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

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List Rules Only shows that premiered Season 1 after January 1, 2015.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we’re ranking the best sci-fi TV shows since 2015. Our list of the highest rated sci-fi shows of the past three 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 shows, CW superhero series, critically acclaimed miniseries, and more, the best recent sci-fi shows include WestworldStranger Things, The OA, and Legends of Tomorrow. Netflix's Marvel series are easily considered to be some of the most bingeworthy shows today, while CBS's Star Trek: Discovery is commonly known as the sci-fi show to watch now in 2017.

Vote up the best new sci-fi shows and feel free to add any new science fiction series missing from the list. 

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more

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Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke Dark Matter (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, based on their comic book. Onboard a starship called the Raza, six people awaken in ...more

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1,084 489
Westworld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has ...more

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1,150 532
The Orville is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Jereme Pierce added Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane. Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) is captain of the U.S.S. Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploration starship ...more

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Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, 2017) is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005. Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series, ...more

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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Sally Lake added Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy Altered Carbon (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized ...more

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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Svetlana Pavlovic added Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, ...more

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
leary added Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel ...more

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662 461
Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane Killjoys (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian space adventure drama series created by Michelle Lovretta. In the Quad, a planetary system on the brink of a bloody interplanetary class war, a fun loving ...more

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Agent Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj Marvel's Agent Carter, or simply Agent Carter, is an American television series created for ABC. The series features the Marvel Comics character Peggy Carter, with Hayley Atwell reprising her ...more

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Legion is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, David Haller (Dan Stevens) ...more

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. When Vandal Savage ...more

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more

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The Man in the High Castle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Gavin Brown added Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history television series created by Frank Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. In an alternative ...more

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Travelers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Jon DeSpirito added Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper Travelers (Netflix, 2016) is a science fiction television series created by Brad Wright. Hundreds of years from now, surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time, into ...more

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358 271
12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
leary added Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo 12 Monkeys (SyFy, 2015) is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and loosely based on the 1995 film. In the year 2043, scavenger James Cole (Aaron ...more

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Timeless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Starring Abigail Spencer Matt Lanter Malcolm Barrett Timeless (NBC, 2016) tollows the adventures of an unusual trio—a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), and a soldier (Matt Lanter)—as they attempt to stop Garcia ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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Colony is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson Colony (USA Network, 2016) is an American science-fiction drama television series created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal. In the wake of a mysterious alien invasion, a family fights to stay ...more

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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more

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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detecti... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
sserdaraksu added Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a BBC America comic science fiction detective television series, taking place after the Douglas Adams novel series of the same name.

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Humans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Manpreet Bachu, Emily Berrington, Ruth Bradley Humans (AMC, 2015) is a science fiction television series created by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley. In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - ...more

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The OA is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series, with science fiction, supernatural and fantasy elements. Creator Brit Marling stars as a young woman named Prairie ...more

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Wayward Pines is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones Wayward Pines (Fox, 2015) is an American mystery, science fiction television series developed by Chad Hodge. A Secret Service agent (Matt Dillon) goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two ...more

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Star Wars Rebels is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
starwarssuperfan added Taylor Gray, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall Star Wars Rebels is an American 3D CGI animated television series produced by Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm Animation. Set fourteen years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and five ...more

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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Dane Farscape added Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon Wynonna Earp (Syfy, 2016) is a Canadian-American supernatural Western horror television series created by Emily Andras, based on the comic book series by Beau Smith. With her unique abilities, ...more

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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
LindaBouley added Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Created by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Left Bank ...more

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Salvation is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Santiago Cabrera Salvation (CBS, 2017) is an American suspense drama television series created by Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro. An MIT grad student and a tech superstar bring a low-level Pentagon official a ...more

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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more

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Zoo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie Zoo (CBS, 2015) is an American drama television series based on the 2012 novel by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. A group of varied professionals investigate the mysterious pandemic of ...more

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The Mist is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney The Mist (Spike, 2017) is an American science fiction-horror thriller television series developed by Christian Torpe. Based on Stehphen King's horror novella, the series centers on a small town ...more

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
starwarssuperfan added Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter Star Wars: The Clone Wars is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by George Lucas and produced by Lucasfilm Animation with the division Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, Lucasfilm ...more

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Stitchers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Emma Ishta, Allison Scagliotti, Damon Dayoub

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The Gifted is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale The Gifted (Fox, 2017) is an American superhero TV series based on Marvel Comics's X-Men properties. Two ordinary parents (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker) take their family on the run from the ...more

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Krypton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Ian McElhinney Krypton (SyFy, 2018) is an American television series developed by David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler. Set 200 years before Superman's birth on the planet Krypton, the show centers on Kal-El's ...more

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Cloak & Dagger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth Cloak & Dagger (Freeform, 2018) is an American cable television series created by Joe Pokaski, based on the Marvel Comics characters. Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey ...more

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Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams Black Lightning (The CW, 2018) is an American superhero drama based on the DC comics character of the same name. Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), who retired from his superhero persona Black ...more

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Counterpart is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
J. K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd Counterpart (Starz, 2018) is an American sci-fi thriller television series created by Justin Marks. When lowly UN employee Howard Silk (J. K. Simmons) discovers his agency is guarding a gateway ...more

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Hard Sun is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Agyness Deyn, Jim Sturgess Hard Sun (Hulu, 2018) is a pre-apocalyptic British television drama series created by Neil Cross. While investigating a death of a hacker in London, two police officers stumble upon proof that ...more

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Time After Time is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Freddie Stroma, Josh Bowman, Genesis Rodriguez Time After Time (ABC, 2017) is an American period drama science fiction television series by Kevin Williamson, based on the 1979 Karl Alexander novel of the same name. British author H. G. Wells ...more

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Dimension 404 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Robert Buckley, Lea Michele, Matt Jones Dimension 404 (Hulu, 2017) is an American science fiction black comedy drama anthology series created by Dez Dolly and Will Campos. From outrageous horror comedy to mind-bending action ...more