20 Best Shows About Witches on Netflix in 2020
Check out some of the best shows about witches on Netflix with supernatural elements, warlocks, and vampires. You’ll find some new shows about witches, classics, and the, of course, the best binge-worthy series with witches, warlocks, and all the enchantment you desire.
Lucky for the lovers of witchery Netflix always has some spellbinding shows for us to stream. No matter what age you’re or if you prefer dark and broody shows, comedies, animated series or family witch shows you’ll find a magical show on Netflix that will fly you to another world without the help of a magical broom.
Best shows about witches on Netflix
20| Luna Nera | 2020
Luna Nera is 2020’s new witch show and it’s about a young girl, Ade learns about her destiny among a family of witches.
The show takes place in the 17th century Italy when women who are suspected of witchcraft are executed without much evidence.
Ade and her grandmother work as a midwife and after a baby is stillborn they know they’ll have to run their lives because they will be accused of witchcraft.
Ade also falls in love with Pietro a young doctoral student who doesn’t believe that there are witches in their town but their father is the one who hunts them down.
Just when the grandmother would be burned on the stick a mysterious young woman appears who saves her life and changes it forever.
Luna Nera is a thrilling new show about witches where you can learn a bit about witch hunts and magic too.
19| October Faction | 2020 –
October Faction is one of the newest Netflix supernatural shows with witches and all kinds of monsters.
The show is based on the comic book with the same title and it focuses on a family with a retired Monster hunter parent as they kill the evil beings and deal with their family’s drama.
It’s a horror/sci-fi show that good both for adults and teens as well.
October Faction is an entertaining show with supernatural beings including witches, great storylines, good visuals, and some pretty good scares.
18| Penny Dreadful | 2014 – 2016
Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller show about witches and supernatural beings for adults.
The whole cast is fantastic but Eva Green was especially memorable as Vanessa Ives. It’s about Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium/witch Vanessa Ives who unite and try to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.
We get to meet other terrifying characters of the literary world such as vampires and Oscar Wild’s famous Dorian Gray.
While Penny Dreadful is frightening it’s also an immensely entertaining adult drama that will get you hooked in no time.
17| Once Upon a Time | 2011 – 2018
Once Upon a Time is a magical family-friendly fantasy-adventure show about witches and romance.
It’s about a young woman with a troubled past who is drawn to a small town that only seems normal but in reality, it’s a fairytale town controlled by the evil witch Regina.
It’s a super fun show with witches and all kinds of magical fairy-tale characters. The show starts out a little slow (magically speaking) but will quickly get you hooked and it just gets better and better with every season.
Once Upon a Time ended in 2018 but you can still watch it online on Netflix in 2020.
16| The Originals | 2013 – 2018
The Originals is a fantasy-horror show about vampires, witches, and a few other supernatural beings.
It’s about a family of some of the oldest (over a thousand-year-old) vampires who want to take back their city, New Orleans and dominate everyone who once harmed them.
While it’s a show mainly about vampires we also get to meet plenty of powerful witches because, in the show, it turns out that the original vampires were created by a witch, their mother.
The originals is a really great show about witches and vampires that will surely get you hooked on after a few episodes.
While the last season of The Originals was in 2018 you can still watch this thrilling show on Netflix in 2020.
15| Witches: A Century of Murder | 2015 –
Witches: A Century of Murder is a crime history documentary show about witches created by Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb who investigates the origins of the obsession for mass witch hunts and trials that swept the British Isles 400 years ago.
It’s a perfect witch show for fans of the Salem witch trials and for those who enjoy fiction and history stories about witches.
Witches: A Century of Murder is still available in 2020 to watch on Netflix.
14| Charmed | 1998 – 2006
The original Charmed is probably the most famous and one of the most popular shows about witches that’s available on Netflix in 2020.
Charmed is a fun mystery fantasy show about the Halliwell sisters who one day discover that they’re not only witches but that they’re the Charmed Ones and together they’re the most powerful witches on the planet.
