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 exciting and binge-worthy 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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1,356 667
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

3
1,523 554
The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 3 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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1,516 721
The Orville is listed (or ranked) 4 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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1,603 681
Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 5 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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1,548 825
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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936 447
Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 7 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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770 608
Agent Carter is listed (or ranked) 8 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

9
844 280
Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
914 557
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
503 304
Travelers is listed (or ranked) 11 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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782 608
Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 12 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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681 532
Legion is listed (or ranked) 13 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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664 657
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

15
443 268
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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571 548
Timeless is listed (or ranked) 16 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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644 587
Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 17 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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546 460
Colony is listed (or ranked) 18 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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631 668
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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383 473
The OA is listed (or ranked) 20 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

21
448 453
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detecti... is listed (or ranked) 21 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 (BBC America, Netflix, 2016) is British/American comic science fiction detective television series, taking place after the Douglas Adams novel series of ...more

22
207 169
Outlander is listed (or ranked) 22 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

23
552 600
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

24
454 392
12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 24 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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421 460
Humans is listed (or ranked) 25 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