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The Witcher TV show has taken the Nextflix world by storm. Fans of the video game, fantasy, or just badass action shows can find a lot of enjoyment in the show.
Sadly, it’s only one season in, and once you finish that season, you’re probably going to want more. Don’t worry, though, because there are plenty of action-packed fantasy shows out there on traditional TV and streaming services.
Thankfully, The Witcher has been renewed by Netflix, so we know it’s coming back again. However, we still have to wait quite a while for it to come back, so these shows will definitely help fill the void and keep you entertained.
Merlin is a British show set in a fantasy adventure world. It aired for four years and had a total of 65 episodes. There’s definitely plenty of the same themes as The Witcher. It even has a main character who is looked down upon because of their ability to use magic, much like how Geralt is feared and shunned because he’s a Witcher.
Just like The Witcher, this show is based on a series of books. In the case of Legend of the Seeker, it’s based on a novel series called The Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind. Unfortunately, the show had a pretty short run, only lasting two years and 44 episodes. There are all the key fantasy tropes in Legend of the Seeker including magic, political intrigue, and all of that good stuff.
Vikings is one of those low-key hits that deserves far more attention than it gets. It’s a brutal fantasy show set in the world of, you guessed it, Vikings. The show has been running for an impressive six seasons, so there are a ton of episodes to watch. If you were disappointed because The Witcher only had one season so far, you should watch Vikings, because it’ll take you a long time to get through it all.
If you’re looking for a quickie, you should check out The Shannara Chronicles. While not a hugely successful show (it only ran for two seasons), it has quite an interesting story that will suck in anyone who’s a fan of fantasy. The show is all about a group stopping demons that have been unleashed on the world.
5. Carnival Row
This show is still early in its run on Amazon Prime, but it’s already making waves in the fantasy community. The plot of Carnival Row actually reminds me of the comic book series Fables, because it’s all about monsters who need to live in a city, rather than in their natural habitat. There are murders, power struggles, and all the other things we expect from good fantasy.
This show is a bit less fantasy and a bit more medieval, but it still has a lot of plot points and themes that will appeal to fans of The Witcher. What it lacks in supernatural and fantasy elements, it more than makes up for with intrigue, action, and violence.
When it comes to fantasy TV shows, it doesn’t get much bigger than Game of Thrones. From the violence to the sex to the fantasy setting, Game of Thrones has everything fans of The Witcher could want. There’s really no better show for fans to jump into. In fact, I would venture to guess that everyone reading this already knows about it, so there’s really nothing else that needs to be said. If only the ending lived up to the greatness of the first few seasons…
Get Your Fantasy On!
All of these shows are perfect for filling your Witcher void. However, if you really want more of Geralt and his adventures, check out The Witcher novels or play the video games. Then you can get tons of Witcher awesomeness whenever you want!
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