The Wheel of Time is an American epic fantasy television series. The series is based on the Robert Jordan series of novels of the same name. The series premiered on November 19, 2021, and consists of eight episodes that aired until December 24, 2021, on Amazon Prime Video.
Half a year before its premiere, The Wheel of Time had already been renewed for a second series, which says enough about how much Amazon values this adaptation. The popularity of Jordan’s series is undeniable and the show seems to be on the right track when presenting the series to new fans.
In this article, we are going to bring you a list of the best epic fantasy series like The Wheel of Time that every fantasy fan should watch.
Best TV Series Like The Wheel of Time
The list is going to include a total of 15 different titles, ranked in random order, which resemble The Wheel of Time in one way or the other. We have tried to pick the best shows that reflect either the genre, the style, or the spirit of The Wheel of Time so that you might enjoy them like you did the original one.
1. The Witcher
Original Release: December 20, 2019 – present
Number of Episodes: 8
In a world inhabited by humans, elves, dwarves, and other magical species, the balance is always unstable. The civilized races must in fact live with the monsters that threaten them and for this reason, mutant warriors have been created able to kill them: the Witchers.
Geralt of Rivia is a witcher, a mutant with special powers who kills monsters for money. Meanwhile, the land is in a state of chaos as the Nilfgaard empire tries to expand its territory. Among the refugees in this struggle is Cirilla, also called Ciri, the princess of Cintra, pursued by Nilfgaard. She and Geralt are meant for each other.
In his adventures, Geralt also meets Yennefer, a sorceress, and Jaskier, a bard.
2. His Dark Materials
Original Release: November 3, 2019 – present
Number of Episodes: 15
Raised in the austere and suffocating Jordan College in Oxford, Lyra Belacqua and her daemon (an expression of the human soul external to the body, which takes on an animal appearance), accidentally learn of the existence of the Dust.
This is a strange particle that the Magisterium (the armed wing of an all-powerful and radicalized Church) thinks to be the fruit of Original Sin. Scholars have indeed observed that this Dust is less attracted to the innocence of children than to the experience of adults.
Scientists, with the support of the Church, begin terrifying experiments on the Dust using children kidnapped all over England and sent to the frozen realms of the High North. Lyra is committed to the pursuit of these child kidnappers, who notably captured her best friend Roger.
3. Emerald City
Original Release: January 6 – March 3, 2017
Number of Episodes: 10
Overwhelmed by a tornado, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale is transported to Oz, a mystical land where the almighty Wizard reigns, who has banished magic and faces not only the wrath of a growing congregation of witches, but also an impending disaster by a mysterious creature, the Eternal Beast.
Dorothy then sets out in search of the Wizard, unaware that she is about to fulfill a prophecy that will change everyone’s life forever.
4. The Outpost
Original Release: July 10, 2018 – October 7, 2021
Number of Episodes: 49
The series follows Talon, the sole survivor of a race called “Blackbloods”. Years after her entire village was destroyed by a troop of mercenaries, Talon tracks down her family’s murderers and finds their trail in a lawless walled city on the edge of the civilized world, named The Outpost, where she travels.
Talon discovers that she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must learn to control in order to save herself and defend her country against a fanatical religious dictator.
Original Release: September 20, 2008 – December 24, 2012
Number of Episodes: 65
Freely revisiting the legend, the series tells the adventures, in the kingdom of Camelot, of young Merlin, the same age as the future King Arthur Pendragon, and his relationship with him. Charged by Kilgharrah, the dragon imprisoned under the castle, to protect the future ruler, Merlin must hide his powers in this era of terror against wizards, wanted by King Uther Pendragon.
Original Release: June 9, 2021 – present
Number of Episodes: 6
The series focuses on the 2012 Loki, who is brought before the mysterious organization called the Temporal Variation Authority after stealing the Tesseract during the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019) and is given the choice to face the elimination of the reality for his recklessness or helping against a greater threat, for which Loki ends up traveling through time, altering human history by trying to fix the fractured timeline.
7. The Nevers
Original Release: April 11, 2021 – present
Number of Episodes: 6
In the nineteenth century, in London, after the passage of a mysterious vessel, several people began to develop gifts, abilities, or strange physical characteristics. These people are called the Touched and find it very difficult to integrate into a society that sees them as monsters and potential threats.
Three years later, Amalia True and Penance Adair work for an orphanage that welcomes and helps others in their case. Amalia’s gift is to be able to see bits of the future, and Penance’s gift is to see electrical energy, which makes her an extraordinary inventor. Together, they protect and seek others affected in order to help them.
Original Release: November 1, 2019 – present
Number of Episodes: 16
See‘s story takes place in a post-apocalyptic science fiction universe and takes place 600 years after our era. Humans returned to their primitive state after a virus wiped out most of the population and blinded the only survivors. They then form themselves into rival tribes and raise the visual faculty to the rank of legend.
Baba Voss, the chief of the Alkenny tribe, welcomes into his home a woman pregnant with twins whose biological father is one of the few human beings to see. But Queen Kane, head of the Payan kingdom, aware of rumors about the abilities of newborns inherited from their father, sees it as a threat to the human species and sends her men to pursue the Alkenny tribe.
