What is the best streaming video service for a fantasy fan? With the arrival of so many video on demand companies, it is difficult to know which of them will be the best one for us. Choosing which streaming service fits best your liking is getting more and more complicated isn’t it? It’s not even only a matter of money, even though being charged monthly fees for enjoying several of these services can be a bit expensive, but also, these companies provide so much content that it gets difficult to know what to watch!
Video on demand is winning the match to over-the-air programming method. There is no wonder why, users prefer being able to watch movies and tv shows whenever you want (as long as you have enough bandwidth to watch it) instead of a scheduled broadcast time.
The best streaming video service for a fantasy fan
Let`s focus on Fantasy fans now. Lots of tv series are based on fantasy books, after the success of Game of Thrones, the amount of Fantasy tv series is increasing like crazy. Which of these streaming video services will have more appealing shows for a fantasy fan? Let’s see:
Amazon is included in Amazon Prime, so for 99 dollars per year, you get unlimited access to both Amazon Music and Amazon Prime Instant Video, besides to free two-day shipping on your purchases and a free Kindle book each month. This service has a wide content selection, but what about fantasy? Let’s see what can Amazon provide to Fantasy lovers:
An adaptation of the novel of the same name by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Good Omens tells the story of the angel Aziraphael and the demon Crowley, longtime friends who will try to prevent to prevent the destruction of the Earth during the Armaggedon, the final battle between hell and heaven.
Upcoming Amazon tv series
Lord of the rings
A tv series set in the world of Lord of the Rings but taking place in the Second Age, the era when the Rings of Power are forged and Sauron rises. This web series has the biggest budget ever in the history of television, so stay tuned because it will be huge!
The Wheel of Time
An epic fantasy story based on the book series written by Robert Jordan (and finished by Brandon Sanderson). Given that The Wheel of Time is composed of 14 books, there is a lot of material for this tv series.
Conan the Barbarian
Another version of the story written by Robert E. Howard. Given that Jason Momoa’s Conan film didn’t do so well maybe this series can serve as a good alternative.
Netflix is the most popular streaming video service, having more than 150 million subscribers worldwide, it has a great optimized interface, good recommendation services. On the other side, titles come and go frequently and it’s a bit expensive compared to other options. This platform offers massive content, having an amazing selection of tv shows, films and also original programming. In terms of fantasy, Netflix has the following fantasy tv series:
A fantasy drama television series following the story of Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) and based on popular book series The Mortal Instruments written by Cassandra Clare. This tv series was canceled after three seasons, but the story was concluded with two additional episodes.
Based on Diana Gabaldon’s book series of the same name. This historical romance tv series already has four seasons with 55 episodes and the fifth season is set to premiere in 2020.
The Last Kingdom
The Last Kingdom is a historical fiction television series and is an adaptation of The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell. This historical fiction tv series premiered on BBC but then Netflix was the sole producer of the third season.
The Shannara Chronicles
A drama tv series based on The Sword of Shannara trilogy by Terry Brooks. The Shannara Chronicles was canceled after two seasons
Also, the following tv series are coming to Netflix in 2019
A tv series based on the novels of the same name written by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The Witcher will star Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. If you want to know more about the upcoming The Witcher series check this post.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
This series is a prequel of the film The Dark Crystal which was released in 1982 and was directed by Louis Leterrier.
Chronicles of Narnia Series
A tv series based on the books by C.S Lewis. A reboot of this saga that didn’t do as well as expected at the theatres.
Hulu is a cheaper alternative As a counterpart, even with a paid subscription, you have to watch commercials. Funnily, in march 2019 Walt Disney acquired 21st Century Fox and has the 67% of the equity of the company, that is, Disney controls now Hulu. As a result, Hulu will be used as a streaming brand for general entertainment nonrelated to Disney Studios.
The interesting thing about Hulu is its potential: by controlling Hulu now Disney owns the rights of lots of new material such as the movie rights of Percy Jackson. See what this could mean?
A story based on the novel series of the same name written by Anne Rice that follows the story of Lestat de Lioncourt, a French nobleman that turns into a vampire.
Queen of Shadows
A show that was supposedly produced by Hulu (no news since 2016) and is based on Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.
HBO is more than Game of Thrones. Not only it has some of the most epic series of all time such as The Wire or The Sopranos. The following upcoming fantasy tv series will get your attention for sure.
His Dark Materials
A reboot of this story written by Philip Pullman that flopped in the theatres, and now is coming as a tv series. Let’s hope it goes better this time!
Game of Thrones prequel
This tv series is set in the same scenario as Game of Thrones but it will take place thousands of years before the events in Game of Thrones. This means dragons will rule the skies of Westeros!
So, it looks like Amazon Video and Netflix are the ones with the most upcoming fantasy tv series. Which video streaming service will you choose?
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