The Best Fantasy TV Shows on HBO Max

HBO Max is perhaps dwelling to Game of Thrones, nevertheless it has quite a few different fantasy TV reveals that deserve the highlight. From the impeccable The Leftovers, to horror Lovecraft Country, there is a huge array of worthwhile viewing.Here are our high picks for fantasy reveals curently accessible on HBO Max.

Samurai Jack (2001-2017)

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The lead character in Samurai Jack was despatched ahead to a dystopian future by a shapeshifting demon named Aku, and should journey again to his personal time to cease evil from triumphing. The animated present blends conventional Japanese samurai warfare with robots, monsters, aliens and extra. Creator Genndy Tartakovsky was impressed by the 1970s David Carradine present Kung Fu, which despatched a Shaolin monk with martial-arts coaching via the American Old West. HBO Max has all 5 seasons; the primary 4, which ran from 2001 to 2004, and the fifth revival season, which ran in 2017 and is taken into account by many to be a darker , extra grownup tackle the collection.

His Dark Materials (2019-2022)


Based on the favored e book collection, His Dark Materials follows scrappy orphan Lyra and her daemon (animal companion) Pan as she learns to learn a mysterious truth-telling instrument known as the alethiometer and embarks on an important and harmful journey. The Techy Trends’s Katie Collins writes that for as a lot as the variation is a fantastical journey, “it’s also a nuanced exploration of faith, philosophy, physics, alchemy, politics and delusion.” The first two seasons are on HBO Max now, and a 3rd season is on its approach.

Game of Thrones (2011-2019)


You know nothing, Jon Snow, till you’ve got watched the large, 73-episode Game of Thrones collection. You won’t love the controversial ending, however the present itself, with its dragons, White Walkers, direwolves and extra, is a fantasy masterwork. Just do not get too connected to any of the characters, as few of them get comfortable endings. Oh, all proper. You can cling to Tyrion (Peter Dinklage).

Rick and Morty (2013—)

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Is Rick and Morty fantasy? Sci-fi? Something else? The acclaimed grownup animation collection focuses on mad scientist Rick, his grandkids Morty and Summer Smith, and their dad and mom, all happening weird adventures throughout dimensions. In one episode, Rick learns that he might have impregnated a planet — not a resident of the planet, however the precise planet. You kinda have to look at it to know.

The Powerpuff Girls (2998-2005)

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Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup aren’t your common kindergarteners: They’re superhero sisters with a scientist dad, Professor Utonium, and so they assist their metropolis, Townsville, struggle off criminals. They’re probably the cutest and hardest girl-power superheroes ever. The present aired from 1998 to 2005 on Cartoon Network, and all six seasons at the moment are on HBO Max.

The Leftovers (2014-2017)


The Leftovers, based mostly on Tom Perotta’s 2011 novel, tells the story of a world the place 2% of the inhabitants merely vanishes in an occasion that involves be generally known as the Sudden Departure. It’s not the story of those that vanished as a lot as of these they left behind, who should attempt to come to grips with the unexplainable loss. All three seasons are on HBO Max.

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal (2019—)

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Genndy Tartakovsky, identified for Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory, amongst different animated classics, took inspiration for Primal from pulp novels and the like. It’s in regards to the bond between a caveman and a Tyrannosaurus, bonded by tragedy, who wrestle forth as probably the most uncommon pair of buddies. While the collection is much from silent, there is not any dialogue, so get prepped for that. The first 10-episode season is on HBO Max now.

Steven Universe (2013-2020)

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The magic of Steven Universe would not come via in a easy plot rationalization. In this dazzlingly deep animated present, Steven Universe has adventures whereas surrounded and supported by his pals, the Crystal Gems, magical humanoids who educate him about love, loss and household. (Steven himself is half-human, half-Gem.) All 5 seasons, plus the Steven Universe Movie, and an epilogue collection, Steven Universe Future, are on HBO Max.

Lovecraft Country (2020)

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There’s horror, there’s supernatural, and sure, there are fantasy components in Lovecraft Country, the acclaimed 2020 HBO collection a few Black man touring via the segregated South within the 1950s. Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) is attempting to find his lacking father, and he should battle not solely racism and prejudice, however horrific, nonhuman monsters paying homage to an H.P. Lovecraft novel.

Adventure Time (2010-2018)

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Jake the Dog and Finn the Human dwell within the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo, the place they work together with such colourful creations because the Ice King (voiced by Tom Kenny, voice of SpongeBob Sq.Pants), Princess Bubblegum, and extra. Don’t be fooled by the concept that it is a child’s present: Adventure Time can also be beloved by adults.

Over the Garden Wall (2014)

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Half-brothers Wirt (Collin Dean) and Greg (Elijah Wood of Lord of the Rings/Hobbit fame) get misplaced in a supernatural forest known as The Unknown whereas looking for their approach dwelling. A pleasant frog, speaking bluebird and mysterious woodsman (voiced by Christopher Lloyd) all accompany them of their quest, whereas a creepy Beast makes an attempt to show them into timber. You’ll get fashionable Hansel and Gretel vibes. The 10 episodes are a neat 11 minutes every, so this present would not require an enormous time dedication.

Infinity Train (2019-2021)


Infinity Train is simply what its identify implies: A present set on a seemingly infinite prepare, the place every prepare automobile gives a distinct fantastical universe, from one which hosts a debutante ball to at least one that simply smells like farts. A wide range of altering lead characters sort out the prepare’s mysteries every season, and because the episodes transfer ahead, it seems the prepare has a posh backstory and never every thing about it stays fairly on observe. All 4 seasons are on HBO Max.

Dexter’s Laboratory (1996-2003)

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Boy genius Dexter, along with his Peter Lorre accent, has clueless dad and mom and an older sister who simply do not perceive his scientific prowess. He can invent a cloning machine, a Beardatron that grows instantaneous facial hair, or educate animals to speak, however he can not seem to eliminate his nemesis, fellow boy genius Mandark. This is the third animated collection from Genndy Tartakovsky to make this listing, and just like the others, it is high-quality loopy creativity all the way in which.

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