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10 of the Best Fantasy Shows on Netflix This June

The summer of binging is upon us.

Netflix’s catalog of fantasy titles for June are ready to sweep you away on an incredible adventure. Filled with vampires, medieval settings, and plenty of supernatural elements, these series suggestions will satisfy your craving for magic. 

These series are some of the best that Netflix has to offer. So cool down, click play, and check out the nine best fantasy shows available on Netflix in June. 

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Lucifer

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What if the Devil did actually have a heart? This fun, dark drama-comedy series focuses on the titular character after he becomes dissatisfied with his throne in Hell. When Satan retires to Los Angeles, he indulges in his greatest loves: wine and women. However, everything changes when someone is murdered outside of his club and Lucifer meets a detective named Chloe whose inherent kindness intrigues him. 

As they spend more time together, Lucifer begins to question his evil nature. With each interaction he has with Chloe, Lucifer starts to believe that perhaps there is a chance for redemption. But will he be able to overcome his dark side? 

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The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

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“Chilling” is an understatement for this horror-twisted adaptation of the original Archie Comic book series. The series follows Sabrina Spellman, a half-witch and half-mortal girl who constantly struggles with her two identities. While she loves her high school friends and mortal boyfriend, she also has a duty and obligation to her coven that compromises many of her own moral beliefs. 

Sabrina is faced with a dilemma at the beginning of the series. If she signs her name in the Dark Lord's book, she has to renounce all ties to the mortal world. But the clever witch hatches a plan that will help her get the best of both worlds—a plan that will change not only her life, but the way the coven functions forever. With heavy doses of occult imagery, some slight gore, and plenty of spooky magic spells, this show is definitely not for the faint of heart. 

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The Shannara Chronicles

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Based off The Sword of Shannara trilogy by Terry Brooks, this exciting fantasy series takes place in the Four Lands, a world plagued by demons. The army of demons pour in from a realm known as the Forbidding, leading to the collapse of humanity. When the conflict reaches a fever pitch, it’s up to the Elvin Princess Amberle, a human named Eretria, and a half-elf named Wil, and the last living druid Allanon to save the world. 

Later on in their quest, the four adventurers are joined by a mysterious woman named Mareth. Not much is known about the figure, but it seems she too will play a role in the war with the demons. Join the party on an unforgettable journey filled with plenty of magic, magical creatures, intriguing lore, and a little bit of magic. 

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Disenchantment

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From Futurama and The Simpsons creator Matt Groenig comes this animated parody of typical fantasy shows. The series takes place in the kingdom of Dreamland, a deteriorating castle town ruled by a selfish and incompetent king. The story focuses on Princess Bean, an alcoholic young woman who travels with her cheery yet slightly aggressive elf-partner Elfo, and a sarcastic demon named Luci. 

The trio get themselves into all sorts of hilarious trouble as they explore their magical surroundings and cause chaos in Dreamland. Throughout their misadventures, the threesome accidentally cause a war, discover magical secrets, and unwrap Princess Bean's past. The series takes a while to hit its stride, but when the plot begins to unfold, it's definitely worth the ride.

The Magicians

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Obsessed with fantasy books, Quentin Coldwater enrolls in Brakebills, a college which specializes in magic. As he begins to find his place within the school, he discovers that one his favorite fantasy series is actually fact. While this excites him at first, Quentin also realizes that  the dangers in this book series are also very real as well. 

In addition to this revelation, Quentin’s childhood friend Julia is devastated when she doesn’t get entry into the school, and she begins to find other ways of teaching herself magic. Eventually their individual plot lines come together to form one incredible story that is truly—for lack of better words—magical. Julia and Quentin's storylines are sure to keep viewers engaged as they navigate the intriguing, exciting, and dramatic world of The Magicians.

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Arthdal Chronicles

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This South Korean television series lands in Netflix’s catalog this June. The story takes place in the mythical land of Arthdal, an ancient kingdom in the Korean Peninsula. The series focuses on two heroes of legend: Eunseom, a warrior from the Wahan tribe, and Tagon, the son of the Saenyeok Tribe leader. 

As the two soldiers clash with each other, surrounding regions in the area devise plans to try and snag entire kingdom. Regarded as "South Korea's answer to Game of Thrones," this series premieres on Netflix June 1st and is primed to become your next fantasy obsession. 

The Originals

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This spin-off series of The Vampire Diaries centers around Klaus—the first half-vampire, half-wolf—and his vampire siblings Elijah and Rebekah. The trio are known as “the Originals” since they were the first ever vampires to walk the earth. When they return to their home in New Orleans, they learn of troubling news in the supernatural community. 

As tensions rise, Klaus and his family gets caught up in the drama, forcing the family to navigate the whole mess with minimal bloodshed. The show's five seasons are all full of juicy drama. Fans of The Vampire Diaries are sure to enjoy this melodramatic fantasy series filled with romance, twists, and supernatural creatures.

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The Dragon Prince

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This computer-animated series takes place on the magical continent of Xadia. According to this world’s history, humans were unable to use the magic that is prominent on Xadia, and instead harnessed dark magic via the life-force of magical creatures. When the other races discovered this, they drove the humans to the other side of the continent. There, they founded their own kingdoms. But when the humans kill the dragon king and his only egg disappears, the stalemate in Xadia threatens to escalate into all-out war. It’s up to two human princes and an elven assassin to find the missing egg and prevent devastation on the continent. As they go on their journey, the trio discover that there is much more to the disappearance of the egg than what they had initially thought. 

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Merlin

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This series is an excellent retelling of the Arthurian legends. Merlin focuses on the iconic wizard during his earlier years as a youth with Prince Arthur. When the two meet they butt heads and make assumptions about each other’s personalities. But when Merlin saves Arthur’s life, the two become closer. Eventually, Merlin becomes Arthur's loyal servant and the two develop a lifelong friendship. 

The series’ overarching narrative involves a prophecy that states the two characters have an important destiny to fulfill. As Merlin and Arthur go on adventures and quests throughout the series, the epic roles they will ultimately assume become more apparent. Fans of the show love Merlin and Arthur's interactions, and their chemistry is one of the most endearing parts of this fun series. 

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Castlevania

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Based on the video game series of the same name, this animated gothic horror series centers around the disgraced hunter Trevor Belmont and his quest to restore his family name and save the nation of Wallachia from the clutches of Dracula. When his human wife Lisa Tepes is burned at the stake for witchcraft, a heartbroken Dracula declares war on humanity. Using powerful technology and alchemy, Dracula creates a moving castle from within which he strategizes village raids with other powerful vampire generals.

Overrun by creatures of the night, Wallachia’s civilians struggle to maintain ordinary lives while Dracula unleashes chaos on their lands. Thankfully, skilled hunters like Trevor exist to help fight against Dracula’s forces. Accompanied by a female magician named Sypha and Dracula’s vengeful son, Alucard, the trio vow to destroy Dracula and save all of humanity.

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Featured still from "Arthdal Chronicles" via TVN / Netflix

Published on 31 May 2019

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