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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 Carbon1
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    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Action

    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis,...  more
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    Counterpart

    J. K. Simmons, Olivia Williams

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Thriller, Drama

    Counterpart is an American sci-fi thriller television series created by Justin Marks. When...  more
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  • The Orville3
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    The Orville

    Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama, Science fiction

    The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane....  more
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  • Krypton4
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    Krypton

    Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Drama, Action, Sci-fi

    Krypton (SyFy, 2018) is an American television series developed by David S. Goyer and Damian...  more
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  • The Rain5
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    The Rain

    Iben Hjejle, Alba August

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Thriller

    The Rain (Netflix, 2018) is a Danish web series created by Mosholt Esben, Toft Jacobsen, and...  more
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  • Lost In Space6
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    Lost In Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Adventure

    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by...  more
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  • The First7
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    The First

    Sean Penn, Natascha McElhone

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Sci-fi

    The First (Hulu, 2018) is an American-British drama web television series created by Beau...  more
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  • The Innocents8
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    The Innocents

    Sorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Romance, Supernatural drama

    The Innocents (Netflix, 2018) is a British supernatural television series created by Hania...  more
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  • Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams9
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    Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

    Timothy Spall, Anthony Boyle

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Thriller, Drama, Anthology

    Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (Amazon Video, 2018) is a British-American science fiction...  more
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  • Black Lightning10
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    Black Lightning

    Cress Williams, China Anne McClain

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    Black Lightning (The CW, 2018) is an American superhero drama based on the DC comics character...  more
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  • B: The Beginning11
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    B: The Beginning

    Hiroaki Hirata, Yūki Kaji

    Genres (Tv)Anime

    B: the Beginning (Netflix, 2018) is an anime series directed by Kazuto Nakazawa and Yoshiki...  more
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  • Stargate Origins12
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    Stargate Origins

    Ellie Gall, Connor Trinneer

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Adventure

    Stargate Origins (Stargate Command, 2018) is an American science fiction adventure web series...  more
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  • Hard Sun13
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    Hard Sun

    Agyness Deyn, Jim Sturgess

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Crime, Drama

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