Best Medieval TV Shows Available on Netflix and Other Streaming Services

The best and most acclaimed medieval series that are available on Netflix and other streaming platforms for you to start binge-watching today. We’ve selected the best titles from the historical drama, high fantasy, documentary, animation, romance and more genres. Check out!

Best Medieval TV Shows

The Witcher (2019 – )

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Available on: Netflix
Genres: drama, fantasy
Parental rating: 16 years

Based on the series of high fantasy tales by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, “The Witcher” follows the story of Geralt of Rivia, a monster-hunting mercenary who possesses superpowers. He will have his story crossed with the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg and the Cintran princess Ciri, a young woman whose destiny is mapped out with his.

The Last Kingdom (2015 – 2022)

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Available on: Netflix
Genres: historical drama
Parental rating: 16 years

Combining fiction and real historical events, “The Last Kingdom” series is an excellent choice for anyone who loves medieval dramas. The series is set in the year 872, when many regions that are now part of England were under the rule of the Vikings. In the story, Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invasions.

Knightfall (2017 – 2019)

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Available on: Netflix
Genres: historical drama
Parental rating: 16 years

A historical drama packed with action and adventure. In “Knightfall” we follow the stories of the Knights Templar, the persecution they suffered by the then King Philip IV of France in the 14th century and the stories of struggle and brotherhood between the members of this historic organization.

The Heirs of the Earth (2022)

The Heirs of the Earth

Available on: Netflix
Genres: historical drama
Parental rating: 16 years

This magnificent medieval Spanish series is set in 14th century Barcelona. In the saga, we meet the young Hugo Llor, a 12-year-old boy who receives the protection of the respected Estanyo family, after spending a long time aimlessly in the city. When he grows up, he sees his destiny threatened, as the rival Puig family crosses his path.

Merlin (2008 – 2012)

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Available on: Netflix
Genres: fantasy, adventure
Parental rating: 13 years

The acclaimed “Merlin” series immerses us in the fascinating and revered legend of King Arthur, a story filled with magic and fantastic beings. It is in this fantastic setting that we meet the wizard Merlin. In the first season, we follow the wizard’s arrival in the city of Camelot, where he begins to develop his magical skills and meets the young prince Arthur, a nobleman who becomes his servant.

Vikings: Valhalla (2022 – )

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Available on: Netflix
Genres: drama, action
Parental rating: 16 years

Sequel to the acclaimed “Vikings” series, one of the most watched series of all time, “Valhalla” takes place a century after the events of the original series. In history, we follow the adventure sagas of Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Hardrada and the Norman king William the Conqueror.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022 – )

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Available on: Amazon Prime
Genres: high fantasy
Parental rating: 14 years

Discover the stories leading up to the epic events of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Based in the fantastic universe created by JRR Tolkien, this series features new and returning characters, epic battles, and the rise and fall of important kingdoms within history.

House of the Dragon (2022 – )

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Available on: HBO Max
Genres: high fantasy
Parental rating: 16 years

Based on the universe created by George RR Martin, author of the celebrated “Game of Thrones”, “House of the Dragon” takes place two centuries before the events of the original series. In the series, we follow the stories related especially to House Targaryen, where a dispute for the throne could put several kingdoms and important characters in danger.

Outlander (2014 – )

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Available on: Netflix
Genres: romance, drama
Parental rating: 16 years

Outlander narrates an acclaimed love story capable of spanning centuries. The series is based on the work and universe created by author Diana Gabaldon and has become one of the most watched series in recent years.

In history, we follow a young woman who lives in two different periods, as she is able to travel through time. Living a risky romance, she will go through countless situations that will put her life and her heart in conflict.

El Cid (2020 – )

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Available on: Amazon Prime
Genres: historical drama
Parental rating: 12 years

In this acclaimed Spanish series, we follow the journey of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, one of the greatest heroes and warriors of the Middle Ages in Spain. In the story, the Castilian nobleman lives in a territory and at a time divided between Moors and Christians.

He will then embark on a journey across the Iberian Peninsula with the aim of conquering territories.

