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The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s

Updated January 2, 2020 21.7k votes 2.0k voters 25.6k views46 items

List RulesVote up your favorite science fiction series that have aired new episodes since 2010.

These are the best 2010s sci-i shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. There are good 2010s science fiction series that are set centuries in the future, and other great 2010s sci-fi programs that take place in the soul-crushing expanse of outer space. A few of the most popular science fiction series of the 2010s have even been reimagined in films and modern TV series.

What programs are featured on this best 2010s sci-fi shows list? The repercussions of human cloning are explored on the hit science fiction series Orphan Black. The show's lead actress, Tatiana Maslany, has won many awards for her performance including the 2013 Best Actress in a Drama Series honor at the Critics' Choice Awards. The Expanse is another good science fiction series that aired in the 2010s - and was good enough to be picked up by Amazon Video after it was canceled by SyFy. From new additions to classic science fiction franchises such as Stargate and Star Trek to new science fiction anthology series such as Black Mirror, the 2010s offered great entries to the genre. Other great programs featured on this top 2010s sci-fi shows list include Under the Dome, The Tomorrow People, and Falling Skies.

Metahumans and superheroes can fit under the science fiction banner thanks to the often scientific ways they get their powers, from genetic quirks to lab explosions. The 2010s saw a surge of new superhero series, while also bringing old favorites back. The Heroes franchise was revisited in 2015 with the new miniseries event, Heroes Reborn.

Which 2010s sci-fi show do you think is the greatest? Give the best series a thumbs up!

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