9. Shadow and Bone
Original Release: April 23, 2021 – present
Number of Episodes: 8
The kingdom of Ravka has been cursed for millennia. Her fate now rests on the shoulders of an orphan. Alina has been recruited by the Army to accompany the Grisha, powerful magicians who fight against the evil fog that is tearing the land apart.
When her childhood friend comes close to death during a raid, Alina must face her fears and her destiny. The world of the Grisha is dangerous and the pitfalls are numerous. Who will Alina be able to trust, when the only person she could count on is no longer able to help her?
10.The Shannara Chronicles
Original Release: January 5, 2016 – November 22, 2017
Number of Episodes: 20
In 4150, in a post-apocalyptic future, Amberle, princess of the elves, participates in a race and becomes one of the seven chosen ones who will have to take care of the Ellcrys, the Protective Tree containing inside its leaves demons, but she fled after having had terrible visions by touching the tree.
Wil, a half-elf decides to leave his house after the death of his mother, the latter having given him three magic stones. Along the way, he meets Eretria, a warrior-thief wanderer who uses her charms on him.
Wil then meets Allanon, the last of the Druids, and learns that he is the descendant of the Shannara, a lineage famous in the Four Lands, and that the Ellcrys is in danger of dying, which would free the demons he imprisons. Amberle, Wil, and Eretria will have to join forces to revive the Protector Tree and prevent the end of the world.
Original Release: September 24, 2021 – present
Number of Episodes: 10
The Galactic Empire, ruled by the genetic dynasty of Emperor Cleon I’s clones, is predicted by Psychohistory (imaginary science founded by Hari Seldon) of a collapse followed by 30,000 years of darkness before a second galactic empire does take over.
Psychohistory has, however, discovered a way to reduce the duration of this era of darkness to 1,000 years by implementing a plan devised by Seldon: to create a Foundation – which will be responsible for safeguarding all human knowledge and rebuilding the empire – on planet Terminus, the most distant and desolate planet in the entire galaxy.
12. The Librarians
Original Release: December 7, 2014 – February 7, 2018
Number of Episodes: 42
Flynn Carson has been the Librarian for at least ten years now. Its main occupations are to solve seemingly impossible mysteries, find very powerful artifacts and face supernatural forces of which the Brotherhood of the Serpent is a part.
A group of potential Librarians selected by the Library are threatened with murder by the Brotherhood of the Serpent, Carson’s nemesis who wants to control the magic of the world for their own ends.
The Library assigns him a guard, in this case, the ex-agent of the anti-mine brigade Eve Baird who, upon her effective appointment, creates a shock team, especially effective thanks to the remarkable talents of its members, based on advanced intellectual knowledge and rational deductions.
A group made up of Jacob “Jake” Stone, a genius (190 Q.I.) in history and architecture; from Cassandra Cillian, a mathematician with a photographic memory but suffering from a brain tumor, and finally Ezekiel Jones, a thief, and specialist in advanced technology whose all members of his family are also thieves. Eve completes this team with her NATO military qualities.
13. Jupiter’s Legacy
Original Release: May 7, 2021
Number of Episodes: 8
After the fall of the family factory in the crash of 1929, Sheldon Sampson feels guided by the voice of his recently deceased father. He then feels that he must create a team of superheroes, the Union, in which he is The Utopian.
It also sets a very strict code and prohibits all killings, even of supervillains. Nowadays, while this first generation of superheroes is revered, the next struggles to keep up with the legendary exploits of their parents. In addition, Sheldon must deal with important family conflicts.
His son, Brandon Sampson – aka The Paragon – broke the code and is not living up to his father’s expectations. For her part, Sheldon’s daughter, Chloe, takes drugs and rebels against her father’s authority and principles.
14. Carnival Row
Original Release: August 30, 2019 – present
Number of Episodes: 8
Following a war lost by the Alliance to the Pact, many fairy beings had to flee their realms and emigrate to the human republic of Burgue. In this “Victorian” society, the Critchs (non-humans: fairies, pucks, kobolds, centaurs, werewolves, drow, etc.) are poorly accepted and accused of all evils.
An inspector, Philo, tries to elucidate a series of murders committed against fairy beings in the vicinity of the main street called “Carnival Row”, located in the area where many Critchs have settled. Philo’s life takes a new turn when he finds Vignette, a young and beautiful fairy, just landed in Burgue with whom he had created a strong bond when he was an Alliance soldier.
The city is also shaken by fights and intense political intrigues in the assembly, as in the street, which will not fail to upset the social balances in presence.
15. Game of Thrones
Original Release: April 17, 2011 – May 19, 2019
Number of Episodes: 73
The first season begins fifteen years after the civil war known as “Robert’s rebellion,” in which Robert Baratheon drove the Targaryens from the Iron Throne and proclaimed himself ruler of Westeros. Some time later, and following the sudden death of the Hand of the King, Jon Arryn, Robert invites his friend Eddard “Ned” Stark – Lord of Winterfell – to assume the vacant office.
The latter accepts and, as soon as he reaches King’s Landing —the capital of Westeros and seat of the Iron Throne—, he discovers the truth behind a series of intrigues and conspiracies that involve other noble families and that are related to the tragedy.