7 of The Best New Fantasy Series in August

Watch: All-new Winter King, Norse gods and supernatural pirate tales – these are the most anticipated new fantasy series in August 2023

Sea beasts, warlords and destinies. From reborn messiahs to medieval battles and new planets and more on Netflix, Disney+ and AppleTV. These are the most anticipated new fantasy series in August 2023.

Complete with titles, dates, trailers, where it releases and links to watch your fave streaming fantasy series right now…

Upcoming New Fantasy Series in August 2023

Zombieverse (Game Show)

Netflix, 8 August 2023

Here’s a unique one: Fantasy and reality merge for the most unorthodox of reality game shows. The show, set in South Korea, asks its participants what they would do if there was a zombie outbreak. This goes far beyond being trapped in a few rooms. This is the ultimate challenge of avoiding traps, solving problems, and trying to stay one step ahead of the undead seeking to eat their flesh. Inspired by zombie apocalypse stories, this large-scale reality series takes escape games to the next level for Zombieverse.

Watch: Zombieverse Trailer

Genre Reality, Game Show, Comedy
Streaming Netflix | Watch it

Strange Planet

Apple TV+, 9 August 2023

Earth looks much different from the perspective of aliens. Aliens observe humanity and how it has progressed on Earth. Their findings are both hilarious and insightful about the absurdity of our world. Based on the New York Times bestselling graphic novel, this adult-animated comedy comes from producer Dan Harmon (Rick & Morty) and features the voices of Tunde Adebimpe (Rachel Getting Married), Demi Adejuyigbe (The Amber Ruffin Show), Lori Tan Chinn (Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens), Danny Pudi (Community) and Hannah Einbinder (Hacks). Find out what the aliens discover about us in Strange Planet.

Watch: The Strange Planet Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Comedy, Animated
Streaming Apple TV+ | Watch it

The Chosen One

Netflix, 16 August 2023

What would a kid with Jesus’ powers do? That’s the question the twelve-year-old Jodie has to ask himself when he finds he can heal the sick, transform water into wine, and raise the dead. Of course, Jodie wants to use his powers to impress a girl, but the Evangelical adults want him to save the world. Others want something else. What’s more, what if poor old Jodie has to confront the Antichrist? There’s a battle of destiny afoot for The Chosen One.

Watch: The Chosen One Trailer

Genres Fantasy, Drama, Comedy
Streaming Netflix | Watch it

The Winter King

MGM+, 20 August 2023

The tale of King Arthur gets a fresh twist. Based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Warlord Chronicles series of novels, the series centres around the legend of Arthur in Post-Roman Dark Age Britain, reframing the figure more as a warlord. Arthur’s associates are a much different bunch, spanning from the vain Lancelot to the scheming Guinevere to the aloof Merlin. Britain transforms into a fascinating battleground in The Winter King.

Watch: The Winter King Trailer

Genres Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Arthurian
Streaming MGM+ | Watch it


Disney+, 23 August 2023

A lone Jedi’s adventures continue! Ahsoka Tano was a Jedi member of the council but fled amid the events of the coming of the Empire. Now that the Empire has been torn down, she travels the galaxy trying to stop evil, as a new threat looms for the Star Wars universe. Spinning off from The Mandalorian, Rosario Dawson reprises her role as the titular character that’s been popularized since The Clone Wars. Now she gets to shine in her own show, ASHOKA.

Watch: The AHSOKA Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Star Wars
Streaming Disney+ | Watch it

Ragnarok Season 3

Netflix, 24 August 2023

Something strange is going down in a small Norwegian town. Straight out of Norse mythology, the Jötunn pose as a normal family in modern-day Norway, destroying the environment with their factories. The only one who can oppose them is Magne, a teenage boy that is the reincarnation of Thor. When Magne’s friend dies in the carnage, he’s committed to the fight. He’s not alone as more Norse gods join in on the fight for the planet in the fantasy drama of Ragnarok!

Watch: The Ragnarok

Genres Fantasy, Drama
Streaming Netflix | Watch it

One Piece (Live-Action)

Netflix, 31 August 2023

The hit pirate anime makes the voyage into live-action. Set in a world of fantasy and high-seas excitement, the series centres around bands of pirates hunting for the legendary treasure of the Pirate King. The young Monkey D. Luffy, a strange boy with the power of stretching limbs, sets off for this quest with an unlikely ship crew. Based on both the long-running manga and anime series, this pirate adventure stars Iñaki Godoy, Mackenyu, and Emily Rudd, bring to life the legend of One Piece.

Watch: One Piece Trailer

Genres Action, Adventure, Comedy
Streaming Netflix | Watch it

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