However, they must use their power for good and soon they realize that their destiny is to battle against the forces of evil.
13| The Order | 2019 –
The Order is about a college student who wants to avenge his mother’s death so he pledges to a secret order but unexpectedly lands in a war between practitioners of dark magic and werewolves.
It’s a fantasy-horror show with witches and warlocks and all kinds of magical beings that will surely entertain you during dark nights. It’s a fun and not too dark witch show, so it’s a great watch for YA and adult viewers as well.
The Order season 2 is coming out in 2020.
12| The Magicians | 2015 –
The Magicians is a still ongoing fantasy, mystery drama show about witches and magicians. It’s a darker show for adults or older YA viewers.
The show is about a group of young witches and magicians who are recruited to a secretive magical academy. However, they soon discover that the magic they read about as children is very real-and more dangerous than they ever imagined.
Together they visit other realms and learn how to use their magical powers while also exploring their own self and sexuality.
It’s a kind of dark but fun and imaginative show about witches that’s based on the novel by Lev Grossman.
11| The Witch | 2015
The Witch is a dark mystery horror show about witches that premiered in 2015 but unfortunately only got one season.
This witch show is for adults for sure. It’s a story about a New England family that is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession. It takes place in 1630 so the costumes and beautiful but dark design makes the mood even grimmer.
If you’re into darker themes and horror movies, this stunning horror history drama about witches will be your new favorite. You can still watch The Witch online on Netflix in 2020.
10| The Worst Witch | 2017 –
Let’s start with a sweet, goofy, and fun family show about witches. While the show aims younger audiences it’s a perfect fit for those young at heart. The series is based on the books ‘Worst Witch’ by Jill Murphy and is also a reboot. The original ‘The Worst Witch‘ ran from 1998 til 2001.
This new charming reboot is just as magical if not even more. The story follows young Mildred Hubble who lives a rather ordinary life until one day Maud Spellbody crashes her broomstick into their balcony. Maud and Mildred quickly became friends and Maud introduces Mildred Cackle’s Academy – a school for young witches where she gets to enroll and begin her training.
However, no matter how hard Mildred tries something always goes wrong with her spells causing chaos and of course fun adventures.
You will meet delightful and spirited characters and empowering messages. The Worst Witch is for sure a perfect witchy entertainment for the whole family.
9| Supernatural | 2005 – 2020
Supernatural probably needs no introduction but in case you’re not already watching this show then you’re in luck because you’re in for one hell of a ride.
Supernatural is one of the longest-running shows and while the Winchester brother’s story will come to an end next year (2020) we can still enjoy their often witchy stories on Netflix from the start.
While Supernatural is not a witch story at heart it no doubt has some main witchy storylines and witch characters throughout its 14 seasons. Its most important and well-known witch character is Rowena the centuries-old witch and mother of Crowly the king of Hell.
Supernatural even keeps its facts and myths true to reality and gives its viewers a nice history about witches throughout the centuries. However, there will be also plenty of new otherworldy stories and spells you keep you entertained.
8| Good Witch | 2015 –
Another delightful family drama about witches for those who love their drama with a pinch of magic.
The show is based on the ‘Good Witch’ movies and the main character Cassie is played by the same actress Catherine Bell.
While Good Witch is mostly a comedy-drama it has some sweet fantasy elements that make this show about this mom and daughter due and their lives in a small town.
It’s not going to be the most spooky or magical show you’ll ever watch but it’s perfect for those nights when you crave a sweet show with a little bit of magic on top.
The Good Witch is available on Netflix in 2020.
7| American Horror Story – Coven | 2013
if you’re into dark magic and hoodoo this then American Horror Story: Coven will be one of your favorite shows about witches on Netflix for sure.
Coven quickly became a fan favorite and was praised as the best season of the show.
It has an amazingly dark, weird and versatile female cast and it tackles issues like slavery and sex while also keeping it simply a horror story about witches and dark magic at its core.
