle Yeoh, Lenny Henry, Mirren Mack
Premiered: December 25, 2022
Blue haired Hilda, her mother Johanna, and her deer fox Twig, recently made the move to Trolberg, a bustling city. Surprisingly enough, Hilda manages to strike up some pretty unique friendships with dangerous monsters. It’s quite an adventure!
This incredible series is actually based on the graphic novel series by Luke Pearson. And guess what? Pearson drew inspiration from none other than Scandinavian folklore. Pretty cool, huh?
Actors: Bella Ramsey, Ameerah Falzon-ojo, Daisy Haggard, Oliver Nelson, Rasmus Hardiker
Premiered: September 21, 2018