With The Rings of Power and The House of the Dragon in the lead, Fantasy is on its way to being the dominant genre in series and movies.
With a background that goes back to mythology, folklore and ancient stories, the genre known as Fantasy, despite being considered a minor genre in many times, is a constant in different artistic expressions, not only literary, but also in video games. , comics or TV series.
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With its different variants, ranging from high fantasy to dark fantasy, Fantasy takes elements of medieval Europe to recreate them in extraordinary worlds, sometimes magical. And now, it seems that Fantasy is heading to compete with the superhero genre as the champions of the box office and streaming consumption of series.
That is why we made a count of the productions that indicate this.
The House of the Dragon
This fantastic drama from the Game of Thrones saga, with very few episodes seen, has already been renewed for a second season.
The Rings of Power
Following the world shaped by JRR Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, it is the quintessential expression of high fantasy.
wheel of time
The epic fantasy series inspired by the famous homonymous novels by Robert Jordan. And although its profile is a bit lower than the aforementioned titles, a second season of this Fantasy series is already in development.
Both in books, as video games, comics, animation and series with actors, the dark fantasy that narrates the adventures of Geralt de Rivia seems to be a successful bet in the narrative format that is chosen. It is currently shooting its third season.
Taking up a movie from the eighties, Willow is Disney’s bet to do battle in the Fantasy series. It is expected that the premiere of this high fantasy adventure will be given on November 30 of this year.
In addition, Disney will also return to the saga of Percy Jackson, a youth fantasy that will be released in 2024, and although it lacks medieval elements, its tone is close to the epics described above.
Shadow and Bone
Inspired by the books by Leigh Bardugo, this fantasy drama mixes different genres, where we see not only Fantasy, but others closer to science fiction, such as steampunk. A second season has already been confirmed.
Digging a little deeper into the genre
Some productions close to the Fantasy genre that have finished their cycle or are awaiting confirmation are also fresh. For example, the See series with Jason Momoa, which ended after its third season. Cursed (drama and fantasy), which was canceled after its first installment despite having Katherine Langford as its protagonist. Warrior Nun (drama and fantasy), which is still awaiting confirmation of a second season. Destiny: The Winx saga (dark fantasy), which premieres its second season this September. Ragnarök, which awaits confirmation of a third season.
Finally, the cinema will not be left behind, and a true classic of the genre could be the spearhead of the return of Fantasy to the big screen: Dungeons and Dragons.
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