Most epic new Fantasy tv shows (2017 overview - TV & Netflix)

If you want mystery, magic and wonderful fantasy worlds that feel like old times that never actually were, then tv channels are giving you what you want. Game of Thrones was a game changer. But you will have to wait a little while until that starts. What can we see in the meanwhile in terms of the epic fantasy genre?
The Vore's TV staff selects the top best fantasy TV series of 2017 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss our new Fantasy genre creators?

2017 releases - most anticipated titles to watch

American Gods (1-4-2017 | Starz)

Fans have been waiting for this for ages. It is one of the HBO shows that has been promised for years. The projected got abandoned but thankfully Starz picked it up. The series based on the Americana fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman is about an ex-convict who finds out he is actually a Norse God and gets mixed up in a battle between New Gods and Old Gods, of which Old Gods have incorporated in American life and are pretending to be normal people.
CreatorBryan Fuller & Michael Green
StarringRicky Whittle, Ian McShane & Emily Browning
CountryUnited States

Emerald City (6-1-2017 | NBC)

A modern reimagining of the stories that led to 'The Wizard of Oz', based on the Land of Oz book series by L. Frank Baum. Sometimes it can work out wonderfully, other times it is just plain gimmicky. We will see.
CreatorMatthew Arnold
StarringAdria Arjona Oliver Jackson-Cohen Ana Ularu
Themesoppression, fantasy, medieval,

Fantasy genre statistics

Genre popularity
Genre ranking#3
Familiar facesAdria Arjona Oliver Jackson-Cohen Ana Ularu
Trending showsAmerican Gods
Amount of genre shows per year from 2010 to 2017

50 fantasy TV series scheduled for release this year.

After Game of Thrones the Fantasy genre was taken even more seriously. Now big budgets are being pumped into fantasy book adaptations. The Genre is growing in numbers, but certainly also in quality.