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The Best Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2018

Updated December 22, 2018 3.5k votes 1.1k voters 76.6k views13 items

List RulesOnly shows that premiered in 2018.

The best sci-fi shows of 2018 were certainly not disappointing. Whether you're a fan of dystopian settings or outer space, essentially any sci-fi series released in '18 will satisfy your wants and needs. But what is it about these great sci-fi series that are so captivating? Could it be that these plots and ideas aren't so far-fetched like that of fantasy shows? And maybe one day we actually will need to fight aliens in space? Whatever it is, these shows are often instant hits. 

While it may only be a year's worth of new sci-fi shows, this list of 2018 series features some shows you seriously don't want to miss. If you're having trouble getting started, be sure to check popular shows like Lost in Space, Krypton, and Altered Carbon - just to name a few. 

Vote up your favorite 2018 sci-fi shows from the list below, and vote down those you didn't care for. You can also add any new ones that may have not made the list. When you're done, check out what sci-fi shows premiered in 2019.

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    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry
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    J. K. Simmons, Olivia Williams
    Counterpart is an American sci-fi thriller television series created by Justin Marks. When...  more

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

    Iben Hjejle, Alba August
    The Rain (Netflix, 2018) is a Danish web series created by Mosholt Esben, Toft Jacobsen, and...  more

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    Lost In Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker
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    The First

    Sean Penn, Natascha McElhone
    The First (Hulu, 2018) is an American-British drama web television series created by Beau...  more
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    The Innocents

    Sorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott
    The Innocents (Netflix, 2018) is a British supernatural television series created by Hania...  more
  • 9

    Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

    Timothy Spall, Anthony Boyle
    Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (Amazon Video, 2018) is a British-American science fiction...  more
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    Black Lightning

    Cress Williams, China Anne McClain
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    B: The Beginning

    Hiroaki Hirata, Yūki Kaji
    B: the Beginning (Netflix, 2018) is an anime series directed by Kazuto Nakazawa and Yoshiki...  more
  • 12

    Stargate Origins

    Ellie Gall, Connor Trinneer
    Stargate Origins (Stargate Command, 2018) is an American science fiction adventure web series...  more
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    Hard Sun

    Agyness Deyn, Jim Sturgess
    Hard Sun (Hulu, 2018) is a pre-apocalyptic British television drama series created by Neil...  more