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The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years

Updated May 13, 2021 16.1k votes 6.6k voters 95.8k views52 items

List RulesVote up the best science fiction shows that premiered their first season on or after January 1, 2018.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we’re ranking the best sci-fi TV shows since 2018. Our list of the highest-rated sci-fi shows of the past four years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new sci-fi series on television. What is the best new sci-fi TV show?

Featuring new Netflix science fiction shows, new Star Trek series, critically acclaimed sci-fi miniseries, and more, the best recent sci-fi shows include Altered CarbonLegion, The Orville, and The Mandalorian. Disney+'s Marvel and Star War series are easily considered to be some of the most exciting and binge-worthy shows today, while anthologies like Tales From The Loop are known as some of the best the sci-fi shows to watch now.

Vote up the best new sci-fi shows that have premiered recently.

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    The Orville

    Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki
    The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane....  more
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    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry
    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis,...  more
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    63

    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano
    The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the...  more
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    988

    Star Trek: Discovery

    Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones
    Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, 2017) is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek:...  more
  • 5
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    247

    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker
    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by...  more
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    Legion

    Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller
    Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the...  more
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    Counterpart

    J. K. Simmons, Olivia Williams
    Counterpart is an American sci-fi thriller television series created by Justin Marks. When...  more
  • 8
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    223

    The Gifted

    Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker
    The Gifted (Fox, 2017) is an American superhero TV series based on Marvel Comics's X-Men...  more
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    90

    Star Trek: Picard

    Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera
    Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American television series created by Akiva...  more
  • 10
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    45

    Resident Alien

    Alan Tudyk, Elizabeth Bowen
    Resident Alien (Syfy, 2021) is an American comedy drama television series adapted by Chris...  more
  • 11
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    44

    Love Alarm

    Kim So-hyun, Song Kang
    Love Alarm (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series, based on the...  more
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    71

    Upload

    Robbie Amell, Andy Allo
    Upload (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American science fiction comedy satire television series...  more
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    Cloak & Dagger

    Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph
    Cloak & Dagger (Freeform, 2018) is an American cable television series created by Joe Pokaski,...  more
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    70

    Star Trek: Lower Decks

    Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid
    Star Trek: Lower Decks (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American adult animated web television...  more
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    28
    10

    The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

    Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan
    The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Disney+, 2021) is an American television limited series...  more
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    64

    Raised by Wolves

    Travis Fimmel, Amanda Collin
    Raised by Wolves (HBO Max, 2020) is an American science fiction drama television series...  more
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    190

    Krypton

    Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell
    Krypton (SyFy, 2018) is an American television series developed by David S. Goyer and Damian...  more
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    37

    Debris

    Thomas Cadrot, Alex Bogomolov
    Debris (NBC, 2021) is an American supernatural sci-fi drama series created by J.H. Wyman. The...  more
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    39
    52

    Avenue 5

    Hugh Laurie, Suzy Nakamura
    Avenue 5 (HBO, 2020) is an American science fiction comedy television series created by...  more
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    34
    45

    Away

    Hillary Swank, Josh Charles
    Away (Netflix, 2020) is an American sci-fi television series created by Jessica Goldberg and...  more
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    Salvation

    Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers
    Salvation (CBS, 2017) is an American suspense drama television series created by Liz Kruger,...  more
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    The Mist

    Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland
    The Mist (Spike, 2017) is an American science fiction-horror thriller television series...  more
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    28

    Alice in Borderland

    Kento Yamazaki, Tao Tsuchiya
    Alice in Borderland (Netflix, 2020) is a Japanese thriller television series based on the...  more
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    Time After Time

    Freddie Stroma, Josh Bowman
    Time After Time (ABC, 2017) is an American period drama science fiction television series by...  more
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    Pacific Rim: The Black

    Calum Worthy, Gideon Adlon
    Pacific Rim: The Black (Netflix, 2021) is an American anime series that expands upon the story...  more