It’s for mature audiences and even then it’s good to know that it’s quite gruesome and eerie and because of its subjects often very sensitive it can cause more than a sleepless night.
The amazing cast includes Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett, and Kathy Bates but the rest of the cast were all fantastic in portraying their characters. The story takes place in New Orleans and revolves around six witches living together in a ‘Coven’.
6| Always a Witch | Siempre Bruja | 2019 –
If you like witches and shows like Jane The Virgin then Always a Witch will be something you want to check out.
It’s a time-traveling telenovela about a witch from the 17th century who escapes death seconds before she’s burned alive on a stake and finds herself in modern-day Cartagena.
While the show has its faults it’s also a charming story about love and magic. Probably the writers and producers will listen to fans and fix the clunky storyline and make their lead the powerful witch she can be.
‘Always A Witch’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix Yes. It’s scheduled to premiere in 2020.
5| Little Witch Academia | 2017 –
This charming animation show about witches revolves around Akko a young, ordinary girl who joins the magical Luna Nova Academy, the renowned witch academy for witch girls.
From then we follow Akko as she embarks on a journey to become a ‘cool witch’ like her role model Shiny Chariot.
It’s a fun and easy comedy witchshow full of quirky characters and stories about friendship and finding one’s self and is perfect for kids too.
4| Superstition | 2017
Superstition centers around the Hastings family, owners of the only funeral home in the mysterious town of La Rochelle, Georgia. The family also the handlers of the city’s supernatural demons and other otherworldly beings.
It’s a darker often violent show but it’s none the less field with magical stories and beings. While the unusual visual style of the show was unwelcomed by many viewers it also built up a small core audience.
3| Merlin | 2008 – 2012
Merlin is a retelling of Arthurian legend that centers on Merlin, a young wizard who is new to Camelot, a kingdom which is ruled by a tyrant who’s banned the use of magic. Merlin becomes the servant to young Prince Arthur and soon become his best friend and turns Arthur into not only a great king but a legend.
It’s a bewitching and witty fantasy show about witches, wizards, and magic. With every season Merlin becomes more assertive as he embarks on amazing adventures.
While the show starts out as a family series it becomes pretty dark and grim in as seasons go by. An honest warning here; Once you finish the first season you’ll be pretty hooked and probably skip work just to binge-watch the rest of the seasons.
2| The Witcher | 2019 –
The Witcher is one of the newest shows about witches. This adventurous often dark show about witches, warlocks and all kinds of magical beings premiered in 2019 and quickly became a global sensation. It’s based on the fantasy book series ‘The Witcher’ by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski which also inspired the hit video game: The Witcher.
It’s not only a visually stunning fantasy drama show but they even got Superman AKA Henry Cavill to play the lead part. The costumes and set designs are gorgeous and the story will loosely follow the ones in the books and short stories.
The Witcher is about Geralt of Rivia, a solitary mutated monster hunter who has supernatural powers and struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.
He lives in a world where humans live together with various supernatural and fantasy creatures including dwarves, gnomes, elves, and of course witches. For years they lived together in peace but times have changed and the assassin known as The Witcher returns who has the power to change the world – for good, or for evil.
You can watch the first season of this stunning witch show on Netflix in 2020 too.
1| Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | 2014 –
If you’re new to this witchy show it’s good to know that Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is based on the Archie comics and not the 90’s Sabrina The Teenage witch. While you can meet the characters, Sabrina, the two anties, Harvy, and even Salem they will be completely different characters from the original show you knew.
And while we’re huge fans of the original series this difference shouldn’t hold you back because the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will take you on an unexpected dark and magical ride. Thankfully The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 3 premier is in 2020.
The show is about Sabrina who is wrestling to reconcile her dual nature; she is half-witch, half-mortal. While she has to decide between light and dark she also has to stand against the evil forces and Satan himself.
The show never gets too dark or grim and has important messages including women empowerment and the systematic problem we have to face. While the show got more complex in part two it always managed to keep the tone considerably light and always bewitching.
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