Rise: Ottoman Empire (2020 – 2022)

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Available on: Netflix
Genres: historical drama
Parental rating: 16 years

The Turkish series “Rise: Ottoman Empire” presents the story of Emperor Muhammad II in the period when he planned to dominate Constantinople. With the aim of expanding his territories, he begins to wage a fierce war against the capital of the Byzantine Empire.

Letter to the King (2020)

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Available on: Netflix
Genres: drama, fantasy
Parental rating: 7 years

A medieval series that can be watched by the whole family, “Letter to the King” tells the story of the young knight Tiuri, who responds to a request to deliver an important letter to the King with the aim of saving his kingdom. Facing ancient prophecies and dealing with imminent dangers on his journey, he will do anything to complete his mission.

Game Of Thrones (2011 – 2019)

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Available on: HBO Max
Genres: high fantasy
Parental rating: 16 years

One of the most acclaimed and watched series of all time, “Game of Thrones” is available to binge-watch on HBO Max today. The story follows seven kingdoms present in the fictional continent of Westeros. With countless characters and arcs, the fight for the Iron Throne is at the center of this series that has won numerous Emmys and Golden Globes.

The Cathedral of the Sea (2018)

The Cathedral of the Sea

Available on: Netflix
Genres: historical drama
Parental rating: 16 years

Based on the acclaimed novel by Ildefonso Falcones, “A Catedral do Mar” is a great medieval Spanish series that will have you hooked from beginning to end. The series features the journey of Arnau Estanyol, a servant living in Barcelona in the 14th century. Facing various difficulties related to the monarchy and politics of the time, he will try to conquer the dreamed freedom and wealth to know better days.

Medici: The Magnificent (2016 – 2019)

Medici: The Magnificent

Available on: HBO Max
Genres: historical drama
Parental rating: 14 years

Starring acclaimed actor Dustin Hoffman, “Medici: The Magnificent” is a British-Italian co-production revolving around the Medici dynasty in Italy.

In the 15th century, Cosimo de Medici has just taken over as patriarch of the important family of Florence, after his father is mysteriously murdered. Secrets, revelations and plenty of drama await you in this acclaimed historical series.

Miracle Workers (2018 – )

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Available on: HBO Max
Genres: fantasy, comedy
Parental rating: 14 years

The HBO Max original series “Miracle Workers” follows the journey of angels who work in the service of God and humanity. Each season takes place in a different period of human history. The second season of the series is called “Dark Ages” in reference to the Middle Ages. In the story, angels try to convince God that humanity deserves to be saved.

Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan

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Available on: Netflix
Genres: documentary, historical
Parental rating: 16 years

A mix of documentary and drama, the series “Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan” presents the stories that involved political and territorial conflicts in feudal Japan. The series focuses especially on the young samurai Date Masamune, who managed to unite much of the northern Japanese islands during the 16th century.

Marco Polo (2014 – 2016)

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Available on: Netflix
Genres: historical drama
Parental rating: 16 years

Based on the legendary stories of the Venetian merchant, ambassador and explorer Marco Polo, this Netflix original series follows his journey of exploration in China during the 13th century when he arrived in the Kingdom of Kublai Khan.

Cursed (2020)

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Available on: Netflix
Genres: fantasy, drama, adventure
Parental rating: 16 years

A thrilling medieval series exploring the legends of King Arthur, Cursed follows the adventurous journey of Nimue, a sorceress who has the power to transform herself into the legendary Lady of the Lake. Upon meeting Arthur and Merlin, she goes after answers to the curses that accompany her and also the legendary holy sword.

The Great Ottoman Warrior (2014 – 2019)

The Great Ottoman Warrior

Available on: Netflix
Genres: historical drama
Parental rating: 14 years

The Turkish series “The Great Ottoman Warrior” presents the stories of Ertugrul Gazi, father of Osman, first great emperor in this region. The story of the Mongolian invasions in Asia, the political conflicts and the relationships of central historical figures in this period of humanity is masterfully told in this series available on Netflix.

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