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

Updated February 19, 2021 13.1k votes 6.1k voters 91.0k views44 items

List RulesOnly shows that premiered Season 1 after January 1, 2017.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we’re ranking the best sci-fi TV shows since 2017. 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 Altered CarbonLegion, The Orville, and The Mandalorian. 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.

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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  • Altered Carbon1
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    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Premiered2018

    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis,...  more
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  • The Orville2
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    The Orville

    Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki

    Premiered2017

    The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane....  more
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  • Star Trek: Discovery3
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    Star Trek: Discovery

    Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones

    Premiered2017

    Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, 2017) is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek:...  more
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  • The Mandalorian4
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    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano

    Premiered2019

    The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the...  more
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  • Legion5
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    Legion

    Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller

    Premiered2017

    Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the...  more
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  • Lost in Space6
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    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Premiered2018

    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by...  more
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  • Counterpart7
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    Counterpart

    J. K. Simmons, Olivia Williams

    Premiered2018

    Counterpart is an American sci-fi thriller television series created by Justin Marks. When...  more
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  • The Gifted8
    142
    157

    The Gifted

    Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker

    Premiered2017

    The Gifted (Fox, 2017) is an American superhero TV series based on Marvel Comics's X-Men...  more
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  • Star Trek: Picard9
    74
    32

    Star Trek: Picard

    Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera

    Premiered2020

    Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American television series featuring the Star...  more
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  • Upload10
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    Upload

    Robbie Amell, Andy Allo

    Premiered2020

    Upload (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American science fiction comedy satire television series...  more
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  • Krypton11
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    Krypton

    Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell

    Premiered2017

    Krypton (SyFy, 2018) is an American television series developed by David S. Goyer and Damian...  more
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  • Resident Alien12
    8
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    Resident Alien

    Alan Tudyk, Elizabeth Bowen

    Premiered2021

    Resident Alien (Syfy, 2021) is an American comedy drama television series adapted by Chris...  more
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  • Away13
    10
    5

    Away

    Hillary Swank, Josh Charles

    Premiered2020

    Away (Netflix, 2020) is an American sci-fi television series created by Jessica Goldberg and...  more
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  • Raised by Wolves14
    8
    10

    Raised by Wolves

    Travis Fimmel, Amanda Collin

    Premiered2020

    Raised by Wolves (HBO Max, 2020) is an American science fiction drama television series...  more
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  • Star Trek: Lower Decks15
    8
    11

    Star Trek: Lower Decks

    Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid

    Premiered2020

    Star Trek: Lower Decks (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American adult animated web television...  more
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  • Into The Night16
    10
    14

    Into The Night

    Jan Bijvoet, Mehmet Kurtulus

    Premiered2020

    Into The Night (Netflix, 2020) is a Belgian sci-fi drama thriller television series written...  more
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  • Biohackers17
    4
    8

    Biohackers

    Luna Wedler, Susanne Jokiel

    Premiered2020

    Biohackers (Netflix, 2020) is a German drama sci-fi thriller television series created by...  more
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  • Another Life18
    21
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    Another Life

    Katee Sackhoff, Selma Blair

    Premiered2019

    Another Life (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Aaron Martin....  more
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  • Avenue 519
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    Avenue 5

    Hugh Laurie, Suzy Nakamura

    Premiered2020

    Avenue 5 (HBO, 2020) is an American science fiction comedy television series created by...  more
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  • Wu Assassins20
    14
    27

    Wu Assassins

    Iko Uwais, Katheryn Winnick

    Premiered2019

    Wu Assassins (Netflix, 2019) is an American action television series. A young chef (Iko Uwais)...  more
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  • Tales from the Loop21
    8
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    Tales from the Loop

    Rebecca Hall, Duncan Joiner

    Premiered2020

    Tales from the Loop (Amazon, 2020) is a sci-fi drama television series created by Nathaniel...  more
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  • Cloak & Dagger22
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    Cloak & Dagger

    Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph

    Premiered2018

    Cloak & Dagger (Freeform, 2018) is an American cable television series created by Joe Pokaski,...  more
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  • Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones23
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    Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones

    Frazer Hines, Anneke Wills

    Premiered2020

    Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones (BBC, 2020) is a British animated science fiction television...  more
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  • Salvation24
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    Salvation

    Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers

    Premiered2017

    Salvation (CBS, 2017) is an American suspense drama television series created by Liz Kruger,...  more
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  • The Mist25
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    The Mist

    Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland

    Premiered2017

    The Mist (Spike, 2017) is an American science fiction-horror thriller television series...  more
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