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

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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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1,186 547
Westworld is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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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Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 5 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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The Orville is listed (or ranked) 6 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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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 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 and downloaded ...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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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 a fun loving trio of bounty hunters attempt to remain impartial as ...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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The Man in the High Castle is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 14 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. Intending to stop ...more

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Travelers is listed (or ranked) 15 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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564 512
Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Timeless is listed (or ranked) 17 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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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Colony is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Humans is listed (or ranked) 21 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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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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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 24 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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The OA is listed (or ranked) 25 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